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    55 Triton Park Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
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    • $3,265+
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    1 Plaza View Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
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    • $3,071+
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    1650 Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
    10 Units available
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    • $3,970+
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    1333 Palos Verdes Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    3135 Campus Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    55 Triton Park Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
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    3068 Kyne Street West, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    • $5,002+
    • $6,349+
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    1987 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94404
    15 Units available
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    • $2,548+
    • $3,135+
    • $5,346+
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    82 E. 39Th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    816-864 N Humboldt Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
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    • $2,330+
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    128 N Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    52 East 41St Place, San Mateo, CA 94403
    2 Units available
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    • $1,915+
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    100 Grand Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
    7 Units available
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    • $3,153+
    • $4,153+
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    1000 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
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    • $3,214+
    • $3,585+
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    3098 Kyne Street West, San Mateo, CA 94403
    9 Units available
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    • $4,378+
    • $4,936+
    • $5,679+
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    1241 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    3214 Palos Verdes Court, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    250 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    460 N. Humboldt St. #1, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    100 27Th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    810 Polhemus Rd., San Mateo, CA 94402
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    1950 Elkhorn Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    Unit 114, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    1401 Cherrywood Drive & 3470 Glendora Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    1401 Cedarwood Drive & 3422 Glendora Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    100 Dartmouth Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
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    540 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
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    112 N Bayshore Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    420 N Bayshore Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    244 N Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    2000 S Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    150 West 3Rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402
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    3301, 3305 Los Prados Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    518, 520 E Bellevue Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    400 E Hillsdale Bolevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    123 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    145 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
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Average rent in San Mateo, CA

$3,456/mo San Mateo, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Mateo, CA is $3,456.

    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 26 Nov 2022.

    What are the best apartments in San Mateo, CA?

    The best apartments in San Mateo, CA are: The Triton, The Plaza, 82 E. 39th Avenue, The Pines Apartments and Hillside Garden Apartments.

    What is the average rent in San Mateo, CA?

    The average rent in San Mateo, CA is $3,456. 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 $1,895 and $5,834. 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 $1,915 and $9,021. 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 $1,895 and $9,021. 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 $2,330 and $9,021. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Mateo, CA.

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

    In San Mateo 47% of the housing is rented out compared to 53% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 23% 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 18% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in San Mateo, 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 Mateo are about 37 years old, on average. Of these, 33% 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 51% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 14% are mid-rises, and 2% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in San Mateo, CA?

    Studio apartments in San Mateo are around 6% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 48% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 41% 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 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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    San Mateo, CA demographics

    San Mateo, CA has a population of 103,619 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,796 of San Mateo’s residents are women and 51,823 are men. The median age of those who live in San Mateo, CA is 37.8.

    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.

    San Mateo, CA households

    • 24,745 Family
      14,327 Non-family
    • 11,560 Children
      27,512 No Children
    • 39,072Total Number of Households
    • 2.61Average People Per Household
    • $126,102Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 39,072 households in San Mateo, CA. 24,745 are family households and 14,327 are non-family households. There are 11,560 households with children in San Mateo and 27,512 households without children. On average, about 2.61 people live in a household in San Mateo, CA.

    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.

    San Mateo, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of San Mateo, CA is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 18% completed some high school, 19% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 30% have a Bachelor Degree, and 22% have a Graduate Degree.

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