FAQ
What is The Townhomes at River Club?
It’s a community of townhome residences serving UGA and greater Athens, with attractive amenities, a quiet environment and a dedication to quality – all in a beautiful setting among rolling hills.
What is the difference between River Club and The Townhomes?
The Townhomes at River Club includes townhome-style residences located on 32 park-like acres off Timothy Road. We also offer a community of apartments with additional features called River Club Apartments, in a 93-acre location about a half-mile away on Macon Highway. Both locations are served by Athens Transit Route 9 and residents can enjoy all the amenities of both communities.
Are The Townhomes part of the University of Georgia?
The Townhomes at River Club is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about ownership and management.
Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?
You can select the roommates for your townhome, or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.
What are per-person contracts?
Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at The Townhomes has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if an roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your townhome are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.
What is included in the rate?

Each resident at The Townhomes pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furniture package, including full-size bed
  • Water & sewer, trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each townhome
  • Parking for residents and guests
  • Community features — pool, tanning, River Club fitness center, etc.
Are private bathrooms available?
Yes. All of the townhomes feature a private in-suite bathroom for each bedroom.
Are the townhomes furnished?
Yes, all townhomes include a complete set of furniture, including full-size beds, desks and chairs, sofa and armchair, coffee table and dining furniture. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model townhome.
When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is August 7, 2018 to July 23, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate contract terms may be available; please inquire with our staff.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. The Townhomes also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.
Will my financial aid cover my charges at The Townhomes?
Your living costs at The Townhomes can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at The Townhomes. Regular payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Are The Townhomes open to non-students?
Most of the residents of The Townhomes at River Club are upper-division undergrads and grad students at the University of Georgia. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, The Townhomes at River Club is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill a townhome.
What kind of security is provided?
The Townhomes is a gated community that provides courtesy patrols during evening hours. Bedroom doors have individual locks. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.
What are the policies on smoking, guests and pets?
All indoor areas at The Townhomes are non-smoking. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests. The Townhomes at River Club is pet-friendly in select buildings only; please inquire about availability and restrictions.
Can I park my vehicle at The Townhomes?
The Townhomes offers free parking for all residents, plus available guest parking at no charge.
What other transportation options will I have?
The Athens Transit bus #9 stops right at the front entrance of The Townhomes, hourly on Monday through Saturday, plus extended service on weekday evenings. UGA and downtown Athens are just minutes away.
Can I see a model townhome?
Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.