Heading to graduate school and in need of an off-campus apartment in Troy, NY? Read our guide for more info and apartment suggestions!
Heading to graduate school and in need of an off-campus apartment? Troy, NY and the greater Capital Region is home to many accredited undergraduate and graduate programs and universities. Troy is a vibrant community with an up-and-coming downtown area, plenty of delicious restaurants, and other unique attractions. If you’re a recent college graduate, or jumpstarting your education after some time off, Troy is the place for you, and we have plenty of great apartments available. When choosing off campus housing for your graduate program term, there are a few things to keep in mind. We’ve laid out our top tips (and apartment picks) in the guide below.
Start your research now.
If you’re not from the Capital Region, spend some time researching your new town and the places and spaces you are excited to visit! Make sure you are certain about your top priorities and needs in an apartment. Things like, will you have a roommate or roommates, do you need an extra bedroom for friends, how important is a pet-friendly building? Then start your apartment search by setting your perimeter, budget, and any other items on your wish list.
What location is best?
As we’ve all heard before, location, location, location! As a graduate student, you don’t want to be spending too much of your valuable time commuting from home to school or work. Keep reading to see our best suggestions for amazing apartments close to the top graduate programs in Troy.
What amenities are you looking for?
Of course, you can’t forget about, amenities, amenities, amenities. Location is important, but so is quality of life in your new space! How does an in-unit full sized washer and dryer sound? What about stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and hardwood floors? All of our Troy apartments have you covered with the most up-to-date and best amenities around.
Narrow down your favorite choices and set up tours
Always be sure to set up a tour and viewing of the apartment you are interested in before you sign a lease. Have any and all questions answered by the listing agent or building manager. Try to spend some time walking around outside of the apartment to check out the area and scope out some new spots!
Finding housing in an area you may not be familiar with can be challenging. To make it easier for local graduate students, we have compiled a list of the top 5 graduate schools near Troy, NY, and scouted out our favorite buildings for each college. Check out a few of our locations below to see which apartment could be right for you! The best part is, they are all within minutes of each other! For more information, or to see a full list of Saratoga & Troy Apartment Living spaces, visit our website.
The Graduate School at University at Albany
The Graduate School at University at Albany is the Capital Regions premier research university. UAlbany is a renowned facility that offers over 150 graduate programs. Our top pick apartment for graduate students looking at or enrolled in UAlbany would be our Keenan Center Apartments. Just across the bridge, Keenan Center Apartments are located in the up-and-coming Downtown Troy area. These stunning apartments will draw you in with their historic charm and plethora of amenities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Coming to the Capital Region to change the world with a degree at RPI? Troy, NY is home to one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned technological research universities. With dozens of paths to success at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an apartment with everyday convenience and luxurious amenities will fit your lifestyle perfectly. Check out the River Triangle Building! Just a few minutes away from RPI, the River Triangle Building offers modern and gorgeous apartments in the heart of Troy! With plentiful amenities and a great location, you’ll love where you live.
Russel Sage Graduate School
If you’re studying at Russel Sage Troy Campus, get ready to be enriched with the history of the town and the college itself! With small class sizes and an extensive program list, it is one of the area’s top schools! If you are looking into Russel Sage, or are already enrolled, check out our Hendrick Hudson apartment building located less than 10 minutes from campus. A quick and easy commute paired with an apartment building that is steeped with history as a former hotel, hosts two eateries, a brewery and more, creates the perfect spot to start a new chapter in!
Life as a saint has it perks! Siena is a high-ranking university throughout the nation and delivers a top-rated education to undergraduate and graduate students. Located across the Hudson River, 33 Second Street Apartments offers residences beautiful, light filled spaces within the city’s historic district. This modern spot is perfect for a graduate student who wants a gorgeous, peaceful place to come home to.
The College of St. Rose
Located near Albany’s gorgeous Washington Park, The College of St. Rose offers a unique perspective to the Capital Region, and recently celebrated 100 years! With its rigorous educational programs for both graduates and undergraduates, St. Rose is a leading institution in the Capital Region area. For those enrolled in St. Rose,
we’ve chosen The Dauchy Building as it overlooks the Hudson River and immerses it’s residents in the culture and happenings of the vibrant city of Troy.
Our Troy locations offer the best of both worlds of a historic community and luxury living, for more information on each building, visit our website. Find the location that’s right for you and schedule a tour today!