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753 Cheap Apartments for rent in Palo Alto, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Palo Alto 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 >
Wellsbury Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,845
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
850 sqft
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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Stanford Villa Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$2,400
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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Mia Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$2,945
606 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Our Team is Here to Help! We are now offering personalized touring options including in person, FaceTime, video, and virtual tours. Our leasing team will be able to support your needs during normal business hours.
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1856 Ash Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,795
630 sqft
Nice 1 Bedroom Apartment w/ Hardwood Floors - Excellent location - near Stanford and Downtown - Highly desirable upstairs unit - Small 3 unit building - 1 Bedroom & 1 Bathroom - Nicely updated kitchen w/ Quartz countertop & gas oven range - Dual pane windows - Excellent schools, (verification with district highly recommended): - Conveniently located on a quiet street. - Short walk to Stanford Campus or California Street. - 1-Car off street parking - Some extra storage in garage (garage cannot be used for parking) - Laundry room in the property - Water and garbage is included with the rent - 1 matured cat maybe considered w/ additional $100 rent + $500 additional security deposit
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251 Emerson St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,850
600 sqft
1 bed /1 bath apartment prime downtown Palo Alto - Property Id: 674344 Spacious1 bedroom 1 bath apartment in Downtown Palo Alto in a beautiful vintage building. Steps from University Ave, Caltrain station and Stanford University. Charming backyard. This location is a delightful walk to downtown Palo Alto University Avenue. This upper unit has hardwood floors in living room, large closets, full size kitchen and bathroom. Enjoy free on-site laundry, and a beautiful community backyard and street parking. Move in ready. For an appointment please send us a brief description about yourself. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/251-emerson-st-palo-alto-ca/674344 Property Id 674344 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7619889)
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Latham Square Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
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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Birch Creek Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,685
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,449
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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Stanford Garden Photo Gallery 1
1 of 2
Studio
$2,195
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,500
700 sqft
Monte Sierra Photo Gallery 1
1 of 2
Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$2,100
330 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,395
521 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Results within 5 miles of Palo Alto
Park Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
31 Units Available
Studio
$2,790
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,397
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
$3,387
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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Sycamore Square Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,695
850 sqft
Excellent location in Newark, close to busy Thornton Ave. Residents enjoy in-unit bathtubs, microwave and range. Community offers BBQ area, gated access and one assigned parking space.
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Maplewood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Verified
9 Units Available
Studio
$2,400
516 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,400
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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Avenue Two Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$2,166
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,445
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,049
837 sqft
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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Reserve at Mountain View Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,890
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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Central Park At Whisman Station Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$2,905
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
915 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,785
1125 sqft
Great location, near parks, schools, shopping and public transportation. One-, two- and three-bedroom units in low-rise buildings, all with in-suite laundry facilities, walk-in closets and carports. Facilities include a pool, gym and hot tub.
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Franklin 299 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
23 Units Available
Studio
$3,163
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,912
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,676
1082 sqft
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.
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Americana Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
44 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,656
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,214
1010 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,984
1215 sqft
Recently renovated apartments with extra storage and fully equipped kitchens. Ample community amenities, including a pool, media room, and clubhouse. Near shops and restaurants on El Camino Real. Near Highway 85.
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Sycamore Bay Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
Verified
15 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,575
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,080
958 sqft
Luxury apartments feature granite counters, walk-in closets and air conditioning. Internet access and private alarm system. Community benefits include clubhouse, pool table and car wash area. Pet-friendly, and close to Ash Street Park.
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GROVE Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,859
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,539
912 sqft
Sophisticated apartments located just off Central Expressway and Mary Avenue. 24-hour laundry and maintenance. Community features a swimming pool, gym and clubhouse. Units have granite counters and hardwood floors.
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Alderwood Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
1 Bedroom
$2,377
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,867
909 sqft
Located just blocks from Santa Clara Central Park and the Mariposa Gardens Shopping Center. Units with full-size washers and dryers, covered entries and sliding glass doors with vertical blinds.
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707 Leahy Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Studio
$2,870
411 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,975
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,071
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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Indigo Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Studio
$2,784
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,145
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,314
1159 sqft
Redwood City homes, not far from Google's offices. Smoke-free units come with walk-in closets, microwaves and laundry facilities. On-site pool, parking, media room, elevators and gym. Pet-friendly.
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eaves Creekside Photo Gallery 1
1 of 42
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,470
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,443
960 sqft
Minutes from Central Expressway and Route 85. Recently renovated with hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. On-site volleyball court, clubhouse, courtyard and 24-hour gym. Game room available. Pet-friendly.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Palo Alto?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Palo Alto is $3,224.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Palo Alto?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Palo Alto is $3,420.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Palo Alto?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto is $4,212.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Palo Alto?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Palo Alto that are offering move-in specials.
City Guide for Palo Alto, CA

"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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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Palo Alto, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto.