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Studio apartments could offer the best of San Mateo living at a less expensive price tag than larger units. Look for the best buildings near entertainment, dining, and public t... Read Guide >
Ryan Tower Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$2,555
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,160
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,257
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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888 San Mateo Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$2,895
634 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,195
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,295
1036 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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Laurel Crossing Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,335
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,499
524 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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11 Hayward Ave Unit 1006 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,797
1530 sqft
Results within 1 mile of San Mateo
The Arlington Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
$2,398
392 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,898
625 sqft
The Arlington in Burlingame, CA, offers residents comfortable living in spacious studio and one bedroom apartments. In addition to beautiful, gourmet-style kitchens, you’ll also find a fitness center and spa to help you relax. Our exceptional location is close to everything that makes Bay Area living so special. San Francisco is only 17 miles away and a short 25 minute Caltrain ride can take you there with ease. Destinations on the Peninsula, South Bay, and East Bay are also easily reached by I-101. With spacious homes, a convenient location walking distance to downtown Burlingame, and community amenities designed with you in mind, your next Bay Area home is waiting for you at The Arlington.
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Bayswater Photo Gallery 1
1 of 74
Verified
91 Units Available
Studio
$3,190
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,350
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,673
978 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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Harbor Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$3,705
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,775
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,295
780 sqft
Apartments in highly walkable neighborhood. Studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Community features include pool, sauna, tennis court, gym and on-site parking. Units feature stainless steel appliances, walk-in closet, and patio or balcony.
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Results within 5 miles of San Mateo
Huxley Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$3,473
761 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,085
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
898 sqft
Huxley Apartments brings a modern touch to Redwood City. Our studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes feature stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and in-home washers and dryers. Throughout the community, enjoy the rooftop deck with scenic mountain views, a fitness center and more.
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Northpark Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
18 Units Available
Studio
$2,342
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,529
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,232
806 sqft
Resort-like community near Bayside Park. Community amenities include two heated swimming pools, an updated fitness center and a gym. Recently renovated apartments include walk-in closets, energy-efficient appliances and updated cabinetry.
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Lagoons Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$3,279
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,440
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,577
870 sqft
Recently revamped waterfront homes located barely 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. In-home amenities include linen closets and quartz countertops. Pet-friendly and smoke-free community.
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Shadow Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$2,874
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,799
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,079
960 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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Blu Harbor by Windsor Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,240
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,565
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,455
1199 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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Franklin 299 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
24 Units Available
Studio
$3,496
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,912
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,666
1082 sqft
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a grill, media room, car charging and concierge service. Near Downtown Redwood City. Easy access to the bullet train.
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Highwater Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
24 Units Available
Studio
$3,474
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,840
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,539
935 sqft
Our touring schedules and operating hours may vary as we continue to follow local phased opening guidelines and direction from local health officials. Please visit our community website for up to date information. Highwater features a distinct mix of luxury apartment and penthouse homes in a stylish, amenity-driven building, with a rooftop pool and fitness center – just steps away from downtown Redwood City. Now Open!
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Indigo Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,784
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,145
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,074
1032 sqft
Redwood City homes, not far from Google's offices. Smoke-free units come with walk-in closets, microwaves and laundry facilities. On-site pool, parking, media room, elevators and gym. Pet-friendly.
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eaves Foster City Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$2,613
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,572
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,925
912 sqft
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on San Francisco Bay. Walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Air conditioning. Green community with trash valet. Tenants have access to game room and gym.
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614 Park Road Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,750
600 sqft
614 Park Road - STUDIO Available 10/01/22 EMERALD HILLS - tastefully RENOVATED STUDIO in serene settings - Emerald Hills Type: Studio above three car garage Address: 614 Park Road - STUDIO, Emerald Hills, CA 94062 Location: Jefferson, Lake View Rooms: studio, 1 bathrooms, upstairs, off street parking Sq. feet: 600 approx., 2.2 acre lot Details: Tastefully renovated studio nestled in serene setting of desirable Emerald Hills community. Stunning high ceilings, updated flooring, open kitchen, sliding door opens to spacious patio with tree top views. Bathroom with private shower and a tub. Nice deck with tree top vies. Shared washer and dryer with other units. Property is about 2.2 acres and includes main house and three cabins. All utilities are included: PG&E, water, garbage, free laundry machines in the laundry room, one covered car garage space, gardening/landscaping, basic cable tv. This is a must see. Rent: $2,750 Security Deposit: $3,200 Available: 10/01/2022 - Term: 1 year lease ** DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANTS - PLEASE EMAIL FOR A PRIVATE APPOINTMENT *** *** For APPLICATIONS and OTHER AVAILABLE PROPERTIES please visit WWW.CMPMI.COM *** Elizabeth (Liz) Santos, Assistant Property Manager for: Andrea Vernerova, Broker Associate, Property Manager, Cal DRE #01470436 CM Property Management Inc, Cal DRE #01889318 (RLNE7696238)
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1123 Chula Vista Ave 7 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,200
350 sqft
Studio Apartment - Property Id: 941065 Completely renovated studio in the heart of downtown burlingame. Studio features beautiful newly installed hardwood floors , modern new white cabinets, quartz counter top and drop in sink beautifully installed tiled floors in kitchen and bathroom, new gas stove as well as refrigerator, clean and newly remodeled bathroom with completely tiled stand up shower, double pane windows and sliding door, walk out balcony, new gas wall heater. Unit includes sheltered garage parking as well as exterior storage unit. Common laundry machines for all tenants. All utilities paid except gas and electricity. Qualification requirements include credit report, background check, proof of income, and application. If interested please email or call 4153seven85788 for inquiries thank you. Stove and refrigerator New hardwood floors New Paint New kitchen New bathroom Walk out balcony Sheltered private parking Storage unit Common laundry Utilities paid except gas/electricity Lease Terms: 1 year Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1123-chula-vista-ave-burlingame-ca-unit-7/941065 Property Id 941065 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7690002)
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Results within 10 miles of San Mateo
Avenue Two Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$2,166
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,445
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,049
837 sqft
Upscale building with access to 101 freeway. Community amenities include media room, 24-hour gym, game room, clubhouse, pool, parking and pool table. Recently renovated units feature granite counters, hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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Bell South City Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$2,985
569 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,020
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,865
1079 sqft
Bell South City is a brand new, pet-friendly apartment community with an iconic rooftop lounge, elevated courtyards, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an expansive club room and more. Have your choice of brand new townhomes and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for rent. Enjoy views of San Francisco Bay and San Bruno Mountain, access to nearby trails and convenient walkability to artisan breweries, South San Francisco’s historic downtown and Caltrain. Bell South City is where life, style, work and play come full circle.
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Mia Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$2,945
606 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Our Team is Here to Help! We are now offering personalized touring options including in person, FaceTime, video, and virtual tours. Our leasing team will be able to support your needs during normal business hours.
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707 Leahy Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,870
411 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,975
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,071
840 sqft
Spacious apartment homes with big patios, fully equipped kitchens and walk-in closets. Washer/dryer in unit. Located close to Stanford Shopping Center and Hillsdale Mall. Community has underground parking and a saline swimming pool.
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The Bluffs at Pacifica Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$2,599
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,268
925 sqft
Just 10 minutes from downtown San Francisco and SFO Airport, this apartment community features a fitness area with yoga room, covered parking and coffee lounge. Apartments have designer finishes and private balconies.
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17 Maple Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Studio
$2,000
Beautifully remodeled Studio Apartment in Quiet Residential Neighborhood. Available Immediately. Fully equipped with oven/range combo, microwave, and refrigerator. Completely remodeled throughout with modern bathroom. Separate entrance and on-site shared laundry included. Close to South San Francisco downtown shops and restaurants. Easy access to Hwy 101. 1-year lease minimum. KEY FEATURES Year Built: 2019 Bedrooms: Studio Bathrooms: 1 Laundry: Shared Floor: Hardwood Parking: Street Property Type: Duplex LEASE TERMS Lease Duration min/max months: 12/24 Housing Assistance: Not available Smoking: No Smoking Pets: No pets allowed; assistance animals OK Date Available: 10/08/2022 Utilities included: Water, PG&E, Trash, Sewer for $100 per month Application Fee: $52.95 per applicant QUALIFYING STANDARDS: Applicant(s) must meet these standards to be considered for this home. -Applicant's income must meet or exceed $6,000 per month -Applicant's must receive positive references from all prior landlords in the last 5 years -Applicant's credit score must be a minimum of 600. -Applicant must be a non-smoker -Applicant must be clean, responsible and pay rent on time, all the time. -No evictions -A background check will be conducted on all applicants over the age of 18. Contact Info: L2 Property Management 650-457-5548
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is a studio apartment in San Mateo?

The average rent for a studio apartment in San Mateo is $2,936.

How much would it cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in San Mateo?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in San Mateo is $3,156.

How much do two-bedroom apartments go for in San Mateo?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Mateo is $3,852.
City Guide for San Mateo, CA

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Salutations, one and all, and welcome to the online nerve center for your San Mateo, California apartment hunting escapades! Conveniently located just 15 miles from San Francisco, San Mateo is a scenic alternative to the hustle and bustle of the “City by the Bay.” So what do you say? Are you ready to join the 93,000-plus proud peeps who call San Mateo home? Of course you are! But before you pack your windbreaker and your 49ers jersey and hit the streets in search of your future home, take a few moments to learn what life is really like in arguably San Fran’s most aesthetic suburb … See more

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

Studio apartments could offer the best of San Mateo living at a less expensive price tag than larger units. Look for the best buildings near entertainment, dining, and public transportation or highway access.

Ask about the square footage of studio apartments in San Mateo during your tour. Even a little extra space in another building can offer more room for storage or an additional chair. Consider the layout and what you can accomplish before you sign. You should have enough room for your bed, a small sitting area, and a dining table. You can always get creative and loft your bed to save on space underneath or install a fold-down table or desk that tucks away.

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