The CapitolThe Office of Residence Life, located in the Gewirz Student Center, Room 104, offers off-campus housing services to all Georgetown University law students. This service is designed to assist current law students who are seeking off-campus housing and help new students moving to the Washington metropolitan area.

The Washington Metro area consists of three major areas: Washington, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland, each of which is easily accessible from the Law Center, located near the center of Washington. Washington is divided into four quadrants, each of which is further broken up into streets and avenues. Neighborhoods are frequently associated with squares or circles and their corresponding Metro Stops.

Steeped in politics and history, Washington is one of the world's most exciting cities. But moving to this city of monuments and memorials can be intimidating. Where should you look for an apartment? What neighborhoods are close to the Law Center? How will you survive on the Metro?

Our Web site will help you take the guesswork out of your search.

The following factors should be considered when starting your search:

  • LOCATION
    • How far do you want to live from the Law Center?
    • Walking distance
    • 15 minute commute
    • 30 minute commute
    • more than 30 minutes
  • SAFETY
    • Generally speaking, the most expensive neighborhoods are also the safest
    • Access controlled apartment buildings are safer than un-staffed building or independent apartment units
    • Neighborhood crime rates vary. Check crimereports.com before renting an apartment
  • TYPES OF HOUSING
    • Apartment communities
    • Converted apartments in private homes
    • Group Homes (Room in house occupied by several students)
    • Room in private home
    • Furnished Apartment
  • FINANCES
    • One bedroom apartments tend do be more expensive
    • Rooms in student or private homes are most likely least expensive
    • When calculating your maximum affordable rent, be sure to include utilities
  • AMENITIES
    • Dishwasher
    • Washer and dryer in unit
    • Air conditioning (room units or central air)
    • Off street parking
  • PETS
    • Cleaning/damage fees
    • Care issues
  • SMOKING
    • Cleaning fees
    • Limited selection