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Student Housing Raleigh

Book your student housing Raleigh easily with Casita. There are many student-friendly neighbourhoods with plenty of student housing options to choose from. Our student housing options include single rooms, shared rooms, flats, studios, en-suites, and more. Casita’s student homes have all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, a games area, and many more. Also, they are very well located across the city because they are 9 to 20 minutes away from Central Raleigh. Simply contact our accommodation experts team, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital city of the state of North Carolina. It is often referred to as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees. It is the second-largest city in North Carolina when it comes to population. 

Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in America and was one of the first planned cities in the country. The city has over six different races and is culturally diverse. All things considered, it is quite suitable for international students. It is also highly ranked as one of the most educated cities in the states.

Suburbs in Raleigh

Raleigh has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing Raleigh in a variety of different areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. Some of the most notable suburbs in Raleigh include Brier Creek, Cameron Village, Five Points, and Mordecai. Other suburbs include the following: 

Chapel Hill

Sports fanatics may know this suburb as the home of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program, but Chapel Hill is also famous for its wonderful points of interest. This Raliegh suburb is just 30 miles from the city centre and is home to attractions like the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and North Carolina Botanical Garden. This is a great place to book student accommodation in Raleigh. 


This is one of Raleigh’s most diverse suburbs; this is clearly shown in Morrisville’s population, its culinary scene, and its festivals. Lake Crabtree County Park offers boat rentals, playground facilities and more along the shore of the 520-acre lake. With one of the shortest commute times and an excellent education system, Morrisville is a great place for students to call home.

Holly Springs

This is one of the fastest-growing Raleigh suburbs that make the perfect home for students looking for student housing Raleigh. It also has plenty of parks, shopping centres, and dining options to explore and enjoy.


This is yet another small suburb, located northwest of Raleigh. Hillsborough has an array of art galleries, annual festivals, and natural beauty. History fans will love the architecture throughout the town, with several houses and historic sites from the 18th and 19th centuries available for touring. Students would absolutely find great student accommodation in this Raleigh suburb. 

Cost of Living in Raleigh

Despite being one of the greatest cities in America, surprisingly, it has one the lowest costs of living in the country. It is very affordable and has a cost of living that is 5% lower than the national average. As for housing and utilities, they are 30% and 4% lower than the national average. If you’re on a budget and looking for high-quality living, now you know where to go. 

The estimated cost of living in Raleigh per month is around $1,156.8; this includes essentials like food, groceries, transportation, and entertainment, but excludes student accommodation rent.

Transportation in Raleigh

Getting around Raleigh is quite easy. You can use the bus service provided by GoRaleigh which offers 33 routes across the city. The fare for riding the bus is $1.25 per single ride. You can get a 40-day pass for $40.00. Students may use the Wolf Line bus transit provided by North Carolina State University to get to the university for free. 

You may also use a bicycle to get around the city on cycling routes #1 and #2. Getting around the city is not the only thing that’s easy; getting to it is also quite simple. You can get to the city using Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the intercity rail.

Life in Raleigh

According to Forbes Magazine, Raleigh is one of the best cities to live in because of its high quality of life. Also, it offers top-notch education thanks to its renowned universities and schools. Raleigh’s community is super friendly and welcoming, so you won’t feel like a stranger when you live there. 

It has a rich culture and it hosts annual entertainment and sports events and festivals that include the famous Hopscotch Music Festival. The city is vibrant, fun, and lively with many entertainment venues and outdoor locations. It is also considered one of the best places for young professionals to start a business. 

Raleigh is also one of the safest cities in the United States. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports, its crime rate is far below both the national average and the state’s average. It is 72% safer than other cities in North Carolina. 

Attractions in Raleigh

There are plenty of fun things to do in Raleigh and many great places to see. The city has a rich history, cultural heritage, and a thriving art and entertainment scene. There is always something to do or see in the city of Raleigh. Attractions in Raleigh fit a variety of different people with varying interests. 

Here are some of the city’s top attractions that you should check out during your stay in Raleigh!

James B. Hunt Jr. Library

This is a library at the North Carolina State University with a vast collection of books and rare manuscripts. You can go there to study, get some work done, or enjoy a good book. 

North Carolina Museum of History

This Raleigh attraction prides itself on its love and respect for the history of the state of North Carolina, which is showcased in the museum through exhibits and artworks. 

Umstead State Park

This North Carolina park offers not only landscapes and open spaces, but also services like hiking trails, camping grounds, boat rentals, and other activities. 

State Farmers Market

This is a Raleigh staple that allows you to wander around between market stalls and vendors and buy everything you need from fruits, vegetables, and bakeries to antiques, furniture, and jewellery. 

PNC Arena

This is where you can go in Raleigh to attend all kinds of performances, including concerts from top artists, both local and international. 

Frankie's Fun Park


You can spend a fun day with friends at Frankie’s Fun Park, which is an amusement park where you can enjoy multiple games, rides, and interactive activities.

Mordecai Historic Park

This park is home to the oldest house in Raleigh and has open greenery as well as a visitors centre and site tours. 

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 

This is one of the city’s most notable attractions with several exhibits on natural history as well as several other interactive exhibits and fun immersive experiences.

Other attractions in Raleigh include Historic Yates Mill County Park, Neuse River Trail, Lake Johnson Park, North Carolina State Capitol, Reynolds Coliseum, and Shelley Lake Park.

Universities in Raleigh

Raleigh is home to a fair share of top-ranked universities, prestigious colleges, and world-renowned learning institutions that provide both local and international students with a high-quality education. Casita has several options for student housing Raleigh close to those universities and institutions, check them out! 

North Carolina State University

  • 14 student accommodation options in Raleigh within 12 to 50 minutes away from the university.

  • Raleigh train station is a nine-minute drive from the university. Varsity Dr at McKimmon Center (east side) bus station is a five-minute walk from the university and Varsity Dr./Campus Police bus station is a one-minute walk.

  • Nearby places of interest: Pullen Park, JC Raulston Arboretum, and North Carolina Museum of Art

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student housing Raleigh, Casita offers student housing in these other cities in the USA as well: Chicago, Berkeley, Columbia, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Sacramento, Brooklyn, and New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for Raleigh student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Raleigh early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in Raleigh?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Raleigh student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Raleigh?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Raleigh starts from around $440 and can go up to $910 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in Raleigh?

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Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my Raleigh student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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