Student Life

Off Campus & Commuter Student Life

Finding Housing Off Campus




  • The City Line Neighborhoods--This area includes: Overbrook Park, Green Hill Farms, Overbrook Farms, Wynnefield, Belmont Village and Wynnefield Heights 
  • The Neighborhoods West of 52nd Street--This area includes: Carroll Park, Cobbs Creek, Haddington, Overbrook
  • The Neighborhoods Northeast of 52nd & Market Streets--this area includes: Mantua, Belmont, East Parkside, West Parkside, Cathedral Park, Mill Creek, Dunlap 
  • The Roxborough-Manayunk Neighborhoods--This area includes: Manayunk, Roxborough, Roxborough Park/Upper Roxborough 
  • The Germantown Neighborhoods--This area includes East Falls 

    Suburban neighborhoods--This area includes: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Merion, Green Hill Farms, Narberth, Penn Wynn, Wynnewood, Upper Darby

First Steps

  • Decide if you want to live alone or with a roommate

  • Choose the type of unit you want to live in:
    • An Apartment
    • A House
    • A room in a private home 
  • Research the area and unit in which you want to live 

  • Review the listings that are within your budget 

  • Choose at least 3 or more options

  • Make an appointment to view the property

  • Be on time for appointments

  • Inspect the property carefully during the daytime and at night


Off Campus Student Life has partnered with, a company specializing in finding affordable housing, to provide our students a free and easy way to find off-campus housing and potential roommates. Landlords may also use this service to list properties at competitve pricing.



Students click here to view rental listings for the Philadelphia area.

Students click here to register to post a FREE sublet ad or roommates needed profile.

Landlords click here to post listings online.