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2,344 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 >
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65 Units Available
Stanford Villa
3375 Alma St
Palo Alto, CA | South of Midtown
Studio
$1,960
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,175
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
1025 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 06:33 AM
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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3 Units Available
Mia
535 Everett Ave
Palo Alto, CA | Downtown North
Studio
$2,565
525 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
**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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4 Units Available
Wellsbury
3085 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
1 Bedroom
$2,295
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
910 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:42 PM
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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33 Units Available
Parker Palo Alto
1094 Tanland Dr
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
1 Bedroom
$2,076
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,608
730 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,886
1347 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:42 PM
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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5 Units Available
Southwood
2850 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
1 Bedroom
$2,779
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,679
980 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 05:44 AM
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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7 Units Available
Midtown Apartments
2727 Midtown Court
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
1 Bedroom
$2,150
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
738 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
1120 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
Nestled in a fantastic location in Palo Alto, Midtown Apartments offers one, two and three bedroom units. A convenient one minute walk from the property is Midtown shopping center which offers grocery stores, fitness studios and restaurants. Additionally, just a ten minute walk away you can find yourself in the lovely green space of Hoover Park. Take your two and four legged friends out to the park which features grassy fields, playgrounds, sports areas, and a fenced dog run. Midtown Apartments is professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group.
1 Unit Available
4250 El Camino Real, Unit C225
4250 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA | Green Acres
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1060 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
Palo Alto Redwoods 2 bd 1 ba near Stanford University-2nd floor end unit-Secured Community with excellent commute to Palo Alto schools. - Rent: $2800 - 2 Bed / 1 BA - SF: 1060 - Garage: Lower level parking 2 car tandem- Condominium - Available: 12/10/2020 - Security Deposit: $4200 - Pets: No - Refrigerator: Yes - Washer / Dryer: Yes - A/C: No - Smoking: No – Due to COVID19 Restrictions & for more information please contact Agent Helia Fletcher (925) 999-0948, Asst. to Hector Vega (925) 660-5800, Lic. # 01937991, Broker Russell E Gross, R.E. Inc. BRE #01270957 Palo Alto Redwoods - 2 bd, 1 ba, 2nd floor (elevator provided) in a desirable, beautifully landscaped architectural award-winning condominium complex. Secured community located in South Palo Alto on the border with Mountain View. It is located within the highly-sought after Palo Alto Unified School District with top-rated public schools, close to prestigious Stanford University. This 1,060-square foot end unit condo is on the 2nd floor. Spacious master bedroom with two large mirrored closets, second bedroom with roomy closet, convertible to office space, full bathroom with linen closet and under-sink storage. The unit includes two assigned tandem parking spaces, it is very convenient and safe because of the elevator from the garage parking area to the second floor condo. The community amenities include a swimming pool sundeck sauna and club house. Close to restaurants and public transportation. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6294058)
3 Units Available
1127 High St
1127 High Street
Palo Alto, CA | University South
1 Bedroom
$1,895
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 10:37 AM
Our home is located in a quiet and convenience neighborhood. The home is well equipped with sturdy furniture and standard daily supplies. Guests have the complete unit to themselves, with a private entrance, while owner occupies downstairs in case there is any need. Guest may relax inside the house or enjoy the sun in the large private front yard. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5908291)
1 Unit Available
2456 W. Bayshore Road, Unit #1
2456 West Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
765 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:37 AM
Spacious 2BR/1BA Condo Walking Distance to Greer Park// First months Rent FREE!! - Call for our move in specials!! Unit will be available for Move-in NOW and features: Large Living Room with private balcony Kitchen with ample storage cabinets, refrigerator, range, and dishwasher Washer and Dryer in the unit Carport Parking with additional storage closet Building is conveniently located off of Oregon Expressway with quick access to HWY 101 and El Camino, great for commuters! Complex features a pool area and is walking distance to Greer Park. Hardwood Flooring. To Access a Virtual Tour, please copy and paste the following URL: https://youtu.be/6CxlAQ3HAQo Rent: $2750 Security Deposit: $2750 Application Fee: $40.00 Redwood Landing Properties, Inc DRE # 01476187 (RLNE4474106)
1 Unit Available
410 SHERIDAN AVE UNIT #336
410 Sheridan Avenue
Palo Alto, CA | Evergreen Park
1 Bedroom
$2,750
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 10:37 AM
410 SHERIDAN AVE UNIT #336 Available 06/19/21 Completely Remodeled 1BD/1BA Condo! - Available 06/19! - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED APPLY ASAP AT WWW.RENTNORCAL.COM. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! WE WILL ONLY SHOW THE PROPERTY TO PEOPLE WHO SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION FOR YOUR GROUP WHILE THE PROPERTY IS OCCUPIED. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PROCEED WITH THE PROPERTY AFTER YOU SEE IT IN PERSON, LET THE PROPERTY MANAGER KNOW AND WE CAN REFUND YOUR APPLICATION FEES. WE WILL NOT BE SCREENING ANY APPLICATIONS UNTIL AFTER YOU SEE THE PROPERTY ONLY IF YOU GIVE US PERMISSION TO SCREEN IT. HERE IS A LINK TO THE ONLINE RENTAL APPLICATION. JUST CLOCK THE APPLY NOW BUTTON: https://www.rentnorcal.com/listings/detail/645799fc-fc2c-454d-bf74-e79b29412d13 Available 06/19! This remodeled condo with new kitchen appliances in the highly sought after Stanford/Downtown Area. This is a single level condo on the 3rd floor featuring a screened patio and indoor laundry. The kitchen is open to dining area and the living space is very open with lots of windows. Palo Alto high, Addison elementary, Jordan middle. Water and garbage included. Amenties include: -Pool and Jacuzzi. -Conference room. D5 is the parking spot in secure underground remote access garage. Guest parking too. Storage closet and garbage shoot are next to unit. Quartz counter tops throughout. Spiced Maple cabinets in kitchen and walnut cabinetry cherry in bathroom. Intercom access. Farmers market ever Sunday on California ave. Walking distance to California Ave and the California Ave Caltrain station; and 2-3 miles from University Downtown. No pets. (RLNE2869025)
1 Unit Available
465 Fernando Ave
465 Fernando Avenue
Palo Alto, CA | Ventura
1 Bedroom
$2,595
850 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:21 AM
Charming 1 bedroom and 1 bath home in Palo Alto. Home is freshly painted. Kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel sink, refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher and microwave. Washer and dryer provided. Street parking only. Renters insurance will be required.
1 Unit Available
2464 W Bayshore RD 4
2464 West Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA | Midtown Palo Alto
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
906 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 08:29 AM
Available now! This family-friendly Oregon Green Complex is a 2 Bedroom + 1 Bathroom condominium located in 2464 W Bayshore Rd #4, Palo Alto CA. This home is served by top-rated schools including Palo Verde Elementary (9/10 Rating), Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle (9/10 Rating), and Palo Alto High (9/10 Rating). The community features a swimming pool, playground area, tree shaded walkways with seating spots, and is a short walk to Greer Park and multiple shopping centers like Stanford shopping center, IKE, Costco, Safeway, Walmart and Home depot. This home also includes a spacious living room with sliding door to wide balcony, in-unit washer and dryer, covered carport parking, and a private storage area next to the parking space. Convenient access to US-101, Oregon Expressway, and top Silicon Valley employers such as Facebook, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Tesla, Apple make it an exceptional home for the whole family.
1 Unit Available
310 Kipling Street
310 Kipling Street
Palo Alto, CA | Downtown North
1 Bedroom
$2,350
600 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 07:48 AM
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 March 5 at 07:48 AM
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
3785 Park Boulevard
3785 Park Boulevard
Palo Alto, CA | Ventura
Studio
$2,200
400 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
(For interested applicants, please provide a mobile number for listing inquiries.) LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER! Enjoy rebates and get huge savings from your rent up to the first 6 months if you sign a lease with us on or before March 31, 2020! Pretty, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse In-Law unit property rental in the Ventura neighborhood in Palo Alto. The cozy unfurnished interior features carpet floors. The kitchen fully equipped with laminate countertops, ample cabinetry, and appliances such as a refrigerator, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. An in-unit washer and dryer are provided. Ceiling fans and electric heating are installed for climate control. The exterior features a patio and fenced backyard with plenty of greenery. Tenants are responsible for water, gas, electricity, cable, and internet. Water, gas, and electricity is split 50% for the front house and 50% at the back house with Xfinity DIRECTV (or others) for cable and internet Sounds great? Book a showing now and experience digital application at no cost, online payments, and efficient 24/7 maintenance support. Choose from a variety of tours - Self-Tours, Guided Tours, or 3D Virtual Tours. Enjoy this and more when you book today! Additional Details: There is a single space driveway and on-street parking This pet-friendly home with a pet deposit of $500/pet. Smoking on the property is prohibited. Check out www.greatschools.org for schools near the property. Nearby Parks: John Boulware Park, Robles Park, Hoover Park, and Sarah Wallis Park. (RLNE5666057)
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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 March 5 at 10:27 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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2 Units Available
Monte Sierra
1901 Montecito Avenue
Mountain View, CA | Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
$1,695
330 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
521 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:27 AM
Monte Sierra Apartments offers a collection of studio and one bedroom apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you’ll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting edge amenities, meticulously groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, award-winning employers, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with great Northern California attractions all around.
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1 Unit Available
700 Coleman Avenue
700 Coleman Ave
Menlo Park, CA | The Willows
1 Bedroom
$1,995
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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!
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2 Units Available
Caltega Apartments I
2310 California Street
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,695
543 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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2 Units Available
Caltega Apartments II
240 Ortega Avenue
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,695
601 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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13 Units Available
Avalon Towers on the Peninsula
2400 W El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$2,520
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,610
1142 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,930
1491 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 01:04 PM
Bright apartments with easy access to Route 101. Granite countertops and maple kitchen cabinetry. Hardwood floors. Walk-in closets and extra storage. Community garden, coffee bar, fire pit. Doorman and elevator.
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25 Units Available
Madrone
111 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA | Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,628
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,858
1073 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:42 PM
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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34 Units Available
The Village Residences
555 San Antonio Rd
Mountain View, CA | Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
$2,505
508 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,805
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,772
1092 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:43 PM
Central location and spacious layouts with patios, hardwood flooring and movable kitchen islands. Community amenities include pool, fireside spa, library, gym, yoga studio and park-side open-air terrace.
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16 Units Available
Birch Creek
575 S Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA | San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$1,999
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,999
1060 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 02:02 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Palo Alto?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Palo Alto is $2,122.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Palo Alto?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Palo Alto is $2,513.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Palo Alto?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto is $3,258.
Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Palo Alto?
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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.