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239 Apartments for rent in San Bruno, CA

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Last updated February 23 at 11:51pm UTC
3600 Crestmoor Dr Apt 2
San Bruno, CA
Updated February 13 at 12:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
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100 Baden Ave Pinefino #120
Downtown South San Francisco
South San Francisco, CA
Updated February 21 at 11:42am UTC
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257 El Dorado Dr
Pacifica, CA
Updated February 23 at 11:56am UTC
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88 Amhurst Ct
South San Francisco, CA
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432 Railroad avenue
South San Francisco, CA
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
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City Guide
San Bruno
San Bruno, CA

Bring your pink slip, checkbook and first born with you when you rent an apartment in San Bruno and try, please, to wrap your mind around the fact that there aren’t any inexpensive apartments here. Officially, the median rent in San Bruno is $1,465 a month. Don’t say we didn’t warn all you bargain hunters!

The least expensive apartments in San Bruno will run you $1100. For that you get a 450 square foot studio apartment at Peninsula Place, walking distance to the BART station.

If you require more space, plan on spending almost $1300 for a studio and $1475 to $1635 for a one bedroom. For this price, one would hope that the complex is somewhat attractive and one would be correct. The Crystal Springs Terrace complex is quite pretty with lots of onsite amenities, including a sauna and theater room.

Luxury apartments in San Bruno start at over $2,000. Now, although that seems like good news, the bad news is that the apartments at this price are located in a complex that lies directly under the flight path of the behemoths taking off and landing at San Francisco International. If you want to avoid inhaling jet fumes all day you’ll need to pay more in another complex.

San Bruno’s vacancy rate is quite low – only 3.9 percent – so it may be a challenge to locate exactly what you’re looking for. Keep a vigilant eye, however, and we’re sure you’ll find one eventually.

Bringing the pooch? Another challenge there, my friend. There aren’t a lot of pet-friendly apartments in San Bruno. Those that allow pets typically ask for pretty hefty pet deposits.

It costs a lot to live in San Bruno mainly because of its location. For a couple of bucks, you can ride BART and be in The City within 20 minutes. It’s also adjacent to SFO, tucked between South San Francisco and Millbrae.

San Bruno boasts a population of just over 41,000 people. San Bruno, once a stagecoach stop, is now home to Youtube headquarters – the largest employer in the area.

If you can afford it, we think you’ll be quite happy living in San Bruno. Welcome to the Bay Area!

Rent Report
San Bruno

February 2018 San Bruno Rent Report

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

San Bruno rents increased significantly over the past month

San Bruno rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, but are down significantly by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Bruno stand at $2,770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,480 for a two-bedroom. San Bruno's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.1%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

While rent prices have decreased in San Bruno over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,600, while one-bedrooms go for $2,070.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 3.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,590, while one-bedrooms go for $2,070.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,160; rents were up 1.0% over the past month and 1.5% over the past year.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,220; rents increased 2.2% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Bruno

As rents have fallen significantly in San Bruno, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Bruno is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents significantly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.0% in San Diego, 2.6% in San Jose, and 2.0% in Los Angeles.
  • San Bruno's median two-bedroom rent of $3,480 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 2.2% decline in San Bruno.
  • While rents in San Bruno fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Seattle (+2.4%), and Dallas (+2.2%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Bruno than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where San Bruno is more than three times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Francisco $2,390 $3,010 -0.2% 0.3%
Oakland $1,720 $2,160 1.0% 1.5%
Fremont $2,850 $3,580 0.2% 3.5%
Hayward $2,230 $2,800 -0.0% 2.6%
Concord $2,310 $2,900 -1.4% 1.3%
Berkeley $2,070 $2,590 1.1% -3.2%
Richmond $2,070 $2,600 0.8% 6.2%
Antioch $2,830 $3,560 -0.6% 4.0%
Daly City $2,420 $3,030 0.8% 1.8%
San Mateo $3,360 $4,220 0.4% 2.2%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.