Tropicana Gardens - UCSB and SBCC Student Housing

Space Available! Come Tour Now! (805) 968-4319

We are a private residence hall that caters to students who attend UCSB and SBCC. At Tropicana Gardens every spacious, apartment-style suite is already comfortably furnished. Just add your personal touches and you’ll feel right at home. With its desirable location, tropical oasis-setting and on-site café, you can understand why this is a popular option for students. 

It’s easy to meet people when you live at Tropicana Gardens. Our Resident Assistants organize dozens of events every month. Or get together with your friends at our onsite café. Our resort-style amenities include a 27-seat movie theater, rec room, fitness center, heated pool, and 24-hour quiet study lounge.

Our all-inclusive housing package covers your rent, all utilities, multiple meal plan options to fit your budget, and light housekeeping. Move in with friends or find new friends with our roommate matching service. We offer individual leases so you never have to worry about your roommates coming up with their share of the rent.

Launch Experience

Tropicana staff is committed to providing you with the ultimate first year college living experience and we work closely with both UCSB and SBCC campus faculty and staff to make that happen. Our management team lives on site so when questions come up (and they always do) we’re ready with answers.

Students from around the world are drawn to the lively college community of Isla Vista (IV) next to the UCSB campus. Tropicana Gardens is located right in IV. We're less than a 5 minute bike ride to most UCSB campus classrooms and lecture halls. Bus access to SBCC is super simple with the 15X MTD express bus to Santa Barbara City College stopping right outside our building every 30 minutes during the school week. This means you don’t need to bring a car, but you might want to bring your surfboard! The beach is just a short walk away.

Questions? Call (805) 968-4319. Apply now to reserve your space!

Come for a Tour

Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!