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Lafayette Apartments
Last updated January 29 2023 at 2:06 AM

150 Apartments in Lafayette, Indiana

Lafayette Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 71,721
Population Density: 2,441.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 34
Percentage of Family Households: 54%
Median Annual Income: $47,456 / year
Median Rent: $882 / month

What locals are saying

The ‘Boilermaker’ is the perfect blend of two spirits in one: beer and whiskey. Lafayette, Indiana–the city where Boilermakers are born and made thanks to Purdue University– is also the perfect blend of two spirits in one: Midwestern railroad history and one very cool college town vibe. Other than being chock full of bars that serve up possibly the most hangover-inducing cocktail known to man, Lafayette was once a major railroad industry hub and now along with the adjoining town of West Lafayette, makes up an undeniably quirky Indiana locale that is home to college students, graduates and families alike.

Nicknamed the “Star City,” Lafayette is no 'second fiddle' kind of town

Home of the Boilermaker

The ‘Boilermaker’ is the perfect blend of two spirits in one: beer and whiskey. Lafayette, Indiana–the city where Boilermakers are born and made thanks to Purdue University– is also the perfect blend of two spirits in one: Midwestern railroad history and one very cool college town vibe. Other than being chock full of bars that serve up possibly the most hangover-inducing cocktail known to man, Lafayette was once a major railroad industry hub and now along with the adjoining town of West Lafayette, makes up an undeniably quirky Indiana locale that is home to college students, graduates and families alike.

Nicknamed the “Star City,” Lafayette is no 'second fiddle' kind of town. Big Ten sports, lots of sunshine and the ability to score an apartment for around $450 a month (!) are just a few things Lafayette boasts. In fact, there are quite a few reasons why this once small town is now quickly growing. Need a few? How about a blue ribbon winning school system, an active commercial area full of dining and shopping, a historic downtown complete with picturesque ice skating in the park and to top it off, plenty of local wineries and breweries to get you good and happy on the weekends? And that’s just scratching the surface.

Now that we’ve piqued your interest, let’s find you the perfect Lafayette digs.

Not so Down and Out in Lafayette

Figuring out where you fit in here in Lafayette will take all of about two seconds: Lafayette living is a mix of young campus life and established Victorian houses with nearby lofts and apartments (not Victorian like corsets and tea, just Victorian like old and historically cool). Whether you come here for school, reliving the life you had in school, work (boring) or quality family time, Lafayette living won’t disappoint. Here is a key breakdown to the major Lafayette neighborhoods:

Downtown chic

Just across the river from West Lafayette is one of the metro area’s most prized possessions. Downtown Lafayette is a melting pot of people, business, culture and…well, pretty much everything. Historic buildings now house new lofts, beautiful old Victorian homes line the streets, and some converted industrial buildings are even rented out as apartments by family owned companies. Festivals, holiday events, movies in the park, shopping, dining and culture all take place on the historic streets of Downtown Lafayette. It’s an ideal area for young professionals, couples or families as it’s bursting with artsy folks and things to do. The lofts down here feature exposed brick walls and skylights, amazing views and old wooden beams, which, while once considered crappy, are now chic. Go figure. Rolling out of bed and walking to work or play may cost you a bit more here, though, depending on your desire level of fancy: rents on lofts in the area start around $825 for a 1BR but you can score a sweet apartment off Ferry or Eerie Streets for around $450.

Business in the front, party in the back

South of highway 25 sits a more quaint and tad quieter area of Lafayette, but it’s just as inviting. Living in the south side of the city means coming home to a quiet apartment just far enough away from the city center for peace, but close enough to be minutes from all the bars, shopping and action that the city (and downtown) has to offer. In the same part of town as Ivy Tech, the south side is an affordable area for students, teachers, young couples and families. The homes have character and are often established or historic. Rental costs are fairly cheap but apartments are still well maintained and renters don’t suffer for pinching pennies. A one bedroom here will cost you about $499 AND provide you with a pool, tennis court, fitness center and proximity to public transit and highway 52 for commuting. A perfect place to live if you sit somewhere between business-oriented professional and late-night party goer… and don’t we all?

Beer Pong and/or Tenure

On the West side of the Wabash River sits West Lafayette. Home to Purdue and many of its students, this slightly more upscale area is hip, walkable, and helps make up the greater Lafayette metro area. The homes here vary in size but are often on the larger, more historic end of the spectrum and are frequently set back on beautiful pieces of property. Professors and Purdue staff are the most frequent owners of the gorgeous, lofty old houses in this area, but if you can find one going on sabbatical, you may be able to scoop up a prime piece of real estate for a sub-letter’s song. If mansions aren’t quite your style or budget (sad for you), there are plenty of apartments to go around, too.

Apartment-wise, rents here are a bit more costly with 2 bedrooms going for around $950, but much of the housing includes free cable and paid utilities. Those not in school but still wishing to live in this area can take advantage of the well-priced, amenity-packed apartment complexes replete with things like pools, public transit, fitness center, and internet service starting at a paltry $530 for a 1BR. For those moving with children, West Lafayette is renowned for its excellent schools so you need not fear for young Johnny’s academic future. It would be ridiculous to say that West Lafayette isn’t extremely college-driven, meaning that students and their occasionally wild, frat party ways make up a majority of the population, but that- ’s not to say that families, seniors and young professionals don’t live here quite happily, too.

Tips and Tricks

Before you get here, there are a few things to know (aside from how awesome it is). Don’t worry, there’s nothing scary on the list, unless you count the sometimes frigid winters.

  • Most, if not all, apartments include paid utilities of some kind. Whether its water, cable, internet or garbage, rent prices often include a utility or two.

  • Only interested in drinking Boilermakers? No sweat. Purdue may be a main focus of the area but it’s not the only school in town. There are two other spots available for those in pursuit of higher learning or looking for a teaching job: Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Harrison College are here for you.

  • Weather in Lafayette runs the gamut. In January, it’s not unheard of for the temps to be freezing or at least in the low 30s, whereas in summer things can heat up around here. Typically, the high is in the upper 80s with July being the hottest month. The winters can be cold but ice skating downtown and apartments with fireplaces make it worthwhile.

  • There are green spaces virtually everywhere in town. Jogging and biking trails are a “thing” here and people like to stay active. If you weren’t a runner before, you may become one now (or at least a brisk walker).

  • Public transit options from some apartments offer free fare to Purdue students.

    So Many Highways, So Little Time

Venturing around town can be done in a couple of ways. For public transportation, count on the CityBus, which will take you in and around the entire Lafayette area, including West Lafayette. Suburban Express takes students from Purdue to the Chicago area when school is in session and public transit from most apartments and certain areas in the city is free to students traveling back and forth to campus. Yes, we said free – a college kid’s favorite word.

If you have your own set of wheels, here are the highways and byways that will be your friend: I-65 on the east side of the city runs north and south and can take you to other Indiana cities like Indianapolis (Colts game anyone?) or to Gary, Indiana (Jackson 5 tribute tour, maybe?) The 231 connects with 43 and also runs north and south. For everyday travel, stick to state roads like 25 which runs in a circle around Lafayette, the 26 serving all your West Lafayette needs and the 38 which will take you smack into the heart of the city.

Lafayette: City of Fabulous Cocktails and Rockstars

Lafayette, Indiana may not have an NFL team or even its own major airport (don’t cry, you can fly into Indianapolis) but what it does have are friendly people, some amazing living opportunities, a diehard college fan base, and one hell of a signature cocktail. It also has a median age of 32 and is Axl Rose’s hometown, so clearly this is a breeding ground for young rockstars in training. Kick ass enough for you? We thought so. Now put away your air guitar and start pounding the pavement for your new rockstar pad.

Lafayette Demographics


How diverse is Lafayette?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Lafayette is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Lafayette are White (74.9%), Hispanic Or Latino (12%), Black Or African American (8.2%), Two Or More (3.7%), Asian (0.8%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Lafayette residents?

The median age in Lafayette is 34 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Lafayette?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Lafayette is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Lafayette are White (74.9%), Hispanic Or Latino (12%), Black Or African American (8.2%), Two Or More (3.7%), Asian (0.8%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Lafayette residents?

The median age in Lafayette is 34 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Lafayette Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Lafayette is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Lafayette is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Lafayette is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Lafayette


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Edgelea Elementary School
Public
K-4
Public
K-4
534 Students
6 Reviews
534
Students
6 Reviews
7 /10
Glen Acres Elementary School
Public
K-4
Public
K-4
468 Students
4 Reviews
468
Students
4 Reviews
7 /10
Murdock Elementary School
Public
K-4
Public
K-4
255 Students
1 Reviews
255
Students
1 Reviews

Middle Schools

4 /10
Lafayette Tecumseh Jr High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
1,074 Students
1 Reviews
1,074
Students
1 Reviews
2 /10
Lafayette Sunnyside Middle School
Public
5-6
Public
5-6
1,220 Students
7 Reviews
1,220
Students
7 Reviews

High Schools

3 /10
Jefferson High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,983 Students
5 Reviews
1,983
Students
5 Reviews

What Renters Say about Lafayette


Apartment List has released the results for Lafayette from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
70%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
61%
Affordability
55%
Commute Time
52%
Safety and Crime Rate
52%
Pet Friendliness
48%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
48%
Social Life
35%
Weather
35%
State and Local Taxes
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Overture Flats Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,099
898 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,179
910 sqft
Never-lived-in apartments feature in-unit laundry, stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. Amenities include a pool with sundeck, 24-hour gym and valet trash service. On SR 26 just off I-65, close to many shops and restaurants.
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Bradford Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$990
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
800 sqft
Quiet community with one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Air conditioning and washer/dryer hookups. Private balcony/patio. Bike storage and pool on site. Easy access to Highway 52.
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Redwood Lafayette Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1294 sqft
Redwood(R) Lafayette is where you’ll find the single-story apartment you've been looking for. Live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly apartment rental home with an attached garage. Enjoy being surrounded by charming greenery, with all the amenities of Lafayette, West-Lafayette, and the Purdue University campus just a stone’s throw away. Plus, you can get to all the arts, entertainment, dining and attractions of Indianapolis in just an hour. But more than that, you can feel at home in a neighborhood atmosphere where life is quiet and friendly. Won't you join us? Redwood is an Equal Housing Provider.
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3009 Roanoke Circle Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,895
2600 sqft
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317 N 24TH Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1280 sqft
Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch with over 1,200 sq. ft. offers an open concept Great room and and eat-in kitchen.   Pristine condition and neutral colors. Fenced backyard, patio, and 2 car detached garage.  LSC - Murdock, Sunnyside/Tecumseh, Jeff High School. Tenant is responsible for all utilities and lawn care.  Pet's allowed with $200 non-refundable pet deposit plus $25 per month per pet.  Security deposit is equal to 1 month's rent. AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2nd, 2020.
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305 N 24 Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1300 sqft
Almost brand new. 3 bed 2 bath. Fenced in yard!! Wood floors and an awesome covered patio with a 2 car garage.
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1228 Southlea Drive Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,395
925 sqft
AMAZING> JUST REDONE INSIDE AND OUT
1327 S 23 Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,300
864 sqft
Centrally located 2 Bed 1 bath. Fully fenced in yard. Right next to Columbian Park.
220 Bellingham Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1200 sqft
Beautiful 1 story. You need to see it. A great rental!! Ask for a showing.
2809 S 9th St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1175 sqft
3 Bedroom 1 Bath home sits across the street from Armstrong Park. This home has a large fire place, storage shed, washer dryer, refrigerator, range, walk-in shower and a large back yard. Tenant pays all utilities
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1815 Pierce Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
3 Bedrooms
$1,299
1656 sqft
1815 Pierce Street Available 02/13/23 Spacious 3 Bedroom Home W/ Furnishings - Located just off of Erie Street in the heart of Lafayette is this spacious 3 bedroom home with so much to offer! Inside you will find an almost full-furnished space, original built-ins and hardwood floors, upstairs loft with the third bedroom and built-in desk, detached 2-car garage, washer/dryer hookups, unfinished basement and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 Note: furnishings in the home are as is and will not be removed from the home. Home provides beds, couches, coffee table, kitchen table, some kitchen appliances and dishes, décor and more. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7906037)
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1117 Hedgewood Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,130
1117 Hedgewood Dr Available 02/10/23 - (RLNE7905724)
2508 Oxford Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,349
1024 sqft
2508 Oxford Street Available 04/14/23 Large 3 Bedroom House - Located just across the street from Central Catholic Schools in the center of all Lafayette has to offer is this large 3 bedroom home! This home features vinyl flooring throughout the kitchen and living space, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, washer and dryer, large windows to let in tons of natural light, decently sized bedrooms, updates to both bathrooms, detached 1-car garage, partially fenced in yard and much more. Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7864460)
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902 S 28th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,129
1764 sqft
902 S 28th Street Available 05/01/23 2 Bedroom House W/ Basement and Garage! - Located just off of Sagamore Parkway close to everything that Lafayette has to offer is this 2 bedroom house! This home features a galley kitchen, 2 decent sized bedrooms, den, recent updates to the bathroom, unfished basement, washer/dryer hookups, central air, detached 1-car garage, partially fenced in backyard with a storage shed, and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7904249)
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3314 Longlois Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,099
816 sqft
3314 Longlois Drive Available 04/10/23 2 Bedroom House - Located in the Vinton Woods neighborhood within walking distance to Vinton Elementary School is this well-maintained 2 bedroom house! This home features modern plank flooring throughout the main living spaces and bathroom, newer carpet in both bedrooms, galley kitchen with major kitchen appliances, a separate laundry room with washer and dryer, and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7901034)
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1914 Schuyler Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
3 Bedrooms
$1,249
968 sqft
1914 Schuyler Avenue Available 01/30/23 Remodeled 3 Bedroom! - Located just off of Sagamore Parkway, this beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom house has so much to offer! You will find brand new carpet and fresh paint throughout the home, open loft area upstairs with the master bedroom, recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom, stackable washer and dryer unit, finished basement with more bedrooms, and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7900914)
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2405 Sequoya Dr Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
4 Bedrooms
$1,475
1184 sqft
4 Bedroom 2 Bath ranch house with 2 car garage - This 4 Bedroom 2 bath ranch style house has just recently been updated with many new features. It has a brand new kitchen and two new bathrooms. New paint job throughout. New floors. New light fixtures, etc. It has a detached 2 car garage and a nice large driveway. The home is furnished with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal and washer and dryer. It is close to Miami Elementary and Tecumseh Junior High and Jefferson HS. Residents pay electric, gas, water and sewage. Residents do lawn and shrub care and snow removal. No smoking allowed in the house. Pet Policy: Pets must be authorized. Cat fee is $25/month and must be over 6 months old. Dog fee is $50/month and must be over 12 months old and weigh under 25 lbs. There is a $400 refundable pet deposit per pet. There is a 2 pet limit Applicants must have income of 3.5 times the rent for take home pay and must have good credit. (RLNE7900747)
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615 S 29th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,099
736 sqft
615 S 29th Street Available 03/15/23 2 Bedroom House - Located just off of Kossuth and 29th Street close to Sagamore Parkway and all Lafayette has to offer is this spacious, well-maintained 2 bedroom house! This home features original hardwood flooring, spacious living room, large windows to let in tons of natural light, recently updated bathroom with tiled shower, unfinished basement with washer/dryer hookups, front porch, detached garage/shed, and more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7891982)
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1021 Archway Drive Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$945
957 sqft
1021 Archway Drive Available 02/01/23 Spacious 3bedroom, 1bath house - Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a huge yard. Includes washer and dryer hookups Tenant pays all utilities (RLNE7879997)
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2813 Dillon Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,700
BRITTANY CHASE…3 Bedroom 2 Bath - This 3 bedroom 2 bath home has lots to offer including: A well appointed kitchen with painted white cabinets, black appliances, island with bar seating, & pantry; Open dining area with decorative wainscoting; Vaulted ceilings through the great room and foyer; A spacious master suite with a very large walk in closet; Plus two additional nice sized bedrooms and a full bath, nice sized backyard with open patio, & a 2 car attached garage. Woodland Elementary Wea Middle School McCutcheon High (RLNE7878096)
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2612 Edgelea Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
875 sqft
Remodeled 3 Bedroom House - Located on the South side of Lafayette close to all shopping, dining and entertainment is this beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom home! This ranch-style home offers hardwood flooring throughout. recently remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, large windows to let in tons of natural light, fully fenced backyard with a firepit, detached garage with another refrigerator and deep freezer, and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule a showing! (765) 637-0208 Take a Virtual Tour Now! Link: https://kuula.co/share/collection/79z7Z?logo=0&info=0&fs=1&vr=1&sd=1&initload=0&thumbs=1 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7860126)
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604 S 2nd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
3 Bedrooms
$1,149
960 sqft
604 S 2nd Street Available 04/17/23 3 Bedroom House-Pictures Coming Soon! - Located right next to Thomas Miller Elementary school and downtown Lafayette is this charming 3 bedroom house! This house features a newer kitchen with a stover a refrigerator, separate laundry room with washer and dryer hookups, decently sized bedrooms, front porch area, and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7846550)
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2718 Plaza Lane Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
1 Bedroom
$999
952 sqft
Large 1 Bedroom Duplex! - Located just off of Teal Road on the South Side of Lafayette is this spacious 1 bedroom duplex! This duplex has so much to offer with it's vaulted ceilings, open-concept kitchen and living space, extra closet space throughout, attached 1-car garage, backyard patio, separate laundry room with a washer and dryer, and much more! Tenants are responsible for all utilities and lawncare. Give us a call today to schedule your showing! (765) 637-0208 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7843098)
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2034 Cliburn Rd. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1600 sqft
Large 3 Bed/2 Bath Duplex - Large 3 bedroom/2 bathroom duplex located within minutes from grocery and restaurant options! This duplex comes with a 2 car attached garage and a washer/dryer located in the unit! (RLNE7819574)
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