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    55 Triton Park Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
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    1 BED $3,455+
    2 BEDS $4,505+
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    1950 Elkhorn Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403
    Studio $3,014+
    1 BED $3,304+
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    128 N Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    3098 Kyne Street West, San Mateo, CA 94403
    1 BED $3,059+
    2 BEDS $4,786+
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    1022 E 4Th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
    Studio $2,150
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    55 Triton Park Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
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    810 Polhemus Rd., San Mateo, CA 94402
    1 BED $2,600+
    2 BEDS $3,200
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    1650 Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
    1 BED $3,844+
    2 BEDS $4,395+
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    1987 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94404
    1 BED $3,072+
    2 BEDS $4,226+
    3 BEDS $4,641+
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    1300 Overland Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
    1 BED $2,295
    2 BEDS $2,650
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    100 Grand Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
    1 BED $3,662+
    2 BEDS $4,007+
    3 BEDS $5,622+
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    250 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    3068 Kyne Street West, San Mateo, CA 94403
    1 BED $3,800+
    2 BEDS $5,312+
    3 BEDS $5,449+
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    460 N. Humboldt St. #1, San Mateo, CA 94401
    1 BED $2,382+
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    3069 E Kyne Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
    1 BED $4,325
    2 BEDS $5,500
    3 BEDS $6,475+
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    1000 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
    1 BED $3,073+
    2 BEDS $3,771+
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    212 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
    Studio $2,355+
    1 BED $2,535+
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    82 E. 39Th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
    Studio $1,795
    1 BED $2,195
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    1 Plaza View Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
    1 BED $3,020+
    2 BEDS $4,355+
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    1401 Cedarwood Drive & 3422 Glendora Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
    2 BEDS $4,495
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    3110 Casa De Campo, San Mateo, CA 94403
    Studio $2,145+
    1 BED $2,645
    2+ BEDS $3,405+
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    Unit 114, San Mateo, CA 94403
    2 BEDS $3,250
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    400 E Hillsdale Bolevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
    Studio $2,095+
    1 BED $2,395+
    2 BEDS $2,995
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    145 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
    1 BED $2,325
    2 BEDS $3,125
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    518, 520 E Bellevue Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
    Studio $2,025
    1 BED $2,295
    2 BEDS $2,875
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Average rent in San Mateo, CA

$3,311/mo San Mateo, CA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Mateo, CA is $3,311.

    San Mateo, CA apartment rent ranges

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    Getting around in San Mateo, CA

    76 /100
    Very Walkable
    44 /100
    Some Transit
    58 /100
    Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 76, Transit Score®: 44, Bike Score®: 58

    Frequently asked questions

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

    Prices and availability in San Mateo, CA were last updated on 20 Feb 2024.

    What are the best apartments in San Mateo, CA?

    The best apartments in San Mateo, CA are: The Triton, The Lark, Humboldt Haven, The Russell and 1022 E 4th Ave.

    What is the average rent in San Mateo, CA?

    The average rent in San Mateo, CA is $3,311. Start your search for apartments in San Mateo, CA now.

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

    The price range for a studio apartment in San Mateo, CA is between $285 and $5,784. View all studio apartments in San Mateo, CA.

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

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, CA is between $285 and $7,462. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Mateo, CA now.

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

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, CA is between $2,325 and $8,573. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, CA is between $2,145 and $14,998. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Mateo, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in San Mateo, CA?

    In San Mateo 48% of the housing is rented out compared to 52% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 24% of San Mateo’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 59% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 17% are single-family rentals.

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

    The average age of rental buildings in San Mateo is 37 years old, with 33% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 93% are garden-style apartment communities, 14% are mid-sized buildings, and 4% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in San Mateo, CA?

    Rental apartments in San Mateo come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 6% 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 48% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 41% of all rentals in San Mateo. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Living in San Mateo, CA

    San Mateo is a suburb of San Francisco that is known for its rich history and beautiful scenery. San Mateo was originally developed in the 19th century as a summer vacation destination for wealthy San Franciscans due to its mild weather and stunning views. When compared to other parts of the Bay Area, San Mateo has a very relaxed and laid-back vibe. This town has a very vibrant job market with plenty of opportunities in technology, finance and healthcare. The weather is San Mateo is very mild throughout the entire year. However, it does tend to be very foggy in the summer months. There are plenty of places in San Mateo where renters can spend time outdoors. Crystal Springs Park, for example, is a popular spot for hiking and admiring incredible views of the surrounding area. For renters who love to golf, there are several clubs in the surrounding area.

    Renting in San Mateo, CA

    Just like many other parts of the Silicon Valley, San Mateo has a mix of urban and suburban neighborhoods. Downtown San Mateo, for example, is made up mostly of mid-rise buildings and is very walkable. Renters who are looking for quieter neighborhoods with single-family homes will enjoy Hayward Park and Hillsdale, both of which are close to highly rated schools. Average rents in San Mateo are significantly higher than in other parts of California due to high demand. However, renters will find a huge range of properties to choose from, including traditional apartments, condos, and single-family homes — but renters will need to start looking for apartments about a month before their move-in date. What’s more, renters will need to provide proof of income and put down a deposit in order to secure a rental apartment of home in most cases.

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    Shopping in San Mateo, CA

    There’s no shortage of shopping options in San Mateo. The biggest mall in San Mateo is the Hillsdale Shopping Center, which features national chains and department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s. There are many smaller shopping centers sprinkled throughout San Mateo as well. For grocery shopping, there are multiple Safeway, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s locations in town, as well as smaller specialty grocers and ethnic grocery stores where renters can find fresh seafood, Asian food, Mexican food and more.

    Transportation in San Mateo, CA

    Many San Mateo renters opt to have a car for convenience, although they can also get around by foot in most cases. Downtown San Mateo in particular is very walkable and has access to many public transportation options. A large number of renters also opt to bike in San Mateo because of the consistently warm weather. The CalTrain commuter rail has two stops in San Mateo — one in downtown and one in Hayward Park — connecting the town with San Francisco and San Joe. In addition, SamTrans and AC Transit operate a network of buses in San Mateo for renters to get around without a car. Car rental and ridesharing services are also available in the area. The closest airport is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, located about 30 miles southeast of San Mateo.

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