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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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Tours: Tuesday 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.

San Francisco Independent Housing

Housing Referrals

Comparative Housing Costs (per month)
Studio: $1800-$2400
1 Bdrm: $2000-$2800
2 Bdrm: $3000-$4000

Tower 737
737 Post Street
(between Jones and Leavenworth)
San Francisco, California 94109
415.771.7784
(Walking distance to FIDM)
www.experience737.com
Ava Nob Hill
965 Sutter Street
(between Leavenworth and Hyde)
San Francisco, California 94109
415.928.0840
(Walking distance to FIDM)
www.avanobhill.com

Trinity Towers
888 O'Farrell Street
(between Larkin and Polk)
San Francisco, California 94109
415.885.3333
(25 minute walk to FIDM)
www.trinitymanagement.com
Geary Courtyard
639 Geary Street
(between Leavenworth and Jones)
San Francisco, California 94102
415.749.0101
(Walking distance to FIDM)
www.equityapartments.com

Residence Clubs

  • This type of housing is very similar to a dormitory-type setting.
  • They are privately owned and operated facilities and are usually located in the area of the    campus.
  • See below for a list of residence club locations.
  • Private and shared rooms are available.
  • Roommates are usually pre-selected. Rooms include furniture, free wireless internet,    utilities and can include some meals.
The Monroe
1870 Sacramento Street
(between Van Ness and Franklin)
San Francisco, California 94109
415.474.6200
(15 minute bus ride to Downtown)
www.monroeresidenceclub.com
The Kenmore
1570 Sutter Street
(between Gough and Octavia)
San Francisco, California 94109
415.776.5815
(15 minute bus ride to Downtown)
www.kenmorehotelsf.com

The Hub (on Jones)
649 Jones Street
(between Geary and Post)
San Francisco, California 94102
415.839.5167
(Walking distance to FIDM)
San Francisco Residence Club
851 California Street
(between Powell and Stockton)
San Francisco, California 94108
415.839.5167
(10 minute walk to FIDM)
www.851resclub.com

Columbus Residence
112 Columbus Avenue
(between Jackson and Pacific)
San Francisco, California 94133
415.500.4950
(20 minute walk to FIDM)
www.columbusresidence.com
Summer of Love Residences
875 Post Sreet
(between Leavenworth and Hyde)
San Francisco, California 94109
415.302.7012
(15 minute walk to FIDM)
www.summerofloveresidences.com

Hostels

  • Hostels are similar to a dormitory-type setting.
  • Private and shared rooms are available.
  • All rooms are furnished with desk, chair, desk lamp, and single bed (or bunk bed) with   linens.
  • Amenities include free wireless internet, TV room, lounge, continental breakfast, and   self-catering kitchen.
San Francisco Downtown Hostel
312 Mason Street
(between O'Farrell and Geary)
San Francisco, California 94110
415.788.5604
(Two blocks from FIDM)
www.sfhostels.com

Housing Contacts


Los Angeles & Orange County

Sonia Garza
Associate Director
800-624-1200 ext. 5624
sgarza@fidm.edu

Paloma Franco
Associate Director
800-624-1200 ext. 5625
pfranco@fidm.edu

San Diego

Joni Incrocci
Housing Coordinator
800-243-3436 ext. 1870
jincrocci@fidm.edu

San Francisco

Anna Clenshaw
Housing Coordinator
800.422.3436 ext. 1558
aclenshaw@fidm.edu