Here’s what our students say
“The Robinsons really care about their residents! I've never lived in such a homey apartment before, feeling both safe and well-supported by those around me. Griffith Hall provides easy access to campus, downtown L.A., and great nearby food! As a USC graduate student, it is everything I need!”
"My first time living away from home, I couldn't have made a better decision than choosing Robinson Residences. The historic Wallace House boasts spacious bedrooms that provide me plenty of personal space. And on hot, summer days, there's nothing better than doing my work on the front porch, facing the wide open front yard. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Robinson Residences to anyone!"
“Arabella's House is the first college residence that has actually felt like home to me. Unlike many of the temporary apartments around campus, this house has a history and a unique charm that makes it an ideal place for a student who wants to feel at home during the school year. The kitchen is huge and has plenty of space for cooking and socializing with housemates, and 23rd Street Cafe is right around the corner! Free parking has also been a huge plus. I would definitely want to stay here again if I were living in Los Angeles for another year.”
“The Robinsons were the first, and only, landlords I met in the four years who really cared about my comfort and experience as a resident. The Robinsons are respectful and responsive and punctual in responding to our needs. They are genuinely nice people and I feel lucky to live in property managed by them.
“The block that our house is on is a great place to live as a student. Unlike the other blocks I have lived on, the street is almost entirely populated by families and feels incredibly safe. Kids from the neighborhood play sports in the street, and the neighbors grill and hang out in their front yards often.
“The house itself is beautiful. The Robinson Residences do an incredible job maintaining the property and between the always trimmed lawn and the well-preserved woodwork inside it really shows. The Montgomery House is incredibly spacious. I never feel at a loss for privacy and my roommates and I hang out with friends in the common areas all the time.
“Rosa, the housekeeper whose weekly services the Robinsons pay for for our house, has liberated us from the dirt and grime I have come to associate with collective living while at school, while encouraging me and my roommates to develop cleaner habits. The yard out front and behind is another great part of the house; my roommates and I never worry about parking or having a little outdoor space.
“The heat and air conditioning with which all rooms are equipped make the house incredibly comfortable. When I found out how much the rent was I couldn't believe it; after having looked at so many properties in USC's inflated housing market, the Montgomery House is the only true value I've found in this neighborhood to date. Without a doubt, after all the experiences I've had with housing since moving to Los Angeles for school, the Montgomery House is the best situation I've landed in – from comfort to price to location.”
The Carriage House
“My brother and I have been living in the "Carriage House" for more than a semester now, and thus far it has been nothing short of a great experience. This is not your run-of-the-mill ‘student housing.’ Between the quality of the apartment itself, its cleanliness, and the level of communication with the Robinsons, it is definitely a cut above the rest. The Carriage House feels like a real apartment, a far cry from most of the cookie-cutter options in the area. It's really hard to explain, but it really does feel more like a home than it does a place ‘where I live when I am at school.’
“This is all coming from a person who has tried every other kind of housing around USC – from Trojan Housing, both on campus and off, to renting a house with some friends. They were all fine enough places, but they also came with their fair share of headaches, something I certainly have not had here. As I said, The Carriage House, and Robinson Residences as landlords, are a cut above the rest.”
“I live in Griffith hall, on the third floor, and this is my very first year in LA, and I could not imagine a better place to live my first year. Griffith Hall is beautiful, well located, and safe, making it ideal for USC students. It felt good knowing I would always have a place to park, both my car and bike, knowing they would be safe. The building is always clean and the Robinson Residences staff are friendly and always willing to reach out and help. Overall, A+ and a definite recommendation to anyone.”
“I thought I'd tell you why I liked living here.
“After I had this horrid experience living at another complex, I wanted something with an administration that actually listened when I had problems. The place I lived at before was too big to adequately handle all my problems, and I was also paying as much as I would to live on campus with a meal-plan while having to share a room and pay for my own groceries and parking. It was horrible.
“My dad ended up finding your site for me while I was looking for a new place to live and after I saw the house for the first time I was infatuated. And even though I'm leaving to live closer to a few of my friends, I'm actually sad since I've grown so attached to this house and this room. I honestly loved it here.”
“I would be glad to say a few words about living here. Parking and internet included in each month’s rent is a great feature. The house is very well kept and all the rooms are very spacious. An easy bike ride to USC, local restaurants and grocery stores.”
“Living at Griffith Hall is very convenient. It's nice to not have to worry about driving to campus and paying for parking. The rooms are large and have nice modern appliances and plenty of storage space. We've also been fortunate to become good friends with other residents in the building.”
“On the property: Robinson Residences are doing a wonderfully important thing in the community just north of USC. The homes they have taken under their care have been restored to a strong standard, and the original intricacies are left preserved for students to enjoy. The history surrounding the area is little known to its inhabitants; I wasn't aware of it until I lived in a RR home. Each home under Robinson Residences' care is a part of the decorated history of this once affluent and grandiose neighborhood.
“On the management: Jim and Janice are by far the most professional team I've encountered in my time at USC. Having lived in housing under the care of large companies, management firms, and a husband-and-wife team, it almost seems counter-intuitive to say that the smaller is better at what they do compared to the others; but, Jim and Janice have been wonderful landlords and have taken care of us in a kind and professional manner. I'm thrilled to have lived in a home managed by them, and couldn't think of a better housing situation to sign off my USC career.
“On the area: It's no secret that the area is not quite what it used to be in its glory days. Thankfully, though, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there is nothing at all to be concerned about. I can recall nights that I've walked home as late as 3AM to nothing but a cat crossing the road. Safety is not an issue at all.
“On the "commute": Having told classmates that I live a mile north of campus I was met with a resounding gasp at the prospect of having to travel such a "long way". Thankfully, I love the walk to campus. It's an easy 20 minutes from Hoover/Jefferson, and features walks past the beautiful Art of Living Center, St. James Park and the brand new Our Savior Church. Fortunately, for those less inclined for physical activity, there is a conveniently located USC Tram Stop close to the residence.”
“I have lived in Griffith Hall for two years while attending grad school at USC. Griffith Hall is smartly divided into individual and shared apartments that are nice and part of a well-kept building; Griffith Hall is much nicer than many other apartments I have seen in the area. Parking, internet, and water are included in the rent and electricity is pretty minimal ($30-$40 per person for two months), making Griffith Hall a good deal for the USC area.
“The USC "A Route" tram has a stop that is only a block away and is very convenient for getting to campus and back, or the bike ride is only 5-10 min or a 20-30 min walk. Also, there are two good restaurants and a corner store very close by: the 23rd Street Cafe and Bacaro LA (a wine bar with great food). I am happy that I chose to live here while attending USC and think it is one of the best living options for USC that does not involve a commute.”
The Colonel’s Mansion
“Living at the Colonel's Mansion provided a comfortable, quiet escape to come home to everyday during graduate school. The landlords are professional and courteous which helped make the experience stress-free. The house atmosphere was far more pleasant than any student housing I'd experienced before.”
“If you are looking around the USC area for a nice place to live at a decent price, I would recommend checking out one of the Robinson Residence properties. My experience living at the Woodcraft Manor has been a positive one, and I have found Jim and Janice to be responsive and altogether good landlords. They are receptive to any problems that may arise and fix issues in a timely manner. One week, the light switch broke in my room and the Robinson's had it replaced within a couple days. In L.A. it can be hard to find an affordable living situation in a nice property, especially one that includes amenities like parking. However, the Robinsons have been able to provide just that, and I would recommend their properties to anyone looking in the area.”