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106 Apartments for rent in Downey, CA

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Last updated December 16 at 7:55am UTC
Park Regency Club Apartments
10000 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 4:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,678
2 Bedrooms
$2,222
8024 Cypress Ln
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,095
7360 Dinwiddie St
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,100
11502 Adco Ave
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
9320 Elm Vista Dr
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,425
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
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10614 La Reina Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
8312 Gainford Street
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
7340 Benares Street
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,595
11410 Dolan Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,275
8306 Devenir Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
11627 Coldbrook Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
9357 Parrot Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
10535 Clancey Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,995
11740 Downey Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
11608 Pruess Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
9017 Suva Street
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,200
12542 Paramount Blvd
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
7348 Neo St
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated November 11 at 9:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,475
14529 Dumont Avenue
Norwalk
Norwalk, CA
Updated December 16 at 7:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
Results within 1 miles of Downey, CA
13859 Arthur Avenue
Paramount
Paramount, CA
Updated December 16 at 7:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
10113 Harvest Avenue
Santa Fe Springs
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Updated December 16 at 7:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,295
9749 Norlain Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
City Guide
Downey
Living in Downey

Downey is home to approximately 110,000 residents within a 12.5 square mile area. The city has some of the best medical facilities, and exceptional neighborhoods providing a high quality lifestyle. If you love playing golf or would like to learn, Downey is home to some of the best golf courses in the world.

Located in Southern California, the weather is downright delightful. It doesn’t get too cold or too hot and humid. The average high is 83 degrees; the average low is 46 degrees. As the saying goes, “location, location, location”; and Downey sure does have a great location. Being less than 10 miles away from the Pacific Ocean and home to the best hospitals, pleasant neighborhoods, fabulous parks, the famous Downey Theatre, and a host of retail stores, you can (or should) expect that living here doesn't come cheap.

Finding an Apartment in Downey

Living in Downey, CA may be more expensive than other non-California cities of the same size, but it’s not as expensive as other similar-sized cities located in California. You can find some reasonable places to live without paying exuberant prices.

How much will it cost? Well, the good news is that living in Downey won’t cost an arm, a leg, and your life savings like it does in Los Angeles or San Francisco. That’s for sure. Prices will vary depending on what you are looking for and where you plan to live. Of course, the closer you live to the ocean, the more you'll pay. Remember, you also have more available to you in the way of things to see and do. So it really depends on what you want out of life. People who love living on the West coast love it for various reasons.

When to rent Winter is the best time to rent pretty much anywhere in California. The climate has changed from sunny and warm to cooler temperatures and rain. Vacationers are back at home and it’s too cold to lay on the beach. However, it could be a little difficult to find an apartment in Downey since the town is fairly small.

What you need When you meet with the landlord or apartment complex manager, have all your necessary documents. That includes your driver’s license so that they can verify your identity, paycheck stubs or tax forms so that they can verify your income, a list of references with their correct contact information, and of course, a check for a deposit or down payment. Make sure you have checked your credit report for any inaccuracies or anything that may be an issue. Prepare questions in advance. Act and present yourself professionally.

Things To Do

The Carpenters’ Collection If you are a music fan, you have probably heard of the Carpenters. The Carpenters were a famous sibling musical group from the 1970s and all born in Downey. The Downey City Library has a collection of all things Carpenter.

Downtown Downey Farmers' Market: One of the main attractions in the city of Downey. The Farmer’s Market is not only a place to find fresh fruit and vegetables but a place to socialize.

McDonalds Every town has a McDonalds. That’s nothing new. But this is a special McDonalds. You see, this is one of the original 1953 McDonalds Restaurants. It was the third one built in the country and is located at 10207 Lakewood Blvd. The restaurant was restored and renovated after it was destroyed by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

Congratulations on your move to the West Coast! Enjoy the weather and the sites.

December 2018 Downey Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Downey Rent Report. Downey rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Downey rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Downey

December 2018 Downey Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Downey Rent Report. Downey rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Downey rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Downey rents declined moderately over the past month

Downey rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Downey stand at $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,800 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Downey's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Downey, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,600, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,350, while one-bedrooms go for $1,830.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 2.0% over the past year.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents remained steady over the past month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Downey

As rents have increased marginally in Downey, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Downey is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.8% in San Francisco, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Downey's median two-bedroom rent of $1,800 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.8% increase in Downey.
  • While Downey's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Downey than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Downey is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Los Angeles $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 1.5%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,770 -0.1% 0.7%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 -0.7% 1.1%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 -0.5% -0.2%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 -0.0% 0.3%
Glendale $1,410 $1,810 0.5% 1.7%
Huntington Beach $1,830 $2,350 -1.0% -0.7%
Santa Clarita $2,020 $2,600 -0.5% 4.0%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,090 -0.1% -0.4%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.1% 2.0%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.