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ApartmentsForAthens was built to be your personal University of Georgia apartment finder. Go beyond a standard list of Athens apartments and explore in depth, up-to-date listings that let you get comfortable with your options for apartments near UGA before you ever leave your home. Our unique technology is constantly being improved by our team to empower Athens renters to find an apartment that aligns with their student lifestyle and budget. Whether you’re an Athens native or a UGA newbie, we are here to help from move in to move out of your apartment journey. Get to know what the University of Georgia campus has to offer, discover which areas are your favorite, and check out the latest deals on Athens apartments. Take advantage of Athens' most advanced custom online apartment search tool and you’ll be kicking off your shoes in an apartment you love in no time!

UGA Rentals From Start to Finish

From dreaming about your new apartment near UGA to move in day, there are a lot of steps in your apartment hunt. At ApartmentsforAthens, we make it simple to secure an apartment for your next phase in life. Search through the most up-to-date photos, descriptions, and pricing of University of Georgia apartments on the web. Figure out what you’re looking for and filter your options by (almost) anything you can think of. Take a minute and search through our FAQ section to get your Athens questions answered. When you’re ready, choose the communities you’re interested in and click Get More Information or Check Availability on your desired floor plan right from our listings. Tap the Schedule a Tour button when you’re ready to see your new apartment in person and before you know it move in day will be here!

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best area in Athens, GA for UGA students to live?

The best area of Athens for UGA students is up to your personal lifestyle preferences, however, college students typically like to live closer to campus in a UGA apartment in the Downtown area with plenty of entertainment and dining options or in the Five Points area at the intersection of Milledge Avenue and Lumpkin Street right near Sorority Row and UGA campus.

When should I start looking for an Athens apartment?

When to start looking for an apartment in Athens, GA can depend on why you're settling in the area. If you're a college student at the University of Georgia starting in the Fall, be sure to start your UGA off-campus housing search as soon as possible. A good rule of thumb is to start your apartment search at least one season ahead of time. So, if you're starting in the fall you should be on the apartment hunt at the start of summer. No matter what your reason for living in Athens, always start earlier so that you can secure an apartment you love!

What is the typical rent for an apartment in Athens?

What you pay in rent for your Athens, GA apartment will vary based on factors like the location, floor plan, and amenities. If you're looking to live close to the University of Georgia campus in a luxury one bedroom apartment, then you'll likely be paying over $1,000. If you're looking for a cheaper apartment to share with your buddies and you're not too concerned about upgraded features, you can expect your share to be around $500-800, depending on the location and amenities.

Is Athens, GA a good place to go to college?

Athens, GA, home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs, is considered by many to be a great college town. If you're looking for a diehard fanbase, a great state school, and a lively nightlife, UGA could be your school. Students who live in an apartment near UGA benefit from charming Georgia weather, great athletic programs to cheer on, and 30,000 students to mingle and have fun with. Southern Living Magazine has consistently ranked UGA as one of the top college towns in the nation.

As a college student, how can I rent an apartment in Athens, GA?

As a University of Georgia student, Athens, GA has dedicated off-campus apartments designed with you in mind. To rent an apartment in Athens as a college student, you'll need to fill out an application and usually pay an admin fee from the apartment complex. This will ask for personal information, employment status, and income. Many college apartments require you have a co-signer or guarantor. This can help you meet rental requirements like having an income that is three times the monthly rent. Once you are approved and your background check clears, you'll be ready to sign for your UGA apartment.

Your Apartment Questions Answered

  • How can I afford off-campus housing as a UGA student?

    If this is your first time looking into off-campus housing near the University of Georgia, then you may be wondering how you can afford it. You'll find that most Athens apartments require a monthly rental payment in addition to utility bills. Many full-time college students can only manage to work part-time minimum wage jobs, so affording a monthly rent can seem intimidating. No one wants to stress themselves out about making rent each month and that's understandable! The good news is that it... Read More »

  • Where are the best pizza places in Athens?

    Athens has no shortage of amazing restaurants. Whether you are going out with your parents for an expensive meal downtown, or getting a calzone at Little Italy, you can always find a place near your UGA apartment that will bring out great food. If you are a fan of really good pizza, Athens will be a fun city to explore. We have all kinds of Italian restaurants spread throughout downtown and 5 points. If you are looking for a different kind of eating out night go to ApartmentsforAthens and... Read More »

  • How does roommate matching work at UGA apartments?

    Roommate matching is a great feature offered by most of the student apartment communities around the University of Georgia. Getting a roommate that you like to be around is extremely important to have an enjoyable college experience and have a happy day to day life. Communication is important to be upheld for all roommates to be happy. Issues will still arise even if you are on good terms with your roommates, but having an open dialogue tends to solve these arguments most of the time. Roommate... Read More »

  • How can I set boundaries with my roommates in my new Athens apartment?

    As a UGA student looking for off-campus housing, the prospect of having roommates may be of interest to you. Although having roommates can be a fun and great way to establish long-lasting friendships, it can also have its challenging aspects. Whether you're planning on rooming with friends or strangers through roommate matching, knowing how to set boundaries with the people you live with is crucial to maintaining a peaceful living environment–something that is necessary for a busy college... Read More »

  • What goes into signing an Athens lease agreement?

    Moving into your first Athens apartment can be a stressful time, all these documents to sign and payments to be made. It is important to know what you are agreeing to before making a mistake you can not get out of, as leases are binding. Knowing exactly what is in your lease agreement is a fundamental step in apartment ownership. Apartments in Athens near the University of Georgia are primarily for students, so most of the lease agreements are per room. This means you do not need to worry... Read More »

  • Where do I go for the live music in Athens?

    Athens has become a live music scene hot spot in the last few decades. Athens-based bands and artists have gone to achieve stardom and international fame like R.E.M., The B-52s and Widespread Panic. Musicians look to get some inspiration and local music lovers come check out the local performances going on all the time. Venues are a regular occurrence throughout the city. If you are a student at the University of Georgia make time to check out some of the acts coming into Athens venues. Some... Read More »


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Whether you’re a University of Georgia student looking for a cheap Athens apartment or you just got a raise and are looking for the luxury apartment you’ve always wanted, we’ve got you covered. Perhaps you’re a university teaching assistant with a max budget of $1000 or you’ve just opened a small business in Downtown Athens, we’ll help make sure your apartment won’t break the bank. Find what fits your needs and your wallet.


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The University of Georgia 

You can’t deny it, Athens comes alive when UGA students flood in for a new semester and when the Dawgs hit the field. Whether you’ve bled red and black from birth or have moved to the city for an exciting opportunity, you’ll need to get familiar with the Georgia Bulldogs. If you’re looking for the hot spot to grab dinner on Saturday night, the most popular place to watch the game, or the neighborhood that most fits your lifestyle, you can trust our recommendations. ApartmentsforAthens was built by and for UGA students and Athens residents.


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Not only can you filter and search through all the best apartments near UGA, but you can also take the next step to calling one of your favorites home. ApartmentsforAthens makes it easy to contact the community you’re interested in in the way you prefer. From our listings you can call the apartment community’s staff and get quick answers to any lingering questions. Or, if you’re ready to get to see the place yourself, click the "Schedule a Tour" button and choose the date and time to see your favorite floor plan that works for you.