Definitely rent. It is hard to find a good deal in a good neighborhood, or in a good school district. Nacogdoches has a school in the middle of the ghetto. If you like peace and quiet rent in the city limits. The cops will do nothing about loud neighbors. If you get an apartment check out the company that owns it. If they only do business in college towns, dont expect to get a deposit back. Ask around and check each place out at different times of the day.deffinitely check them out with the better business bureau. Look them up on the internet and read reviews.