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San Mateo, California, 94403
1 Bedroom$2,301 - $2,886
2 Bedrooms$3,053 - $3,976
3 Bedrooms$5,252 - $5,573
San Mateo, California, 94403
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,701 - $2,123
2 Bedrooms$2,157 - $2,730
3 Bedrooms$3,083 - $3,497
San Mateo, California, 94401
1 Bedroom$1,880 - $2,135
2 Bedrooms$2,295 - $2,485
San Mateo, California, 94403
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,647 - $2,892
2 Bedrooms$2,312 - $4,741
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 4.4% 8.4% -4.0% $10,000 to $14,999 3.4% 5.6% -2.2% $15,000 to $19,999 3.6% 5.6% -2.0% $20,000 to $24,999 3.4% 5.8% -2.4% $25,000 to $29,999 4.3% 5.7% -1.4% $30,000 to $34,999 4.5% 5.7% -1.2% $35,000 to $39,999 4.2% 5.4% -1.2% $40,000 to $44,999 4.8% 5.2% -0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 4.6% 4.6% +0.0% $50,000 to $59,999 8.6% 8.6% +0.0% $60,000 to $74,999 11.7% 10.6% +1.1% $75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 11.5% +2.5% $100,000 to $124,999 9.6% 6.8% +2.8% $125,000 to $149,999 6.0% 3.6% +2.4% $150,000 to $199,999 6.2% 3.3% +2.9% $200,000 or more 6.6% 3.6% +3.0%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.3% 4.8% +0.5% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.0% 9.8% +1.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.9% 13.6% +0.3% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.6% 13.1% +1.5% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.2% 11.0% +0.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 9.0% 8.2% +0.8% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.7% 5.9% -0.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 8.0% 8.0% +0.0% 50.0% or more 17.2% 20.2% -3.0% Not computed 4.0% 5.4% -1.4%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 5.2% 9.6% -4.4% 25 to 34 years 30.5% 29.3% +1.2% 35 to 44 years 25.2% 25.8% -0.6% 45 to 54 years 16.4% 16.5% -0.1% 55 to 64 years 7.9% 8.0% -0.1% 65 to 74 years 5.4% 5.3% +0.1% 75 to 84 years 6.2% 4.0% +2.2% 85 years and over 3.1% 1.6% +1.5%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 34.6% 30.9% +3.7% 30 to 44 minutes 27.7% 24.5% +3.2% 45 to 59 minutes 15.7% 13.8% +1.9% 60 or more minutes 22.0% 30.8% -8.8%
Source: 2000 Census
San Mateo, California
San Mateo is located south of San Francisco, and is one of the larger suburbs in the Bay area. It has a population of about 97,000 people. The city has vestiges of its former life as a summer home locale for the wealthy from San Francisco with some of the old mansion still standing. Today, it is a popular suburb with great mass transit links to San Francisco. When beginning the search for your San Mateo apartment, know that it is very walkable, and depending on your circumstances, you may not need a car. However, with all there is to see and do in the Bay Area, you might want to own one.
California's Central Park
San Mateo is popular for several reasons. It is a city with both an urban feel yet has plenty of outdoor space. Both Shoreline Park and Coyote Point are great areas where you can walk the beach or just enjoy the view of the Bay. You'll find numerous running and biking trails too. The performing arts center is one of the largest outside San Francisco and can provide many evenings of entertainment. The Japanese arboretum in downtown's Central Park can provide a fantastic refuge amongst the skyscrapers.
As with many cities in the Bay Area, you will find excellent Asian restaurants. San Mateo has a number of them that you'll want to check out. Wakuriya is excellent for its eight course Japanese dinners, and Oceanic is a locally owned Chinese food restaurant that gets the highest ratings from locals. 231 Ellsworth is a newer American cuisine place that might be on the expensive side but is well worth the price. Your San Mateo apartment is bound to be near some very good local and chain places, and you'll have fun finding your own favorites.
Dive Into San Mateo Nights
San Mateo is full of small bars and lounges to discover. You'll find live music at The Little Fox Theatre, which is a great addition to the downtown area. Good seating at tables, two bars and a wide selection of bands. It isn't huge either. McGovern's Bar often books local bands and is a good place just to hangout on other nights. If you like it quieter, B Street is a jazz place which is very laid back. There are pubs and dive bars all around and once in your San Mateo apartment, you'll quickly find ones you can call home.
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San Mateo Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in San Mateo have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom San Mateo apartment cost $2,052. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom San Mateo apartment was $2,528 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $3,657. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the San Mateo rentals listed below.
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What are some quiet neighborhoods in San Mateo?
San Mateo Park is an upscale locale with lush gardens and gently winding tree-lined streets. This neighborhood boasts a small-town ambiance with terrific schools and an assortment of architectural styles, ranging from Queen Annes to English Tudors and Mediterranean’s. It is within close proximity to downtown San Mateo, but also features five-star restaurants and chic shopping boutiques of its own. Baywood Knolls is another quiet and affluent hillside neighborhood within San Mateo, with old-fashioned streetlights and traditional homes.
What's the weather like in San Mateo?
Shielded from the Pacific Ocean by the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo's climate is considered mild Mediterranean. There is a gap in the mountains that occasionally causes gusty afternoon winds and encourages fog to flow toward San Mateo from dusk to dawn. The average minimum temperature of January, the coolest month, is about 42 degrees. The average maximum temperature of September, the warmest month, is about 78 degrees. Precipitation averages about 19 inches annually.