Southwood Apartments

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Southwood Apartments are available as a full-year option for both single graduate students and couples without children students. Single graduate students are assigned to two-bedroom units. Couples without Children are assigned to one-bedroom units. Both options are furnished by the University.

Southwood apartments in Palo Alto offer nearby golf courses, tennis courts, and bike paths. Their newly-renovated homes feature energy-efficient appliances, upgraded cabinetry and brand-new flooring, as well as an in-home washer and dryer and spacious closets. Residents of Southwood apartments in Palo Alto can relax in the pool and spa. They are convenient to US-101, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Bay.

Furnished by the University, each two-bedroom apartment houses two students while each one-bedroom apartment houses one couple without children.

The apartments are spacious and have wall to wall carpeting. Each apartment has one assigned space in either in the garage or under the car port. Stanford provides wireless DSL and utilities. Stanford does not provide cable television, telephone, or cost of laundry.

If you are assigned here and are interested in housing on campus, please file a reassignment request. The reassignment request form can be found within the Housing and Dining section of Axess under the tab 'Apply for Reassignment'. There is no fee to be reassigned to on-campus housing and assignments are made based on the date you submit your reassignment request.

Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized apartments.

General Information

Residence Name

Southwood Apartments – three-story buildings


Off-campus housing – Southwood Apartments is located in Midtown Palo Alto across from the Safeway and is located 3.5 miles from Stanford.

Navigation Address

2850 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto

Distance from  Campus

Located approximately 3.5 miles from Stanford; about a 19 minute bike ride to campus.

Single Graduate Student Spaces 2 Bedroom, Double Occupancy: 8 Spaces
Couples without Children Spaces 1 Bedroom: 5 Apartments

Housing Front Desk

Off-Campus Housing Front Desk 
Escondite Cottage, 150 Comstock Circle
Stanford, CA 94305

Dining Service

Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan.

Co-ed Type

Gender-Neutral Housing Not Available

The Apartments

Common Areas
Living Area
Pool Area
Kitchen Area





Carpet and Laminate Flooring

Extra-long twin bed

Sink with mirror

Window coverings

Desk and chair


High-speed internet access



Cable TV capability






Coffee table



End Table


Dining table & chairs