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543 Cheap Apartments for rent in Foster City, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Foster City takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, ... Read Guide >
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Schooner Bay Apartment Homes
300 Timberhead Ln
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 7
1 Bedroom
$2,604
485 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,394
750 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:42 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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11 Units Available
Lantern Cove
244 Rock Harbor Ln
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 8
1 Bedroom
$2,698
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,017
1058 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:42 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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11 Units Available
Lagoons
707 Bounty Dr
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 1
Studio
$2,534
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,854
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,236
915 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:16 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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Beach Park
1999 Beach Park Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
1 Bedroom
$2,560
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 1:16 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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9 Units Available
Miramar
1288 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
1 Bedroom
$2,639
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,557
1243 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 1:16 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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6 Units Available
Sand Cove
777 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 1
1 Bedroom
$2,442
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,933
915 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:16 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.
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4 Units Available
Waters Edge
1200 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 2
1 Bedroom
$2,948
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 1:16 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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13 Units Available
Shadow Cove
1055 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
Studio
$2,371
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,559
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,823
915 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:16 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.
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11 Units Available
Beach Cove
703 Catamaran St
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
1 Bedroom
$1,936
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,019
914 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 12:09 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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7 Units Available
The Triton
55 Triton Park Ln
Foster City, CA | Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$3,010
882 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,010
1222 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,055
1399 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 12:43 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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8 Units Available
One Hundred Grand
100 Grand Lane
Foster City, CA | Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$2,994
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,764
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 12:43 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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6 Units Available
Marlin Cove Apartments
1000 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
1 Bedroom
$2,534
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1114 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 12:42 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.
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13 Units Available
The Plaza
1 Plaza View Ln
Foster City, CA | Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$2,996
666 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,505
935 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 12:42 AM
Gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors and walk-in closets in upscale one- to-three-bedroom apartments. Resort-style amenities include a zen garden, wellness spa and fitness center. Convenient access to Hillsdale Shopping Center, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley.
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3 Units Available
Beachcomber Apartments
1441 Beach Park Boulevard
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 3
1 Bedroom
$2,049
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1142 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 12:16 AM
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30 Units Available
Harbor Cove
900 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 9
Studio
$2,651
250 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,319
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
645 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 12:14 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.
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18 Units Available
eaves Foster City
700 Marlin Ave
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 3
Studio
$1,863
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,075
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,466
912 sqft
Last updated April 11 at 12:01 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.
1 Unit Available
1081 Beach Park Blvd #211
1081 Beach Park Boulevard
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1349 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:47 AM
Wonderful corner unit fill with sunlight. Washer and Dryer in unit. Large living room with fireplace. Long and narrow deck. Foster City Bay Trail is across the street, San Francisco Express Line, Walmart, and Facebook shuttle stop, Marlin Cove Retail Center is a block away with Ranch 99 grocery, Hospital, and some restaurants. A dedicated Storage room is assigned. Clubhouse, sauna, Jacuzzi, largest heated pool in Foster City, and Tennis Court. Within the area are two play parks, lots of greenery and pretty landscaping, to the apartment. Underground Pets are welcome with a deposit of $500/pet. Smoking is prohibited. Brightly lit corner unit with ceiling-height windows overlooking the bay. Conveniently located near Gilead Sciences, Oracle, Sony Playstation, Electronic Arts and is an easy commute to SF, the South Bay or Hwy 101 and 92. Walking distance to top rated schools, PJCC Community Center and the bay trail for running/biking. Community Pool, Washer/Dryer in Unit, condo storage spaces, secure underground parking and garbage/water are some of the many amenities included with this wonderful condo unit.
1 Unit Available
236 Commons Ln
236 Commons Lane
Foster City, CA | Town Center
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1230 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:29 AM
This townhouse style home is located near transportation, shopping, entertainment, fine dining, sports/ recreation amenities, the San Francisco Bay, downtown San Francisco, three different international airports and more... Walking distance to Metro shopping center and Leo J Ryan Park and VISA Close to HWY 101 and 92 Close to SONY and GILEAD SCIENCE Features: Tri-level townhouse - ( there are stairs, probably not that convenient if you have infants -2 spacious bedrooms ( 2 rooms at SEPERATE level) -2 full bathrooms - spacious kitchen - newer appliances ( dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washer and dryer) - 2 car garage - lots of light - end unit - swimming pool ( not open now) - newer carpet - cable ready -mostly carpet -walking distance to Costco, library, park and shopping center. $3400/ m, excluding all utilities. NO PETS NO SMOKERS 1 month deposit 1 year minimum lease Available now. one year minimum lease. tenants responsible for all utilities LID: 40917377.
1 Unit Available
6213 Admiralty Ln
6213 Admiralty Lane
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 1
2 Bedrooms
$3,270
700 sqft
Last updated April 11 at 9:39 AM
Great Foster City Location! Beautiful 2-story 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms single-family house near E Hillsdale Blvd and Foster City Blvd. Open floor plan with a spacious living room and dining room with trendy light fixtures that add a modern style to the property, a well-equipped kitchen with quartz countertops, storage space, and all the amenities you need for your everyday cooking. Second floor with bedrooms with closets and a fully equipped bathroom. Enjoy sunsets with family and friends on your private balcony! Come join us for a tour of your new home! Rental Terms: $49 App Fee Per Adult Resident responsible for all utilities Resident responsible for a flat fee of $75.00 Rental Insurance Required Pets are allowed with an additional deposit and monthly pet rent (max 2) Federal Occupancy Guidelines followed: Max 2 per bedroom + 1 additional occupant; Max 2 per studio. Lease Term: 12 months You can reach us directly at leasing@mynd.co, or please call (415) 200-1673 or text 833-340-6963 for more information. We look forward to connecting with you! Mynd Property Management Equal Opportunity Housing License #02048378 -Fast Online Application -Mobile App to Pay Rent and Track Service -Affordable Renter's Insurance www.mynd.co Mynd Property Management does not advertise on Craigslist or Facebook. We will never ask you to wire money or pay with gift cards. Please report any fraudulent ads to your Leasing Associate. (RLNE6484153)
1 Unit Available
1170 Foster City Blvd Apt 302
1170 Foster City Boulevard
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 4
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1286 sqft
Last updated April 11 at 7:24 AM
Welcome Home! Intempus Realty is pleased to present this stylish, 1 level, 3rd floor condo in beautiful and central Foster City! Located in the Marina Point community with Pool, sauna, spa, tennis, recreation room and free RV & boat storage, this condo is close to excellent local schools, such as Audubon Elementary, Bowditch Middle and award-winning San Mateo High. It's also close to Highways 101 and 92, and Foster City Boulevard for easy commuting (Caltrain, San Mateo Bridge), shopping, and entertainment. Oracle is just a short 10 minute drive, along with many other high tech companies in this area of the Silicon Valley including Sony! The interior offers a contemporary look and upgraded features throughout, including high quality laminate flooring, updated kitchen and baths, designer paint, and more! The minute you step into this gorgeous home, a spacious living room will be your perfect space for entertaining with its inviting fireplace for those romantic nights. Adjacent to the living room you will find a dining area with a beautiful light fixture to hang over your future dinner table. Off the living room is a large balcony with great wooded views. It also features a remote-controlled shade for those sunny summer days. Adjacent to the dining area, a bright kitchen featuring breakfast bar, modern cabinets and counter tops, microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal awaits. A full size fridge is included for your convenience. This Kitchen is a chef's dream! You'll be whipping up your favorite meals in no time! Between the front door and bedroom area, a washer and dryer is included for your convenience. In the rear of the condo, there are two bedrooms including the master with full attached bathroom. The secondary bedroom can be used as a home office, kids room, guest room, or to fit your taste. There is also an additional full guest bath in the hallway. Both bathrooms have been tastefully updated. There is a Nest system for automatic thermostat control. 2 covered parking spaces and plenty of guest parking is included. Tenant is responsible for electric and gas service, while owner pays all other utilities and HOA fees. Come visit this beautiful stylish condo in Foster City and discover just what you're looking for! Sorry not considering any pets at this time. Furniture can be sold to new tenant (inquire) or removed completely. Furniture (whether pictured or not) is NOT included in the rent.
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Park Place at San Mateo
1101 Park Pl
San Mateo, CA | Hillsdale
1 Bedroom
$2,807
363 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
524 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,841
688 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:42 AM
Great location, close to Highway 101 and I-280. Residents enjoy units with fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and chef-caliber kitchens. Community offers 24-hour gym, clubhouse, game room and sauna.
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29 Units Available
Riva Terra Apartments at Redwood Shores
850 Davit Ln
Redwood City, CA | Redwood Shores
1 Bedroom
$2,257
345 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
470 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:42 AM
Great for commuters, with easy access to the 101 and 92. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Luxury community has BBQ grill area, pool table and sauna.
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23 Units Available
Madison Belmont
649 Old County Rd
Belmont, CA | Sterling Downs
1 Bedroom
$1,826
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,109
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 1:16 AM
Convenient location close to Highways 101, 280 and Downtown Belmont. Walking distance to Cal-Train. Community has a fitness center, two pools and on-site laundry. Pet-friendly!
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8 Units Available
Chesapeake Point Apartments
1633 Marina Ct
San Mateo, CA | Marina Lagoon
1 Bedroom
$2,745
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,012
1079 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:16 AM
Close to Lakeshore Park and Route 101. Recently renovated homes with patio/balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, and granite counters. Residents have use of a pool, gym, and hot tub.
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The average rent for a studio apartment in Foster City is $2,204.
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The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Foster City is $2,784.
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The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Foster City is $3,416.
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City Guide for Foster City, CA

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.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Foster City, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Foster City takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Foster City by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Foster City in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Foster City.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Foster City. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Foster City.