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Franklin Street Apartments

  Rated 3.7 / 5 stars

1553 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 94063, CA

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RentLingo Editor's Review
We sent a former property manager to investigate

The management was extremely friendly and the location is extremely convenient (there are stores such as Safeway and Starbucks nearby, and the Caltrain is walking distance). It is certainly a nice property that is well maintained and pretty, but it doesn't have all of the "wow" factors that a 5 star apartment may have. Pros include: Maintenance lives on-site and is responsive. Every unit has a patio/balcony. The property is pretty new, built in 2002. Washer, dryer and dishwasher all come in-unit. Location has some retail/food stores on site; nearby are grocery stores and you are walking distance to Caltrain. On the down side, only one pool for the whole community. Train comes right by the property, which can be noisy. Really limited parking, may be a problem if you have 2 cars. Outdated appliances in kitchen and the countertop seems dated. Tips: Try living in the southwest corner of the property, as it is the quietest area. Watch out: If you have 2 cars, you may have a problem as parking is limited!

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Franklin Street Apartments Description
Upbeat Metropolitan Lifestyle In The Heart of Redwood City...Outstanding amenities.

Privately Gated Buildings Dramatic Downtown and Foothill Views Historical Reminiscent Architecture Featuring Stucco and Concrete Tile Roofs Gated Subterranean Parking w/Elevator Access Resort-Style Heated Pool w/Spa and Sundeck On-Site Retail Shops Spacious Clubroom w/Kitchen High-Tech Fitness Center w/Cardiovascular, Strength-Training Equipment and Free Weights
Floor Plans
Layout Size Price
1 bed / 1 bath 773-958 sqft $2,750 - $2,975
2 bed / 2 bath 1068-1499 sqft $3,065 - $4,005
2 bed / 2.5 bath 1,337 sqft $3,750
* Prices, specials, and floorplan availability subject to change without notice
Franklin Street Apartments Amenities
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User Reviews
Reviews around the Neighborhood
unknown user
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!
unknown user
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
unknown user
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.
review user
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)."
review user
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.
unknown user
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
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.
unknown user
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
review user
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.
unknown user
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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