Off-campus Housing Resources

San Francisco Neighborhoods

When it comes to apartment hunting in the Bay Area, having some insight of the geographical locations of its neighborhoods can be extremely helpful. Many of our San Francisco State Students that live Off-Campus live in the following neighborhoods:

  • Ingleside
  • Daly City
  • Sunset
  • Richmond
  • Glen Park
  • Lakeside

Thanks to the GatorPass/Clipper card, many students also commute from BART friendly cities such as Daly City, West Oakland and Berkeley.

FEATURED OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

CITY GARDENS

Situated in one of San Francisco's most central neighborhoods (SoMa), students can enjoy fully furnished apartments and savings in an all-inclusive, newly-built building for SF State students. 

City Gardens offers private bedrooms in fully-furnished, 2 to 5-bedroom shared suites. Each bedroom comes fully furnished with a comfortable full-size bed, nightstand, and 2 chests of drawers. Every apartment is fully stocked with household staples like pots, pans, glasses, mugs, dishes, paper towels, coffeemaker, toaster oven, and  much more.

SPECIAL RATE FOR SF STATE STUDENTS
Starting at $985 | To learn more or to schedule a tour, visit City Gardens or call (415) 862-2331.

STUDENT BENEFITS

  • Fully furnished
  • Flexible leases
  • Convenient commute to campus via the MUNI M-line at Van Ness
  • Free monthly cleaning

FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • Utilities included
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hospital grade air filtration
  • 7 study lounges
  • Household essentials
  • Bike storage
  • On-site manager
  • On-site laundry
  • Shopping & dining nearby
  • Rooftop deck & BBQ

PARKMERCED

Nestled among 152 acres of beautiful parkland and open space, Parkmerced provides a comfortable, spacious, and an active living environment that will enhance your university experience.

ParkMerced offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom High Rise Apartments or Townhomes featuring classic floorplans with vintage fixtures and finishes or modern floorplans that have been renovated with updated appliances, countertops and cabinetry. Townhomes also feature private entrances, access to gardens, courtyards, and patio.

SPECIAL RATE FOR SF STATE STUDENTS
To learn more, visit ParkMerced or contact them at (415) 301-5196 or students@parkmerced.com.

STUDENT BENEFITS

  • Directly across the street from campus
  • Student pandemic lease break clause
  • $50 Rinse laundry credit with subscription
  • $100 monthly Car-Free Living allowance to Uber, Clipper or Zipcar

FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • On-site parking options
  • Bike rooms + racks
  • 12 business centers with iMacs
  • 12 fitness centers + outdoor gym
  • BBQ + firepit
  • Bocce ball + sand volleyball courts
  • Fenced dog parks
  • Weekly food trucks & seasonal market
  • Clubhouse + large screen TV
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Housing Office provides free access to online off-campus accommodation search sites. Our partnership with Places4Students and Off-Campus Housing 101 will help you find a place to live off-campus, find a roommate, or post student sublets. Registration is not required to search the listings.

Rental Listings for the Bay Area:

Post a Listing (students) or Find a Roommate:

Post a Listing (Landlords)

Below you will find a list of apartment complexes adjacent to San Francisco State. These apartment complexes are not affiliated with San Francisco State University.

Edgeview Terrace Apartments
theedgeviewterrace.com | 411 87th St, Daly City, CA 94015
Contact: (650) 756-1200

FOUND Study San Francisco
foundstudy.com/sfsu | 16 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
10% discount available

Lakewood Apartments
lakewoodatlakemerced.com | 515 John Muir Drive, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-586-0100

Panoramic SoMa
PanoramicSoMa.com | 1321 Mission St, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-701-7003

Westlake Village Apartments
westlakevillageapts.com | 331 Park Plaza Drive, Daly City 
Contact: 650-755-1313

Budgets

Financial Aid may be used to cover a portion of off-campus housing depending on your Financial Aid package. When factoring financial aid into your budget remember that Financial Aid is always applied to your tuition fees first and that the balance of your award will be dispersed to you. Information about the cost of attending San Francisco State is available on the Financial Aid web page.

 Basic Needs Initiatives

SF State had an array of programs to support students in meeting their basic needs. To explore food access and housing stability programs please visit the Food+Shelter+Success website.

Note: Food+Shelter+Success does not provide general off-campus housing search support and is designed to support students who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Disclaimer:
The State of California, nor any agency, officer or employee of San Francisco State University warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by any of the aforementioned websites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. San Francisco State University assumes no responsibility for contracts/leases between individuals. San Francisco State University is not responsible or liable for the consequences of any off-campus housing arrangement and does not endorse or sponsor any of the agencies, services, advertisements, properties or landlords included in these websites. The information is provided only as an aid in your search for housing. Students are under no obligation to use this service or rent from companies or individuals listed. Students are strongly encouraged to use due diligence and to obtain references and other information regarding listings and facilities. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. If you suspect any rental listing to be a scam, you may report it at the Federal Trade Commission website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams.