There are a lot of steps you can take to reduce college living costs. You can select a community that has amenities that provide inexpensive entertainment. You can choose a building or community that includes high speed wi-fi. But one of the best ways to minimize expenses is to find a roommate, or two. If you are attending the University of Florida and don’t know anyone else who is going there, how do you find a roommate? There are multiple options.
There are wide choices of online roommate matching services. Many of these are national sites that have “sections” for different major colleges across the country. Make sure you perform due diligence and know what fees, if any, are involved. You’ll also want to check online review websites to verify the service’s reputation and effectiveness.
Use your social media to let people know you are in search of roommates. Remember, especially in off campus apartments, roommates don’t necessarily have to be students. You can also check social media for University of Florida oriented sites.
Advertising can range from posting an ad on Craigslist to putting up a notice on campus bulletin boards. If you don’t want to pay for an ad in the local newspaper, at least check it for postings from others. Be sure to check other Gainesville area online classifieds.
Choose a community that can help you find a roommate through their own roommate matching service. When a community offers a roommate matching service, they have a vested interest in making sure roommates are as compatible as possible. Take advantage of a community’s roommate matching service to help.
The Retreat at Gainesville is a new, luxury off campus apartment community that opens for the first time in the Fall of 2016. Along with free wi-fi, The Retreat offers an amazing amount of in-community amenities to keep students entertained close to home. The Retreat at Gainesville has one of the area’s largest resort style pools. It has a volleyball and basketball courts. The Clubhouse at The Retreat includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, wide-screen TVs, a game room, coffee shop and group study areas.
The Retreat offers a roommate matching service to help you find roommates for your two to six bedroom cottage-style apartment. Parents will appreciate the fact that each roommate is responsible for their own share of the lease. One roommate moving out will not financially affect those that remain.
If you would like to be one of the first to live in the exceptional community, the time to act is NOW. The Retreat at Gainesville is now leasing for the Fall of 2016 and these extraordinary apartments will not last long. Find a roommate along with a higher standard of college living at The Retreat at Gainesville.