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Renting in San Jose: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?

Need a budget-friendly new spot? Though apartment hunting can be challenging, don't despair just yet — there are deals to be had. So what does the low-end pricing on a rental in San Jose look like these days — and what might you get for your money?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments in San Jose via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find.

Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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508 S. Sixth St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $1,495/month, this 350-square-foot studio apartment, located at 508 S. Sixth St. in Downtown, is 11.8 percent less than the median rent for a studio in San Jose, which is currently estimated at around $1,695/month.

The building offers on-site laundry; the apartment also features a mix of hardwood and carpeted floors. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is quite walkable, is convenient for biking and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

315 Leigh Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 315 Leigh Ave. in West San Carlos/Burbank, is listed for $1,500/month for its 380 square feet.

When it comes to building amenities, expect assigned parking and on-site management. Animals are not welcome. The listing specifies a $49 application fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is quite walkable and is very bikeable.

(See the complete listing here.)

808 Lenzen Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Then there's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo at 808 Lenzen Ave. in Downtown, which is also going for $1,500/month.

Expect to find air conditioning in the furnished condo. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address is very walkable, is very bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the full listing here.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Additionally, if you’re an agent or a broker, read on for real estate marketing ideas to promote your local listing.

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