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College Town Communities

University of Delaware Student Housing

College Town Communities offers the best off campus housing and student apartments in Newark.  We operate two great properties near The University of Delaware. When it comes to UDel student housing, College Town Communities is undoubtedly the best in the business.

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The Rail Yard: 302-562-6882

The Varsity: 302-456-9267

Coming in Fall 2021, our BRAND NEW UD off-campus housing community, The Rail Yard, offers two, three, and four bedroom apartments, as well as four bedroom townhomes. This state of the art complex is the best that UD housing has to offer, and is conveniently located right next to campus! Alongside all the modern in-unit features, like free high speed internet, fully furnished units, private bedrooms and bathrooms, designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, and wood plank LVT flooring, this community will include an on-site leasing office, 24-hour fitness center, café area with self-serve Starbucks coffee station, secure mail and package storage and a print lounge with free WiFi!

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The Rail Yard Amenities

2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments

4 Bedroom Townhomes
Private Bedrooms & Bathrooms
High Speed Internet Included
1 Block to University of Delaware Campus
Free Washer and Dryer in Every Unit
Private Off Street Parking
Bicycle Parking
Fully Furnished Units
55” Smart TV in Every Living Room
Designer Kitchens

Stainless Steel, Full-sized Appliances
Hardwood Style LVT Flooring
Individually Controlled Heat & A/C
Water, Trash & Sewer Included in Rent
24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
Monitored Security Cameras
Key Fob Programmable Lock System
Secure Mail & Package Storage
On-Site Leasing Office
Fitness Center
FREE Starbucks Coffee Station

Fully Furnished

All units are supplied with stainless steel appliances including a full-sized refrigerator, a range/stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher.

Includes leather sectional sofa, coffee table, entertainment stand, 55” SMART TV in living room, dining table with chairs, bar stools, full-sized bed, hypoallergenic mattress, nightstand, dresser/entertainment stand, desk and desk chair.


The Grand Central Townhomes and Norfolk Options A and B include loveseat, 42" Smart TV and entertainment stand in the bedroom.

FREE Washer & Dryer in Every Apartment and Townhouse

The Rail Yard Downtown Lounge

Exclusively available to College Town Communities’ residents is The Rail Yard Downtown Lounge, part of what makes our UD rentals truly special. This off campus lounge is located on the second floor in the Main Street Galleria in downtown Newark - right next to The Green on campus! The perfect place to hang out in between classes, book a private study room, grab a coffee, use our business center to print a last minute assignment or chill on the huge deck! The Rail Yard Lounge will also be home to our downtown Leasing Office. Slated to open mid-October, stop by and find out why The Rail Yard is the premiere in UD student housing!

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Located just north of campus, the Varsity is another great location for UD residents. Offering one and two bedroom townhomes with parking right outside your front door, this student townhouse complex is pet friendly and conveniently located with easy access to nature trails and tennis courts. Perfect for students of all types, The Varsity is a community offering amenities and conveniences such as password protected WiFi, updated kitchens with full-sized appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, easy access to campus, and more, ensuring you'll be living comfortably at a great price.

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The Varsity Amenities

Spacious, Two Story Townhomes
Password Protected WiFi
HD Cable & High Speed Internet Included
Half Mile to University of Delaware Campus
Nearby Mega Bus Stop
Private Entrances
FREE Washer and Dryer in Every Townhome
Private Off Street Parking
Bicycle Parking

24-Hour Emergency Maintenance

Walking Distance to Amtrak Station
Loft Units with Vaulted Ceilings Available
Pet Friendly
Fully Furnished Options Available
Nature Trails & Adjacent Tennis Courts
Updated Kitchens with Full-sized Appliances
Hardwood Style LVP Flooring
Individually Controlled Heat & A/C
Water, Trash & Sewer Included in Rent
Access to The Rail Yard Downtown Lounge

“The Best Student Housing Newark Has to Offer…”

        I lived at the Varsity Townhomes my final year of grad school at UD (2019-2020 school year). I didn't have a car (although each renter gets a parking spot), so I appreciated the relatively short walk to campus and downtown. I was even able to walk to a natural foods market and movie theater. Varsity Townhomes [is adjacent to] walking trails and basketball courts, and a nearby park. I had a large one bedroom unit, which was two levels: bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor, living room and kitchen on the ground floor. The units each have a stacked washer and dryer, which was awesome. Mike the property manager and Donnie the maintenance supervisor were responsive and seem to really care about the residents. They certainly were good to me. To sum it up: convenient, quiet, and a good value.

-Landon Bechel

        I lived at the Varsity Townhomes my senior year of college and all I can say is I wish I had discovered this place sooner. The townhouse I lived in was the loft style and it was perfect. I had it furnished so that I didn’t have to deal with the hassle of moving furniture in and out of the apartment. The furniture it came with was beautiful and very comfortable. I loved the open floor plan downstairs because I fostered dogs and loved that I could always see what they were up to when I was downstairs. The loft upstairs was very spacious and I loved that I could look over the ledge and check on my dogs downstairs. The landlord Mike is so nice and welcoming. He is always willing to help residents out and is always willing to chat. He truly cares about his residents and how they are doing! The maintenance man Don is also exceptionally nice! I even ran into him outside of the complex one weekend and he showed me the same hospitality that he does while working. I never had any issues with my neighbors and the development is very quiet. The only downsides is that there is limited parking for visitors and you have to get a pass in advance but you can also park on white clay for free so this isn’t too much of an issue even if you have guests who visit without warning. I ended up deciding to live at the varsity townhomes because they are one of the few places on campus where you can live alone and I sure am glad I decided to live there. Now that I have graduated I am looking for a new townhouse with a loft style to live in back home and they are impossible to find. Live at the varsity townhomes now while you can! I promise you won’t regret it!”

        Great year living in the varsity townhouses! Management and maintenance always available to help! Great people! Highly recommend living at the varsity townhouses!”

- Maryrose Giliberti

-Rebecca Brown

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The Varsity Townhomes

120 Wilbur St

Newark, DE 19711


The Varsity Townhomes

120 Wilbur St 

Newark, DE 19711


The Rail Yard

321 Hillside Rd

Newark, DE 19717


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