Southwood Apartments

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Southwood Apartments are available as a full-year option for both single graduate students and couples without children. 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 feature energy-efficient appliances, upgraded kitchens, upgraded flooring, in-home washer and dryer, and spacious closets.  Residents of Southwood can relax in the pool or hot tub and enjoy the outdoor grilling area. There is also a community lounge with a TV.

Stanford provides high speed internet through Comcast and covers the cost of utilities. Stanford does not provide cable television, telephone, or cost of laundry.

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 on Middlefield Road

Navigation Address

2850 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Distance from  Campus

Located 3.3 miles from Stanford.  It is approximately 17 minutes to campus by bike.

Single Graduate Student Spaces

2 Bedroom, Double Occupancy: 28 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


One assigned space per apartment, in underground garage.

Laundry Facilities

Washer/dryer in each apartment.


Kitchens provided - appliances vary, but all apartments have a refrigerator and stove/oven.
Optional: Stanford Dining

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited on the entire property, including individual units, common areas, all buildings, and adjoining grounds.
Pet Policy

Stanford University does not allow pets of any kind in apartments.

Complex Website


Community Lounge
Southwood Apartments Common Area
Living Area
Southwood Apartments Living Area
Southwood Apartments Kitchen



Each Bedroom

Carpet and Laminate Flooring

Extra-long twin bed frame and mattress (single students)

Queen bed frame and mattress (couples)

Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access




Coffee table


Dining table & chairs