Housing in Palo Alto

<p>I have an internship in the south bay this summer, and I'm looking for housing from mid-May to August...So, I admit that I have no idea what the campus culture is like at Stanford, but are there students who sublet their living space for the duration of summer? If so, how do I get in touch with these folk?</p>

<p>i think 99% of students live on campus, which do not include summers (with the possible exception of some row houses). also, stanford is still in until june 10.</p>

<p>Oh, right. Quarter system. Good answer, thanks.</p>

<p>If you’re looking for a sublet, check out the listings on [SUpost:</a> Stanford University Classifieds](<a href=“http://www.supost.com%5DSUpost:”>http://www.supost.com). There will be a lot of sublets listed later on in the year, not just from students, and many start subletting earlier than June 10th. You might have to sublet one for a few weeks (sometimes people sublet for 2-3 weeks while they’re gone) and then move into another for the rest of the summer. I really recommend finding a roommate and living in either Rains, Escondido Village (EV), or one of the other graduate residences (any of the other residences on campus are going to be through the university, which will charge you an arm and a leg, so subletting from a grad student is best). There are also usually some options in the faculty ghetto (probably the best option, if you can find one) or just off campus (which can be affordable, but often is more pricey).</p>

<p>EV sucks, I live there now, trust me, you don’t want to live here!</p>

<p>EV does suck, but would you rather pay thousands more to live in the dorms, which are crappy in comparison and where they force you to have a meal plan? Or in Rains, which is just as expensive but even smaller than EV apts? Or in Palo Alto, where you can pay a ton more for a better place or a comparable price for a single room in someone’s house? Your best bet really is Stanford grad housing.</p>

<p>Are Rain apartments really smaller than EV ones? Probably smaller than the low-rises, but not the efficiency ones over at the high rises.</p>

<p>I lived in an EV apt one summer, but not Blackwelder (or whatever the high rises are called), and I lived in one of the Rains apartments (two-story building) another summer. Rains definitely felt more cramped but was actually a little more expensive (!!).</p>