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Average Rent in San Mateo, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Mateo Studio - $2,110-5%
San Mateo 1 Bed - $2,7160%
San Mateo 2 Beds - $3,625+3%
Last updated 6/20/2024

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Local Reviews

There is lovely park in the walking distance, and many, many restaurants particualarly ethnic restaurants, making dining a challenging and interesting experience.

The malls, food places, psrks, picknics. Fairs. Family events and functions. Bowling alley. Movies to watch.

I quite enjoy the fact that there are well maintained sidewalks with small home gardens and well lit streets

Demographics

Education

High School

35%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

23%

4 people

17%

5 people

10%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

8%

200k+

17%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

9%

20-45

44%

45-65

19%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/20/2024

*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 North Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CA

In San Mateo, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,110 to $3,625. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in North Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CA is $2,110. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,716. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,625.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-5%

Changed from $2,221 to $2,110
1 Bed

0%

Changed from $2,716 to $2,716
2 Beds

+3%

Changed from $3,519 to $3,625
Last updated 6/20/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

14.3%

Compared to National Average

62.4%

The cost of living in North Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CA is 14.3% higher than the state average and 62.4% higher than the national average. North Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CA housing is 187.3% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 42.1% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 22.7% more in North Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 24.5% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in North Central San Mateo, San Mateo, CACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
38.5%
187.3%
Utilities
10.5%
42.1%
Food
7.9%
22.7%
Transportation
4.1%
35.5%
Healthcare
10.6%
24.5%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Cruz$3,099-8%
San Carlos$3,025-9%
Redwood City$2,954-1%
San Francisco$2,941+3%
Menlo Park$2,915+39%
Pacifica$2,780+10%
Mountain View$2,729+12%
Alameda$2,620+8%
Union City$2,592+3%
Pleasanton$2,562-3%
Milpitas$2,4250%
Fairfield$2,399-19%
Palo Alto$2,390-25%
San Jose$2,361-7%
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%
Daly City$2,007-9%
Santa Clara$1,950-7%
Livermore$1,739-35%
Vallejo$1,350+7%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Menlo Park$3,735+34%
San Francisco$3,593+2%
Redwood City$3,437+1%
Santa Cruz$3,376-14%
Mountain View$3,095-10%
Santa Clara$2,990-6%
Sunnyvale$2,899-4%
Pacifica$2,862+3%
Union City$2,835+9%
San Jose$2,766+1%
Livermore$2,739+12%
Milpitas$2,725-6%
San Mateo$2,7160%
Palo Alto$2,705-32%
Berkeley$2,651-4%
Walnut Creek$2,545+3%
Hayward$2,400+15%
Pleasanton$2,400-12%
San Carlos$2,395--
Fremont$2,387-1%
Daly City$2,358-8%
Alameda$2,350-23%
Oakland$2,319-19%
Fairfield$1,750-5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Menlo Park$5,140+14%
San Francisco$4,863+1%
Pleasanton$4,767+32%
Santa Cruz$4,363-1%
Sunnyvale$4,110+8%
Santa Clara$4,037+1%
Redwood City$3,876-6%
San Carlos$3,850+15%
San Mateo$3,625+3%
Milpitas$3,600-5%
Berkeley$3,590-43%
Mountain View$3,495-15%
Pacifica$3,441+9%
San Jose$3,3730%
Daly City$3,335+8%
Palo Alto$3,320-10%
Oakland$3,238-24%
Walnut Creek$3,230-1%
Alameda$3,074-7%
Union City$3,053+4%
Livermore$2,9400%
Fremont$2,8970%
Hayward$2,734+5%
Fairfield$2,050-12%
Vallejo$1,699-15%

Compare Neighborhoods

Bowie Estate

$2,425

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Shoreview

$2,443

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Laurelwood

$2,475

1 Bed Avg. Rent

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

For renters in San Mateo seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Bowie Estate, Shoreview, and Laurelwood, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $2,425, $2,443, and $2,475 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Lauriedale and Hillsdale, where the rents are $2,537 and $2,570, a favorable comparison to San Mateo's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,716.

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

In San Mateo, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Fiesta Gardens, Northwest Heights, and Baywood. A 1-bedroom apartment in Fiesta Gardens averages at $3,352, in Northwest Heights it averages $2,915, and in Baywood, the average is $2,915. For additional high-end living options, Beresford Park offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,900, and Beresford Manor at $2,900. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,716 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

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

In San Mateo, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Lauriedale, San Mateo Village, and Westwood Knolls. In Lauriedale, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,537. San Mateo Village sees average rents of $2,570 for a 1-bedroom unit. Westwood Knolls offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,697. For those seeking other popular areas, Los Prados presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,700, and Hillsdale at $2,570. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,716 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Mateo, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Sugarloaf$4,599+140%
Westwood Knolls$4,599+140%
Downtown San Mateo$3,569--
Northwest Heights$2,511--
Baywood$2,511--
Lauriedale$2,316+4%
Hayward Park$2,200--
Hillsdale$2,1100%
Fiesta Gardens$2,1100%
San Mateo Village$1,9620%
Marina Lagoon$1,949-42%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Fiesta Gardens$3,352+4%
Northwest Heights$2,915+2%
Baywood$2,915+2%
Beresford Park$2,900+21%
Beresford Manor$2,900+21%
Downtown San Mateo$2,850+36%
Marina Lagoon$2,700-6%
Los Prados$2,700-6%
Sugarloaf$2,697+8%
Westwood Knolls$2,697+8%
Mariner's Green$2,695--
Hillsdale$2,570+6%
San Mateo Village$2,570+12%
Lauriedale$2,537+6%
Laurelwood$2,475--
Shoreview$2,443-8%
Bowie Estate$2,425--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Fiesta Gardens$4,215-1%
Downtown San Mateo$4,000-20%
Northwest Heights$3,749-1%
Baywood$3,749-1%
Beresford Park$3,695--
Beresford Manor$3,695--
Marina Lagoon$3,543-3%
Los Prados$3,543-3%
Sunnybrae$3,495--
Hillsdale$3,466+1%
Lauriedale$3,466+2%
Shoreview$3,3040%
Mariner's Green$3,245--
San Mateo Village$3,1500%
Bowie Estate$2,995-4%
Laurelwood$2,850--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

20%

60+ Mins

10%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 60% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

North Central San Mateo San Mateo is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

North Central San Mateo San Mateo's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 85% more shops than average
  3. 20% more shops than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll see so many hospitals here, you'll get sick of them here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! North Central San Mateo San Mateo has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 94% more gas stations than average
  3. 51% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. North Central San Mateo San Mateo is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 84% more pet facilities than average
  3. 31% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

North Central San Mateo San Mateo earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 91% more daycares than average
  3. 33% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with North Central San Mateo San Mateo.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 10% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Just the ticket: amusement parks are an uplifting presence in North Central San Mateo San Mateo.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this North Central San Mateo San Mateo is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 91% more medical facilities than average
  3. 6% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 95% more restaurants than average
  3. 50% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 90% more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

North Central San Mateo San Mateo sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. 33% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. North Central San Mateo San Mateo is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 83% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

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Mostly Older Buildings

No

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Near Schools

Yes

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Area Has Potholes

No

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Area Has Litter

No

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Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

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Near Downtown

Yes

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Near Highways

Yes

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Quiet Area

Yes

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Safe For Families

Yes

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Tree Lined Streets

Yes

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Well Lit

Yes

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Busy Streets

Yes

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

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Near Grocery Stores

No

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Nice Views

No

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Maintained Yards

No

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Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in North Central San Mateo San Mateo

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Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown San Mateo 0.2 miles$2,850$4,000
Bowie Estate 0.2 miles$2,425$2,995
Downtown Burlingame 1.2 miles$2,780$3,932
Northwest Heights 0.9 miles$2,915$3,749
Shoreview 1.1 miles$2,443$3,304
Baywood 1 miles$2,915$3,749
Hayward Park 1.3 miles---$6,500