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750 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 >
275 Verano DriveUnit B Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,800
This luxurious **furnished** guest suite is newly remodeled with modern furnitures (queen bed), a spacious private bathroom with standing shower, and a breakfast nook that can double as a desk space. An ideal location for corporate travelers and true professionals within a quiet residential neighborhood in North Los Altos, just steps away from the downtown area, and minutes to Mountain View's Castro Street. With a range of cuisines, outdoor dining and shopping with festive holiday lights, the location is superb! Easy access to public transportation options including a nearby bus stop, and with Caltrain and VTA light rail taking you almost anywhere you may need in the Bay Area. Close to Google and many more Silicon Valley hi-tech companies, as well as parks and nature trails, and the famous Shoreline Lake and Amphitheatre. Within a short walk or drive to a Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, and Trader Joe's. LEASE TERMS Utilities $400 extra per month (electric/gas, water, trash AND internet). Minimum lease 1 month. Security deposit of $2600 due on lease signing. ACCESS The unit is equipped with a keyless combination lock via a private entry for easy access. While the unit is attached to the main house with a shared wall between the two, tenants do not have access to the main house, garage, or backyard or other shared spaces on the property. KITCHEN ITEMS This unit is ideal for traveling professionals who do not require access to a kitchen. A mini fridge, microwave, and some dish-ware are provided for tenant use. BATHROOM There are enough clean towel sets (bath & hand towels, wash cloths) for each tenant up to the maximum occupancy (2). We also provide an initial supply of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, and toilet paper. A hairdryer is also provided. LAUNDRY There is a coin-operated laundromat less than 1 mile from the unit. PARKING Tenants must park on the street, but should make note of any posted parking restrictions. Bus stop, Caltrain and VTA light rail station are located within a mile. ENTERTAINMENT The unit is equipped with hi-speed WiFi, and a Smart TV through which tenants are welcome to login to their own streaming services. HEATING/COOLING A portable heater/cooling fan has been provided for tenant use. The unit does not have independent heat or AC otherwise. SECURITY There are exterior cameras for added security.
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Park Place Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
35 Units Available
Studio
$2,790
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,272
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,801
930 sqft
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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Heatherstone Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,898
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,406
950 sqft
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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Madrone Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
22 Units Available
Studio
$3,142
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,189
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,883
826 sqft
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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Cherryhill Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,411
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,902
816 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,727
1088 sqft
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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Maplewood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$2,400
516 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,550
947 sqft
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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Latham Square Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,566
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Citra Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,084
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,595
1120 sqft
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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Reserve at Mountain View Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,845
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,865
874 sqft
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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Birch Creek Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,835
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,499
1060 sqft
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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El Portal Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,150
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Stanford Villa Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$2,355
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,655
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,245
1050 sqft
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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Avalon Mountain View Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,120
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,940
916 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,670
1056 sqft
Stylish updates with incredible views. Recently renovated with hardwood floors, extra storage, and patio or balconies. Outdoor pool, car wash area and a dog park on-site. Trash valet and carports available.
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Monte Sierra Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$2,100
330 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,395
521 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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The Bel Aire Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,245
625 sqft
At the Bel Aire Apartments in Mountain View, you will find the perfect combination of apartment features, community atmosphere, and convenient location.
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Gemello Village Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,995
1810 Ednamary Way Unit A Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,000
750 sqft
Interested? Book a tour here: https://poplar.homes/xv44 For interested prospects, please provide a mobile number so we can easily get back to you with answers on your inquiry. Newly remodeled 2-BR apartment centrally located in Mountain View Come home to this charming apartment with a private balcony and community amenities. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with shower and tub, this lovely home has a spacious walk-in closet in the master bedroom and flooring covered with vinyl plank. Kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertop, and a stylish overhead cabinets. Temperature of the entire unit is controlled by a battery-operated thermostat. A shared coin-operated laundry unit is available for convenience. For parking needs, a carport with storage is assigned. Community amenities include a tennis court, and a park. Location is perfect for walking, making it convenient to do errands on foot. One cat or one small dog is allowed. Want this to be your next home? Book a tour now! (RLNE7500137)
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Results within 5 miles of Los Altos
St. Francis Arms Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,674
588 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Just around the corner is everything you need – walkable to Safeway for the necessities in life, and near the at Braly Park for a friendly match between Neighbors and Golfland USA for the tiniest thrill-seekers. And you are a quick 1. 5 miles from downtown Sunnyvale, and 2 miles from Caltrain. You will also enjoy access to premier schools (like Braly Elementary and Peterson Middle School), Apple Park, and other Silicon Valley employers. If a serene living experience is what you’re after, look no further. You’re already home.
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Shadowbrook Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,055
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,345
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Spruce Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,740
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,602
858 sqft
Spruce Apartments sits just a mile from Sunnyvale and Caltrain. A sprawling 21-acre property, units in this community offer amenities like hardwood floors, refrigerator, stainless steel appliances and carpet.
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The Biltmore Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,138
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,936
971 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,858
1245 sqft
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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Kensington Place Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,157
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,657
1087 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Quiet area near Caltrain terminal and highways. One- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, granite kitchen counters and patios or balconies. Community amenities in a central garden, clubhouse, pool and gym. Small pets welcome.
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Parker Palo Alto Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
28 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,001
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,237
770 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,302
1067 sqft
Recently refurbished apartments with granite counters, hardwood floors and private balconies. Next to Greer Park, with access to the 402 and 101 freeways. Downtown Palo Alto and Stanford Shopping Center offer plenty of shopping options.
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Cupertino City Center Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,919
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,847
951 sqft
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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Los Altos?

Cheap apartments in Los Altos start at $1,800 per month.
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.