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Furnished Palo Alto Apartments, Rooms & Sublets for Rent

Palo Alto is found in the San Francisco Bay area and is generally considered as the heart of Silicon Valley. This means that there are a lot of opportunities for highly paid and highly competitive jobs, with more than 7,000 business located in the area employing more than 98,000 people between them. This makes it an extremely desirable place to live for both expats and US residents.

As it is such an attractive location, the housing and rental markets can also be extremely competitive, which drives up the price of Palo Alto apartments for rent. In 2010, Palo Alto ranked as the second most expensive city to live in the US, with the average one-bedroom apartment in the city centre costing around $3,000 per month. If you’re looking for apartments for rent in Palo Alto, CA, there are a range of choices including furnished apartments, sublets, and rooms for rent.

Furnished Apartments in Palo Alto, CA

Furnished apartments in Palo Alto come a little more expensive than unfurnished ones, but they also take away the hassle and expense of having to buy or ship your own furniture. Furnished apartments are also ideal if you are only staying on a temporary basis so that you don’t have to keep moving furniture with you from one apartment to the next, or even to another city.

You’ll commonly pay $3,000-$4,000 per month for a furnished apartment in Palo Alto, with prices varying greatly depending on the size of the apartment and the number of rooms it has, as well as slight variations between different neighbourhoods. The level of comfort and quality of life tend to be very high. If you’re relocating to Silicon Valley for work, then take a look at Palo Alto furnished apartments for rent on Nestpick.

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Palo Alto Rooms & Sublets for Rent

The high cost of living can be a challenge when you first move to Palo Alto, especially if you don’t have a high-tech job in Silicon Valley. If you’re in this position, then renting a room is a great alternative to renting your own apartment. You can save a lot of money on your monthly rent, possibly finding rooms in Palo Alto for as little as $900-$1,000 per month.

If you opt for a room for rent in Palo Alto, then you’ll be sharing with one or several other residents, either in a house or an apartment. Rented rooms often come furnished and may or may not have bills included in the rental price. You can search through the available rooms for rent in Palo Alto, CA right here on Nestpick.

Palo Alto Sublets

A Palo Alto sublet is another affordable option for renting in the area. Tenants can sublet their room or property out while they are away, as long as their landlord allows it. This is a good opportunity if the tenant is travelling or working away for the summer or another period. Students may also be able to take advantage of subletting out of term time when they go back home. It allows them to keep their property without losing out on the money they spend on rent.

You can find sublets generally for lower costs than the usual way of renting an apartment, plus you don’t have to worry about being tied down with a long-term contract if you don’t know how long you’ll be staying in Palo Alto. Find a Palo Alto summer sublet that suits your situation.

Furnished Apartments in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is another name for the Santa Clara Valley, of which Palo Alto is part of. Silicon Valley apartments are highly sought after, just like the jobs available in the area, so the market can be competitive and is one of the more expensive areas to live in the US. Many Silicon Valley apartments for rent are available as furnished apartments.

These may be slightly more expensive than unfurnished ones, but they save the time and money you would need to spend on purchasing new furniture. They are also more suitable for expats staying in Silicon Valley temporarily or for an undetermined amount of time, as you don’t want to buy your own furniture if you’re only staying for a few months.

You can search on Nestpick to browse through the range of furnished apartments Silicon Valley has to offer.

Luxury Apartments in Silicon Valley

Those Silicon Valley jobs can bring in a great income, so if you’re looking for more luxury accommodation in the area, then you won’t be disappointed. Luxury apartments in Silicon Valley are well-located, extremely comfortable, and provide all of the space and amenities you need to live a luxurious lifestyle. Prices will vary greatly for Silicon Valley luxury apartments, so have a look on Nestpick to see what is available in this range.

Cheap Apartments in Silicon Valley

If budget is your main priority when looking for somewhere to stay or live in Silicon Valley, then you can also find some relatively cheap apartments in the area, compared to the local average. The best way to find cheap apartments in Silicon Valley is to compare prices of each area to see what is most affordable. Staying outside of the cities can really help to cut costs.

Silicon Valley rooms for rent also allow you to save on the cost of an entire apartment by only renting a single room. See available rooms in Silicon Valley here with Nestpick.

More Attractive Areas for Apartments in Palo Alto, CA

Midtown Apartments

Midtown is a central area in Palo Alto, giving you easy access to everything it has to offer. It is a popular district amongst both professionals and families, with some nice and highly regarded schools in the area. It is primarily a residential area, with lots of housing that was originally built in the 1950s available to buy and rent, although there are also newer homes that have been developed more recently. There are also some nice parks and green spaces in Midtown, plus chances to shop with Midtown Shopping Center and its surrounding stores.

Midtown apartments, Palo Alto cost an average of $2,000 per month and upwards for a studio or one-bedroom apartment, and around $2,500 or more for a two-bedroom place. Search for Midtown Palo Alto on Nestpick to see the apartments and rooms available now.

Downtown Apartments

Downtown Palo Alto boasts a vibrant scene, with lots of cafés, restaurants, shops, movie theatres, and more attracting people to this area. It runs along University Avenue close to the University of Stanford. It, therefore, attracts a diverse crowd, but particularly young professionals and students looking to live close to the action in the city. Although, the area does also have good schools, which can attract families to Downtown Palo A lot, too.

Downtown Palo Alto apartments are fairly modern and typically vary in price between $2,000-$4,000 per month, or higher for your more luxury options. On one side, Downtown Palo Alto is bordered by San Francisquito Creek, providing some nice views over this from nearby apartments. Take a look on Nestpick to see the range of Downtown Palo Alto apartments for rent.
   

Palo Alto Student Housing

Palo Alto, and Silicon Valley in general, is an area with a highly educated demographic, and it’s no surprise with Stanford University immediately to the south of the city. A lot of accommodation for Stanford students is found on and around campus, but there is also a lot of available student housing within Palo Alto itself. The city is also home to Palo Alto University, Sofia University, and Stanford Medical School.

The most common form of Palo Alto student housing is a shared house or apartment in which students can rent individual rooms. This is one of the most affordable ways to live in Palo Alto as well as being a social way to live, allowing students to get to know one another. A lot of student housing in Palo Alto is found in the districts of Downtown North and College Terrace, due to their proximity to Stanford University.

Palo Alto Public Transportation

Travelling by bus is the main form of public transport in Palo Alto. Bus routes serve the majority of the city, making it easy to get around this way. A single journey will cost you around $3 on the bus. Free shuttles are also available, going to the Stanford University campus from University Avenue and California Avenue, for example, as well as a shuttle that serves the Embarcadero Road corridor and the VA Hospital.