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35 Apartments under $2,500 for rent in San Rafael, CA

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Last updated February 24 at 11:06pm
Downtown San Rafael
7 Units Available
The Lofts at Albert Park
155 Andersen Dr, San Rafael, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,404
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,721
1541 sqft
Bright complex next to Albert Park near the 101. Fire pit and swimming pool on site. Buildings have elevators. In-unit laundry, air conditioning and walk-in closets. Two-story floor plans available.
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Last updated February 24 at 12:51pm
North San Rafael Commercial Center
8 Units Available
eaves San Rafael
300 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,445
808 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,880
1045 sqft
Updated apartments near the 101. Studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments with walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Air conditioning and fireplace. Green community with a pool and bike storage.
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Last updated February 24 at 06:28pm
Smith Ranch
8 Units Available
McInnis Park
10 North Ave, San Rafael, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,500
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
939 sqft
Apartments have unique floor plans. Kitchens are well-equipped and have plenty of counter and cupboard space. Complex has a gym and tennis court. Near the McGinnis Park Golf Club.
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Last updated February 24 at 10:29pm
Downtown San Rafael
2 Units Available
Rafael Town Center
1050 Court St, San Rafael, CA
Studio
$2,485
470 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Located within walking distance of 30 restaurants, 20 retail stores and 10 entertainment centers. Residents enjoy units with dishwashers, hardwood floors, and patio or balcony. Community includes BBQ grill, elevator, fire pit, and pool.
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Last updated February 24 at 06:28pm
Lincoln-San Rafael Hill
6 Units Available
Park Hill
1747 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,999
440 sqft
Comfortable apartments have walk-in closets and fully equipped kitchens. Private parking provided. Located a short walk from Mountain Park and near bus routes on Lincoln Avenue.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
Gerstle Park
1 Unit Available
251 C Street Unit A
251 C Street, San Rafael, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,495
655 sqft
Updated 1BD/1BA in Gerstle Park - Private Patio, Great Location! - FOUNDATION - Located in the desirable Gerstle Park neighborhood of San Rafael, this light-filled 1 BD/1BA boasts over 650 sq. ft of living space.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
Lincoln-San Rafael Hill
1 Unit Available
12 Pacheco St 7
12 Pacheco Street, San Rafael, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,395
750 sqft
2 bedroom Apartment -call to set up an appointment - Property Id: 123613 Apartment Features: - 2 Bedroom - 1 Bathroom - Top Unit - Freshly Painted - New Flooring - Wood counter tops - 1 dedicated parking spot - Laundry on site - Water & Garbage
Last updated February 24 at 12:47pm
Lincoln-San Rafael Hill
1 Unit Available
1476 Lincoln Ave #204
1476 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,195
New and renovated 1 bed 1 bath with in-unit washer and dryer. Easy access to everything. Close to San Rafael downtown. No upstairs or downstairs neighbors. You get a quiet unit with brand new appliances. (RLNE5222598)
Last updated February 24 at 10:02am
Lincoln-San Rafael Hill
1 Unit Available
100 Laurel Place - 110-#6
100 Laurel Place, San Rafael, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,895
800 sqft
Beautiful Apartment close to downtown.
Results within 1 mile of San Rafael
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
San Anselmo
1 Unit Available
19 Belle Avenue
19 Belle Avenue, San Anselmo, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Beautiful lower level, one bedroom/one bathroom apartment available in the heart of San Anselmo. Convenient to downtown, situated on a charming tree-lined street. Unit was recently refreshed with new floors and paint.
Results within 5 miles of San Rafael
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
Santa Fe
1 Unit Available
237 S 3rd St
237 South 3rd Street, Richmond, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,550
725 sqft
One Bedroom in a duplex - Property Id: 106346 One bedroom 1.5 bath for rent , close to transportation easy access to freeway close to Richmod bridge, 5 minutes To Richmond Ferry.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
Southwest Larkspur
1 Unit Available
271 A Madrone Ave.
271 Madrone Ave, Larkspur, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,250
360 sqft
Sweet 1bd/1ba Cabin - Great Larkspur location! Walk to town, close to transportation, shops, restaurants.-FOUNDATION- - This adorable cabin home sits on a shared lot, but is in a private setting.
Last updated February 24 at 12:47pm
Warner Canyon - Kite Hill
1 Unit Available
66 Sunnyside Ave
66 Sunnyside Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
Studio
$2,350
300 sqft
Quaint, gated studio with large sun deck, in desirable location of Mill Valley- Walk to downtown! - FOUNDATION - - Offering a Half Month Free Rent if lease is signed now through March.
Results within 10 miles of San Rafael
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Last updated February 24 at 10:29pm
11 Units Available
Del Norte Place Apartment Homes
11720 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,048
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,556
896 sqft
Prime location close to San Pablo Avenue, UC Berkeley and the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. Community is pet-friendly and features a fitness center. Units have spacious floor plans and all electric appliances.
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Last updated February 24 at 10:29pm
Bay Side
2 Units Available
Bayside
530 Sunnyview Dr, Pinole, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,245
898 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Near San Pablo Bay, I-80 and I-580. Energy-efficient appliances, upgraded flooring, on-site laundry and private patios. Pet-friendly community with pool, basketball court and children's play area.
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Last updated February 24 at 10:29pm
Hilltop Bayview
3 Units Available
Vue at 3600
3600 Sierra Ridge Rd, Richmond, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,935
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,198
850 sqft
Storybook townhouses surrounded by landscaped gardens, just off Richmond Parkway. Dishwashers, cable television and microwaves in units. On-site carport, car wash area and game room. Close to shopping malls and movie theaters.
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Last updated February 18 at 08:01pm
North Beach
3 Units Available
North Beach
6 Nottingham Place, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,100
82 sqft
This community is situated on a quiet alley where North Beach intersects the Financial District and Chinatown.
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Last updated February 24 at 06:57pm
San Pablo
4 Units Available
Montoya Garden Apartments
5005 Montoya Ave, San Pablo, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,035
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,265
950 sqft
Located conveniently nearby Alvarado Park, Interstate 80 and Princeton Plaza, this community offers package service, on-site laundry facilities, pool and renters' insurance. Apartments feature balconies, hardwood flooring, window coverings and additional storage.
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Last updated February 23 at 10:26pm
Central Novato
2 Units Available
Mirabella
1145 Elm Drive, Novato, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,850
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Mirabella in Novato. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated February 24 at 06:10pm
Bay Side
1 Unit Available
The Villas at Harbor Pointe
585 Sunnyview Dr, Pinole, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,215
936 sqft
Arrive home to The Villas at Harbor Pointe where sweeping bay views await you in a reserved hilltop setting. The Villas at Harbor Pointe offers a peaceful environment in historic Pinole.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
North and East
1 Unit Available
340 43rd Street
340 43rd St, Richmond, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
800 sqft
Bright, sunny clean 2 br 1 bath apartment - Property Id: 226126 This 2 bedroom 1 bath unit is one block from the target shopping center which puts you close to shopping, restaurants and banking.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
Pullman
1 Unit Available
3411 Wall Avenue Unit C
3411 Wall Avenue, Richmond, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
850 sqft
(For prospective renters, please provide a mobile number for listing inquiries.) Pleasant, furnished, 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, triplex home property rental on the dynamic Pullman neighborhood in Richmond.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
San Pablo
1 Unit Available
406 Presidio St
406 Presidio Street, San Pablo, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1190 sqft
(For interested applicants, please provide a mobile number for listing inquiries.) Wonderful, 2 bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, upper floor condo property rental in the private Abella community neighborhood in San Pablo.
Last updated February 24 at 12:48pm
San Pablo
1 Unit Available
14 Las Moradas Cir., -
14 Las Moradas Circle, San Pablo, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
14 Las Moradas Cir.

March 2020 San Rafael Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2020 San Rafael Rent Report. San Rafael rents increased 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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March 2020 San Rafael Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2020 San Rafael Rent Report. San Rafael rents increased 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 rents increase sharply over the past month

San Rafael rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Rafael stand at $2,594 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,259 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September of last year. San Rafael's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.6%, as well as the national average of 1.7%.

    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.

    • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,800, while one-bedrooms go for $2,229.
    • Over the past year, Concord has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,033, while one-bedrooms go for $2,414.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,209; rents grew 0.2% over the past month but decreased 1.5% over the past year.
    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,479; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

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

    As rents have increased moderately in San Rafael, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Rafael is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Diego, and 0.5% in Los Angeles.
    • San Rafael's median two-bedroom rent of $3,259 is above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.7% over the past year compared to the 3.3% increase in San Rafael.
    • While San Rafael's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.5%), Austin (+3.4%), and Dallas (+2.3%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Rafael than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,103, where San Rafael is nearly 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Francisco
    $2,470
    $3,100
    0.3%
    0.1%
    Oakland
    $1,760
    $2,210
    0.2%
    -1.5%
    Fremont
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.6%
    1.2%
    Hayward
    $2,240
    $2,810
    0.1%
    2.6%
    Concord
    $2,410
    $3,030
    0.2%
    -1.9%
    Berkeley
    $2,090
    $2,630
    0.1%
    2%
    Richmond
    $2,230
    $2,800
    -0.1%
    5.3%
    Antioch
    $2,640
    $3,310
    0.1%
    2.2%
    Daly City
    $2,680
    $3,360
    0
    2.4%
    San Mateo
    $3,560
    $4,480
    0.4%
    1.9%
    Livermore
    $2,250
    $2,830
    0.4%
    -1.8%
    Redwood City
    $2,830
    $3,550
    0.4%
    2.1%
    San Ramon
    $3,030
    $3,810
    0
    1.8%
    Pleasanton
    $2,940
    $3,690
    1.4%
    -1.3%
    Union City
    $2,820
    $3,540
    0.6%
    3.3%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,460
    $3,090
    0.1%
    0.5%
    South San Francisco
    $2,650
    $3,330
    0.4%
    -0.9%
    Pittsburg
    $2,540
    $3,190
    -0.1%
    0.8%
    San Rafael
    $2,590
    $3,260
    0.6%
    3.3%
    Novato
    $2,710
    $3,400
    0.4%
    4.4%
    Dublin
    $3,060
    $3,850
    0.4%
    2.7%
    San Bruno
    $2,810
    $3,530
    0.7%
    4.1%
    Pacifica
    $3,060
    $3,850
    0.3%
    2.6%
    Martinez
    $2,470
    $3,100
    0.6%
    3.4%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,760
    $3,460
    0.3%
    5.3%
    Burlingame
    $2,710
    $3,410
    1%
    7%
    Belmont
    $2,870
    $3,610
    0.4%
    2.5%
    Emeryville
    $2,420
    $3,040
    0.7%
    0.7%
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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:

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    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.

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