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1,243 Cheap Apartments for rent in Los Altos, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Los Altos takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, lett... Read Guide >
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El Prado
666 South El Monte Avenue
Los Altos, CA | North Los Altos
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,735
1220 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 3 at 06:15 AM
El Prado is located in prestigious downtown Los Altos and within walking distance to gourmet markets, shops and services.  Nestled around a sparkling swimming pool, El Prado is exactly where you want to live!  Spacious one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes feature new flooring and kitchen cabinets, generous closet and living space and large patios and balconies.  El Prado is adjacent to Foothill College and offers convenient access to Highway 280.
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13 Units Available
Avalon Towers on the Peninsula
2400 W El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$2,610
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,625
1142 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,040
1491 sqft
Last updated March 2 at 01:04 PM
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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65 Units Available
Stanford Villa
3375 Alma St
Palo Alto, CA | South of Midtown
Studio
$1,960
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,175
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
1025 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 06:07 AM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature fully appointed kitchens, spacious floor plans and all white appliances. Community has a fitness center, sauna, three swimming pools and laundry on-site.
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22 Units Available
Reserve at Mountain View
870 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA | Miramonte-Springer
1 Bedroom
$1,945
481 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
583 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 05:58 AM
Easy access to 1010 and Stanford. Updated appliances, patio or balcony, and carport available. On-site amenities include a 24-hour gym, pool, playground and clubhouse. Dogs and cats welcomed. On-site laundry.
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El Portal
2065 California Street
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,795
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1113 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 12:08 AM
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11 Units Available
Elan Mountain View
1030 Castro Street #2110
Mountain View, CA | Miramonte-Springer
Studio
$2,699
562 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,234
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,462
1142 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 12:23 AM
Located near Grant Park Plaza and Clarkwood Center, this community features on-site parking, concierge service, a courtyard and business center. Apartment amenities include hardwood flooring, walk-in closets, patios/balconies and a pet-friendly atmosphere.
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7 Units Available
Latham Square Apartments
2250 Latham St
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
Studio
$1,945
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,345
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
943 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:44 AM
Welcome to Latham Square Our charming community is located in beautiful Mountain View, CA where you will discover a vibrant neighborhood of shops, great restaurants, and exciting entertainment venues. Latham Square Apartments features comfortable accommodations along with affordable living in an unbeatable location. Latham Square Apartments is an elegant community that offers uncompromising distinction in our selection of seven spacious and comfortable floor plans. Our beautiful apartments offer plush carpeting, private balconies or patios, covered parking and more. Select apartment homes feature granite countertops and easy care flooring. As a resident, you will appreciate our beautifully landscaped community and enjoy our amenities. Visit our photo gallery or call us for a personal tour. We invite you to become a member of our family here at Latham Square Apartments where elegant apartment living meets comfortable affordability.
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2 Units Available
Caltega Apartments II
240 Ortega Avenue
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,695
601 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:44 AM
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2 Units Available
Caltega Apartments I
2310 California Street
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,695
543 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:44 AM
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Palo Alto Place
565 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA | Green Acres
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,950
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
1419 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:44 AM
Situated conveniently close to Stanford University, this Bay Area apartment complex features gourmet kitchens, private terraces, spacious ceilings and stainless steel appliances. Community benefits include 24-hour maintenance, online portal, clubhouse and pool.
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15 Units Available
Highland Gardens
234 Escuela Ave
Mountain View, CA | Shoreline West
Studio
$1,899
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,082
956 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:44 AM
Luxurious units have washer/dryer, air conditioning, and private patios. Community features gym, tennis court, bocce court, and basketball court. Located just minutes from Downtown Mountain View.
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8 Units Available
Citra
745 S Bernardo Ave
Sunnyvale, CA | De Anza
1 Bedroom
$2,016
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,071
944 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:43 AM
Just a short drive to Caruth Plaza and even closer to Meadow Central Market, this luxury property offers a clubhouse, fitness center and climate-controlled wine cellar. Apartments feature hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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4 Units Available
Atrium Court
1990 Latham Street
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
Studio
$2,045
484 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,845
426 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,445
874 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:43 AM
Atrium Court is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood in Mountain View, just a few blocks from El Camino Real. We are close to Google and the many restaurants of downtown Mountain View. Professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group, Atrium court offers one and two bedroom units. Our beautifully remodeled units are spacious and feature decorator carpeting, updated kitchens and more. Atrium Court features a relaxing swimming pool and atmosphere, laundry facilities, reserved covered parking, and excellent on-site management and maintenance staff. Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating wonderful living spaces that feel like home. In addition to working hard Monday through Friday, we have team members standing by ready to help outside of normal work hours –24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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4 Units Available
Park Regent
1990 Latham St
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
238 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 04:43 AM
A short drive to Google and Lake Tahoe. Luxurious complex with pool, parking and on-site laundry. Units feature air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal and ceiling fan.
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25 Units Available
The Dean
458 San Antonio Rd
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
Studio
$2,732
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,289
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,423
1056 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 AM
Join us for a self-guided or virtual tour! Explore your new home from the comfort of your couch, or on a self-guided journey through our Neighborhood. With a scenic rooftop and three landscaped pool decks, city-style flats and its own secret dive bar, it's a home with straight-up superpowers. More than a place to eat, sleep, and binge-watch Netflix, The Dean is a cure to the monotony of everyday. A break from boring. Its hallways offer endless scenes to explore. Behind door number one: a lively aperitivo hour. Behind door number two: a tropical trio of dipping spas. Lush gardens, social show kitchens and movies under the stars-this is where your daydreams meet reality. Each apartment is a stage just waiting to be set. Express your own aesthetic with Modsy's innovative virtual design services, or find your new aesthetic with curated collections by Schoolhouse and CB2. And for those with an insatiable sweet tooth, our Premiere Apartments put the cherry on top of the hot fudge sundae that is life at The Dean. The Dean redefines the notion of "home entertainment." It offers familiar comforts and indulgences with a healthy dose of extraordinary, unexpected, and out of the blue. With the right atmosphere for any occasion, it's the perfect setting for your story to unfold. (Pricing and availability subject to change, plus additional costs for utilities and third-party maintenance services.)
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34 Units Available
The Village Residences
555 San Antonio Rd
Mountain View, CA | Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
$2,505
508 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,805
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,772
1092 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 AM
Central location and spacious layouts with patios, hardwood flooring and movable kitchen islands. Community amenities include pool, fireside spa, library, gym, yoga studio and park-side open-air terrace.
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19 Units Available
Montrose
1720 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA | Shoreline West
1 Bedroom
$2,682
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,206
1058 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 AM
Brand-new apartment community in Mountain View's Shoreline West neighborhood. State-of-the-art fitness center, landscaped pool and spa area, and welcoming clubhouse are wired with latest technology. Interiors feature stainless steel appliances.
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32 Units Available
Park Place
851 Church St
Mountain View, CA | Old Mountain View
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,825
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,445
990 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 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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34 Units Available
Cherryhill
902 W Remington Dr
Sunnyvale, CA | De Anza
1 Bedroom
$1,652
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,068
816 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,863
1088 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 AM
Providing a large selection of floor plans, residents get to enjoy amenities like large closets, an onsite pool complete with cabanas, lighted tennis courts and updated kitchens.
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25 Units Available
Madrone
111 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA | Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,628
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,858
1073 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 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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11 Units Available
Heatherstone
877 Heatherstone Way
Mountain View, CA | Grant-Sylvan Park
1 Bedroom
$2,306
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,019
634 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 AM
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and pet-friendly. Amenities include internet access, hot tub, clubhouse and fully-equipped fitness center. Easy access to Caltrain. Short trip to downtown Mountain View, Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay.
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10 Units Available
Maplewood
1885 California St
Mountain View, CA | Shoreline West
Studio
$1,795
516 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,885
947 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:08 AM
Situated on landscaped grounds in Downtown Mountain View. Convenient to Silicon Valley employment centers. Spacious studio and two-bedroom apartments featuring kitchens with maple cabinets, microwaves and dishwashers. Community offers two dog runs.
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14 Units Available
Verve
1984 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$3,093
926 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,906
1289 sqft
Last updated March 2 at 02:01 PM
One- and two-bedroom units available, all with spacious floor plans. Modern design with community game room, clubhouse, fitness center, conference center and resort-style swimming pool. Short-term leases also available.
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14 Units Available
Birch Creek
575 S Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,999
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,914
1060 sqft
Last updated March 2 at 02:01 PM
Birch Creek apartments offer numerous amenities and stylish apartments in Mountain View. Conveniently in the middle of Silicon Valley and within close proximity to the Google and Mozilla Foundation headquarters, our location puts you in the heart of it all. Residents also enjoy being within walking distance of one of the most visited shopping centers in Mountain View, the San Antonio Center, as well as nearby beautiful Rengstorff Park. Select apartments feature walk-in closets, stunning cabinetry, updated countertops, and in-home washers and dryers. Find your next apartment at Birch Creek- now featuring the Smart Home package! We are excited to be able to provide several flexible touring options, including self-guided and virtual tours. Schedule a self-guided tour to explore the community independently or contact us tour schedule tour virtually with one of our leasing associates.
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How much is rent in Los Altos?
Cheap apartments in Los Altos start at $2,600 per month.
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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 cheap apartments in Los Altos, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Los Altos. 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 Los Altos.