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Santa Clara Apartments
Last updated January 28 2023 at 12:29 AM

886 Apartments in Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 130,365
Population Density: 7,152.9 people/sq mile
Median Age: 35
Percentage of Family Households: 62%
Median Annual Income: $155,238 / year
Median Rent: $2,600 / month

What locals are saying

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

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.

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.

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.

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Santa Clara Demographics


How diverse is Santa Clara?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Clara is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Clara are Asian (45%), White (32%), Hispanic Or Latino (14.2%), Two Or More (4.6%), Black Or African American (2.5%), Other (1.4%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.3%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Clara residents?

The median age in Santa Clara is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Santa Clara?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Clara is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Clara are Asian (45%), White (32%), Hispanic Or Latino (14.2%), Two Or More (4.6%), Black Or African American (2.5%), Other (1.4%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.3%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Clara residents?

The median age in Santa Clara is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Santa Clara Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Santa Clara is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Santa Clara is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Santa Clara is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Santa Clara


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Millikin Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
558 Students
16 Reviews
558
Students
16 Reviews
8 /10
Laurelwood Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
644 Students
20 Reviews
644
Students
20 Reviews
8 /10
Washington Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
331 Students
23 Reviews
331
Students
23 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Juan Cabrillo Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
908 Students
10 Reviews
908
Students
10 Reviews
6 /10
Don Callejon School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
912 Students
39 Reviews
912
Students
39 Reviews
5 /10
Buchser Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,011 Students
12 Reviews
1,011
Students
12 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
Adrian Wilcox High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,961 Students
8 Reviews
1,961
Students
8 Reviews
6 /10
Santa Clara High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,967 Students
16 Reviews
1,967
Students
16 Reviews
2 /10
New Valley Continuation High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
127 Students
1 Reviews
127
Students
1 Reviews

What Renters Say about Santa Clara


Apartment List has released the results for Santa Clara from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
“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.”
81%
Weather
81%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
70%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
61%
Safety and Crime Rate
57%
Pet Friendliness
54%
Social Life
53%
Commute Time
50%
Quality of Schools
36%
Public Transit
19%
State and Local Taxes
3%
Affordability
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Cobalt Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,059
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,009
1062 sqft
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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Hearth Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
1 Bedroom
$3,232
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,084
1054 sqft
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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Mansion Grove Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
Verified
23 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,884
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,933
950 sqft
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.
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The Benton Photo Gallery 1
1 of 58
Verified
4 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$4,394
1110 sqft
Welcome home to The Benton Apartments, a new collection of luxury apartment homes just across the street from Santa Clara University. Featuring a 24/7 indoor/outdoor fitness center, rooftop pool and sundeck, and spacious floor plans – we’re certain we have the perfect home for you. Stop by for a tour today.
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Average rent in Santa Clara, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Clara is $3,036, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,622. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Timberleaf Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,821
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,219
1000 sqft
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.
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Boardwalk Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,211
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,575
950 sqft
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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550 Moreland Photo Gallery 1
1 of 36
Verified
31 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,260
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,975
1248 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,008
1643 sqft
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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Park Central Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
1 Bedroom
$2,869
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,390
960 sqft
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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Orchard Glen Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
1 Bedroom
$2,562
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,135
950 sqft
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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Alderwood Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
1 Bedroom
$2,943
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,501
1000 sqft
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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Tamarack Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,575
676 sqft
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.
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Greenpointe Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
2 Bedrooms
$2,594
730 sqft
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.
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Solera Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
1 Bedroom
$2,450
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
973 sqft
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.
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Summerwood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$2,343
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,838
1120 sqft
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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Santana Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,999
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,017
1052 sqft
Featuring a contemporary design with an abundance of amenities, Santana Terrace represents the ultimate standard for luxury apartment living in Silicon Valley. The community offers open-concept, one- and two-bedroom homes with stainless steel appliances, hardwood-style flooring, modern cabinetry, quartz countertops with tile backsplashes, energy-efficient heating, and air conditioning, in-unit washer and dryer, keyless entry system, and private balcony with storage.
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Montecito Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,795
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
1020 sqft
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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Domicilio Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
10 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,126
871 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,647
1187 sqft
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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Prado Photo Gallery 1
1 of 59
1 Bedroom
$2,584
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,224
1044 sqft
It’s a mood. A muse. And an unequivocally cosmopolitan way of seeing and being in the world. Meet Prado — a new approach to apartment living in Santa Clara, CA. Created especially for connoisseurs of a naturally modern aesthetic in the new urban neighborhood of Nuevo, Prado offers an exceptional Bay Area experience with open concept floor plans, top shelf amenities, and immediate access to what matters most, including Caltrain.
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Villas on the Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$2,692
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,417
968 sqft
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.
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Tuscany Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
2 Bedrooms
$3,374
899 sqft
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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Old Orchard Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,397
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,032
853 sqft
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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Estancia Santa Clara Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
15 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,775
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,360
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,371
1245 sqft
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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Laguna Clara Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,361
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,230
1158 sqft
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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The Carlyle Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
1 Bedroom
$2,945
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,707
1195 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,296
1345 sqft
An upscale community with modern features throughout. On-site spa, pool and poolside cabanas. Each home features a private balcony or patio and updated appliances. Community fitness center and lots of walking areas.
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The average rent in Santa Clara is $1,599 for a studio, $3,036 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,622 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Santa Clara?

In Santa Clara, the average rent is $1,599 for a studio, $3,036 for a 1-bedroom, $3,622 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,419 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 $1,600, under $1,800, under $2,000, 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.

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 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 University of California-Hastings College of Law, California Institute of Integral Studies, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.

Average rent in Santa Clara, California

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Clara is $3,036, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,622. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List