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164 Apartments for rent in El Monte, CA

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Last updated January 24 at 5:47am UTC
10124 Valley Blvd
Northwest El Monte
El Monte, CA
Updated January 23 at 12:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
12535 Cascade Street
River East
El Monte, CA
Updated January 20 at 9:56am UTC
4 Bedrooms
3595 Meadowlark Street
River East
El Monte, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
11016 Emery St
Norwood Cherrylee
El Monte, CA
Updated January 22 at 9:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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4342 Rio Hondo Avenue
Rosemead, CA
Updated January 18 at 11:07am UTC
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Temple City
Temple City, CA
Updated January 22 at 1:01pm UTC
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12912 Dalewood Street 57
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park, CA
Updated January 22 at 11:46pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1822 Doreen Ave
South El Monte
South El Monte, CA
Updated January 22 at 9:57am UTC
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Arcadia, CA
Updated January 10 at 2:27am UTC
12 Bedrooms
2818 Fairgreen Avenue
Mayflower Village
Arcadia, CA
Updated January 23 at 1:56am UTC
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67 W Palm Drive
Arcadia, CA
Updated January 5 at 2:00am UTC
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13249 Ankerton St.
Whittier City
Whittier, CA
Updated January 21 at 11:53am UTC
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9216 Live Oak Avenue
Temple City
Temple City, CA
Updated January 23 at 1:58am UTC
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624 Beverly Drive
Arcadia, CA
Updated January 12 at 9:55am UTC
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City Guide
El Monte
Living in El Monte

Ranch Style

Many older residences around El Monte are single-story, single-family ranch homes. This classic style was so popular in the area that they were recorded and photographed by renowned photographer Dorothea Lang in the 1930s.

Living History

In a town with plenty of park space, from playgrounds to grassy playing fields, The Santa Fe Trail Historical Park stands out for its historical significance. Heres the end point of the Santa Fe Trail, which led pioneers all the way from the State of Missouri. If they arrived now, they could enjoy learning more about the town at the El Monte Historical Museum. From photos and paintings of the area to a wonderful walk-in recreation of a turn of the century El Monte drug store, you'll find rich stories about the town in a museum many have dubbed the best community museum in the country.

Welcome to Hollywood

Hollywood gets the name credit, but it was El Monte where television variety shows began with KTLA's Hometown Jamboree produced at the American Legion Stadium right in El Monte. The stadium also hosted rock and roll shows during the 1950s, a draw for music fans from all across SoCal. It was here that the Penguins first performed the song Frank Zappa penned about the city itself, "Memories of El Monte." The American Legion Stadium remained a solid draw to rockers and their fans through the 1960s.

Fittingly, many musicians were born and raised in El Monte, from country rocker Joe McDonald to guitarist Mary Ford. Also raised here was comedian Cheech Marin.

Lets not forget another Hollywood hot spot - Gays Lion Farm. Retired circus stars ran a tourist attraction that supplied wild animals for the film industry - over two hundred African lions were the "mane" attraction. In fact, the family provided the MGM logo lion.

Sporting Life

There's the Whittier Narrows Tennis Center in South El Monte, while in nearby Arcadia, you can enjoy swinging your nine iron on lush Arcadia Golf Course.

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Drive or Ride

Within the city, public transportation is strong, and many commuters use bus routes to navigate the city. However, residents commuting into Los Angeles or surrounding communities drive themselves or car pool.

Green Space

El Monte hosts a number of local parks and playgrounds, making neighborhoods feel more suburban than urban, although population density is high. Even on busy urban streets, pocket parks and trees give city streets a well cared-for appeal.

Moving to El Monte

El Monte real estate is in high demand. Allow a long lead time - several months is optimal to find the rental of your dreams.

Garvey Ave /Adelia Ave: This neighborhood in South El Monte offers single-family houses, apartment complexes, and high rises. Theres a solid mix of older properties, built prior to the 1950s, and newer properties.

Ramona Blvd /Valley Mall: This area of El Monte is convenient for small shops and major chain stores. El Monte Mall features a tasty candy store, automotive accessories, and more. From dollar stores to mom and pop designers, this area has a lot of pop to offer when you shop. Small to medium-sized homes and apartments are centrally located, making this an excellent area for residents looking to take public transportation around town.

Lower Azusa Rd / Peck Rd: a densely urban neighborhood: an older, established neighborhood with many single family homes and town homes.

Baldwin Ave / Gidley St: Tree lined, and close enough to the freeway to shrink that downtown LA commute from 45 minutes to 30 minutes. Here youll find a mix of apartment homes and apartment complexes.

Rent Report
El Monte

January 2018 El Monte Rent Report

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

El Monte rents increase sharply over the past month

El Monte rents have increased 1.1% over the past month, and have increased sharply by 10.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in El Monte stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,570 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. El Monte's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of El Monte, 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.

  • Long Beach has seen rents fall by 2.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,700.
  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,700; rents rose 6.2% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to El Monte

As rents have increased sharply in El Monte, 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, El Monte is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.3% in San Diego, 2.7% in San Jose, and 0.5% in San Francisco.
  • El Monte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,570 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 10.1% increase in El Monte.
  • While El Monte's rents rose sharply over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in El Monte than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where El Monte 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 $1,360 $1,750 1.3% 5.4%
Long Beach $1,320 $1,700 -2.7% 2.0%
Anaheim $1,610 $2,070 -0.5% 5.1%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,850 -0.7% 6.1%
Irvine $2,100 $2,700 -0.0% 6.2%
Glendale $1,390 $1,780 0.3% 2.1%
Huntington Beach $1,820 $2,340 -1.3% 0.3%
Santa Clarita $1,930 $2,490 -0.5% 6.9%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 3.0% 8.8%
Lancaster $1,340 $1,720 0.6% 8.3%
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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.


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.