What’s the Difference Between Co-living and Conventional Living at Kernan Oaks?

At Kernan Oaks we have apartments to fit a variety of needs. We offer both conventional and co-living housing options. Read on to discover which option is the best fit for you.


Conventional Living

We offer traditional lease agreements for groups or families who want to be under one lease per apartment, we have 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments for rent. These apartments are grouped together in their own buildings and are perfect for residents who want to take advantage of the wide array of community benefits and amenities Kernan Oaks offers while still enjoying the in-unit privacy of a traditional apartment. Our conventional apartment floor plans all include a bathroom for each bedroom, and the living areas in these rentals are oversized for maximum space. Whether you are a service member stationed at Naval Station Mayport, or you're interested in sharing a spacious apartment with several friends, our conventional leases are a great option.


Conventional Living FAQs

Q: Do conventional residents have access to all the same amenities that co-living residents do?

A: Yes. All of our events and community amenities are open to all residents of Kernan Oaks, including our 24/7 gym, study/business center, conference rooms for meetings, concierge locker system, pet park, tennis court, sand volleyball, basketball, and 2 swimming pools.   

Q: How are utilities paid?

A: All utilities (electric, water and sewer) are individually metered. Kernan Oaks pays the utility companies and then bills each resident for their individual usage. Utilities are the responsibility of the resident. Property-wide high-speed Wi-Fi is free.


Co-Living Apartment Homes

Our co-living housing is a style of renting that is growing in popularity. It allows residents to individually rent a private, lockable bedroom and bathroom connected to a shared common area that includes a living room, kitchen, laundry room, and patio/balcony. Both furnished and unfurnished apartments are available. This is a great option for anyone seeking to minimize expenses while maximizing community experiences. Whether you’re a student at one of the nearby colleges in Jacksonville, including University of North Florida and Florida State at Jacksonville, a service member, or someone starting out in your career, at Kernan Oaks you can build your connections within your common area, at events, and during networking opportunities hosted in our community. 


Co-Living FAQs

Q: How are utilities paid?

A: All utilities (electric, water and sewer) are individually metered. Kernan Oaks pays the utility companies and then bills each resident for their individual usage. Utilities are the responsibility of the resident. Property-wide high-speed Wi-Fi is free.

Q: How does the Roommate Matching service work?

A: Making successful roommate matches is a high priority at Kernan Oaks. That’s why we utilize our Roommate Matching service to match up residents within co-living apartments as needed. If one of your roommates decides to move out, we will use our Roommate Matching service to find a replacement. Or if you are brand new to the area and don’t yet know anyone, this service will match you with roommates you are likely to enjoy spending time with.

Q: What happens if one of the other residents in my co-living apartment defaults on their lease?

A: Co-living leases are signed individually, so if one of your roommates defaults, it will have no impact on you financially or on the standing of your own lease. If you know someone who wants to apply to fill the vacant spot, you can refer them to us. Otherwise, we’ll use our Roommate Matching service to try to find someone who is a good fit for you.


Contact Kernan Oaks

Kernan Oaks apartments are perfect off-campus rentals for Jacksonville students, alternative housing for military service members, and corporate housing solutions for professionals. Learn more about our co-living and conventional leasing options and discover your new apartment home by calling 904-257-4200 or contacting our leasing specialists.