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Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates the San Diego Trolley Green Line at the San Diego State University (SDSU)Transit Center and Alvarado Medical Center trolley station. The SDSU Transit Center is located between College Avenue and Campanile Drive, and is used by most students and faculty. This trolley station offers connections to San Diego Metro. Transit System, which provides bus service throughout all of San Diego County. The College Area has been notorious for traffic congestion. While the development of the trolley system has helped, motor traffic is still frequently bad, so this underground system is very helpful for those living in this area.

Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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The College Area is so named due to San Diego State University, the ten acre campus making up much of the area. SDSU was recently ranked #9 in Fortune Small Business’s ‘America’s Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs’, and is among the top 200 higher education institutions in the country regarding research being conducted. The university offers 180 types of bachelor’s degrees, 71 masters, and 16 varieties of doctoral degrees, the most of any California college. Below the college level, the College Area is home to Hardy Elementary School and two alternative K-8 schools, Language Academy and Tubman Village Charter. The area is served by San Diego Unified School District, and zoned out accordingly to one of 113 public elementary schools, 24 middle schools and 27 high schools, or one of many alternative, private, or charter schools.


We Have 1,461 College Area Apartment Listings

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2 Bed $1,250 4828 Art Street, San Diego, CA January 27th
thumbnail 2 Bed $1,600 4845-A Collwood Boulevard, San Diego, CA January 27th
thumbnail 2 Bed $1,450 7056 Mohawk Street, San Diego, CA January 27th
0 Bed $1,650 4979 67Th Street, San Diego, CA January 27th
thumbnail 1 Bed $1,185 5444 Reservoir Drive, San Diego, CA January 27th
thumbnail 1 Bed $995 5090 College Avenue, San Diego, CA January 27th
thumbnail 4 Bed $1,995 7251 Mohawk Street, San Diego, CA January 27th
thumbnail 3 Bed $1,750 6901 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA January 27th
4 Bed $4,100 4940 Rockford Drive, San Diego, CA January 26th
thumbnail 4 Bed $3,600 5311 Saxon Street, San Diego, CA January 26th
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Apartment Complexes

Name Bedrooms Price Range
One - Four $1,350 - $3,500
One - Three $1,170 - $1,695
One - Two $0 - $1,475
One - Two $0 - $1,400
One - Two $1,130 - $1,550
One - Three $1,205 - $2,595
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