Pepperdiners clearly find off-campus housing to be something of a hassle. If your wallet or purse isn't bursting with excess currency, living in Malibu is probably not an option. If you live "through the canyon," as most opt to do, prices are still fairly high, and the commute gets to be a pain in the neck (especially when they're doing road construction, which seems to be always, or when one slow driver clogs the entirety of Malibu Canyon and stretches your 11-mile trip into a half-hour journey). The consensus among many, though, is that it's worthwhile to put up with these little hassles if it means getting away from the watchful eye of Public Safety and the general tedium of campus living.
Of course, others point out that staying on campus will keep you better connected to your school. The campus cleaning service and lack of commute may be difficult luxuries to give up after you've grown accustomed to them. Yet most students do move off campus, despite issues of cost, commute, and inconvenience, and those who have moved off are usually glad they did.