Apartments Near University of Georgia


UGA off-Campus Housing

Are you looking for University of Georgia off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else Athens, GA has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near UGA and find the perfect pad for your next year of studies. Filter by the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, unit type & more. All listings are verified and a short distance from campus.

Finding apartments at University of Georgia has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we are fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you have found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our University of Georgia University apartment hunting guide below.

Athens Apartments and Houses For Rent

When To Search

University of Georgia students looking for the best off-campus housing in Athens should start their search before the second semester begins. The earlier you look the more options you’ll have! The number of housing searches starts to rise in November and early December - especially if you’re looking for a house near the UGA campus. If you want the best place, make sure to try and have your housing situation sorted before the holidays. After winter break, housing searches become way more competitive, as the best houses are all rented up.

Rent in Athens, GA

Overall, rent prices in Athens are fairly affordable. As expected, choosing to live alone is going to be the most expensive option. To save some money you can find UGA off-campus housing with a few roommates. The more people you have living together, the more you’ll save monthly!

Here’s a breakdown of Athens apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$548 $658 $493 $451 $446
Athens is home to a variety of popular shopping destinations. The Georgia Square Mall is only a short bus ride away, and contains a variety of department and retail stores. If you are looking for something a bit more unique, downtown Athens has an abundance of local boutiques and specialty shops. You might also want to stop by the Farmer's market on a Saturday morning for some local food and crafts.


Just a walk away from the University of Georgia campus is Downtown Athens! With over 100 bars, restaurants, and venues Downtown Athens is the place to be at any given time. Whether you’re grabbing a midweek lunch or dancing your Saturday night away, you can also find the perfect place to go. Here’s a list of top picks to check out!

Best Restaurants:


Mama’s Boy

Last Resort Grill

The National

Cali N Tito’s

Home. Made


Best Bars:


Trappeze Pub

Allgood Lounge

Normal Bar

Blue Sky Bar

High-Lo Lounge


Sports, fitness, and outdoor recreation are a big part of the campus culture at the University of Georgia. All UGA Students have access to and should take time to check out and become a member at the Ramsey Student Center. This massive facility provides students with a fitness center, multiple sports courts like racquetball and volleyball, swimming pool, climbing wall, 25,000 sq of weight-training space, and even the Oconee Park that includes an outdoor challenge course and access to Lake Herrick Beach.

At the State Botanical Gardens, students can spend the day, for free, walking the many  indoor and outdoor paths through the different gardens and sculpture exhibits. To take a break from classes and relax, the Sandy Creek Nature Center and Park is a great place to hike or bike several trails, take a stroll down the boardwalk, or canoe down the river!

College Life in Athens, GA

Things to do

For University of Georgia students,  attending sports games are one of the top, if not the top, things to do on campus! Grab your black and red gear, tailgate, and help cheer on the Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium, Stegeman Coliseum or Spec Towns Track. On campus, students really like getting involved in the never-ending activities and clubs to join. Whether that be catching a movie, having a picnic on the north campus lawn or joining one of the hundreds of clubs, there’s always something for students to get in on!  

Since UGA borders Downtown Athens, students often head there to hang out with each other and shop, eat, drink, or just stroll the streets. Athens has a lot to offer students and there are tons of things to explore off-campus. For nature lovers, the State Botanical Gardens and the Sandy Creek Nature Center are two great places to visit. Students can spend a day at the Bear Hollow Zoo or visiting the Georgia Museum of Arts. Since the statue was moved, make sure you take the small outside of Athens to snap a pic with the Iron Horse too!

Highlights include:

  • Cheer on the “Bulldawgs” at the Stanford Stadium
  • Visit the State Botanical Gardens
  • Spend a day at the Bear Hollow Zoo
  • See the Iron Horse
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