The Benefits of Renting for the College Crowd

Off Campus Student Apartments

Designing Spaces

Student housing is in demand as many college students are opting to live in an apartment rather than a dorm room. One of the first reasons students have for moving off campus is to save money. Depending on the school and surrounding area, sharing rent with several roommates, and doing your own cooking, can cost less than room and board in a residence hall. Doug Culkin from the National Apartment Association serves as our guide as Designing Spaces visits College Park, Maryland to see examples of student apartments off-campus. Some of the student housing product out there today is amazing—true luxury living—and it’s easy to see why that would appeal to a college student. Amenities include everything from state-of-the-art fitness centers to yoga studios, rooftop terraces, theater rooms, fire pits and grills, and resort-style pools. All offer state-of-the-art technology. The National Apartment Association is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing.

Student’s Home Away From Home

Many college students are moving on up by renting an Off-Campus Student apartment

It’s a big decision for students and their parents – live on-campus or off?

Today’s savvy students want to keep money in their wallets. Sharing rent with several roommates and doing their own cooking can cost less than room and board in a residence hall depending on the school….and the amenities in an off-campus apartment complex are better than what students get on campus!

It’s easy to see why some of the student housing out there today is appealing to a college students. Amenities include:

  • State-of-the-art-fitness centers
  • Yoga studios
  • Rooftop terraces
  • Theater rooms
  • Fire pits
  • Resort style pools

Properties like The Varsity in College Park, MD cater to today’s students and look more like a luxury resort that an apartment complex … besides having everything the 21st Century student is looking for in his or her home away from home:

–              Beautiful flooring

–              Energy efficient appliances

–              Climbing walls

–              Floor to ceiling windows

–              Granite Countertops

–              Walking distance to campus

Millennials will look for same style of luxury they had with student housing after they graduate and will want to be close to town, work, transportation and entertainment.

And the National Apartment Association is making sure that not only students and young professionals, but also married couples without children, have a diverse set options that make renting an apartment home the right choice for their desired lifestyle.

Founded in 1939, the National Apartment Association is a leading advocate for quality rental housing.

To learn more about off-campus renting, watch the segment that aired on Designing Spaces in February on Lifetime TV with Doug Culkin, President and CEO of the National Apartment Association.


Designing Spaces® Talks Benefits of Renting for the College Crowd with National Apartment Association


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The miniseries with National Apartment Association continues with a visit to College Park, MD to see examples of off-campus student apartments on February 6 on Lifetime

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR LOG – February 5, 2015) Choosing to live on-campus or off is one of the biggest decisions college students and their parents have. Award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces will feature National Apartment Association on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime to discuss options for students. This show will re-air on February 26, (ET/PT) 2015 on Lifetime.

In this third segment in a 4-part miniseries, Doug Culkin, President and CEO of the National Apartment Association, returns to the show to talk about what millennials are looking for in student housing, and trends and options in student housing today, citing that many universities no longer have enough on-campus housing to accommodate all of their students.

Culkin, on location at a property in College Park, Maryland that has everything for the 21st Century student, will point out the many amenities the property offers, including state-of-the-art technology and a resort-like lifestyle.

As a federation of more than 170 state and local affiliates, NAA is composed of 63,000 members representing 6.8 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada.

About Designing Spaces® on Lifetime
Entering its 11th year, Designing Spaces continues to be one of America’s favorite home improvement shows. The show inspires viewers on decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects and step-by-step home improvements to help make every space count and provide solutions to help you enjoy the space you live, work and play in. Designing Spaces Family of Spaces includes Think Green Spaces, Kids Spaces and its widely popular Spaces of Hope which prides itself on assisting people and places in dire need of a makeover including children’s shelters, animal shelters, military families and more. Designing Spaces airs Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.
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