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Apartments Near California University of PA

Rent College Pads works hard to help college students find the best apartments near California University of PA. No matter what type of Cal U off-campus housing you’re looking for, Rent College Pads is here to help.

Finding apartments in California, PA has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads, we’re fixing that. All of our apartments near California University of PA have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. That’s what makes us different from other student rental search engines -- our Cal U off campus housing is checked and double-checked, and we even follow up with you and your landlord to make sure you’ve found the right place! Be sure to check out our rental apartments in California, PA guide in the navigation bar above to learn more about your future school.

The best time to search for apartments near California University of PA is around late October to early November, after the semester has gotten underway. That’s when searches really heat up! If you’re looking for a house for rent, start searching earlier, though, as students generally fill flats and duplexes before apartments.

Rent Prices in California, PA

Rent prices in California, PA are incredibly reasonable, but you’re going to want to avoid living alone if you can, because it’s not very cost-efficient. We’ve found that when it comes to renting, the sweet spot is to rent with one or two other people, as splitting rent cuts costs drastically. You could be paying as little as $380 a month if you’re smart with your money!

Here’s a breakdown of average rent per person, per household:

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$600.00 $650.00 $380.00 $390.00 $420.00

What’s there to do in California, Pennsylvania? Well, besides all the time you’ll spend trying to explain to people why there’s a place called California in Pennsylvania, you’ll probably enjoy a lot of time eating out at different restaurants and drinking in some of the great bars in town. We put together a few well-reviewed choices for you to check out!

Best Restaurants

  • Spuds, LLC
  • Paci’s Lounge & Dining Room
  • Lil’ Joey’s Pizzeria
  • Riverhouse Cafe
  • La Eda’s Restaurant

Best Bars

  • Lagerheads
  • Rye’s Bar & Restaurant
  • Paci’s Lounge & Dining Room
  • Coal Hill Tavern

Beyond food and drink, there’s tons of great entertainment options in California, PA! First off, there’s more than 100 student clubs to join, and while we’d recommend you join them all, we’re also pretty sure that’s impossible. When you’re not out helping your new student org, you can find lots of entertainment at the Vulcan Theatre, where movies are regularly shown. If you’re more into live theatre, Cal U has that, too!

Of course, you’ll have to show up for the big events each year: Homecoming, Greek Week and an event that’s literally called “The Big Event.” These events are a mix of festivals, sports, food, community involvement, sorority and fraternity engagement and more, which should be enough entertainment to keep you stimulated all year long!