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Apartments for Rent in San Luis Obispo, CA
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    835 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
    Studio $1,649
    1 BED $2,445+
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    3110 Duncan Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Studio $2,341
    1 BED $2,722
    2 BEDS $3,361
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    2200 Emily Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Studio $1,984
    2 BEDS $3,078
    3 BEDS $3,822
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    2240 Emily Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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    2655 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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    241 North Courtland Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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    1260 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
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    1207 SAND DOLLAR DR, GROVER BEACH, CA 93448
    3 BEDS $2,950
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    271 & 291 S. Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
    1 BED $2,045
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    11205 Bilbao Court, Atascadero, CA 93422
    2 BEDS $2,625
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    311 Tahiti St. #1-9, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Average rent in San Luis Obispo, CA

$2,931/mo San Luis Obispo, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA is $2,931.

    San Luis Obispo, CA apartment rent ranges

    About 30% of apartment rents in San Luis Obispo, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 69% of apartments. Around 1% of San Luis Obispo’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    San Luis Obispo, CA rent trends

    Getting around in San Luis Obispo, CA

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    Car-Dependent
    51 /100
    Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 20, Bike Score®: 51

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in San Luis Obispo, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in San Luis Obispo, CA were last updated on 15 Apr 2024.

    What are the best apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The best apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA are: Harvest Lofts, Connect, Roundhouse Place and VILLAGE AT BROAD STREET.

    What is the average rent in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The average rent in San Luis Obispo, CA is $2,931. Start your search for apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA is between $2,338 and $2,455. View all studio apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA is between $2,338 and $2,750. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA now.

    What type of rental buildings are in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    In San Luis Obispo, 60% of the residents are renting compared to 40% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 6% of San Luis Obispo’s rentals, 64% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 28% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in San Luis Obispo are about 42 years old, on average. Of these, 24% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 97% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 3% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    Rental apartments in San Luis Obispo come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 21% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 25% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 33% of all rentals in San Luis Obispo. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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    Living in San Luis Obispo, CA

    San Luis Obispo is a coastal city that’s about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in California. As part of San Luis Obispo County in the central part of the state, this small town has a rich history known for beautiful Spanish-style architecture and wineries. It’s also home to the California Polytechnic State University. Renters who live around San Luis Obispo love spending time outdoors: Being close to Cuesta Canyon Park and Santa Rosa Park makes it easy to go hiking. Plus, the proximity to the coastline of the Pacific is very attractive to people who rent homes in the area and want to go to Avila Beach. Overlooking the town is the Santa Lucia Mountains, making the entire area of San Luis Obispo lush and gorgeous. Great public schools and the restaurant scene are two other major reasons for young professionals and renting families to live in this fun area of California.

    Renting in San Luis Obispo, CA

    As a densely suburban area with lots of amenities, San Luis Obispo renters can feel at home in this lively community. More people rent than own their homes in this part of California, making renter households very common. That’s great news for people looking to find an apartment for rent in San Luis Obispo because there are plenty of rental options to choose from. Most of the rental apartments in San Luis Obispo offer amenities like pools, clubhouses, tennis courts, and walking trails for pet owners to explore. Condos and townhome apartments are also popular rental choices in the area for young professionals and families who want their children to go to one of the highly rated school schools in the area.

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    Shopping in San Luis Obispo, CA

    There are plenty of shopping malls and stores around rental apartments in San Luis Obispo all along Highway 101. That includes the SLO Promenade, the Madonna Plaza Shopping Center, and Mission Mall that’s located in the downtown area. It has specialty shops and is considered part of the town’s restaurant district, where local renters go for a great meal. The Network Shopping Center is another fun place for local renters to shop that has smaller artisan stores and a smoothie shop. For grocery shopping, renters have access to chains like Vons, Ralphs, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, and a Whole Foods Market with organic items. For renters who want to shop at big box stores, there is a Target located in Prefumo Creek Commons that is located near many rental apartments in San Luis Obispo.

    Transportation in San Luis Obispo, CA

    People renting in San Luis Obispo have access to a public transit system that runs throughout the town. The main bus system is called the SLO Transit bus line with stops to popular places for goods and services. Amtrak has a station in San Luis Obispo, connecting local renters with many locations in California. Bike lanes are present all over the city, and renters are encouraged to use ridesharing and cycling whenever possible. For air travel, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport operates flights to popular destinations in the U.S. including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Other airports in the area include Fresno Yosemite International Airport, located some 150 miles away, and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, which is about three hours away by car.

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