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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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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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The Varsity Amenities

One and Two Bedroom Townhomes!

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

24-Hour Emergency Maintenance

Near Amtrak Station and Mega Bus Stop
Loft Units with Vaulted Ceilings Available
Pet Friendly
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'm so thankful that I chose the Varsity! When I was searching for places to stay as a grad student at UD coming from out of state, I was sure I was going to have to live much farther from campus to have all my needs met! After endless, exhaustive searching, I finally stumbled upon the Varsity, and things ended up falling into place with me ending up here! I love the "mini townhome" layout, I've really been able to make it my own! The community is very well oriented students, as it's an easy walk to campus and close to the liveliness, but still quite peaceful! They also have fun promotions like scavenger hunts, resident appreciation week, raffles and more based out of the Rail Yard Lounge on main street (free printing and study spaces there, too!) I did have some maintenance issues at first (renovations were still in progress when I moved in), but everything has since been resolved and the new property manager, leasing manager and maintenance guy have been wonderful! The only other thing I'd mention is that the units are on the older side, but the units are very well kept, updated and everything is fully functioning!! Overall, the Varsity is an excellent option if you're looking for your first "off campus" place! As someone who lived on campus all 4 years of undergrad, this really is a perfect fit! :) I was super picky about selecting my first apartment, and I can say for sure I made the right choice with the Varsity!


         Move in couldn't have gone much better - Brittany (Dir. of Operations) was onsite and answered any question we had and made calls to get any answers that may not have been readily available - even took the time to text me the window dimensions so we could get the tension rods if we want to hang drapes. We had an issue with the garbage disposal and maintenance was there within 5 minutes and fixed - smiles the whole time. Staff was very good. They are under construction right now but it didn't impact move-in at all. The unit itself is very nice - we have the townhome - 4 separate bedrooms - each bedroom has a ~43" FireTV in the bedroom and a private bath - kids are spoiled. Has a very large TV in the living room 50"+ - only downside to me is that this TV is not a FireTV - but that may be OK with others - may be just a personal preference - I just never heard of the brand. Main floor is the kitchen & living room - it is nice, furnished - can't say that I love the couches (living room) or loveseats (bedrooms) but they're certainly good enough for college kids. A bit pricey but they are nice and so far the staff has been great - worth the extra money at this point.


- Mark Pastula

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