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Homes, exclusively for faculty and staff, available in affordable, friendly community

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For local residents, it’s no secret that living in San Luis Obispo is costly. Monthly rent can creep up to more than $2,100, and those looking for more permanent housing can pay over $700,000 for a home.

Cal Poly faculty and staff members, however, enjoy a unique housing opportunity built just for them. Located across from the Highland Drive entrance to campus are three homes, complete with a picture-perfect backdrop of the notorious Bishop Peak — and, best of all, they’re affordable.

These homes are a part of Bella Montaña, a housing community of nearly 70 units designed exclusively for faculty and staff members. Each home was carefully crafted by local supporters of Cal Poly, and provides each resident a living space with both convenience and style.

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With craftsman-inspired elevations, the homes features attractive stucco exteriors in neutral color tones. Each unit’s kitchen boasts maple cabinets with melamine interior, European hinges and acrylic solid surface countertops. Each bathroom is home to designer chrome fixtures with lever-style handles and high-performance vinyl tile flooring.

Cal Poly employees can enjoy spacious floor plans sculpted with ceramic-tiled formal entries. Each unit is blanketed in wall-to-wall carpeting and illuminated by recessed lighting.

Bella Montaña homes are also energy efficient, offering low maintenance windows, water-saving shower heads and toilets, quality grade thermal insulation, gas heating systems and gas dryer outlets in laundry areas.

Take a closer look at each scenic, permanent housing option available that won’t break the bank.

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths — $442,000

  • This 1,314 square-foot unit features both a two-car garage and an outdoor courtyard. Residents can look forward to new paint, new upstairs carpeting and bamboo floors in the downstairs area and the kitchen. Interested buyers should contact Richard Miller at (805) 305–2496 or

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath — $384,377

  • This cozy 1,055 square-foot unit is home to a one-car garage as well as an outdoor deck. Additionally, interested buyers have access to indoor laundry. Interested buyers should contact Geoffrey Fricker or Haylea Drysdale at (310) 848–5218 or

2 Master Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths — $399,584

  • With 1,029 square feet of space, this comfortable unit also features a one-car garage, an outdoor deck and access to indoor laundry. Interested buyers should contact Julie Sakuma at (530) 903–1789 or
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At the northwest corner of Highland Drive and North Santa Rosa Street, Bella Montaña provides Cal Poly employees with convenient, economical homes within walking distance from campus as well as a local shopping center. The friendly neighborhood offers residents a community that enhances lifestyle, and makes San Luis Obispo feel like home.

For additional information about the three resale homes, contact the Cal Poly Corporation at (805) 756–1131 or Be sure to include your Cal Poly email address, position, department and college.