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1,128 Apartments for rent in San Mateo County, CA

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Alta off the Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,300
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A welcoming community in a boutique-style apartment. Apartments feature hardwood plank flooring, smart kitchens, and granite countertops. On-site laundry, large pool, and community WiFi provided.
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Park Royal Photo Gallery 1
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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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Oakwood Living Redwood City Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,000
960 sqft
Find your home at the centre of high-tech Silicon Valley and the mid-point of the San Fransisco peninsula in charming Redwood City. Offering you smart, well-designed living spaces, tailored to your needs, Oakwood Living Redwood City offers furnished and unfurnished accommodations that give you flexibility to create a home that is distinctly YOU. Spacious one- and two-bedroom floorplans with balconies include all the amenities you would expect alongside convenient services like high-speed internet, 24-hour on-call emergency services, and pet-friendliness that make living easy and enjoyable. Wake up to stunning coastal mountain views from your west-facing apartment, take a dip in the resort-style swimming pool, or get your sweat on at the fully-equipped fitness center As a good living enthusiast, we understand you live life on your own terms, and here at Oakwood Living Redwood City, we invite you to become rooted in a place that will bring you closer to the things that matter most.
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Avalon San Bruno Photo Gallery 1
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40 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,215
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,713
939 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,070
1212 sqft
Luxury units feature laundry, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Community includes BBQ grill, pool, trash valet and more. Walking distance to BART and Caltrain stations.
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San Mateo County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Mateo County is $3,348, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,306. Last updated June 23
Studio
$2,659
1 Bed
$3,348
2 Beds
$4,306
3+ Beds
$5,755
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Metropolitan Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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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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Shadow Cove Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,236
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,873
870 sqft
Modern community with a large pool, recreation area, and fitness center. Hardwood floors, large walk-in closets, and fireplaces in units. On-site fire pit, clubhouse, and volleyball court. Pool.
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Altitude Photo Gallery 1
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29 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,322
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,150
1326 sqft
Conveniently located within walking distance of South San Francisco’s historic Downtown, Altitude Apartments offers the comfort of a residential neighborhood with a vibrant downtown scene. This up-and-coming energy-filled neighborhood provides easy access to all other areas of greater San Francisco. At Altitude, you’ll have all the conveniences of a vibrant modern city with all the benefits of a relaxed, walkable neighborhood. Altitude Apartments encompass contemporary style with a sophisticated San Franciscan sensibility. Our brand new spacious 1 and 2 bedroom homes are meticulously outfitted with high-end, modern finishes and upgraded features. Our unparalleled amenity package allows you to effortlessly live your life. You’ll never want to leave home because everything you need is right here.
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Sofi Redwood Park Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,684
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,375
875 sqft
Community offers BBQ grill, clubhouse, pool, gym and on-site laundry. Units include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Located close to Bair Island and San Carlos Airport.
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Beach Park Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,532
976 sqft
Waterfront living near SR-92. On the banks of 218-acre lagoon. In-unit laundry and extra storage. Private balcony/patio. Easy access to Google and Apple headquarters. Community has sauna and pool.
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Indian Creek Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,975
985 sqft
Close to Shell Pkwy and Shannon Park. Elegant one-bedroom apartments include a modern kitchen and carpet. Recently renovated community include a pool, a tennis court and a guest suite.
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The Plaza Photo Gallery 1
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7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,361
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,860
977 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors and walk-in closets in upscale one- to-three-bedroom apartments. Resort-style amenities include a zen garden, wellness spa and fitness center. Convenient access to Hillsdale Shopping Center, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley.
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Elan Menlo Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,174
1022 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Fabulous resort-style community near Highway 101. Many apartment updates including stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. On-site pool, gym, hot tub and clubhouse. A fire pit, dog park and courtyard are available.
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Burlingame West Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,395
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,295
1150 sqft
Take a virtual tour of our community! Send us a message to book your tour. Situated around a serene courtyard pool in a quiet residential neighborhood, Burlingame West offers the perfect sanctuary yet is only minutes from all the conveniences of Bay Area living and walking distance to Bart and Caltrain. Enjoy light-filled floor plans featuring spacious closets, all-electric kitchens with convenient dishwashers and private patios or balconies. On-site amenities include a sparkling pool, outdoor seating areas and laundry facilities. Burlingame West is located in one of the most highly desired areas in the Bay Area, with easy access to highways 101, 280, and 380, as well as just minutes from shopping, dining, and entertainment. Live the life you’ve always wanted, here at Burlingame West.
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Marlin Cove Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,614
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,182
1102 sqft
Luxury 1-2 bedroom apartments offer modern kitchens, granite counters, fireplace, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry and patio/balcony. Pet-friendly community features covered pool, sauna, gym, elevator and parking. Waterfront location on Foster City Blvd.
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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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Pescadero Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,521
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,407
1112 sqft
A short drive from Route 101 and Highway 92. Landscaped community has a sauna, a pool and a hot tub. Luxury homes include modern kitchen appliances, carpet and a fireplace.
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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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South City Station Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,520
640 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,687
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,508
1103 sqft
Near South San Francisco Station and San Bruno Mountain Park. Apartments feature eco-friendly carpets, oversized windows, and Juliet balconies. Tenants have access to a clubhouse, spa, and 24-hour fitness center. Elevator, bike storage, 24-hr gym.
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Schooner Bay Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,329
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,854
963 sqft
Prime location close to the Belmont and Hillside Caltrain stops as well as Highways 101 and 92. Homes are well-appointed and feature private garages and in-home washer/dryer. Green community!
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Beach Cove Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,976
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,846
870 sqft
Resort-style community near Catamaran Park and the water. Pet-friendly community with incredible bay views. On-site fitness center, pool with sundeck, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. Pet-friendly.
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Bayswater Photo Gallery 1
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107 Units Available
Studio
$3,450
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,995
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,795
831 sqft
Bayswater is an elegant, boutique community that brings you the best of the Bay Area. With its cottage-inspired, wood-forward exteriors and extensive list of luxury amenities, Bayswater offers a fresh perspective on elevated living. Enjoy all the benefits of metropolitan access paired with thoughtfully designed spaces that let you find energy or wind down with ease.
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Sofi Belmont Hills Photo Gallery 1
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13 Units Available
Studio
$2,475
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,874
600 sqft
Nestled into a wooded area near Highway 101 and I-280. Recently renovated units offering updated appliances, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Available furnished. This pet-friendly community offers a pool, hot tub and gym.
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Skyline Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,007
932 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,753
1360 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,414
1679 sqft
Mid-rise community near I-280. Fantastic upgrades including granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows and gourmet kitchens included. A gym, hot tub, pool and grill area available.
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Blu Harbor by Windsor Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,495
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,920
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,450
1111 sqft
Centered around a marina in Redwood City. Waterfront apartments and penthouse suites with contemporary amenities and high-end finishes. Tenants enjoy access to complimentary paddle boards and sea kayaks.
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Find an apartment for rent in San Mateo County, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in San Mateo County, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 1,128 available rental units listed on Apartment List in San Mateo County. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in San Mateo County is $2,659 for a studio, $3,348 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,306 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in San Mateo County?

In San Mateo County, the average rent is $2,659 for a studio, $3,348 for a 1-bedroom, $4,306 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,755 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Mateo County, check out our monthly San Mateo County Rent Report.

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

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

How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some San Mateo County properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

How much should I pay for rent in San Mateo County?

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 County.

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

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

San Mateo County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Mateo County is $3,348, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,306. Last updated June 23
Studio
$2,659
1 Bed
$3,348
2 Beds
$4,306
3+ Beds
$5,755
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List