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    2200 Emily Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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    3110 Duncan Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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    • $2,240+
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    1225 Monte Vista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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    2240 Emily Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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    211-251 Addie Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,428
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    241 North Courtland Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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    Vineyard At Halcyon, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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    1260 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
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    271 & 291 S. Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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    11205 Bilbao Court, Atascadero, CA 93422
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    311 Tahiti St. #1-9, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Average rent in San Luis Obispo, CA

$2,466/mo San Luis Obispo, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA is $2,466.

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    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 1 Dec 2022.

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

    The best apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA are: Roundhouse Place, Connect, SLO Ride 1225 LLC and VILLAGE AT BROAD STREET.

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

    The average rent in San Luis Obispo, CA is $2,466. 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 $1,746 and $2,240. 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 $2,240 and $2,305. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Luis Obispo, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA is between $2,240 and $2,916. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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

    In San Luis Obispo 59% of the housing is rented out compared to 41% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 6% of San Luis Obispo’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 64% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 27% 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 43 years old, on average. Of these, 20% 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 96% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 4% 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?

    Studio apartments in San Luis Obispo are around 22% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 25% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 33% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    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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    San Luis Obispo, CA demographics

    San Luis Obispo, CA has a population of 47,402 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,022 of San Luis Obispo’s residents are women and 24,380 are men. The median age of those who live in San Luis Obispo, CA is 26.7.

    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.

    San Luis Obispo, CA households

    • 7,698 Family
      11,416 Non-family
    • 2,911 Children
      16,203 No Children
    • 19,114Total Number of Households
    • 2.4Average People Per Household
    • $58,546Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 19,114 households in San Luis Obispo, CA. 7,698 are family households and 11,416 are non-family households. There are 2,911 households with children in San Luis Obispo and 16,203 households without children. On average, about 2.4 people live in a household in San Luis Obispo, CA.

    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.

    San Luis Obispo, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of San Luis Obispo, CA is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 20% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 29% have a Bachelor Degree, and 17% have a Graduate Degree.

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