How to Find Housing
Searching for housing can be an overwhelming task. Below are a few resources to get you started. Also, here is a checklist to help you keep straight the different apartments you have viewed.
Simply googling “Manhattan apartments” is a great place to start. You can also try specific websites such as http://www.apartmentguide.com/, http://www.apartmentfinder.com/, http://www.rent.com/, and http://hotpads.com/KS/Manhattan.
Here are just a few apps to download to help find your next home:
On Facebook there are several K-State Facebook groups designed specifically to help K-State students who already have housing find roommates and vice versa. One is called “Housing.” Another is called "For Rent/Sublease--Apts, Duplexes, Houses @ KSU." For six month subleases check out "Wildcats Abroad, Sub-Leasers Wanted."
Craig’s List can be a good place to look for houses, roommates, or subleasers. However, because anyone can post on Craig’s List, be on the lookout for scams. Never visit an apartment by yourself or meet strangers alone.
Manhattan Landlords Listing
The Office of Off-Campus Housing Support has compiled contact information of known landlords and apartment complexes in Manhattan as of August, 2013.
Ask your friends if they know of any good landlords around and if they have availabilities. Sometimes landlords are only known by word-of-mouth—so ask around!
The Manhattan Mercury Classifieds is a popular place for landlords to advertise. If you get the newspaper check it out or go to the Manhattan Mercury website: http://themercury.com/Classifieds/Apartments/
The K-State Collegian Classifieds is also a great place to check for housing. Pick up a free copy of the newspaper on campus each day or check them out online at http://www.kstatecollegian.com/advertising/classifieds/.
Drive Around Town
If you drive around town, often available dwellings will have “For Rent” signs up with contact information. This may be the only form of advertisement for these dwellings—call the numbers listed to get more information.