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Starting at $2,844
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Parker Palo Alto
1094 Tanland Dr
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,844
2 Bedrooms
$3,290
3 Bedrooms
$4,850
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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Starting at $3,393
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Southwood
2850 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,393
2 Bedrooms
$4,440
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.
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Starting at $4,080
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Tan Plaza Continental
580 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$4,080
2 Bedrooms
$4,372
3 Bedrooms
$6,269
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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Starting at $3,162
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Mia
535 Everett Ave
Palo Alto, CA
Studio
$3,162
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Starting at $3,095
Updated 3 days ago
Hawthorne Apartment Homes
325 Hawthorne Ave
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,095
Situated in the heart of Palo Alto, this complex is just a mile from Stanford. Amenities in this complex include an on-site laundry room, assigned parking and plenty of storage.
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Starting at $4,700
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Palo Alto Place
565 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA
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2 Bedrooms
$4,700
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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Starting at $2,425
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Curtner
327 Curtner Ave
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,425
A comfortable, beautiful place to come home to at the end of the day, this development provides a series of approachable amenities. Units offer recent renovations, double storm windows, hardwood floors and tall ceilings.
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Starting at $2,695
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Wellsbury
3085 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,695
2 Bedrooms
$3,895
This recently remodeled series of units boasts a comfortable air for relaxing. Apartments feature spacious, open floor plans, large closets, extra storage and new carpet.
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Starting at $5,100
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665 Waverley ST
665 Waverley ST
Palo Alto, CA
2 Bedrooms
$5,100
Starting at $7,000
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554 Hilbar LN
554 Hilbar LN
Palo Alto, CA
3 Bedrooms
$7,000
Starting at $6,600
Updated 17 hrs ago
220 Iris Way
220 Iris Way
Palo Alto, CA
3 Bedrooms
$6,600
Starting at $12,900
Updated 2 days ago
2930 Ramona ST
2930 Ramona ST
Palo Alto, CA
4 Bedrooms
$12,900
Starting at $14,495
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711 Mayview Ave
711 Mayview Ave
Palo Alto, CA
5 Bedrooms
$14,495
Starting at $5,990
Updated 3 days ago
2222 Oberlin St.
2222 Oberlin St.
Palo Alto, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,990
Starting at $5,300
Updated 4 days ago
291 Walter Hays Drive
291 Walter Hays Drive
Palo Alto, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,300
Starting at $12,000
Updated 4 days ago
1328 Parkinson Ave.
1328 Parkinson Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
4 Bedrooms
$12,000
Starting at $4,250
Updated 4 days ago
762 Hamilton Ave
762 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA
1 Bedroom
$4,250
Starting at $8,000
Updated 4 days ago
2914 SANDRA PLACE
2914 SANDRA PLACE
Palo Alto, CA
4 Bedrooms
$8,000
Starting at $3,645
Updated 9 days ago
4159 El Camino Way ##L
4159 El Camino Way ##L
Palo Alto, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,645
Starting at $5,500
Updated 9 days ago
800 E Charleston Rd
800 E Charleston Rd
Palo Alto, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
Starting at $6,840
Updated 9 days ago
3732 Laguna Ave
3732 Laguna Ave
Palo Alto, CA
4 Bedrooms
$6,840
Starting at $6,950
Updated 9 days ago
1181 Forest Avenue
1181 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
3 Bedrooms
$6,950
Starting at $10,000
Updated 10 days ago
475 El Capitan PL
475 El Capitan PL
Palo Alto, CA
4 Bedrooms
$10,000
Starting at $9,500
Updated 10 days ago
4250 Pomona Ave.
4250 Pomona Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
5 Bedrooms
$9,500

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City GuidePalo Alto

"A remarkable thing about the Silicon Valley culture is that its status structure is so based on technical accomplishment and prowess." (-Jaron Lanier)

Once a sleepy college town, Palo Alto has transformed itself into the tech capital of the country. Stanford University is still here, but the big names attracting most people to this city are Facebook, Apple and Paypal. You might have been the smartest person in your class growing up, but in the middle of Silicon Valley you'll probably just blend into the crowd. This city is home to the most educated population of any United States city, and it certainly shows.

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Finding Housing in the Heart of Silicon Valley

Each workday, the population of Palo Alto doubles as commuters come to the city to work. It's not because people in California love to drive; Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the United States.

What it will cost you The average median rental price is approximately - well, HIGH - per month and competition for any apartment rental is high. Even if you're prepared to squeeze into a studio at an apartment complex, you should be prepared to fork out around well over $,1000 for the privilege.

What you'll need Be ready to plunk down a deposit once you've found an apartment for rent that you can afford. Landlords will expect that your annual salary is at least three times the amount of your yearly rent, so be ready with proof of income. For a successful apartment search, you'll also need rental references and good credit.

When to start looking Once you have a job offer or acceptance letter, start your apartment search. Everyone's looking for a deal on an apartment for rent in Palo Alto, including those commuters itching to move into the city limits. If you have limited time to do an apartment search, try an apartment complex for hassle-free rentals. Most complexes welcome residents who are new to the city.

Neighborhoods in Palo Alto

There's no shortage of small, family-friendly neighborhoods in Palo Alto. Most community members prize their ability to walk their kids to school and bike to work. Just like a small town, you'll also be expected to know your neighbors, so choose your community wisely. If you're single, you may want to consider renting a house with roommates instead of looking for an apartment for rent. Being flexible during your apartment search is essential when moving to Palo Alto.

Adobe Meadow/Meadow Park: If you're looking for the reincarnation of Mayberry, consider an apartment rental in the Adobe Meadow and Meadow Park area. You can send your little nippers to school riding their bicycles, but you better brush up on your baking skills. Rumor has it that residents greet new neighbors with cookies, so you better be ready to return the favor once you settle in. $$$

Barron Park: Developed as a 62-lot subdivision in 1925, Barron Park has the variety of homes and architectural styles that you'll find are common in older neighborhoods. You're also close enough to Stanford or downtown to bike over. Be honest though -- you're probably considering Barron Park to be near the Bol Park donkeys. If you do decide to look for an apartment for rent in the area, it's best to make friends with Niner and Perry, who are the neighborhood's real stars.$$$$

Charleston Gardens: Wedged between the busy streets of Middlefield, East Charleston and San Antonio, Charleston Gardens is a tiny island of small town living within the bustling city. Even if you can't tell I.M. Pei from Frank Lloyd Wright, you'll still appreciate the immaculate condition of many of these mid-century modern homes. Don't care about architecture? Charleston Gardens is also close to Highway 101, which makes travel a breeze. $$

Charleston Meadows: Have trouble meeting the neighbors? Charleston Meadows' neighborhood association hosts block parties and ice cream socials to keep its small town atmosphere. Its relatively inexpensive housing also attracts young families. $$

College Terrace: New Stanford grad students and their families often end their apartment search at the appropriately named College Terrace. However, if you're looking for a place to party, try another neighborhood. College Terrace is known for its proximity to public schools and child care, not bars and nightclubs. $$$

Community Center: Sick of trying to entertain your kids? Community Center attracts parents who love that their children can bike to community swimming pools, the library, the children's museum and Eleanor Park without adult supervision. $$$$$

Crescent Park: Stately homes and large trees are the defining characteristics of this pricey neighborhood near Eleanor Pardee Park. If you're a birdwatcher, you may also be drawn to the neighborhood and its many feathered inhabitants. $$$$$

Downtown North: Downtown North used to be the place for young professionals and students living the single lifestyle. Close to Caltrain station and the supermarket, it was perfect if you didn't want to own a car. Recently, traffic-restriction through the neighborhood has made this place a little quieter and has attracted more families. $$$$

Greenmeadow/Greendell/Walnut Grove: Ranch homes may make this neighborhood look more midwestern than Californian, but the average home price is downright reasonable for the area. $$$

Mayfield: Home to the Palo Alto Baking Company, Mayfield was once its own town. Palo Alto annexed it years ago, but Mayfield has managed to keep its mix of diverse backgrounds, income levels and ages. If you need a budget-friendly place within Palo Alto, an apartment complex may be the solution.$

Midtown: During the dot-com boom, residents struggled to keep retail spaces from being priced out of the neighborhood. Their dedication paid off, and the shopping district of this neighborhood still has plenty of places for you to buy a book or a coffee. $$$

Old Palo Alto: Residents say that Old Palo Alto is the crown jewel of the city. Encompassing historic buildings and the Gamble Garden, this neighborhood boasts significant prestige. $$$$$

Professorville: Hundred-year-old Victorians mark this area as Palo Alto's oldest residential neighborhood. It's easy to walk to downtown from Professorville, but don't park here. Due to rude commuters, city streets are often filled with cars. $$$$$

University South: Ready to stroll the eight blocks from your apartment complex to your class at Stanford? If you can afford it, you'll be in one of the most vibrant areas of the city. $$$$$

Thriving in Palo Alto

If you can get a job and an apartment rental in Palo Alto, you already have the envy of your peers. However, if you'd like to enjoy your time here, it's important to know the basics of Silicon Valley living.

Getting Around Did you get that great apartment rental near work? Great. Now all you need is a bicycle for your daily commute. Even if you have the cash to spend on a great car, you're living with a bunch of people who prize the environment. Not convinced? Just consider that Silicon Valley employers will expect you to pull some all-nighters -- so a bike ride to work may be the only exercise you'll get during the week.

Dating Around Many men have complained about the lack of single women in Palo Alto. If you're striking out in the dating department, broaden your search to the nearby city of San Francisco. Even if you're not interested in finding someone new, San Francisco has a vibrant culture that's worth exploring.

Working Life Don't assume everyone's a tech geek. Palo Alto used to be a commuter town and creative haven, and you can still find plenty of artists, writers and musicians who are drawn to the city's progressive values.

If you want to live near some of the richest and smartest people in the country, it's time to move to Palo Alto. You'll pay for the privilege of living in this tech mecca, but the energy of the city may inspire you to greatness.

August 2018 Palo Alto Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Palo Alto Rent Report. Palo Alto rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Palo Alto rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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