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Downtown San Jose

A San Jose Neighborhood


San Jose is a great city with lots of great neighborhoods to live in and fun places to hang out. And the heart of the city is downtown. Though on the quieter end of urban lifestyle, downtown San Jose always offers funky and new things to do, including great restaurants, bars, shops, and cultural institutions. But when you're searching for Downtown San Jose Apartments it can difficult to sift through all of the listings on the web or walk the streets to find places in the area that you're looking for.

That's exactly why ABODO exists. We gather listings from all over the web and we add new properties every day. And we do all this just so we can make sure that you've got the freshest list of apartments in downtown San Jose to choose from!


If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

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San Jose:
April Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 San Jose Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the April 2020 key findings and figures for the San Jose rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in San Jose and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of San Jose rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

San Jose Rent Prices Increase From March to April

San Jose rent prices increased over the last month. From March to April, the city experienced a 1.68% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Jose one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,721.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from March to April, San Jose experienced a 1.93% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Jose two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $3,162.0.

April Prices: San Jose vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in San Jose and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in San Jose over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the San Jose suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 5 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Sunnyvale, CA, Cupertino, CA .

  • Rent decreased in Santa Clara, CA, Mountain View, CA, Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA.

  • 6 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of San Jose.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of San Jose.

April 2020 Pricing Trends: San Jose vs. National Comparisons

San Jose Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in San Jose over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, San Jose rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a San Jose one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's April 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about San Jose and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for San Jose and suburbs

1 BR April 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR April 2 BR M/M % Change
San Jose, CA $2,676.0 -0.48% $3,102.0 0.68%
Sunnyvale, CA $2,912.0 0.62% $3,567.0 1.25%
Santa Clara, CA $3,620.0 -2.64% $3,856.0 -0.92%
Mountain View, CA $3,161.0 -8.32% $4,505.0 -0.55%
Redwood City, CA $2,667.0 -3.61% $5,350.0 -2.00%
Palo Alto, CA $2,753.0 -14.82% $4,524.0 -12.43%
Cupertino, CA $4,674.0 2.16% $4,784.0 1.96%
Menlo Park, CA $4,314.0 -0.39% $4,957.0 1.29%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.