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Last updated February 27 2024 at 1:49 AM

San Mateo, CA
692 Cheap Apartments for Rent

Finding cheap apartments in San Mateo takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, lett... Read Guide >
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in San Mateo?

The average rent for a studio apartment in San Mateo is $2,997.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in San Mateo?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in San Mateo is $3,077.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in San Mateo?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Mateo is $4,259.
City Guide for San Mateo, CA

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in San Mateo, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Mateo takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in San Mateo by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in San Mateo in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of San Mateo.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in San Mateo. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in San Mateo.