Gym/Clubhouse Latest Amenity For IUP Off-Campus Residents

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B&L Properties already offers a wide selection of different IUP off campus housing options for some 350 students. Now a new gym and clubhouse is scheduled for s September opening.

We filled the gym with state-of-the-art equipment that is as good or better than anything else in town.

Off-campus living just keeps getting better for students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and the top-rated landlord in town is leading the way. B&L Properties already offers a wide selection of different IUP off campus housing options for some 350 students. Now a new gym and clubhouse is scheduled for s September opening.

“Our goal was to create a space for our residents to relax and unwind or burn off some steam,” reports Luke Martin, Managing Partner. “We filled the gym with state-of-the-art equipment that is as good or better than anything else in town.”

Membership is free for all residents of B&L Properties, and the facility is within easy walking distance of many of the housing units, which themselves are three blocks or fewer from the IUP campus. As Google Review’s newly crowned No. 1 rated landlord in Indiana, PA, Martin and his team are clearly a leader in off-campus housing. Look for a piece on them on the soon-to-debut rentpads.com, a website that promotes and analyzes college housing issues.

The brand new gym and clubhouse facility is combined into two stories specially designed for B&L’s IUP residents. The first floor provides 1,200-square feet of workout space with virtually every kind of exercise equipment.

“We also included a tanning bed for our residents who want the bronze look all year round,” reports Martin.

Then there are the multiple treadmills and elliptical machines, Nautilus and Precor weight machines that will work out every muscle from the legs to chest and shoulders, a crossover cable system, a Roman Chair, free weights and more.

The 1,200 square feet in the second-floor clubhouse is a great place to unwind and hang out with friends and other residents, says Martin, whether it is playing pool, Ping Pong, Foosball or arcade games, watching TV or relaxing in front of the double-sided fireplace.

Only 32 percent of the students at IUP live in campus housing, according to collegedata.com, and that includes 80 percent of the freshman class to whom housing is guaranteed. The student population of IUP (undergraduate and graduate) equals the 14,000-plus population of Indiana Borough.

It is clear that housing demands cannot be met on most college campuses, and IUP, like most colleges and universities, disclaims responsibility for finding living accommodations for students, other than on campus. B&L Properties continues to provide a template on how to do it and how to do it right. The gym-clubhouse is just the latest student housing amenity, and it sends out a prospective message to parents and students that there is quality and safe housing off-campus.

The newest apartments offer everything from three- and four-bedroom units, each with a bath, to smaller, more intimate apartments, and you can go on-line to browse through a detailed catalogue of apartments at iupoffcampus.com.

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