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87 Pet Friendly Apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA

Last updated July 16 at 6:11am UTC
1318 Monte Diablo Ave
Shoreview
San Mateo, CA
Updated July 14 at 9:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
206 42nd Avenue
Sugarloaf
San Mateo, CA
Updated July 10 at 9:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,950
747 Costa Rica Avenue
San Mateo Park
San Mateo, CA
Updated June 22 at 10:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,750
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1101 Vailwood Way
Hillsdale
San Mateo, CA
Updated June 20 at 10:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,900
205 Monte Diablo Ave
Northwest Heights
San Mateo, CA
Updated July 12 at 5:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,300
424 N Kingston St
Shoreview
San Mateo, CA
Updated July 10 at 5:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,000

July 2018 San Mateo Rent Report

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

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July 2018 San Mateo Rent Report

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

San Mateo rents increase sharply over the past month

San Mateo rents have increased 1.0% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Mateo stand at $3,510 for a one-bedroom apartment and $4,410 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. San Mateo's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Mateo, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,410; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.0% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,650, while one-bedrooms go for $2,110.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,200; rents decreased 0.9% over the past month but were up 2.5% over the past year.

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

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in San Jose, 1.6% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • San Mateo's median two-bedroom rent of $4,410 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.2% increase in San Mateo.
  • While San Mateo's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%), Chicago (-1.3%), and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Mateo than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,040, where San Mateo is more than four 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 $2,440 $3,070 -0.0% 1.0%
Oakland $1,750 $2,200 -0.9% 2.5%
Fremont $2,980 $3,750 0.9% 5.7%
Hayward $2,280 $2,870 0.7% 2.9%
Concord $2,370 $2,980 -1.2% -0.1%
Berkeley $2,110 $2,650 0.9% -5.2%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 -0.5% 3.7%
Antioch $2,850 $3,580 -0.2% 3.9%
Daly City $2,460 $3,080 0.6% 3.3%
San Mateo $3,510 $4,410 1.0% 1.2%
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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.

Methodology:

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.