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Off-Campus Activities

Students who attend California Northstate University College of Pharmacy will have the good fortune to live in an area that provides an incredible array of indoor and outdoor activities to enrich the learning experience.

Those who live, work, and study in the Sacramento area refer to their water-bordered city as the "River City" because both the American River and the Sacramento River provide many forms of water recreation. The American River offers boating, swimming, and calm- and white-water rafting. Nearby Folsom Lake and the California State University at Sacramento Aquatic Center, located at Lake Natoma, offer sailing, kayaking, rowing, windsurfing, and many other water activities.

All the waters in the Sacramento area are stocked with fish; king salmon run in the American and Sacramento Rivers. The American River Bike Trail, stretching from Sacramento's Discovery Park to Folsom Lake, provides nearly 35 miles of scenic trail on 7,000 acres, used by cyclists, walkers, joggers, and bird watchers. These trails are well maintained and separated from the roads and cars.

A little known fact is Sacramento has more trees per capita than any other major city in the world except Paris, France. Many of those trees can be found in the more than 120 city parks in and around Sacramento, encompassing over 2,000 acres. Sacramento is a short, scenic drive to five national forests.

The Sacramento area's municipal golf courses comprise 540 acres. Sacramento has several equestrian centers and many horseback riding trails.

More than two dozen world class ski resorts that surround fabulous Lake Tahoe are within 100 miles to the Northeast of Sacramento, located in the nearby Sierra-Nevada Mountains. The world famous wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, and the Mendocino coast are 90 miles to the west of Sacramento, where you will find internationally renowned wineries and restaurants, including the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Additionally, Sacramento is rich in music, theater, and art. The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the world's largest congregation of jazz bands, takes place during Memorial Day weekend; it features more than 100 bands and attracts more than 100,000 listeners. California's largest nonprofit musical theatre,The California Musical Theatre, produces the Music Circus productions during the summer and Broadway Series productions during the rest of the year. The 24th Street Theatre is home to the Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento. The Sacramento Ballet presents five performances annually.

Sacramento is home to the oldest art museum in the West. Established in 1873, the Crocker Art Museum's renowned permanent collection features European drawings and paintings by such masters as Rembrandt and Bruegel.

An infusion of upscale popular restaurants, nightclubs, and breweries have energized the nightlife in and around Sacramento.

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Student Housing

Currently California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP) does not offer on-campus housing, however there is available housing that is easily accessible to the campus. Elk Grove offers housing accommodations ranging from apartments, condominiums, or single family homes within a 10 minute commute. Other cities within a short commuting distance include Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Gold River, and Sacramento. Rental prices within these cities range from $1,200 - $2,500 for apartments depending on the number of bedrooms and amenities offered. Single family homes for rent and for sale vary considerably within these areas; the most current listings are available through real estate websites such as Rent and ApartmentAdvisor.

For students seeking roommates to share housing, a list will be available through Student Affairs. Below you will find a list of some of the available apartment communities within these towns.

Elk Grove


StoneLake Apartment Homes
(916) 691-1108
10270 East Taron Dr., Elk Grove
(Less than a mile from campus)

Ask about specials for students.

Stainless Steel or Black Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Breakfast Bars, Carpet and Vinyl Plank Floors, Crown Molding, Custom-Designed Kitchens, Fireplace With Granite Tile*, Full Size Washer & Dryer, Spacious Wardrobe, Closets, Oversized Roman Tubs, Patio/Balcony, Storage, Two Tone Paint, * In Select Apartments

Siena Villas
(916) 691-6609
9130 Nolan St., Elk Grove
(Less than a mile from campus)

Ask about specials for students.

Crown Moulding, Built-In Microwave Ovens, Fireplace *, Soaking Tub *, Ceiling Fans*, Two Tone Paint, Washer & Dryer*, Private Decks and Balconies, Air Conditioner, Cable Ready, Carpeting, Dishwasher, Disposal, Electronic Thermostat, High Ceilings, Large Closets, Refrigerator, Wheelchair Access, Window Coverings, * Only available in select apartments

Somerfield at Lakeside
(916) 896-0384
9444 Harbour Point Dr., Elk Grove
(Less than a mile from campus)

Ask about specials for students.

Detached garages, Featured amenity, In-home washer and dryer, Featured amenity, Alder wood cabinetry, Featured amenity, Wood-style plank flooring, Featured amenity, Private balcony or patio, Granite kitchen countertops, Oversized walk-in closets, Stainless steel appliances, Fireplace, Contemporary lighting, Central heating and air conditioning, Vaulted ceilings

Lake Point Apartments
(916) 714-7111
9589 Four Winds Dr., Elk Grove
(Less than a mile from campus)

Agave Apartments
(916) 714-2431
10070 Willard Parkway, Elk Grove

2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Apartment Homes, Disposal, Full Size Appliances (Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Self-Cleaning Oven), Decks & Patios, Full-Size Washer & Dryer ($40 monthly fee applies), Central heat/air, Oversize Pantries, High Ceilings, Pets Allowed, Private Storage

Village Crossing Apartments
(916) 683-8076
9241 Bruceville Rd., Elk Grove

Must qualify for Affordable Housing

Alarm, Refrigerator, Large Closets, Disposal, Dishwasher, Additional Storage, Air Conditioner, Individual Climate Control, Private Balcony, Utility Portion Included. Washer/Dryer, Wheelchair Access

Terracina at Laguna Creek
(916) 684-6885
9274 Franklin Blvd., Elk Grove

Refrigerator, Window Coverings, Disposal, Dishwasher, Balcony, Alarm, Air Conditioner, Carport, Heat, Patio, Private Balcony


Rancho Cordova


Zinfandel Ranch: apartments
1-2 bedrooms
10833 Folsom Blvd., 1-866-801-0128


Pool, spa, sauna, fitness center, fireplaces, walk-in closets, central heat and air, cats allowed, covered parking, across from Light Rail.

Zinfandel Village: apartments

1-3 bedrooms
3500 Data Drive, 1-866-801-0129


Full size washer/dryer, garages available, carports free, pools, spas, fitness center, free tanning

Bishop's Court: apartments

1-3 bedrooms
3300 Capital Center Drive, 1-866-258-9965

Pool, spa, tanning and fitness center, full size washer/dryer, private automatic garages, additional storage available, community club house

The Reserve at Capital Center: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

3466 Data Drive, 1-866-346-0787

Berber carpeting, upgraded appliances, custom paint colors, garages and additional storage available, cats and dogs allowed

Chesapeake Commons: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

3600 Data Drive, (916) 635-1970


Washers/dryers, fireplace, pools and spas, tennis courts and volleyball, sauna, all pets allowed




Heritage Oaks: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

7925 Fair Oaks Blvd, 1-866-897-9810


Washer/dryer, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, pool, spa, sauna, fitness center, putting green, clubhouse, carports

Walnut Village: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

5341 Walnut Avenue, 1-866-815-5655


Washer/dryer in some apartments, fireplaces, pool, gated, pets allowed

Country Village: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

8141 Fair Oaks Blvd, 1-866-730-8910


On site laundry, gated, pool, playground, extra storage, covered parking

Crestview North: apartments and townhomes

1-2 bedrooms

4494 Mary Lynn Lane, (916) 481-6557


Spacious rooms, fireplace, twin dressing areas, pool, covered parking


Fair Oaks


The Village at Fair Oaks: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

10741 Fair Oaks Blvd, 1-866-815-5657


Newly remodeled, pool and spa, laundry facilities, covered parking, gated, pets allowed, Wi-Fi

Hazel Ranch: apartments and cottages

1-2 bedrooms

8842 Winding Way, 1-866-659-1782


Upgraded finishes in kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, high speed internet, fitness center, pools, outdoor fireplace and BBQ, Business Center, pets allowed

Crest at Fair Oaks: apartments

1-3 bedrooms

10523 Fair Oaks Blvd, 1-866-620-1699



Custom kitchens with granite counters, soaking tubs, washer/dryer, pool and spa, private garages available, walking distance to Fair Oaks Village

The Grove at Sunrise: apartments

1-3 bedrooms, 966-9999

5400 Heritage Tree Lane, Citrus Heights


Upscale, custom cabinetry, washer/dryer, garage or carport parking, oval tubs, club house, pools and spas, fitness center, extensive landscaping, walk to malls and restaurants

Huntcliffe: apartments

1-2 bedrooms, lofts,

4825 Hazel Avenue, 1-866-684-3421


Washer/dryer, fireplace, gated, pets allowed




Waterford Place: apartments

1-3 bedrooms

240 Natoma Station Drive, 1-866-402-5818


Flat screen TV, washer/dryer, granite countertops, two pools, fitness center, enclosed garages available, adjoins the American River bike trail, walk to outlet mall

Folsom Ranch: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

1000 Folsom Ranch Drive, 1-866-495-8588


Washer/dryer, pools and spa, fitness center, tennis courts, near the American River bike trail, small pets allowed

Canyon Terrace: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

1600 Canyon Terrace lane, 1-866-440-1354


Washer/dryer, pool and spa, tennis courts, basketball court, fitness center, BBQ and picnic area, next to the American River bike trail, pets allowed

The Legends: apartments

1-2 bedrooms

180 South Lexington Drive, 1-866-694-0415


Washer/dryer, some fireplaces, soaking tub, private garages available, 24-hour Business Center, pets allowed, resident social activities, easy access to American River bike trail

The Falls: apartments

1-3 bedrooms

1780 Creekside Drive, 1-866-729-8728


Washer/dryer, pools and spa, Business Center, basketball and tennis courts, pets allowed, detached garages available, Broadband Internet access

Sherwood: apartments and townhomes

1-3 bedrooms, cottages

2300 Iron Point Road, 1-866-789-2038


Dual master suites, gas fireplace, garages, gated, two 24-hour fitness centers, pools and spas, Business Center, concierge services, clubhouse


Gold River


Cobble Oaks: apartments

1-3 bedrooms

12155 Tributary Point Drive, 1-866-357-6141


Washer/dryer, Fitness Center, racketball and basketball court, ceiling fans, roman tubs, intrusion alarms, garages available, tiled entries, Business Center, free coffee bar, pool, covered parking




Hidden Lake Condominium Rentals

(916) 424-4228

7551 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento

Greenhaven Oaks Apartments

(916) 428-6642

7236 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento

The Crossing at Riverlake

(916) 428-6642

1070 Lake Front Drive, Sacramento

Shore Park Apartments

(916) 869-8978

7952 Pocket Road, Sacramento

The Reserve at Riverlake

(916) 422-1255

7971 Rush River Drive, Sacramento

Windbridge Village

(916) 392-4999

7336 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento


Boardwalk at Lakeside Condos - There are few condos available for purchase and also some for rent.


Hampton Inn & Suites Elk Grove
(916) 683-9545
2305 Longport Court, Elk Grove
ask for California Northstate University Rates and use link

Holiday Inn Express
(866) 460-7456
2460 Maritime Drive, Elk Grove, CA

Extended Stay America
(916) 683-3753
2201 Longport Court, Elk Grove, CA

Marriott Residence Inn Sacramento/ Downtown
(916) 443-0500
1121 15th Street, Sacramento

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