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Student Accommodation Santa Monica

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Map PinPacific St (Ocean Park), Santa Monica
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Map Pin1 min walk to Central Santa Monica
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Stunning house near Santa Monica Pier
Stunning house near Santa Monica Pier
Stunning house near Santa Monica Pier
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Student Housing Santa Monica

It's simple to reserve student housing Santa Monica with Casita. Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica accommodation options can meet your needs. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Santa Monica

California's Santa Monica is a beachside community in the United States. Santa Monica combines the elegance of a global coastal city with the laid-back atmosphere of a California beach town thanks to its nearly four miles of beaches and thriving urban scene.  Since the 1980s, Santa Monica has gone through a significant boom. It is one of the most well-liked travel spots for tourists and locals. Since it combines excellent education with supreme fun, it is also a perfect option for international students. Santa Monica is a walking haven full of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, elegant wellness facilities, and places to unwind while the sun sets.

Suburbs in Santa Monica

Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in Santa Monica include Ocean Park, Downtown Santa Monica, and Montana Avenue.

Ocean Park

Santa Monica's heart and soul is Ocean Park. The region has a laid-back vibe more appropriate for a beach community; it is a touch less flashy than some of the more expensive parts of the city and undoubtedly less touristy than nearby Downtown Santa Monica. Due to its compact size and abundance of cafes, restaurants, and bars, Ocean Park has a decent number of people who fall into the category of young professionals. Our Ocean Park accommodation include the Minimalist Beach House and the Stunning Bright House w/ Terrace. 

Downtown Santa Monica

There are many people and vehicles in downtown Santa Monica, making it a lively area. Santa Monica's downtown area offers the most urban or condensed lifestyle. Public transit is easily accessible to residents and may take them anywhere. There are entertainment venues, movie theatres, cafes, restaurants, and pubs just a few steps away. With its twice-weekly farmers market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and bustling street performers, downtown Santa Monica exudes a local flavour.

Montana Avenue

Montana Avenue, a tree-lined European boulevard in the northern part of the city, is a posh shopping area renowned for its distinctive boutiques, as well as its well-liked bistros, cafes, and bakeries, and its renowned audience. It makes for a fantastic low-key choice for both shopping and adventure.

Cost of Living in Santa Monica

Let’s be honest here, the cost of living is quite a bit higher than the national average, like 390% higher, with rent costing around $2,333 per month, groceries around $581, and transportation around $72.2. The good news is that Casita offers you affordable student housing in Santa Monica. It’s also important to note that the average of money needed to live comfortably in the city depends on your income and spending habits.

Transportation in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a great city where you can move around using a bike or a scooter. The city has the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, which runs along the shoreline of Santa Monica and allows you to navigate the city easily and freely. As for scooters, they are provided by companies like Bird, Lime, Lyft, and Jump Bikes. You can also use the bus service to get around the city. The Big Blue Bus is the city's bus service, with 14 local routes. It costs $1 for a single ride. 

Bus services are also provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; they’re called Metro bus lines, and they complement the bus services of the Big Blue Bus. You may also use light rail stations to reach destinations like 26th Street/Bergamot, 17th Street/Santa Monica College, and Downtown Santa Monica. Santa Monica is easily accessible via the Santa Monica Airport.

Life in Santa Monica

Living in Santa Monica is fantastic. It's a calm coastal city filled with activity and vibrancy. It's a good spot to be if you want to relax and enjoy yourself. Santa Monica is a thriving community that is close to several Los Angeles neighbourhoods. There are lots of places to go for fun outside. Additionally, the city's atmosphere is warm and welcoming so that you won't feel out of place.

Santa Monica Attractions

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

Third Street Promenade

The 3rd Street Promenade, located just east of the Pier, is made up of three open-air, car-free blocks supported by the upmarket Santa Monica Place, which houses more than 80 shops. It's a shopper's paradise, offering everything from luxury clothing to fresh fruit from the farmers’ market.

Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains are the only mountain range that crosses a significant metropolis, the second-largest in the country. There are unexpectedly wild locations that are accessible from the Santa Monica Mountains. They have more than 1,000 significant archaeological sites, mainly from the Tongva and Chumash Native American cultures of California.

Santa Monica History Museum

 The rich history of the Santa Monica Bay region is preserved through the Santa Monica History Museum. The museum contains six permanent galleries, one rotating exhibition, and a research library housed in a cutting-edge building next to the main site of the Santa Monica Public Library, and its historical holdings total over one million objects.

Universities in Santa Monica

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

  1. University of Santa Monica

  • One student accommodation option in Santa Monica is within a 14-minute car drive from the university.

  • Downtown Santa Monica light rail station is a nine-minute car drive from the university. 20th SB and California NS bus station is a five-minute walk from the university and Wilshire WB, and 20th NS bus station is a two-minute walk.

  • Nearby places of interest: Greetings From Santa Monica, Statue "Santa Monica", and Route 66 End of the Trail

  1. Santa Monica College

  • One student accommodation option in Santa Monica is within a ten-minute car drive from the university.

  • 17th St / SMC  light rail station is a 14-minute walking car drive from the university. Pico EB and 16th FS bus station is a one-minute walk from the university, and Pico EB and 17th NS bus station is a two-minute walk.

  • Nearby places of interest: Clover Park, Joslyn Park, and The Japanese Garden.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Santa Monica, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego. West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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


When should I start looking for Santa Monica student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Santa Monica starts at around $2,333 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 Santa Monica?

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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 Santa Monica 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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