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2,614 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 >
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Elan Menlo Park
3645 Haven Ave
Menlo Park, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,664
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,436
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,501
1249 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:42 PM
Fabulous resort-style community near Highway 101. Many apartment updates including stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. On-site pool, gym, hot tub and clubhouse. A fire pit, dog park and courtyard are available.
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2 Units Available
700 Coleman Avenue
700 Coleman Ave
Menlo Park, CA | The Willows
1 Bedroom
$1,995
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
800 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:42 PM
Coleman Avenue apartments are located in Menlo Park, the heart of the Peninsula and close to the center of Silicon Valley. The heart of the technology hub here in the United States. If the surrounding schools are of importance to you and your family, they are absolutely stellar in the area. Walk right out of your front door and down the street to Willow Oaks Park. The park features an open play field, a playground, and tennis courts. It is a fantastic space to enjoy the warm summer evenings in Menlo Park. Coleman Avenue is professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group and offers spacious one and two bedroom units, which are well maintained and live comfortably. If you are interested please contact us today!
1 Unit Available
734 Live Oak Ave
734 Live Oak Avenue
Menlo Park, CA | Downtown Menlo Park
2 Bedrooms
$2,599
784 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 08:12 AM
Bright 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Modern remodeled apartment Modern Appliances in Kitchen including Dishwasher, Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans throughout the unit Hardwood floors in unit and a granite floor in bathroom Keyless entry- never be locked out of your unit again. Ceiling Fans throughout Closet organizers in the Bedroom Closets Walk to Restaurants, Train Station, Farmers market and several parks near by Utilities included: Hot and Cold Water, Gardner, Sewer, Recycling, Garbage and common area lighting . No Smoking property. Cat OK Date Available: March 2nd, 2021. $2,599/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. 6 Month or 1 year lease (flexible) Contact Kari at 650-906-4309 to learn more.
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12 Units Available
Avenue Two
1107 2nd Ave
Redwood City, CA | Friendly Acres
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,939
348 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,815
472 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:48 PM
Upscale building with access to 101 freeway. Community amenities include media room, 24-hour gym, game room, clubhouse, pool, parking and pool table. Recently renovated units feature granite counters, hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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13 Units Available
Woodland Park
5 Newell Road
East Palo Alto, CA | East Palo Alto
Studio
$1,770
264 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,100
387 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
752 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:43 PM
Great location halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, duplexes and single-family homes. Community has controlled access, playground, 15 swimming pools and is pet-friendly.
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3 Units Available
Mia
535 Everett Ave
Palo Alto, CA | Downtown North
Studio
$2,565
525 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:42 PM
**Our leasing team is available to provide virtual support only via phone, email, or Facetime/Skype during business hours. Mia Live Vibrantly, at the center of it all with Mia Palo Alto. With our finger-on-the-pulse, Mia provides an uncomplicated urban living. Check out our brother property, The Marc, also centrally located in Palo Alto at 501 Forest Ave. Visit The Marc Palo Alto for one and two-bedroom apartment homes.
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2 Units Available
Stanford Garden
1735 Woodland Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA | East Palo Alto
Studio
$1,650
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
700 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 10:36 AM
Stanford Garden Apartments is a collection of studio and one bedroom apartments, beautifully built and classically maintained. A garden style, low-rise, multi-family community nestled in secure and gated community. The apartments have all been renovated with modern luxury finishes like wood floors and crown molding. It’s arguably the nicest building on the block!
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1 Unit Available
2143 Lincoln Street
2143 Lincoln Street
East Palo Alto, CA | East Palo Alto
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
1150 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:45 PM
Charming two bedroom, two full bathroom single family home. Has a 1 car detached garage with two more driveway spots. This gated home is single floor and is roughly 1,150 sq. ft. The home has been completely remodeled from the kitchen to bathrooms in 2013. Has built-in security (needs subscriber activation) and camera system. Home amenities: - Fully loaded kitchen with stainless steel appliances - Laminate flooring throughout - Enlarged closet with custom shelving in master bedroom - Central heat - 1 car garage with 2 driveway spots - Beautiful landscaped backyard Other information: - Move in date: Late December - Lease: 12-month lease - No smoking, no pets Contact Information: Drive by and e-mail us to schedule a showing. Contact us to schedule a showing.
1 Unit Available
310 Kipling Street
310 Kipling Street
Palo Alto, CA | Downtown North
1 Bedroom
$2,350
600 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:45 PM
Charming one bedroom, one bath in an upstairs apartment. Centrally located in downtown Palo Alto, just two blocks from University and across the street from Johnson Park. This apartment is roughly 700 sq.ft. **Photos of another unit in this complex**Actual photos will come soon** Home amenities: - Fully loaded kitchen - Hardwood floor throughout - Wall heater - Recently installed dual pane windows for energy savings Other information: - Move in date: Available now! - Lease: 12-month lease - No smoking, No pets Contact Information: Drive by and e-mail steve@landmark-pm.com to schedule a showing. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
1 Unit Available
355 Webster Street
355 Webster Street
Palo Alto, CA | Downtown North
2 Bedrooms
$2,690
975 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:45 PM
Charming two-bedroom, one bath apartment located off of Lytton Avenue and University Avenue. It is on the top floor and a corner unit. This property is roughly 950 sq. ft. Offers coin-operated washer/dryer in the complex. **Photos of another unit in the property but very similar**Ask us about move-in bonus** Home Amenities - Recently upgraded kitchen - Fully loaded kitchen with dishwasher - 1 assigned carport parking - Forced heat throughout the home Amenities - Picnic area Other information: - Move in date: Available now - Lease: 12-month lease - Security deposit: $3,390 - No smoking, No pets Contact Information: Drive by and e-mail us to set up an appointment to view the property. Contact us to schedule a showing.
1 Unit Available
453 E Okeefe St
453 East O'keefe Street
East Palo Alto, CA | East Palo Alto
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1061 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:41 PM
Secure complex built in 2003. West of the 101 in the more desirable part of East Palo Alto close to the Menlo Park boarder, Facebook campus, Google, Stanford and easy access to 101 & commute to Silicon Valley. Footsteps from The Four Seasons Hotel and a 10 min drive to downtown Palo Alto. This second floor, air conditioned unit has high ceilings and comes with fresh paint. Washer & Dryer in unit and extra storage. Bedrooms are either side of living room, perfect use for bedroom or an office. - Tenant to pay for all utilities except garbage and water - No smoking - No pets - Management team will conduct quarterly inspection of home with two week notice given - Renter insurance is required LID: 40012332.
1 Unit Available
331 Poe Street
331 Poe Street
Palo Alto, CA | Downtown North
1 Bedroom
$3,150
700 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 08:12 AM
"Home away from Home" in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, newly furnished apartment in downtown Palo Alto. Short walk to University Ave for great outdoor dining and shopping (subject to Covid restrictions). Close to Stanford Hospital & University, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Facebook. Amenities included: central heat, dishwasher, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, walk-in closet, bicycle storage, laundry in building, pool and BBQ. Utilities included: electricity, heat, gas, internet and water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Feb 20th 2021. $3,150/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Sheer Property Group at 650-619-0213 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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19 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
$2,699
956 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 02:01 PM
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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12 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 February 27 at 02:00 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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15 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 February 27 at 02:00 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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29 Units Available
Riva Terra Apartments at Redwood Shores
850 Davit Ln
Redwood City, CA | Redwood Shores
1 Bedroom
$2,191
345 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,717
470 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:48 PM
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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2 Units Available
Southwood
2850 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
1 Bedroom
$2,759
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,679
980 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:48 PM
Near Stanford University, within walking distance of parks, shopping and public transportation. Newly-renovated one- and two-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, patio/balconies and walk-in-closets. Pool, tennis court and clubhouse. Small pets welcome with fee.
Results within 5 miles of Menlo Park
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11 Units Available
Huxley
1355 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA | Staumbaugh-Heller
Studio
$2,475
616 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,755
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,830
1225 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:48 PM
Huxley Apartments brings a modern touch to Redwood City. Our studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes feature stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and in-home washers and dryers. Throughout the community, enjoy the rooftop deck with scenic mountain views, a fitness center and more.
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36 Units Available
Franklin 299
299 Franklin St
Redwood City, CA | Staumbaugh-Heller
Studio
$2,097
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,453
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,697
1083 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:43 PM
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a grill, media room, car charging and concierge service. Near Downtown Redwood City. Easy access to the bullet train.
1 Unit Available
685 Roble Avenue #6
685 Roble Avenue
Menlo Park, CA | Downtown Menlo Park
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
637 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:09 AM
1 month M/I special 2BR hardwood floors and deck - Property Id: 510669 1 month free rent- Gorgeous 2 BR 1 B upper unit Hardwood floors in LR, DR and carpet in bedrooms Sliding glass door opens out to wood deck Top floor unit with lots of light Very quiet location •Appliances include dishwasher and refrigerator • New KITCHEN counters and tile flooring •Second floor apartment •Covered parking •Exterior storage •Walking distance to Peets/Starbucks, Trader Joes, great restaurants, Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center. Easy access to 101, 280 Utilities Included: water, garbage and recycling Pets interviewed Lease Terms: One Year Rent: $2,700 per month Security Deposit: $1,000 Available Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/685-roble-avenue-menlo-park-ca-unit-%236/510669 Property Id 510669 (RLNE6433880)
1 Unit Available
687 Roble Ave 5
687 Roble Avenue
Menlo Park, CA | Downtown Menlo Park
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
646 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:09 AM
1 month move in special- Gorgeous top floor unit - Property Id: 510632 687 Roble Avenue #5 •Totally renovated upper unit, lots of light •Large, bright open floor plan •Dual pane windows •Sliding glass door opens to wood deck •Stainless appliances include dishwasher and refrigerator • New KITCHEN counters and tile flooring •Carpets throughout •Second floor apartment •Covered parking •Exterior storage •Walking distance to Peets/Starbucks, Trader Joes, great restaurants, Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center. Easy access to 101, 280 Utilities Included: water, garbage and recycling Lease Terms: One Year Rent: $2,700 per month Security Deposit: $1,000 Available Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/687-roble-ave-menlo-park-ca-unit-5/510632 Property Id 510632 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6433799)
1 Unit Available
404 Central Ave
404 Central Avenue
Menlo Park, CA | The Willows
1 Bedroom
$2,950
650 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:09 AM
404 Central - Property Id: 490572 1BR 1Bath recently remodeled duplex located in The Willows, a family friendly neighborhood in Menlo Park, close to Palo Alto and all the big Tech companies in this area (Facebook, Google) and Stanford University. It is one part of a duplex. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/404-central-ave-menlo-park-ca/490572 Property Id 490572 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6400960)
1 Unit Available
21 Waverley Ct 3
21 Waverley Court
Menlo Park, CA | Linfield Oaks
1 Bedroom
$2,995
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 27 at 11:09 AM
Loft Bedroom Townhouse Style - Property Id: 319661 1 bedroom loft model 1 bathroom 1 carport with assigned tandem parking space private patio beamed vaulted ceilings laundry room (coin-op) ***Newly remodeled unit within a four-plex. ***All new stainless steel appliances. ***Remote control heating and air conditioning in both upstairs and downstairs. ***Walking distance to Burgess Park pool and recreation center. ***Bike to Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, Downtown Menlo Park, and Facebook. Available now No animals please Good credit a must Agent Cliff Keith DRE #00605874 Water, Garbage, Sewer, and gardener included in rent price. Tenant only pays Electric and Cable/Internet. _____________________________________ COVID-19 Forms must be submitted prior to viewing the property at 21 Waverley Court #2 in Menlo Park. San Mateo County Health Department, Cal-Osha, and the State of California require certain documents to be read, signed, and acknowledged.   You will not be permitted inside the property without a mask. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/21-waverley-ct-menlo-park-ca-unit-3/319661 Property Id 319661 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6296245)
1 Unit Available
1104 5th Avenue
1104 5th Avenue
Redwood City, CA | Friendly Acres
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1050 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:09 AM
Remodeled 2 bedrom duplex centrally located in Redwood City - Make this meticulously renovated duplex your new home: gated front yard area and separate entry with a fully modernized kitchen complete with matching dining room area setup (custom bench & table), attractive hardwood-like surfaces and tile throughout, custom lighting, new bathroom with custom faucets, tiles and shower head, instant hot water. This duplex home makes for spacious and gracious living, centrally located in Redwood City, easy access to the lower and upper Peninsula, close to new Stanford Medical campus. Modern washer/dryer setup in fully separate garage. Note: garage is single car garage, may not fit larger vehicles (street parking required for larger vehicles). Terms: 12 month lease, no smoking, no pets, gardening included; subject to approved application, see application disclosure for details, Property is contiguous with second unit / shared with family members of landlord. Equal Housing Opportunity, Woodlake Anchor DRE019343875. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6453657)
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City Guide for Menlo Park, CA

Conveniently located between San Francisco on the north and Palo Alto on the south.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments 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, 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 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.