University of Vermont Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search
Don't be lazy if you're looking to live somewhere you'll enjoy in Burlington. Students at the University of Vermont often begin their off-campus housing search almost immediately after the beginning of the fall semester. Many students are contacting landlords in the months of September and October, nearly a full year before they're looking to move in. The amount of students searching vs. the number of options there are close to campus can make it competitive. If you're hoping to find a place as close to campus as possible, you'll want to get started in September. If you don't mind a longer commute, it won't hurt to wait until after Winter Break, as there is a secondary surge of students contacting landlords as the year trickles into Spring.
Rent In Burlington
The average rent in Burlington is considered by students to be pretty high, especially if you're hoping to live downtown. However, the social appeal and independence you get from living off campus can be well worth it.
You should be able to find 3+ bedroom houses or apartments for under $700 per person. However, if your budget is tight, keep in mind that living with roommates or choosing a place a bit further off campus can shave a considerable amount off of your monthly rent.
Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom
Life in Burlington, VT Where to Have Fun
Things To Do
There isn't a shortage of things to do or places to visit in order to make the most out of your UVM experience. The university and surrounding areas offer a variety of local attractions, annual events and campus clubs that are sure to peak your interest.
- The Church Street Marketplace
- Waterfront Park
- The UVM Bored Team
Sometimes you find yourself down to a jar of peanut butter and some crackers, with no cooking skills in sight. Other times you leave your exam room with your tail between your legs, craving a celebratory (?) margarita. Luckily for you there are a variety of quality places to eat and drink off campus. Many students flock to Church Street, an area of Downtown Burlington full of shops, bars and restaurants that prove to be popular with the college crowd. Below is a list of some favorite spots to indulge:
- Ruben James
- American Flatbread
- Penny Cluse Cafe
- Manhattan Pizza & Pub
- The Other Place
Lovers of winter sports, rejoice! The University of Vermont makes ESPN's list of the 'Best colleges for skiers'. With a number of mountains and ski resorts located within miles of campus, hitting the slopes on any given weekend is a common pastime
Similarly, the UVM's Outdoors Program is a great resource for those who enjoy the outdoors. Students can go on wilderness trips, participate in ropes courses and enrich their UVM experience through adventure-based learning.