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Last updated September 18 2019 at 5:47 AM

338 Apartments for rent in San Jose, CA

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25 Units Available
Vista 99 Apartments
99 Vista Montana, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,733
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,233
1091 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,822
1312 sqft
Air conditioning, hardwood and carpet flooring and granite countertops. Stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and extra storage space. Courtyard, clubhouse, pool, sauna, gym and BBQ area. Pet-friendly community near Ulistac Natural Area.
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Last updated September 18 at 05:46am
Banana Grove
2 Units Available
Verde
5322 Wong Dr, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,791
868 sqft
Located in a residential area near three local schools and Martial Cottle Farm Park. Pet-friendly apartments have extra storage, in-unit laundry, air conditioning and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Community pool, playground, sauna and gym.
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Last updated September 18 at 05:46am
33 Units Available
The Lex
5560 Lexington Ave, San Jose, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,435
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,735
1030 sqft
This luxury community features communal hangout spaces, park-like landscaping, and easy access to the city's best amenities. Units are sophisticated with luxurious details. Located across the street from the Caltrain Stop.
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Last updated September 18 at 04:31am
4 Units Available
Levare
377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$5,024
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,882
1386 sqft
Close to Santana Row mall. Boutique community of flats and townhomes with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood laminate floors, and quality appliances. Select homes feature roof decks. On-site entertainment lounge and courtyard with picnic areas.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
28 Units Available
The Verdant
3700 Casa Verde St, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,600
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,130
1048 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Open concept floor plan with state-of-the art kitchen appliances and breakfast bar. Bathtub, granite countertops, in-unit laundry facilities and patio/balcony. Business center, car charging station, clubhouse and internet cafe.
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Last updated September 18 at 01:33am
Calabazas North
19 Units Available
Fountain Park
1026 S de Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,043
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,278
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,163
800 sqft
A quiet community near major highways. On-site amenities include a fitness center, barbecue area, spa, and large pool. Pet-friendly. Large interiors with walk-in closets, a patio or balcony, and granite countertops.
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Last updated September 18 at 01:15am
Summerside
19 Units Available
Avana San Jose
995 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,368
612 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,655
819 sqft
Park-like serenity, fast access to Silicon Valley via Hwy 101. Close to Eastridge Mall, Kelley Park and Lake Cunningham. Lush foliage and grounds with swimming pool. 1-2 bedroom units feature fireplace and walk-in closets.
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Last updated September 18 at 12:50am
Loma Linda
34 Units Available
Park Kiely
355 Kiely Blvd, San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,060
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,264
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,008
1126 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 12:49am
Alma-Almaden
17 Units Available
Alterra Apartment Homes
1640 La Rossa Cir, San Jose, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
825 sqft
Situated at the center of Silicon Valley, these spacious apartments come fully furnished with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and pendant lighting. Community with 24-maintenance, Internet access and gym. Close to VTA Tamien Station.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Downtown San Jose
45 Units Available
Aura
183 Balbach Street, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,700
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
1119 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,825
1362 sqft
Located in downtown San Jose, Aura will offer luxury for lease residences walking distance to great dining, transit, adjacent to freeways, parks, museums and theaters including San Pedro Square Market, San Jose Museum of Art, Children's Discovery
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Downtown San Jose
93 Units Available
The James
98 N 1st St, San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,730
615 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,887
855 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,946
1180 sqft
BRAND NEW studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments are set in a coveted downtown San Jose location. The James serves as a beacon continually welcoming you home from wherever your day takes you.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
12 Units Available
Foundry Commons
868 S 5th St, San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,250
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,405
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,765
1063 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Northlake
13 Units Available
La Terraza
470 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,389
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,755
1174 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
29 Units Available
Mosaic Apartments
500 Race St, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,525
883 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1318 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,190
1532 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Battaglia
3 Units Available
Sierrabrook Apartment Homes
1265 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,340
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Downtown San Jose
27 Units Available
Fountain Plaza
190 Ryland St, San Jose, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,242
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,690
1150 sqft
This community is only minutes from the San Jose Market Center and Guadalupe River Park. Amenities of this pet-friendly community include garage parking, hot tub, pool and gym. Furnished units are available.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Jose Figueres-Rancho Verde
8 Units Available
Casa Verde Apartments
2050 McKee Rd, San Jose, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,070
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,590
834 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Downtown San Jose
15 Units Available
Centerra Apartments
77 N Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,414
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,273
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,509
1467 sqft
Stylish community with rooftop lounge and outdoor kitchen as well as a private event hall for residents to use. Ground floor shopping for convenience. Apartments feature full size w/d, walk-in closets and open-concept living areas.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
8 Units Available
Sofi Berryessa
750 N King Rd, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,203
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,794
904 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Shasta Hanchette Park
6 Units Available
Terra Willow Glen
850 Meridian Way, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,587
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,197
1032 sqft
Your new home is waiting for you at Terra Willow Glen. We are ideally located for discovering all the sights and sounds our charming neighborhood has to offer. Bikers will love our proximity to the Los Gatos Creek Trail.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
Renaissance
20 Units Available
The Enclave
4343 Renaissance Dr, San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,428
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,451
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
1042 sqft
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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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
10 Units Available
Sofi Riverview Park
251 Brandon St, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,481
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,674
1003 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,717
1250 sqft
Welcome to Sofi Riverview Park Apartments in San Jose, CA. At Sofi Riverview Park, we like to pay attention to the detail and quality we give to our residents.
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Last updated September 18 at 12:07am
Downtown San Jose
30 Units Available
Hanover Cannery Park
415 E Taylor St, San Jose, CA
Studio
$2,498
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,645
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,571
1120 sqft
Great location in Silicon Valley, close to U.S. 101, I-280 and I-880. Units feature luxurious touches like a gourmet kitchen, spa-inspired bathroom and soaring ceilings. Community has shared outdoor space, courtyards and private Triangle Park.
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Last updated September 18 at 03:27am
37 Units Available
Ascent
5805 Charlotte Dr, San Jose, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,563
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,884
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,262
1473 sqft
Great location for commuters, close to Hwy 85. Community features clubhouse, dog park, fire pit, and pool. Units include ceiling fan, laundry, walk in closets, patio or balcony, and air conditioning.

Average Rent in San Jose

Last updated Aug. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Jose is $2,135, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,676.
Studio
$1,816
1 Bed
$2,135
2 Beds
$2,676
3+ Beds
$3,715
City GuideSan Jose
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:

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).

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!”

September 2019 San Jose Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2019 San Jose Rent Report. San Jose rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Jose rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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September 2019 San Jose Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2019 San Jose Rent Report. San Jose rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Jose rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

San Jose rent trends were flat over the past month

San Jose rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.3% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Jose stand at $2,136 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,677 for a two-bedroom. San Jose's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, but trails the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the San Jose Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Jose, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Jose metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Gilroy has seen rents fall by 0.1% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Jose metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,358.
    • Cupertino has the most expensive rents in the San Jose metro, with a two-bedroom median of $5,330; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.1% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

    Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Jose

    As rents have increased slightly in San Jose, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most other large cities across the country, San Jose is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.0% in San Francisco, 0.5% in Los Angeles, and 0.3% in San Diego.
    • San Jose's median two-bedroom rent of $2,677 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.3% increase in San Jose.
    • While San Jose's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.2%), Boston (+2.2%), and Dallas (+2.0%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Jose than most similar cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,134, 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
    $2,140
    $2,680
    0
    1.3%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,360
    $2,960
    0.1%
    1.2%
    Santa Clara
    $2,270
    $2,840
    0.1%
    1.5%
    Mountain View
    $2,190
    $2,740
    -0.7%
    1.8%
    Milpitas
    $2,400
    $3,010
    -1%
    0.3%
    Palo Alto
    $2,530
    $3,180
    0.5%
    2%
    Cupertino
    $4,250
    $5,330
    1.1%
    1.5%
    Gilroy
    $1,880
    $2,360
    0.3%
    -0.1%
    Campbell
    $1,940
    $2,430
    0
    0.9%
    Los Gatos
    $2,040
    $2,570
    0.2%
    1.2%
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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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    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 Lis...

    View full San Jose Renter Survey

    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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