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Apartments for Rent in Palo Alto, CA
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    45 Newell Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Studio $1,650+
    1 BED $2,180+
    2+ BEDS $1,925+
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    444 Ventura Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $2,395
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    524 Kendall Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $2,295
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    242 Curtner Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    1 BED $2,325+
    2 BEDS $3,300
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    530 Kendall Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Studio $2,095
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    380 Curtner, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $2,095+
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    420 James Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    2 BEDS $3,495
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    408 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Studio $2,295
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    2727 Midtown Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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    2 BEDS $2,995
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    533 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    1 BED $2,445
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    565 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $3,379+
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    2865 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306
    1 BED $2,900
    2 BEDS $3,900+
    3 BEDS $6,000
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    3307 - 3317 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Studio $2,195
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    431 Dinah Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Studio $2,095
    1 BED $2,495
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    925 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    1 BED $3,095
    2 BEDS $4,695
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    535 Everett Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Studio $3,120+
    1 BED $3,645+
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    580 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    2 BEDS $4,895
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    562 Kendall Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $2,245
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    559 Matadero Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    1 BED $2,295
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    457 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    1 BED $2,395
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    696 Towle Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $2,895
    2+ BEDS $3,195
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    532 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    1 BED $2,495
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    380 Madeline Ct, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1 BED $2,395
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    360 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Studio $2,995
    1 BED $3,595
    2 BEDS $4,595
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    501 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    1 BED $3,576+
    2 BEDS $5,670+
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Average rent in Palo Alto, CA

$3,431/mo Palo Alto, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Palo Alto, CA is $3,431.

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    Getting around in Palo Alto, CA

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    Very Walkable
    45 /100
    Some Transit
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    Biker's Paradise
    Walk Score®: 84, Transit Score®: 45, Bike Score®: 100

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Palo Alto, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Palo Alto, CA were last updated on 13 Apr 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Palo Alto, CA?

    The best apartments in Palo Alto, CA are: College Green Apartments, Park Plaza Palo Alto, 332 Forest Avenue, 431 Dinah Court and 408 Grant Avenue.

    What is the average rent in Palo Alto, CA?

    The average rent in Palo Alto, CA is $3,431. Start your search for apartments in Palo Alto, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Palo Alto, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Palo Alto, CA is between $1,650 and $8,624. View all studio apartments in Palo Alto, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA is between $2,095 and $8,855. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Palo Alto, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA is between $1,925 and $10,639. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, CA is between $1,650 and $10,639. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Palo Alto, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Palo Alto, CA?

    In Palo Alto 44% of the housing is rented out compared to 56% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 19% of Palo Alto’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 53% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 28% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto are about 46 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 96% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 3% 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 Palo Alto, CA?

    Rental apartments in Palo Alto come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 13% 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 40% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 38% of all rentals in Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto, CA

    Palo Alto is a vibrant town located in northern California’s Silicon Valley region. It is home to Stanford University, which is one of the most renowned universities in the world, and also has an excellent public school system. In fact, Palo Alto renters are some of the most highly educated in the U.S. On top of that, Palo Alto is home to many successful technology companies and startups, which attracts a mix of students, young professionals and families. Palo Alto is one of the biggest cultural centers in the Silicon Valley, and there are many museums, galleries and gardens in the area. The weather here is warm and mild throughout the year, making it a perfect renting spot for nature lovers. There are hiking trails along the bayfront as well as in the mountains, and there are also several golf courses in Stanford.

    Renting in Palo Alto, CA

    When it comes to finding a place for rent in Palo Alto, renters have many different options ranging from walkable urban neighborhoods to quieter residential areas. The Downtown North, University South and Professorville neighborhoods are great options for renters who want to live in a walkable area. These neighborhoods are very close to Stanford University and are also within walking distance from the cafes and restaurants on University Avenue. There are also several Palo Alto neighborhoods that offer a quieter, more residential feel. These include Crescent Park and Old Palo Alto. Tech professionals looking for a short commute enjoy living in Barron Park or Evergreen Park, which are very close to the HP, Tesla and VMware campuses. If you plan to rent an apartment Palo Alto, it’s important to know that rents here are significantly higher than the national average. Most landlords in Palo Alto will require a security deposit equal to at least one month’s rent.

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    Shopping in Palo Alto, CA

    Palo Alto renters have many options when it comes to shopping. The biggest mall in the area is the Stanford Shopping Center, an open-air luxury mall that contains a mix of department stores, designer boutiques and specialty shops. There are also plenty of smaller shopping centers in the area, including the Town & Country Village and Midtown Shopping Center. Additionally, there are many local shops along University Avenue and California Avenue. Some of the most popular grocery stores in Palo Alto include Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet. In addition, several small health food stores are scattered throughout Palo Alto, as well as multiple weekly farmer’s markets.

    Transportation in Palo Alto, CA

    Many Palo Alto renters opt to have a car to get around. While downtown Palo Alto is very walkable, having a car is the easiest way to get to neighboring towns and run errands. Biking can also be a good option, due to the mild weather year-round. For renters who commute to work, CalTrain has three stops in Palo Alto. This train is the quickest way to get to San Francisco or San Jose without a car. Valley Transportation Authority and SamTrans both run bus networks in Palo Alto, and Stanford University runs free shuttles in some parts of the city. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are also available for convenience. The closest airport is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, located some 15 miles southeast of Palo Alto.

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