For cash saving USF apartment deals, latest lease specials, or newest subleases near campus, take a look at the ads and sublease section. Apartments near USF are primarily located just north of the USF campus. You will definitely save yourself some time and money with research by comparing the reviews.
Also be sure to also check out the 360 virtual tour videos which show that most apartments offer great amenities such as pools, gyms, and tanning beds. There are also a good number of apartments on N 50 Street, bordering the eastern side of USF. At USF, you can find a good mix of large student apartment communities and condo communities where many students live.
If you live within a half mile of the USF campus, you will have the benefit of riding the Bull Runner, the USF bus system. This is a major benefit as it alleviates the need of having a car. You will have the benefits of off campus housing but the on campus convenience of getting to campus and going to class.
If you are patient and give it some time, you can find a good number of great money saving deals on apartments that offer typical, student friendly, on campus amenities like RAs and planned social events. The key is to pay attention to the friendliness of your tour guide and management. They will help to make it fairly easy to live in an apartment off campus.
Located in Tampa, Florida this is not a college city, but staying within a few miles of USF you can feel the influence.