In the Logan neighborhood, the rent prices and the distance from campus for decent houses and apartments are almost unbeatable. Very few off-campus students need to drive to school. The houses aren't always the sort of place you'd want to take your mom to, but hey, this is college. Peeling paint, drafty rooms, and beer-stained carpets don't seem like too big a deal. Sinto is probably the best street to live on, in terms of proximity to Gonzaga and general safety and appearance. Mission Park is pretty, but also more dangerous and removed from campus. Increased distance from campus means bigger houses, higher crime, and fewer students. But none can hold a candle to frat houses, either in terms of size or affluence.
Although living off campus can be cheap and convenient, it also has drawbacks. Landlords are a thoroughly mixed bag—some are helpful, but others will attempt to hassle, connive, and pilfer you at every turn. Most houses are poorly furnished and insulated, so be prepared to pay for warmth and comfort. Off-campus students have to work harder to stay integrated with the community. This life is terrific if you get a house with four of your best friends, but not so jolly if you end up sharing a dingy apartment with an acquaintance who was stranded like you. To end up in a good situation, you have to start looking early, research landlords and houses, and be wary.