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116 Apartments for rent in San Leandro, CA

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Last updated August 17 at 9:49am UTC
574 Broadmoor Blvd
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 17 at 9:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1418 Montrose Dr
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 17 at 9:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
14658 Tiburon Rd
Marina Faire
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 17 at 9:45am UTC
5 Bedrooms
14101 East 14th Street #102
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 16 at 10:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
791 Elsie Ave
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 15 at 11:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2384 Belvedere Ave
Marina Faire
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 14 at 9:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
654 Elderberry Way
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 14 at 9:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
14125 Doolittle Drive
Marina Faire
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 12 at 2:34pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
285 Elsie Ave
Downtown San Leandro
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
14569 Doolittle Dr.
Marina Faire
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 8 at 9:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2222 Heathrow Place
Old San Leandro
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 7 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
474 Violet Street
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1952 Howe Dr
Hillcrest Knolls
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
793 Moraga Dr
San Leandro, CA
Updated August 12 at 5:15pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
San Leandro
Finding an Apartment in San Leandro

San Leandro's apartment landlords have taken to the Internet to bemoan the rising vacancy rate, so as a renter, the market's definitely on your side. Landlords and property management companies need to know you're serious about moving into the place and holding up your end of the deal – so no funny business! Get your forms turned in on time, no third party checks, and so on and you’ll be fine.

When to rent: Doesn't matter, just start looking whenever you'd like. The weather's pretty consistent, but what else would you expect from the Californian coast!

San Leandro Neighborhoods

San Leandro's a bedroom community on its way up in the world – things tend to run together in ways they don't in larger cities with pronounced districts. However, the area contains three zip codes, which we'll describe here.

Zip Code 94577 – Hilly Northern San Leandro

This area is home to the Marina Park and the nearby golf course, which is a huge draw for hikers and picnickers. The nifty little downtown, complete with coffee shops and food is around here, too.

Zip Code 94578– Southwestern San Leandro

Here, you'll find the Bay-O-Vista gated community and a whole set of serpentine suburban streets.

Zip Code 94579 – Southeastern San Leandro

Here you will find along with housing, a semi-rugged nature preserve and hiking area with coastal birds and plant life, and a community center hosting all kinds of dance and aerobics classes!

Life in San Leandro

San Leandro's full of parks and friendly folks who will sometimes call to find out if folks are okay when they haven't seen them in awhile. Plenty of people enjoy going out for a hike or barbecue at the Marina, but others also enjoy coffee and the cuisine.

Most people drive to work solo, although around 15% of San Leandro's residents carpool around the city. A car would be a good idea, but if you don’t have one, you could always just get to know your neighbors. You'll likely want to go out to Oakland or across the bay every now and then, and San Leandro's conveniently near the 580 freeway, so getting there should be a breeze, traffic permitting.

In San Leandro, you can eat, drink and go to the movies in places you can easily find, where you can actually park. In San Leandro, there's a good chance you'll be able to live, work, and get entertained, all within the same city. Get out there, apartment hunter, and find your dream San Leandro pad today!

August 2018 San Leandro Rent Report

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

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San Leandro

August 2018 San Leandro Rent Report

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

San Leandro rents declined over the past month

San Leandro rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Leandro stand at $2,180 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,740 for a two-bedroom. San Leandro's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Leandro, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco 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.

  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,620, while one-bedrooms go for $2,090.
  • Fremont has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,740, while one-bedrooms go for $2,970.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,240; rents grew 1.7% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,450; rents increased 0.8% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.

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

As rents have increased slightly in San Leandro, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Leandro is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in San Jose, 1.3% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • San Leandro's median two-bedroom rent of $2,740 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.0% rise in San Leandro.
  • While San Leandro's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Chicago (-1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Leandro than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where San Leandro is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Francisco $2,460 $3,090 0.7% 1.1%
Oakland $1,780 $2,240 1.7% 3.3%
Fremont $2,970 $3,740 -0.3% 4.6%
Hayward $2,290 $2,880 0.4% 3.4%
Concord $2,440 $3,060 2.8% 3.8%
Berkeley $2,090 $2,620 -1.2% -4.6%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 -0.1% 4.4%
Antioch $2,870 $3,610 0.6% 2.5%
Daly City $2,470 $3,100 0.5% 3.3%
San Mateo $3,540 $4,450 0.8% 2.4%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

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

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


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

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

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

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

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