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493 Apartments for rent in Downey, CA

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Last updated October 23 at 12:59am UTC
Park Regency Club Apartments
10000 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA
Updated October 22 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,708
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
8306 Devenir Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 22 at 11:01pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
11740 Downey Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 22 at 10:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
10525 Dolan Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 22 at 10:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
9229 Stewart And Gray Road
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 19 at 2:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
9018 Muller Street
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 12 at 2:52pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
10708 Parrot Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 10 at 9:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
9559 Firestone Boulevard
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 9 at 3:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
8324 Gainford St
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 4 at 10:33am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
10708 Parrot Ave
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated September 29 at 12:30pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
7415 Irwingrove Drive
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated August 21 at 6:57am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,300
Results within 1 miles of Downey, CA
14217 Ardis Avenue
Bellflower
Bellflower, CA
Updated October 22 at 11:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
10031 Aspen Cir
Little Lake City
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Updated October 20 at 9:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
11840 Fairford Avenue
Norwalk
Norwalk, CA
Updated October 19 at 10:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
6489 Via Verde
Veterans Park
Los Angeles, CA
Updated October 13 at 8:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
9146 Somerset
Bellflower
Bellflower, CA
Updated October 2 at 12:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
Results within 5 miles of Downey, CA
10535 Clancey Avenue
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated October 18 at 2:32pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,900
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.

October 2018 Downey Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Downey Rent Report. Downey rents increased 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

October 2018 Downey Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Downey Rent Report. Downey rents increased 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 increased moderately over the past month

Downey rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Downey stand at $1,410 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,810 for a two-bedroom. Downey's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

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, all 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 4.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,610, while one-bedrooms go for $2,030.
  • Over the past month, Glendale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,780, while one-bedrooms go for $1,390.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 0.8% over the past year.
  • 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 2.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Downey

As rents have increased moderately in Downey, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Downey is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.1% in San Francisco, and 0.9% in San Diego.
  • Downey's median two-bedroom rent of $1,810 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Downey.
  • While Downey's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Downey than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, 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 0.0% 1.0%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,780 0.2% 1.6%
Anaheim $1,660 $2,140 0.6% 3.3%
Santa Ana $1,460 $1,880 0.4% 1.5%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 -0.2% 0.8%
Glendale $1,390 $1,780 -0.4% 1.4%
Huntington Beach $1,870 $2,410 0.5% 1.3%
Santa Clarita $2,030 $2,610 0.2% 4.4%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.1% 2.7%
Palmdale $1,580 $2,030 -0.0% 3.8%
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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.