What do students really want in housing?

When it comes to student housing, one thing is pretty much clear: The dorm days are over.

To satisfy both cost and quality-of-life concerns, most students have moved off campus into modernized student housing communities. Competition for their rent dollars hinges on several key components of the rental property: proximity to school; apartment size and plenitude of storage space; availability of one bathroom for every resident (even if they share a bedroom); and a fitness center as the crown jewel in your common-area package.

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