Sierra LVK location closed down a few months ago. The whole operation is at Castle. If you do want to come to Sierra, we currently have too many students, too few aircraft, and soon, not enough dorm rooms. Rumor has it, instructors will be doubling up, rather than provided with own room. Some students are now three to a room, with 4 possible. Our dispatch rate is horrible, with almost half of all flights cancelled due to squawked airplanes, lack of airplanes and poor maintenance. Not sure if the ship has fully sunk, but it's listing badly.
Atwater has a few apartments. One of our instructors got evicted for partying too hard, and found a one bedroom for $375. With the housing market taking a dump in the area, there are plenty of newer 3-4 bedroom houses to be had in Atwater, and Merced for under $1200 a month.