Advice For Students Seeking Apartments In Hattiesburg
For University of Southern Mississippi students, dormitory life might sound as fun as midterm exams. If you live in the dorm and are seeking off campus living arrangements or a first time student hoping to skip life on campus all together, this guide is for you. We’ll take a closer look at some of resources that are available to help you find an apartment.
Hattiesburg has over 100 apartment complexes that cater to many different needs. Some have tennis courts, swimming pools, walking tracks, or other amenities like washer and dryers or balconies. Apartments usually start around $500 a month, but if you check into some of the older apartment complexes you can probably find a better deal. With all the development in the Hub City in recent years, some of the “older” apartments in town aren’t really that old-they just may not have all the bells and whistles some of the newer complexes offer.
There are several apartment complexes located in the vicinity of USM-easily accessible to campus either by walking or biking. A good thing about most apartments near campus is that they have been there for a while so rent is usually cheaper, plus you still have one of the advantages of on campus housing and that’s being close to campus for all the activities.
The complex is quite huge with tall, sky scraper apartments that anyone would want to live in and this has become a dream house for one and all, right from the lower class to the richest elite of the city. Hattiesburg, as a city, is the biggest in the entire state of Mississippi and if the rent is affordable then there can be no question that people will flock to it as they consider it a huge compliment to have one of their own some day and only Parc Central Residences that can match up to it in structure and rates.
University Edge is one apartment complex that is designed with the college student in mind. Usually college towns have at least one complex that is geared toward students. These apartments come in either 2 or 4 bedrooms and are laid out almost like a suite-where each bedroom has its own bath while sharing common areas that include the kitchen and living room. Pool tables, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a fitness center make up just a few of the amenities offered to residents.
Let’s take a look at a few good sources for finding apartments in Hattiesburg. The first is the Hattiesburg Apartment Directory. This little guidebook is found at most convenient stores throughout town. If you are out of town, visit them on the web (http://www.hattiesburgapartmentdirectory.com/), and you can request one. The guide will show many of the apartment complexes with the amenities and some will even have the latest pricing of their apartments. If no pricing information is given, there will be listed a contact number of the apartments. Current apartment vacancies are also listed on the Apartment directory website.
You can always keep an eye on the classified ads in the local newspaper– the Hattiesburg American. ( hattiesburgamerican.com). You can either find an apartment or roommate by perusing the classifieds. There is also this little gem called The Impact (www.goimpactgo.net), which is advertising paper featuring predominately classified advertisements. Look through the section Apartments for Rent to see what is available.
Hattiesburg.Mississippi.com is another good spot to find vacant apartments and other information about the Hub City and surrounding area.