Tradewinds Apartments


Zach Arnold

Resident Coordinator

Office Phone: x6669

Quick Facts

Purchased by Biola in 2005, the Tradewinds Apartment Building is part of what is known as 'The Block,' a row of apartment buildings located a half-mile from the Biola campus. Tradewinds is designated for undergrad students who are 20 years or older by the first day of Fall classes. It is staffed by a paraprofessional Resident Coordinator.

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Tropicana Apartments Exterior
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Tropicana Apartments Exterior
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Tropicana Apartments Pool

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 45 Residents
  • 2 Stories
  • 1 Resident Coordinator
  • Kitchen in Apartment
  • 2/2 Washers/Dryers
  • Purchased 2005
  • Community Patio
  • 18 Apartments
  • 1 or 2 Bedrooms per Apartment
  • 2-4 Occupants per Apartment
  • 1 Restroom in Apartment
  • 11 minute walk from the center of campus (0.6 mi.)


Tradewinds contains one- and two-bedroom apartments, designed to house either 2, 3, or 4 students each. There is one laundry room on the ground floor. Tradewinds is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate apartments. While there is no lobby or lounge per se, there is a large central courtyard that provides social space.

Tradewinds Apartments' doors are secured by a key access system, so only residents can access the building. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Apartment Building Amenities

  • Apartment-Style
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Apartment Amenities Per Student

Per Student

  • Bed
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar

Apartment Amenities Per Apartment

  • Couch
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Table & 4 Chairs
  • Microwave
  • Refridgerator
  • Oven/Stove
  • Armchair
  • Restroom
  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Food Truck
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.

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Sample Tropicana Apartments Living Room
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Sample Tropicana Apartments Kitchen
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Sample Tropicana Apartments Kitchen
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Tropicana Apartments Double-Occupancy Bedroom

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Community Life

Hall Traditions

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Biola residents celebrate Nationball 2014
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Biola residents celebrate Nationball 2014
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Biola Housing residents enjoy Mock Rock
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Biola Housing residents enjoy The Eddy concert

Nationball photos courtesy Cherri Yoon, Melanie Kim, and Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Additional community photos by THE CHIMES/Facebook.