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Welcome to the January 2021 San Jose Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the January 2021 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.
San Jose rent prices decreased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a -1.41% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Jose one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,449.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, San Jose experienced a -1.19% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Jose two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,979.0.
Rent prices have decreased 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 1 of the San Jose suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 6 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Fremont, CA .
Rent decreased in Sunnyvale, CA, Mountain View, CA, Santa Clara, CA, Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA.
1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of San Jose.
6 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of San Jose.
Rent growth in San Jose over the past year has been declining. 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 Rentable's January 2021 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.
|1 BR January||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR January||2 BR M/M % Change|
|San Jose, CA||$2,484.0||-1.62%||$3,015.0||-1.57%|
|Mountain View, CA||$2,346.0||-1.35%||$3,140.0||-1.07%|
|Santa Clara, CA||$2,408.0||-2.03%||$2,864.0||-2.82%|
|Redwood City, CA||$2,570.0||-1.80%||$3,451.0||0.03%|
|Palo Alto, CA||$2,424.0||-0.62%||$3,641.0||-0.90%|
|Menlo Park, CA||$2,385.0||-1.16%||$3,366.0||-4.21%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable 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.