Contemporary Living Spaces for Students
When your college students are ready for off-campus living, they need a home that’s comfortable, modern, and conducive to their academic lifestyle. You’ll find it all with ULake Apartments. We offer apartments that are styled specifically with students in mind, offering premium living spaces, modern features, and a home environment that inspires students to work hard (and play hard too).
The Social Pledge
To ensure ULake Apartments continue to meet your expectations, we work together to maintain the four pillars of The Social Pledge:
Thanks to our dependable contact options, it’s easy for you or your college student to pay rent, submit a maintenance request, and communicate with our team anytime you want. Download our app for Android or iPhone, take advantage of our SMS texting capabilities, use our online communications portal, or just call our 24/7 customer service line. We’re there when you need us.
Looking for a compatible roommate? We can help. Our roommate matching services start with a detailed questionnaire for your college student to complete. The answers help us find someone with similar interests and lifestyle goals, ensuring a great fit. We also have Social communal spaces and resident-exclusive events where neighbors can meet, mingle, and build genuine friendships.
Download our Community Rewards mobile app for incentives each time you write a review, submit a referral, fill out a survey, or complete a resident challenge. Through our points program and gift card rewards, you can engage with the community and earn great items from your favorite retailers.
Easing the Financial Burden
Everyone has different leasing needs, and we’re happy to accommodate yours. We offer flexible options that include room and individual bed arrangements; monthly, semi-annual, and annual payment plans; and inclusive rates—all with no double talk or hidden fees. Students have enough stress, rent payments shouldn’t be one of them.
Centrally Located Off-Campus Living
We’re proud to present the finest student living options near the University of South Florida. Give your child an unforgettable college experience at ULake Apartments.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have a million things to worry about when your child goes off to college, but thanks to ULake Apartments, you can take housing off the list. Our premium apartment options are modern, meticulously maintained, and set in a prime location—so when it comes to your college student’s home base, you can rest easy.
I am new to off-campus housing. Can you tell me a little about it?
The full college experience is available just minutes away from the University of South Florida. ULake Apartments has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation but we are still committed to offering the most value for our students by meeting various housing needs with flexible leasing options and a wide array of amenities. Our community is situated on 22 acres and features a gorgeous 5-acre lake. With furnished and unfurnished apartments available, your individual liability lease is completely customizable to meet your needs as well as give you access to all of our community areas such as our 24-hour fitness facility, three saltwater pools, a sand volleyball court, two tennis courts, and a pet park. We have a friendly on-site team, monthly resident events, and so much more!
How far is the community from campus?
ULake Apartments is just 1 mile from the University of South Florida campus near the intersection of Bearss and Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Do you have to be a USF student?
No! In fact, with its convenient location to I-275 and I-75, ULake Apartments is the ideal location for anyone! We have residents that attend Hillsborough Community College, The University of Tampa, Keiser University, and ITT-Tech!
Do you have a bus stop and how often does it run?
Yes! We have a Hart Bus stop immediately in front of the community. It runs every 30 minutes and has a mobile app that you can download to keep track of arrival and departure times!
I do not have any roommates in mind. Do you offer roommate matching?
Absolutely! Every student is unique, so during the leasing process we utilize our state-of-the-art roommate matching software that knows just the right questions to ensure the best matches possible.
What is included in the rent?
All of our apartment homes include electricity, water, sewer, trash, internet, and cable with NO utility caps! Complimentary on-site parking is also available for our residents.
Do you offer furniture?
Yes, we offer Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments! Furnished apartments include a full-size bed including the headboard, frame, and mattress, and a stackable dresser. Each living room includes a leather couch, club chair, dining room set, end table, and entertainment stand. Desks are included in our 2-bedroom apartments.
Do you allow pets?
Yes, pets are permitted at our community! All pets must be registered prior to entering the community. There is a one-time Pet Fee of $300 and a monthly Pet Rent Fee of $25 due for each animal at the community. There is a 2-pet maximum per apartment.
What safety measurements are in place?
We want to do everything we can to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable living environment. ULake Apartments has a controlled access gate that is closed nightly. Additionally, we have employed a nightly patrol to monitor the property each evening. We encourage all of our residents to report any suspicious activity to them and as always, dial 911 for emergencies.
How do I pay the rent?
Rent is due on the 1st day of each month. We have an easy online payment system that allows you to pay any time of the day. You never have to worry about late fees if you opt into our automatic withdrawal option. You are also more than welcome to pay by check or money order in the office during regular business hours.
Can I pay up front?
Yes! You may also pay by semester.
Do you provide on-site maintenance? How do we report any maintenance related issues?
Yes, we do have on-site maintenance. Our online Resident Portal makes it easy to submit work requests online directly to our office staff. Our maintenance staff is great at quickly responding to our residents’ needs! You will know when your work is completed via email by receiving a satisfaction survey. We love to hear the opinions of our residents so that we can continually improve our services.
I am ready to live here! What is the first step?
Great! We look forward to having you! We ask that the resident fills out an online application. It only takes 15-20 minutes! If you are signing with a guarantor, they may also complete their portion of the application at the same time. It’s that easy!