Buying Investment Property 7 Things That Make College Towns Attractive for Renters by ABODO Apartments December 17, 2018February 11, 2019 by ABODO Apartments December 17, 2018February 11, 2019 You may have loved that small college town like Champaign, Illinois or Eugene, Oregon where the rent was super affordable when you went to school. And now you are thinking of moving to another university city. You are looking forward to the experience, so get ready to enjoy the following seven college town attributes: Reasonable Rents While renting an apartment in the center of the college district can be pricey since developers try to stuff as many students in a property as possible—and at relatively high rents—if you move to an area a little further from the main campus, you can find quite reasonable monthly rents. Arts College towns are alive with movie festivals, art fairs, great concerts, poetry readings, high quality dance troupes, and of course excellent college marching bands. If you are into the arts, a town with a college atmosphere is the place to be. The bigger the university, the higher quality you will see as those with quality masters and doctoral fine arts programs attract a number of exciting artists. Eco-friendly Students are notoriously eco-friendly, and their universities understand and cater to environmental causes. If you are worried about your carbon footprint, your college town will undoubtedly have many recycling centers. Some even ban plastic grocery bags, thereby forcing inhabitants to bring their own and conserve. You won’t find leafless bushes decorated with old plastic grocery bags in a college town that has banned their use. Food If ramen is your thing, or if you like Tex-Mex-Asian fusion, a college environment is your ticket to trendy eating. There will also be a fine amount of great burger and taco joints, and these places will really love your business when the students go home for winter break or summer. Prices are set to fit a student’s budget, so you can eat out often for cheap. Sports Move to a Big 10 or Big 12 college campus town, and you’ll find big time sports. From football to volleyball and much more, you’ll have top quality college athletics just a few minutes from your door. However antiquated it may seem, some schools still do homecoming weekends and senior nights, and these festive days can certainly bring back the memories. Transportation Good and bad here. There may be tight parking around campus areas, but there should also be some great public transportation that you can take advantage of. And of course lots of ride-share possibilities. Gigs Many students work part-time to afford beer money and other things, of course, and college towns will provide ample opportunities for gig economy jobs like food delivery services and ride-sharing opportunities. The local university is usually also a major community employer, so you can maybe find work there. Related: College Towns: The Best Places to Buy a Rental Property College towns offer an exciting lifestyle featuring reasonable rents, lots of visual and conceptual art, major sporting events, and great independently owned restaurants. If you’re searching for your first home buying experience, then pick one in a warm-weather climate and you can have a great time no matter if you have just recently graduated or whether you are newly retired. And if you went to school in a great place, definitely consider that location as an option. This article has been contributed by our friends at ABODO Apartments. Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL College TownsGuest BlogsLocationTenants 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin ABODO Apartments Sam is an author at ABODO Apartments, an online apartment marketplace that makes apartment hunting easier for people all across the country. ABODO's research has been featured nationally in HuffPo, Mashable, and Forbes. For more information, please follow along on Twitter at @ABODOapts and visit ABODO.com. Previous Post 5 Things You Can Learn From a Vacation Rental Income Calculator Next Post 2019 Grand Rapids Housing Market: 3 Reasons to Invest Here Related Posts What to Consider Before Buying a Flipped House to Rent Out Abandoned Houses: Should You Invest in One? How? How to Find a Fourplex for Sale What Investment Property Mortgage Rates Can You Expect In The US Real Estate Market in 2018? 4 Reasons to Invest in Portland Real Estate Before the End of 2018 How Much Do You Need to Buy a Rental Property? 4 Things to Consider Before Investing in Property Why You Should Go for Professional Property Management for Your Investment Property Buying a Foreclosed Home for Investment: 7 Tips You Need to Succeed Where Can You Find the Best Financing for Flipping Houses? Is Buying a Cabin for Investment a Good Idea? The Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Buying Condos for Sale Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.