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Housing in the Washington, D.C. Metro/College Park area can be expensive. You might have to search to find a deal - but don’t worry - deals do exist!

Please note that prices can change quickly, so it’s best to contact the property directly with questions. Below are several links you can use to find housing.

A good starting point is the University of Maryland’s Off Campus Housing (OCH) website. It has listings for housing near campus, as well as a roommate matching service, an apartment directory, information about local communities, utilities, and typical local rents.

Off-Campus Housing 

Short-Term Housing:
Local hotel options are listed by the University of Maryland’s Off Campus Housing office.

Alternative and short-term housing options in the area are listed by the University of Maryland’s Off Campus Housing office.

Long-Term Housing:
Craigslist is a very useful, free website has lots of listings for housing in the Washington Metro area, as well as classes, furniture (sometimes free!), and discussion forums.

The Washington Post is the area’s leading newspaper, the Washington Post can be bought at numerous locations or visited online to access the classified ads. The Sunday paper edition has the most housing listings.

The Washington City Paper is a free newspaper that comes out every Thursday with housing listings. You can also visit the website to check out the classifieds, which are updated several times a day. The Washington City Paper is also a good place to find out what’s going on in the Metro area.

Housing Resources

The office of Off-Campus Housing has a wide assortment of very useful resources including Cost of Living Comparisons, Local Area Profiles, Apartment Rating Web Sites, and Area Real Estate Agents.