Amazing Apartments that are Perfect for UW Students

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You may love UW, but sometimes living on campus simply isn’t all its cracked up to be. Maybe you’re thinking it’s time to spread your wings and see what the city has to offer. But you probably have some reservations about this. What if you can’t get a place convenient to campus? What if you remove yourself from the undergrad scene? How can you find a place without breaking the bank? Well, here at ABODO, we have some amazing options for concerned students like you. Take a look!


Close Proximity to Campus

Clean City View apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows and personal balcony

Clean City View apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows and personal balcony

City View Live in the lap of luxury while living right next to campus. The efficency-4 bedroom apartments available at City View gives residents a taste of high rise living without removing them from the undergrad experience. It is practically right next to campus, only a few minute walk from State Street, and located right on a bus line. All apartments come furnished, along with a number of other lovely features like top-notch kitchen appliances and private balconies. The building itself is practically bursting with amenities, including a media lounge, roof top deck, covered parking, and laundry facilities.

Walk to Campus: 2 minutes
Bike to Campus: 1 minute

 

Large Inez studio apartment with carpeted floors

Large Inez studio apartment with carpeted floors

Inez Apartments The generously sized studio-4 bedroom apartments in the Inez building offer more than just a large floor plan and recently renovated kitchens. They offer a fantastic location less than 5 minutes away from campus on foot and even closer to all of nightlife along State Street. Want to access what the rest of Madison has to offer? Then hop on the bus. A line runs right outside your door. The building also offers secure access, a fitness center, and off-street parking for residents with cars.

Walk to Campus: 5 minutes
Bike to Campus: 2 minutes

 

 

Amazing views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows in a Lucky 777 apartment

Amazing views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows in a Lucky 777 apartment

Lucky 777  When you step right outside of your amazing studio-4 bedroom apartment at Lucky 777, you can enjoy your short commute to class and easy access to nightlife on State Street and know that you’re getting the most out of your college career. These apartments offer opulent features like wood floors, chic furnishings, designer kitchens, private balconies, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Every apartment has been specially designed to reduce noise, making it easier to live with both your neighbors and your roommates. You even have the option of grabbing some garage parking or ordering a housekeeping service to come tidy up your apartment while you’re in class.

Walk to Campus: None! You’re basically on campus

 

Spacious Pres House living room with oversized windows

Spacious Pres House living room with oversized windows

Pres House Apartments Looking to escape the dorm rooms without escaping undergrad life? Then check out the gorgeous effiency-5 bedroom apartments at Pres House. Residents living in this building can take solace in the fact that they are basically right next to campus, only one block from State Street, and right on a bus line for their other traveling needs. The apartments have generous layouts, modern kitchens, balconies, and come fully furnished. Oh yeah, and the building itself isn’t so bad either. You can enjoy the on-site fitness center and community lounges, which often host optional activities for residents to enjoy. It’s all of the plus sides of living the dorm life!

Walk to Campus:  None! You’re basically on campus

 

Sleek Towers on State apartment with open living space & breakfast bar

Sleek Towers on State apartment with open living space & breakfast bar

Towers on State When you look at the studio-3 bedroom apartments at the Towers on State, you’ll see an amazing location and a borderline ridiculous amenities package. You live the State Street life, meaning that you’re right next to campus and can barely walk two feet without passing a great restaurant or coffee shop. You can an enjoy a furnished modern apartment and a building bursting at the seams with amenities, including secure building access, fitness center, movie throatier, computer lab, and study room. This is the the way undergrad life should be.

Walk to Campus: 3 minutes
Bike to Campus: 1 minute


Best Places for Getting Your Party On 

Cozy studio at the Ambassador West

Cozy studio at the Ambassador West

Ambassador West If you’re looking for an apartment that will let you enjoy undergrad life to the fullest, then take a second look at the studio-5 bedroom homes at Ambassador West. That’s right. Some of these apartments can accommodate 5+ people, meaning your entire group of friends can chill just like you did in the dorm rooms – only without the cafeteria food or RA looking over your shoulder. Looking for a little more privacy? No biggie. Even if you can’t party in your apartment, you are located only two blocks from State Street and right next to the Capitol Center Market. The area is also highly walkable, so no need for a pesky car on nights out! On days in, lounge in the fenced in yard and take advantage of the grilling stations!

Walk to Campus: 9 minutes
Drive to Campus: 3 minutes

 

Bright and sunny Bel Mora apartment

Bright and sunny Bel Mora apartment

Bel Mora These 1-2 bedroom apartments at Bel Mora will brighten you up during the day and give you the perfect retreat at night. Bel Mora’s great location only a short walk away from all the activity of the Bassett part action and State-Langdon nightlife is perfect for undergrad partiers. If you’re more of a restaurant person, then you can take solace in the fact that there are at least 4 amazing restaurants less than 3 minutes away on foot. Though the area is pretty walkable, this building is located right on a bus line if you don’t feel like wearing down your legs for the night. In addition, these apartments have secure building access, open floorplans, and are kitty friendly (Meow!)

Walk to Campus: 12 minutes
Drive to Campus: 3 minutes

 

Capitol Centre Court apartment with efficient floor plan and hardwood floors

Capitol Centre Court apartment with efficient floor plan and hardwood floors

Capitol Centre Court The location of Capitol Centre Court‘s 1-2 bedroom apartments simply can’t be beat. Whether you’re headed to class or towards the buzz on State Street, you’ll rarely be more than a few steps away from what you need. And even if you are, you’re located right on a bus line! These apartments are bright, modern, and kitty friendly! You can also enjoy the building’s 24-hour fitness center and community lounge. For those days you want to be bad and go out on a weeknight, you can enjoy the building’s continental breakfast on Tuesday and Friday mornings to cure your hangover. Can it really get much better than that?

Walk to Campus: 8 minutes
Drive to Campus: 2 minutes

 

Well-planned LaCiel apartment kitchen with newly installed cabinets and coutners

Well-planned LaCiel apartment kitchen with newly installed cabinets and counters

LaCiel The LaCiel apartment building has spacious studio-3 bedroom apartments that are perfect for those looking to enjoy the hard and fast undergrad life without worrying about picking a designated driver. It’s located in one of the most heavily populated areas of Madison, near all the best bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and student hot spots in the Bassett neighborhood. With a high walkability to school and the bars, you’ll never have a problem venturing out on the weekends for some fun. Don’t feel like walking? Luckily you’re right next to a bus stop. In spite of its prime location, convenient features (walk-in closets, central air, sun deck, etc.), the apartments here are quite fairly priced as well. Some utilities are even included in the rent!

Walk to Campus: 3 minutes
Drive to Campus: 1 minutes

 

Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances in LaVille apartment

Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar in LaVille apartment

LaVille Wanna be only one block away from State Street ? Then the 1-3 bedroom apartments at LaVille might be perfect for you! You can head on over to drink and dine in central Madison and then take a quick walk right back to your apartment when the night has come to an end. Spacious floorplans, modern appliances, and large closets makes this a home you can look forward to coming back to. To make it even easier on you, they even come partially furnished! The building also offers great parking options, a sun deck, and a community study room.

Walk to Campus: 4 minutes
Drive to Campus: 1 minute

 

Rendering of a sunny Park Place apartment with balcony

Rendering of a sunny Park Place apartment with balcony

Park Place The efficency-4 bedroom apartments at Park Place are perfect for the person or group of friends seeking off-campus living right near the undergrad party scene. It stands right on Bassett Street, incredibly close to Downtown Madison and State Street. Some of the best restaurants in the area are only a few steps in any direction. Oh yeah, it’s super easy to walk anywhere and the bus is right there for more ambitious trips. In addition to its party-friendly location, Park Place offers a luxurious amenities package, including upscale apartments and outdoor terrace, media lounge, secure building access, and parking garage.

Walk to Campus: 6 minutes
Drive to Campus:  2 minutes

 

Cozy Park Regent living room with oversized window

Cozy Park Regent living room with oversized window

Park Regent Apartments Centrally located. That should be the first thing that comes to mind when you take a look at the 1-5 bedroom apartments at the Park Regent. The convenience of these apartments cannot be understated. You’re only a few steps away from campus, as well as Camp Randall and other surrounding hubs of off-campus undergrad life. You can even enjoy some of your favorite restaurants, including Qdoba Mexican Grill and Capriotti’s right on the building first floor. Love the idea of having an off-campus place, but don’t want to deal with the furniture? No prob. These apartments come with basic living room furniture, beds, and even bar stools!

Walk to Campus: 3 minutes
Drive to Campus: 3 minutes

 

Roomy Washington Plaza apartment with balcony and faux hardwood floors

Roomy Washington Plaza apartment with balcony and faux hardwood floors

Washington Plaza Looking for a place right along one of the UW’s main thoroughfares, without having to deal with the driving part? Then we’ve got the perfect building for you. Washington Plaza is located only a few steps away from Bassett Street and all of the amazing bars, restaurants, and entertainment that the area can boast about. Worried about having to walk too far? This neighborhood has some of the highest walkability scores in Madison and allows residents to easily access campus, Concerts on the Square, and State Street. In addition, the amenities package here cannot be understated. Luxurious living and close to all the UMW action. What more could you want?

Walk to Campus: 11 minutes
Drive to Campus: 3 minutes


Most Breathtaking Views

Lincoln School apartment with modern fixtures and spectacular lake views

Lincoln School apartment with modern fixtures and spectacular lake views

Lincoln School Interestingly, the studio-1 bedroom apartments were created from the gutted remains of the Lincoln School. Today, the building offers apartments with some industrial character and spectacular views of Lake Mendota. The location is basically perfect, as the school sits right beside both the lake and the beloved James Madison Park. The apartments have huge windows that allow natural light to pour in and has been updated with modern fixtures and stainless steel appliances. It may be a little further away from campus in the Mansion Hill neighborhood, but residents are by no means isolated. You’re still within walking distance of all the great restaurants along Washington Avenue and the recreational facilities at the park.

Bike to Campus: 6 minutes
Drive to Campus: 4 minutes

 

Warm and welcoming Parkview Apartment with polished wooden floors

Warm and welcoming Parkview Apartment with polished wooden floors

Parkview Apartments The quaint studio-2 bedroom apartments at Parkview are spacious and offer great views of the adjacent Brittingham Park and Bay. These apartments have some great features, like large closets and wooden floors. In addition, you get to enjoy secure building access, having your heat and gas included in your rent, and an outdoor swimming pool to wade in during the warmest parts of the year. As if this weren’t enough, the building is only a few minutes away from UW campus and Downtown. Looking to get to the nightlife hot spots on State Street? Hop on your bike for a short ride on get on the bus. There’s a stop right outside your door!

Walk to Campus: 12 minutes
Drive to Campus: 3 minutes

 

Floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies in a Seven27 apartment

Floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies in a Seven27 apartment

Seven27 If you love natural light and lakefront views, then you’ve found the place of your dreams. The 1-2 bedroom apartments at Seven27 are built around the massive windows and balconies. Aside from a gorgeous apartment, the building also offers a number of chic urban amenities, including a fitness center, bike storage, lounge, dog wash, and landscaped terrace with a fire pit. The location is also pretty amazing. This building is not far from the restaurants and conveniences along Washington Avenue, though a bike or car is recommended for access the activity buzzing along State Street. Luckily, the buildings stands right on a bus line.

Walk to Campus: 15 minutes
Drive to Campus: 3 minutes

 

The spectacular view of Lake Mendota from a Waterfront Apartment

The spectacular view of Lake Mendota from a Waterfront Apartment

The Waterfront Apartments The name of this building (not to mention the pic above) basically speaks for itself. The Waterfront Apartments boast studio-5 bedroom apartments with features and amenities that are sure to knock your socks off. As if the view wasn’t enough, these apartments also have top notch designer lighting, modern kitchens, balconies, and much more. The building itself offers luxurious services like package delivery, rooftop sun decks, dry cleaning services, and even access to a community car. It’s the upscale apartment life at its best and only a few minutes away from campus and State Street nightlife!

Walk to Campus: 2 minutes
Drive to Campus: 7 minutes


Best Bang for Your Buck

Bright and airy 2 Langdon Street apartment with oversized windows

Bright and airy 2 Langdon Street apartment with oversized windows

2 Langdon Street The efficency – 2 bedroom apartments at 2 Langdon Street are quite fairly priced considering both their proximity to the University and their proximity to Lake Mendota. Oh, and keep in mind that we mean this property is virtually right next to the lake. Though the apartments may not be brand spankin’ new, many of the homes in this building have wood flooring, newer carpeting, faux fireplaces, and/or lake views. The apartments are even located in a pretty walkable area not far from all the excitement of State Street. These awesome spaces well worth the bottom line price!

Walk to Campus: 9 minutes
Drive to Campus: 2 minutes

 

Parkview Apartments

Open floor plan and designer track lighting in a River's Edge apartment

Open floor plan and designer track lighting in a River’s Edge apartment

River’s Edge Apartments The studio-3 bedroom apartments at the River’s Edge are fairly priced for the square footage and amenities package you get. These apartments are located within a secure building and have spacious open floor plans with oversized windows, large closets, and individual climate controls for every room to keep your electric bill as low as possible. They’re even feline friendly. “Why so cheap?” you might be asking. Well, it’s not located in the heart of undergrad activity. Instead it enjoys a beautiful spot east of the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood. During the winter, you can enjoy ice skating in the park. Concerned about the distance from campus? If you’re stuck without a car, don’t fret. Madison is incredibly bitable and this building is located right on a bus line.

Bike to Campus: 15 minutes
Drive to Campus: 6 minutes

 

Intimate apartment at University Square with carpeted floor

Intimate apartment at University Square with carpeted floor

University Square Apartments The studio-2 bedroom apartments at University Square are sensibly priced given their amazing location. The building itself is located on the quiet Marion Street, but the glow of State Street and the bustle of Downtown are only a few minutes walk away. For access to the rest of the city, simply walk out the door and hop on a bus. The building even offers secure access, off street parking, laundry facilities, and a fitness center. That’s a lot of resources at your fingertips for only $600-$1219 a month. Heat and water are even included in the rent price!

Walk to Campus: 6 minutes
Drive to Campus: 2 minutes


 

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