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Student Housing Mountain View

It's simple to reserve student housing Mountain View with Casita. Mountain View is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the USA, so start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. With our housing experts at your disposal, finding your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation will be a breeze. Whether you are looking for single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, apartments, penthouses, quadruplets, or something else, one of our many Mountain View accommodation options can meet your needs. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Mountain View

Mountain View is a city in the California county of Santa Clara. It gets its name from the vistas of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The entirety of its rich and long history dates back to the late 18th century. One of the most significant cities in California, Mountain View, is situated in the Silicon Valley area. Numerous high-tech businesses call it home, including Google, the Mozilla Foundation, and NASA Ames Research Centre. Because of the city's diversity of cultures and races, international students will feel right at home. It also has a lot of interesting locations, such as parks and museums.

Suburbs in Mountain View

Mountain View 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 Mountain View in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in Mountain View include Shoreline West, Blossom Valley, and Monta Loma.

Shoreline West

Mountain View, California's Shoreline West, is a gorgeous area. The neighbourhood has an old-town ambience thanks to the tree-lined lanes and small single-story cottages and bungalows. Shoreline West's proximity to Mountain View's centre makes it simple to bike or stroll to nearby restaurants and retail establishments. Living in Shoreline West offers a blend of big-city convenience and small-town charm. Our student accommodation options there include Spacious & Classic House - Incl. Workspace.

Blossom Valley

Blossom Valley in Mountain View is a thriving suburban area with a powerful sense of community. It is a well-known residential neighbourhood with open street parking, excellent schools, and ranch-style homes. When it was first developed in the 1950s, the area was densely packed with lovely orchards. 

Monta Loma

Due to its proximity to the new Google site and its exceptional schools, Mountain View's Monta Loma neighbourhood has recently drawn a lot of attention. It feels like entering a time warp while entering the Monta Loma area, where the present and the future coexist. Rows of 1950s mid-century modern houses line the residential streets in this Mountain View area, which is close to a Google site that includes a self-driving vehicle test track.

Cost of Living in Mountain View

Mountain View is an expensive city to live in, with a cost average that is 125% higher than the national average. It is estimated that you need around $2950 per month to live comfortably in the city, with rent being around $2,239 and food around $600. But again, this all depends on your spending habits, and when it comes to accommodation, we’ve got your back!

Transportation in Mountain View

There are many ways to move around the city. It has several transportation links that include buses, light rails, and private transportation. Buses are operated by three providers: VTA, MVGO, and Mountain View Community Shuttle. There are over 50 bus stops in the city. Both MVGO and the Mountain View Community Shuttle are free.

As for rails, they are operated by Caltrain and VTA. Both providers offer commutes from the city to San Francisco or San Jose. Private transportation providers include Uber and Lyft. Another way you can get around the city is by cycling. Mountain View has many bicycle trails, and it is safe to use them to get anywhere you want.

Life in Mountain View

Mountain View is one of the best places to live in California. It is a modern city that has many renowned institutions. Many international students and young professionals live in the city, and its educational institutions are highly rated. Mountain View also has many great outdoor attractions that include natural preserves, museums, parks, restaurants, and entertainment venues. It is also considered one of the safest cities in California, making it quite a popular choice for students. For a community of its size and population, Mountain View's downtown district is bustling with activity. 

Although you'll need a car for journeys to the other parts of the city, it's relatively walkable, and exploring on foot is strongly advised. There are numerous paths and parks popular with outdoor enthusiasts and active individuals, as well as numerous places to explore.

Mountain View Attractions

There is a lot to see and do in Mountain View. The well-known tourist destinations, monuments, and attractions in Mountain View range from parks and open areas to museums and art galleries. You can find somewhere to enjoy anything that piques your interest in Mountain View! Additionally, Mountain View offers a variety of free activities for students.

Computer History Museum

Everyone can enjoy a visit to the Computer History Museum, which offers guided tours, demonstrations, and self-directed guided tours. The Computer History Museum is an excellent centre for showcasing computer history and continuing to track new technological developments. There, you may learn about the history of computers and see interesting exhibits covering interesting subjects like computer chess!

Mountain View Farmers Market

It's lovely to stroll through this farmers' market. It occupies a sizable space in the heart of Mountain View. It has more than 80 vendors and a large selection of locally-crafted and organic goods. It's a great place to get your groceries and do some shopping!

Stevens Creek Trail

In Mountain View and Cupertino, two of Silicon Valley's expanding cities, there are two separate sections of the Stevens Creek Trail that are open. Bicycling, bird viewing, commuter use, dog walking, education, hiking, jogging, nature walks, running, scootering, roller and inline skating, skateboarding, striding, and walking are all common activities on the route.

Universities in Mountain View

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Mountain View is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Mountain View near the city’s universities, check some of them out below!

  1. Sofia University

  • One student accommodation option is available within a nine-minute car ride from the university.

  • San Antonio train station is an eight-minute drive from the university. Louis and Meadow bus station is a five-minute walk from the university, and Louis and Aspen bus station is an eight-minute walk. 

  • Nearby places of interest: Google Android Statues Square, Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, and Moffett Field Historical Society Museum.

  1. Mountain View Academy

  • One student accommodation option is available within a five-minute car drive from the university.

  • Mountain View train station is a 13-minute walk from the university. California and Palo Alto bus station is a four-minute walk from the university, and California and Shoreline bus station is a two-minute walk. 

  • Nearby places of interest: Pioneer Memorial Park,  Sunnyvale Pez Pole, and Eagle Park. 

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Mountain View, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Abilene, Alhambra, Ann Arbor, Astoria, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Roug, Bellingham, Berkeley, Birmingham, Blacksburg, Bloomington, Boston, Boynton Beach, Brooklyn, California, Central, Champaign, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins,Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Madison, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Jonesboro, Natchitoches, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Norman, Oakland, Omaha, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Oxford - Ohio, Philadelphia, Pineville, Prairie Village, Providence, Queens County, Radford, Raleigh, Riverside, Rochester, Rock Hill, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Santa Clara, Santa Monica, Springfield, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, State College, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tyler, Waco, Washington, West Hollywood, West Lafayette, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Willington, Wilmington.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When should I start looking for Mountain View student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Mountain View 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 Mountain View?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Mountain View 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 Mountain View?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Mountain View starts at around $2,239 per month. 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 Mountain View?

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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 Mountain View 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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