Finding a place off campus is easy. Finding a good landlord may not be so easy. Use caution with security deposits, as many students have been known to be ripped off, as in not getting their deserved deposit back. Aside from that word of caution, off-campus housing seems to be a popular choice for upperclassmen. Except for the Provincial Towers and Marlboro Place, there aren't many apartment complexes in the downtown area, so most rent duplexes or apartments within old houses in South Wilkes-Barre neighborhoods, which are very close to campus. Many of these offer spacious accommodations, although many are in old buildings and lacking modern amenities. These apartments, as noted, are mixed in with homeowners, which is a warning to keep quiet-Wilkes-Barre residents are known to call the cops on college students.
It seems as if many of the best apartments to live in are passed down from graduating students to their underclassmen friends, so many alumni will notice their old houses are still accommodating Wilkes students. For this reason, although the papers are always full of places to rent, some of the best are heard about through word of mouth. There are more expensive apartment complexes near the mall in nearby Kingston such as East End Apartments, Wilkes Wood, Gateway Apartments, Mayflower Crossing, and Green Acres Apartments. These will set students back $700 to $1,200 per month, but they include pools, health clubs, plenty of parking, security, and other amenities.