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Student Housing El Sobrante

Book your student housing El Sobrante easily with Casita. There are many student-friendly neighbourhoods with plenty of student housing options to choose from. Our student housing options include single rooms, shared rooms, flats, studios, en-suites, and more. Casita’s student homes have all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, a games area, and many more. Also, they are very well located across the city because they are mere minutes away from the city centre. Simply contact our team of accommodation specialists, who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About El Sobrante

El Sobrante is an area located in the northeast section of Contra Costa County, California with a diverse population of approximately 13,000. The greater El Sobrante Valley includes portions that are within the city of Richmond. This small town is a suburb of Oakland and mostly provides its residents with a suburban feel, lacking large shops and a town square; it is ideal for those seeking a small-town vibe. This small area also has plenty of greenery that is evident in its parks as well as fruit and vegetable farms. 

Suburbs in El Sobrante

Oakland has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing El Sobrante in a variety of different areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. As an Oakland suburb, El Sobrante is a great place to live for students, young professionals, senior citizens, and even families. Cities located in close proximity to El Sobrante include West Contra Costa, Tara Hills, and Pinole.

Cost of Living in El Sobrante

El Sobrante is ranked high among all 273 cities across the United States in terms of cost of living. The average cost of living in El Sobrante is over 30% more than the national average, making it one of the most expensive cities to live in. The estimated cost of living including rent, utilities, food, groceries, transportation, entertainment, and much more could go up to $4,000.

Transportation in El Sobrante

Transportation in this area is mostly private; you can either rent a car, use a private taxi service, hail a cab, or check out local bus service providers. Cycling and walking are also common modes of transportation in El Sobrante. Rentals are available for almost all types of vehicles, starting from cars and motorcycles to buses and limousines. 

Life in El Sobrante

As a small town, it might seem like there is not much to do in El Sobrante. However, this quaint pocket in California has plenty to offer! Fruit and vegetable picking, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and so much more are activities you can get up to in El Sobrante. Most of the shopping in this town is done at Thrift Town, which is a warehouse-sized shop has everything from furniture to t-shirts to artwork. 

Attractions in El Sobrante

There are plenty of fun things to do in El Sobrante and many great places to see. The city has a rich history, a rich cultural heritage, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. There is always something to do or see in the city of El Sobrante. Attractions in El Sobrante fit a variety of different people with varying interests. 

Here are some of the city’s top attractions that you should check out during your stay in El Sobrante, California! 

Gurdwara Sahib 

Built in 1979 as one of the first Sikh Temples in the Bay Area and considered the Sikh Centre of the Bay, It’s hard not to miss how it overlooks El Sobrante from up in the hills. Gurdwara Sahib has golden domes that are located at 3550 Hillcrest Road and are noticeable from most areas. Visitors are always welcome to see the views, or for prayer and community events.

Cloverfield Organic Farm

This is the first certified organic farm in El Sobrante; they grow a wide variety of small amounts of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and potted plants.

San Pablo Reservoir

This is an East Bay staple; the reservoir offers visitors opportunities to get on the water or view the lake from hiking trails and picnic spots.

Universities in El Sobrante

El Sobrante is home to a number of the country’s top-ranked universities and world-renowned learning institutions. Casita offers a range of options for student housing El Sobrante near these universities. Check them out!

Lincoln University, Oakland

  • An accommodation option is provided by Casita near this university. 

  • Nearby transit stations include Broadway & 14th St and 14th St & Clay St bus stops and 12th St / Oakland subway station.

  • Nearby places of interest: The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment - (The MADE), Pacific Pinball Museum, and Oakland Museum of California.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in El Sobrante, California, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Chicago, Berkeley, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Sacramento, and New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for El Sobrante student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in El Sobrante early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in El Sobrante?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your El Sobrante student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in El Sobrante?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in El Sobrante starts at around $1,200 and can go up to $1,800 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in El Sobrante?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my El Sobrante student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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