Resident Life

Life at Stanford is simply unparalleled.

Stanford is situated in the heart of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. This provides for a dynamic environment filled with individuals who may be associated with Stanford University, or technology and biotech industries.

The area around Stanford is highly desirable with an outstanding public school system and a very robust housing market. The Bay Area offers something for everyone, and has great cultural diversity. San Francisco is also a short drive away, and affords a thriving night-life, restaurants, the opera, symphony, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park.

There are plenty of activities on Stanford University’s campus, but there are also plenty of activities in the surrounding area that include hiking, biking, beach activities, professional sporting events (basketball, football, hockey), fishing, camping, golfing, swimming, rock climbing, boating, surfing, and more. Opportunities for winter sports including snow skiing is also within a 3-hour drive.