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Apartments for Rent in San Rafael, CA
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    515 B. Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
    Studio $1,925+
    1 BED $2,228
    2+ BEDS $2,925
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    1050 Court St., San Rafael, CA 94901
    Studio $2,007+
    1 BED $2,280+
    2 BEDS $3,550+
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    815 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
    1 BED $3,400+
    2 BEDS $3,850
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    300 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
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    1 BED $2,386+
    2 BEDS $3,405+
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    225 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
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    1 BED $2,279
    2+ BEDS $2,340
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    1050 Court St., San Rafael, CA 94901
    Studio $2,007+
    1 BED $2,280+
    2 BEDS $3,550+
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    300 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
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    1 BED $2,575+
    2 BEDS $2,975+
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    78 Novato St. #06, San Rafael, CA 94901
    3 BEDS $1,700
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    216 Villa Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
    2 BEDS $2,995
    3 BEDS $1,225
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    78 Novato St. #13, San Rafael, CA 94901
    3 BEDS $2,000
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    129 Canal St., San Rafael, CA 94901
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    2 BEDS $1,947
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    137 Canal St., San Rafael, CA 94901
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    2 BEDS $2,062
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    150 Belvedere St., San Rafael, CA 94901
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    185 Larkspur St., San Rafael, CA 94901
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    214 Villa Garden Dr., Mill Valley, CA 94941
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    2 BEDS $3,195+
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    120 Bulkley Ave., Sausalito, CA 94965
    1 BED $3,295
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    3811 LAKESIDE DR, RICHMOND, CA 94806
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    4255 & 4257 & 4259 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803
    2 BEDS $2,395+
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    4935 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803
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    2 BEDS $2,395+
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Average rent in San Rafael, CA

$2,800/mo San Rafael, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Rafael, CA is $2,800.

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    Getting around in San Rafael, CA

    32 /100
    Car-Dependent
    40 /100
    Some Transit
    30 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 32, Transit Score®: 40, Bike Score®: 30

    Frequently asked questions

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

    Prices and availability in San Rafael, CA were last updated on 27 May 2024.

    What are the best apartments in San Rafael, CA?

    The best apartments in San Rafael, CA are: Mission Rock at Marin, Rafael Town Center Apartments, Second & B Street, View At Marin and Mission Rock at San Rafael.

    What is the average rent in San Rafael, CA?

    The average rent in San Rafael, CA is $2,800. Start your search for apartments in San Rafael, CA now.

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

    The price range for a studio apartment in San Rafael, CA is between $1,925 and $7,516. View all studio apartments in San Rafael, CA.

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

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Rafael, CA is between $2,228 and $3,848. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Rafael, CA now.

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

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Rafael, CA is between $2,007 and $7,516. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Rafael, CA.

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

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Rafael, CA is between $1,700 and $3,325. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Rafael, CA.

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

    In San Rafael, 49% of the residents are renting compared to 51% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 14% of San Rafael’s rentals, 70% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 16% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in San Rafael, 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 Rafael are about 42 years old, on average. Of these, 13% 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, 8% 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 Rafael, CA?

    Studio apartments in San Rafael are around 12% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 37% 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 Rafael, CA

    San Rafael is a small city in Marin County, CA, and attracts renters to its parklands, unique architecture and artistic community. The city is known for the Mission San Rafael Archangel, which accepts visitors every day and is located in the downtown area. San Rafael has a fascinating history as one of the original Spanish mission settlements and offers its renters easy access to San Francisco and Mount Tamalpais. The closest beach is Stinson Beach, which is a 30-minute drive from San Rafael. This California city has long, clear, and comfortable summers, while the winters are short, wet and cold. It sees 41 inches of rain and 256 sunny days per year, both of which are higher than the U.S. average. San Rafael also receives no snow, but renters should be prepared for earthquakes.

    Renting in San Rafael, CA

    San Rafael is home to 30 neighborhoods with a mixed urban-suburban feel that’s dominated by renters. Most of the renters are families and young professionals. In this city, you get access to different rental buildings, with a few being new rental apartments. These are mostly garden-style communities, but no high-rise buildings for rent. The best neighborhoods for renters to live in within San Rafael are Terra Linda, San Rafael Hill, West End and Gerstle Park, with Terra Linda being the largest community. Notably, renters in San Rafael are protected by rent control, as the landlord is not allowed to increase rent by more than 10% during a 12-month period. If the landlord increases it by 5% or more, both parties are allowed to request a mediation.

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    Shopping in San Rafael, CA

    San Rafael offers its renters a wide range of shopping opportunities with a lot of restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance of the residential areas. Northgate is the largest shopping mall in the city, providing stores and a cinema. There’s also Montecito Plaza, which stands out more for its dining and spa services. Downtown San Rafael offers a wide range of local stores and entertaining opportunities, like the popular Rafael Film Center, for renters to explore. For grocery shopping, renters usually go to Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market and United Market. The city also has popular stores in its shopping malls, including Kohl’s, Target, Macy’s, T.J. Maxx, Ross Dress for Less and Trader Joe’s.

    Transportation in San Rafael, CA

    San Rafael is walkable, especially in the downtown area, where renters can run most errands on foot. And, while the city does not have many bike planes, it does provide its renters with public transportation. That said, most renters in the city drive to work. Marin County provides public transit in San Rafael through Marin Transit, Marin Access, SMART and Golden Gate Transit. Renters can also use the SMART Train on Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Ferries to visit San Francisco, Sausalito and Larkspur. The Golden Gate Transit also provides reliable transportation to other counties, like San Francisco and Sonoma. Plus, there are numerous hiking and biking spots available to renters in the city. Finally, San Rafael Airport is a small airport with no major airlines. The closest major airport is Oakland International Airport.

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