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San Mateo Apartments

San Mateo, CA 101 Apartments for Rent

Check out 101 verified apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA with rents starting as low as $2,150. Prices shown are base rent prices and may not include non-optional fees and utilities.
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Average rent in San Mateo, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Mateo is $3,189, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,077. Rent rates updated 8 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in San Mateo, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in San Mateo, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 101 available rental units listed on Apartment List in San Mateo. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in San Mateo is $2,898 for a studio, $3,189 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,077 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of San Mateo apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next San Mateo, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in San Mateo?

In San Mateo, the average rent is $2,898 for a studio, $3,189 for a 1-bedroom, $4,077 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,183 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Mateo, check out our monthly San Mateo Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in San Mateo?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in San Mateo by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in San Mateo?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find San Mateo apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in San Mateo?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in San Mateo.

How can I find off-campus housing in San Mateo?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around San Mateo. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Integral Studies, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.