Housing Search Recommendations from
the Department of Residence Life and Off-Campus Living

Athens has a diverse housing market and nearly 70% of all residential housing in Athens is rental property.  Before you sign a place to live in Athens we recommend that you contact the Office of Off-Campus Living with any questions you have or visit our website  We can be reached at 740-593-4095 or via email at and don’t forget to mention that you are with the CSP program.

For Ohio University Apartment Information:

For University Courtyard Information:

366 Richland Avenue
Athens, OH 45701

TOLL FREE: (877) 681-7117
Fax: (740) 594-5023

For University Commons Information:

15 South Shafer Street
Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone: 740.593.7571
Fax: 740.594.7816

For Riverpark Towers information:

36-106 North McKinley Avenue
Athens, Ohio  45701

P: (740) 593-7783
F: (740) 594-6902

For Athens Apartments Information:

(740) 593-7783
Note: See website for Riverpark Towers for more information. They are owned by the same company.
** Allows cats and dogs **
** Commuter Parking Pass Available **

For Carriage Hill Apartments Information:

115 Carriage Hill Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701

740.594.2236 phone
888.594.6585 toll free
800.553.0300 tty

** Commuter Parking Pass Available **

For General Off-Campus Housing Information:  - Check out Rentals Section under Classifieds - Check out Apartment for Rent Section under Classifieds - Check out the Classifieds Section

Information from the Center for Student Advocacy’s Website:

Shopping for a Landlord

Finding the right landlord is every bit as important as finding the right house or apartment. Having a bad landlord can mean having a bad living experience off campus. Here are some tips for finding the right landlord:

1.    Go to the Code Enforcement Office
Located on 28 Curran Drive, they will let you see all records regarding the house/apartment you are looking at-- just give them the address of the property! Beware if there are a lot of Code violations! Their phone number is 592-3306 and their website address is

2.    Schedule an appointment with the Center for Student Advocacy
Our office can assist you in making an educated decision. Our attorneys have assisted many students in tenant/landlord disputes and will be able to guide you in the right direction.

3.    Talk to former and current tenants
This is your best source of information about the landlord. Ask about their experiences.

4.    Check out the City of Athens' Rental List
This list is in alphabetical order by street and tells you which addresses are rentals and who are the owners. The web address is

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