A Guide to Student Renting in Missoula

If you are from out-of-town or new to renting, this guide is a great resource for you to learn about the rental scene in Missoula.  

Stats on renting in Missoula:

½ of Missoula rents (30,000 people), around 10,000 are student renters.

Missoula has a current rental vacancy rate of around 2 - 5%, the national average is 10%, Seattle's is around 9%. 

What does this mean?

  1. It is difficult to find a rental.  
  2. It is difficult to find a rental near the University and even more difficult to find a rental that accepts pets.
  3. Some landlords take advantage of the fact there aren't many rental units available so they may charge higher rates and/or don't do repairs, etc.  

Although it may be tough, many students have found great living situations! 

Get the facts.  Keep reading this guide.

Step-by-Step guide to finding housing   First time renters: click here for budget info, lease info, co-signer info, and more