Overall, finding off-campus housing is not as hard as many people make it out to be. With Temple’s two-year on and two-year off program, you can live on campus for your first two years, but after that you do have to move off campus. Temple has an office to help students find off-campus housing, and a lot of the time off-campus housing may be closer or cheaper than on-campus housing.
The Edge at Avenue North gives you the experience of actually living in an apartment. Another plus is that these apartments are actually apartments rather than suites or regular dorms with a communal shower. They are more spacious, and you have your own kitchen space. Lots of Temple students, as well as other university students, live at these locations, so you will still receive the same experience of the college atmosphere as living on campus. If you are interested in off-campus housing, there are many resources, such as the Student Assistance Center and Temple News, the student newspaper.