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847 Apartments for rent in Foster City, CA

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22 Units Available
Lagoons
707 Bounty Dr
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 1
Studio
$2,269
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,483
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,396
915 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Recently revamped waterfront homes located barely 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. In-home amenities include linen closets and quartz countertops. Pet-friendly and smoke-free community.
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2 Units Available
Beach Park
1999 Beach Park Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
1 Bedroom
$2,450
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,984
976 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Waterfront living near SR-92. On the banks of 218-acre lagoon. In-unit laundry and extra storage. Private balcony/patio. Easy access to Google and Apple headquarters. Community has sauna and pool.
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10 Units Available
Miramar
1288 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
1 Bedroom
$2,578
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,532
1243 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Right by Highway 92 and close to Gull Park. Waterfront community includes a pool, media room, and courtyard. Homes have granite countertops, modern kitchen appliances, and in-unit laundry. Pet friendly.
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10 Units Available
Shadow Cove
1055 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
Studio
$2,230
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,574
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,610
915 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Modern community with a large pool, recreation area, and fitness center. Hardwood floors, large walk-in closets, and fireplaces in units. On-site fire pit, clubhouse, and volleyball court. Pool.
Verified
13 Units Available
Sand Cove
777 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 1
1 Bedroom
$2,008
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,956
915 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Fantastic views of the waterfront. Beautifully appointed kitchens and large patios or balconies. Hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and updated appliances. Two pools, ping pong tables, volleyball and tennis course available.
Verified
9 Units Available
Waters Edge
1200 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
1 Bedroom
$2,447
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,855
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,821
1266 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Chic homes with designer fixtures and stainless steel appliances. Tenants get access to a fire pit, grilling station and gym. Right near the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Close to Bayside Performing Arts Center.
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18 Units Available
Beach Cove
703 Catamaran St
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
1 Bedroom
$1,923
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,804
914 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:59 AM
Resort-style community near Catamaran Park and the water. Pet-friendly community with incredible bay views. On-site fitness center, pool with sundeck, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. Pet-friendly.
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1 Unit Available
Beachcomber Apartments
1441 Beach Park Boulevard
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 3
1 Bedroom
$2,200
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 12:18 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Beachcomber Apartments in Foster City. View photos, descriptions and more!
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19 Units Available
Schooner Bay Apartment Homes
300 Timberhead Ln
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 7
1 Bedroom
$2,609
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,290
1071 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:43 AM
Prime location close to the Belmont and Hillside Caltrain stops as well as Highways 101 and 92. Homes are well-appointed and feature private garages and in-home washer/dryer. Green community!
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24 Units Available
Lantern Cove
244 Rock Harbor Ln
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 8
1 Bedroom
$2,332
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,862
1058 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:43 AM
Scenic apartment community in the San Mateo School District. Each apartment has its own private entrance and patio or deck. Select homes offer lake and fountain views. Residents enjoy living near biking and walking trails.
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12 Units Available
The Triton
55 Triton Park Ln
Foster City, CA | Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$2,700
882 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,705
1222 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Refreshing, relaxing and beautiful, these apartments are ideal for anyone who likes sophistication and comfort. Amenities include stainless steel appliances, counter-depth refrigerators and gas ranges, under-cabinet lighting and more.
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9 Units Available
One Hundred Grand
100 Grand Lane
Foster City, CA | Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$2,892
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,534
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
A modern apartment block with one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Stainless steel appliances, microwaves and ovens come as standard. BBQ and grill, dog grooming area and trash valet. Just off East Hillsdale Boulevard.
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7 Units Available
Marlin Cove Apartments
1000 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
1 Bedroom
$2,495
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,195
1114 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Luxury 1-2 bedroom apartments offer modern kitchens, granite counters, fireplace, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry and patio/balcony. Pet-friendly community features covered pool, sauna, gym, elevator and parking. Waterfront location on Foster City Blvd.
Verified
18 Units Available
eaves Foster City
700 Marlin Ave
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 3
Studio
$1,813
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,944
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,870
912 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 01:05 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on San Francisco Bay. Walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Air conditioning. Green community with trash valet. Tenants have access to game room and gym.
Verified
42 Units Available
Harbor Cove
900 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 9
Studio
$2,495
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,295
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,099
860 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:11 AM
Apartments in highly walkable neighborhood. Studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Community features include pool, sauna, tennis court, gym and on-site parking. Units feature stainless steel appliances, walk-in closet, and patio or balcony.
1 Unit Available
32 Williams LN
32 Williams Lane
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 8
3 Bedrooms
$4,700
1670 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:18 AM
OFFERING ONE MONTH FREE RENT IF A 12 MONTH LEASE AGREEMENT IS SIGNED PRIOR 12/12/2020 PROVIDED TENANTS MEET REQUIREMENTS. Enjoy your privacy without giving up the perks of a big city.
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1091 Pensacola ST
1091 Pensacola Street
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 8
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:47 AM
Located in pristine neighborhood! !! A pleasure to show. Located on a super convenient and quiet street. Few minutes walk to the super market, restaurants, lakes, parks and schools. Bright, open floor plan with lots of excitements.
1 Unit Available
245 Puffin CT
245 Puffin Court
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
3 Bedrooms
$4,900
1890 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:18 AM
An open 1890 sq. ft. floor plan which includes: kitchen with breakfast nook and a wet bar, family room, separate dining room, large formal sunken living room. Master bedroom with his and her closets. Updated master and guest bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
802 Norma Lane - 1
802 Norma Lane
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 9
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
1196 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:32 AM
A spacious 2 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom townhome available for lease in Foster City.
1 Unit Available
733 Aries Lane - 1
733 Aries Lane
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 9
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1270 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:31 AM
This gorgeous and spacious 2 bed and 1.
1 Unit Available
1017 Shell Blvd Unit 12
1017 Shell Boulevard
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1288 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Spacious Bright 3 Bed Top Floor End Unit Condo in Foster City - Rare 3BR/2BA end unit very conveniently located to Gilead, Visa, and just across the street from the new Beach Park Foster City Elementary School.
1 Unit Available
121 City Homes Lane
121 Cityhomes Ln
Foster City, CA | Town Center
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
1550 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Stunning Townhouse - Amazing town home with lovely natural sunlight, high ceilings, wood flooring, gas fire place and spacious two car garage! Gorgeous kitchen has quartz countertops, full stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space.
1 Unit Available
4204 Admiralty Ln
4204 Admiralty Lane
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 1
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
998 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
4204 Admiralty Ln, Foster City, CA 94404, United States LIMITED TIME OFFER! 50.00% off the first month's rent PLUS! Enjoy exclusive offers and rental discounts if you sign the lease before Oct. 31, 2020 ends! Please check us online at https://one.
1 Unit Available
604 Aquarius Ln
604 Aquarius Lane
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 9
4 Bedrooms
$4,395
1700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Professionally cleaned & sanitized 4 bed 2.5 bath Foster City town-home.

Median Rent in Foster City

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Foster City is $2,821, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,536.
Studio
$2,701
1 Bed
$2,821
2 Beds
$3,536
3+ Beds
$3,844
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Foster City?
In Foster City, the median rent is $2,701 for a studio, $2,821 for a 1-bedroom, $3,536 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,844 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Foster City, check out our monthly Foster City Rent Report.
How much is rent in Foster City?
In Foster City, the median rent is $2,701 for a studio, $2,821 for a 1-bedroom, $3,536 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,844 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Foster City, check out our monthly Foster City Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Foster City?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Foster City.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Foster City?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Foster City.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Foster City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Foster City apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Foster City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Foster City apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Foster City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Foster City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Foster City?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Foster City.
How much should I pay for rent in Foster City?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Foster City.
How can I find off-campus housing in Foster City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Foster City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.
How can I find off-campus housing in Foster City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Foster City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.

Median Rent in Foster City

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Foster City is $2,821, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,536.
Studio
$2,701
1 Bed
$2,821
2 Beds
$3,536
3+ Beds
$3,844

City Guide

Foster City
Talk about shiny new things: Foster City is basically brand spankin' new, established in 1960 as a planned community just south of San Francisco.
Talk about shiny new things: Foster City is basically brand spankin' new, established in 1960 as a planned community just south of San Francisco.

Foster City has a the population clocks in at just over 30,000. Right on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, Foster City is a suburban area with lots of ties to Silicon Valley and the gaming industry. The job market here is booming, since Foster City is right at the midpoint between Palo Alto and San Francisco, so office space and apartment rentals are easy to come by. Only 30 minutes from San Francisco, it's a great suburban oasis away from the hectic City by the Bay.

Having trouble with Craigslist Foster City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Apartment Hunting in Foster City

While you probably won't see any buildings with all bills or all utilities paid, you'll have no problem finding an apartment complex in Foster City that has parking. There are even brand new developments with 3 bedroom houses for rent. Other than the standard credit check, proof of income, and references, you won't need much else when applying to apartments here.

Apartment Hunting in Foster City
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While you probably won't see any buildings with all bills or all utilities paid, you'll have no problem finding an apartment complex in Foster City that has parking. There are even brand new developments with 3 bedroom houses for rent. Other than the standard credit check, proof of income, and references, you won't need much else when applying to apartments here.

Neighborhoods in Foster City

Whether you choose Vintage Park, Beach Park Boulevard, or Edgewater Park (do you sense a theme here?), you'll have no trouble finding a neighborhood with a conveniently located park nearby.

Neighborhoods in Foster City
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Whether you choose Vintage Park, Beach Park Boulevard, or Edgewater Park (do you sense a theme here?), you'll have no trouble finding a neighborhood with a conveniently located park nearby.

The Foster City Lifestyle

Although it isn't much of a walking town, Foster City does have a Costco and the Bridgepointe Shopping Center, complete with a Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, and a variety of restaurants and fast food chains. Commuting is easy no matter where you work in the Bay Area. Foster City is right on the 101 (which runs all the way down the California coast if you feel the urge to take a road trip). Getting to the East Bay is no problem, either, because the San Mateo bridge will be right in your backyard. And don't underestimate the value of being able to avoid the Bay Bridge traffic if you ever want to take a trip to Napa or Lake Tahoe--that's right, world-class wine right in your backyard. How can you beat that?

The Foster City Lifestyle
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Although it isn't much of a walking town, Foster City does have a Costco and the Bridgepointe Shopping Center, complete with a Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, and a variety of restaurants and fast food chains. Commuting is easy no matter where you work in the Bay Area. Foster City is right on the 101 (which runs all the way down the California coast if you feel the urge to take a road trip). Getting to the East Bay is no problem, either, because the San Mateo bridge will be right in your backyard. And don't underestimate the value of being able to avoid the Bay Bridge traffic if you ever want to take a trip to Napa or Lake Tahoe--that's right, world-class wine right in your backyard. How can you beat that?

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City Guide

Foster City
Talk about shiny new things: Foster City is basically brand spankin' new, established in 1960 as a planned community just south of San Francisco.
Talk about shiny new things: Foster City is basically brand spankin' new, established in 1960 as a planned community just south of San Francisco.

Foster City has a the population clocks in at just over 30,000. Right on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, Foster City is a suburban area with lots of ties to Silicon Valley and the gaming industry. The job market here is booming, since Foster City is right at the midpoint between Palo Alto and San Francisco, so office space and apartment rentals are easy to come by. Only 30 minutes from San Francisco, it's a great suburban oasis away from the hectic City by the Bay.

Having trouble with Craigslist Foster City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Apartment Hunting in Foster City

While you probably won't see any buildings with all bills or all utilities paid, you'll have no problem finding an apartment complex in Foster City that has parking. There are even brand new developments with 3 bedroom houses for rent. Other than the standard credit check, proof of income, and references, you won't need much else when applying to apartments here.

Apartment Hunting in Foster City
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While you probably won't see any buildings with all bills or all utilities paid, you'll have no problem finding an apartment complex in Foster City that has parking. There are even brand new developments with 3 bedroom houses for rent. Other than the standard credit check, proof of income, and references, you won't need much else when applying to apartments here.

Neighborhoods in Foster City

Whether you choose Vintage Park, Beach Park Boulevard, or Edgewater Park (do you sense a theme here?), you'll have no trouble finding a neighborhood with a conveniently located park nearby.

Neighborhoods in Foster City
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Whether you choose Vintage Park, Beach Park Boulevard, or Edgewater Park (do you sense a theme here?), you'll have no trouble finding a neighborhood with a conveniently located park nearby.

The Foster City Lifestyle

Although it isn't much of a walking town, Foster City does have a Costco and the Bridgepointe Shopping Center, complete with a Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, and a variety of restaurants and fast food chains. Commuting is easy no matter where you work in the Bay Area. Foster City is right on the 101 (which runs all the way down the California coast if you feel the urge to take a road trip). Getting to the East Bay is no problem, either, because the San Mateo bridge will be right in your backyard. And don't underestimate the value of being able to avoid the Bay Bridge traffic if you ever want to take a trip to Napa or Lake Tahoe--that's right, world-class wine right in your backyard. How can you beat that?

The Foster City Lifestyle
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Although it isn't much of a walking town, Foster City does have a Costco and the Bridgepointe Shopping Center, complete with a Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, and a variety of restaurants and fast food chains. Commuting is easy no matter where you work in the Bay Area. Foster City is right on the 101 (which runs all the way down the California coast if you feel the urge to take a road trip). Getting to the East Bay is no problem, either, because the San Mateo bridge will be right in your backyard. And don't underestimate the value of being able to avoid the Bay Bridge traffic if you ever want to take a trip to Napa or Lake Tahoe--that's right, world-class wine right in your backyard. How can you beat that?

Rent Report
Foster City

December 2020 Foster City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Foster City Rent Report. Foster City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Foster City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Foster City rents decline sharply over the past month

Foster City rents have declined 2.6% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 13.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Foster City stand at $2,822 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,537 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Foster City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Foster City over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, all of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 25.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,377, while one-bedrooms go for $2,054.
    • Dublin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $3,228; rents fell 1.2% over the past month and 4.8% over the past year.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,968; rents decreased 3.3% over the past month and 13.2% over the past year.

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

    As rents have fallen sharply in Foster City, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Foster City is less affordable for renters.

    • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise.
    • Foster City's median two-bedroom rent of $3,537 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 13.8% decline in Foster City.
    • While rents in Foster City fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.9%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Foster City than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154, where Foster City is more than 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Francisco
    $2,050
    $2,380
    -3.4%
    -25.5%
    Oakland
    $1,660
    $1,970
    -3.3%
    -13.2%
    Fremont
    $2,300
    $2,690
    -1.9%
    -6.2%
    Hayward
    $1,950
    $2,180
    0.1%
    -2.8%
    San Mateo
    $2,100
    $2,850
    -2.2%
    -14.2%
    Redwood City
    $2,000
    $2,560
    -2.4%
    -18.1%
    Pleasanton
    $2,040
    $2,780
    -0.7%
    -2.5%
    Union City
    $2,180
    $2,270
    -0.2%
    -8.3%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,020
    $2,310
    -0.7%
    -4.2%
    Dublin
    $2,610
    $3,230
    -1.2%
    -4.8%
    Foster City
    $2,820
    $3,540
    -2.6%
    -13.8%
    Emeryville
    $2,400
    $3,350
    -2.1%
    -12.8%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

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    December 2020 Foster City Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Foster City Rent Report. Foster City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Foster City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Foster City Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Foster City Rent Report. Foster City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Foster City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Foster City rents decline sharply over the past month

    Foster City rents have declined 2.6% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 13.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Foster City stand at $2,822 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,537 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Foster City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Foster City over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, all of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 25.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,377, while one-bedrooms go for $2,054.
      • Dublin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $3,228; rents fell 1.2% over the past month and 4.8% over the past year.
      • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,968; rents decreased 3.3% over the past month and 13.2% over the past year.

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

      As rents have fallen sharply in Foster City, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Foster City is less affordable for renters.

      • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise.
      • Foster City's median two-bedroom rent of $3,537 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 13.8% decline in Foster City.
      • While rents in Foster City fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.9%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Foster City than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154, where Foster City is more than 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Francisco
      $2,050
      $2,380
      -3.4%
      -25.5%
      Oakland
      $1,660
      $1,970
      -3.3%
      -13.2%
      Fremont
      $2,300
      $2,690
      -1.9%
      -6.2%
      Hayward
      $1,950
      $2,180
      0.1%
      -2.8%
      San Mateo
      $2,100
      $2,850
      -2.2%
      -14.2%
      Redwood City
      $2,000
      $2,560
      -2.4%
      -18.1%
      Pleasanton
      $2,040
      $2,780
      -0.7%
      -2.5%
      Union City
      $2,180
      $2,270
      -0.2%
      -8.3%
      Walnut Creek
      $2,020
      $2,310
      -0.7%
      -4.2%
      Dublin
      $2,610
      $3,230
      -1.2%
      -4.8%
      Foster City
      $2,820
      $3,540
      -2.6%
      -13.8%
      Emeryville
      $2,400
      $3,350
      -2.1%
      -12.8%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.