It can be a challenge to find student apartment rentals in Ithaca, but PJ Apartments has you covered! If you're ready to step out on your own, we can help you find the perfect student housing close to Cornell.
Living off campus can not only give you a wonderful sense of freedom, peace and quiet, but can save you (and your parents) a significant amount of money. The general cost of living on campus is over 12,000 a year now, and that ends up going on your loan debt.
Student Apartment Rentals in Ithaca
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Here are some tips about renting student off campus housing from USA Today "25 Tips For Living in Your First Off-Campus Aprtment"
1. Don’t base your opinion of the apartment complex off of the model they show you during your tour. Talk to people who have lived there before you and get their opinions before you sign the lease.
2. Make sure you know at least one of your roommates.
3. Grocery shop in bulk. Buy a bunch of meats, separate them and freeze them so you’ll have dinner ideas prepared.
4. Write down and photograph everything wrong with the apartment as soon as you move in. That way, you won’t be charged for property damage when it’s time for you to leave.
5. Get to know your neighbors.
6. Make a Google doc with your roommates to document who’s bringing what so you don’t all show up on move-in day with duplicate items.
7. Your parents will probably get you a bunch of cleaning supplies for your apartment — use them.
8. Remember what grocery items you bought. And if something of yours goes missing, don’t be afraid to nicely confront your roommates about it.
9. Use the maintenance request forms whenever needed. Don’t be afraid that you’ll bother your complex management. Paying $600 a month for rent means 600 reasons everything in your apartment should be perfect.
10. Don’t forget to pay your rent — those late fees can be a killer.
11. Call your apartment complex prior to move-in and ask if there’s anything that doesn’t come with the apartment that you might need to purchase individually, such as a shower rod, router, nightstand, etc.
12. Buy a mattress pad.
13. Utilize your kitchen.
14. If you throw a house-warming party or kickback at your place, be prepared to clean up the leftover mess.
16. Off-campus living means no RA’s checking in on you every few days. Be sure to use your freedom wisely.
17. Always make sure you have food at your place.
18. Lock your bedroom door before leaving your apartment.
19. Don’t share your WiFi password with too many people.
20. Doing laundry becomes a blessing when you don’t have to worry about collecting quarters to use a machine.
21. Don’t forget to change your local address to your new residency. I sometimes still get mail from the girl who lived in this apartment before me.
22. Utilize whatever facilities your complex has to offer — pool, gym, tanning beds.
23. Make sure your apartment comes furnished.
24. Keeping a mini-fridge in your room isn’t such a bad investment.
25. If you plan on inviting more than three guests over, tell your roommates.
PJ Apartments in Ithaca
We know this is an exciting time for you. Stepping out on your own away from the tight rules and space of dorm living is huge. We want to make sure your stay here with us is comfortable and that you will love our apartments as much as we do.
Call PJ Apartments in Ithaca today to learn more about the apartment or house you need and availability. We look forward to meeting you and showing you your very first home away from home.