Student housing demand in Florida is rising alongside college enrollment, and students’ expectations also continue to rise as they seek high-end residential amenities.
Many newer communities seem more like luxury hotels than dormitories of years past.
They are often walkable to campus, with such amenities as gyms with yoga classes, concierge services, dog walkers, rooftop decks and upscale kitchens.
Developers are moving quickly to meet demand. Florida State University leads the country with 2,700 projected new beds off-campus for fall 2018. The University of Central Florida has 1,495, and the University of South Florida has 542.
– Dorothy Jackman, Colliers International