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Overview of San Bruno

San Bruno is located on the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula, just a few miles south of the city of San Francisco. This small community is extremely close to the San Francisco International Airport, making it a convenient location for travelers.

Those thinking about a move to this area will find there are San Bruno apartments for rent to suit most residents.

Living in San Bruno, CA

The first occupants of the region were the Ohlone Native Americans. These hunter-gatherer people created communities throughout the peninsula. It is estimated that several thousand Ohlone Native Americans lived in the region during its peak population.

San Bruno was named for Captain Bruno Heceta, who explored the Bay Area in 1775. Heceta named the area after himself and his patron saint, Saint Bruno. Spanish explorers continued to scope out the area and create missions at strategic points through the next few years.

The land that makes up San Bruno was given to a Mexican military hero in the 1820s. When Mexico lost the Mexican-American war in 1848, the land was ceded to the United States. Settlers began to come to the region, which served as a stopping point between San Jose and San Francisco. By 1863 a railroad was constructed between the two major cities. San Bruno benefitted from this development, as industry and trade came to the area.

San Bruno continued to develop, and it became an official municipality in 1914. It was still rural through the 1940s, but several events changed the future of the community. During World War II, U.S. military members crossed through San Bruno as they headed to or from military bases in the Pacific Ocean. Many would return to the community to settle down after the war, creating a population boom in the area. San Bruno was also altered by construction when housing developments were constructed on local land. The additional housing and new military members joining the community caused the population to skyrocket.

San Bruno is now an important community on the San Francisco Peninsula. Located right near the airport, it sees thousands of travelers passing through each week. It has changed from a small rural development into a community with more than 41,000 residents.

San Bruno Work and Study

Students who wish to pursue a higher education in San Bruno can choose to study at the local Skyline College. The community college allows residents to earn an associate degree or transfer credits to a four-year school and obtain an undergraduate degree. The school opened in 1969 and has since served thousands of community members.

Because San Francisco is such a short distance from San Bruno, it's easy for students to commute to school in the big city. Those seeking a four-year degree may choose to attend San Francisco State University. Even though the school first opened as a teacher's college, it now serves students who have interests in a variety of subjects.

Some students may feel more at home at the University of San Francisco, an institution devoted to strong academics. With small class sizes, it's easy for pupils to obtain the individual attention they need to stay on track. The school is also dedicated to diversity, and encourages its students to participate in study abroad programs to learn more about other cultures and experience new ways of life.

Those seeking work instead of an education will find that the top employers in San Bruno are Cisco Ironport Systems, YouTube, Target, SNK SB Crossing, Sears and Lowe's Hardware.

Rentals in San Bruno, CA, and Cost of Living

San Bruno apartments typically range from about $1,250 to $2,000 per month. The median gross monthly rental is $1,454, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

While some may find that living in San Bruno may be more than they are accustomed to, residents will find it possible to cut back on expenses. By using the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, locals may be able to cut their transportation costs and still manage to get around efficiently.

San Bruno Attractions and Special Events

San Bruno encourages residents to get to know one another at community gatherings, and their summer events are a great way to do just that. A weekly Concert in the Park program provides residents with free entertainment, and attendees can listen to different types of music each week. From classic rock to Motown, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at these events.

Because San Bruno is so close to San Francisco, it's easy to escape for a day and enjoy the best of the big city. Sports fans will love the games they can attend here. Residents can catch Giants and Oakland A's baseball, Golden State Warriors basketball or 49ers football. San Bruno residents who want to explore the outdoors with their families can enjoy Golden Gate Park, which provides a scenic, green escape in metropolitan San Francisco.

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

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Avalon Sunset Towers
306

San Francisco, CA 94122

$2,660+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Avalon Sunset Towers

San Francisco, CA (Inner Sunset, Southwest San Francisco)

(306)

$2,660+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
32
The Duboce Apartments
45

San Francisco, CA 94114

$3,150+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

The Duboce Apartments

San Francisco, CA (Duboce Triangle, Southwest San Francisco)

(45)

$3,150+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
23
One Henry Adams

San Francisco, CA 94103

$2,760+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

One Henry Adams

San Francisco, CA (Showplace Square, Southeast San Francisco)


$2,760+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
18
Laurel Crossing Apartments Homes
879

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2,269+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Laurel Crossing Apartments Homes

San Mateo, CA (Hillsdale)

(879)

$2,269+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
30
855 Brannan

San Francisco, CA 94103

$3,230+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

855 Brannan

San Francisco, CA (Showplace Square, Southeast San Francisco)


$3,230+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
29
Edgewater
59

San Francisco, CA 94158

$3,080+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Edgewater

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay, Southeast San Francisco)

(59)

$3,080+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
52
L Seven

San Francisco, CA 94103

$3,260+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

L Seven

San Francisco, CA (South of Market, Southeast San Francisco)


$3,260+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
20
The Glen
20

Belmont, CA 94002

$2,460+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

The Glen

Belmont, CA (Central)

(20)

$2,460+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
59
Avalon Hayes Valley
84

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2,960+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon Hayes Valley

San Francisco, CA (Lower Haight, Northwest San Francisco)

(84)

$2,960+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21
South City Station

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$2,712+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South City Station

South San Francisco, CA


$2,712+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
19
Serramonte Ridge

Daly City, CA 94015

$2,209+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Serramonte Ridge

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)


$2,209+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21
Alta off the Avenue

Burlingame, CA 94010

$2,195+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Alta off the Avenue

Burlingame, CA (Downtown Burlingame)


$2,195+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
31
Oceanaire
64

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2,295+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Oceanaire

Pacifica, CA

(64)

$2,295+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
Westlake Village

Daly City, CA 94015

$1,825+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Westlake Village

Daly City, CA (Westlake)


$1,825+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
13
Bridgepointe Apartments

Foster, CA 94404

$2,835+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

Bridgepointe Apartments

Foster, CA (Marina Lagoon)


$2,835+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
13
Furnished Studio - San Francisco - San Mateo - SFO

San Mateo, CA 94404

$2,700+

1 Bed1 Bath

Furnished Studio - San Francisco - San Mateo - SFO

San Mateo, CA (Edgewater Isle, Marina Lagoon)


$2,700+

1 Bed1 Bath
26
Park Place at San Mateo

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2,852+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Park Place at San Mateo

San Mateo, CA (Fiesta Gardens, Hillsdale)


$2,852+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
The Plaza Luxury Apartments: Foster City

Foster City, CA 94404

$2,947+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

The Plaza Luxury Apartments: Foster City

Foster City, CA (Treasure Isle)


$2,947+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
Harbor Cove

Foster City, CA 94404

$2,350+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Harbor Cove

Foster City, CA (Isle Cove)


$2,350+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
The Villa At San Mateo
1

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2,200+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

The Villa At San Mateo

San Mateo, CA (Sugarloaf)

(1)

$2,200+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available