Ennis Joslin Road which leads to the university from the freeway (SPID) is also in the 78412 zip code area. There are many apartment complexes and town homes located on this road or just off this road that are popular with students. There are also homes for rent in the 78412 area, but they do rent quickly because it is a desirable area. Another area growing in popularity with students is the new housing developments off of Rodd Field Road towards Oso Bay. This is located in the 78414 zip code area.
Some students and their families are choosing to purchase homes or town homes/ condos as investments. They intend to rent them or resale them once they graduate. Some are choosing to keep them as vacation homes because of the proximity to the beach.