Santa Clara University Off Campus Apartments
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Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus SCU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Santa Clara University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the SCU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Santa Clara University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although Santa Clara University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
SCU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Santa Clara, California. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the SCU Broncos games and make it to class on time.
We can help you find off campus SCU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Santa Clara University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.
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Santa Clara, California, 95051
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Is Santa Clara a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
Yes and no. In Santa Clara it all depends on where you work and where you live. There are some excellent rail links via Caltrain and Amtrak, but short local hops are harder. If you can bike to work, that would be great, but most likely you will end up needing a car if you live any distance away from the rail stations.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Santa Clara?
An ideal weekend in Santa Clara might begin at the fun-for-all-ages California's Great America theme park. After a few rounds on the rollercoasters and water rides, be sure to check out one of the city's great museums, like the Harris-Lass Historic Museum, the Triton Museum of Art, the De Saisset Museum, or the Intel Corp. Museum. After a jam-packed day out on the town head over to A Perfect Day Spa for some relaxation and then over to JJ's Blues bar for some drinks and live blues music.
What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Santa Clara?
The San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail, made for bicycle and pedestrian use, currently extends as far south as the intersection of Cabrillo and San Tomas Expressway and north all the way to the bay. It connects to other trails and Sunnyvale's Baylands Park. A little farther to the west of Santa Clara towards the coast lies a bevy of state parks, from Big Sur a couple hours south to Big Basin farther north. These preserved pockets of nature are excellent for hiking and camping, and, right on the ocean, surfing and otherwise enjoying the beaches. For your civilized sports, head to the Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club.
Why should I move to Santa Clara?
Located in the center of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is home to the headquarters of Intel, Applied Materials, Sun Microsystems, NVIDIA, Agilent Technologies, and many other high-tech companies. Therefore, Santa Clara might be a good choice for you if you work in the high-tech industry. Santa Clara is also home two institutions of higher learning--Mission College and Santa Clara University--meaning you might want to live in Santa Clara if you attend or plan on attending one of these schools. Also, if you're a football fan, the San Francisco 49ers are headquartered in Santa Clara.
What does everyone in Santa Clara do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?
Santa Clara is conveniently located close to many state parks and preserves, most of which offer ample hiking, camping, and mountain biking opportunities. These include the Joseph D. Grant County Park to the east and nearly innumerable parks in the redwoods to the west. Perhaps the best-known is Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The ocean is only about an hour away, and surfing is popular up and down the coast, especially slightly to the south in Santa Cruz. With a Westfield Shopping Center and Santana Row, the Rodeo Drive of Santa Clara, there are also hordes of shopping opportunities in the area.
Are there museums in Santa Clara or nearby?
Yes. In fact, Santa Clara is home to a host of museums. The collections and exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art and the de Saissett Museum, located on the Santa Clara University campus, highlight the work of artists of the Greater Bay Area. Located at Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, the Intel Museum offers exhibits of Intel's products and history as well as semiconductor technology in general. Nearby San Jose is home to the San Jose Museum of Art, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and the Tech Museum of Innovation. San Francisco to the north is home to the best-known museums in the area, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or SFMOMA, the de Young Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in Santa Clara?
The best neighborhoods for families in Santa Clara, is Homestead Rd / Kiely Blvd. It is safest near Monroe St / Bowers Ave, Calabazas Blvd / Cabrillo Ave, Warburton Ave / Graham Ln, Homestead Rd / Kiely Blvd, and El Camino Real / Las Palmas Dr and public education is best near Mauricia Ave / Kiely Blvd, Pruneridge Ave / Tantau Ave, Forbes Ave / Bucher Ave, Winchester Blvd / Forest Ave, and Homestead Rd / Kiely Blvd.