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182 Apartments for rent in Daly City, CA

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Last updated August 17 at 4:52pm UTC
174 WINCHESTER ST.
Crocker
Daly City, CA
Updated August 17 at 9:50am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,420
1016 San Gabriel Circle #428
Crocker
Daly City, CA
Updated August 16 at 10:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
76 Elmwood Drive
Westlake
Daly City, CA
Updated August 14 at 9:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
88 Amhurst Ct
Serramonte
Daly City, CA
Updated August 12 at 9:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,600
125 Longview Dr
Costal
Daly City, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:11am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,000
337 Bay Ridge Drive
Bayshore
Daly City, CA
Updated August 7 at 10:16am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
7 Montebello DR
Costal
Daly City, CA
Updated August 6 at 9:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,000
822 Steve Courter Way
Bayshore
Daly City, CA
Updated July 21 at 10:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
Results within 1 miles of Daly City, CA
979 Capitol Avenue
Ingleside
San Francisco, CA
Updated August 16 at 10:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,350
2267 Shannon Dr.
Westborough
South San Francisco, CA
Updated August 15 at 11:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,800
214 Bonita Avenue
El Camino
South San Francisco, CA
Updated August 12 at 9:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,450
724 Swallowtail Ct.
The Northeast Ridge
Brisbane, CA
Updated August 12 at 9:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
435 Ramsell St
Merced Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,200
75 S Hill Blvd
Crocker Amazon
San Francisco, CA
Updated August 16 at 5:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
City Guide
Daly City
Neighborhoods of Daly City

Junipero Serra Blvd & Serramonte Blvd: This area is close to Serramonte Mall, and has many one bedroom apartments available.

City Center: If plan on relying heavily on public transportation, you want to live here.

St. Francis Blvd: With a vacancy rate of 3%, you'll have to act fast and look hard to get an apartment in this hot neighborhood.

Bayshore: A popular neighborhood, this community is made up of small houses and townhouses. A great spot if you can find a 2-bedroom to rent.

Skyline Dr. & Westline Dr.: On the shore of the Pacific, this area has great beaches.

Oak Ct. & Saddleback Dr.: This neighborhood is very walkable.

John Daly Blvd: This is currently a must-live part of the city.

Bellevue Ave. & Whittier St.: There are a large number of row houses throughout this community. If you want to find a 2- or 3- bedroom place for rent in Daly City, this is where to look.

Mission St. & Westlake Ave.: Great area with a variety of shopping.

Sullivan Ave: Many restaurants and cafes in this area.

Mountain View & Reservoir Dr.: Filled with townhouses and row houses, this neighborhood has the best chance of actual vacancies for potential renters.

Living in Daly City, California

Because of its location in beautiful California, it shouldn't be surprising that Daly City residents spend a lot of time outdoors at the beach, playing sports, and enjoying the nightlife. Thornton State Beach is popular with residents and tourists for walking dogs, flying model planes, hang gliding, swimming, and just lounging in the sun. There are about five other beaches that, while smaller, are almost as nice. The city supports over 259 sports leagues and groups, including baseball, soccer, swimming, gymnastics, running.... let’s just say if you want to play something, you'll have no trouble finding companions.

There are tons of concerts, restaurants, clubs, and fun stuff to do in every neighborhood. And if the city doesn't have it, you can head up into San Francisco and find it there. Living in Daly City can be on the expensive side, but there's always something to do, and in comparison to living in San Francisco, it's a veritable steal.

Rent Report
Daly City

August 2018 Daly City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Daly City Rent Report. Daly City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Daly City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Daly City rents increased significantly over the past month

Daly City rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Daly City stand at $2,470 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,100 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in October of last year. Daly City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Daly City, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Fremont has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,740, while one-bedrooms go for $2,970.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,620, while one-bedrooms go for $2,090.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,450; rents were up 0.8% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,240; rents grew 1.7% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Daly City

As rents have increased moderately in Daly City, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Daly City is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in San Jose, 1.3% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Daly City's median two-bedroom rent of $3,100 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 3.3% rise in Daly City.
  • While Daly City's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Chicago (-1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Daly City than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where Daly City is nearly three times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Francisco $2,460 $3,090 0.7% 1.1%
Oakland $1,780 $2,240 1.7% 3.3%
Fremont $2,970 $3,740 -0.3% 4.6%
Hayward $2,290 $2,880 0.4% 3.4%
Concord $2,440 $3,060 2.8% 3.8%
Berkeley $2,090 $2,620 -1.2% -4.6%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 -0.1% 4.4%
Antioch $2,870 $3,610 0.6% 2.5%
Daly City $2,470 $3,100 0.5% 3.3%
San Mateo $3,540 $4,450 0.8% 2.4%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Daly City Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Daly City ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A Safety and crime rate
A- Jobs and career opportunities
B- Recreational activities
F Affordability
A+ Quality of schools
B Weather
A+ Commute time
B+ State and local taxes
A Public transit
B+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Daly City from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“According to our results, renters in Daly City are very satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave most categories above-average scores.”

Key findings in Daly City include the following:

  • Daly City renters give their city an A overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Daly City were the quality of local schools and commute times, which both received an A+ score.
  • Other highly-rated categories were safety (A), access to public transit (A), and local job and career opportunities (A-).
  • One large source of dissatisfaction seems to be affordability/cost of living, which received an F from Daly City renters.
  • Renter satisfaction in Daly City is right on par with nearby San Mateo (A+), and ranks much higher than Palo Alto (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.