Independent Housing

Finding your own living situation

Another option for FIDM Students is Independent Housing, meaning the student will locate and make arrangements for his or her own housing. The FIDM Housing Office is happy to assist students with apartment and roommate referrals. Students will then contact the different apartment complexes and potential roommates directly. The properties that are used by FIDM Student Housing are also available to students independently, however, the rates will not be the same as those offered by Student Housing.

Housing Referrals

Comparative Housing Costs (per month)
Studio: $650-$1350
1 Bdrm: $850-$1300
2 Bdrm: $1350-$2200
3 Bdrm: $1600-$3200

Visit the property website for the most recent rates.

Downtown

Renaissance Tower
501 West Olympic Blvd.
213-629-5501
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(Next door to FIDM)
http://www.renaissancetowerapts.com

The Met
950 South Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-489-3300
(Across the street from FIDM)
http://www.the-met.net

Miracle Mile

Park La Brea
6200 West Third St.
323-549-5400
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(6 miles West from FIDM)
http://www.parklabrea.com

Palm Court Apartments
740 South Burnside Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-930-2564
http://www.harrison-properties.net/california/los-angeles/apartment/palm-court-apartments

Burbank

Oakwood Toluca Hills
3700 Barham Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
800-595-3102
http://www.oakwood.com/fidm

Housing Referrals

Comparative Housing Costs (per month)
Studio: $650-$900
1 Bdrm: $800-$1100
2 Bdrm: $1150-$1800
3 Bdrm: $1500-$2000

Visit the property website for the most recent rates.

Santa Ana

Aspen Apartments
1601 West MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-557-0333
http://www.farwestapartments.com/aspens-south-coast.php

Southcoast Racquet Club
1101 West Stevens Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
714-556-0077
http://www.southcoastracquetclubapartments.com

Villa Marseilles
3101 South Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-557-8200
http://www.villamarseilles.com

The Californian
3400 South Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
714-546-6114
http://www.thecalifornianscm.com

Costa Mesa

Avalon at South Coast
555 Paularino
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-549-1302
http://www.avaloncommunities.com

The Cape
1000 South Coast Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-9044
http://www.rentthecape.com

South Point
655 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-662-3222
http://www.rentsouthpointe.com

Housing Referrals

Comparative Housing Costs (per month)
Studio: $650-$900
1 Bdrm: $800-$1100
2 Bdrm: $1000-$2000
3 Bdrm: $1200-$1500

Visit the property website for the most recent rates.

Downtown

Avalon Cortez
1399 9th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-230-8200
(Walking distance to FIDM)
http://www.avaloncommunities.com/california/san-diego-apartments/ava-cortez-hill

Market Street Square
606 Third Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-696-0949
(Walking distance to FIDM)
http://www.marketstreetsquareapts.com/

Market Street Village
699 14th St.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-0700
http://www.equityapartments.com/san-diego/downtown-san-diego/market-street-village-apartments

Vantaggio
1736 State St.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-595-0111
(Walking distance to FIDM)
http://vantaggiosuites.com/locations/state-street/

Promenade at Rio Vista
2185 Station Village Way
San Diego, CA 92108
800-595-3102
http://www.oakwood.com/fidm

Park Terrace
253 10th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
800-595-3102
http://www.oakwood.com/fidm

The Village at Morena Vista
5395 Napa Street, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92110
866-620-8812
http://www.villageatmorenavista.com

East County

Heatherwood
5333 Baltimore Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
619-461-541
(20 minute drive to FIDM)
http://www.forrent.com/apartment-community-profile/1008411

San Diego State Area

Hillside Garden
5802 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
619-582-8588
(15 minute drive to FIDM)
http://hillsidegardensapts.com

Point Loma

Loma Palisades
2799 Adrian St.
San Diego, CA 92110
619-222-461
(15 minute drive to FIDM)
http://www.lomapalisades.com

Housing Referrals

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

Visit the property website for the most recent rates.

Independent Housing

Tower 737
737 Post St. (between Jones and Leavenworth)
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-771-7784
(Walking distance to FIDM)
http://www.experience737.com

Ava Nob Hill
965 Sutter St. (between Leavenworth and Hyde)
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-928-0840
(Walking distance to FIDM)
http://www.avanobhill.com

Trinity Towers
888 O'Farrell St. (between Larkin and Polk)
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-885-3333
(25 minute walk to FIDM)
http://www.888ofarrellapts.com

Geary Courtyard
639 Geary St.
(between Leavenworth and Jones)
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-0101
(Walking distance to FIDM)
http://www.equityapartments.com/san-francisco-bay/downtown-san-francisco/geary-courtyard-apartments

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 St. (between Van Ness and Franklin)
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-474-6200
(15 minute bus ride to Downtown)
http://www.monroeresidenceclub.com/

The Kenmore
1570 Sutter St. (between Gough and Octavia)
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-776-5815
(15 minute bus ride to Downtown)
http://www.kenmorehotelsf.com/

The Hub (on Jones)
649 Jones St. (between Geary and Post)
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-839-5167
(Walking distance to FIDM)

Columbus Residence
112 Columbus Avenue (between Jackson and Pacific)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-500-950
(20 minute walk to FIDM)
www.columbusresidence.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 St. (between O'Farrell and Geary)
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-788-5604
(Two blocks from FIDM)
http://www.sfhostels.org/downtown/