Regardless of where you move, you'll likely spend a fair amount of time in your apartment. So, it's important to choose a place that has qualities you value.
The Apartment Features Worksheet contains a checklist of features to use during your search. You may wish to print the table and take it with you on your apartment hunt.
If you’re living in the same city as your college, start with your campus housing office. Ask for listings of off-campus apartments that can be rented to graduates. Sometimes local landlords lower rates for recent graduates, so you may find a great deal this way.
If you're in a new city, try these search alternatives:
Avoid paying fees
Some services charge a fee to find you an apartment. Whether these services are legitimate or scams, it's best to steer clear of them. With so many free options available, in most cities, it's unnecessary to pay a finder's fee.