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944 Cheap Apartments for rent in Menlo Park, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Menlo Park takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
El Portal Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,795
600 sqft
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707 Leahy Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
10 Units Available
Studio
$3,150
411 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,495
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,920
840 sqft
Spacious apartment homes with big patios, fully equipped kitchens and walk-in closets. Washer/dryer in unit. Located close to Stanford Shopping Center and Hillsdale Mall. Community has underground parking and a saline swimming pool.
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Tyrella Arms Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,195
Situated just south of E. Middlefield Road, this complex offers a series of comfortable amenities, including granite counters, hardwood floors and on-site laundry facilities. Pet-friendly.
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1458 Hudson Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1020 sqft
Charming Penthouse Condo on 3rd Floor -2 bedrooms / 1 bath -1020sf of living area -brand new carpet -dual-pane windows -desirable location, west of El Camino Real - across from YMCA! -bright living room w/ huge private balcony! -balcony faces west - great view of sunsets -open kitchen floor plan - great for entertaining -kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances -includes community pool & clubhouse -gated parking -building includes on-site laundry -water & garbage included -pets may be considered (w/ add'l deposit/rent)
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4318 Collins Court Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
700 sqft
A must-see rental home located at 4318 Collins Court Unit 8 in beautiful Mountain View, CA! This 1 bed/1 bath rental is 700 square ft and is located within one block of San Antonio Center and several minutes from Downtown Mountain View and the best of Silicon Valley! Live affordably in one of the highest-priced areas of Silicon Valley. You have to take a look at this place! Clean and bright for your immediate move-in. This home has been renovated with new flooring, new paint, new kitchen cabinets, and other features!! Close to downtown Mountain View with all it has to offer: restaurants, shopping, weekend Farmer's Market, and the convenience of the train station to make commuting EASY. *Home Features: • Renovated Kitchen • Plenty of street parking available for guests • New flooring & Paint • Pet friendly *The Basics: • Schedule a Showing - Call: 408-809-5620, • Parking: 1 Reserved Carport space/ Reserved Uncovered Parking • Lease Term: One Year Lease preferred • Utilities Included with Rent: NONE, Tenant responsible for all utilities. • Pets Policy: Small Dogs & Cats only. Pets considered with additional screening required; $75 monthly pet rent + $500 additional deposit per pet (if applicable). All pets & animals MUST be registered on KeyrenterSiliconValley.com/pets. *IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: • No smoking. • Application processing time is 2-3 business days. Please review Keyrenter's Application Criteria prior to applying. $60 Application Fee per applicant 18 or older. (COMPLETING THE INCOME VERFICATION PROCESS IN THE APPLICATION WILL EXPEDITE THE PROCESS FOR YOU) • No sublease/Airbnb etc. Other restrictions may apply per lease contract. *Bonus Amenity - Utility & Maintenance Reduction Program A portion of Tenant's total amount due ($10) will be used to have HVAC filters delivered to their home approximately every 90 days under the Utility & Maintenance Reduction Program. Residents breathe easy with smart amenities like air filters conveniently delivered to their doorstep. Our residents experience an average annual savings of $280 dollars in utility and maintenance expenses and promote cleaner and healthier living. Other terms and conditions may apply. All information including advertised rent and other charges are deemed reliable but not guaranteed and are subject to change. www.KeyrenterSiliconValley.com Amenities: Reserved Covered Parking (Carport), Reserved Uncovered Parking, Pet Friendly, Radiant Heating, Ceiling Fan(s), Hard Vinyl Wood Faux Flooring, Custom Wood Cabinets, Renovated Kitchen, Kitchen Appliances Included, Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Cable Ready, Washer/Dryer
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1120 Arguello Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
650 sqft
Located on the 3/F in an apartment complex next to Downtown Redwood City, this newly renovated top floor 650-square-foot apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, hardwood floors, and a kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, and appliances of stovetop oven and range and refrigerator. There are onsite laundry facilities in the building and one designated carport parking. This property is in a great location walking distance to downtown Redwood City, the Caltrain station, and close to the 101 and 82 (El Camino Real) Freeways. Nearby is the local Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Chavez Supermarket, The UPS Store, and grocery stores include Safeway, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. Available now: Rent: $2,200. Application Fee: $49 per person. Security Deposit: $4,400. To apply, click this link: https://www.rpmmidpeninsula.com/houses-rent ***We NEVER advertise on Craigslist or FB Marketplace.*** Rental Terms: Rent: $2,200, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $4,400, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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37152 Walnut Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,595
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1945 Mt. Vernon Ct Unit 5 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,650
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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1945 Mt. Vernon Ct Unit 5 Available 09/01/22 Great Private 1bd/1ba bottom floor w/open floor plan, new flooring paint and appliances - *** September 1, 2022 *** Great 1-bedroom condo Private 1bd/1ba bottom floor open floor plan. Newly painted, brand new floors and new kitchen appliances. The kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless appliances & recessed lighting & opens to the dining area & living room with a granite-faced fireplace & wall to wall windows to the sunny patio. Updated bathroom with new fixtures, cabinetry & flooring. Open floor plan with living room/dining room combo. One covered parking space, on-site laundry & extra storage. This home is just minutes from many popular Silicon Valley companies & vibrant downtown Mountain View with its fine dining, shopping, and popular Farmer's Market. Located at the midpoint between Castro Street and The Crossings, and with El Camino Real about a quarter-mile away, you have a tremendous choice of cafes and shops within walking distance. This charming condo is located on a tranquil court but has easy access to commuter routes. The attractive building mimics the architecture of Southern estates, complete with Magnolia trees. Community amenities include multiple tennis courts, pools, secured parking (+ ample guest parking) & private storage unit, water & garbage. Close proximity to downtown Mountain View (Castro Street), Caltrain, Google, LinkedIn, & other top employers! This condo features: - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom - Spacious 810 square feet - Open floor plan - Newly Painted - Brand new hard surface flooring - Kitchen, granite countertops & new stainless steel appliances - Beautiful newly remodeled bathroom - Decorative fireplace in the living room - Assigned Covered Parking and plenty of street parking - Onsite laundry facilities *Community Features: Close proximity to, freeway 101 and 85. Just minutes from Caltrain stations Facebook, Google and Standford campuses, Ikea and the Shoreline Amphitheater, as well as the well-known downtown areas of Mt. View, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. *Other Details: Rent: $2,650 Security Deposit: $2,000 Pets: Negotiable Utilities included: Water and Trash/Recycling *Contact Info: To schedule a showing or for more information contact: Mark Bush, Realtor CalBRE #01168594 mark @ baylpg.com 510.303.9550 TO APPLY ONLINE: https://legacypg.appfolio.com/listings Call today to schedule a showing 510.303.9550 NOTE: This property is governed by a Homeowners Association. It is the TENANT'S responsibility to adhere to and comply with all rules and regulations of the community and is responsible for any possible Move-in/Move-out fees. It is up to the future tenant to check with the HOA for details about any applicable fees/deposits and restrictions that may apply. NOTE: Although the information about this property contained herein is considered to be from reliable sources, any prospective tenants should always do their own physical inspection of the property prior to entering any agreements for lease or rent. (RLNE5125184)
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188 Jasmine Way Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
Newly renovated East Palo Alto home with spacious patio Available 09/01/22 Don’t miss the opportunity to live in this immaculate 7 bed, 3 bath Silicon Valley home in a prime location of East Palo Alto. This home has been completely renovated, expanded, and tastefully upgraded throughout! The bright and open floor plan boasts high ceilings, and the extra spacious living room has two sets of french doors opening to two beautiful decks. The rear deck overlooks the garden, and the extra-large side deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous South Bay weather. This home also features a large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a big dining room. You’ll also have central heating, central air conditioning, and free in-unit laundry. This home's premium lot is large with no rear neighbors and has a spacious front yard. Easy parking on the driveway and also on the street. This fantastic East Palo Alto location backs directly to the sprawling Baylands Nature Preserve for the feel of countryside living near a spot that’s considered one of the best bird-watching areas on the West Coast! There are 15 miles of paved multi-use trails close by, providing access to a unique mixture of tidal and freshwater habitats, fishing, and creeks. These trails are a breath of fresh air with easy biking and walking access to Facebook and other locations. The Highway 101 corridor is also close to home, and it’s a short distance to various Silicon Valley employers like Amazon, Google, HP, Oracle, Facebook, and Apple. Stanford University, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital, Stanford Mall, Ravenswood Shopping Center, and downtown Palo Alto are all nearby too! Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods Market are within a 10-minute drive for groceries. and within five miles, popular restaurants include Evvia Estiatorio, Sun of Wolf, Ramen Nagi, Dumpling City, and more. About Bungalow: We are on a mission to take the hassle out of renting. When you live in a Bungalow managed property, you are getting a modern, tech-enabled, responsiv (RLNE7622973)
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1409 Jefferson Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,590
Private room available at this modern and recently renovated 6 bed, 6 bath in Redwood City. This home couples expansive ceilings with a comfortable open layout for an airy, spacious feel. This room is in a Bungalow home. With Bungalow, you get a private room in a beautiful home, we match you with great roommates, and we make co-living easier with things like furnished living areas and monthly cleanings. Plus, we handle utilities and WiFi, so there's no splitting bills or chasing roommates for money. ALL BUNGALOW HOMES INCLUDE - Wifi, utilities and Smart TVs set up and ready to go - Beautifully designed and furnished common spaces - Monthly professional cleaning - All residents vetted and background checked - Online Meet & Greet to get to know current residents - Built-in community through monthly events and outings Optional bedroom furniture now available. ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD Nestled in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from downtown, this home offers the best of both worlds. Redwood City Caltrain Station and the 101 are right around the corner, making it easy to travel around the Bay. It's a short walk to Whole Foods and CVS for daily necessities, and Trader Joe's is about five minutes up the road. This area also offers amazing dining options--try out Cariblue for lunch or head to Vino Santo Bistro for dinner. Plus, there's plenty of great happy hour destinations nearby including The Blacksmith and CRU. About Bungalow: We are on a mission to take the hassle out of renting. When you live in a Bungalow managed property, you are getting a modern, tech-enabled, responsive landlord from Day 1. We have all your needs covered, from utility setup to flexible lease terms, an easy-to-use app for paying rent, on-staff maintenance technicians, a dedicated team of customer support experts, and even optional furnishings and monthly cleanings. Find out why thousands of renters are choosing to rent with Bungalow. (RLNE7603230)
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505 Cypress Point Drive - UNIT #166 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,650
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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MOUNTAIN VIEW - Condominium with many amenities, great location. - Mountain View Type: Condominium Address: 505 Cypress Point Drive - UNIT #166, Mountain View, CA 94043 Location: Central, Moffet Rooms: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, ground floor, 1 car covered carport Sq. feet: 700 approx. Details: Condominium with many amenities, great location. Kitchen with dishwasher, new stove, oven and microwave, refrigerator included. Engineered floors, new paint throughout. Remodeled bathroom with shower over tub. Living room opens to private courtyard retreat. Shared coin-op washer and dryer. Complex includes tennis courts, club house, gym, two swimming pools with spa and sauna. Water and garbage included. Tenant pays PG&E. Gardener provided. Convenient location near stores & restaurants, CalTrain station, freeways. Rent: $2,650 Security Deposit: $2,500 Available: NOW Term: 1 year lease *** DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANTS - PLEASE CALL FOR A PRIVATE APPOINTMENT - Sam: 408-377-2676 *** *** For APPLICATIONS and OTHER AVAILABLE PROPERTIES please visit WWW.CMPMI.COM *** (RLNE7581691)
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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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359 Lakeview Way Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
750 sqft
Bright 1 Bedroom 1 bath home in Redwood city Hills area - Bright 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom home in the Redwood City Hills. with 1 car garage and high ceilings. Gas stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, tan carpet throughout. washer and dryer in inside laundry room. 1 car garage and driveway parking. Sorry no pets *Bonus Amenity Included* A portion of the resident's total monthly amount due will be used to have HVAC filters regularly delivered to their doorstep under the Utility & Maintenance Reduction Program. This saves 5-15% on your energy bill and helps ensure a clean, healthy living environment as well as providing tenants exclusive access to 24 hour account management, 24 hour emergency service, free concierge utility service and credit reporting. Ask us about our security deposit replacement program. Please call our office BEFORE applying. To apply for this property on line please visit our web site. www.rec-rentals.com. Application fee is NON REFUNDABLE. Real Estate Connections 408-873-2100 BRE CORP LIC# 01201656 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7463216)
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2466 W. Bayshore Rd. Apt.4 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,150
906 sqft
2466 W. Bayshore Rd. Apt.4 Available 09/01/22 Freshly Updated 2 Bed, 1 Bath Condo in Oregon Green - This is a 2 bed, 1 bath condo in the Oregon Green complex Spacious living room opens up to balcony Dining area right off the kitchen Brand new kitchen appliances, including dishwasher! New flooring and paint throughout Light and bright bedrooms with floor to ceiling closets In unit laundry Second floor unit- nobody above! Located close to community pool and playground Unit comes with covered parking and a storage closet Walk to parks, schools, shopping and more! Contact Katie for showings Midtown Management, Inc. License #02180684 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6809028)
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500 W Middlefield Rd #73 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,395
564 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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500 W Middlefield Rd #73 Available 08/12/22 Remodeled 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo in Desirable Park-like Mtn View Community! - Contact us to see this updated 1 bedroom 1 bath condo in Mountain View featuring wood-look plank flooring, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, stainless appliances, large private patio, gorgeous community with pool and shared laundry room. Walking distance to the Stevens Creek Trail and close proximity to nearby tech campuses!! -Water and trash services paid by Landlord -Electric car chargers available in community (Tenant to verify compatibility/costs) -Renters insurance will be required *Small pets possible with Landlord approval* (RLNE6697589)
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2705 Alma St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$2,800
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Delightful 1 bedroom 1-bathroom apartment in great location. Hardwood floors, full sized kitchen, stove, bathroom, appliances including air-conditions. Full-sized pantry and linen closets. Building built in 1957, feel & enjoy the comfort & style of this over half a century home. Bring history, contemporary and high-tech qualities into your living. Worth booking to experience this! Outdoor furniture in beautiful yards FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! International Guests welcome! Rents starting at 2,800/month + $70/month HOA fee Guests pay own utilities (Sign-up with Palo Alto Utilities) Deposit: One month's rent Units are minutes from Oregon Expressway, libraries, parks; 7 minutes from Stanford University. ½ mile walk to California Avenue train stop and California Ave Sunday Farmer's Market, 3 minutes from downtown Palo Alto. Central access to entire Peninsula, Stanford University, Google, Facebook, A9, Tesla, Microsoft, HP and many more. Units are Quiet. Double pane windows and window fixings help block out sound/noise; provide privacy. Excellent Palo Alto Schools (El Carmelo Elementary, JLS, Palo Alto High School (tenants to verify enrollment space with district)). One Covered parking (carport) on-site laundry (Included in HOA fee) Weekly/Biweekly/Monthly housekeeping available on request with a fee No pets please unless otherwise qualify. Showing on request or virtual visit. Minimum Lease Term: One Year. Less than a year, add $199.00/ month. Utilities included for short term. Units are in multi-family homes. The rule is be considerate of your neighbor. Keep noise level to a minimum. Protect our health by complying with suggested Covid prevention in the common areas. Thank you! For more information and interest, please respond to this ad by email to: paloaltoliving2013@gmail.com. Tell us a little about yourself and what brings you to town. Easy access to Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Stanford, Menlo Park
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3309 Kenneth Dr Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,400
400 sqft
One studio unit (2 rooms, kitchen and bedroom) available on 8/23/2022 -- Separate entrance and fenced private backyard -- Private parking lot -- Dual pane windows, hardwood floors -- Full laundry inside -- Brand new full Kitchen -- Great location in silicon valley: close to Stanford University, High 101, Facebook and Google -- Very quiet and secure neighborhood in Palo Alto -- Monthly rent: $2400 (utilities included) -- Security deposit: $2400, Non-refundable application fee $35 (for credit check) If interested, please call or text (650)215-8530 for more detail.
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375 Golden Oak Drive Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,995
900 sqft
Benefits * Surround yourself with one of the best views in Portola Valley. * Bring peace and quiet to your life in this secluded location. * Cut your commute time with easy access to Stanford (7 minutes), many Bay Area corporations, and Sand Hill Road VCs. * Maintain your privacy - this unit is removed from the owner with separate entrances. * Improve your health with running, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails minutes away. * Enjoy the convenience of boutique shopping at Ladera shopping center which includes a grocery store, dry cleaning, bank, & restaurants, only 2 miles away. * See Craigslist for more features at sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/apa/d/portola-valley-sunny-guest-cottage-for/7511366175.html Fill in the form below or text Barbara at 408-242-3210 with your rental requirements and a brief description of your circumstances.
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2317 Harvard St B Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,500
250 sqft
Studio Stand alone cottage in Palo Alto - Property Id: 941961 2317 Harvard St #B - Back cottage studio, Living space with carpet, Kitchenette with 2 electric burners, microwave, mini fridge, Ceiling fan, Shared laundry room, Utility split with unit A and is based on number of persons. WA Krauss will bill out the utilities. Cross Street: California Ave Terms: Year Lease, No Smoking, No Pets, Tenant pays shared utilities, Available now, Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2317-harvard-st-palo-alto-ca-unit-b/941961 Property Id 941961 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7590946)
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Junction Flats Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,219
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Junction Flats, a residential community featuring one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments in Hayward, CA. Spacious layouts and amenities welcome you home, along with exceptional service and an ideal location within a short walking distance to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Are you looking for an apt for rent in Hayward, CA? Contact our friendly, professional office staff to schedule a tour today.
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St. Francis Arms Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,950
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,925
1040 sqft
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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Studio
$2,154
322 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,814
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,457
1020 sqft
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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Spruce Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,773
416 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,030
676 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,621
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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3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,185
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,494
976 sqft
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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Look for cheap apartments in Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Menlo Park. 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 Menlo Park.