Finding a Place to Live
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.
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/
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 Bennet Center: 1008 19th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212; Tel: (615) 340-7500
- Extended Stay Hotels: 3311 West End Ave. Nashville, TN 37203; Tel: (615) 383-7490
- 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
- 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
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.
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 at http://www.cort.com/relocation/destination-services
Off Campus Apartment/Housing Contacts
Rent.com – Links to apartment complexes in the area
The Tennessean – Local daily paper with classified ads
Nashville Scene – Local alternative paper with classified ads
City Paper – Local paper with classified ads
Vanderbilt MyVU classifieds – Website for faculty and staff
Apartments.Com – Addresses and phone numbers for almost every apartment complex in Nashville
Nashville Life – More addresses and phone numbers for almost every apartment complex in Nashville
Apartment Ratings – Provides rating and reviews from residents of different complexes
Cheap Apartments – Inexpensive housing
RENTCafe – free, nationwide apartment listings. No login required.
FlipKey - Short term and long term rentals available in Nashville area. No login required.
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.
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.
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.
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 Resources http://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