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Aug 1, 2011

Rental Apartments near Purdue University

Category: Apartment Search

Students nearby Purdue University – Their Living

There are about 40,000 students in Purdue University and more than 60% of students live off campus. Every student requires a peaceful and clean environment for their living place. Purdue University area is a perfect destination not only for pursuing a degree, but for finding great rental housing. The Purdue University (West Lafayette area) has lots of off campus apartments to choose from and purdueguru.com offers an easy way for students to search and find the exact apartment of their choice.

What info I will get on purdueguru website?

If you are planning to rent out a property nearby Purdue University, you will need to set your priorities-preferences according to the type of property you are looking for. Here you can decide personal likes and dislikes, quality and cost. In addition sometimes the Property Managers who list with purdueguru have special offers for the students who are looking for the rental apartments nearby Purdue University.

Why purdueguru.com?

We have developed the purdueguru.com according to the quick and custom apartment search for the students. Students can customize their search about the apartments like rents, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, availability etc. Students can save their search for the future and they can add apartments to their favorites also.

Quick and easy navigation search of purdueguru.com makes it better than the other websites. Only by a few clicks, students can search for apartments and even they can easily see the location of the rental apartment on a Google Map. On many apartments, you will be able to see 3D floor plans of the apartments in the image gallery section. Many of these 3D floor plans were created by our partner www.2d3dFloorPlans.com. The property managers keep their apartments safe and well cleaned for healthy living. You can find these Purdue rental apartments both walking distance and driving distance from Purdue Campus.

Help Desk: Call to Property Managers, Talk to them directly.

Finding a suitable apartment near by Purdue University is not always easy, especially for students who do not know about the locality. So if you need a consultation then you can simply contact a Property Manager listed on purdueguru. The Property Manager will be glad to reply as soon as possible.

Socialization: Get connected with Facebook/Twitter

You can get connected with us on our Social-media pages. You will be able to look over the latest offers/updates about the apartments on our social-media pages like Facebook and Twitter. Most important; you can get logged on the purdueguru.com by your Facebook ID also.

Get Started by Searching Apartments near Purdue University Campus >

Apr 6, 2011

Renting your Purdue Apartment?

Category: Apartment Search

Have apartments that are vacant or not leased for next Purdue University school year? A great hub, for Purdue University students to search for their apartments is purdueguru.com. More and more Purdue students are using this website to search for apartments near the University. Why not list?

Hundreds of Renters Per Day! Thousands Per Month!

The graph below shows the actual renter traffic for a 1 month period.

Over 1,500 Listings!

Why all the traffic? Well, purdueguru.com has over 1,500 different floorplans to choose from. All these rental apartments are near Purdue University. These rental units are located in over 700 different property locations close to Purdue University campus in the Greater West Lafayette region. For the Purdue student it is the ‘One Stop Apartment Shop’…

How will the Purdue Students find you?

Our free (that’s right, no charge!) listing service will begin to send students to your door helping you to rent your apartments. Follow our simple online instructions. We’ll give you a Login and Password and then you can list your Purdue area apartments for free. Create a Property Manager login>>.

How to Highlight Properties and Increase Rentals?

Property managers who want more visibility to student renters, and desire to rent specific properties, purdueguru.com offers you the ability for your listing to show on the top. Students will then search for apartments on purdueguru and find your apartment first! You have two options for promoting your Listings:

#1. Sponsor your Listings for as little as $3 per day!


  • Displayed on the Top of search results.
  • Sponsored Listings are displayed first.
  • Your Listing is advertised on other property listings under a section called “Other Apartments that may interest you”.
  • Property Manager’s Website URL and Phone Number will be displayed like this:

Click here to Sponsor your Listings>>

#2. Feature your Listings for as little as $20 per day!


  • Displayed on pre-loader when search is made.
  • Shows the featured advertisement of the listing.
  • Shows the Website URL of your site like this:

Click here to Feature your Listings>>

So, what are you waiting for? Go to purdueguru.com and create your account and start listing your properties right away. See how it works and benefits your business then consider a Sponsored or Featured listing.

Feb 25, 2010

Community Links

Category: Community Info

Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-4600

Ivy Tech State College
Phone: (765) 772-9100

West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
1105 N. Grant Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-2481
Phone: (765) 746-0400

Tippecanoe School Corporation
21 Elston Rd, Lafayette IN 47909

Lafayette School Corporation
2300 Cason Street Lafayette IN 47904


West Lafayette Parks Department

City of Lafayette Parks and Recreation

Tippecanoe County Parks Department

Post Offices

West Lafayette Branch
610 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-1902
Phone: (800) ASK-USPS

West Lafayette License Branch
720 West Navajo
West Lafayette, IN 47906



Feb 9, 2010

Utility Info for West Lafayette/Lafayette Area

Category: Community Info

Purdue Students: It is a good idea to call ahead and have your utilities hooked up about a month before your move-in date. Utility companies are very busy when students are moving in. Waiting until you have moved in to hookup your utilities might result in spending a few nights without electricity or water!

It is also a good idea to check with your landlord and find out exactly what utilities you need. No need to get Cable if it’s already provided!

Here is a list of Utility providers serving the West Lafayette and Lafayette area. This is not meant to be an endorsement of their products or services.

Service Provider Web URL Phone
Water Indiana-American Water Co. http://www.amwater.com/inaw/ 800-492-8373
Sewage West Lafayette Waste Water

For online bill pay click here

http://www.westlafayette.in.gov/department/?fDD=11-0 765-775-5140
Telephone Verizon www.verizon.com 800-483-4000
Natural Gas Vectren www.vectren.com 800-227-1376
Electric Cinergy/PSI www.cinergypsi.com 800-521-2232
Cable TV Insight Cable www.insight-com.com 765-447-6886

Feb 8, 2010

Where Should Agriculture Students Live At Purdue?


A majority of the Agriculture buildings are located on the South end of Purdue campus. To no surprise, the most convenient location for Agriculture students to rent is on the South East end of campus. Apartments or rental houses located between Marsteller Street and South Salisbury Street would be a very good living location for Agriculture students. Located in this area are many different apartments and rental houses of all types that would suit the needs of any Agriculture student.

The benefits of renting close to Agriculture buildings are many and include:

  • Classes are a very short walk away – you can practically roll out of bed and walk to class!! Living close to where your classes are is even better in the winter because you don’t have to bear the cold!
  • If you have group meetings, once again, it will be very nice to be close to libraries and classrooms where you will be meeting.
  • You will be in the middle of social life at Purdue! All of the campus activity will be just a few steps away from your front door. Chauncey Hill and Wabash Landing are close by; also enjoy being located just a 15 minute walk away from Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium and all the other sports facilities!
  • Enjoy being near gift shops, restaurants, apparel stores, coffee shops etc. Chauncey Hill, the central location of shops, restaurants etc., is just a few steps away.
  • Parking??? Living right next to where your classes are is awesome because you don’t have the burden of finding a parking spot every day.

If you are someone who enjoys peace and quiet over convenience don’t worry, there are many off-campus locations that will suit your needs just fine. Many off-campus apartment complexes offer a variety of amenities that on-campus apartments don’t offer such as: washer and dryer, on-site pools, clubhouse, pet-friendly apartments, and much more.

To view a detailed list of on-campus and off-campus apartments available for rent near Purdue University visit purdueguru.com.

Feb 7, 2010

Where Should Engineering Students Live At Purdue?


Seeing that most of the engineering buildings are at the North end of campus, it is to no surprise that many engineering students choose to live just there. There are many on-campus apartments located between Northwestern Avenue and North Salisbury Street that would be very adequate for any student.

The benefits of renting close to engineering buildings are many and include:

  • Classes are a very short walk away – you can practically roll out of bed and walk to class! Living close to where your classes are is even better in the winter when it is cold!
  • If you have group meetings, once again, it will be very nice to be close to libraries and classrooms where you will be meeting.
  • You will be in the middle of social life at Purdue! All of the campus activities will be just a few steps away from your front door. Enjoy being located close to Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium and all the other sports facilities!
  • Enjoy being near gift shops, restaurants, apparel stores, coffee shops, etc.
  • Parking??? Living so close to where your classes are is amazing because you do not have to worry about finding a parking spot!

If you are someone who enjoys peace and love comfort, there are many off-campus locations that will suit your needs.

Many off-campus apartments offer a variety of amenities that on-campus apartments don’t offer such as: washer and dryer, on-site pools, clubhouse, pet-friendly apartments, and much more.

Many engineering students have found Ananda Apartments to be a convenient place to live near Purdue. To view a detailed list of on-campus and off-campus apartments available for rent near Purdue University visit purdueguru.com.

Jan 21, 2010

Where Should International Students Live At Purdue?


An important and sometimes tough question to figure out, but don’t worry, I am here to help.

A few important notes:

  • Whether you decide to live on-campus or off-campus, you will want to finalize your living arrangements before your arrival to Purdue.
  • When choosing an apartment to rent, it is good to know the policies and costs before signing the lease.

Now on to figuring out where to live:
Many international students choose to rent local apartments or houses. This gives you the opportunity to live on your own and choose your own roommates. Having a roommate or two will help lower your cost of living. Students can live in on-campus apartments, which are within walking distance to campus, or they can live in off-campus apartments, which require transportation such as a bike, car, or riding the bus to get to campus. For a list of pros and cons of off-campus living vs. on-campus living read the blog Should I Rent An Apartment On-campus or Off-Campus At Purdue?

There are many different types of apartments and houses.Knowing the differences in the sizes of apartments may help you decide if you would like to have roommates or not.

Here is some basic information about the differences in the sizes.
: This is a 1 room apartment plus bathroom and usually a closet. One one wall typically has a kitchenet (a small compact kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, sink and kitchen cabinets with countertop). Some married couples live in a studio but normally there is only 1 resident per studio. The current cost range is $400-1000. Click here to view a typical Studio apartment

1 Bedroom: This is a 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Enough room for 1-2 people and comes with 1 bathrooms. Cost range is $450-1100.
A typical 1 Bedroom apartment

2 Bedroom: This is a 2 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Normally only 2 people live in a 2 bedroom apartment, but some units close to campus allow up to 4 people. There are 1-2 bathrooms. Cost range is $850-1500. A typical 2 Bedroom apartment

3 Bedroom: This is a 3 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Can hold between 3-5 people and comes with 1-3 bathrooms. Cost range is $800-1900.
A typical 3 Bedroom apartment

4 Bedroom: This is a 4 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Can hold between 4-6 people and comes with 2-4 bathrooms. Cost range is $1350-2400.
A typical 4 Bedroom apartment

Another helpful note: In general, apartments closer to campus are smaller, do not allow pets, and offer fewer amenities, but they are closer to campus. Off-campus apartments are more spacious, usually allow pets, and offer more amenities such as a washer and dryer in the apartment.

Some popular on-campus international student apartments are:

Some popular off-campus international student apartments are:

Some popular Purdue University Housing options are:

To view more a detailed list of apartments and houses and the amenities they offer, go to purdueguru.com.

Jan 4, 2010

West Lafayette Property Managers…What Is The Best Way To Advertise Your Rental Properties for Purdue Students?

Category: Apartment Search

The Internet!!

  • Internet shortens the search for potential renters. It saves a lot of time and energy and is often more cost effective than the traditional ways of marketing.
  • It takes less time to go through. Potential renters can view double the amount of apartments, townhomes, houses, etc. over the internet and have the ability to narrow down their search to the desired ones. Take advantage of the internet and add your properties on purdueguru.com for free!
  • Internet renters make better clients. A general trend in online marketing reveals that these internet users are wealthier and ready to pay a good rental price.
  • The Internet is being used more a more by all generations; especially the younger generations.
  • The internet is the #1 tool that students use to make their living decisions!

So…..if you are a property owner or manager in the Lafayette/West Lafayette region and have not explored the benefits of online advertising, then you’re losing a vast base of potential clients.

Advertising your properties on purdueguru.com is an easy, cost effective way to steer more renters to your properties!

Jan 3, 2010

Should I Rent an Apartment On-Campus or Off-Campus at Purdue?


Every college student must answer this question. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to weigh your choices before making a final decision. To help you, here are some pros and cons of each:



  • Accessibility to Purdue – Living on-campus makes it easy to walk to classes, libraries, dining halls, computer labs, etc. You don’t have to waste time and money driving to campusevery day. Don’t underestimate the convenience of getting up and walking straight to class from your apartment.
  • Social Life – Living on-campus near Purdue puts you in the middle of a social environment that allows you to establish many friendships and get involved in any campus activities taking place.
  • Central Location – Near Purdue are restaurants, shops, the Wabash Landing Movie Theatre, and all the sports venues (Mackey Arena and Ross-Ade Stadium). Living on-campus puts you in the center of all this activity.


  • Little Privacy – privacy can be hard to come by when living on-campus. You are always surrounded by the hustle and bustle of campus, and may find it hard to have quiet time
  • Limited Apartment Features – Many on-campus apartments do not have a washer and dryer; nor do they allow pets.
  • Limited Parking– Parking on campus can be a significant challenge. Even if you have a place to park, the parking lot will be very congested and you risk the possibility of damage caused to your car. Also don’t forget to display your parking permit or you may be towed!
  • Possible Low GPA – Being surrounded by so much activity and social life, you may find it hard to buckle down and study. This could have negative effects on your GPA.



  • Lower Cost– If you have a tight budget or prefer to have your own bedroom, many students find living off campus is a great way to save money.
  • More for your money– Many off campus apartments offer many extra features like vaulted ceilings, larger bedrooms, and more modern floorplans.
  • Privacy – Living off-campus gives you the benefit of being able to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus. After a long day of classes you can drive home and enjoy the peace and quiet.
  • Better Apartment Features – Many off-campus locations are pet friendly and have many other apartment amenities that on-campus locations don’t offer.
  • More Space – Living off-campus you will most likely have more space inside your apartment and also outside. Throwing a football around or playing a game of cornhole won’t be so challenging!
  • Parking & Garages– Most off campus apartments have ample parking that is included with your apartment. If you have a really nice car or don’t like to scrape snow/ice off your windshield you can often find an apartment with its own garage.


  • Transportation – Although there can ride the citybus, , many find it most convenient and somewhat a necessity to have their own car.
  • Isolation – You will most likely have less involvement in campus activities and may find it harder to make new friends.
  • Plan Ahead– It takes time and money to drive to and from Purdue University every day, not to mention the frustrations of finding a parking spot. Having a “C” parking permit willhelp, but if you want to park close to class you better leave early!

When making this decision on where to live, think about what is important for you. Putting together a list of your own pros and cons may be of help. To find an on-campus or off-campus location, visit purdueguru.com.

Dec 2, 2009

Winter Energy Tips for your Apartment or Rented House


Heating your apartment is the biggest energy cost during the winter. Well there is good news –You can keep your apartment warm without going broke!

Here are some helpful tips to keep heat in:

  • If you have storm windows, make sure they are closed.
  • Install covers on window and through the wall air-conditioners.
  • If you have a fireplace, be sure to close the damper when you are not using it.
  • Close shades at night. Leave them open during the day for solar heating.

Controlling Temperature and Humidity

Setting the thermostat one degree cooler can save you 3% on your monthly heating bill. It is good practice to not set your thermostat above 72 degrees when you are home. When sleeping or away, lower your thermostat to 65 degrees. Also, if possible, turn down the heat going to any unused rooms. Note: never turn off your heat during winter months when you leave your apartment–pipes may freeze and burst causing your apartment to be flooded!

During the winter you will feel warmer in your home if the air is not too dry. Be sure to keep the relative humidity between 20 percent and 40 percent. This will let you lower the thermostat temperature without feeling cold.


  • Keep refrigerators between 37-40 degrees F for the fresh food compartment and 0-5 degrees F for the frozen food compartment.
  • Replace broken door gaskets.
  • Don’t let more than a quarter inch of frost build up in the freezer. Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers.


  • Use natural light whenever possible
  • Turn off lights when you are not using them
  • Use energy efficient bulbs