The Off-Campus and Commuter Services Office has recently launched a new housing website, Off-Campus Housing Service. The site is designed to simplify the housing search for students, faculty and staff, and area property owners and managers. You can access the site using your UT Net ID and password to review local listings.
The website includes properties for rent and sale, as well as a roommate finder function, message boards, and a resources section. The searchable database includes descriptions of properties and their amenities; photographs and floor plans; maps showing proximity to campus; and links to the property owner or manager’s website, application or lease.
Additionally, the following websites should serve as resources for students to locate different types of housing (apartments, condos, houses, etc.) at various price points:
While apartment-style residence halls are open primarily to undergraduate students, they are available to graduate students as well. Apartment-style residence halls feature several living options, including one or two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and, in some cases, study and laundry areas. Visit University Housing’s website for additional details about available living options.
Cost of Living
In 2015 Knoxville was ranked by Forbes magazine as the second most affordable American city. Knoxville currently holds a 77.4 rating on the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo and an 88.9 on the Cost-of-Living index by Sperling’s Best Places. According to Forbes, cities with a HOI index above 100 have higher prices for day-to-day goods such as food, utilities, gas, transportation, and medical expenses than the national average.