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The Morgan Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$8,122
1707 sqft
AT THE MORGAN, AMENITIES SEDUCE AND DELIGHT INSIDE AND OUT FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE. YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY OPENS THE DOOR TO A LIFESTYLES DESIGNED FOR GATHERING AND RETREATING WITH A SOPHISTICATED FLOURISH OF SPACES AND LUXURIES FOR RESIDENTS ONLY.
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MONTEREY GARDEN APARTMENTS Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,947
1196 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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The Monterey is a historic landmark building located within the heart of San Mateo’s serene and exclusive Baywood District. A few blocks from beautiful downtown San Mateo which offers shopping, bistros, grocery stores, fine dining, 12 screen cinema, Equinox, 24-Hour Fitness, new public library, Central Park, and lots of entertainment. The Monterey offers pet-friendly 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartment homes, many with views of the bay or hills. Conveniently located just 2 blocks west of El Camino and downtown Third Avenue, a short distance to CalTrain, as well as minutes to the 101 and 280 Freeways.
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Mode Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,288
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,049
1095 sqft
Easy access to freeways and commuting. On-site courtyards, grill area, dog park and clubhouse. Fitness center and yoga room available. Spacious interiors with various upgrades, including gourmet kitchens.
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Ryan Tower Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
$2,808
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,947
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,947
840 sqft
Ryan Tower is a newly renovated downtown San Mateo luxury high rise. This landmark building is located within the heart of San Mateo’s serene and exclusive Baywood District. Just two blocks from beautiful downtown, San Mateo offers shopping, bistros, grocery stores, fine dining, a 12 screen cinema, 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, a new public library, Central Park, and lots of entertainment. Ryan Tower is a dramatic high rise with pet-friendly studios and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes, most with dramatic views of the bay or hills. Conveniently located just 2 blocks west of El Camino on Third Avenue, a short distance to Caltrain, as well as minutes to the 101 and 280 Freeways.
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San Mateo

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Mateo is $3,177, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,255. Last updated June 23
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Park Place at San Mateo Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,360
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,363
1003 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$6,095
1367 sqft
Great location, close to Highway 101 and I-280. Residents enjoy units with fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and chef-caliber kitchens. Community offers 24-hour gym, clubhouse, game room and sauna.
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Creekside Photo Gallery 1
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9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,709
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,273
850 sqft
Apartments are close to Caltrain and 101 freeway. Building features 24-hour gym, clubhouse, pool and sauna. Units have in-unit laundry, bathtub, dishwasher and hardwood floors. Pets are welcome for an additional fee.
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West 5th Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$5,225
1590 sqft
West 5th Apartments grants you access to the innovative and thrilling Downtown San Mateo. Explore the neighborhood's incredible dining and entertainment destinations that are all just moments from your front door. When it comes time to settle in, our homes feature renovated kitchens, hard surface flooring and more. Step out onto the private balconies to admire the breathtaking views of Silicon Valley and beyond. Let West 5th Apartments be your Bay Area getaway in the heart of the highly sought-after San Mateo.
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Chesapeake Point Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,055
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,524
1054 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,117
1064 sqft
Close to Lakeshore Park and Route 101. Recently renovated homes with patio/balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, and granite counters. Residents have use of a pool, gym, and hot tub.
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Metropolitan Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,721
891 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,466
1239 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,217
1425 sqft
Steps from some of downtown San Mateo's finest shops and restaurants. Award-winning apartment community with a lap pool, steam room, clubhouse and movie theater. Gated underground parking available. Smoke-free units with fireplace, in-unit laundry.
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Bridgepointe Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,145
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,885
1195 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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One-, two- and three-bed apartments with views of the San Francisco skyline. Modern kitchens with appliances, big windows, child playground, spa, pool, electric vehicle charging station, on-site management.
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Park Royal Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,898
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,798
798 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Located in a desirable mid-Peninsula location, Park Royal is close to everything that makes the Bay Area such a great place to live. We are convenient to both downtown San Mateo and Burlingame where you will find great dining at local favorites such as Flights, Pizzeria Delfina, Plant Caf, Sushi Sams and Stacks. Spend a day shopping along Burlingame Avenue, or head indoors at Hillsdale Shopping Center. Stock up on seasonal local produce at the San Mateo Farmers Market, Burlingames Fresh Market, or stop by Mollie Stones. We are close to Samtrans bus service and Caltrain and quickly accessible to Highway 92, 101 and 280. Our spacious, newly renovated one and two bedroom apartments have kitchens and baths with modern finishes, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, designer cabinetry and lighting as well as generous walk-in closets, in-home washers and dryers and complimentary Wi-Fi service inside your home. Enjoy abundant community amenities; including a 24-hour fitness center, relaxing spa, barbeque and lounge area. We offer bike storage as well as assigned and covered parking and are a pet-friendly community.
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CitySouth Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,901
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,356
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Colorful, three-story aluminum, steel, stucco, and glass cube-like structures snake across a landscape dotted with delightful outdoor living spaces perfect for an early evening hang or late-night swim. A design-centric enclave, these luxury apartments in San Mateo feature the full range of top-shelf amenities. Granite countertops, wood plank flooring, and spacious closets can all be yours at CitySouth. Just a short 25-minute drive from SFO, CitySouth is the perfect jumping off point for San Mateo, Redwood City, Foster City, Santa Clara and the rest of Silicon Valley. Inside and out, CitySouth was designed to incite the senses. Find the perfect apartment at CitySouth - now complete with the Smart Home package!
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Laurel Crossing Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,375
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,440
524 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,105
895 sqft
Near Highway 101 and Laurie Meadows Park. Recently renovated with lots of storage, fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. On-site amenities include two saltwater pools, a Jacuzzi, updated fitness center and two tennis courts.
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33 Lodato Avenue Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,995
800 sqft
Sprawling Ultra Luxurious Remodeled Apartment - Nestled on a small cul-de-sac just off of El Camino Real in San Mateo, this completely renovated one bedroom apartment is built to impress. Virtually every single thing in this apartment is brand new. Custom home finishes throughout will impress friends, family, and guests alike, while providing you with all the comforts you need. The property itself was completely renovated in 2014, including a modern landscaped courtyard, as well as brand new exterior paint and styling. Your apartment features a brand new custom kitchen with espresso cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, new wall to wall hardwood LVT flooring, dual paned vinyl windows, and a stunning bathroom with a new vanity and custom tiled bath enclosure.
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888 San Mateo Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$2,650
634 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,195
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,895
1158 sqft
Located on the San Mateo border, this recently upgraded green community has a yoga center, a well-equipped business center and a fitness center for residents. Carpeted apartments feature granite counters and hardwood floors.
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1258 Nadina Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,250
600 sqft
Newly painted private and clean duplex with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a generous kitchen-dining area, and living room in the quiet Baywood Aragon neighborhood of San Mateo. This property features new light fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom, a new vanity, double pane windows, and both hardwood and carpet flooring. There is a private backyard including a covered patio and a single car garage with additional street parking. No Washer / Dryer This duplex is in a fantastic location with easy access to El Camino, Borel Square, downtown San Mateo and Hillsdale Mall with their various restaurants, movie theater, coffee shops, and fitness centers. Nearby groceries include Safeway, Trader's Joe's, and Whole Foods. Very convenient to get to the 92 in between the 101 and 280 Fwys. School district includes Aragon High School, Junipero Serra High School, and College of San Mateo. Rental Terms: Rent: $2,250, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $2,600, Available Now. Ideal for 1-2 people only. No pets or smoking allowed. Rental Terms: Rent: $2,250, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $2,600, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Rental Terms: Rent: $2,250, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $2,600, Available 7/1/22 Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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1260 Nadina Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,250
450 sqft
MOVE in by July 2022 and get FREE rent for July. Newly painted private and clean duplex with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a generous kitchen-dining area, and living room in the quiet Baywood Aragon neighborhood of San Mateo. This property features new light fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom, a new vanity, double pane windows, and both hardwood and carpet flooring. There is a private backyard including a covered patio and a single car garage with additional street parking. No Washer / Dryer This duplex is in a fantastic location with easy access to El Camino, Borel Square, downtown San Mateo and Hillsdale Mall with their various restaurants, movie theater, coffee shops, and fitness centers. Nearby groceries include Safeway, Trader's Joe's, and Whole Foods. Very convenient to get to the 92 in between the 101 and 280 Fwys. School district includes Aragon High School, Junipero Serra High School, and College of San Mateo. Rental Terms: Rent: $2,250, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $2,600, Available Now. To apply, click this link: https://www.rpmmidpeninsula.com/houses-rent Ideal for 1-2 people only. No pets or smoking allowed. Rental Terms: Rent: $2,250, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $2,600, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1824 El Parque Ct Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,250
975 sqft
This beautiful San Mateo property is located on El Parque Drive in an excellent neighborhood. Approximately 1000 square feet apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in a handy location. The living room includes a wide picture window that lets in additional light and makes the space feel more open. The oak laminate floors provide beauty and warmth, and you'll appreciate the huge modernized kitchen with free standing stove, refrigerator, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, and a completely remodeled bathroom with new fixtures. The house also offers a large bedroom, plenty of storage space, and an in-unit washer and dryer for laundry. There are two parking spaces, one carport parking space, and one assigned parking. This house is in a unique location. Excellent location for commuters, close to Highway 101. The Caltrain station is roughly minutes away, Los Prados Park is nearby and there are numerous restaurants within a 5-minute drive. Highlighted amenities Washer & Dryer 1 carport space & additional parking along the fence Centrally heated Utilities such as water and garbage are provided. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.
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1612 Marina Ct Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1000 sqft
Contemporary style and comfort are assured for the lucky new owners of this beautifully presented apartment. You’ll live in a picturesque waterside location close to Lakeshore Park and only moments from bustling shopping, major transport routes, schools, dining options and so much more. The 1,000sqft layout will instantly feel bright and inviting with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and an open living area. For the cook, the kitchen will be a culinary haven with a suite of premium stainless steel appliances, sweeping countertops, upper and lower cabinets, and a window that frames views out over the water. The bathroom has quality fixtures, and laundry facilities and exudes the same sleek style promising added functionality. Residents of the renowned Marina Gardens community relish access to an exercise room and a pool while the dream location ensures you’re never far from all the must-have amenities and services you could ever need. *IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: • No smoking • Application processing time is 2-3 business days. Please review Keyrenter's Application Criteria prior to applying. $60 Application Fee per applicant 18 or older. (COMPLETING THE INCOME VERFICATION PROCESS IN THE APPLICATION WILL EXPEDITE THE PROCESS FOR YOU) • No sublease/Airbnb etc. Other restrictions may apply per lease contract. • Security Deposit: Equal to one month of rent *The Basics: • Schedule a Showing - Call: 408-809-5620 • Parking: 2 car garage • Lease Term: One Year Lease preferred • Utilities Included with Rent: Owner pays for the pool/jacuzzi and gardening maintenance, Tenant responsible for all utilities • Pets Policy: Sorry, No Pets Amenities: Cable Ready, Corner Lot/Corner Unit, Incredible Views, No Smoking, Patio, Storage Shed, New carpet, New Paint, 2nd Floor Washer/Dryer, Open Floor Plan, Breakfast/Dining Nook, Granite Countertops, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Energy Efficient Appliances, French Door Refrigerator, Self-Closing Cabinets and Drawers, Completely Renovated Kitchen, Large Master Bedroom, Completely Renovated Bathroom(s), Community Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Designated Guest/Visitor Parking, : Lakeshore Park is adjacent
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40 22nd AVE Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,600
600 sqft
Nice 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 1st floor apartment. Includes an eat-in kitchen and detached 1 car garage with extra storage. Quartz countertops in kitchen. New paint and windows. Tile floors throughout. Westside of El Camino Real. Close to 25th Avenue and Hillsdale Mall. Easy access to 101 and Public Transportation. This is a nice and quiet 5-unit complex that includes a laundry room. Available Now. Tenant pays water & PG&E.
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20 W 3rd AVE 301 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,700
2400 sqft
Large 2BR/2BA at The Towers near downtown San Mateo with pleasant views of neighborhood. Floor to ceiling windows in living room, high ceilings, formal DR, patios and deck off kitchen. Wet bar, laundry in unit, 2 assigned parking spaces
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3700 Curtiss Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,995
1130 sqft
Recently updated 3bed/1bath 1100' home on a huge 7200' lot. New kitchen flooring, new Samsung washer and dryer in garage, new bathroom and kitchen fixtures, new blinds, new light fixtures throughout, all new paint and carpet throughout. 2 car garage with work sink, cabinetry storage, plus ample storage above in loft area. Oversize 12'x12' kitchen has room for dining or work from home space. Generous size patio in backyard perfect for entertaining. Hammock under the oak tree excellent for enjoying afternoons. Newer Pavers in driveway. Great location with easy access to 101, 92, Caltrain, Hillsdale shopping mall, Los Prados and Bay Meadows parks, Whole Foods, and tons of other shopping and dining options.
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46 22nd AVE Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$2,700
600 sqft
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom ground floor unit with new paint. Includes an eat-in kitchen with sliding glass doors that lead out to a shared backyard and 1 car garage with extra storage. New paint and windows. Hardwood floors. Westside of El Camino Real. Close to 25th Avenue and Hillsdale Mall. Easy access to 101 and Public Transportation. This is a nice and quiet 5-unit complex that includes a laundry room. Available Now. Tenant pays water & PG&E.
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42 22nd AVE Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,500
600 sqft
Nice 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 2nd floor apartment. Includes an eat-in kitchen, small deck and detached 1 car garage with extra storage. New carpets, paint and windows. Westside of El Camino Real. Close to 25th Avenue and Hillsdale Mall. Easy access to 101 and Public Transportation. This is a nice and quiet 5-unit complex that includes a laundry room. Available Now. Tenant pays water & PG&E.
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In San Mateo, the average rent is $2,679 for a studio, $3,177 for a 1-bedroom, $4,255 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,832 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Mateo, check out our monthly San Mateo Rent Report.

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San Mateo

Average Rent
City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Mateo is $3,177, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,255. Last updated June 23
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List