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Off-Campus Housing Guide 

Updated May 18, 2021

Living in San Luis Obispo dials you in to the small-town atmosphere, great food and community amenities SLO is known for, all withing walking distance—or a short bike or bus ride—to campus. If you’re looking for housing near campus, plan ahead. Most students start hunting for fall housing as early in winter or spring 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.

Educated Renters Certificate Program

Interested in learning about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant? In this short, asynchronous online course, you can learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a renter— and earn a certificate to show prospective landlords. To enroll in the Educated Renters Certificate Program, click here. Note: If you do not have a Cal Poly login, you'll need to create a free Canvas Commons account, then search for the course. 

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. 
 

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

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. 

You can view this full list in map view here

The following properties, or property managers, have agreed to consider Cal Poly's Educated Renters Certificate Program when reviewing tenant applications: 

Academy SLO 
22 Chorro St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 858-3137

Casa Veranda Townhomes
1486 E. Foothill Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-2636

Comet Realty  
1110 California Blvd. Suite C

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  
(805) 546-9925

Fairview Apartments 
1629 Johnson Ave. #1

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 550-9153

Farrell Smyth, Inc.
21 Santa Rosa St. Suite #250

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-2636 

Horizon Property Management 
1163 Main St.

Morro Bay, CA 93442  
(805) 772-5657

Pacific Apartments 
3730 S. Higuera St. 

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 528-3262

Valencia Apartments
555 Ramona Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-1450  

Apartment and Condominium Complexes

CalPark Apartments 
250 California Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93405 
(805) 545-8065 

 

Casa Bonita Apartments 
1262 Murray Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 541-3856  

College Gardens Apartments 
84 N. Chorro St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 544-3952

De Tolosa Ranch Apartments 
1704 Tonini Dr.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-7900 

Ferrini Village Apartments 
152-196 Ferrini Rd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 541-3856 

Garfield Arms Apartments 
1885 Garfield St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-9119

Hillrise Manor
450-480 N. Chorro St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-3595

The Icon SLO 
1340 Taft St. 

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 234-5912

Lee Arms Apartments
258 California Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-3595

Mustang Village
1 Mustang Dr.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 783-2500

Murray Station 
1262 Murray Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 541-3856

Peachtree Apartments 
660 Peach St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  
(805) 544-4540 

The SLO 
1050 E. Foothill Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405,  
(805) 544-4540

Roundhouse Place 
2200 Emily St. 

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 

no phone number listed

San Luis Village Apartments 
204 California Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 9340 
(805) 544-9072 

Sheri Apartments 
721 Johnson Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 544-8620  

Stafford Gardens – La Casitas – Triplex 
1377 Stafford St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-2032  

Stanmark Apartments 
1025 Foothill Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 781-3595

Twin Creeks Apartments
791 Orcutt Rd.

San Luis Obispo CA, 93401
(805) 543-7900

University Chorro Commons
263 N. Chorro St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 973-7077

University Foothill Commons
1127 Foothill Blvd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 973-7077

University Rockview Place 
3260 Rockview Pl.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 973-7077  

 

Vintage at SLO
3554 Ranch House Rd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 548-0760

 

Property Management Firms

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

(805) 783-1000

California-West Inc.
1380 Broad St. #1

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  

(805) 543-9119

Castle Keepers, Inc  
1045 Mill St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 543-9138 

Goetz Manderley Properties  
1400 Madonna Rd.

San Luis Obispo CA 93401  
(805) 781-6636

Kimberly’s Global Real Estate Corporation

P.O. Box 4335

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

(805) 441-0085 

JDR Real Estate Services, Inc.

1411 Marsh Street, Suite 207

San Luis Obispo California 93401

(805) 781-3595

McNamara Realty  
390 Higuera St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-7777

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

 

Off-Campus Housing Rates

View a summary of off-campus housing rates for comparable one-bedroom apartments in the San Luis Obispo area. 

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. 

Mediation 

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 www.creativemediation.org/slo-solutions/

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