G T S
The Graduate Theological Society
at the University of Notre Dame
Low cost of living is one of the best things about being a graduate student
in South Bend. In fact, South Bend ranks in the top five percent of the most
affordable metro areas in the US. Whether you are looking to rent or to buy a
home (a real option here for most grad students), it is possible to live well
without breaking the bank.
Notre Dame has housing for married and unmarried graduate students near
campus. Single students can live at the Fischer O’Hara-Grace Graduate
residences, 2 and 4 bedroom shared apartments. For married students, the Cripe
St. Apartments are for couples without children, and University Village has
apartments for families with children. See
http://orlh.nd.edu/housing/graduate/ for detailed information.
There are many apartment complexes in the South Bend area,
and some private apartments. For complexes, check out sites like
www.apartments.com. Private apartments and homes for rent are usually listed
in the South Bend Tribune’s Classifieds page;
Owning a Home
This can actually be cheaper in terms of monthly expenses
than apartment living, and of course you get to build up some equity, too.
You can start by searching
www.realtor.com; the following ZIP codes are nearest to campus:
46616, 46617, 46601, 46615, and 46628.
Note that a number of students
have purchased homes from the Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc., a community
development corporation which sells historic houses that have been completely
rehabbed from top to bottom to people who have low-moderate incomes (in the
For more information about the
city of South Bend, see
Near North West neighborhood
Sunnymede neighborhood, 46615