Our Student Housing Portfolio

Tropicana Student Living offers private residence halls and apartments to students attending UCSB, SBCC and International language schools in Santa Barbara, California.

Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall
UCSB Students

Tropicana Del Norte is a private residence hall for UCSB students located directly adjacent to the UCSB campus. Close to lecture halls and athletic venues, Tropicana Del Norte is home to a small, diverse community of UCSB students. Its convenient location, 51 suite-style units and resort-style amenities (such as heated pool, fitness room, movie theater, recreation room, and on-site café), makes it a favorite amongst incoming UCSB freshmen, transfer students, international students and athletes. Tropicana is proud to be the Official Student Housing Sponsor of UCSB Athletics.



Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall
SBCC Students

Tropicana Gardens is a private residence hall that caters to Santa Barbara City College students. With 109 furnished suites, onsite dining, light housekeeping, and on-site Resident Assistants, Tropicana Gardens offers a four-year college residence hall experience for SBCC students, who would otherwise have to commute or live in apartments. Tropicana Gardens provides an environment that supports academic success and facilitates a strong sense of community. We encourage our SBBC residents to participate in UCSB’s cross-enrollment program and provide free tutoring services. The lush garden-like setting, convenience (door-to-door transportation to SBCC via MTD) and amenities (such as heated pool, recreation room, 24-hour study lounge, and covered/uncovered parking) make Tropicana Gardens extremely popular with SBCC students.


Tropicana Villas Apartments
Continuing Students

The Tropicana Villas apartments, situated three blocks from UCSB and five blocks from the beach, caters specifically to continuing students and provides independent apartment living while offering the convenience of by-the-bed leasing,10 & 12 month leases and discounted rates at the Trop cafés. In addition to by-the-bed leasing, the property offers joint leases. The Villas has 48 fully furnished units, a heated pool, recreation room, laundry room and parking.


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