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Houses for Rent in Palo Alto, CA
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    2931 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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    • 1 BED
    • $2,195
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    931 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    19970 Brenda Court, Cupertino, CA 95014
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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RentCafe offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many houses are available in Palo Alto, CA on RentCafe?

There are 1 house rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Palo Alto, CA were last updated on 21 May 2022.

What is the average size of a rental house in Palo Alto, CA?

The average Palo Alto, CA rental house size is 460 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Palo Alto, CA?

Renting a house in Palo Alto, CA comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Palo Alto, CA?

Houses for rent in Palo Alto, CA are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Palo Alto, CA.

Palo Alto, CA Demographics

  • Total Population66,573
  • Female 32,303
    Male 34,270
  • Median Age41.8

Palo Alto, CA has a population of 66,573 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,270 of Palo Alto’s residents are women and 32,303 are men. The median age of those who live in Palo Alto, CA is 41.8.

Average Rent in Palo Alto, CA

  • Palo Alto, CA Average Rental Price, February 2022 $3,468 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Palo Alto, CA is $3,468.

    Palo Alto, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Palo Alto, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    Palo Alto, CA $3,723 $3,760 $3,853 $3,791 $3,722 $3,552 $3,256 $3,300 $3,565 $3,544 $3,468
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Palo Alto, CA is $3,468.

    Palo Alto, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households26,161
    • Family 17,389
      Non-family 8,772
    • Children 8,900
      No Children 17,261
    • Average People Per Household2.52
    • Median Household Income$158,271
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,631

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 26,161 households in Palo Alto, CA. 17,389 are family households and 8,772 are non-family households. There are 8,900 households with children in Palo Alto and 17,261 households without children. On average, about 2.52 people live in a household in Palo Alto, CA. The median income of a Palo Alto household living in Palo Alto is $158,271 per year. The median housing costs per month are $2,631.

    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, 7% completed some high school, 10% partially completed college, 3% have an Associate Degree, 30% have a Bachelor Degree, and 49% have a Graduate Degree.

    Renting a house in Palo Alto, CA

    Some people just don’t buy into the American dream of owning your own house and sacrificing flexibility. Also, a 30-year mortgage is not the most pleasant thought to wake up with every morning. We understand. But what if you need some extra storage space? What if you like a backyard where you could throw BBQ parties and the kids could play in a safe environment? Luckily, you can forget the dreaded mortgage. Renting a house is the answer. There are 3 homes for rent in Palo Alto, CA. And it won’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg to rent the perfect home for your family. You can look into duplexes for rent too. Prices in Palo Alto, CA for rental homes start at $2,195.

    A rental house offers flexibility

    Your family situation will change throughout your life. Renting makes it possible to match the size of your home to your lifestyle and financial situation. Maybe it’s just you and your significant other at the moment sharing a charming downtown apartment. But there’s a chance that at some point in time, a third family member will show-up and suddenly that 1 bedroom apartment you were so happy with will become too small. You will realize that you’d much rather prefer the comfort of your own backyard, than all the excitement your current neighborhood provides, that you no longer have time to enjoy anyway. If you want to continue living comfortably, you may want to rent a 2 bedroom house. Or maybe your oldest son turned into a young man who’s going off to college soon. You’ll find yourself in a 4 bedroom house that is suddenly too big. You could downsize and rent a 3 bedroom home with a pool, in a much nicer area. The flexibility of renting makes it possible.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!