Off-campus Housing Resources

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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.


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 following 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.

Housing fees


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 website.

Basic needs Initiative

Basic Needs Initiative

SF State has an array of programs to support students in meeting their basic needs. To explore food access and housing stability programs, 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.

Feature Off-campus Housing | ParkMerced

ParkMerced living area

A Variety of Options

Parkmerced’s apartments come in a mix of styles, sizes, floorplans, views and unique locations. 1, 2 or 3-bedroom floorplans in High-Rise Towers or Townhomes are available. Parking options include garages, carports, off-street and on-street parking. 

Students sitting at firepit

Community Amenities

  • Fitness centers + outdoor gym
  • BBQ + firepit area, Bocce ball + sand volleyball courts
  • Business centers with iMacs
  • Clubhouse + large screen television
  • Fenced in dog parks

Aerial view of ParkMerced


Parkmerced is located:

  • Directly across from campus and is close to the beach, Lake Merced, and Stonestown Galleria.
  • Near public transportation.  

Parkmerced offers a Special rate for SF State students! Available for a limited time only.

Pricing varies by floorplan and location. To learn more, call 415-534-8187 or