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Houses for Rent in Novato, CA

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See what Novato, CA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Novato

it's really quiet and nobody bothers me here. Easy freeway access and nice walking/hiking trails nearby.

We like to dine out, go to free concerts(music on the grass) family bbq's, camping, getaways, and vacations.

Close to a lot of things like public transport, community pool and basketball courts. Also not far from downtown.

It is close to a shopping center. There are church's that I can walk to. It is close to a bus stop.

Who Lives Here

Novato Demographics

Education

High School

24%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

31%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

23%

4 people

20%

5 people

8%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

24%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

11%

200k+

21%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

12%

20-45

26%

45-65

33%

65+

20%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Novato?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24-$2995$3595-
Apr '24-$2995$3500-
Mar '24-$2995$3500-
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Jan '24-$3011$3322-
Dec '23-$3028$3322-
Nov '23-$3045$3041-
Oct '23-$3045$3015-
Sep '23-$3045$3074-
Aug '23-$3045$3066-
Jul '23-$3045$3034-
Jun '23-$3045$3029-
May '23-$3020$3016-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Novato

Novato Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

26%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

19%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4141

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Pet, Health

Things To Do In Novato

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Novato is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 63% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Novato.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 35% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Novato scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 25% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Novato draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 22% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Novato is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 88% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Novato.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 77% more gas stations than average
  3. 23% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 77% more grocery stores than average
  3. 36% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Novato serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 62% more restaurants than average
  3. 10% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Novato is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Novato.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 67% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Novato.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 44% more shops than average
  3. 47% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Novato Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Novato Education

Schools

Percentage: 2/52/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Novato

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