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2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

2 Bedroom  1 Bathroom


Recently vacant and ready for its new residents, this featured listing is a one of a kind apartment!

An end unit apartment nestled in the quiet end of town near the park and along the railroad tracks makes for an ideal location for your family. The only apartment of its kind, boasting lots of natural light, a wide open floor plan and high ceilings, make this one unique! A Fully equipped kitchen, stackable washer and dryer, large spacious bathroom and 2 bedrooms with ample closet space, make this one a must see.

Best University Properties is conveniently located minutes to I-70 and PA-43. Such interstates make for an easy commute to the surrounding communities. A small town where the old train station is the library, rich in history, and well known for being home to California University of Pennsylvania, it makes for a great place to call “home”.

Although Best University Properties is featuring this great home, we have others. All unique in their own way, Best University Properties offers 2 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom townhouses and 4 bedroom apartments spanning several blocks in California, PA.

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Not Just a College Town

Contrary to popular belief, California is not just a college town.


  • Founded in 1849, named after the state of California because the town’s founding coincided with the California Gold Rush of 1849
  • California University of Pennsylvania founded soon after in 1852
  • First home built in California was in the summer of 1849, occupied by Thomas W. Moore still stands next to the US Post office in town
  • First child born to the new town was, Thomas’ son, Job Johnson Moore
  • In 1856, the first newspaper, “The Valley Spirit,” was published, which was still in existence in 1866 but was discontinued shortly after that year. At present “The Sentinel” is a weekly newspaper published in the town.
  • In the first years, the leading industry was boat building. In 1879 the ship yard was demolished to make room for the railroad, which still runs through California today.
  • The First Methodist Episcopal is the oldest church in the town and the church erected at that time is still in use, although it has been remodeled several times.
  • Arlington Hotel was the only hotel ever to operate in California. It still stands today at the corner of Union and Second Street.

California, a historic town, nestled on the Monongahela River in Washington County, is far more than just a college town. Just an hour south of Pittsburgh, a day trip worth taking. Pack a lunch to enjoy on the riverside at the picnic tables. Visit the historic library which is housed in the original train station with a train car still nestled on its lawn!


So what is there to do in California today?

  • Fisherman at heart? Love the water? Back the boat trailer up to the launch and enjoy a day on the river. Why fight boat traffic in heavily populated areas when there is an easily accessible boat launch  in the heart of a small town.
  • Locals love to grab a bite at the one and only Campy’s Pizza. If you’re looking for Papa John’s or Pizza Hut, you’re out of luck, we don’t have large corporate eateries here unless you want Subway or a Dairy Queen!
  • Throw a penny on the railroad tracks, the train is bound to come, several times while you’re here for the day
  • Visitors can take a stroll through the beautiful campus of California University
  • Guests can enjoy 5 home football games at California University in 2018 9/22  9/29  10/13  10/27  11/10



Out Of Town Accomodations

Out of town for work and need accommodations? Look no further!

Short term (by the week) or long term (by the month) we have the perfect option for you.

Sleeps 4 (One Full Size Bed Per Occupant)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartments


Includes Linens and all Daily Essentials

ALL Utilities Included

Pet Friendly (Additional Fee May Apply)


The Savings:

Average cost of one fast food meal is $9. Save by eating breakfast and lunch at “home” in your fully equipped kitchen.

Average nightly hotel stay in Washington County is $98/night. Our price $59-$79 nightly depending on length of stay.

No additional cost for the number of occupants, price is the same for 1 person or 4….

$555 weekly divided among 4 occupants is LESS THAN $20/night per person!

Save 20% when you stay for one month or more……$1776/month divided among 4 occupants is only $15/night per person!

Utility Cost……ZERO, we cover that, WiFi included!


Off Campus or On Campus

Student Housing Options


  • Residence halls
  1. Residence halls place you in the middle of what you hope to be a vibrant campus! Living on campus often translates into “easy living” considering everything you will need is easily accessible and in most cases you are only responsible for keeping your own personal space cleaned and well kept.
  2. Social aspects of campus living can be nice, the students who live on campus become much like their own little community, there is always someone to hang out with or talk to and there is always something going on.
  3. However, on campus housing isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be! So you’re 18 now and finally left Mom and Dad’s, but guess what? You still have resident advisors looking over you, you still have rules to follow, and you still have a curfew! Did you really move away from home?
  4. Privacy is VERY limited in most campus housing situations, bathrooms are often communal, dining halls are just that, a HALL FILLED WITH PEOPLE! If you’re living in a dorm or on campus housing that doesn’t provide you with the ability to cook your own meals, you might find yourself stuck eating meals that you aren’t crazy about or simply living on Ramen Noodles and chicken tenders!
  5. Did I mention the cost of on campus housing? Most parents and students don’t pay much attention to this because it’s “included in tuition” but its really not cost affective. You can live off campus and use financial aid to pay rent for often times much less


  • Off campus housing
  1. Truly a “living on your own” experience!
  2. Best University Properties offers housing options for students in our 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments or town homes.
  3. Our property is within walking distance to California University of Pennsylvania so really you aren’t missing out on any on campus happenings.
  4. Our homes offer you full equipped kitchens to cook up all your favorites! Let’s be honest, home cooked meals are going to be something you miss when you’re away at school, at least you can cook up a nice hot meal and invite over some friends for a study hour and a game night if you’re living in your own little home!
  5. PRIVACY……it actually exists when you live off campus! Each individual bedroom in most of our housing options comes with its own key, so even if you’re sharing the kitchen and living space and bathrooms, you still have your own sanctuary of a bedroom, without a roommate if desired, to escape when need be!
  6. Campus is noisy! I don’t know about you but I can’t focus on reading and studying if there is a bunch of noise surrounding me. Off campus housing is much quieter! We want all of our young scholars to succeed so we encourage lots of studying!
  7. When you live off campus you’re allotted much more freedom. You don’t have any rules to abide by. You don’t have a curfew. There are no resident aids patrolling your hallways watching over you! It is a much more relaxing atmosphere.
  8. Did I mention cost? We offer housing options for as little as $450/month per person, when you share a 2 bedroom apartment with a friend. Have more than one roommate in mind? Three students can share a beautiful townhouse for only $366/month per person!
  9. Why would you not want to try off campus housing in our newly renovated homes that have gorgeous kitchens, in home laundry, wall mounted flat screen television, keyless entry for added security and so much more!!


Referral Bonus

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