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103 Apartments for rent in El Monte, CA

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Last updated March 20 at 3:00am UTC
2904 Cogswell Road
Mountain View
El Monte, CA
Updated March 16 at 1:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
11016 Emery St
Norwood Cherrylee
El Monte, CA
Updated March 11 at 9:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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1822 Doreen Ave
South El Monte
South El Monte, CA
Updated March 20 at 1:56am UTC
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10219 Olive Street
Temple City
Temple City, CA
Updated March 19 at 9:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2516 S Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA
Updated March 15 at 10:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2818 Fairgreen Avenue
Mayflower Village
Arcadia, CA
Updated March 15 at 10:41am UTC
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1831 Fruitvale Avenue
South El Monte
South El Monte, CA
Updated March 13 at 4:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
9859 Olive Street
Temple City
Temple City, CA
Updated March 8 at 10:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
9811 Miloann
Temple City
Temple City, CA
Updated March 6 at 11:20am UTC
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8833 Jaylee Drive
East San Gabriel
San Gabriel, CA
Updated March 20 at 1:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
596 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
Updated March 20 at 1:46am UTC
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630 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
Updated March 20 at 1:46am UTC
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920 S Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park
Monterey Park, CA
Updated March 20 at 1:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
410 W Linda Vista Avenue
Alhambra, CA
Updated March 20 at 1:43am UTC
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208 N Lincoln Avenue
Monterey Park
Monterey Park, CA
Updated March 19 at 7:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
600 N Atlantic Blvd Apt 326
Monterey Park
Monterey Park, CA
Updated March 19 at 1:24pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
4516 Earle Ave
Rosemead, CA
Updated March 19 at 11:03am UTC
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215 E Woodward Ave
Alhambra, CA
Updated March 19 at 10:59am 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

March 2018 El Monte Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 El Monte Rent Report. El Monte rents declined 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 declined over the past month

El Monte rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, but are up sharply by 7.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in El Monte stand at $1,210 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,560 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in December of last year. El Monte's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.6%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
  • Over the past month, Glendale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,760, while one-bedrooms go for $1,370.
  • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; rents rose 3.8% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,690; rents decreased 0.2% over the past month but were up 5.5% over the past year.

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 3.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in San Diego, 3.1% in San Jose, and 1.0% in San Francisco.
  • El Monte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,560 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 7.2% rise in El Monte.
  • While El Monte's rents rose sharply over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.1%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in El Monte than most large cities. For example, Houston 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 $1,350 $1,730 0.4% 3.8%
Long Beach $1,370 $1,760 0.2% 3.9%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,100 1.1% 6.4%
Santa Ana $1,450 $1,870 0.6% 5.7%
Irvine $2,090 $2,690 -0.2% 5.5%
Glendale $1,370 $1,760 -1.3% -0.1%
Huntington Beach $1,850 $2,380 2.4% 1.7%
Santa Clarita $1,940 $2,500 0.6% 6.9%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 0.0% 10.4%
Lancaster $1,350 $1,740 0.5% 8.0%
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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.

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