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Apartments in San Mateo, CA

80 apartments and houses for rent in San Mateo, CA

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Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $1,868
1 Bedroom $2,630
2 Bedroom $3,436
3 Bedroom $4,287

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist San Mateo, California: $2,870

User reviews for apartments in San Mateo, California
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars, 20 reviews
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Foster City
Really beautiful area with a family centered community.
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UVA, United States Navy
Great location for Stanford/PA
Bikeable to Stanford and walkable to downtown Palo Alto. Downtown Menlo is a sleepier neighborhood but they have a TJ's, a nice farmer's market, and a couple of nice restaurants. Lots of grad students and young families here!
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Harvard, Yale, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Menlo Park/Stanford
Fantastic area, close to parks and easy bike to Stanford. 15min walk to Menlo Park. Caltrain about 20min walk, but not the best at night given lack of sidewalks or shoulder
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Stanford, BC
Nice place to live near Stanford
Lived here for two years while going to graduate school at Stanford. Easy bike ride to campus on the bike path. Very close to downtown Menlo Park retail/restaurants. Quieter than downtown Palo Alto. Would have preferred living walking distance to downtown Palo Alto, but better value in here. This is a nice neighborhood in Menlo Park, but not the nicest neighborhood.
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MIT, Cambridge, Stanford
Mansion!
"Giant, gorgeous house randomly in this neighborhood of otherwise small homes. Not too much around by way of amenities but I loved living in this house regardless. Lots of garage sales in RWC to pick up furniture on the cheap! Rent was extremely affordable, and there's a Whole Foods at Jefferson and El Camino. Not too fancy a neighborhood generally, a bit of a hike to Stanford (20+ minutes by car, given traffic)."
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MIT, Cambridge, Stanford
Great place for young adults with cars who like to bike!
Great amenities on Woodside Road (supermarkets, very cheap gas prices, bank, post office, even a Michaels -- you name it!) Beautiful outdoors access for bike rides from your front door over into Woodside Right by 280 entrance for quick zipping up to the city or elsewhere Pretty neighborhoods as you head over into Atherton. It was a 26 minute bike ride from my doorstep to the GSB at Stanford, loved every minute of it! Rent is cheaper than nearby towns of Atherton and Menlo Park, though since I lived right on the border it still felt like a nice neighborhood Bad -- traffic on Alameda in the mornings is HORRENDOUS for driving towards Stanford. It's not *that* close to Stanford. You definitely need a car.
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Brown
885 Woodside Apartments
Great brand new building! More space and amenities than most options in nearby Menlo or Palo Alto. Conveniently located right across the street from super market and easy access to el camino and Hwy 101.
unknown user
Convenient location
Close walk to Caltrain and downtown Burlingame (good restaurants, shops, etc). Quick drive from BART in Millbrae. Train noise here but not up the street. Time-wise, equidistant from SF and Palo Alto area. Not the most beautiful neighborhood but seems safe.
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RIT
Reasonable price, great location
Very conveniently located to Stanford, DT Menlo Park, DT PA, and the caltrain. Also, more reasonably priced than DT PA. The house is a downgrade in quality from where we're most recently lived, but the backyard is a nice addition.
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Carnegie Mellon
Oak Creek
Good location close to campus, public transportation available to stanford, good athletic facilities / outdoor pool / hot tub Mostly families living in the area
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UNC
Love Menlo Park
I love our new apartment! Its spacious, dog-friendly, has a dishwasher, and a small storage unit. There are a couple of reasons why its wonderful. First, because there is a dog-friendly park nearby with a great playground for kids and families. There are also tennis and softball fields for the public to enjoy at their leisure. Another thing I love is that is within walking distance of the Safeway, Peets Coffee and other smaller stores. This makes last minute grocery shopping a breeze. I would highly recommend this area for singles, newly married couples and young families.
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Stanford, Michigan
Nice spot to be!
Living in this area has several advantages: you are close to Chavez, a very good supermarket that also has a food place that makes the best tacos ever. If you like to run, just across the street you can enter in a very wealthy neighborhood in Atherton, where you can run around some incredible mansions. It is a 10 minute drive to campus (Stanford), 10 minute walk to the Caltrain station and very close to the 101 freeway
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Georgia Tech, Bain & Company, Harvard
Fine area - just pricey
I lived in the 725 Roble apartment buildings. They were *fine* -- management was easy to work with, property was exactly what we needed and nothing more. But the prices in Menlo have just gone through the roof lately. The area is itself is convenient, though. My partner biked to Stanford (~15 minute bike), and I either drove to work or walked to the Menlo Park Caltrain (~10 minute walk, and it gets *most* but not all trains). The Menlo Park downtown area is more cute than functional. Most things close about 9 pm, and there isn't a good bar location. Though the Safeway is close, nice, and open 24 hours.
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Georgetown
Great neighborhood
My first Bay Area apartment was in Sharon Green's apartment complex. It was a great place to start as a newcomer to the area! It's right next to a shopping center with a Safeway, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, etc. You can also walk to The Dutch Goose, a favorite local bar. It's also right next to the 280 which usually is less congested than the 101. The only downside is that it is kind of quiet, but so are most places in the peninsula.
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Yale
CHAVEZ
Chavez market is incredible. Worth living in the area for those tacos alone.
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Dog Park
Love living here. Quiet neighborhood, short walk to Safeway/Menlo Park, easy access to dog park and tennis courts.
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St. Thomas
The Food!
Great food options along Woodside. Highly recommend El Hueco, Taqueria El Grullense, and Thaibodia.
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UVA, Bain & Company, Stanford
Allied Arts area
Easy bike ride to Stanford (~10-15 min to the business school) and walkable to downtown menlo and downtown palo alto
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UVA, United States Navy
Great proximity to downtown Palo Alto for a livelier scene (or work), but it's pretty far from the freeway if you need to take 101 for your commute.
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Duke
This street rules
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