Off-Campus Housing Guide 

With 20,000 Cal Poly students in a relatively small county, finding housing can be hard — especially in the town of San Luis Obispo. If you’re looking for housing near campus, plan ahead. Most students start hunting for fall housing as early as winter quarter — though you can still find some options later in the year. 

If this is your first time looking for off-campus housing, here’s a list of resources we’ve compiled to help. 

Finding Off-Campus Housing 

Before you start your search for the perfect off-campus bungalow, make sure you have a clear set of parameters to help you narrow down your options, including: 

  • Roommates 

  • Lease length 

  • Distance from campus 

  • Budget

Your budget is the single most important consideration in your housing hunt. Housing options vary in price widely, depending on amenities, location and configuration. And don’t forget utilities. When you’re seeing properties, be sure to ask what, if any, utilities are included in the cost of rent. You may be responsible for trash, internet, water, electricity, cable/television/streaming services. 

Tenants' Rights - 

Covid-19 Related Rental Accommodations

The state of California, and San Luis Obispo county, have taken steps to prevent renter evictions and protect tenants' rights during Covid-19. You can learn more about the statewide changes through the California Apartment Association (CAA) Coronavirus Resource Page, especially the section titled Tenants Rights, and learn more about San Luis Obispo county's response on the SLO County Public Health website

Educated Renters Certificate Program - Coming Soon! Interested in learning about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant? University Housing will be re-launching the Educated Renters Certificate Program soon. In this short, online course, you can learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a renter— and earn a certificate to show prospective landlords. 

Off-Campus Housing Complexes 

If you have any questions about rates & availability, please contact the individual complexes listed below directly. The inclusion of any apartment does not represent an endorsement of services or facilities, nor does it guarantee vacancies. The University has not inspected or approved of the facilities listed, and therefore does not accept responsibility for the listings. 

Academy SLO 
22 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 858-3137

CalPark Apartments 
250 California Blvd., San Luis Obispo, CA. 93405 
(805) 545-8065 

Casa Bonita Apartments 
1262 Murray Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 541-3856  

Casa Veranda Townhomes  
1486 E. Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-2636  
College Gardens Apartments 
84 N. Chorro St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 544-3952
De Tolosa Ranch Apartments 
1704 Tonini Drive San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-7900 
Fairview Apartments 
1629 Johnson #1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 458-5522 
Ferrini Village Apartments 
152-196 Ferrini Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
Garfield Arms Apartments 
1885 Garfield Street, San Luis Obispo
(805) 543-9119

Hillrise Manor
450, 460 & 480 N. Chorro St., San Luis Obispo

Lee Arms Apartments
259 California Blvd. San Luis Obispo
Mustang Village
Mustang Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 783-2500
Murray Station 
1262 Murray Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 541-3856
Pacific Apartments 
3730 S Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 528-3262
Peachtree Apartments 
660 Peach St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  
(805) 234-3644 
The SLO 
1050 E Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405,  
Roundhouse Place 
2200 Emily St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
San Luis Village Apartments 
204 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 9340 
(805) 544-9072 
Sheri Apartments 
721 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
Stafford Gardens – La Casitas – Triplex 
1377 Stafford St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 546-2032  
Stanmark Apartments 
1025 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Twin Creeks Apartments
791 Orcutt Road San Luis Obispo CA, 93401
(805) 543-7900
University Chorro Commons
263 N. Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 973-7077
University Foothill Commons
1127 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
University Rockview Place 
3260 Rockview Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 973-7077  
Valencia Apartments  
555 Ramona Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-1450  

Vintage at SLO
3554 Ranch House Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Property Management Firms

Aurignac & Associates
762 Higuera St. Suite 201
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 783-1000

Bjerre & Garcia Realty  
5873 Birkdale, SLO, CA 93401  
(805) 544-6060

California-West Inc.
1380 Broad St. #1 SLO, CA 93401   (805) 543-9119
Castle Keepers, Inc  
1045 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 543-9138 
Century 21 San Luis Properties  
539 Marsh Street, SLO, CA 93401  
(805) 543-6361
Comet Realty  
1574 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 546-9925
FarrellSmyth, Inc.
21 Santa Rosa, Suite #250 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-2636 
Goetz Manderley Properties  
1400 Madonna, San Luis Obispo CA 93401  
(805) 781-6636
Horizon Realty & Property Management 
1163 Main St Morro Bay, CA 93442  
(805) 772-5657

Kimberly’s Global Real Estate Corporation  & Property Management Certified

P.O. Box 4335, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403


JDR Real Estate Services, Inc.

1411 Marsh Street, Suite 207, San Luis Obispo California 93401


McNamara Realty  
390 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-7777
Patterson Realty  
444 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 
(805) 544-7000
San Luis Property Management  
2241 Broad St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 541-1822
Western Realty  
11555 Los Osos Valley Rd, Suite 212 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, (805) 543-1450

Community Housing Resources

Here are some affordable housing options in our community that are available to students on an application basis:

Housing Authority SLO (HASLO) Housing  

People's Self-Help Housing 

Family Care Network Housing (foster youth specific)

Online Housing Resources 

Cal Poly does not endorse any of the information found on these websites. The sites are provided as a resource only. 

  • Poly Rents 

  • Zillow 

  • Craigslist 

  • Facebook Marketplace 

  • Tribune Classified Ads 

  • Trulia 





SLO Solutions offers cost-free mediation and conflict resolution services for San Luis Obispo city residents. This is not a service that is endorsed or administered by Cal Poly, simply another helpful local resource. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (805) 549-0442 or visit

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