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268 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Jose, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Jose takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letter... Read Guide >
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9 Units Available
Sierrabrook Apartment Homes
1265 N Capitol Ave
San Jose, CA | Battaglia
1 Bedroom
$1,750
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,255
831 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:59 PM
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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7 Units Available
Casa Verde Apartments
2050 McKee Rd
San Jose, CA | Jose Figueres-Rancho Verde
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,370
834 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:59 PM
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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10 Units Available
ViO
5700 Village Oaks Drive
San Jose, CA | Anderson East
Studio
$2,035
549 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,360
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,180
1136 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:59 PM
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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3 Units Available
First Street Manor Apartments
530 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA | Downtown San Jose
Studio
$1,495
283 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 10 at 6:58 PM
WELCOME TO FIRST STREET MANOR APARTMENTS First Street Manor Apartments boasts lovely studios, offering you the flexibility to design your space just how you would like it. The complex is close to many shops and restaurants and is professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group. Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating wonderful living spaces that feel like home. In addition to working hard Monday through Friday, we have team members standing by ready to help outside of normal work hours –24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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45 Units Available
Elan at River Oaks
345 Village Center Dr
San Jose, CA | River Oaks
Studio
$2,137
532 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,111
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,874
1082 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:57 PM
Sleek architecture and luxurious amenities in the capital of Silicon Valley. Lush landscaping, stunning water features and multiple pools to relax in and enjoy. Apartments feature upgraded interiors with granite countertops and high-quality appliances.
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4 Units Available
Sofi Berryessa
750 N King Rd
San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,158
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 10 at 6:56 PM
Easy access to top employers such as Cisco and Apple. A pet-friendly community near Pine Hollow and Creekland neighborhoods. Open floor plans with hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Available furnished.
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14 Units Available
The Enclave
4343 Renaissance Dr
San Jose, CA | Renaissance
Studio
$1,998
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,086
514 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,111
1008 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:56 PM
This modern, welcoming community offers outstanding amenities including fireplaces with a marble hearth, washers and dryers in homes, and high ceilings. On-site pools and spas, media room, and jogging trail.
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14 Units Available
Sofi at Los Gatos Creek
2032 Southwest Expy
San Jose, CA | Del Marietta-Southwest
Studio
$1,768
438 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,891
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,301
890 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:56 PM
Located just a stone's throw from the heart of Silicon Valley, these one-, two, and three-bedroom apartments include pet-friendly units, walk-in closets, modern kitchens, included appliances, vaulted ceilings, and large patios and balconies.
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17 Units Available
Pavona Apartments
760 N 7th St
San Jose, CA | Downtown San Jose
1 Bedroom
$2,040
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,579
918 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:54 PM
Gated community in San Jose downtown. Homes feature nine-foot ceilings, private patios, walk-in closets, and recessed lighting. Residents have access to a year-round heated pool, fitness center, and a hot tub, among other amenities.
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2 Units Available
Saratoga Grove
4040 Williams Rd
San Jose, CA | Anderson West
1 Bedroom
$1,775
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
790 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 10 at 6:52 PM
n the heart of San Jose, Saratoga Grove is just a stones throw away from the Silicon Valley tech giants; Apple, Google, Cisco and Microsoft to name a few. If you work at a tech company and need a comfortable, convenient place to live Saratoga Grove would be a perfect place for you. For your free time, you are close to the beach, as well as hiking and biking trails. If the outdoors isn’t your style... who doesn’t love to go shopping? Santana Row, a premier shopping center, is just minutes away and it is hopping both day and night. Not only is there superb shopping, there is excellent dining, dancing and you can even play a little outdoor chess. Things just don’t get better than this!
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6 Units Available
Blue Hills West Apartments
1111 Weyburn Ln
San Jose, CA | Calabazas North
Studio
$1,695
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
900 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:51 PM
Love where you live and enjoy a quaint community right on the border of San Jose and Cupertino! Blue Hills West is a charming 60 unit complex professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group. Nestled away in a beautiful garden setting located in the award winning Cupertino school district and just minutes away from the Apple campus, shopping centers, library, parks and much more! Enjoy our pleasantly upgraded and spacious studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes including granite countertops, modern cabinetry, air conditioning, double pane windows, and plenty of storage! For the convenience of our residents, we offer two on-site laundry facilities, a BBQ picnic area, sparkling pool that will call your name on those warm summer evenings and an entertaining recreation room with a competitive pool table, warm fireplace and lounging furniture. Call us today to set up an appointment to tour our wonderful community and your next apartment home!
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3 Units Available
Villa Alameda
840 Villa Avenue
San Jose, CA | Garden Alameda
Studio
$1,495
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,595
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 10 at 6:51 PM
Villa Alameda Apartments is a little bit of heaven in San Jose. Stop by and experience this small slice of tranquility nestled in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley. The property is just minutes away from San Jose's downtown night life and the exciting and vibrant Santa Row. Professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group, Villa Alameda offers a variety of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for you to choose from. Just outside is a beautiful pool and barbecue area for you to enjoy those hot San Jose summer nights. Apply online today or for more information, please click on contact us near the bottom of the page. Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating wonderful living spaces that feel like home. In addition to working hard Monday through Friday, we have team members standing by ready to help outside of normal work hours –24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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1 Unit Available
The Hallmark Apartments
1801 Park Ave
San Jose, CA | Rose Garden
Studio
$1,650
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated May 10 at 6:51 PM
The Hallmark Apartments are professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group and offer lovely studios as well as one bedroom apartments. Located in San Jose's desirable Rose Garden neighborhood, the Hallmark Apartments at 1801 Park puts you near everything San Jose has to offer. You will be minutes from Downtown, Willow Glen, Santana Row and a short stroll from San Jose's fabulous Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Shopping options also abound with easy access to I-880, I-280 & 101. Stop by and take a look for yourself. Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating wonderful living spaces that feel like home. In addition to working hard Monday through Friday, we have team members standing by ready to help outside of normal working hours – 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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1 Unit Available
Bird Avenue Apartments
1135 Bird Ave
San Jose, CA | Willow Glen
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,035
900 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:51 PM
Bird Avenue Apartments is a 16 unit apartment complex professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group offering one and two bedroom units. The beautiful apartment complex is conveniently located in Willow Glen with great access to Highways 101, 280, 17, 85 and 87 as well as public transportation. The units are well cared for and some of the units have a private patio deck. The bedrooms are naturally lit with spacious closets and mirrored closet doors. The kitchen includes all appliances and has a separate dining nook. There is a covered carport and additional storage room included with each of the units. Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating wonderful living spaces that feel like home. In addition to working hard Monday through Friday, we have team members standing by ready to help outside of normal work hours –24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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4 Units Available
Park Holiday Apartments
1980 Park Avenue #13
San Jose, CA | Rose Garden
1 Bedroom
$1,725
594 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:28 PM
Park Holiday is an attractive apartment community located in the historic, tree-lined Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose. The extra-large 1 bedroom apartments boast breakfast nooks, extra-spacious bedrooms, double-pane windows, and ceiling fans. Some units have renovated kitchens. Covered parking spaces are available. The residence is close to public transportation and the 880, 280, and 17 freeways. Amenities include a swimming pool and elevator access. Santana Row shopping center, the Municipal Rose Garden, Santa Clara University, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Winchester Mystery House, and O'Connor Hospital are all nearby.
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22 Units Available
The Woods Apartments
4300 The Woods Dr
San Jose, CA | The Woods
Studio
$1,945
432 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,215
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,815
927 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:22 PM
The Woods offers you a choice of six villages and a total of 51 luxurious floor plans within a park-like setting of mature trees, formal landscaped gardens, greenbelts and tranquil ponds maintained to award-winning standards. Each village at The Woods is a true “community within a community” with its own pool and spa and most have club-style facilities as well.
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1 Unit Available
Marlboro Manor Apartments
2065 Marlboro Court, #8
San Jose, CA | Del Mar
1 Bedroom
$1,595
500 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:22 PM
Marlboro Manor offers a comfortable and convenient apartment community in a peaceful San Jose setting. The two-story building is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac with trees, foliage, and blossoming flowers surrounding the central courtyard. These economical 1 bedroom apartments have features such as renovated kitchens with gas stoves, custom-built kitchen cabinets, light-colored linoleum, gas heating, ceiling fan in the bedrooms, cozy living rooms, fresh paint, and picture windows. The community is walking distance from Sherman Oaks Elementary School and San Jose Medical Center, and close to The Pruneyard Shopping Center and San Jose City College. It provides commuters with easy access to the 280 and 880 freeways.
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33 Units Available
Park Kiely
355 Kiely Blvd
San Jose, CA | Loma Linda
Studio
$1,828
386 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,808
538 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,358
1151 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:21 PM
Located close to the Bay Area, with easy access to I-280, these newly renovated units have hardwood floors, private patios and walk-in closets. Residents have access to a basketball court and a swimming pool.
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2 Units Available
Willow Manor
459 Willow Street, #1
San Jose, CA | Atlanta Bird
1 Bedroom
$1,795
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Last updated May 10 at 6:18 PM
Willow Manor is a 27-unit apartment community in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, not far from downtown. The 1 and 2 bedroom units feature gas stoves, newer windows, ceiling fans, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Some apartments have remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Willow Manor is close to schools, shopping, Biebrach Neighborhood Park, and the 101, 87, 85, and 280 freeways. Willow Manor residents enjoy comfort, convenience, and value in a quiet living environment. Onsite management provides timely services and professional maintenance. About San Jose: Situated at the southeast tip of San Francisco Bay, San Jose is the third largest city in California. It offers a wealth of cultural, recreational, educational, and entertainment opportunities, both within city limits and throughout the exceedingly diverse Bay Area. San Jose and Silicon Valley environs are home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world, with more than 6,600 technology companies employing some 254,000 people. The city enjoys an excellent climate and has the best public safety record of any metropolitan area in the U.S.
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19 Units Available
Avana Almaden
1070 Foxchase Dr
San Jose, CA | Foxchase-Sanchez
1 Bedroom
$2,040
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,413
940 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:16 PM
Expansive closet space, in-home washers and dryers, and warmly designed kitchens. Pet-friendly community with a gym, pool, hot tub and dog park. In the heart of Silicon Valley just off the Almaden Freeway.
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97 Units Available
Hanover Diridon
717 W Julian St
San Jose, CA | Garden Alameda
Studio
$1,956
454 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,330
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,216
971 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:16 PM
Hanover Diridon is perfectly situated in the ever-growing downtown neighborhood of San Jose, California with direct access up the peninsula into the heart of San Francisco. Located just steps away from the local Whole Foods, The Alameda, and the SAP Center, offering convenient access to a few of the most unique eateries and entertainment around. Our community will feature 249 expansive apartment homes with well-appointed finishes and modern-day amenities, like a dedicated internet lounge with work station and flex spaces for lounging or catching up with friends. Experience the comfort and splendor that only Hanover can provide. With magnificent resort-style amenities, unprecedented luxury finishes, and a loyal staff committed to Making Life Easy, all bestowed to assure an experience unlike any other at Hanover Diridon. Learn more today!
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7 Units Available
Hamilton Manor Apartments
3915 Hamilton Ave #16
San Jose, CA | West Campbell
1 Bedroom
$1,675
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Last updated May 10 at 6:13 PM
Hamilton Manor is a pleasant apartment community near San Tomas Expressway, on the border between San Jose and Campbell. It offers 1 and 2 bedroom units with an emphasis on comfort, value, and convenience, at reasonable rates. Hamilton Manor is walking distance to a wide variety of stores and other businesses, including a movie theatre complex. The community is close to public transportation and to the 280, 85, and 17 freeways, for easy access to all of Silicon Valley. The spacious apartments feature handsome wood-stained kitchen cabinets and ample storage space. There is a laundry facility onsite. Most units have onsite parking, some with covered spaces. Hamilton Manor is within the highly rated Moreland School District, with an elementary school a few blocks away.
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Buena Vista
415 S. Buena Vista, #1
San Jose, CA | Buena Vista
1 Bedroom
$1,625
560 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 10 at 6:09 PM
Buena Vista Apartments is centrally located in San Jose, within minutes of shopping and schools as well as San Jose Community College, O'Connor Hospital, and San Jose International Airport. This property offers easy access to major transportation arteries, including the 17 and 280 freeways. The 1 and 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments are bright and clean, with many upgrades. They feature gas stoves, ceiling fans, and double-pane windows. A small park with a playground is located close by.
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12 Units Available
Cherrywood Apartments
4951 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA | Muir
Studio
$1,965
432 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,205
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
873 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:08 PM
Welcome to Cherrywood, a unique community of San Jose apartment homes in a park-like landscaped setting. Make yourself at home within a tranquil enclave of comfortable homes, with a choice of floor plans to match your lifestyle. Take a moment to explore Cherrywood, and be sure to check out our online application.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in San Jose?
The average rent for a studio apartment in San Jose is $2,071.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in San Jose?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in San Jose is $2,481.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in San Jose?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Jose is $3,098.
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City Guide for San Jose, CA

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").

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in San Jose, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in San Jose. 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 San Jose.