There is no doubt we have been living through a very bizarre time during and after COVID. Just as many other businesses, we have been working diligently to adjust to the new norms. Day-to-day activities like hiring contractors and ordering appliances have become significantly more difficult during this time, but Tverdov Housing is still hustling to deliver all that we promise, and more. If you are a Rutgers student, or the parent of a Rutgers student, and you need Rutgers off-campus housing options for the fall semester, our realtors in New Jersey are here to help.
Best Streets Near Rutgers With Off-Campus Rentals:
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Huntington St
Huntington St is just seconds away from Rutgers University and is a favorite destination of students at Rutgers University looking for off campus housing. The street is considered one of the premier off campus housing streets for Rutgers students in New Brunswick. Although there are no stores or entertainment, Huntington is the perfect location for any student. Almost all well-maintained and spacious homes are filled with students. Huntington St is a convenient location for College Avenue students as it’s a short walk away from Alexander Library, College Avenue Student Center, and the College Avenue Gym. It's also one of the most scenic streets in off campus living, as a third of the street overlooks beautiful Buccleuch park.
In conclusion, Huntington St is a great street to call home. It's a quiet and scenic street that is a personal favorite of the Tverdov Housing team.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Hamilton St
Hamilton St is just seconds away from Rutgers University and is a favorite destination of students at Rutgers University.
Hamilton St is a unique and misunderstood street. It stretches from The Yard all the way down into Franklin Township. It crosses with Easton Ave and also is parallel to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Hamilton St is a mix of big homes, small retail shops, take out restaurants, a few large apartment buildings and even a frat house. The majority of the street is packed with Rutgers students who live off campus. There are some houses that are total dumps and some that are brand new or renovated. On Hamilton St alone we manage 5 properties (as of this article) SPOILER ALERT: They are nice properties.
In conclusion, Hamilton St is a great street to call home. It's a picturesque street that's both quiet, yet entertaining and it continues to improve each year.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Mine St
Mine Street is located between Easton Ave and College Ave and is mere seconds away from Rutgers University. If you live on Mine St, you can’t possibly live any closer to campus. On Mine St in New Brunswick, you can find a variety of different things.
For starters, Mine St is the hub of Greek Life at Rutgers. Several old Fraternity and Sorority homes are located along this street. Also, the adjacent street- Union Street is also full of lettered houses, which makes it a hot spot for those Greek Life lovers out there. When walking down Mine St you might casually run into a group of Frat boys jamming out on their porch with a nice big speaker in between classes or even some sorority girls hosting an important fundraising event outside of their houses. To say this is a party street is an understatement.
Overall, Mine St is a vibrant street to live on if you want to be deep in the Rutgers atmosphere. You are not only down the street from a lot of the Greek Life events, but also in close vicinity to some quality food places. Mine St street is directly connected to College Ave so the average walk to the nearest bus stop is seconds away. If you’re ready to look for off campus housing options, check out what we have for rent and contact us today!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Easton Ave
Easton Ave is just seconds away from Rutgers University and is a favorite destination of students at Rutgers University.
Easton Ave is always full of energy and life, whether it be 9 am when everyone is waking up for classes or 2 am when everyone is stumbling back from the bars or the nearest pizza place. Yes, there are some local residents in the area, but the majority of Easton Ave is packed with Rutgers students who live off campus. They are going to and from classes, food places, gyms, and stores. I think it is safe to say that the liveliness of Easton Ave is unmatched and no matter where you live off campus at Rutgers, you will certainly have a variety of memorable experiences take place on this street.
In conclusion, if you haven’t spent at least one night on Easton Avenue with your friends during your Rutgers off campus housing experience then you are truly missing out on the full Rutgers University college experience. Easton is full of life and it is certainly the most essential street at Rutgers. It is so great that our office is even being built there (you can see the progress on our Youtube Channel), so be on the lookout!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Guilden St
Guilden St is one of the most popular streets for Rutgers students to live on. It’s located one street back from Easton Ave and offers a very convenient lifestyle for the average Rutgers student.
Guilden St is bookended by Hamilton St and St Peters hospital. It is one street behind Easton Ave so it’s home to a lot of activity, foot traffic and even parties sometimes (better not be at our houses!). Guilden St is a very vibrant street with a lot of students who like to be active. Parking is tougher to come by as it’s all street parking but don’t let that discourage you. Plenty of people call Guilden St home each year.
If you want food options, Easton Ave is right around the corner. If you want access to the Rutgers University buses, College Ave is a 4-5 minute walk. It really is a great location to live and the prices are a bit cheaper because it’s not the first street off campus.
In conclusion, Guilden St is one of our favorite streets and it’s the street that we manage the most rental property on!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Louis St
Louis St might be the street that has the best value in the entire off campus living neighborhood. Why you ask? Most of the houses are filled with singles, almost every house has driveway parking and the rent is cheaper.
Louis St is a little further back from College Ave and is about an 8 minute walk to the College Ave campus. At the corner of Louis St and Hamilton St is Ale n Wich, a local pub that is usually filled with hipsters. On the other end of Louis St is Joes Liquors, a liquor store that has been around for nearly 40 years. Surrounding Joes are Scarlet Deli, NAMLI and Friends Cafe, all of which are nice places to eat.
The type of tenant that usually takes Louis St is someone who values having a place to park and needing a single bedroom. Most of the homes are multi family houses with each apartment having 3 or 4 single bedrooms in each unit.
Louis St offers a lot of value so feel free to check out what we have available on that street before the good deals are gone!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Richardson Street
Richardson Street is referred to as one of the premier off campus housing streets for Rutgers students in New Brunswick. Although there are no stores or entertainment, Richardson is the perfect location for any student. The majority of the homes are well-maintained and spacious. Richardson St is a convenient location for College Avenue students as it’s a short walk away from Alexander Library, College Avenue Student Center, and the College Avenue Gym.
Richardson offers a more relaxed environment compared to some other New Brunswick streets. If you’re looking to get some physical activity in your day, Buccleuch Park offers soccer fields, baseball fields, and tennis courts that are open to the public. It also has a scenic 2-mile path that loops around the park. It’s truly a great street that has a relaxed vibe.
In a nutshell, Richardson St is one of the most popular streets for Rutgers students to live on off-campus. The good news for you is that we manage nearly a dozen houses on this street!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Ray St
Ray St is dead center in the middle of the Rutgers off campus housing scene. It spans from Easton Ave to the rear of the College Ave student center and is only two blocks in length but it’s one of the premier streets to live on as a student. The best part about Ray St is the end towards Easton Ave.
If you are standing at that traffic light you can see our office! All joking aside, it’s a fantastic location filled with mostly old homes, a few new apartment buildings and fantastic proximity to Rutgers University and Easton Ave nightlife. The street is also extremely well lit at night, thanks to New Brunswick installing updated street lighting a few years ago.
If you are living on this street you cannot go wrong, we wish we had more houses to manage on this street but the one we do have barely lasts a few days when it’s advertised!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Wyckoff St
Wyckoff St sits horizontally in the Ward 6 New Brunswick neighborhood and spans from Stone St to Huntington St. It’s a street filled with older homes, but it has a few unique places that sit on the street, including Kelly’s Corner, a Fire Station, Sahara’s and a convenience store.
Even though the bustling Easton Ave is only a block over, Wyckoff St offers a couple commercial amenities which is nice. Parking is tight like on most streets in Ward 6 but the location to campus is so close, having a car is more of a luxury than a necessity.
We at Tverdov Housing manage a few houses on Wyckoff St so if this street interests you, feel free to check out our properties for rent page and see if you can find a place to call home!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Stone St
Stone St is one of the most desirable streets to live on for Rutgers students looking to live off campus. The top of the street leads to the heart of Easton Ave (with Pizza City nestled on the corner) and the bottom of the street leads to College Ave and pours out onto the heart of the College Ave campus. The street is filled with homes built pre 1900s, so a lot of the houses are old to say the least.
You will find single family and two-family houses on this block and parking is incredibly difficult to find, but when living on this street a car is truly optional given how close you are to everything! They say location is everything in real estate and living on Stone St will have you feeling like you live in the perfect location to be a Rutgers student.
We manage several houses on Stone St and unfortunately for a lot of students, they never last very long on the market when they come available. If you do happen to find a house for rent on this street, you need to move fast. They usually rent before we can even finish our sent-…they’re gone.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Bartlett St
Bartlett St is another extremely desirable street to live on for Rutgers students looking to live off campus. It is also one of the most picturesque streets in the neighborhood as it features several newly built or remodeled homes, a huge apartment building, a frat, an elementary school, a fire house and a restaurant. Yeah, electic to say the least.
A lot of the houses on this street have driveway parking which isn’t even needed when you live this close, but it’s always a nice bonus. They say location is everything in real estate and living on Bartlett St will have you feeling like you live in the perfect location to be a Rutgers student.
We personally manage one beautifully remodeled home on this street and you would be incredibly lucky to get a chance to call it home. Find out if it’s available and email us today!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Morrell St
Morrell St is another street that is right in the center of the Rutgers off campus housing scene. It runs from Easton Ave to right behind the College Ave student center and it's one of the best streets to live on as a student. The student center and gym are a stone's throw away at one end of the street, with the other end of the street right next to Daniel's Pizza, Knight's Deli, and Easton Grill Express and Bagel!
Morrell Street has a lot of great single and two-family homes, as well as two huge apartment buildings built between Morrell and Ray Street. Many of the properties on Morrell have driveways, but if you don't, street parking is not too hard to find. You cannot go wrong with living here - being centrally located is a major convenience as a student - the College Ave bus stop is right down the street and you are minutes away from restaurants, bars, and other Rutgers buildings. The street is also one of the safest in New Brunswick and also very quiet at night.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Dix St
Dix St is one of the best kept secrets in Ward 6 of New Brunswick. It gets a bad rap because some students think it’s too far, but the street is filled with savy students who understand that’s just not the case. Tthe bottom of the street dumps off onto Courtlandt St, which leads directly to Easton Ave. Too far?! I don’t think so. Dix St is also right around the corner from Joe’s Liquors, Scarlet Deli and Namli, as well as the Ale n Wich Pub.
The homes on this street are for the most part, very well kept. The bedrooms are large, parking plentiful, backyards green and rent affordable. What is not to like? The street is quieter at night and also has speed bumps on it, which prevents people from racing down the street in their car (okay we are sounding like geriatrics now). All kidding aside, it’s honestly a great street to call home and every year we fill it with tenants who are very pleased they chose to live on the street. Give it a look, you will be surprised!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Central Ave
Central Ave is one of the main arteries in Ward 6. It connects Louis St, Cortlandt St, Lorain St and Guilden St. Living up at the top of Central Ave you are seconds away from Old Queens Tavern and all the night life that Easton Ave has to offer. Towards the end of Central Ave you are near Joe’s Liquors and Dix St, a much quieter area.
The street has a diversity of housing, from your typical New Brunswick house that’s 100 years old, to some townhouse complexes and even large apartment buildings. The end of the block does have some food options like NAMLI and Scarlet Deli, which is convenient. Parking is not a huge hassle on Central Ave and almost every house has a driveway for off-street parking. We manage a few houses on Central Ave and it’s a solid street to call home!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Prosper St
Prosper St is one of the shortest blocks in the student housing neighborhood and also one of the loudest. It’s directly off Easton Ave where the Shell station is and Scarlet Pub and heads straight down and then merges into Stone St. It’s a one way street filled with very old homes. If you like energy and a party atmosphere, this is the place for you.
Parking is very hard to come by, but a car is far from a necessity given how close you are to campus. The location is second to none as Hansel n Griddle and Scarlet Pub are a few doors down from where you live (what more can a student ask for?). The rental prices are at a premium (you’re paying for location) but if you are lucky enough to snag a house on this street you’re destined to have a fun off-campus living experience.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Condict St
Condict St is a very small street in the off-campus living neighborhood but it packs quite a punch. It’s the conduit between the cancer center and Easton Ave. It features a few houses, townhouses and a gigantic apartment building.
You are close to everything you can ask for on this street but think twice before bringing a car because parking is extremely tough on this street. If you have a driveway you’re safe. The nice bonus is you are seconds away from the train station if you want to go visit NYC or Princeton. Overall this street is for someone who enjoys night life and the feel of city living, because you’re right in the thick of it all on this street!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: SENIOR ST
Senior St is a popular street because it’s located between Easton Ave and College Ave. Sicard St and Wyckoff St are the cross streets and at the end of Senior St is Pete’s Liquors and St Peters hospital. The street is very close to Rutgers campus, very safe and features nothing but houses on it. There are no recent remodels to our knowledge as most of the houses are 100+ years old but that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to live here.
Parking on this street is tough like most streets in New Brunswick. The good news is quite a few of these houses have driveways. It is more of a party street so it will be livelier at night but there are other streets that are louder. There is a convenience store on the corner of Wyckoff St and Senior St which is nice if you need to quickly pick up a few personal items and don’t feel like driving. Overall, it’s a solid street to call home. We manage several houses on this street and would be more than happy to show them to you. Fill out a contact form to inquire about what houses we have available on Senior St!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: DELAFIELD ST
Delafield St is located between Guilden St and Duke St and is one of the more cost-efficient streets you can live on as a Rutgers student living off campus. The street boundaries are Central Ave and St Peters Hospital and it’s mostly filled with houses, although there is the large apartment building that’s on the corner of Courtlandt St. Parking gets easier on this street and having a driveway at your house is just a cherry on top. Krausers, a convenience store is right around the corner for any quick items you may need and restaurants surround you as they’re one street behind on Central Ave and a plethora on Easton Ave.
We manage a couple houses on Delafield St and they always rent quickly. The combination of lower rent, easier parking and just good enough location makes for a nice option for budget conscious renters.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: DIVISION ST
Living on Division St has a different feel than other streets because you are so close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the New Brunswick train station. This location makes this street very desirable for Rutgers medical school students. It’s also the 5th Ward of New Brunswick, which means if you’re parking on the street you cannot park on the other side of Hamilton St or you will get a ticket! Hardenberg, Division, High, Plum, Harvey are all ok though.
The houses on Division St are all older homes and the street hasn’t seen an uptick in refurbishment like other streets have (although the cancer research center more than makes up for it). The partying on this street is also minimal, which is nice for the more focused student. If you want to be near the hospital or train station and just focus on school, this is the street for you. That’s a big factor for the type of tenant we often find renting the properties we manage on this street. If you want to check any of our Division St properties out, fill out a contact form now and we will show you as soon as we can!
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: COURTLANDT ST
Courtlandt St is a very busy street as it is an extension of Louis St that connects Easton Ave to the heart of New Brunswick. The street is a bit noisy since it has so much vehicular traffic but its not overbearing. It’s also one of the few streets in the student area that features townhomes, as there is a townhouse complex comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Parking on the street is challenging and very few houses on this street have a driveway so that is something to consider. The good news is you’re close enough to campus where a car can still be optional. The end of the block is where the massive apartment building is and the front of the block is where our office is. It’s a small street in New Brunswick but another good option for Rutger students looking to find off campus housing.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Duke St
Duke St is a small side street off of Courtlandt St that runs all the way to St Peters Hospital. It’s a popular destination not just for Rutgers medical school students but also for undergrads looking for a quieter scene. Since it’s on “the other side of Courtlandt St” it’s a very quiet street. Parking is plentiful and the rent is affordable. Sound compelling yet?
The houses on Duke St are a mix of older homes but a lot of them are relatively well kept. You will also find a mix of families that can live on this street. In some ways, it’s similar to Dix St (which we also have a write up on) but it’s 1-2 blocks closer to campus. Quiet, cheaper rent and parking?! What’s stopping you?
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Robinson St
Robinson St is a one way street that connects Hamilton St and Central Ave. The street is filled with older homes and is a mix of families and students. Parking is tough on the street but about half of the houses have driveways which is great.
The best thing about this street is the rent is usually cheap compared to a lot of other locations in Ward 6. Most of the houses are also single family houses, which means your group will get the entire house to yourself which is also nice. If budget is your number one factor this is a street to consider in your search for off campus housing at Rutgers.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Hardenberg St
Hardenberg St is an interesting street. On the Hamilton St side is a frat house that has been there for decades and on the Somerset St side is the massive cancer center. The location is quiet but excellent. You are not in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Hamilton St and Easton Ave but you are tucked nicely right around the block from it.
Parking is a challenge but the proximity to the Yard, the train station and Easton Ave makes having a car optional if you ask us. It is Ward 5 so you have to be careful with parking and stay on your side of Hamilton St. The houses on this street are a lot of large older homes with high ceilings and old world charm. It’s a great street to live on and one of our favorites.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Sicard St
Sicard St is one of the best locations you can live on as a Rutgers student living off campus. Most of the street overlooks the Rutgers student center and the College Ave gym. The street has a frat house on it, large apartment building, a few houses with sweet front porches and then your typical older homes.
You’re two short blocks away from Easton Ave night life and half a block away from your classes on College Ave. Parking is extremely tough on this street because you get Rutgers students who park around there for classes, but do you really need a car so close to campus? Check this street out, you won’t be disappointed.
Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Hartwell St
Hartwell St is a one way street that connects Hamilton St with Central Ave. It’s a hidden street in a sense because there is not two way traffic on it. The street has a lot of houses with no driveways, so it’s mostly street parking here. All of the houses on this street are on the older side but the plus is that rent is a bit cheaper here.
Another plus is the street has a lot of single family homes so if you’re looking for a cheaper place and a house all to yourself with a backyard, this street is an option for you.
Tips For Choosing The Right Student Housing:
As a Rutgers student, renting a house off campus can seem daunting and stressful. It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief! Our property management company in New Jersey has rented to over 1,000 students over the years. Below are some off-campus housing tips for college students. They include; finding the right roommates, finding a place to live and signing a lease.
Finding College Roommates to Live with Off Campus
Who do I want to live with?
Start with considering the size of your group. Maybe you have a group of roommates with four people, five people, or even 12 people! This will give you an idea of what size house or apartment to look for off campus.
What is everyone’s living budget?
It’s important to consider your potential roommates’ living expenses. Just because someone in your group doesn’t mind living in a run-down sardine can off campus for $500 a month doesn’t mean you want to! If you don’t have the expenses to agree to a luxury off campus apartment for $1,200 a month, you don’t have to do that either. Find a common ground with your group and stick to it. Keep in mind the adage, you get what you pay for.
What’s the most important living aspect to everyone, not considering the price of housing?
You won’t find a place that has everything you want within your budget. Consider the following when making your decision and cross off anything that may be a deal breaker. For your Rutgers off campus housing arrangement, do you want:
An apartment building
To be close to Easton Ave
To live in a quiet area
When do I start looking for a place?
Off campus houses for Rutgers University start being shown for the following school year as early as October. The nicer off campus housing rents during the fall semester, but there is still inventory available in the winter and spring as well – don’t worry if you get a late start!
Featured Off-Campus Properties:
65 Guilden St New Brunswick, NJ
This is an absolutely GORGEOUS 3 bedroom 1 bath second floor apartment in one of the best locations in New Brunswick!
The entire apartment was gut rehabbed in 2020. New electric, new plumbing, new insulation, new flooring, paint, appliances, fixtures. The apartment features beautiful hardwood floors, a beautiful kitchen with granite counters, soft close drawers and and an island that leads into a spacious and airy living room. There are three single bedrooms and a gorgeous bathroom with tiled shower.
The entire unit has Central Air and Forced Heat. There is free laundry in the basement, off-street parking and a shared front porch. The house is seconds from Easton Ave and College Ave. It simply cannot get any better than this!
108 Huntington St, New Brunswick, NJ
This a a gem of a house! Completely updated, this house features 8 bedrooms, 3 baths, a huge living room, large kitchen, bonus rec room in the basement, beautiful backyard and off-street parking! Legal for up to 11 people!
The house was renovated in 2019 and has a new heating system and electrical system. It's got a front row view of Buccleuch Park, which offers a great space to workout, run, play hoops or have a picnic.
The driveway can fit 3-4 cars and you get an additional 3 street passes. The house has steam radiator heat and window AC units that tenants can bring.
146 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ
Apt #1: Welcome to 146 Hamilton St. Home of the sickest front porch in New Brunswick. This apartment features a gigantic 5 bedroom 2.5 bath palace for up to 9 people. The porch is beautiful and features it's very own porch swing! Inside you'll find 5 gigantic bedrooms with high ceilings. An updated kitchen and half bath finish off the first floor.
In the basement there are two full baths and an in-unit washer dryer area. The entire apartment comes with Central Air and Forced Heat and there is also access to driveway parking in the rear for 2 cars.
The cherry on top is the location as it's seconds away from The Yard, Scott Hall and the New Brunswick train station.
Apt #2: This is another amazing renovated property under our management care. Renovated in 2018, this apartment features gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. The living room is bright and spacious and it leads into a nice study area. The kitchen is updated with new appliances and granite counter tops. There is a full bathroom and in-unit laundry. All three bedrooms are very large and can fit 2 beds in each. The apartment is comfy for 5 people.
The unit features new Central Air and Forced Heat and is seconds away from The Yard, Scott Hall and the New Brunswick train station.
214 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
You will enjoy this amazing second floor apartment right above our office on Easton Ave! The entire apartment was renovated in 2020! New electric, new plumbing, new bathrooms, new kitchen new floors, new roof. The kitchen is spacious with granite countertops and soft close drawers. You have three beautiful bathrooms, in-unit washer dryer and 5 spacious bedrooms. There is driveway parking for 2 cars and you get 3 street passes as well.
The cherry on top is getting to enjoy an amazing front porch with views of Easton Ave.
Don't Just Take Our Word For It...
Hear it straight from our Rutgers area Clients
New Jersey Tenant
This past year was my first experience with off campus housing at Rutgers NB. Pete and the Tverdov housing team made this transition for myself and 9 buddies seamless. Pete was there every step of the way and as the “house manager” I was in contact with him regularly. Great landlord and even better person, highly recommend for future Rutgers students and residents in the area!
New Jersey Tenant
I had a really great experience living in Tverdov housing, so much that I was there for three years. We never had any issues and the landlord was always more than happy to accommodate and help wherever and whenever needed. I would highly recommend Tverdov housing!
New Jersey Property Owner
Tverdov Housing has exceeded my expectations - its always above and beyond from their team. They are the go to management company in my opinion and I've enjoyed working with them for sure.
If you want to ensure good rental experiences for your renters, Tverdov is the definitive choice. Renters have pointed out their good experiences with them to me personally.
New Jersey Tenant
I rented for a year with Tverdov Housing. They are head and shoulders above any other property managers in New Brunswick, from impeccably clean housing to quick maintenance. I would highly recommend Pete and his team to any Rutgers student looking for off-campus housing.