Housatonic’s proximity to the University of Bridgeport really helps out its safety levels. The university’s campus has one of the lowest crime rates in the city, so students will feel very safe when they’re on campus both during the day and at night. But when they look for housing, they might not be able to stay close to campus and may have to look further out in the city. Bridgeport has received some negative publicity for its crime rates, including a spot on some lists of cities with the highest crime in the United States. So make sure you’re careful about where you rent, and always tour the property and inspect the neighborhood before signing a lease. Bridgeport has the cheapest average housing prices in the area, and it’s not even close. The average cost of an apartment here is around $1000, so let’s compare that to nearby areas. Within five miles there’s Stratford and Trumbull, both with average prices of $2000/month, which is double Bridgeport’s. Milford is $1700, Westport is $2500, and Shelton is $1750. And this is even before you consider how many more apartments Bridgeport has than these suburbs do. The ideal rental situation for students in terms of availability and price is absolutely in Bridgeport.
We currently have apartments near Housatonic Community College available for rent. If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.