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    580 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    360 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    330 Ventura Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    532 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    444 Ventura Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    469 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    • $2,195+
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    242 Curtner Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    565 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    925 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    657 Everett Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    • $1,750
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    332 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    559 Matadero Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    431 Dinah Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    1051 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    • $2,395
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    380 Curtner, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    533 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    734 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    260 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    588 Webster St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    • $6,915
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    408 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    330 - 350 Curtner Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    • $2,295
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    1180 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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    • $1,890+
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    • $3,071+
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    420 James Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    524 Kendall Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    380 Madeline Ct, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    980 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    45 Newell Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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    675-699 Towle Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    696 Towle Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    562 Kendall Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    • $2,145
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    1502 Madrono Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    360 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    220 Palo Alto Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    438 Ventura Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    530 Kendall Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    3307 - 3317 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    535 Everett Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    • $3,030+
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    446 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    2041 Oberlin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    2331 Oberlin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    931 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    241 Curtner Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    720 - 738 Sutter Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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    3039 - 3083 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    3875, 3833 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    431 - 439, 445 - 453 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    835 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    3440 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Average rent in Palo Alto, CA

$3,704/mo Palo Alto, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Palo Alto, CA is $3,704.

    Palo Alto, CA apartment rent ranges

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    Getting around in Palo Alto, CA

    84 /100
    Very Walkable
    45 /100
    Some Transit
    100 /100
    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 5 Dec 2022.

    What are the best apartments in Palo Alto, CA?

    The best apartments in Palo Alto, CA are: Tan Plaza Apartments, 380 - 396 Madeline / 388 - 400 Curtn, 980 College Avenue & 2171 Princeton Street, Welch Road and 3307 - 3317 Alma Street.

    What is the average rent in Palo Alto, CA?

    The average rent in Palo Alto, CA is $3,704. 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 $1,435 and $7,259. 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 $1,535 and $7,259. 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 $1,864 and $6,915. 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 $2,995 and $5,125. 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 residents are renting compared to 56% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 21% of Palo Alto’s rentals, 54% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 25% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Palo Alto, CA?

    The average age of rental buildings in Palo Alto is 47 years old, with 21% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 91% are garden-style apartment communities, 5% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    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 40% 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.

    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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    Palo Alto, CA demographics

    Palo Alto, CA has a population of 67,973 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,954 of Palo Alto’s residents are women and 33,019 are men. The median age of those who live in Palo Alto, CA is 42.6.

    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.

    Palo Alto, CA households

    • 17,487 Family
      8,663 Non-family
    • 8,886 Children
      17,264 No Children
    • 26,150Total Number of Households
    • 2.58Average People Per Household
    • $174,003Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 26,150 households in Palo Alto, CA. 17,487 are family households and 8,663 are non-family households. There are 8,886 households with children in Palo Alto and 17,264 households without children. On average, about 2.58 people live in a household in Palo Alto, CA.

    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.

    Palo Alto, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Palo Alto, CA is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 8% completed some high school, 10% partially completed college, 3% have an Associate Degree, 29% have a Bachelor Degree, and 50% have a Graduate Degree.

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