For students at UCF off campus housing has long been popular because it offers advantages such as independence, convenient access to a wide selection of restaurants and stores, and more comfort and space for the price of rent compared to dorms. Recently, though, the nationwide trend of amenities-driven off campus housing has taken hold in Orlando. As a result, students’ tastes for housing are evolving as they discover the benefits of an amenities-driven lifestyle.
As more students moved off campus apartments near UCF became more student-friendly, and eventually the trend of amenities-driven student housing was born. What’s made this a sustainable trend, though, is that amenities benefit students in many ways that are important to their success and happiness.
Students have an easier time taking care of homework, test prep, and other responsibilities for school when they live in an environment that’s suited to productive study habits. Some of the amenities in student housing that enable residents to work efficiently can include a computer lab, where students can do research, writing, or online assignments, and meeting rooms, where residents can conjoin for study sessions or group projects. Another helpful amenity is a complimentary printing station, where students can print papers or study materials while also saving money on printing services.
Because student apartments near UCF are fully furnished, residents can live comfortably and balance out the stresses of schoolwork. Among the furnishings in an apartment are modern furniture, stainless steel appliances, and smart TVs, which utilize cable and high-speed internet that are included in the rent. And even though apartments are shared among roommates, each student has a private space, including an individual bedroom with a desk as well as a bathroom. Meanwhile, to relax outdoors, students can sit on the front porch or back patio of their apartment or relax using community amenities, such as a poolside terrace or a lounge with a fire pit.
The fitness amenities in today’s student housing complement everyone from collegiate athletes to students looking to exercise after class. A fully-equipped fitness center, for example, is a convenient place to work out, while additional benefits include no longer needing to pay for a gym membership. And given the beautiful weather in Orlando student housing also features amenities for outdoor sports, such as a sand volleyball court or swimming pool. Meanwhile, students who enjoy golfing can utilize an on-site golf simulator, and residents who cycle can keep their equipment secure in bike storage spaces in their apartments.
College towns are filled with entertainment opportunities, many of which are located close to the campuses and thus to students’ off campus housing. Students who live near UCF, for instance, can walk, bike, or ride to a variety of nearby restaurants and other points of interest. Meanwhile, when residents are on a budget or don’t feel like going out, they can use the entertainment amenities in their apartment community, including a gaming lounge with foosball and air hockey, and a resident lounge with billiards, cable TV, and coffee.
The Station Alafaya is leading the trend of amenities-driven student housing in Orlando. We offer fully-furnished cottage-style townhomes with individual leases, where students can move in with roommates or use our roommate matching services. While living here, students also enjoy all our community has to offer, including a two-story fitness center, resort-style pool, and 9,000 square-foot clubhouse, as well as many other amenities. The Station also has a convenient location just minutes from UCF as well as local dining and entertainment options. Contact us to schedule a tour and discover the amenities-driven lifestyle at The Station!