Best off-campus housing


Savannah Monks

University Edge is an off-campus housing complex located at 1150 Rhodes Road in Kent, Ohio.

Morgan McGrath, Reporter

FIRST: University Edge

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University Edge, named appropriately for its accessible location, can be found on Rhodes Road, within walking distance from campus.

According to the website, the apartment complex is the “Student Housing Sponsor of Kent State Athletics,” and the list of amenities is rather lengthy.

Among the features of the apartment complex are a “state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor firepit and hot tub that is open year round,” said manager Weslee Smith in email.

University Edge stands out compared to other apartment complexes in the Kent area partly because of their partnership with the “Hi, How are You Project that provides training for our team on peer-to-peer support and resident programs for mental health and wellness,” Smith said.

For those who are unsure of who they want to live with, University Edge can also match individuals with roommates through a service known as RoomSync.

Apartments also come with fully furnished living spaces, so there’s no need to worry about renting a truck and hauling couches, beds, etc. to the area.

University Edge is also constantly offering new specials, including recent options like the chance to win a $500 Uber gift card for those who choose to tour the apartments before April 15 of this spring.

“Our residents love where they live at University Edge because it’s a community that feels like home,” Smith added, via email.

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SECOND: Province

Located just off campus on South Lincoln Street sits The Province apartment complex.

“I would say the location, for sure, is something that helps us to stand out, [because] we’re right across from campus,” said Mackenzie Gillis, the leasing and marketing manager.

The personalized service is yet another reason why people choose Province, according to Gillis.

“We like to go above and beyond for our residents, as well as all applicants and prospects here,” she said.

The Province boasts a unique list of amenities including a movie theater and swimming pool.

“I mean, I don’t think any of our competitors have a movie theater around here,” Gillis said. “We definitely have a really big resort-style pool as well.”

Other amenities at Province include a business center, study rooms, a fitness area and clubhouse, according to the website. It offers studio apartaments along with two, three and four bedroom living spaces.

THIRD: 345 Flats

Ranking in third place for best off-campus housing is 345 Flats on South Depeyster Street.

This local living spot is located right across from downtown Kent, allowing for walkability to both the campus and the city itself.

345 Flats offers amenities like a roommate matching service, a 24/7 fitness center and free bike storage.

“We also offer all of our amenities indoors,” said Deanna Iannone, a desk experience associate and leasing consultant at 345 Flats. “Our gym is indoors, our mailing is indoors, so you never have to leave.”

Morgan McGrath is a reporter. Contact her at [email protected].