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458 Cheap Apartments for rent in Sunnyvale, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Sunnyvale takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, lett... Read Guide >
St. Francis Arms Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
18 Units Available
St. Francis Arms
739 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$1,999
588 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1040 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
Just around the corner is everything you need – walkable to Safeway for the necessities in life, and near the at Braly Park for a friendly match between Neighbors and Golfland USA for the tiniest thrill-seekers. And you are a quick 1. 5 miles from downtown Sunnyvale, and 2 miles from Caltrain. You will also enjoy access to premier schools (like Braly Elementary and Peterson Middle School), Apple Park, and other Silicon Valley employers. If a serene living experience is what you’re after, look no further. You’re already home.
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Verified
3 Units Available
Lincoln Glen
150 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Ortega
Studio
$1,891
383 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,236
563 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
Near the area's best parks and shops. On-site tennis courts, pool with a sundeck lounge, and strength training center. Indoor and outdoor living. Spacious floor plans and kitchens.
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Cherryhill Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Cherryhill
902 W Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
De Anza
1 Bedroom
$1,761
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,436
816 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
Providing a large selection of floor plans, residents get to enjoy amenities like large closets, an onsite pool complete with cabanas, lighted tennis courts and updated kitchens.
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Birchwood Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
Birchwood
1230 Henderson Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,253
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,384
880 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
Complete with one- and two-bedroom floor plans, these units offer generous storage, dishwashers, cottage-style kitchens, ceiling fans, large closets and private entrances. Kitchens are modern and upgraded and units feature open floor plans.
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Verified
24 Units Available
The Arches
1235 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Lakewood
1 Bedroom
$2,012
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,502
940 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:54 PM
Resort-like community just off Highway 101 and I-280. Recently renovated with in-unit laundry, a patio or balcony, and walk-in closets. Green community features a volleyball court, hot tub, pool and sauna.
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Verified
10 Units Available
Arbor Terrace
555 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,268
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,712
800 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:54 PM
One- and two-bedroom units with walk-in closets, cooking range and patio or balcony. Convenient access to Caltrain and US 101. Residents have access to sauna, pool and bike storage.
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Briarwood Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Briarwood
180 Pasito Ter, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,311
556 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,716
804 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:54 PM
Across from Cannery Park. Also within walking distance to Sunnyvale Station. One- and two-bedroom apartments with white kitchen cabinetry, hard surface flooring, and private balconies. Free assigned carport parking.
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Heritage Park Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
Heritage Park
555 E Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Heritage District
1 Bedroom
$2,275
700 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:50 PM
Spacious homes within minutes of area shopping. Spacious interiors with updated appliances, balconies or patios, and modern features. A resort-like pool and lots of green space are available.
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Verified
8 Units Available
Willowbend
1035 Aster Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$1,844
547 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,551
825 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:50 PM
Premier location in Silicon Valley. This luxury community is minutes from dining and shopping. On-site amenities include a fitness center, resort-like pool, and a resident lounge. This green community features a recycling program.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Olivewood
535 E Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
West Murphy
Studio
$1,845
420 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,455
740 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:47 PM
Our beautiful apartment homes are conveniently located in the heart of Silicon Valley near Sunnyvale Town Center, Cal-Train, Highways 101 and 237, Central Expressway, and El Camino Real. Enjoy living in a friendly residential neighborhood and experience the excitement of the Murphy Street restaurants, shopping, and an abundance of recreational activities. Our apartment homes have remodeled kitchens with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, and new flooring throughout the kitchen and dining area. Choose a one or two bedroom floor plan to suit your needs. Experience the perfect blending of luxury and convenience here at Olivewood Apartments where we've included everything you'd expect in an apartment home and more. Residents enjoy the outdoors by relaxing next to our sparkling swimming pool or strolling around one of the community parks. We are also a pet friendly community, so bring your cat! Call today to schedule an appointment to view your new home at Olivewood Apartments, your tranquil hideaway in the Silicon Valley.
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Mission Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
Mission Pointe
1063 Morse Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Lakewood
1 Bedroom
$2,335
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,105
906 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:45 PM
Within walking distance of Tasman Light Rail. Recently renovated community with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Pet-friendly. On-site gym, grill area, pool and tennis courts.
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El Mirador Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
El Mirador
165 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Washington
1 Bedroom
$1,995
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
1036 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:42 PM
Nestled in among the trees, El Mirador Apartments is a beautiful mission style apartment complex located in the heart of Silicon Valley. You are in close proximity to fun night life, the beach and if you like to hike and bike those challenges are right outside your door step as well. Professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group, El Mirador Apartments is a 45 unit apartment complex with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. The apartments are all large and the "extras" are outstanding. What "extras" you say? Well here is the list: a pool, a recreation room, an exercise room and best of all a community garden. Living doesn't get much better than this. If you are interested please click on contact us near the end of the page.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Sandlewood Apartments
1166 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Ortega
1 Bedroom
$2,145
686 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,575
880 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 10:12 PM
Sandlewood is one of Sunnyvale's most desired locals near the Cupertino/Sunnyvale border. Our ideal location is within walking distance of the Sunnyvale Community Center, and is in close proximity to top quality schools (Stocklmeyer Elementary), shops and transportation. For commuters, Sandlewood is centrally located in the Heart of Silicon Valley, with easy access to major freeways, Highway 85, 101 and 280.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Sands Studio
874 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
West Murphy
Studio
$1,675
352 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 7:10 PM
The Sands Studio Apartments offer customized living, in a completely renovated spacious studio in the heart of the Silicon Valley. All apartments include a full size kitchen and giant closets. We are a freeway friendly community, conveniently located by highways 101, 237 and 85. We are close to public transportation, SFO and San Jose airports. Residents living at the Sands enjoy lounging at our pool and hanging out at local hot spots.
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Cherry Blossom Apartments
924 Mangrove Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,199
615 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 1:11 AM
Clean, comfortable apartments located in the Santa Clara School District, close to the Sunken Gardens Golf Course and Lawrence Square Shopping Center. Cat-friendly units with carpeting, ceiling fans and extra storage.
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1 Unit Available
641 iris avenue - 20
641 Iris Av, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
Studio
$1,700
320 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 10:44 AM
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Montecito Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Montecito
3765 Tamarack Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,375
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,093
1020 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
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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Verified
23 Units Available
Villages at Cupertino
20875 Valley Green Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014
Studio
$1,749
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,691
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,629
868 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
The Villages at Cupertino offers a serene retreat in the heart of Silicon Valley and one of the best school districts in California. It is where a fast paced life meets quiet contemplation to create the perfect place to call home. With an unrivaled range of personal choices, including 17 distinctive floor plans of cottages, town homes and apartment homes. Every home provides unique features such as sunken bath tubs, built-in entertainment centers, and oversized patios and balconies, while recreational activities include two tennis courts and sand volleyball, a comprehensive fitness center, Swimming Pool, BBQ/Picnic Area and professional business center. Unbeatable location. Distinctive Features. Call today to learn about our Specials and schedule your private tour!
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Verified
11 Units Available
Laguna Clara
3131 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,225
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,468
1158 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:54 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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Americana Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
21 Units Available
Americana
707 Continental Cir, Mountain View, CA 94040
Grant-Sylvan Park
1 Bedroom
$2,086
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,834
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,440
1345 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:48 PM
Recently renovated apartments with extra storage and fully equipped kitchens. Ample community amenities, including a pool, media room, and clubhouse. Near shops and restaurants on El Camino Real. Near Highway 85.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Villa Santa Clara
3390 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Studio
$1,550
330 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 11:42 PM
When you walk onto the property at Villa Santa Clara Apartments you feel like you are on your own little island. Tucked off El Camino Real, you lose site of where you are. Whether you are a working at one of Silicon Valley's Tech Titans, or a student at the University of Santa Clara, if you are looking for an efficient, well designed studio with great access to everything Silicon Valley has to offer, Villa Santa Clara Apartments is the perfect place to call home. You will be just minutes away from Intel, HP, Apple, Nvidia, the University of Santa Clara, and so many more of Silicon Valley's top employers. Great options for shopping and entertainment, including Santa Row and Great America are also nearby. As an added bonus, Villa Santa Clara is professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group. Stop by and check out one of the efficient, well designed studio apartments and let the blue waters of the pool invite you to make Villa Santa Clara "home". Apply online today or for more information, please click on contact us near the end of the page. Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating wonderful living spaces that feel like home. In addition to working hard Monday through Friday, we have team members standing by ready to help outside of normal work hours –24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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Verified
10 Units Available
Marina Playa
3500 Granada Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,174
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,879
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,316
1270 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 9:01 AM
Located within close proximity to a large number of popular shopping centers in downtown Santa Clara, our residents are never far from restaurants, upscale retailers, and convenience stores. Built around a naturally formed lake, these stylish Santa Clara apartments provide one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment homes near top work centers in Silicon Valley. In premium apartments at Marina Playa, upgraded kitchens feature custom cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Full-size tennis courts and fitness center present wonderful options for recreational activity. Find your next apartment at Marina Playa- now featuring the Smart Home package! We are excited to be able to provide several flexible touring options, including self-guided and virtual tours. Schedule a self-guided tour to explore the community independently or contact us tour schedule tour virtually with one of our leasing associates.
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1 Unit Available
10069 Santa Clara St
10069 Santa Clara Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014
Monta Vista
1 Bedroom
$1,850
700 sqft
Last updated January 27 at 5:04 AM
Cupertino Apartment - Great location-Easy bike ride to DeAnza (or walk). Lots of shopping nearby and very close access to #85 and #280. All inside recently renovated with laminate floors, new kitchen appliances including stainless steel sink. New 'corian' style counters in kitchen and bath. Portable microwave included. Lower unit-one story. Shared laundry. Extra private storage room plus extra storage in back to secure bikes, etc. Small/quaint/private patio with table/chairs. Very quiet neighborhood with mostly single family homes. Owners pays water and garbage. Section 8, HUD housing applications accepted. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6922471)
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Orchard Glen Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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19 Units Available
Orchard Glen Apartments
101 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051
1 Bedroom
$2,240
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,636
900 sqft
Last updated January 28 at 12:14 AM
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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Sunnyvale?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Sunnyvale is $2,723.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Sunnyvale?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Sunnyvale is $2,987.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Sunnyvale?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale is $3,822.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Sunnyvale?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Sunnyvale that are offering move-in specials.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Sunnyvale, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Sunnyvale takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Sunnyvale by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Sunnyvale in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Sunnyvale.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Sunnyvale. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Sunnyvale.