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1,330 Apartments for rent in Santa Clara, CA

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Check out 1,330 verified apartments for rent in Santa Clara, CA with rents starting as low as $1600. Some apartments for rent in Santa Clara might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Hidden Lake
3375 Homestead Rd
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,145
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Located just minutes from Highway 62 and Homestead Shopping Center. Units feature air conditioning, dishwasher, fireplace, and patio or balcony. Community has pool, gym, hot tub and BBQ grills.
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12 Units Available
Villas on the Boulevard
2615 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,282
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,298
1192 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Prime location in Santa Clara close to employers, shopping and dining. Community features two lush courtyards, 24-hour fitness center, Bocce ball court and pool. Locate close to Central Expressway and Highway 101.
Verified
12 Units Available
Station 101 Apartments
3700 Lillick Dr
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,845
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1085 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
1250 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Welcome to Station 101 Apartments Situated in prestigious Santa Clara, Station 101 offers residents all of the benefits of Silicon Valley in a convenient location in the award winning Santa Clara Unified School system.
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5 Units Available
Tuscany
3229 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,229
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,724
892 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Apartments feature air conditioning, laundry, patio or balcony, and walk-in closets. Community offers BBQ grills, gym, parking and pool. Located close to public transportation on Highway 82.
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16 Units Available
Old Orchard
2200 Monroe St
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,995
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,633
853 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
One- and two-bedroom modern apartments with fireplace, patio or balcony and covered parking. Enjoy pool, courtyard, hot tub and gym, and on-site laundry. On public transit line with easy access to shopping, dining and San Tomas Expressway.
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6 Units Available
Domicilio
431 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA | The Old Quad
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,370
871 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,590
1230 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
Near Santa Clara University. Luxurious bathrooms with marble counters, gourmet kitchens with large pantries, and private patios or balconies with breathtaking views. On-site theater, fitness center and resort-inspired swimming pool.
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25 Units Available
Estancia Santa Clara
1650 Hope Dr
Santa Clara, CA | Rivermark of Santa Clara
1 Bedroom
$2,150
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,571
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,290
1245 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
Resort-like community with stunning pool and landscaping. Easy access to I-880 and Rt 237. Luxury community with walk-in closets, updated appliances and extra storage. On-site amenities include a sauna, pool, playground and gym. Pet-friendly.
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26 Units Available
City Gate at Cupertino
5608 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA | Calvert
1 Bedroom
$2,046
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,589
1083 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
Stunning, updated community off I-280. Recently renovated with walk-in closets, hardwood floors, granite countertops and extra storage. Fireplaces. On-site amenities including pool, sauna, gym, business center and hot tub.
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32 Units Available
Laguna Clara
3131 Homestead Rd
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,784
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,185
1115 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
Near shopping, health care, parks and public transportation. One- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, walk-in closets and extra storage. Community facilities include a pool, gym and game room. Carports available. Small pets welcome with fee.
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61 Units Available
Hearth
2870 Kaiser Dr
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,290
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,169
1140 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Pet-friendly community with rooftop pool, fitness center. Furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, fireplace, hardwoods, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Enjoy pool, gym, bike storage, parking. Near Central Park, schools, public transit.
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24 Units Available
Cobalt Apartments
50 Saratoga Ave
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,470
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,469
1187 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Elegant apartments with walk-in closets and custom finishes. Tenants get access to a pool and hot tub, courtyard and clubhouse. Easy access to I-280 and the San Tomas Expressway. Close to Pruneridge Golf Club.
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90 Units Available
Mansion Grove Apartments
502 Mansion Park Dr
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,906
871 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,358
1138 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Right in the middle of I-880, Rt. 101 and Rt. 237. Levi's Stadium, California's Great America nearby. Luxurious, charming apartments on prestigious grounds. Fitness center, two pools. Granite counters, fireplace and in-unit laundry.
Verified
32 Units Available
550 Moreland
550 Moreland Way
Santa Clara, CA | Rivermark of Santa Clara
1 Bedroom
$2,544
951 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,282
1309 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,523
1722 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Only minutes from Rivermark Village, this eco-friendly apartment complex is fitted with energy efficient appliances, air conditioning, fireplace and granite counter-tops. Other amenities include media room, hot-tub and parking. Easy access to the Montague Expy.
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19 Units Available
Alderwood Apartments
900 Pepper Tree Ln
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,312
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,742
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
One- and two-bedroom, smoke-free apartments near Santa Clara High School, parks and shopping. All units have granite counters, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Carport included in lease. Facilities include 24-hour gym and pool. Small pets welcome.
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28 Units Available
Summerwood
444 Saratoga Ave
Santa Clara, CA | The Old Quad
1 Bedroom
$2,033
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,663
1070 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
In addition to Japanese-style gardens, this community offers its residents a yoga studio, clubhouse, hot tub, 24-hour gym and even waterfalls. Recently renovated apartments feature fireplaces and in-unit laundry. Located near Mariposa Gardens Shopping Center.
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13 Units Available
Montecito
3765 Tamarack Ln
Santa Clara, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,166
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,464
1020 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Set amid majestic redwood trees and a peaceful manicured courtyard, these Santa Clara-based apartment homes are pet-friendly and completely smoke-free. Rooms include air conditioning and private patio/balcony. Short walk to Koreatown and close to I-280.
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34 Units Available
Orchard Glen Apartments
101 Saratoga Ave
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,131
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,452
925 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Near highways, shopping and parks. One- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, granite counters, in-suite laundry facilities and walk-in closets. Clubhouse with chef's kitchen, pool and gym. Small pets welcome with fee.
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8 Units Available
Park Central Apartments
1050 Benton St
Santa Clara, CA | The Old Quad
1 Bedroom
$2,400
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,506
948 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Recently renovated development with beautiful grounds. Saltwater pool, fitness center and courtyard. Granite counters, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Near Santa Clara University and San Jose international Airport. Short hop to I-880 or Rt. 101.
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43 Units Available
Boardwalk Apartments
3770 Flora Vista Ave
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,920
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,277
950 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Tranquil location along a private network of canals, near shopping, schools and dining. One- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, dishwashers and extra storage. Community facilities include a pool, hot tub and gym. Garage spaces available.
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9 Units Available
Timberleaf
2147 Newhall St
Santa Clara, CA | The Old Quad
1 Bedroom
$2,085
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,289
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Near Santa Clara University and I-880. Smoke-free community of one- and three-bedroom apartments, all with granite counters, wood-burning fireplaces, in-unit laundry facilities and patio/balconies. Gym, community garden and pool. Garage spaces available.
Verified
7 Units Available
Tamarack
1255 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA | The Old Quad
1 Bedroom
$2,450
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,080
888 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
This community offers a pool, sundeck, guest parking and furnished apartments. Units include custom cabinetry, private balconies, walk-in closets and private entrances. Property is nearby Santa Clara University, Franklin Square and Civic Center Park.
Verified
31 Units Available
Greenpointe Apartments
1599 Warburton Ave
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,830
795 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,738
960 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:31 PM
Adjacent to Rotary Park and just minutes from Los Caminos Plaza, this community offers covered parking, multiple laundry facilities, corporate suites and a pool. Apartments include hardwood-style flooring, private patios/balconies and walk-in closets.
Verified
5 Units Available
Solera
2050 Royal Dr
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,975
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,785
973 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:33 PM
Airy apartments located near local elementary school. 1-2 bedroom units feature breakfast nooks, extra storage, kitchen appliances and private patio/balcony. Pet-friendly community has lighted pool, gym and covered parking.
Verified
37 Units Available
Bella Vista Luxury Apartments
1500 Vista Club Cir
Santa Clara, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,910
618 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
1074 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:50 PM
This pet-friendly community offers a garden-like setting. On-site amenities include a fitness center, courtyard pool and spa. Luxurious interiors with gourmet kitchens, unique floor plans and full-size appliances.

Median Rent in Santa Clara

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Clara is $2,151, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,547.
Studio
$1,860
1 Bed
$2,151
2 Beds
$2,547
3+ Beds
$3,115
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Santa Clara?
In Santa Clara, the median rent is $1,860 for a studio, $2,151 for a 1-bedroom, $2,547 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,115 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Clara, check out our monthly Santa Clara Rent Report.
How much is rent in Santa Clara?
In Santa Clara, the median rent is $1,860 for a studio, $2,151 for a 1-bedroom, $2,547 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,115 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Clara, check out our monthly Santa Clara Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Santa Clara?
You can filter cheap apartments in Santa Clara by price: under $2,000, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Santa Clara?
You can filter cheap apartments in Santa Clara by price: under $2,000, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Santa Clara?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Santa Clara apartments that allow pets.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Santa Clara properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Santa Clara properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Santa Clara?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Santa Clara.
How much should I pay for rent in Santa Clara?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Santa Clara.
How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Clara?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Clara. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.
How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Clara?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Clara. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.

Median Rent in Santa Clara

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Clara is $2,151, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,547.
Studio
$1,860
1 Bed
$2,151
2 Beds
$2,547
3+ Beds
$3,115

City Guide

Santa Clara
A hub for technology, a home for sports teams (soccer and football) and a city set on reducing its carbon footprint, Santa Clara is located in the Silicon Valley at the tip of the San Francisco Bay. About 45 minutes from San Francisco, Santa Clara is often referred to as the “mission city” and its mission seems to be providing residents with environmentally friendly living.
A hub for technology, a home for sports teams (soccer and football) and a city set on reducing its carbon footprint, Santa Clara is located in the Silicon Valley at the tip of the San Francisco Bay. About 45 minutes from San Francisco, Santa Clara is often referred to as the “mission city” and its mission seems to be providing residents with environmentally friendly living.

Being green is a big thing in Santa Clara. The city has its own greenhouse, features many solar powered homes and has more plans for energy efficiency up its sleeves. But it has much more to offer than earth-friendly policies. It is home to the 49ers headquarters/practice facilities (and soon their new stadium), as well as the San Jose Sharks soccer team. Golf, tennis, skate parks, a theme park, museums, shopping and business all coexist here—along with some pretty awesome palm trees! Welcome to Santa Clara, it seems as though the only thing missing is you. Let's find you an apartment!

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Neighborhoods:

The pricing in Santa Clara, as with much of California, is a bit higher than other areas in the region - but relative to the cost of living in the area.

Agnew (95054): Agnew is an established neighborhood. The homes and complexes here were built in either the 1970s-1994 or 1995 and later. The area is comprised of apartments, condos, and single-family homes (3-5 bedrooms). Apartments around here range from average to luxury, with some offering penthouse options. Living here means about a 15 minute commute to work if you're heading into downtown Santa Clara.

El Camino Real:/The Alameda: Great walkability and a lot of character. Single-family homes (built in the ‘40s-‘60s, some even earlier), apartments, and condos make up the dwellings here. It is a growing neighborhood with residents who can walk to work, entertainments and eateries. The apartments here tend to lean a bit toward luxury and the area is close to parks, and shopping at Santana Row.

Lawrence (95051): This is what some would call an “Urban Suburbia.” Made up of studios, apartments, and small single-family homes. Many of the houses here were built between 1940-1960s (some between 70s and 1994). Most units have a washer/dryer included, as well as fitness centers and other state of the art amenities for their renters.

Downtown/City Center (95050): The area features apartments and single family homes. There are some older/historic homes here to choose from (largely Victorians) as well as newer, luxury apartments. Arguably the best part of living downtown is its proximity to everything and the availability of activities. From here it's also easy to hop on the freeway and make your way toward San Francisco or the neighboring city of San Jose. Other nearby recreation includes golf courses, historic walking tours, parks, & farmers' markets on the weekends.

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The pricing in Santa Clara, as with much of California, is a bit higher than other areas in the region - but relative to the cost of living in the area.

Agnew (95054): Agnew is an established neighborhood. The homes and complexes here were built in either the 1970s-1994 or 1995 and later. The area is comprised of apartments, condos, and single-family homes (3-5 bedrooms). Apartments around here range from average to luxury, with some offering penthouse options. Living here means about a 15 minute commute to work if you're heading into downtown Santa Clara.

El Camino Real:/The Alameda: Great walkability and a lot of character. Single-family homes (built in the ‘40s-‘60s, some even earlier), apartments, and condos make up the dwellings here. It is a growing neighborhood with residents who can walk to work, entertainments and eateries. The apartments here tend to lean a bit toward luxury and the area is close to parks, and shopping at Santana Row.

Lawrence (95051): This is what some would call an “Urban Suburbia.” Made up of studios, apartments, and small single-family homes. Many of the houses here were built between 1940-1960s (some between 70s and 1994). Most units have a washer/dryer included, as well as fitness centers and other state of the art amenities for their renters.

Downtown/City Center (95050): The area features apartments and single family homes. There are some older/historic homes here to choose from (largely Victorians) as well as newer, luxury apartments. Arguably the best part of living downtown is its proximity to everything and the availability of activities. From here it's also easy to hop on the freeway and make your way toward San Francisco or the neighboring city of San Jose. Other nearby recreation includes golf courses, historic walking tours, parks, & farmers' markets on the weekends.

Santa Clara Renting Tips:

Renting in Santa Clara means saving money on your utility costs. As a renter you can look forward to saving 30-40 percent on electricity payments. Santa Clara prides itself on offering the lowest utility costs across the board, compared to the surrounding areas.

If you are moving with a four-legged friend or are looking forward to purchasing a pet when you move, Santa Clara is the place to live. Most pets are allowed at the majority of rental communities. Of course some buildings will require you to pay extra for certain weights and breeds, but overall Santa Clara loves pets.

The weather here is virtually (high tech!) perfect for the most part. It does get hot between June and August but average temperatures are in the 70s and winters are moderate compared to elsewhere-USA. That being said, be sure your apartment has A/C and heat, but don’t be surprised if you spend days/nights with your windows open.

Santa Clara Renting Tips:
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Renting in Santa Clara means saving money on your utility costs. As a renter you can look forward to saving 30-40 percent on electricity payments. Santa Clara prides itself on offering the lowest utility costs across the board, compared to the surrounding areas.

If you are moving with a four-legged friend or are looking forward to purchasing a pet when you move, Santa Clara is the place to live. Most pets are allowed at the majority of rental communities. Of course some buildings will require you to pay extra for certain weights and breeds, but overall Santa Clara loves pets.

The weather here is virtually (high tech!) perfect for the most part. It does get hot between June and August but average temperatures are in the 70s and winters are moderate compared to elsewhere-USA. That being said, be sure your apartment has A/C and heat, but don’t be surprised if you spend days/nights with your windows open.

Transportation:

Getting around town in Santa Clara is largely done by car. The good thing is that Santa Clara is perfectly located near many major freeways and expressways, enabling you to get to San Francisco in 45 minutes, San Jose in 15, Oakland in about 50 or any other ‘ol place your little heart desires.

There are a few options as far as public transportation in Santa Clara. The ACE has morning and evening trains for commuters going to and from areas like Stockton and San Jose. For a quick trip to San Francisco or San Jose, hop on CalTrain. It stops at virtually every city between Santa Clara and those two destination points and operates seven days a week. This is great for commuters or for those who are heading into San Francisco for entertainment, art or shopping. The VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) is a bus and rail service that operates in and around Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley. The light rail service comes in quite handy for theme park days, as it has a stop right outside of Great America, as well as a stop at the Convention Center. For those looking to go a bit further, there is an AMTRAK station which leaves seven times a day with various end points.

The center of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is the perfect spot for the person who wants it all in one little town. Santa Clara offers something for everyone. Make it your mission to get here as fast as you can.

Transportation:
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Getting around town in Santa Clara is largely done by car. The good thing is that Santa Clara is perfectly located near many major freeways and expressways, enabling you to get to San Francisco in 45 minutes, San Jose in 15, Oakland in about 50 or any other ‘ol place your little heart desires.

There are a few options as far as public transportation in Santa Clara. The ACE has morning and evening trains for commuters going to and from areas like Stockton and San Jose. For a quick trip to San Francisco or San Jose, hop on CalTrain. It stops at virtually every city between Santa Clara and those two destination points and operates seven days a week. This is great for commuters or for those who are heading into San Francisco for entertainment, art or shopping. The VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) is a bus and rail service that operates in and around Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley. The light rail service comes in quite handy for theme park days, as it has a stop right outside of Great America, as well as a stop at the Convention Center. For those looking to go a bit further, there is an AMTRAK station which leaves seven times a day with various end points.

The center of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is the perfect spot for the person who wants it all in one little town. Santa Clara offers something for everyone. Make it your mission to get here as fast as you can.

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City Guide

Santa Clara
A hub for technology, a home for sports teams (soccer and football) and a city set on reducing its carbon footprint, Santa Clara is located in the Silicon Valley at the tip of the San Francisco Bay. About 45 minutes from San Francisco, Santa Clara is often referred to as the “mission city” and its mission seems to be providing residents with environmentally friendly living.
A hub for technology, a home for sports teams (soccer and football) and a city set on reducing its carbon footprint, Santa Clara is located in the Silicon Valley at the tip of the San Francisco Bay. About 45 minutes from San Francisco, Santa Clara is often referred to as the “mission city” and its mission seems to be providing residents with environmentally friendly living.

Being green is a big thing in Santa Clara. The city has its own greenhouse, features many solar powered homes and has more plans for energy efficiency up its sleeves. But it has much more to offer than earth-friendly policies. It is home to the 49ers headquarters/practice facilities (and soon their new stadium), as well as the San Jose Sharks soccer team. Golf, tennis, skate parks, a theme park, museums, shopping and business all coexist here—along with some pretty awesome palm trees! Welcome to Santa Clara, it seems as though the only thing missing is you. Let's find you an apartment!

Having trouble with Craigslist Santa Clara? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Neighborhoods:

The pricing in Santa Clara, as with much of California, is a bit higher than other areas in the region - but relative to the cost of living in the area.

Agnew (95054): Agnew is an established neighborhood. The homes and complexes here were built in either the 1970s-1994 or 1995 and later. The area is comprised of apartments, condos, and single-family homes (3-5 bedrooms). Apartments around here range from average to luxury, with some offering penthouse options. Living here means about a 15 minute commute to work if you're heading into downtown Santa Clara.

El Camino Real:/The Alameda: Great walkability and a lot of character. Single-family homes (built in the ‘40s-‘60s, some even earlier), apartments, and condos make up the dwellings here. It is a growing neighborhood with residents who can walk to work, entertainments and eateries. The apartments here tend to lean a bit toward luxury and the area is close to parks, and shopping at Santana Row.

Lawrence (95051): This is what some would call an “Urban Suburbia.” Made up of studios, apartments, and small single-family homes. Many of the houses here were built between 1940-1960s (some between 70s and 1994). Most units have a washer/dryer included, as well as fitness centers and other state of the art amenities for their renters.

Downtown/City Center (95050): The area features apartments and single family homes. There are some older/historic homes here to choose from (largely Victorians) as well as newer, luxury apartments. Arguably the best part of living downtown is its proximity to everything and the availability of activities. From here it's also easy to hop on the freeway and make your way toward San Francisco or the neighboring city of San Jose. Other nearby recreation includes golf courses, historic walking tours, parks, & farmers' markets on the weekends.

Neighborhoods:
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The pricing in Santa Clara, as with much of California, is a bit higher than other areas in the region - but relative to the cost of living in the area.

Agnew (95054): Agnew is an established neighborhood. The homes and complexes here were built in either the 1970s-1994 or 1995 and later. The area is comprised of apartments, condos, and single-family homes (3-5 bedrooms). Apartments around here range from average to luxury, with some offering penthouse options. Living here means about a 15 minute commute to work if you're heading into downtown Santa Clara.

El Camino Real:/The Alameda: Great walkability and a lot of character. Single-family homes (built in the ‘40s-‘60s, some even earlier), apartments, and condos make up the dwellings here. It is a growing neighborhood with residents who can walk to work, entertainments and eateries. The apartments here tend to lean a bit toward luxury and the area is close to parks, and shopping at Santana Row.

Lawrence (95051): This is what some would call an “Urban Suburbia.” Made up of studios, apartments, and small single-family homes. Many of the houses here were built between 1940-1960s (some between 70s and 1994). Most units have a washer/dryer included, as well as fitness centers and other state of the art amenities for their renters.

Downtown/City Center (95050): The area features apartments and single family homes. There are some older/historic homes here to choose from (largely Victorians) as well as newer, luxury apartments. Arguably the best part of living downtown is its proximity to everything and the availability of activities. From here it's also easy to hop on the freeway and make your way toward San Francisco or the neighboring city of San Jose. Other nearby recreation includes golf courses, historic walking tours, parks, & farmers' markets on the weekends.

Santa Clara Renting Tips:

Renting in Santa Clara means saving money on your utility costs. As a renter you can look forward to saving 30-40 percent on electricity payments. Santa Clara prides itself on offering the lowest utility costs across the board, compared to the surrounding areas.

If you are moving with a four-legged friend or are looking forward to purchasing a pet when you move, Santa Clara is the place to live. Most pets are allowed at the majority of rental communities. Of course some buildings will require you to pay extra for certain weights and breeds, but overall Santa Clara loves pets.

The weather here is virtually (high tech!) perfect for the most part. It does get hot between June and August but average temperatures are in the 70s and winters are moderate compared to elsewhere-USA. That being said, be sure your apartment has A/C and heat, but don’t be surprised if you spend days/nights with your windows open.

Santa Clara Renting Tips:
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Renting in Santa Clara means saving money on your utility costs. As a renter you can look forward to saving 30-40 percent on electricity payments. Santa Clara prides itself on offering the lowest utility costs across the board, compared to the surrounding areas.

If you are moving with a four-legged friend or are looking forward to purchasing a pet when you move, Santa Clara is the place to live. Most pets are allowed at the majority of rental communities. Of course some buildings will require you to pay extra for certain weights and breeds, but overall Santa Clara loves pets.

The weather here is virtually (high tech!) perfect for the most part. It does get hot between June and August but average temperatures are in the 70s and winters are moderate compared to elsewhere-USA. That being said, be sure your apartment has A/C and heat, but don’t be surprised if you spend days/nights with your windows open.

Transportation:

Getting around town in Santa Clara is largely done by car. The good thing is that Santa Clara is perfectly located near many major freeways and expressways, enabling you to get to San Francisco in 45 minutes, San Jose in 15, Oakland in about 50 or any other ‘ol place your little heart desires.

There are a few options as far as public transportation in Santa Clara. The ACE has morning and evening trains for commuters going to and from areas like Stockton and San Jose. For a quick trip to San Francisco or San Jose, hop on CalTrain. It stops at virtually every city between Santa Clara and those two destination points and operates seven days a week. This is great for commuters or for those who are heading into San Francisco for entertainment, art or shopping. The VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) is a bus and rail service that operates in and around Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley. The light rail service comes in quite handy for theme park days, as it has a stop right outside of Great America, as well as a stop at the Convention Center. For those looking to go a bit further, there is an AMTRAK station which leaves seven times a day with various end points.

The center of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is the perfect spot for the person who wants it all in one little town. Santa Clara offers something for everyone. Make it your mission to get here as fast as you can.

Transportation:
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Getting around town in Santa Clara is largely done by car. The good thing is that Santa Clara is perfectly located near many major freeways and expressways, enabling you to get to San Francisco in 45 minutes, San Jose in 15, Oakland in about 50 or any other ‘ol place your little heart desires.

There are a few options as far as public transportation in Santa Clara. The ACE has morning and evening trains for commuters going to and from areas like Stockton and San Jose. For a quick trip to San Francisco or San Jose, hop on CalTrain. It stops at virtually every city between Santa Clara and those two destination points and operates seven days a week. This is great for commuters or for those who are heading into San Francisco for entertainment, art or shopping. The VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) is a bus and rail service that operates in and around Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley. The light rail service comes in quite handy for theme park days, as it has a stop right outside of Great America, as well as a stop at the Convention Center. For those looking to go a bit further, there is an AMTRAK station which leaves seven times a day with various end points.

The center of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is the perfect spot for the person who wants it all in one little town. Santa Clara offers something for everyone. Make it your mission to get here as fast as you can.

Rent Report
Santa Clara

November 2020 Santa Clara Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2020 Santa Clara Rent Report. Santa Clara rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Clara rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Santa Clara rents decline sharply over the past month

Santa Clara rents have declined 1.7% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 11.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Clara stand at $2,152 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,548 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Santa Clara's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Santa Clara, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in California for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -5.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,467; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-23.4%).
    • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.6%, 6.2%, and 1.8%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Santa Clara

    As rents have fallen sharply in Santa Clara, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Clara is less affordable for renters.

    • Santa Clara's median two-bedroom rent of $2,548 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 11.9% decline in Santa Clara.
    • While rents in Santa Clara fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including New York (-17.0%), Boston (-15.9%), and Seattle (-12.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Clara than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,176, where Santa Clara is more than twice 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Jose
    $1,780
    $2,110
    -2.9%
    -11.1%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,040
    $2,290
    -3.8%
    -17.9%
    Santa Clara
    $2,150
    $2,550
    -1.7%
    -11.9%
    Mountain View
    $1,970
    $2,520
    -4.4%
    -21.1%
    Milpitas
    $2,040
    $2,320
    -2.3%
    -10.1%
    Campbell
    $2,050
    $2,380
    -2.4%
    -5.2%
    See More

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    November 2020 Santa Clara Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Santa Clara Rent Report. Santa Clara rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Clara rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Santa Clara Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Santa Clara Rent Report. Santa Clara rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Clara rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Santa Clara rents decline sharply over the past month

    Santa Clara rents have declined 1.7% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 11.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Clara stand at $2,152 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,548 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Santa Clara's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in California

      Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Santa Clara, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in California for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -5.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,467; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-23.4%).
      • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.6%, 6.2%, and 1.8%, respectively).

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Santa Clara

      As rents have fallen sharply in Santa Clara, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Clara is less affordable for renters.

      • Santa Clara's median two-bedroom rent of $2,548 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 11.9% decline in Santa Clara.
      • While rents in Santa Clara fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including New York (-17.0%), Boston (-15.9%), and Seattle (-12.2%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Clara than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,176, where Santa Clara is more than twice 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Jose
      $1,780
      $2,110
      -2.9%
      -11.1%
      Sunnyvale
      $2,040
      $2,290
      -3.8%
      -17.9%
      Santa Clara
      $2,150
      $2,550
      -1.7%
      -11.9%
      Mountain View
      $1,970
      $2,520
      -4.4%
      -21.1%
      Milpitas
      $2,040
      $2,320
      -2.3%
      -10.1%
      Campbell
      $2,050
      $2,380
      -2.4%
      -5.2%
      See More

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.

      Santa Clara Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Santa Clara ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      A
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C+
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Quality of schools
      A
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      C-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Santa Clara from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “According to our results, Santa Clara renters are somewhat satisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Renters gave a mix of above- and below-average scores.”

      Key findings in Santa Clara include the following:

      • Santa Clara renters give their city a C overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated categories for Santa Clara were its local job and career opportunities, safety, and weather, which all received an A score.
      • Renters seem slightly concerned with the quality of local schools (C+), access to public transit (C+), and access to parks and community events (C+).
      • The greatest areas of concern for renters were commute times (D) and affordability (F).
      • Santa Clara was on par with nearby cities like San Jose (C-) and Palo Alto (D), but has less satisfied renters than Sunnyvale (A-), San Mateo (A+), and Santa Cruz (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released results for Santa Clara from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “According to our results, Santa Clara renters are somewhat satisfied with the city overall,...

      View full Santa Clara Renter Survey

      Here’s how Santa Clara ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      A
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C+
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Quality of schools
      A
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      C-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Santa Clara from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “According to our results, Santa Clara renters are somewhat satisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Renters gave a mix of above- and below-average scores.”

      Key findings in Santa Clara include the following:

      • Santa Clara renters give their city a C overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated categories for Santa Clara were its local job and career opportunities, safety, and weather, which all received an A score.
      • Renters seem slightly concerned with the quality of local schools (C+), access to public transit (C+), and access to parks and community events (C+).
      • The greatest areas of concern for renters were commute times (D) and affordability (F).
      • Santa Clara was on par with nearby cities like San Jose (C-) and Palo Alto (D), but has less satisfied renters than Sunnyvale (A-), San Mateo (A+), and Santa Cruz (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.