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Average Rent in San Jose, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Jose Studio - $2,361-7%
San Jose 1 Bed - $2,766+1%
San Jose 2 Beds - $3,3730%
Last updated 6/14/2024

Local Guide

See what San Jose, CA has to offer.

Local Reviews

My neighborhood is very close to shopping centers and parks. It also very close to multiple schools.

Nothing . It's just another rundown part of the ghetto. Just old Milwaukeewith lots of gentrification

I like living close to a park, a library, and a fire station. Near us is a street that has banks, fast food restaurants, a Home Depot and a grocery store.

I like that stores are close by. I like that there is easy access to freeways. It's a pretty good location to live in.

This area is considered to be like a little vietnamese area, full of restuarants with delicious food and asian grocery stores. at the same time, there are still large box stores not too far away. you can find really good food, bubble tea and pho and shop to your hearts desire in the little businesses. its not a bad area, just has a few bad actors.

I was raised in this neighborhood and it's very beautiful homes have had the same family's name and history

Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

32%

3 people

24%

4 people

24%

5 people

11%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

23%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

13%

200k+

23%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

12%

20-45

37%

45-65

26%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/14/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in San Jose, CA

In San Jose, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,361 to $3,373. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in San Jose, CA is $2,361. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,766. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,373.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-7%

Changed from $2,539 to $2,361
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $2,739 to $2,766
2 Beds

0%

Changed from $3,373 to $3,373
Last updated 6/14/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
1%
2%
16%
81%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Cruz$3,099-8%
San Francisco$2,941+3%
Alameda$2,620+8%
Morgan Hill$2,605-1%
Pleasanton$2,562-3%
Palo Alto$2,390-25%
Fremont$2,275+1%
Walnut Creek$2,255-4%
Hayward$2,200--
Berkeley$2,114-4%
San Mateo$2,110-5%
Oakland$2,098-13%
Sunnyvale$2,097-1%
Santa Clara$1,950-7%
San Leandro$1,805-3%
Watsonville$1,750--
Livermore$1,739-35%
Concord$1,737+2%
Tracy$1,680-37%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
San Francisco$3,593+2%
Santa Cruz$3,376-14%
Morgan Hill$3,265+1%
Santa Clara$2,990-6%
Sunnyvale$2,899-4%
Livermore$2,739+12%
San Mateo$2,7160%
Palo Alto$2,705-32%
Berkeley$2,651-4%
Walnut Creek$2,545+3%
Pleasanton$2,400-12%
Hayward$2,400+15%
Fremont$2,387-1%
Alameda$2,350-23%
Oakland$2,319-19%
Tracy$2,250+10%
San Leandro$2,131-1%
Salinas$2,130+12%
Gilroy$1,954+30%
Antioch$1,900-8%
Concord$1,875-4%
Manteca$1,829-12%
Hollister$1,800--
Brentwood$1,700--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
San Francisco$4,863+1%
Pleasanton$4,767+32%
Santa Cruz$4,363-1%
Sunnyvale$4,110+8%
Santa Clara$4,037+1%
Morgan Hill$3,845-5%
San Mateo$3,625+3%
Berkeley$3,590-43%
Palo Alto$3,320-10%
Oakland$3,238-24%
Walnut Creek$3,230-1%
Alameda$3,074-7%
Livermore$2,9400%
Brentwood$2,925--
Fremont$2,8970%
Tracy$2,890+26%
Salinas$2,782+8%
Hayward$2,734+5%
Watsonville$2,600+6%
San Leandro$2,574-4%
Gilroy$2,554-9%
Antioch$2,350+4%
Concord$2,335-1%
Manteca$1,895-27%

Compare Neighborhoods

Hensley

$1,800

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Anderson West

$1,995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Shasta Hanchette Park

$2,100

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in San Jose, CA?

For renters in San Jose seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Hensley, Anderson West, and Shasta Hanchette Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,800, $1,995, and $2,100 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Northlake and Horace Mann, where the rents are $2,100 and $2,175, a favorable comparison to San Jose's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,766.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in San Jose, CA?

In San Jose, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Japantown, North San Jose, and Rancho Santa Teresa. A 1-bedroom apartment in Japantown averages at $4,442, in North San Jose it averages $3,880, and in Rancho Santa Teresa, the average is $2,954. For additional high-end living options, Almaden Lake offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,938, and Blossom Valley at $2,935. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,766 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Jose, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in San Jose, CA?

In San Jose, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Willow Glen, Shasta Hanchette Park, and Winchester. In Willow Glen, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,300. Shasta Hanchette Park sees average rents of $2,100 for a 1-bedroom unit. Winchester offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,195. For those seeking other popular areas, Central San Jose presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,815, and The Villas at $2,935. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,766 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Jose, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Japantown$3,873+35%
North San Jose$3,515-5%
Berryessa$2,749+6%
Anderson West$2,707--
Rancho Santa Teresa$2,581--
Central San Jose$2,496-10%
Downtown$2,496-10%
Blossom Valley$2,308-13%
South San Jose$2,225+2%
Edenvale$2,1950%
Winchester$2,0050%
West Valley$1,891-14%
Northlake$1,850-17%
Willow Glen$1,795-1%
South Campus$1,645--
Evergreen$1,350--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
North San Jose$3,880-4%
Rancho Santa Teresa$2,954--
Almaden Lake$2,938+5%
Blossom Valley$2,935+2%
The Villas$2,935--
Central San Jose$2,815-3%
Downtown$2,766-4%
Berryessa$2,706-10%
West Valley$2,534-5%
South San Jose$2,475-3%
Edenvale$2,460-2%
South Campus$2,447+38%
Willow Glen$2,300-6%
East San Jose$2,280+90%
Winchester$2,1950%
Horace Mann$2,175--
Shasta Hanchette Park$2,100--
Northlake$2,100-21%
Anderson West$1,995--
Hensley$1,800--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Central San Jose$3,585-3%
Rancho Santa Teresa$3,497--
Downtown$3,451-13%
Blossom Valley$3,424+2%
West Valley$3,409-1%
Almaden Lake$3,401-7%
East San Jose$3,400--
Anderson West$3,265--
Berryessa$3,224-19%
Edenvale$3,1200%
South San Jose$2,950-3%
Northlake$2,895-3%
Evergreen$2,800-12%
The Village$2,800-12%
Willow Glen$2,775+1%
South Campus$2,695+4%
Winchester$2,620-3%
Naglee Park$2,495--
Horace Mann$2,475--
Strawberry Park$2,450--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

14%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6262

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 79 of 137 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 97 of 137 renters

Percentage: 6969

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 86 of 137 renters

Percentage: 3737

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 75 of 137 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 97 of 137 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose makes a strong showing.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 9% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for San Jose's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, San Jose looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 38% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 37% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 8% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 41% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 40% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 42% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in San Jose.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 19% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 16% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 117 of 137 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 116 of 137 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 116 of 137 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 109 of 137 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 104 of 137 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 98 of 137 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 94 of 137 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 90 of 137 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 89 of 137 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 87 of 137 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 83 of 137 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 83 of 137 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 71 of 137 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 71 of 137 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 72 of 137 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 72 of 137 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 73 of 137 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 84 of 137 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 106 of 137 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 108 of 137 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in San Jose

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About

San Jose, CA

Overview of San Jose

Renting a house in the Downtown area will give you a great spot to call your own in San Jose. You can be in the heart of everything, experiencing the many cultures of California's third-largest city one minute, then be kicking your feet up on your sofa relaxing the next. Commuting is as easy as walking, and keeping up with the film and music scene is just as simple - and much more fun - near Downtown San Jose house rentals.

Feel the festivities

Film and music fans will want to check out houses for rent in Downtown San Jose. The neighborhood is home to some of the city's best annual events, which take place in local parks and other venues. 

The annual Cinquefest Film Festival screens nearly 200 international films from 44 countries during its 13-day run each year. The festival is an important independent film event where new and emerging artists showcase their art and craft. The 95,000 critics, film lovers and aspiring movie makers attend each year to see experimental cinema and experience the fun atmosphere in the neighborhood. Besides screenings, the festival also offers technology and movie-making forums for professionals and students.

Downtown San Jose houses for rent are also in a prime location for the San Jose Jazz Festival, made up of two separate seasonal events -  Summer Fest and Winter Fest. The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, held at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in Downtown, features international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B and more on its 12 stages over the course of  three days each August. The Winter Fest is an indoor jazz affair with venues almost as beautiful as the music. San Jose Jazz, which organizes these events, also sponsors Free Jazz Wednesdays on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the Jazz Jam at the Hedley in Hotel De Anza. And, if you want more jazz, First Fridays presents emerging jazz musicians as part of the South First Fridays Art Walk.

Taking in the culture

Downtown isn't just a cultured, vibrant place to live when festivals are in town, although that would be frequently. Film and music lovers will feel right at home at the San Jose Museum of Art. With seasonal music, multimedia exhibits and more traditional installations, the museum is the artistic center of Silicon Valley and within walking distance from rentals in Downtown San Jose. It's a great place to visit during your lunch break to get a sense of what's going on in the Downtown art scene that week. 

Local shops, coffee places and community areas are also great to check out around Downtown and the nearby San Jose State University Campus. The SJSU campus blends into the community and offers a variety of lectures that are open to the public, so residents can learn more about their interests or pop in to discover a new academic subject. 

Houses in Downtown San Jose give young couples and families a great location to explore the culture and activities that they're passionate about.

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