Rent Watch: University of Cincinnati

Finding a place to live off-campus can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Here’s where to look.
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With the school year just getting started, you may be tempted to kick back and relax in your dorm or apartment. But with rental properties filling up almost a year in advance, it’s never too early to look into where you’ll be living next year. Avoid the springtime rush and check out these three places to rent around campus.


VP3, 30 E CORRY STREET, UPTOWN RENTAL PROPERTIES
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VP3 is the latest and greatest in off-campus housing. It just opened this year, and features top-of-the-line amenities in a great location. Walk to campus in five minutes, or make your way to the restaurants and bars on Short Vine in two minutes. Plus, it’s directly across the street from the new Kroger Marketplace opening in 2016. The complex features a fitness room, study room, gaming room, balconies, gated entry, and reserved parking. The amenities will cost you, however. At $1,650 for a 2-bedroom unit, it’s hardly the cheapest option in the area.


3239 BISHOP STREET, GASLIGHT PROPERTY

Located north of campus on beautiful Bishop Street and backed up to Burnet Woods, this is one of the quietest places around. 3239 Bishop features studio apartments, and with many units overlooking the park, this is the perfect quiet sanctuary to get away from the noise and stress of campus. It’s not the shortest walk to class, but you’ll be centrally located between main campus, medical campus, and the Ludlow business district. While the building does include off-street parking (an absolute necessity on Bishop), don’t expect lots of amenities. Gaslight has taken the bare bones approach, with units at $515 including heat, A/C, and parking.


2410 OHIO AVENUE, UPTOWN RENTAL PROPERTIES

If you’re looking for a great location at a realistic price, 2410 Ohio is a good bet. Located a stone’s throw from McMillan and Calhoun, there aren’t many buildings with a shorter walk to food, shopping, or class. You’ll be less than five minutes walking to the heart of off-campus life. The building isn’t exactly feature-rich, but you still get reserved parking, a dishwasher, community laundry, and hardwood floors. Rent starts at $625 for a studio, which is about as you’ll get this close to campus. There are also 1- and 2-bedroom units in the building.