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 - 

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 
805-541-3856 
Garfield Arms Apartments 
1885 Garfield Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
(805) 543-9119
Mustang Village  
Mustang Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 793-0184
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,  
805-544-4540
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 
805-544-8620  
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
Valencia Apartments  
555 Ramona Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  
(805) 543-1450  

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
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

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 

  • Apartments.com 

  • slorent.com  

  • roommatenation.com  

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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