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Universities close to Elm Grove


William Clarke Park




Brighton General Hospital


London Road Station


University of Brighton


William Clarke Park




Brighton General Hospital


London Road Station


University of Brighton


About student living in Elm Grove


Student accommodation in Elm Grove is just a twenty-minute bus ride away from both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. With many bus routes running through the area, Elm Grove is extremely well-connected and convenient, making it a great option for students.


Elm Grove is a relatively small area but still has plenty of green space to enjoy. William Clarke Park is just a short stroll away from student houses in Elm Grove. A narrow park, affectionately known as The Patch, William Clarke Park is a great place to relax with friends, do some exercise, or even attend PatchFest, a community-run festival.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of excellent food and drink options close to student houses in Elm Grove. If you’re looking for a great pub, try The Admiral, The Hartington, The Wellington, or The Fox on the Downs. Grab an Indian takeaway from Bhindis or fish and chips from Fillets, or enjoy a coffee in the sun-soaked garden at Elm Grove Cafe. Living in Elm Grove student houses, you’ll rarely be short of choice.


There’s plenty to get stuck into in Elm Grove. Gladstone is closeby to student houses in Elm Grove and offers quiz nights and live music as well as plenty of student discounts. You can also get involved in the other local pub quizzes in the area at The Admiral, The Lewes Road Inn, and The Wellington. Get a team together and get quizzing!


There are lots of corner shops, convenience stores, and mini-markets on Elm Grove where you can pick up any necessities in a pinch. You can also explore the variety of independent shops in the area. And, if you feel like you need a more serious shopping spree, the city centre is just a short walk away.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Elm Grove has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Elm Grove student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Elm Grove and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Elm Grove

Is Elm Grove a student area?

Elm Grove is a popular student area thanks to its close proximity to both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. Student houses in Elm Grove, Brighton are in high demand every year.

Is Elm Grove a good place to live?

Elm Grove is a great place to live, with plenty of cafes, pubs, and bars to enjoy. You’ll always have something to do when living in student accommodation in Elm Grove.

Is Elm Grove a safe area?

Elm Grove is considered to be quite a safe area so you should feel very secure living in Elm Grove student houses.

What Brighton bus routes travel through Elm Grove?

Many bus routes run through Elm Grove, including the 025, 17, 22, 273, and 28.

Is Elm Grove affordable for students?

There are student houses in Elm Grove, Brighton, to suit every budget. While the prices here will vary, you can count on paying more for houses that are closer to Upper Lewes Road and at the bottom of the hill.

Where do students live in Brighton?

Brighton is a popular student area, close to two universities. Students tend to live in student accommodation in Elm Grove, Brighton city centre, Hollingdean, Hove, Kemptown, Moulsecoom, and Queens Park.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Elm Grove are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Elm Grove can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Elm Grove are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Brighton.

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