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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.

The Rail Yard - Besy Off-Campus Housing in Newark, DE
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The Rail Yard is now FULL for the 2023-24 School Year!

Please contact our leasing office to be placed on our waitlist.

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Our 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 includes an an on-site leasing office, state-of-the-art 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
Access to Rail Yard Downtown Lounge
Private Off Street Parking
Bicycle Parking
Personal Online Resident Portal
Outdoor Patios and Balconies
Pet Friendly

Study Lounge with Computer Stations
Hardwood Style LVP 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 Units

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, desk and desk chair.


The Grand Central Townhomes and Norfolk Options A and B include loveseat, 42" HDTV and dresser/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 is also home to our downtown Leasing Office. 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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