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Starting at $2,356
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Saybrook Pointe Apartment Homes
401 Briar Ridge Drive
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,356
2 Bedrooms
$2,624
3 Bedrooms
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Smoke-free and pet-friendly community. Centrally located apartment complex features gated entrance, carport parking and easy access to the Ohlone/Chynoweth light rail station. Rooms include air conditioning, granite counters and private patio or balcony.
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Starting at $2,234
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Monterey Grove Apartments
6100 Monterey Hwy
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,234
2 Bedrooms
$2,609
3 Bedrooms
$3,440
Park-like setting about 15 minutes from downtown San Jose. Just off Highway 101 and 85. On-site pool, playground and hot tub. Garage space and carports available. Recently renovated apartments have granite countertops and added storage.
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Starting at $2,275
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ViO
5700 Village Oaks Drive
San Jose, CA
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1 Bedroom
$2,275
2 Bedrooms
$2,865
A modern community near Village Oaks Shopping Center. A green, eco-friendly community. On-site rooftop deck, incredible mountain views, and spacious interiors. Luxury interiors with modern cabinetry, plank flooring, and accent walls.
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Starting at $2,811
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121 Tasman
121 E Tasman Dr
San Jose, CA
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1 Bedroom
$2,811
2 Bedrooms
$4,123
Located in San Jose's Renaissance neighborhood, near Cisco, Samsung and other tech companies. One- and two-bedroom apartments with built-in tech docks and patios or balconies. Community amenities include a dog park, pool and guest suite.
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Starting at $2,470
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Willow Lake
1331 Lakeshore Cir
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,470
2 Bedrooms
$2,907
3 Bedrooms
$4,063
A modern community near VTA bus lines and numerous restaurants. On-site amenities include a pool, fitness center and green space. Near the golf course and area parks. Homes offer modern kitchen upgrades.
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Starting at $2,406
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Waterford Place
1700 N 1st St
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,406
2 Bedrooms
$3,114
3 Bedrooms
$3,714
Apartments include air conditioning, patio, and washer and dryer. Community offers business center, night patrol, pool, and spa. Located just steps from Bay 101, 24 Hour Fitness, and more.
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Starting at $2,444
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The Esplanade
350 E Taylor St
San Jose, CA
Studio
$3,018
1 Bedroom
$2,444
2 Bedrooms
$3,234
Luxurious homes have alarms, laundry and large closets. Community includes controlled access, courtyard and pool. Located just minutes from I-87, 101, 280 and 880, so easy to access for commuters.
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Starting at $2,223
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The Carlyle
2909 Nieman Blvd
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,223
2 Bedrooms
$2,989
3 Bedrooms
$3,170
Apartments include air conditioning, ceiling fans, and large closets. Community offers fitness center, pool, storage spaces, and more. Great location for commuters, close to highways 101 and 280.
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Starting at $2,557
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Villa Veneto At Palm Valley
350 La Strada Dr
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,557
2 Bedrooms
$2,832
3 Bedrooms
$4,042
Located in the picturesque Santa Clara Valley, the Tuscan-themed architecture of this apartment complex complements its luxury interiors featuring stainless steel appliances, fireplace and ample storage space. Residents can access on-site business center and clubhouse.
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Starting at $2,253
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Palma Sorrento at Palm Valley
150 Palm Valley Blvd Suite 200
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,253
2 Bedrooms
$2,527
3 Bedrooms
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Spacious kitchen with all appliances, including a stainless steel refrigerator. Bathtub, fireplace, walk-in closets and extra storage space. Business center, clubhouse, pool, hot tub, tennis court, game room and 24-hour gym and maintenance.
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Starting at $2,278
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Santa Palmia at Palm Valley
150 Palm Valley Blvd
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,278
2 Bedrooms
$2,527
3 Bedrooms
$3,914
Apartments feature vertical blinds, cultured marbled vanities and linen closets. Community has great views, concierge services and a recreation center. Located just minutes from the VTA Light Rail and Caltrain.
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Starting at $2,568
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One South Market
1 S Market St
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,568
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Located in Downtown San Jose and minutes from the Grand Century Shopping Mall, this community provides residents with a WiFi lounge, concierge service and fitness center. Apartments include gourmet kitchens, private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Starting at $2,662
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Mio
688 N 7th St
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,662
2 Bedrooms
$3,213
Units feature accent color walls, 9-foot ceilings and linen closets. Community has saltwater spa, bocce ball court and rooftop deck. Located close to San Jose Market Center, Target and Starbucks.
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Starting at $2,210
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Marquis
817 N 10th St
San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,210
1 Bedroom
$2,469
2 Bedrooms
$3,069
Units feature laundry, patio, granite counters, hardwood floors and more. Upscale community includes luxurious lobby, pool, spa and cardio facility with virtual fitness. Located in the heart of downtown near Japantown.
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Starting at $2,608
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Epic
600 Epic Way
San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,608
1 Bedroom
$2,740
2 Bedrooms
$3,255
Located close to River Oaks Park and Coyote Creek Trail. Community has a fitness center and stadium-style theater. Apartments feature private patio/balcony and spacious floor plans.
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Starting at $2,544
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Enso Apartment Homes
175 Baypointe Pkwy
San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,544
1 Bedroom
$2,768
2 Bedrooms
$3,594
Residents of this community enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, bocce ball court, pool and sundeck. Apartments include in-unit laundry, custom cabinetry and double-pane windows. Property is convenient to both Rivermark Village and Great Mall.
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Starting at $2,710
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Century Towers
1729 N 1st St
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,710
2 Bedrooms
$3,390
Just 10 minutes from downtown. On-site fitness and spin room, rooftop sky lounge and pool. Spacious, modern interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of storage. Located within walking distance of the light rail.
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Starting at $2,140
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Sierrabrook Apartment Homes
1265 N Capitol Ave
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,140
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
This charming, pet-friendly community is minutes from the highway. A quiet place to live. Modern kitchens with spacious floor plans and ample storage. Park-like setting. Each home features a private balcony or patio.
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Starting at $1,960
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Casa Verde Apartments
2050 McKee Rd
San Jose, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,960
2 Bedrooms
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This resort-like community offers spacious layouts with an on-site fitness center, business center, lighted tennis courts and a pool. Each home includes modern furnishings, large kitchens and ample natural light.
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Starting at $2,520
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Elements Apartments
1201 Parkmoor Ave
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,520
2 Bedrooms
$3,220
3 Bedrooms
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Elements Apartments are chic, luxury accommodations within walking distance of the boutiques in Willow Glen. Amenities include stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry hookups.
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Starting at $2,435
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La Terraza
470 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,435
2 Bedrooms
$3,260
Offering a variety of floor plans, this development includes amenities like an on-site fitness center, business center and onsite recycling. Each unit offers high-speed internet, a gas fireplace, and custom cabinetry and countertops.
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Starting at $2,590
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Mosaic Apartments
500 Race St
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,590
2 Bedrooms
$3,240
3 Bedrooms
$4,045
Luxury apartments located in the heart of downtown San Jose close to freeway 87 and 280 and nearby shops and restaurants. Community has gym, business center, pool and hot tub.
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Starting at $2,400
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Foundry Commons
868 S 5th St
San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,400
1 Bedroom
$2,630
2 Bedrooms
$2,985
Upscale living just off I-280. Elegant, modern upgrades including hardwood floors and newer appliances. On-site pool, gym, hot tub and business center. Grill area. Bike storage and concierge available. Pet-friendly.
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Starting at $2,474
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AIRE
3401 Iron Point Dr
San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,474
1 Bedroom
$2,715
2 Bedrooms
$3,484
This boutique hotel-like community offers a modern design. On-site amenities include a resort-style pool with sundeck. Euro-inspired kitchens and finishes throughout. A short walk to public transportation. Near Silicon Valley employers.
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Do you know the way to San Jose? I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way. Do you know the way to San Jose? I'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose." (Burt Bacharach - Do You Know The Way").

It doesn’t take a Google search to find a crazy-cool city to call home in this state. Just pick a place that begins with San (you won’t be disappointed by any of ‘em), pack your bags (must-haves include sunscreen and a Diccionario Inglés-Español), and come on down. Arguably the sultriest San of all, the so-called “capital of Silicon Valley” is primo living for Left Coast leasers aiming to join one of Cali’s most diverse and eclectic mega-communities. Sound like your cup ‘o’ tea? Then stick with us. We’ll have you ballin’ in the south Bay in two shakes of a high-tech stick.

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The Skinny on SJ

Perched on the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay and circumscribed by the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains, San Jose is unarguably one of NoCal’s most aesthetically pleasing stomping grounds. But life in the hub of the Silicon Valley is about more than postcard-perfect vistas. A few facts about SJ life that might help make your migration easy breezy include the following:

Diversity: Even for California’s high standard for variety, San Jose is remarkably diverse. You’ll find peeps from all walks of life living there. Hispanics accounts for nearly a third of all residents, while more than 300,000 Asians and nearly as many American-born Caucasians call the South Bay home as well. Other neighborhoods boast large numbers of Vietnamese (head to “Little Saigon” for outstanding pho), Japanese, and African-Americans. In fact, more residents in San Jose speak Tagalog (no, doofus, it’s not a Girl Scout cookie—it’s the native language of over 30 million Filipinos) than anywhere else in California. Bottom line: if your dream city resembles a U.N. summit, you’re in the right spot.

Brains: High-tech engineering and computing conglomerates (hence, the chemical moniker “silicon”) dominate the economy as well as conversation, so brush up on your geek-speak before arriving. Also, bring your entrepreneur’s hat: San Jose witnesses more U.S. patent applications than any other American city, and the proximity of such genius-factories as Stanford and Berkeley only serves to further qualify this corridor as one of the smartest regions in the world.

Fun-ness: Sister-city San Francisco may be the City that Knows How, but when it comes to entertainment, San Jose is no slouch. Can you say… “Parks and gardens”? How about “trails”? “Festival grounds”? “Sporting events”? Shopping centers? Sidewalk-surfing hotspots? Museums? Theaters? Nightlife venues? Okay you get it: even those for whom “bored to death” is a frequent tweet aren’t likely to suffer from SJ-induced ennui. The bottom line here is to make sure you have a disposable income (and some tight pants).

Apartments: This housing market’s got its junk together. That means you ought to expect standardized options, such as lease length (6 months to a year), deposit ($350 and up, according to montly rent), pet-friendliness (small-uns, sure; big-uns, not usually), an application criteria (credit report, references, etc.; do yourself a favor and make an archive of copies of these documents to hand out at open houses). With any luck, you’ll get on a two-year waiting list in no time!

Logistics-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named: Harry Potter XVI isn’t the only blockbuster with one of these in the cast list. One by one:

  • Do you need a car? Yes, unless you attend SJSU and don’t plan on leaving campus or downtown except to go to San Fran. Expect to pay for parking at an apartment complex in the downtown/SJSU areas.

- What if I don’t own a car and actually enjoy looking down on all you fossil-fuel-enslaved suckas? The City of San Jose has a passable bus system and CalTrain gets you anywhere along the Bay. We hear the crowded bus platform, particularly as you heave your month’s worth of Trader Joe’s groceries onto it, is a fabulous place to practice nose-snubbing.

  • Is SJ “affordable”? For the nearsighted in the crowd, those are quotations. Around the word affordable. Why? Because the cost of living is relative. SJ is inexpensive compared to Beverly Hills, but expensive compared to Duluth, Minnesota. Expect to pay Northern California prices and taxes. ‘Nuff said.
  • How likely is an earthquake? Puh-leeease. You know the answer to that one. Earthquake-preparedness is gauged not in likelihood, but in possibility. You might need renter’s insurance, depending on the complex. You’ll certainly need a “go bag,” which contains essentials such as a headlamp or flashlight, bottled water, first-aid kit, pocket knife, local map, and other emergency items. (If you really want to get crazy, the City of San Francisco has created a helpful website with heaps more info.
A Seafarer’s Guide to South Bay Barrios

Ahoy, mateskis! In SJ, neighborhoods are like sea creatures. (Wasn’t that a line from Shrek?) Regardless, climb on into the SeaGazer 3000, our patented vehicular contraption for examining the curious sea life of the San Francisco Bay—and the worth-checking-out locales of SJ.

Behold, the mighty octopus! Downtown San Jose is a multi-faceted area, combining a studenty university feel with an urban skyline vibe. You may get inked after 3am on a weekend, but if you play nice this neighborhood will awe your friends and keep you in style. Rent range in this sector is just as eight-sided as its cultural appeal: luxury condos can start at $1500/month, but one might also find a room share in a student house for under $600/month. (It all depends on how you define “spacious.”)

Next, ladies and gents, cast your attention toward the elegant swordfish. Luna Park & Hyde Park present sophisticated alternatives to downtown residency. Commute times from these neighborhoods are as slim as the swordfish’s muzzle (and cocktail lounges as curvy as its… fins?). Heaps of townhouses and vintage buildings glut this market with 2BRs, which drives the prices down (expect around $1200/month for a 2BR townhome) if you’re into roommates. If you’re not into roommates, expect to drop $1400/month on a (luxury) single.

Perhaps the most eclectic area in SJ is Midtown. It ranges from the prickly blowfish district of Burbank to the old wealth neighborhood Willow Glen, akin to those elderly sea turtles from Finding Nemo (classic, but surfer dudes at core). If you’re keen on the scene, you’ll likely gravitate toward Burbank. That said, studios and 1BRs near Santana Row will still cost ya over $1000/month. On the other hand, if you love that polished look (check out the decorations on Lincoln Ave. at Christmastime if you need a refresher), settle in a 2BR/1BA brick townhome for between $1400 and $1800/month.

Folks love to ooh and ahh at the deepwater sea urchins. “Further out” San Jose usually means no further than Campbell, a cute, family-oriented district on the Los Gatos Creek bike path. One is more likely to purchase rather than rent in this corner of the South Bay, but young professionals can still find decent apartment living in “West SJ.” House shares run around $600-800/month and 1BRs over $1000/month. Beware that most of your neighbor urchins spend their workweek commuting to shallower waters, so finding community on Monday-Thursday might mean getting tea with the housekeepers. Watch yer fingers as we chug-a-lug back to the dock here, folks. Thanks for joining us on our brief voyage—we hope something caught your fancy. If not, strap on them flippers and snorkel about on your own. There’s no better way to find an apartment than to remember that adage your granny taught you: “Search the interwebs, silly!”

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San Jose

May 2018 San Jose Rent Report

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

San Jose rents increased significantly over the past month

San Jose rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Jose stand at $2,060 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,580 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. San Jose's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Jose, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,060; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Sacramento experiencing the fastest growth (+4.0%).
    • Anaheim, Fresno, and San Jose have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.8%, 3.2%, and 2.4%, respectively).

    Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Jose

    As rents have increased moderately in San Jose, similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most other large cities across the country, San Jose is less affordable for renters.

    • San Jose's median two-bedroom rent of $2,580 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.4% increase in San Jose.
    • While San Jose's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Portland (-1.4%) and DC (-0.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Jose than most similar cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,100, where San Jose is more than twice 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 Jose
    $2,060
    $2,580
    0.5%
    2.4%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,280
    $2,860
    0.9%
    4.1%
    Santa Clara
    $2,160
    $2,710
    0.7%
    5%
    Mountain View
    $2,080
    $2,610
    1.1%
    4.4%
    Milpitas
    $2,320
    $2,910
    0.6%
    2.9%
    Palo Alto
    $2,510
    $3,150
    0
    1.5%
    Cupertino
    $4,140
    $5,190
    0.5%
    4.7%
    Campbell
    $1,900
    $2,380
    -0.3%
    -0.2%
    Los Gatos
    $2,340
    $2,940
    0.6%
    -0.2%
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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.

    Methodology:

    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.

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    San Jose Renter Confidence Survey
    National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

    Here’s how San Jose ranks on:

    C
    Overall satisfaction
    B-
    Safety and crime rate
    B
    Jobs and career opportunities
    C
    Recreational activities
    C+
    Quality of schools
    C+
    Social Life
    A
    Weather
    D
    State and local taxes
    C+
    Public transit
    C+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released San Jose’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "San Jose renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

    Key findings in San Jose include the following:

    • San Jose renters gave their city a C overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for San Jose were weather (A) and jobs and career opportunities (B).
    • The areas of concern to San Jose renters are commute time and affordability, which both received F grades.
    • Millennial renters are very unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
    • San Jose did comparably to other cities in California, including Sacramento and Anaheim, which both received C grades.
    • San Jose earned similar scores to Baltimore, MD, Albuquerque, NM and Orlando, FL, which all received C grades.
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love the parks and restaurants in downtown San Jose. I hate that many apartments aren’t pet-friendly and most don’t have air conditioning. It gets hot in San Jose!" – Meghan M.
    • "I love the diversity but hate how expensive it is to live here." – Jessica B.
    • "It’s easy to get around and there are lots of things to do, but it’s not very affordable." - Anna A.
    • "San Jose is still one of the safest cities to live in, but the cost of living is a joke" – Andrea H.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here
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