26 Apartments under 2500 for rent in San Rafael, CA

Last updated May 24 at 10:01pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of San Rafael, CA
66 Sunnyside Ave
Warner Canyon - Kite Hill
Mill Valley, CA
Updated May 22 at 8:46pm UTC
Studio
$2,150
777 Meadowsweet Dr.#121
Corte Madera
Corte Madera, CA
Updated May 7 at 12:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,050
Montoya Garden Apartments
5005 Montoya Ave
San Pablo, CA
Updated May 24 at 7:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,595
2 Bedrooms
$1,945
Results within 10 miles of San Rafael, CA
173 Lakeshore Ct
Marina Bay
Richmond, CA
Updated May 24 at 6:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
922 Carlson Blvd
Eastshore
Richmond, CA
Updated May 24 at 6:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
3107 Willow Rd Apt D
San Pablo
San Pablo, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:30pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
419 South 23rd Street
Coronado
Richmond, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,497
1737 Dalessi Drive
Pinole Vista
El Sobrante, CA
Updated May 20 at 9:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
48 Las Moradas Cir
San Pablo
San Pablo, CA
Updated May 18 at 10:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
68 Schooner Court
Marina Bay
Richmond, CA
Updated May 16 at 1:51pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,200
1337 24th St
North and East
San Pablo, CA
Updated May 16 at 11:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
25 12th Street
Iron Triangle
Richmond, CA
Updated May 11 at 12:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
777 Meadowsweet #126
Corte Madera
Corte Madera, CA
Updated May 7 at 12:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,950
1225 Santa Clara Street
Panhandle Annex
Richmond, CA
Updated May 17 at 10:10am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Somerset Lane
Scott Valley - Alto
Mill Valley, CA
Updated May 23 at 7:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
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May 2018 San Rafael Rent Report

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

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May 2018 San Rafael Rent Report

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

San Rafael rent trends were flat over the past month

San Rafael rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Rafael stand at $2,590 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,250 for a two-bedroom. San Rafael's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Rafael, 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.

  • Berkeley has seen rents fall by 3.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580.
  • Berkeley has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.5%).
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,340; rents remained steady over the past month.

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

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

  • Rents increased moderately 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 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.9% in San Diego.
  • San Rafael's median two-bedroom rent of $3,250 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.4% increase in San Rafael.
  • While San Rafael's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+2.3%) and Dallas (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Rafael than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where San Rafael is more than three 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 $3,060 -0.0% 1.3%
Fremont $2,920 $3,670 1.4% 5.0%
Hayward $2,240 $2,820 0.4% 1.0%
Concord $2,440 $3,060 0.6% 1.9%
Berkeley $2,050 $2,580 1.5% -3.4%
Richmond $2,110 $2,650 0.3% 3.9%
Antioch $2,860 $3,600 -0.1% 4.3%
Daly City $2,430 $3,050 0.2% 2.5%
San Mateo $3,460 $4,340 0.3% 0.4%
San Leandro $2,170 $2,720 0.3% -0.8%
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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.

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