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Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM

1,079 Apartments for rent in Los Altos, CA with Move-in Specials

Move-in specials offer an enticing incentive to Los Altos apartment renters looking to save. However, it’s important to ask about any stipulations to the move-in specials. A fr... Read Guide >
Avalon Towers on the Peninsula Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
13 Units Available
Avalon Towers on the Peninsula
2400 W El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022
San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$3,320
832 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,366
1076 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:05 AM
Bright apartments with easy access to Route 101. Granite countertops and maple kitchen cabinetry. Hardwood floors. Walk-in closets and extra storage. Community garden, coffee bar, fire pit. Doorman and elevator.
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Results within 1 mile of Los Altos
Madrone Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
19 Units Available
Madrone
111 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043
Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
$2,683
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,956
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,582
826 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
All new apartments in the heart of Silicon Valley. Apartments have hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Short trip to the Stevens Creek Trail, which is great for walking, hiking and outdoor workouts.
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Park Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
21 Units Available
Park Place
851 Church St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Old Mountain View
1 Bedroom
$3,365
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,844
910 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Blocks from Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and Eagle Park. Short drive to Rt. 85. Lush grounds, air-conditioning, granite counters. Pet friendly with 24-hour gym. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units available.
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Tan Plaza Continental Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
6 Units Available
Tan Plaza Continental
580 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Green Acres
2 Bedrooms
$4,325
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,450
1650 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:05 AM
Modern apartment homes with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Cats and dogs allowed. Community highlights include bike storage, a barbecue area, and a gym. Close to US 101 and Stanford University.
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Results within 5 miles of Los Altos
Montecito Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
7 Units Available
Montecito
3765 Tamarack Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,375
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,093
1020 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Set amid majestic redwood trees and a peaceful manicured courtyard, these Santa Clara-based apartment homes are pet-friendly and completely smoke-free. Rooms include air conditioning and private patio/balcony. Short walk to Koreatown and close to I-280.
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CUPERTINO PARK CENTER Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
Verified
7 Units Available
CUPERTINO PARK CENTER
20380 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
City Center
1 Bedroom
$3,262
897 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,898
1165 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Modern building in the heart of Cupertino, within walking distance of shopping, schools and parks. Smoke-free one- and two-bedroom units, all with large patios or balconies, walk-in closets and extra storage. Garage, pool and gym.
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Parallel Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
4 Units Available
Parallel
1141 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,510
528 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Stainless steel refrigerator, range, microwave oven and in-unit laundry. Smoke-free units with either a private patio or balcony, walk-in closets, parking or carport and pets are welcome.
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Cupertino City Center Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
5 Units Available
Cupertino City Center
20350 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
City Center
1 Bedroom
$2,614
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,729
953 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Elegant, upscale high rise in downtown Cupertino. Excellent views of nearby parks with mountains in the background. Close to I-280 and Rt. 85. Walk-in closets, granite counters, in-unit laundry and community hot tub.
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Shadowbrook Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
11 Units Available
Shadowbrook Apartments
235 Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,931
565 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,167
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,116
1300 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Recently renovated apartments with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley and a short bike ride to the Caltrain line and the Valley Transportation Authority.
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The Biltmore Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 46
Verified
12 Units Available
The Biltmore Apartments
10097 S Blaney Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
1 Bedroom
$3,036
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,748
971 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Smoke-free, air-conditioned units with granite countertops and carpet flooring. Stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and extra storage space. Pool, hot tub, playground, gym and wheelchair accessible. Easy access to I-280.
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The Markham Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
24 Units Available
The Markham Apartments
20800 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Homestead Road
1 Bedroom
$2,681
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,166
920 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Bright apartments located near I-280 and Homestead Square Shopping Center. Community garden and swimming pool. Tenants have access to car charging station. Units feature air conditioning, private laundry, granite countertops, and large windows.
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AltaLocale Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
Verified
27 Units Available
AltaLocale
2755 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Miramonte-Springer
Studio
$3,368
386 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,345
522 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:07 AM
AltaLocale is a boutique community of thoughtfully designed one-bedroom homes that epitomize refined living. Our open-concept floorplans offer both style and convenience, featuring large windows, quartz countertops, wood-style flooring, stainless steel appliance, in-home washers and dryers, ample closet space and private patios and balconies in many residences. We are a pet-friendly community with services and amenities to help make every day convenient and relaxing with underground parking, bike storage and repair as well as Amazon package lockers. You’ll love having exclusive access to our rooftop lounge where you can relax by the fireplace or entertain friends at the outdoor dining area and grill.
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Arioso Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
21 Units Available
Arioso
19608 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
Vallco Park North
1 Bedroom
$2,595
534 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,895
1197 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:13 AM
Prado Photo Gallery 1
1 of 59
Verified
6 Units Available
Prado
3560 Rambla Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$3,880
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,660
1153 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:12 AM
It’s a mood. A muse. And an unequivocally cosmopolitan way of seeing and being in the world. Meet Prado — a new approach to apartment living in Santa Clara, CA. Created especially for connoisseurs of a naturally modern aesthetic in the new urban neighborhood of Nuevo, Prado offers an exceptional Bay Area experience with open concept floor plans, top shelf amenities, and immediate access to what matters most, including Caltrain.
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Tamarind Square Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
Verified
4 Units Available
Tamarind Square
1160 Morse Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Lakewood
1 Bedroom
$2,977
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,710
1336 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:11 AM
Designer apartments convenient located midway between Palo Alto and San Jose. Amenities include full fitness center, pet areas, pool and spa. Assigned parking. Gourmet kitchens, private patio/balcony and up-to-date wiring for all your tech.
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Peartree Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Verified
7 Units Available
Peartree Apartments
330 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
West Murphy
1 Bedroom
$2,509
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,065
851 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:06 AM
One- and two-bedroom apartments recently renovated with modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, patio or balcony. Amenities include pool, hot tub, courtyard, on-site laundry and parking. In the heart of Silicon Valley, on public transit line.
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GROVE Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
Verified
6 Units Available
GROVE Apartments
243 Buena Vista Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
West Murphy
1 Bedroom
$2,714
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,188
912 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:05 AM
Sophisticated apartments located just off Central Expressway and Mary Avenue. 24-hour laundry and maintenance. Community features a swimming pool, gym and clubhouse. Units have granite counters and hardwood floors.
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6tenEast Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Verified
9 Units Available
6tenEast
610 East Weddell Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Lakewood
Studio
$2,793
685 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,071
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,802
1116 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:01 AM
A fantastic community. New construction. On-site roof lounge, pool and high-tech fitness area. Each home features designer fixtures, hardwood-style flooring and stainless steel appliances. Stone slab countertops. Minutes from Silicon Valley.
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eaves Mountain View at Middlefield Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
20 Units Available
eaves Mountain View at Middlefield
555 W Middlefield Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043
Moffett-Whisman
Studio
$2,160
405 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,666
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,135
1048 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 1:01 AM
Modern community minutes from Whisman School Park. Near highways 101 and 280. On-site amenities include a courtyard, pool, tennis court and grill area. Pet-friendly apartments with hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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Results within 10 miles of Los Altos
Park Central Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
Verified
5 Units Available
Park Central Apartments
1050 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
The Old Quad
1 Bedroom
$2,651
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,146
960 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Recently renovated development with beautiful grounds. Saltwater pool, fitness center and courtyard. Granite counters, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Near Santa Clara University and San Jose international Airport. Short hop to I-880 or Rt. 101.
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Hearth Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Verified
41 Units Available
Hearth
2870 Kaiser Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,822
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,763
1054 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Pet-friendly community with rooftop pool, fitness center. Furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, fireplace, hardwoods, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Enjoy pool, gym, bike storage, parking. Near Central Park, schools, public transit.
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Cobalt Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
Verified
8 Units Available
Cobalt Apartments
50 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,993
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,902
1153 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Elegant apartments with walk-in closets and custom finishes. Tenants get access to a pool and hot tub, courtyard and clubhouse. Easy access to I-280 and the San Tomas Expressway. Close to Pruneridge Golf Club.
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Alderwood Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
Verified
10 Units Available
Alderwood Apartments
900 Pepper Tree Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,564
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,093
1000 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
One- and two-bedroom, smoke-free apartments near Santa Clara High School, parks and shopping. All units have granite counters, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Carport included in lease. Facilities include 24-hour gym and pool. Small pets welcome.
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Orchard Glen Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
19 Units Available
Orchard Glen Apartments
101 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,499
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,812
900 sqft
Last updated January 26 at 4:08 AM
Near highways, shopping and parks. One- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, granite counters, in-suite laundry facilities and walk-in closets. Clubhouse with chef's kitchen, pool and gym. Small pets welcome with fee.
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City Guide for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos is to California what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris; a showpiece of a place with breathtaking scenery, spectacular weather and an icon in its own right.

Located in the county of Santa Clara, Loa Altos boasts a population of 28,976, based on information from the 2010 census. Prepared for the potential cost? Good, let’s move on to the little details.

Preparing for Your Move

Practically all landlords will require a security deposit and a minimum of the first month’s rent from prospective renters. This shouldn’t be a problem for you if you’ve heeded the advice to have some money ready for this eventuality. Competition for vacant rental properties in Los Altos is fierce because the available vacant apartments are only a paltry 2%. This means you must have your security deposit and rent ready so that you can hand them over to the rental manager as soon as you conclude your negotiations to move into the apartment of your choice. Seriously, you won’t have too much time to go and think things over, since the probability that other people are interested in the same apartment is quite high. In other words, if you snooze, you will lose.

Prioritize

Which brings us to the next point – prioritize. Prepare a list of all of the essentials you want in your rental property to help you narrow down the apartments that will either work for you, or not. For instance, your list might contain 10 things you want in your apartment, such as adequate parking space, close proximity to nearest public transit and so on. Realistically, the apartment you find might not meet all of these requirements, but if the majority of the items on your list check off, then you might have a keeper. Also, if you are using the services of an estate agent, this list will certainly help in narrowing down suitable apartments.

Credit Checks

Most landlords will run a background and credit check as part of your rental application process. If your credit is below par, you might need a co-signee or guarantor to help secure that apartment.

Always walk through the apartments and the neighborhood, as a sort of inspection to see if the place is all it’s cracked up to be.

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with move-in specials in Los Altos, CA

Move-in specials offer an enticing incentive to Los Altos apartment renters looking to save. However, it’s important to ask about any stipulations to the move-in specials. A free month’s rent may only apply to specific apartment floors or basic amenities instead of the apartment you really want.

Other move-in specials might include a lowered or no security deposit option. Keep in mind the lack of security deposit means you are responsible for damage when moving out.

No application fees are also popular move-in specials, which will immediately put more money back in your pocket.

Los Altos apartments are more likely to offer move-in specials during an off-season like winter when fewer people are moving. You may be able to negotiate your own special like free parking for a year in the paid garage.