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San Carlos Apartments
Last updated March 22 2023 at 2:48 PM

128 Apartments in San Carlos, California

San Carlos Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 30,185
Population Density: 5,474.8 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

"Out where the crosses of San Carlos / shine 'neath a desert moon / near the canyons where Geronimo rode / and the ocatillo blooms." (-Tom Russell, "Crosses of San Carlos")

San Carlos is a small community located between Redwood City and Belmont. The town's motto sums things up nicely by calling it "The city of good living." That's exactly what this place helps the nearly 30,000 residents do: live well.

This is California after all, and housing here is always at a premium

"Out where the crosses of San Carlos / shine 'neath a desert moon / near the canyons where Geronimo rode / and the ocatillo blooms." (-Tom Russell, "Crosses of San Carlos")

San Carlos is a small community located between Redwood City and Belmont. The town's motto sums things up nicely by calling it "The city of good living." That's exactly what this place helps the nearly 30,000 residents do: live well.

Moving to San Carlos

This is California after all, and housing here is always at a premium. You will find renting an apartment here a bit easier than in some California cities, but it's still better to be prepared. Show up armed with copies of your credit report, references from your past landlords and proof of income. A letter of reference from your employer is also good. If you have pets, have the previous landlord reference what a good pet you have, just to make things easier. Be prepared to sign on the dotted line (and the check) immediately because if you wait, you may lose out on the apartment you want.

What It Will Cost

Take a deep breath and remember that this is California, and San Carlos is not even close to being as expensive as other towns and cities in the state. That said, be ready to part with up to $2000 for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Carlos, more if it's on the water. For 3 bedroom apartments or 4 bedroom rentals, you are looking at around $5000 per month.

San Carlos Neighborhoods

There are nine different neighborhoods in San Carlos. You also need to consider your proximity to water. The closer you are, the higher the rent in most cases.

Holly Street: This is an odd mix of a neighborhood. You have waterfront, but it's also partly industrial and contains the airport. Beyond that, living here gives you easy access to public transportation as well as making your drive to the airport much quicker. This is also a historic area with a trend towards the nautical and water activities.

City Center and El Camino: The City Center and El Camino neighborhoods has modern urban attractions. No matter which neighborhood you move to in San Carlos, be sure to check out the dining in this area.

St. Francis, Cordilleras Ave. and Alameda: These three neighborhoods are the cultural and artistic center of San Carlos.

Palomar Park: This area is one of the largest neighborhoods in San Carlos. Mostly stately older homes and a few newer McMansion types.

Brittan Avenue and Melendy: Expect plenty of outdoor activities and large houses. Arrive prepared. You snooze, you lose!

San Carlos Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in San Carlos is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in San Carlos is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in San Carlos is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in San Carlos


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Arundel Elementary School
Charter
K-4
Charter
K-4
470 Students
16 Reviews
470
Students
16 Reviews
9 /10
Brittan Acres Elementary School
Charter
K-3
Charter
K-3
373 Students
13 Reviews
373
Students
13 Reviews
8 /10
Heather Elementary School
Charter
K-4
Charter
K-4
400 Students
19 Reviews
400
Students
19 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Central Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
518 Students
4 Reviews
518
Students
4 Reviews
8 /10
Tierra Linda Middle School
Charter
5-8
Charter
5-8
701 Students
8 Reviews
701
Students
8 Reviews
6 /10
Clifford Elementary School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
554 Students
41 Reviews
554
Students
41 Reviews
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Check out 622 verified apartments for rent in San Carlos, CA. Some apartments for rent in San Carlos might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Verified
14 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,334
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,166
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,390
1334 sqft
Located steps away from San Carlos Caltrain and downtown. Units feature keyless entry systems and NEST thermostats. Community has a saltwater pool, clubhouse, and well-equipped fitness center.
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636 Prospect Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,495
636 Prospect Street - 5 Available 03/25/23 Move-in Special! BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1BR W/PARKING ON A QUIET STREET - Move-in Special (contact us for details)!! Take a virtual 3D tour (see below)!! • Spacious 1 bedroom • Newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops • Full size appliances with gas range • Dishwasher • Breakfast nook with room for a table and chairs • Newly renovated bathroom with tile shower/tub surround • Faux hardwood floors throughout • Laundry on site • Reserved parking • Excellent location on a quiet street; walking distance to the shopping, night life, grocery, and restaurant attractions on San Carlos Ave. and El Camino Real • Close to CalTrain station • Close to many SamTrans stops From Walk Score: Walk Score: 76 "Very Walkable; Most errands can be accomplished on foot." We rent in accordance with the Fair Housing Act and fair housing guidelines. Unit will be delivered vacant of furniture. Any furniture or virtual staging is for demonstration purposes only. Call/text Greg 650-771-0656 Take a virtual video tour! https://youtube.com/shorts/FAS2ZlyTF04 Take a virtual 3D self-guided tour! https://www.asteroom.com/pviewer?hideleadgen=0&token=QxHbCA_QDEKBwpEatqJs1Q&autorotation=1&defaultviewdollhouse=1&showdollhousehotspot=1 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7940065)
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1001 Laurel St #403 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,900
1138 sqft
Luxurious 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo - Fantastic Location on Laurel St - 1001 Laurel St # 403 San Carlos, CA 94070 Text or Call Devyn at 650-483-0679 to schedule a private showing. AVAILABLE: Immediately FEATURES: -2 Bedroom -2 Bathroom -Updated Kitchen, w/ stainless steel appliances -Updated bathroom -Laundry In Unit -Private balcony -2 Dedicated Parking Spaces -Dedicated storage space -Workout facility in building -Common grounds for grilling and entertaining LOCATION: -Great location -Property is located for your commute. Easy access to Highways 92, 101, and 280. -Close distance to San Carlos Caltrain! -Walking Distance to Laurel St restaurants, bars, coffee shops, convenience stores and much more!!! LEASE TERMS: -1-year min. lease term -No pets. No smoking -Rent: $3,900 -Security Deposit: $3,900 -Water and garbage are included in the lease Devyn Jackson devyn@thescafinegroup.com DRE #02052124 No Pets Allowed (RLNE5821011)
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2 Bedrooms
$4,800
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3 Bedrooms
$4,950
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2 Bedrooms
$4,000
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Schooner Bay Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,908
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,780
963 sqft
Prime location close to the Belmont and Hillside Caltrain stops as well as Highways 101 and 92. Homes are well-appointed and feature private garages and in-home washer/dryer. Green community!
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1 Bedroom
$2,555
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10 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,276
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,918
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Convenient location close to Highways 101, 280 and Downtown Belmont. Walking distance to Cal-Train. Community has a fitness center, two pools and on-site laundry. Pet-friendly!
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$2,025
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1 Bedroom
$2,773
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,030
1067 sqft
A modern community with an urban feel to it with great views from the San Francisco peninsula. Luxury living downtown. Expansive roof deck, green certification and an outdoor kitchen area provided.
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7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,380
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,178
875 sqft
Community offers BBQ grill, clubhouse, pool, gym and on-site laundry. Units include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Located close to Bair Island and San Carlos Airport.
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6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,500
550 sqft
Your perfect new place is waiting at Three21 @ Belmont. This prime location in Belmont is an exciting place to live. Being one of the top apartments in Belmont for active lifestyles you're likely to feel right at home.
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Indigo Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,795
552 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,996
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,039
885 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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390 Bridge Parkway - 5 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$8,865
2533 sqft
390 Bridge Park Center is a professional Building located on the water in Redwood Shores. The Two Story professional office center boasts waterfront views of the Redwood Shores Lagoon, has ample parking and a kitchen, and is conveniently located close to HWY 101. This office space can be combined with an adjoining space of 872 Sq Ft, for a total of 3,405 Sq Ft. Minutes from the Redwood Shores Center (Bay Club, Nob Hill Foods, Starbucks, Bank of America, and Chase Bank). Great mid-peninsula office space for a professional or tech office space. Waterfront
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370 Bridge Parkway - 2 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$9,086
2596 sqft
370 Bridge Park Center is a professional Building located on the water in Redwood Shores. The Retail/Office space has ample parking, a rear loading area, and a shared kitchen and is located close to 101. Minutes from the Redwood Shores Center (Bay Club, Nob Hill Foods, Starbucks, Bank of America, and Chase Bank). Great mid-peninsula office or retail space for a professional or a tech office. Waterfront
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111 Wellesley CRES 1S Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,950
1800 sqft
Wonderful living on Wellesley! Penthouse style condo is ready to be called home. Over 1800 sq.ft. of living on a single level! This 2 bedroom and 2 ½ bath home with an open floor plan offers so much space! A fantastic kitchen perfect for any chef conveniently located near the family room. Large living room with fireplace and formal dining area complete with wet bar and solarium! The unit offers additional space for a home office. The primary bedroom offers a large bathroom and massive closet space plus a private balcony. The guest suite offers plenty of living space and overlooks the tranquil Wellesley Crescent Park. Two covered dedicated parking spaces, pool and barbecue area as well as a great pool/clubhouse. Steps away from Stacks restaurant, close walk to Starbucks and 5 min away from Downtown Redwood City and San Carlos! This location has it all! Owner pays for garbage & water, you will be responsible for electricity, gas, and internet. Renters insurance req., cats are welcomed.
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15 Mulberry Ct Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,995
220 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
1250 sqft
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1 Bedroom
$2,490
802 sqft
Updated 1B/1BA Unit W/D SS Appliances - Very spacious unit has 1 bed, 1 bath in one of Redwood City's historic buildings. This unit features a well lit kitchen with dishwasher, full bath, and new wood floors. The unit features one VERY large closet, several other closet spaces and plenty of natural light and windows. Shared laundry in building, common area housekeeping, and gardener. Parking space is available in garage, and has back common area patio! Forced Air Heat, Double Pane/Storm Windows, Insulated Walls, High/Vaulted Ceilings, Cable-Ready, High-Speed Internet Included, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Oven, Shared Washer and Dryer Facility. For showings and application: https://skylinepmg.com/0/202clinton -PGE on own -Parking available for rent -Shared utility expense based on number of tenants -Located on third floor of non-elevator building -12 month lease preffered -1 month deposit -$50 application fee per adult -Pets accepted with $500 deposit NOTE: Due to various city ordinances, anyone viewing a vacant unit must review the our Posted Rules here: https://skylinepmg.com/covid-19-showings/ No Dogs Allowed (RLNE4017430)
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430 Wessex Way, Belmont, CA 94002 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,600
1000 sqft
This property is available. Please inquire on this site to schedule a showing. Nicely remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath duplex AVAILABLE NOW in BELMONT! This entire unit is completely renovated, everything is new! New kitchen appliances, counters, flooring, bathroom vanity, light fixtures, interior doors, washer and dryer, etc. Updated backyard area - new turf in the backyard to create a beautiful backyard space, great for entertaining or relaxing! Furnace heating! 1- car garage and driveway space! EXCELLENT school system with 9 out of 10 ratings! Security Deposit: Equal to 1 month's rent. All utilities are tenant responsibility. Landscaping maintenance will be provided by owner. Disclaimer: Ziprent is acting as the agent for the owner. Information Deemed Reliable but not Guaranteed. All information should be independently verified by renter. (RLNE7968204)
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1100 Live Oak Way #1101 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,200
1460 sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom in Belmont - This lovely Belmont condo is up in the hills, surrounded by trees and nature trails. A spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath is a corner location, the large kitchen has stainless steel appliances and plentiful countertop and cabinet space. Living room as a gas fireplace and leads to a wrap around deck perfect for BBQing. In unit laundry conveniently located next to the bedrooms. The master and second bedroom both have their own private bathrooms, with the master having a walk in closet and dual sinks. Two car attached garage wired for EV (Electric Vehicle) charging. Unit has central heat and air conditioning. HOA complex has a pool and easy accessible visitor parking. Owner will allow for 1 small dog under 35lb or 1 cat in the property (with higher deposit), tenant pays directly for all utilities. 1 year lease (RLNE7982607)
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702 Allerton St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
Accepting applications, still occupied and will be vacant on March 31st. Please contact jinfeizhang@gmail.com for arrangement of pre moving-out touring. This 1 bed/1 bath unit, 600 sqft, on the 2nd floor of a triplex is conveniently located in downtown Redwood City, walking distance to many downtown amenities, such as parks, restaurant, bars, Caltrain, etc., easy access to highway 101. It has a front porch, and the shared coin-operated laundry room is next door. The building has a shared front yard, faces a quiet, clean and cosy walking street, with a plenty space for street parking. Currently, water, garbage, sewer, electricity and gas are the owner's responsibility. In the long run, electricity and gas will be transferred to the tenant without changes of other leasing terms. One year lease for the 1st year. No dog, no cat, no smoking. Contact: jinfeizhang@gmail.com. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7941288)
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2220 Lake Road B7 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,385
650 sqft
2220 LAKE ROAD B7 BELMONT CA 94002 - Property Id: 1112786 Lovely and Cozy 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom apartment New and upgraded kitchen; granite counter tops, stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal New hardwood floors, paint, bathrooms Good closet and cabinet space Laundry facility on the property Balcony and nice view of the mountains 1 covered parking and walk-in storage next to it Centrally located and just minutes from 101/92/280 freeways All major employment nearby, easy access to Shopping and various restaurants. Owner pays for water and garbage DON'T WAIT! Call now! Contact: Alex at 650.544.8020 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2220-lake-road-belmont-ca-unit-b7/1112786 Property Id 1112786 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7920955)
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