Many parents are reluctant to allow their students attending the University of Georgia to live off-campus. They may have some views about off campus living that cause concerns like security, convenience, costs and comfort. Parents should understand off campus living is changing in Athens and across the country. There are quality, even luxurious, options available that can provide an exceptional college atmosphere that promotes productivity and excellence in higher education. Here are six tips for living off campus in Athens, Georgia.
The First of our Tips for Living Off Campus: Look for Onsite Management
On-site management can serve as a surrogate pair of eyes. An off campus community that has on-site management is concerned not only about the property they manage, but in making sure residents are attended to and any issues, including rowdy behavior, are addressed. No, on-site management doesn’t replace your guidance, but it is an excellent vehicle for the “transfer of power” your student needs through his or her college years.
Select Off Campus Housing That is Close to the University of Georgia
Part of the college experience is the gradual growth from being a teen living at home to an independent adult. That separation can best be taken in steps. Going to college is a step, living on campus is a step, and living off campus is another step. The next of our tips for living off campus is staying close to school. It allows progress, but doesn’t add to the cost of travel and maximizes use of time.
Seek an Environment with Activities and Amenities
Modern college off living options include amenities like fitness-centers, pools, and group study areas. The more your student has to do at his or her doorstep, the less he or she will stray into other less productive arenas.
Choose Comfortable Space
With the high cost of a college education today, it makes little sense to select off campus living that is uncomfortable or inconvenient for your student. Percentage-wise, housing cost is a small part of the college experience. Selecting comfortable living space while they are learning not only improves the college experience, but sets expectations for how they want to live the rest of their lives.
Select a Community That is Designed for Students
A random house or apartment can be a bad option in order to have a quality college experience while attending college in Athens, GA. This is especially true when there is a brand new off campus living option in a community like The Mark in Downtown Athens which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017.
Reserve Your Space Today
Now is the time to learn more about, and reserve your space at The Mark, a luxury, off campus housing community, created specifically for students attending the University of Georgia in Athens. Our list of tips for living off campus in Athens, GA wouldn’t be complete without a suggestion to check out The Mark.