Areas in Saint John

When deciding where to live in Saint John, thought should be given to the location of the accommodation in terms of its proximity to the campus, bus routes, laundry facilities, grocery stores and amenities.

North End

Rockwood Park

5-15 minutes by bus/transit to UNB Saint John campus. There is a wide variety of apartment complexes and rooms in privately-owned homes in this locality. A large number of students live in this very popular area. Due to the close proximity to the university, these units tend to rent early.

South/Central/Uptown

King Street

15-20 minutes by bus/transit to UNB Saint John Campus. This is Saint John's commercial/business district and is where much of the city's entertainment (movies, restaurants, shopping, aquatic centre, YMCA) can be found. The uptown area is popular with students and is home to many affordable apartments.

East Side

30+ minutes by bus/transit to the campus. Saint John's largest retail centres, cinemas and many restaurants are located in this area. Also available here is a wide variety of apartment complexes and rooms in privately-owned homes.

West Side

30+ minutes by bus/transit to the campus. The west side is mainly a residential area with few apartment listings.

Rothesay/Quispamsis Area

Located east of the city centre, with limited bus service (only Comex), this is a mostly residential area of the city. It is recommended that you have transportation arrangements (private car) before renting in this area. Many people choose to live in the Rothesay/Quispamsis area as the weather tends to be better.

Grand Bay - Westfield

Located west of the city centre, with limited bus service (only Comex), this is a mostly residential area of the city. It is recommended that you have transportation arrangements (private car) before renting in this area. Many people choose to live in the Grand Bay-Westfield area as the weather tends to be better.