San Jose, CA Rental Market Trends
The average rent for an apartment in San Jose is $2,485, a 10% decrease compared to the previous year.
Average Rent in San Jose, CA
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change||Average Apartment Size|
|$2,485||-10%||886 sq. ft.|
The average size for a San Jose, CA apartment is 886 square feet, but this number varies greatly depending on unit type, with cheap and luxury alternatives for houses and apartments alike. Studio apartments are the smallest and most affordable, 1-bedroom apartments are closer to the average, while 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments offer a more generous square footage.
San Jose, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00083%
San Jose, CA Occupied Housing Units
- Renter-occupied Households26%
- Owner-occupied Households73%
87,572 or 26% of the households in San Jose, CA are renter-occupied while 237,542 or 73% are owner-occupied.
San Jose, CA Rent Trends
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Average Rent in San Jose, CA By Neighborhood
|North San Jose||$2,657|
|Downtown San Jose||$2,642|
|West San Jose||$2,458|
|East San Jose||$2,338|
The most affordable neighborhoods in San Jose are Cambrian Park, where the average rent goes for $2,145/month, Edenvale, where renters pay $2,187/mo on average, and Evergreen, where the average rent goes for $2,312/mo. If you’re looking for other great deals, check out the listings from Silver Creek ($2,331), East San Jose ($2,338), and West San Jose ($2,458), where the asking prices are below the average San Jose rent of $2,485/mo.
The most expensive neighborhoods in San Jose are Willow Glen ($2,675), Rose Garden ($2,729) and Burbank ($2,792).
The most popular neighborhood in San Jose is West San Jose, where there are 23 verified RENTCafé listings with an average rent of $2,458. Next up is Downtown San Jose, where apartments go for $2,642/month, followed by Willow Glen with $2,675 If you’re looking to rent in San Jose’s most popular neighborhoods, make sure to also check out North San Jose, where renters pay $2,657 on average, and Cambrian Park, where the average monthly rent is $2,145.
San Jose | Rent Comparison by Neighborhood
Rent in Berryessa is 1% higher than in Blossom Valley
Berryessa rent is 2% higher than San Jose average
Blossom Valley rent is 2% higher than San Jose average
How San Jose Compares to Other Cities
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