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Overview of Belmont

Conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose, Belmont is known for being in the center of cultural and technological advancement in Northern California with the quiet, residential atmosphere of small town America. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's estimated 2011 population of more than 26,000 allows local residents to raise their families in fantastic Belmont apartments for rent in a welcoming community near everything two neighboring metropolises have to offer.

Living in Belmont, CA

The areas around Belmont were originally inhabited by Ohlone Native Americans that lived near the coastal regions. However, California was largely uninhabited until Spanish explorers arrived in Belmont in the late 1700s. The canyon portion of Belmont was even christened by Spanish missionaries and the area was colonized by these conquistadores well into the 19th century.

After the Gold Rush, California was granted statehood and many travelers headed westward in hopes of striking it rich. In the mid-1800s, Charles Aubrey Angelo built a roadhouse to accommodate weary travelers in what would eventually become Belmont. After the railroad stretched into the lands of California, Belmont became increasingly popular once many San Francisco and San Jose residents saw its potential for commercial and residential success.

Despite setbacks during the 1906 Earthquake that rattled Northern California, two World Wars and The Great Depression, Belmont remains one of the brightest communities in the Golden State.

Belmont Work and Study

According to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the town's principal employers include Oracle America, Inc., Cengage Learning, Inc., and Nikon Precision, Inc. Since many of the areas in the Northern California and the Pacific Northwest  have embraced the success of the Internet Age, it is no surprise that software manufacturing and development are the leading industries in Belmont. However, there are also growing fields in digital publishing and computer hardware production as well.

The largest and most popular institution in the area is Notre Dame de Namur University, one of the oldest universities in the state of California. With a campus representing students from 28 states and 23 countries, NDNU exemplifies the diversity and broad perspectives of this growing community. Many of the academic programs are community based, so students here have the opportunity to use real world experience to learn about their future careers. Students looking for Belmont rentals near campus should begin their search as early as possible to secure the right apartment and/or potential roommates.

Rentals in Belmont, CA and Cost of Living

Since the Bay Area is one of the most coveted regions for real estate in the world, the cost of living in Belmont is more than the national average. According to information from city-data.com, the 2009 median gross rent in the area was around $1,350 per month. However, residents in the area typically earn twice the amount of median household income per year than the average Californian, so new Belmont residents should expect to have a wide range of choices when it comes to rentals and lifestyle.

Belmont Attractions and Special Events

One of the most scenic ways that many San Franciscans escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and one of the attractions that Belmont residents take a lot of pride in, is Twin Peaks Park. Complete with 55 acres of hiking trails over the two famous peaks that show spectacular views of the Diablo Valley and Bay Area, this is the perfect place to find the adventurer in you. This park is also home to the mission blue butterfly, a federally listed endangered species that still survives in this picturesque area.

To find a Belmont apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Belmont, CA 94002

$2,550 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, CA (Belmont, Central)

(19)

$2,550 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, CA 94002

$2,137 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Belmont, CA (Belmont, Western Hills)


$2,137 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Belmont, CA 94002

$2,327 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, CA (Belmont, Sterling Downs)


$2,327 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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814

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2,229 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Mateo, CA (Hillsdale, Lauriedale)

(814)

$2,229 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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278

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2,769 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Mateo, CA (Los Prados, Marina Lagoon)

(278)

$2,769 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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18

San Mateo, CA 94403

$3,250 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Mateo, CA (Fiesta Gardens, Hillsdale)

(18)

$3,250 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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13

San Mateo, CA 94403

$3,810 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Mateo, CA (Fiesta Gardens, Hillsdale)

(13)

$3,810 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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352

Foster City, CA 94404

$2,293 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Foster City, CA (Carmel Village, Foster City)

(352)

$2,293 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Redwood City, CA 94062

$2,400 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Redwood City, CA (Oak Knoll-Edgewood Park, Redwood City)


$2,400 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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36

Foster City, CA 94404

$3,150 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Foster City, CA (Foster City, Treasure Isle)

(36)

$3,150 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
20

Redwood City, CA 94063

$2,825 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Redwood City)


$2,825 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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5

Redwood City, CA 94063

$2,699 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Redwood City, Staumbaugh-Heller)

(5)

$2,699 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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11

Redwood City, CA 94063

$3,001 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Redwood City, Staumbaugh-Heller)

(11)

$3,001 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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321

Redwood City, CA 94061

$2,229 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Redwood City, Redwood Oaks)

(321)

$2,229 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Menlo Park, CA 94025

$2,750 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Menlo Park, CA (Redwood City)


$2,750 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Burlingame, CA 94010

$2,270 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Burlingame, CA (Burlingame, Burlingame Gardens)


$2,270 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Foster City, CA 94404

$2,724 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Foster City, CA (Dolphin Bay, Foster City)


$2,724 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths