Housing for College Students in Southern California

For college students, renting an off-campus apartment has quite a few advantages over living at home or in a dorm. After living in a dorm, most students crave privacy, space, and freedom. Your first apartment is a big deal, whether you are going to have roommates, or if you can swing a place by yourself – Garden Communities makes it possible to live the dream.

Why Consider Off-Campus Housing?

Off-campus apartments allow you to choose your own roommate, decide when to study or play, cook your own meals, make your own curfews, or choose which guests get to come and go. All our apartments have a kitchen with standard-size appliances, while most dorms only allow a small refrigerator, microwave, and hot plate. Many are within walking distance of local schools, making it easy to get to class and stay involved with campus activities. Plus, you can enjoy luxury-living amenities combined with affordable housing that most students can only dream of. Here are some of our properties that offer off campus housing.

Los Angeles

We have two properties that are great off campus rental options for students of Cal State Northridge and University of West LA.

Lassen Village

The Common Seating and Pool Table Area at Lassen Village
Communal areas at Lassen Village.

This community is only a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive from the campus of Cal State Northridge. Students can choose from a one- or two-bedroom apartment. Amenities include a relaxing pool, fitness center, onsite management, and courtesy patrol service.

Northridge Gardens

This is another excellent option for students of Cal State Northridge as it’s only a few minutes away by car and 15 minutes by foot. This smoke-free community shares a resident lounge with Lassen Village. Inside the community, you’ll find spacious floor plans, onsite management and maintenance, two dry saunas, hot tub, and an Olympic-sized pool to enjoy the Southern California sunshine.

San Diego

A variety of our communities in University City are located right near UC San Diego.

Towers at Costa Verde

Want to live in a high-rise style building? Towers at Costa Verde offers various amenities you won’t find anywhere else, including electric car charging stations, Agua Bella: a full-service health club and fitness facility, driving range, basketball court, tennis courts, and other luxurious amenities. You’ll also be right across the street from Westfield UTC and the Costa Verde Shopping Center.

La Regencia

Outdoor view of the pool and apartments at La Regencia in San Diego, CA
A Sunny Day at La Regencia

La Regencia is a pet-friendly community that offers one-to-three-bedroom apartments. You’ll find amenities like a BBQ and picnic area, pools and spa, fitness center, and more. If you need to get work done, this community also has a business center with computers and internet access, along with a conference room.

La Jolla Crossroads

La Jolla Crossroads at Nighttime Outside
La Jolla Crossroads

This community is only a ten-minute drive away from the UCSD campus. You’ll have access to the Crossroads deli, dry cleaner, Studio V Hair Salon, and a florist all within the comforts of your apartment community. 24-hour courtesy patrols, resident events, and complimentary shuttle service are also available at La Jolla Crossroads.

La Jolla Canyon

Looking to come back from class and run on a jogging trail, go for a swim, or enjoy a relaxing picnic between classes? If so, La Jolla Canyon is for you. You’ll also enjoy a free resident shuttle to nearby shops. The UTC mall is just a few blocks away.

Costa Verde Village

This community offers plenty of space for you and potential roommates with floor plans ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments. You’ll have access to luxurious amenities, such as a bike share program, Agua Bella Fully-Equipped fitness center, access to personal training and fitness classes by Iron Orr Fitness, and multiple pools. Costa Verde Center and Westfield UTC are also located just a five-minute walk from Costa Verde Village and features numerous shops and restaurants.

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