When to Search
The majority of rentals in the area are located in Birmingham, which is a few miles away from Samford. However, you should be able to find a healthy selection in suburban communities like Mountain Brook, Crestline, Forest Park, and of course, Homewood. There are a couple dozen rentals available right now in the area immediately surrounding campus, and I see quite a few that are reasonably priced. The average price for a three bedroom is around $1000, but there are listings that are as low as $800 or $900. Two bedrooms usually cost $800/month, and one bedrooms are around $675/month. The ideal situation is to find an apartment building that’s within walking distance of your classes while still paying these low prices.