Finding Affordable Housing: Off-Campus Housing Tour Helps Students Find Alternative Options

Due to limited housing available on-campus, upperclassmen who are considered students with 60 credits or more must move off-campus.

Lynn helps upperclassmen students transition to off-campus housing with virtual housing fairs for students. The previous housing fair had managers from three apartment complexes; University Park, Yard Apartments and Citation Club.

Citation Club, located at 4801 S Citation Dr. in Delray Beach, has recently renovated its apartments. However, with renovations comes more expenses. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,700, and prices vary per month.

“A one-bedroom apartment is really big,” said Citation Club leasing manager. “You [can] fit a king-size in this room. There is also a walk-in closet and double access to the bathroom.”

At The Yard Apartments and University Park, students can find more budget-friendly living spaces.

The Yard Apartments are a new edition to students off-campus housing located on 275 NW 20th St. in Boca Raton. Pricing starts at $850 for a shared bedroom and $1,350 for a single room.

“We opened up this past August, all of the furniture is brand new,” said Julia Cournoyer, manager of The Yard Apartments.

Another housing option for Lynn students is University Park, located at 135 NW 20 St. in Boca Raton. The units come fully furnished with all the costs included except electricity and rental insurance. Rates for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom is about $1,399, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom is $1,359, and a four-bedroom, four-bathroom is $1,039.

“Our amenities include a free shuttle to and from campus, 24-hour study rooms, 24/7 gym, resort-style pool and much more,” said the University Park manager.

Searching for off-campus housing can be difficult, but attending Lynn’s virtual housing tours and doing extensive research makes it all easier for students to find their new home for next year. The next and last virtual housing fair is on March 31 at 11 a.m.

Those that attend a virtual tour on their own should be ready to ask essential questions, including:

• What is the cost of rent, deposits and utilities?

• Is there a washer/dryer in the unit?
• Where can an occupant park their car? • What is the environment at this apartment complex?
• How many months are the leasing terms?

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