Palo Alto's priciest residential rentals, revealed

It's true: the priciest listing in today's Palo Alto rental market is going for $17,950/month — a staggering 433 percent above the median average for 3-bedroom rentals in California. As absurd as it may seem, it's not the only luxe listing in the city. But just how fancy do these lodgings get, given these huge price points?

We combed through local listings in Palo Alto via rental website Zumper to determine the city's most ritzy listings.

Here are the city's select listings, below. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

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2040 Cowper St. (Old Palo Alto)

Up first, notice this single-family home situated at 2040 Cowper St. in Old Palo Alto. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it's 2,856 square feet in size. Whereas the average price for a four-bedroom rental in Palo Alto is about $8,264/month, this pad is currently priced at a commanding $17,950/month. What, exactly, makes it so expensive?

In the single-family home, you can anticipate hardwood floors, marble finishes throughout, high ceilings, a fireplace and plenty of outdoor space. 

As lavish as this house might seem, pets aren't admissible.

Walk Score indicates that this location is moderately walkable, is a "biker's paradise" and has some transit options.

(If you want to daydream, see the complete listing here.)

325 Channing Ave., #313 (University South)

Then, check out this single-family home located at 325 Channing Ave., #313 in University South. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it spans 2,399 square feet. Whereas the average price for a three-bedroom rental in Palo Alto is about $5,800/month, this rental is currently listed at a stupefying $11,000/month.

In the single-family home, you can expect hardwood floors, a chef's kitchen with granite countertops, a walk-in closet, a fireplace and a balcony. The building has assigned parking. 

As showy as this set-up might seem, pets aren't welcome.

According to Walk Score, this location has excellent walkability, is a "biker's paradise" and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(If you want to daydream, see the complete listing here.)

405 Kipling St. (Downtown North)

Then, here's this over at 405 Kipling St. in Downtown North. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, and it's a voluminous 1,015 square feet in size. Whereas the average price for a one-bedroom rental in Palo Alto is about $2,730/month, this stately home is currently going for $3,700/month. What, exactly, makes it so high-priced?

In the single-family home, you can expect hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and garden access. The building boasts assigned parking and storage space.

Feline friends are permitted in this sumptuous house.

Walk Score indicates that the surrounding area is friendly for those on foot, is great for biking and has good transit options.

(If you want to daydream, see the complete listing here.)


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