Housing

Your Home Away from Home

Moving to a new city or just living on your own for the first time can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Whether you want to be paired up with a roommate in Student Housing or need information about renting an apartment near campus, the FIDM Housing Office is here to help you find the right living space for your pocketbook and personality.

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Los Angeles - The Metropolitan

950 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

213.408.0830 Tel
213.489.7817 Front Desk
(Please call only if lost)

Tours: Monday & Friday @ 11:30 a.m. only
(Appointments are not needed. Please meet at the front desk 5 minutes prior to starting time.)

The Metropolitan is located right across the street from FIDM in downtown Los Angeles. The apartment building features a 24-hour doorman and a card-access system. Facilities include a fitness center, a pool and two hydro-massage spas, a recreation room with movie viewing/large screen TV room, and a landscaped garden. There is an on-site study room with 4 drafting tables, sewing room with dress forms and convenient laundry facilities. Each FIDM unit includes furniture, utilities, cable, internet-access and quarterly cleaning. Food, parking and telephone services are not included.

Los Angeles - The Medici

725 Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

213.627.3901 Tel
213.627.3901 Front Desk
(Please call only if lost)

Tours: Monday & Friday @ 10:30 a.m. only
(Appointments are not needed. Please meet at the front desk 5 minutes prior to starting time.)

The beautiful Medici has a "Tuscan" feeling. This property is located only 6 blocks from FIDM (public transportation available) and houses over 600 units. It is a card-access building with underground parking. Amenities include pool, saunas, tanning rooms , state-of-the-art fitness center, a private one-acre park with volleyball and tennis courts, putting green and golf driving ranges. Services include a business center, rent-a-car service and concierge service. A washer and dryer is included in each unit. Each FIDM unit includes furniture, utilities, cable, internet-access and quarterly cleaning. Food, parking and telephone services are not included.

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

6200 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

323.549.5400 Tel
323.549.5532 Front Desk
(Please call only if lost)

Tours: Monday & Friday @ 2:30 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call Shavonne at 323.363.9359.

Park La Brea is centrally located in the heart of Los Angeles and is approximately 6 miles west of FIDM. Everything is within a walking distance! There are 4200 apartments beautifully situated in a 166-acre park, with wide carpets of green lawns, thousands of trees and shrubs, colorful flowers, friendly walks and broad boulevards. This is a controlled access gated community with 24-hour courtesy patrol. For your convenience, there are outdoor parks, jogging trails, an on-site dry cleaners and a garden café. The pool and gym facilities require additional monthly member fees.

FIDM units include a 25" color TV and quarterly cleaning. Limited free parking spaces are available on a "first come, first served" basis. Additional assigned spaces cost extra (ask your housing coordinator for details). Telephone service is not included. You may make arrangements with a local company once you have checked in.

Orange County - The Charter Apartments

2750 Kelvin Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614

949.724.0505 Tel
(Please call only if lost)

Tours: Call 949.851.6200 to schedule a tour of FIDM Housing.
A tour of the property is always available, but the tour of a unit/model is not always available.

The Charter is located approximately 2 miles from the Irvine FIDM campus. The community amenities include salt water pools, fitness center, tennis courts, club house and business center. Each FIDM unit includes furniture, utilities, cable and internet access. Food, parking and telephone services are not included.

San Diego - The Village Apartments

5175 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92110

619.294.3566 Tel
Email: morenavista@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday Tours by Appointment Only

The beautiful "Village" is approximately 5 miles from FIDM. It is a fully gated community with remote-controlled access underground parking. Facilities include a fitness center, spa, and swimming pool. This apartment complex is brand new and is centrally located in the heart of the retail industry. Starbucks and other retail stores are located right on the property. FIDM units include furniture, utilities, basic cable, and Internet access.

Additional Notes


  • Rent includes furniture, utilities, basic cable, and internet access.
  • Amenities vary from pools, spas, saunas, and gyms to jogging paths and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Floor plans and amenities will vary depending on the building.
  • Early reservations are recommended. Space is not reserved until all application forms and total fees are received and confirmed by the Student Housing Office.
  • Resident Advisors live on FIDM Student Housing properties. Advisors are there to help students with emergencies and concerns and to assist in making the FIDM experience enjoyable and successful.
  • Roommates are pre-assigned through the Student Housing Office.
  • Signed Housing Contracts with FIDM are required from students In order to ensure the comfort and security of living in a community situation. Adherence to all contracts and housing deadlines are strictly enforced.
  • Activities are planned by the Resident Advisors for those residing in FIDM Student Housing.
  • Though some spaces for FIDM Students are distributed at the Medici and Park La Brea, those spaces are not available at the Metropolitan. Please be sure to read the FAQ's on parking for more information.