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Finding a Place to Live

On-Campus Housing
Off Campus Housing
Off Campus Apartment/Housing Contacts
Areas Close To Vanderbilt With Rental Properties
Off Campus Housing Near Campus
Rights as A Renter

On-Campus Housing

Currently, on-campus housing is available only to undergraduate students.  There is no on-campus housing available for graduate students.  For undergraduates who are eligible, contact the Office of Housing and Residential Education: (615) 322-2591

The Vanderbilt Office of Conferences now offers competitive pricing for international students and scholars through their Summer Intern Housing Program. Click here for more information.

Summer Housing Program

Information on housing program is available at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/meetatvanderbilt/intern-housing/

Apartment style housing is available through Sat. August 3, 2013.

For stays of less than 30 nights, $34.77 per night in shared bedrooms; $46.30 per night in private bedrooms all within shared apartments  (these are all inclusive rates.  Base rates are $28/$38 when exempt from both sales and accommodations taxes).

All utilities, cable, wi-fi but no phone service included.

Online registration and payment available on our website.

Open to anyone participating in a university event who is 18 years of age or older.

Off Campus Housing

Vanderbilt Off Campus Referral Service is provided by the office of Housing and Residential Education to help Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff locate off campus housing opportunities. https://apphost2.its.vanderbilt.edu/studentbiz/OCReferral/

Temporary Housing

If you arrive in Nashville and need temporary housing until you have secured something more permanent you might consider extended-stay hotels, vacation rentals, or youth hostels.  Concerning extended-stay hotels, the ones nearest to campus, unfortunately, are generally more expensive than those farther away, though even the distant ones are less expensive than conventional hotels.  Here are few options:

  • Scarritt Bennett Center: 1008 19th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212; Tel: (615) 340-7500
  • Homestead Studio Suites: 727 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37214; Tel:(615) 316-9020
  • Studio Plus Deluxe: 9025 Church St. E. Brentwood, TN 37027; Tel: (615) 373-4272
  • Music City Hostel: 1809 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN  37203; Tel: (615) 692-1277
  • Nashville Downtown Hostel: 177 First Ave. N. Nashville, TN 37201; Tel: (615) 497-1208
  • Vacation Rentals By Owner: Follow the link to discover several options in and around the city.  Prices and availabilities vary.
  • airbnb, vacation/short-term rentals
  • Vacation Rentals, vacation/short-term rentals
  • If you need to stay at a hotel until you find a place to live, below is a list of hotels that are close to Vanderbilt.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN  37203

Extended Stay America
3311 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN  37203

Day’s Inn
1800 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Marriott @ Vanderbilt
2555 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Guesthouse Inn
1909 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Holiday Inn Select
2613 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN  37203

Courtyard by Marriott
1901 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Hampton Inn Vanderbilt
1919 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN  37203

Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt University
1811 Broadway
Nashville, TN  37203

Hampton Inn & Suites
2330 Elliston Place
Nashville, TN 37203


Permanent Housing

For off-campus apartments, you will almost certainly be required to sign a lease (rental contract). Be sure to read the lease carefully before signing. When you sign a lease, you are legally committed to the conditions of the document, including payment of rent for all months of the agreement. Make sure you avoid leases that obligate you for more than a year. Most landlords will require a security deposit ranging from $100 to the equivalent of one or two months’ rent. This deposit will be returned to you when you vacate the apartment, provided nothing has been damaged and you have maintained the conditions of the lease. You should be certain that you have found a satisfactory living situation before you sign any sort of a lease, as this is a binding legal contract.

To fill out a housing contract you will need the following:

  • Passport and student visa (I-90)
  • Financial declaration (proof of income or bank statement)
  • Bank account (to pay by check)
  • Social Security Number (as soon as you get one) or some may accept VU ID number
  • Deposit and fees (security deposit, redecoration fee, application fee, pet fee, etc.)

If possible, try to find a place to live before you arrive in Nashville or budget money for temporary lodging.

There are several apartment listing resources on the internet.  Many of these links include floor plans and pictures of the units.  Look below for the links.  Nashville’s local newspapers, The Tennessean, The City Paper, and the alternative paper, Nashville Scene also have extensive classified advertisement sections which include apartments, houses, and condominiums for rent.  Also browse the classifieds once you arrive to find home furnishings, cars, and much more.

CORT Services

In the process of finding and securing housing, in addition to renting or buying used furniture, CORT Destination Services is an excellent resource.  They have a helpful Apartment Search engine and helpful assistants that can speak with you personally.  For a fee, they will even drive you around to various apartments and facilitate your search.  Find their services athttp://www.cort.com/relocation/destination-services.  Additional information can be found here,CORT Furniture Rental Frequently Asked Questions.
Vanderbilt University and CORT are committed to helping international students and scholars make their University campus life transition seamless and easy, offering different services that will help them assimilate in the U.S. faster.  Those services include:

■    Home Finding Assistance Present housing options that meet your preferences and lifestyle needs. You’ll find the right place in the right community.  CORT will help ensure accommodations for shorter periods and immediate needs are comfortable and that the focus is maintained on studies.

CORT’s direct link to help you in your search:  http://www.apartmentsearch.com/

■    Furniture Rental CORT provides a broad array of furniture rental selections and prices that adds up to an excellent value. CORT has designed a website link specifically for international students and visiting scholars:  http://www.cort.com/usanow

■    Houseware Needs CORT provides necessities for a quick and seamless adjustment to your new home for smoother assimilation.

Off Campus Apartment/Housing Contacts

Apartment Guide Magazine

Apartment List

Apartment Selector

Apartments.Com – Addresses and phone numbers for almost every apartment complex in Nashville

Cheap Apartments – Inexpensive housing

City Paper – Local paper with classified ads

FlipKey – Short term and long term rentals available in Nashville area. No login required.

Hotpads - map-based apartment and rental home search engine, listing homes for rent, apartments, condos and real estate.

Nashville Life – More addresses and phone numbers for almost every apartment complex in Nashville

Nashville Scene – Local alternative paper with classified ads

Rent.com – Links to apartment complexes in the area

RENTCafe – free, nationwide apartment listings. No login required.

Rentlingo.com - free nationwide service that pulls up-to-date apartment availability for millions of listings from multiple sources and integrates reviews and gives users the option to connect to Facebook to see more social insights on the area and the property.

The Tennessean – Local daily paper with classified ads

Trulia – Nationwide real estate search engine that provides detailed neighborhood data

Vanderbilt MyVU classifieds – Website for faculty and staff

Zillow - home and real estate marketplace dedicated to helping homeowners, home buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, landlords and property managers find and share vital information about homes, real estate, mortgages, and home improvement.


Areas Close To Vanderbilt With Rental Properties


Living in high-rise apartment buildings and stylish lofts is also on the upswing, while the downtown neighborhood of Germantown continues to thrive with its restored homes, lofts, trendy restaurants and bars.

Hillsboro Village

A collegiate, young adult neighborhood situated between the Richland-West End and Hillsboro-Belmont neighborhoods. Older homes, 20th-century bungalows and four squares surround the village, which is a neighborhood hot spot.

Sylvan Park

An increasingly popular neighborhood in Nashville features a variety of restaurants and markets, McCabe Park and Community Center and a golf course. Sylvan Park’s charm derives from its renovated 1910 to 1940’s bungalows and Queen Anne cottages and homes.

Green Hills

A more recently developed area with a decidedly sophisticated attitude. There you will find upscale restaurants and retail establishments.

For information about other areas of Nashville please visit:
Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County/Residential Resourceshttp://www.villagerealestate.com/

Off Campus Housing Near Campus

Below are some apartment complexes located within 3 miles of campus.  You can locate them by using http://www.mapquest.com/.  Contact the apartment’s leasing office for more information:

Local Realty Company that manages the following apartment communities: West End Manos, West End Terrace

121 Acklen Park Dr. – Managed by Terry Rentals: 615.383.6662

20th and Grand Apartments – 2000 Grand Avenue: 615.327.1377

2009 Convent Place – Managed by Terry Rentals: 615.383.6662

2137 Fairfax Ave – Contact Barbara Dorris: 615.297.5119

3138 Long Blvd. – Managed by Terry Rentals: 615.383.6662

3140 Long Blvd. – Managed by Terry Rentals: 615.383.6662

Acklen Apartments – 2140 and 2142 Acklen Ave: 615.297.7132

Acklen Square – 2129 Acklen Ave: 615.383.7139

Americana Apartments – 1906 Chet Atkins Place: 615.327.1532

Barbizon Apartments – 2006 Broadway: 615.320.5600

Blythewood Apartments – 3510 Hillsboro Pike: 615.353.5852

Metropolitan Apartments – 101 Brixworth Ln: 615.385.4408

Capitol Towers – 510 Gay St: 615.244.0040

Charlton Square – 2025 Convent Place: 615.335.7358

Chateau Apts. – 2000 24th Ave S: 615.383.7139

The Columns - 2121 Fairfax Ave: 615.383.1777

Confair Apartments – 1905 Convent Place: 615.598.5892

Continental Condominiums – For Purchase
3415 West End Ave: 615.385.2076

Convent Park – 2002 Convent Place: 615.353.5852

Elliston Place Apartments – 2305 Elliston Place: 615.297.2276

The Gardens of Green Hills – 2025 Woodmont Blvd: 615.383.7255

The Gardens of Hillsboro Village – 2101 Portland Ave 615.383.5453

The Grove at Richland – 420 Elmington Ave: 615.269.5500

The Grove at Whitworth – 420 Elmington Ave: 615.269.5500

Hamilton Fairfax - 2106 Fairfax Ave: Contact Don Barnes at 615.414-8388

Hillcrest Manor – 112 Acklen Park Dr: Managed by Terry Rentals: 615.383.6662

Jeannie Apartments – 2526 Sharondale Dr: Contact Mrs. Susan Wood at 615.298.3906

Linden Apartments – 2014 Linden Ave: 615.383.7139

Mercury View Lofts – 1209 Pine St: 615.248.1002

Mills Apartments – 1203 17th Ave S: 615.783.0082

Natchez Village – 2112 Fairfax: 615.385.9351

Parkridge Apartments – 110 Acklen Park Dr: 615.353.5852

Poston West Apartments – 2902 Poston Ave: 615.353.5852

South Square Apartments – 907 18th Ave S: Contact Joanne Vanderpool

State House Condominiums – 1808 State St.

Sterling Court Apartments – 2101 Belmont Blvd: 615.297.3687

University Home Apartments – 806 18th Ave S: 615.481.3241

The Villages at Vanderbilt – 100 21st Ave.  615.320.5600

Village Center Apartments – Corner of 21st Ave and Blakemore: 615.327.2271

Villager Condos – 2601 Hillsboro Pike (corner of 21st Ave and Woodlawn): 615.297.5795

Villager East Condos – 3600 Hillsboro Pike: Contact Steve Polk at 615.794.1411

Villager West Condos – 2134 Fairfax Ave: Contact Steve Polk at 615.794.1411

Wesley Place Apartments – 2001 Scarritt Place:  615.320.5600

The Westboro – 3101 West End Ave: 615.297.2276

The Westmont – 111 Acklen Park Drive: 615.385.9351

Westwood II – 1908 Convent Place: Managed by Gianakas Properties 615.353.5852


In all circumstances, please be careful and review the terms of your lease agreement before you sign it.

Learn about your rights as a renter in Tennessee here:

Rights As A Renter