Looking for the perfect apartment near the University of Southern California? Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a long-time student looking to move, living close to campus has its advantages.
Because downtown Los Angeles (also known as DTLA) is only a few miles from USC, looking here is a good starting point.
The area has dozens of newer and well-equipped apartment buildings. There are tons of upscale restaurants, art galleries, cultural attractions, and even some of the best shopping the city can offer.
Living in DTLA means you can reach campus in under 15 minutes by bus, subway, bike, or car.
Seven West Apartments
Seven West Apartments offers luxury living in the heart of Los Angeles. You can rent a studio, one, two, or three-bedroom apartment ranging from 659 to 1652 square feet.
After a hard exam or a long day of studying, hang at the lounge with your neighborhoods or hit the gym.
Modern kitchens with quartz countertops, tile backsplash, and MOEN water features
GE stainless steel appliances
Deep soaking tubs
Washer and dryer
9 to 12-foot ceilings
Key-card entry door access for extra security
Seven West building amenities
Outdoor lounges, deck, gas barbecue grills, and fire pits
Club lounge with gourmet kitchen for hosting events
24-hour fitness center
24-hour video surveillance
Another great building near campus is Glo Apartments. Only three miles away, this location makes commuting easy for students and professors.
Although these apartments sit on the edge of downtown, they are still just a short walking distance to many of the local hotspots. The neighborhood has a residential feel but provides all the conveniences of urban living.
You can choose from a one, two, or three-bedroom apartment.
Fully-equipped kitchen with gas range
Central air and heat
Stainless steel appliances
Glo building amenities
Swimming pool and spa
24-hour fitness center
Underground parking garage
Dry cleaning locker service
Rooftop fire pit
Cafe, deli, and Thai restaurant all on-site
This two-building apartment complex features rooftop decks with views of the L.A. skyline.
There are plenty more amenities to enjoy as well such as the speakeasy bar, karaoke room, and yoga studio. The Sofia is conveniently located near the 7th St/Metro Center Station, Grocery Outlet, Chipotle, and many other shops and cafes.
They offer studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with luxury and high-end conveniences.
Designer and custom-made furniture
Kitchenware and equipment included
Quality 5-star hotel mattresses, linen, and towels
To experience daily life that feels more like a posh urban retreat, consider the Roosevelt Lofts and Apartments.
All in all, the architecture is both historic and luxurious. It’s a one-of-a-kind building located in the Financial District.
Glass and quartz countertops
Wood slab flooring
Bontempi kitchen cabinets
Washer and dryer in unit
Private balcony or patio
Roosevelt building amenities
Fitness center with weight training and cardio equipment
Clubhouse for entertaining
Rooftop pool with lounge areas and a jacuzzi hot tub
Valet parking only
The Grace on Spring
The brand new Grace on Spring building offers its residents a chic haven in the bustling Fashion District, which borders DTLA. Several floor plans are available including; studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments as well as two and three-bedroom penthouses.
You’ll have lots of shopping options and some of the city’s best dining spots nearby.
ButterflyMX video entry access
Smart nest thermostat
Floor-to-ceiling windows including motorized shades
Stainless steel appliances and gas range
Front loading washer and dryer
Custom cabinetry with soft close drawers
Balconies in select units
The Grace on Spring building amenities
Observatory rooftop lounge
Resort-style pool with a sundeck and hot tub
Outdoor seating, barbecue grills, and fire-pits
Entertainment lounge with a kitchen, bar, pool table, shuffleboard, and arcade consoles
Dog run and dog wash
Two-story fitness center
Delivery lockers for large packages
On-site electrical vehicle charging stations
The Onyx Apartments near USC are in South Park, just outside the Financial District. With a bike-share program and within walking distance of the Expo Line, getting around the city from this building is a breeze. It’s a 7-story mid-rise building that opened in 2018, meaning you can expect the latest and greatest amenities.
Patios and balconies in select units
Keyless entry system
Custom tile backsplash
In-unit GE washer and dryer
Wall-to-wall hard surface flooring
Onyx building amenities
Saltwater pool, spa, and lounge area
24-hour courtesy patrol
Rooftop sky deck
Electrical vehicle-charging docks
This luxurious apartment building is close to it all. The building is a short 10-minute walk to Pershing Square Metro station, making the commute to USC convenient. It’s close to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, various museums, restaurants, coffee shops, and sporting events in South Park. “The Emerson” has spaces of every size. Studios, two, three, and even four-bedroom apartments are available for rent.
All of the responsibilities of school, work, and everyday life can really add up and become overwhelming. The last thing you want is the extra hassle of moving furniture, unpacking, and decorating your home.
When you live in a fully-furnished apartment, most of these typical moving issues are nonexistent.
The above student-friendly, ready-to-go homes are available by Blueground for a minimum of one month.