Off-Campus Housing Resources

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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

ParkMerced Townhomes


Special rate for SF State students!

Pricing varies by floorplan and location, call us today. Furnishing your apartment is easy and convenient with rental packages available through our partnership with Cort.

Student savings for a limited time only, call 415-534-8187 or or visit our website.


  • Fitness centers + outdoor gym
  • Business centers with iMacs
  • Bike rooms + bike racks
  • BBQ + firepit
  • Bocce ball + sand volleyball courts
  • Fenced in dog parks
  • On-site monthly Block Party
  • Clubhouse + large screen television


Directly across the street from the SF State campus. Parkmerced offers a unique location with all the conveniences of city living surrounded by nature and nestled among 152 acres of parkland and open space. Close to the beach and lake with shopping around the corner at Stonestown Galleria and Westlake Shopping Mall, Parkmerced provides a comfortable, spacious, and an active living environment that will enhance your university experience.

Easy access to public transit. Parkmerced is conveniently located near Muni M-Ocean View light-rail, Muni bus routes 57, 28 and 29, BART and SamTrans route 122. Parking options include garages, carports, off-street and on-street parking. Parkmerced’s Car-Free-Living program provides a $100 monthly allowance to Uber, Clipper or Zipcar.


ParkMerced High Rise Living Room
ParkMerced High Rise Living Room
ParkMerced Townhome bedroom
ParkMerced Townhome living room

Additional Resources


Places4Students and Off-Campus Housing 101 are free accommodation search sites that 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 | 411 87th St, Daly City, CA 94015
Contact: (650) 756-1200

FOUND Study San Francisco | 16 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
10% discount available

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

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

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.

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.


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 (FTC) website below.