Top 5 Houses for Rent in Ann Arbor Near the University of Michigan

Each year, thousands of students searching for Umich off-campus housing use CollegePads.com to find their perfect Ann Arbor rental. A majority of off-campus leases are signed during the Fall semester, almost a year in advance of the date that you would be moving in. If you’re looking to land one of the houses for rent in Ann Arbor, you’re going to want to have your search well underway in September and have a lease signed no later than November. Students still continue to sign throughout the spring semester, though options are severely limited by that point. 


These properties were the five most contacted houses for rent in Ann Arbor by Michigan students during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.

1. 727 Oakland Ave

Not your typical off-campus rental, this gorgeous, partially furnished house can fit you and up to ten friends! Students can rent out the lower and upper halves separately or opt for the entire house. Recent renovations include super sick amenities like iDocks and speakers throughout, plasma TVs, in-unit laundry, and ample parking!

2. 1619 S University Ave

Grab the gang and settle into this stunning nine-bedroom house, just a stone’s throw away from the Umich campus! This house comes fully furnished (so forget having to buy a bunch of new furniture), and can also be separated into a three and six-bedroom unit if you choose. Enjoy the wrap around porch, updated kitchen and bath, new windows, and free off-street parking!

3. 1317 Forest Ct

This cozy, charming six-bedroom house is centrally located near downtown Ann Arbor and campus while being set back in a perfect little neighborhood setting—it doesn’t get much better than this! With three floors of living space, central air conditioning, off-street parking, hardwood floors, and more, it’s no wonder this house is so sought after!

4. 825 E University Ave

This vibrant beauty is so large that it has three separate units, offering Umich students a range of options from three, five, and six-bedroom floor plans! Just a few years back, this property went under some serious wall to wall remodeling, leaving students with a sweet pad that includes updated appliances, new flooring and lighting, and in-unit laundry. This property is also walking distance to the Business School.

5. 708 Arch St

This popular rental is located right between bustling Packard and State, putting students close to campus and all the fun around town! This six-bed, three-bath house has a nice enclosed porch to hang out on with friends, tons of off-street parking, a washer and dryer, and two refrigerators for all your frozen pizza needs. Be sure to check out this highly desired spot and see for yourself!

Chips and salsa aficionado, Ali Bartmer joined the Rent College Pads team in the fall of 2016 as the Operations Assistant and has since become a Content crafter. Cat mom of one, Ali prides herself in being a Bloody Mary connoisseur and with her Masters from Hogwarts there’s nothing Ali can’t do.

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