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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Experience the unique culture surrounding this prestigious Virginia university

  • Public
  • College Town
  • Urban
  • Dukes

James Madison University is regularly lauded as one of the best public universities in the south, cultivating an environment that encourages innovation and creativity as well as strong traditions and culture. Students at JMU account for around one-third of the total population in Harrisonburg, and the university is literally and figuratively the center of the community. The small-town atmosphere surrounding the campus means you’ll soon pick out your favorite go-to local spots, whether it’s breakfast at Mr. J’s or giant slices at Sorrentino’s Pizza.

Perched in the northern Virginia foothills, you’re just minutes away from the region’s stunningly gorgeous natural landscape… be sure to hit the road on Skyline Drive at least once during the autumn for the prettiest foliage this side of Vermont. The rental options around the campus come in a variety of price ranges with many options available to suit any budget. Apartments, condos, and rental houses near the north side of campus offer convenient access to both the main university buildings and Downtown Harrisonburg, while the neighborhoods on the east side of campus will be more convenient to the nearby shopping centers.

Rent Trends

As of October 2018, the average apartment rent in Harrisonburg, VA is $465 for a studio, $857 for one bedroom, $995 for two bedrooms, and $1,260 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Harrisonburg has increased by 2.2% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 348 $465
1 BR 716 $857
2 BR 1,005 $995
3 BR 1,224 $1,260


43 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
26 Transit Score® Some Transit
45 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable


382 Rentals Available Near JMU

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Apartments for Rent Near James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA (University)

You’ve got your booklist and your class schedule, and you’re all ready to get started studying for your 4-Year degree. Now all you need to do is find apartments near JMU and you’ll be 100% set to start the school year at off right. Juggling classes, sports, and social life will be hard enough, so don’t let the JMU housing search bring you (or your GPA) down. With over 149 thousand currently available rentals, is an A+ choice for finding the perfect apartment near James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA (University). Check out photos and floorplans, plus find out information about neighborhoods, nearby public transit, and more by clicking on any of these 382 available apartments near James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA (University). Find one you like, and you’ll be moving into your new JMU off-campus housing apartment before you know it.


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