Students live in apartments and houses in and around Cooperstown, most of which are within 1-3 miles of the CGP building. Rents are cheaper than in most urban areas, and range from $350 to $750 per month, or less for those who share an apartment. Options vary from studios, to one to two-bedroom apartments, to shared houses. Most are found in historic houses, which leads to the charm and occasional quirks of older homes.
A few characteristics make Cooperstown housing somewhat unique. The town is primarily a summer resort, which means that students can often get fully furnished apartments, and 9-month leases at reasonable rates. Move-in dates can fluctuate depending on the schedule of local events, which may necessitate temporary housing for a week or two for some students; CGP staff and classmates can be of help finding something appropriate.
During Interview Weekend, applicants are able to tour some of the available housing, and incoming students will receive contact descriptions and contact information. Most rents include heat, which can otherwise be a considerable expense during the winter months.