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542 Apartments for rent in Gardena, CA

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Check out 542 verified apartments for rent in Gardena, CA with rents starting as low as $1250. Some apartments for rent in Gardena might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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3249-3253 Marine Ave
3249 Marine Avenue
Gardena, CA | Alondra Park
1 Bedroom
$1,292
735 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:42 PM
At 3249 Marine Ave, you've discovered your new home. These apartments are located in the 90249 area of Gardena. The community staff is ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home. Drop by 3249 Marine Ave today.
1 Unit Available
2125 West 157th Street
2125 West 157th Street
Gardena, CA | Gardena
1 Bedroom
$1,725
650 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:45 PM
*** Text "Rental" to 797-979 to receive a text with a list of our current properties for rent *** - Address: 2125 West 157th Street #8, Gardena, CA 90249 - Rent: $1,725 Per Month - Deposit: $1,950 - 600+ Credit Score Required - Bedroom: 1 -
1 Unit Available
1604 West 158th Street
1604 West 158th Street
Gardena, CA | Gardena
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1400 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:45 PM
*** Text "Rental" to 797-979 to receive a text with a list of our current properties for rent *** - Address: 1604 West 158th Street #G, Gardena, CA 90247 - Rent: $2,695 Per Month - Deposit: $2,900 - 600+ Credit Score Required - Bedrooms: 2 -
1 Unit Available
15549 South Budlong Place
15549 South Budlong Place
Gardena, CA | Gardena
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,600
1300 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:45 PM
*** Text "Rental" to 797-979 to receive a text with a list of our current properties for rent *** - Address: 15549 S Budlong Place #25, Gardena, CA 90247 - Rent: $2,600 Per Month - Deposit: $3,000 - 600+ Credit Score Required - Move-In Special:
1 Unit Available
16511 S Saint Andrews Place
16511 Saint Andrew's Place
Gardena, CA | Gardena
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
850 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Best area in South Gardena, walking distance to famous eatery The Pan. This is unit sits in the back of the triplex only shared wall is the kitchen wall. Super quiet with 2 park parking. Coin laundry only shares by the 2 back unit.
1 Unit Available
1412 W 148th Street
1412 148th Street
Gardena, CA | Gardena
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,995
650 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
*Completely Remodeled* New: Paint, Carpet, Laminate Wood Floor, Blinds, Cook Top & Vent, Kitchen Cabinets, Heater, Bath Fixtures. Lots of storage and closet space. Carport parking is tandem, 1 covered space, 1 space in driveway behind carport space.
1 Unit Available
14412 S Berendo Ave I
14412 Berendo Avenue
Gardena, CA | Gardena
1 Bedroom
$1,625
600 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Gardena 1BR Beauty! Take a look at this! - Property Id: 414305 • Parking included • Laundry on-site • Owner pays water • One year lease • Looking for quick move-ins • Fridge • Stove Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
1 Unit Available
1510 W. 146th Street #8
1510 West 146th Street
Gardena, CA | Gardena
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
1100 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo with Garage and 1 additional parking space - Great location with easy freeway access! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo with garage and parking space Features: * Gated Community * Hardwood Floors * All appliances- gas stove, frig,
1 Unit Available
2712 W. 144th Street
2712 West 144th Street
Gardena, CA | Gardena
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
1032 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Gardena Home - Check out this upgraded, lovely home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Close to everything great about Gardena. Currently tenant occupied - please DO Not disturb tenants. (RLNE4385568)
1 Unit Available
1122 166th Street
1122 West 166th Street
Gardena, CA | Gardena
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1750 sqft
Last updated June 25 at 05:37 PM
*** Text "Rental" to 797-979 to receive a text with a list of our current properties for rent *** - Address: 1122 West 166th Street #2, Gardena, CA 90247 - Rent: $2,495 Per Month - Deposit: $2,600 - Credit Score 600 or better - Bedrooms: 3 -
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4 Units Available
Parkview on Yukon
16705 Yukon Ave
Torrance, CA | Northwest Torrance
1 Bedroom
$2,250
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
New high-end interiors, large terraces, two pools and easy access to the 405 and the beach make Park View on Yukon both a luxurious retreat and gateway to the best of Los Angeles.
1 Unit Available
16700 Yukon Avenue #103
16700 Yukon Avenue
Torrance, CA | Northwest Torrance
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
859 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 01:00 PM
Beautiful, quiet condo with two bedrooms and two baths Two patios--one off the living area and another off a bedroom. Gorgeous fireplace in the living room to enjoy these cool nights. Laundry area in unit (Washer/Dryer included).
1 Unit Available
2001 Artesia Boulevard
2001 Artesia Boulevard
Torrance, CA | South Gardena
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1040 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Top floor two-bedroom, two-bathroomcondo in the beautiful 55+Montecito complex, located in the northwest section of the building. Built in 2008 this gently lived in condo still feels like new construction.
1 Unit Available
12043 Stanley Park Court
12043 Stanley Park Court
Hawthorne, CA | East Hawthorne
4 Bedrooms
$4,275
2133 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Secured and Quiet Townhome in Private Community! - This private and quiet Hawthorne townhome is located in the newer Parkside Village gated community. This rental is a four-bedroom/two and one-half bathroom unit with a two car garage.
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26 Units Available
Pacific Place
5211 Pacific Concourse Dr
Del Aire, CA | Holly Glen - Del Aire
Studio
$1,920
625 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,054
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,679
1198 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:44 PM
Located in El Segundo. Convenient to I-405 and I-105 for easy access to downtown. Apartments include island kitchens, walk-in closets and private balconies. On-site theater room, fitness center, outdoor BBQ area and swimming pools.
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100 Units Available
Concourse
5875 W Interceptor Street
Los Angeles, CA | Westchester-Playa Del Rey
Studio
$995
276 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,021
591 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
We have captured the best of Los Angeles living by bringing seamless connectivity to our community, Concourse. Comprised of three buildings, with close proximity to major Los Angeles' destinations, the best of the city is right at your doorstep.
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119 Units Available
Union South Bay
615 East Carson Street
Carson, CA | Carson
Studio
$1,998
539 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,307
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,935
1181 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
Union South Bay’s chic design and creatively inspired amenities combine the best of city and beach living.
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30 Units Available
Concourse
5875 West Interceptor St
Los Angeles, CA | Westchester-Playa Del Rey
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,696
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
We have captured the best of Los Angeles living by bringing seamless connectivity to our community, Concourse. Comprised of three buildings, with close proximity to major Los Angeles' destinations, the best of the city is right at your doorstep.
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13 Units Available
The Madrid
8655 Belford Ave
Los Angeles, CA | Westchester-Playa Del Rey
1 Bedroom
$1,865
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,120
1030 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,050
1327 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:40 PM
Spacious units with granite countertops and hardwood floors. Fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave. Patio or balcony and 24-hour laundry facilities. Hot tub, clubhouse, pool and gym. Pet-friendly.
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3 Units Available
Renaissance at City Center
21800 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA | Carson
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,470
985 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:39 PM
One to three bedroom apartments with washer/dryer, patio/balcony, refrigerator and open floor plans. Community has a business center and fitness center and is pet-friendly. Great location close to restaurants and shopping centers.
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1 Unit Available
The Palms
4829 W 120th St
Hawthorne, CA | North Hawthorne
Studio
$1,525
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:39 PM
Apartment community features convenient carport and relaxing pool. Units feature hardwood floors and oven range for convenience. Close to Eucalyptus Park with proximity to Interstate-405.
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26 Units Available
Alta South Bay
22433 S Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA | West Carson
1 Bedroom
$2,082
718 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,788
1079 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:39 PM
Minutes from I-110. Resort-like community with a pool, media room, garage access, fire pit, and business center. Luxury units with in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, and a patio or balcony. Pet-friendly community. 24-hour gym.
Verified
17 Units Available
Milano Apartments
20900 Anza Ave
Torrance, CA | West Torrance
Studio
$1,600
474 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,905
925 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:39 PM
A luxury community with much to offer. On-site putting green, two pools, play area, and basketball courts. Within a short drive to the Del Amo Fashion Center. Designer living with stainless steel appliances. Pet-friendly.
Verified
1 Unit Available
10223 Crenshaw Blvd.
10223 Crenshaw Boulevard
Inglewood, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 12:23 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 10223 Crenshaw Blvd. in Inglewood. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Apartment Rentals in Gardena start at $1,250/month.
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While some Gardena properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Gardena properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Gardena. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Gardena?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Gardena. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.

City Guide

Gardena
Gardena has not one, but two gold medalists! Daewon David Song, Korean-American professional skateboarder and Carmelita Jeter, 2012 Olympic games gold medalist both call this Southern California city their home.
Gardena has not one, but two gold medalists! Daewon David Song, Korean-American professional skateboarder and Carmelita Jeter, 2012 Olympic games gold medalist both call this Southern California city their home.

The city of Gardena is located in southern California in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. The population as of the 2010 US census was 58,829 and growing. Just a few miles east of the Pacific Ocean, this idyllic and picturesque city was settled by Civil War veteran, Spencer Roane Thorpe, in 1887. This area of land was known for having lush farmlands that produced an abundance of berries prior to World War 1. Since then, the berry fields have faded into history (poor berries), but the land remains lush, ripe with naturally beautiful sites such as the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve in the southeastern region of the city. Some of the biggest employers are Memorial Hospital of Gardena, United Parcel Sevice and Hitco Carbon Composites to name just a few. Another bonus of living in Gardena is its close proximity to Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches... so take your pick of ocean side spots any time you feel the urge to hit the waves or bury your feet in the sand!

Moving to Gardena

A few tips for planning the move

The first thing to do is write down a list of wishes. What I mean is a list of things you want in your new home, such as washer/dryer connections, a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and any other specifics that will help narrow your search. Begin planning at least 6 weeks prior to your moving date and, if possible, call a local realtor or agent to assist you in your search. The professionals know the neighborhoods better than you at this point and will be able to steer you into your perfect area while considering your budget and must-haves. It never hurts to be informed by the experts!

Next, be prepared when you go to meet with the agent or realtor. Have your identification, your credit and rental history as well as work references ready to hand over. You also want to be prepared to pay an application fee, put down security deposits as required and locate local utility companies to set up an account for your new address. Once you have found your spot, get ready to enjoy this Southern California city because the climate will have you smiling all year round!

Moving to Gardena
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A few tips for planning the move

The first thing to do is write down a list of wishes. What I mean is a list of things you want in your new home, such as washer/dryer connections, a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and any other specifics that will help narrow your search. Begin planning at least 6 weeks prior to your moving date and, if possible, call a local realtor or agent to assist you in your search. The professionals know the neighborhoods better than you at this point and will be able to steer you into your perfect area while considering your budget and must-haves. It never hurts to be informed by the experts!

Next, be prepared when you go to meet with the agent or realtor. Have your identification, your credit and rental history as well as work references ready to hand over. You also want to be prepared to pay an application fee, put down security deposits as required and locate local utility companies to set up an account for your new address. Once you have found your spot, get ready to enjoy this Southern California city because the climate will have you smiling all year round!

Gardena's Neighborhoods

Alondra Park:With Alondra Golf Course tucked into the southwest corner of this neighborhood, located just off the San Diego Frwy, this affluent area of Gardena has a very low vacancy rate of 1.4%. When people move here, they become sedentary. One of the beautiful aspects is the historic homes, built between 1940-1969, that residents to which lovingly tend. Front gardens bursting with color are common in this quiet and stately neighborhood. Perfect for new families, Mark Twain Elementary on W 154th is an excellent elementary school for the little ones just entering the school system.$$$$

S Vermont Ave/W 182nd St:The Dominguez Channel runs through this upscale neighborhood located on the southern end of Gardena. The average rental prices here are almost 60% lower than all other neighborhoods in California! Having said that, remember this is California and rental prices here are slightly higher than what most states expect to pay for rent. The average commute is between 15-30 minutes each day, heaven compared to the commutes locals experience in Los Angeles. This stylish, urban neighborhood is full of well educated, hard working professionals of all ages and ethnicities. $$$

S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave:This small, budget friendly, densely urban neighborhood is perfect for those who want to live as close to the city's center as possiblea and don't mind giving up a litte space for the privilege. Surrounded by the Gardena Valley Shopping Center, the Memorial Hospital of Gardena and a Hustler Casino, it has a little something for all occassions. $$

West Rancho Dominguez:Located just east of the Harbor Freeway and one neighborhood over from S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave sits West Rancho Dominguez. This area is very affordable when compared to the rest of Gardena and is home to mainly laborers and people working in the manufacturing industry. The suburban community here is ethnically very diverse and most enjoy a relatively short commute to and from work each day, tops is about 30 minutes! $$

W Rosecrans Ave/Van Ness Ave:This neighborhood is filled with older, more established homes built between the years of 1940-1970s. There are newer homes, apartment buildings and some high rises here as well, but the true charm is in the historic homes. The neighborhood is very affordable, but has an extremely low vacancy rate at 0.4%, making it somewhat difficult to find anything available to rent. If you want a centrally located, relatively inexpensive area to live in, best get an early start if this is the neighborhood you desire! $$

Van Ness Ave/Redondo Beach Ave:With Manhattan Beach Blvd running through the center of this neighborhood, George H Freeman Park to the east and Thornburg Park just to the north, this area is made for people who enjoy being in the center of the excitement! With many natural areas to walk, jog, ride a bike or take the pups for a hike, this neighborhood is moderately expensive, but not a deal breaker by any means. The vacancy rate is a low 3.5%, making it a stable and desirable area of Gardena to settle in. It is populated by a very well educated, chic and sophisticated workforce made up of mostly professional, executive and mangagerial types as well as those involved in manufacturing, sales and service jobs. This is a culturally diverse and ethnically rich area of Gardena, one in which people settle in and stay for years. $$$

City Center:West Redondo Beach Blvd runs right through this neighborhood. Surrounded by shops, parks, hospitals, nightclubs and a variety of businesses, this is truly the heart of Gardena! The rent in this area is very affordable because of it's densely urban population. The homes, apartments, town homes and row houses are smaller here than in neighborhoods further out from the city's center, but you cannot beat the location! It is very walkable, very trendy and very populated.$$

S Western Ave/W 162nd St:This neighborhood features the Gardena Buddist Church and Mas Fukai Park within its borders. With another low vacancy rate of 2.0% and rental prices that will make you smile each month, it's easy to see why this neighborhood can be difficult to move into. There is an extremely diverse population, ethnically speaking, that makes this such a wonderful melting pot of businesses, neighbors and nightlife that everyone seems to soak up and enjoy. Part of that is because the area is so easy to walk around in and the commutes to and from work are so short. All of this makes for a very happy neighborhood! $$

S Western Ave/Marine Ave:Urban, very walkable and close to Gardena's city center, this neighborhood features beautiful historic homes as well as some row houses, apartment complexes and a few high rise buildings. The rent is more affordable here than in areas further from the center of town and the vacancy rate is quite high. $$

Van Ness Ave/134th Pl:With Rowley Park and Rowley Park Skate Plaza at its heart, this modestly priced urban neighborhood is a favorite of locals for it's outdoorsy feel, walkability and good school district. Many families, young executives and seniors choose to call this area home, giving it a nice mix of generational influence. $$

Gardena's Neighborhoods
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Alondra Park:With Alondra Golf Course tucked into the southwest corner of this neighborhood, located just off the San Diego Frwy, this affluent area of Gardena has a very low vacancy rate of 1.4%. When people move here, they become sedentary. One of the beautiful aspects is the historic homes, built between 1940-1969, that residents to which lovingly tend. Front gardens bursting with color are common in this quiet and stately neighborhood. Perfect for new families, Mark Twain Elementary on W 154th is an excellent elementary school for the little ones just entering the school system.$$$$

S Vermont Ave/W 182nd St:The Dominguez Channel runs through this upscale neighborhood located on the southern end of Gardena. The average rental prices here are almost 60% lower than all other neighborhoods in California! Having said that, remember this is California and rental prices here are slightly higher than what most states expect to pay for rent. The average commute is between 15-30 minutes each day, heaven compared to the commutes locals experience in Los Angeles. This stylish, urban neighborhood is full of well educated, hard working professionals of all ages and ethnicities. $$$

S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave:This small, budget friendly, densely urban neighborhood is perfect for those who want to live as close to the city's center as possiblea and don't mind giving up a litte space for the privilege. Surrounded by the Gardena Valley Shopping Center, the Memorial Hospital of Gardena and a Hustler Casino, it has a little something for all occassions. $$

West Rancho Dominguez:Located just east of the Harbor Freeway and one neighborhood over from S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave sits West Rancho Dominguez. This area is very affordable when compared to the rest of Gardena and is home to mainly laborers and people working in the manufacturing industry. The suburban community here is ethnically very diverse and most enjoy a relatively short commute to and from work each day, tops is about 30 minutes! $$

W Rosecrans Ave/Van Ness Ave:This neighborhood is filled with older, more established homes built between the years of 1940-1970s. There are newer homes, apartment buildings and some high rises here as well, but the true charm is in the historic homes. The neighborhood is very affordable, but has an extremely low vacancy rate at 0.4%, making it somewhat difficult to find anything available to rent. If you want a centrally located, relatively inexpensive area to live in, best get an early start if this is the neighborhood you desire! $$

Van Ness Ave/Redondo Beach Ave:With Manhattan Beach Blvd running through the center of this neighborhood, George H Freeman Park to the east and Thornburg Park just to the north, this area is made for people who enjoy being in the center of the excitement! With many natural areas to walk, jog, ride a bike or take the pups for a hike, this neighborhood is moderately expensive, but not a deal breaker by any means. The vacancy rate is a low 3.5%, making it a stable and desirable area of Gardena to settle in. It is populated by a very well educated, chic and sophisticated workforce made up of mostly professional, executive and mangagerial types as well as those involved in manufacturing, sales and service jobs. This is a culturally diverse and ethnically rich area of Gardena, one in which people settle in and stay for years. $$$

City Center:West Redondo Beach Blvd runs right through this neighborhood. Surrounded by shops, parks, hospitals, nightclubs and a variety of businesses, this is truly the heart of Gardena! The rent in this area is very affordable because of it's densely urban population. The homes, apartments, town homes and row houses are smaller here than in neighborhoods further out from the city's center, but you cannot beat the location! It is very walkable, very trendy and very populated.$$

S Western Ave/W 162nd St:This neighborhood features the Gardena Buddist Church and Mas Fukai Park within its borders. With another low vacancy rate of 2.0% and rental prices that will make you smile each month, it's easy to see why this neighborhood can be difficult to move into. There is an extremely diverse population, ethnically speaking, that makes this such a wonderful melting pot of businesses, neighbors and nightlife that everyone seems to soak up and enjoy. Part of that is because the area is so easy to walk around in and the commutes to and from work are so short. All of this makes for a very happy neighborhood! $$

S Western Ave/Marine Ave:Urban, very walkable and close to Gardena's city center, this neighborhood features beautiful historic homes as well as some row houses, apartment complexes and a few high rise buildings. The rent is more affordable here than in areas further from the center of town and the vacancy rate is quite high. $$

Van Ness Ave/134th Pl:With Rowley Park and Rowley Park Skate Plaza at its heart, this modestly priced urban neighborhood is a favorite of locals for it's outdoorsy feel, walkability and good school district. Many families, young executives and seniors choose to call this area home, giving it a nice mix of generational influence. $$

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Gardena
Gardena has not one, but two gold medalists! Daewon David Song, Korean-American professional skateboarder and Carmelita Jeter, 2012 Olympic games gold medalist both call this Southern California city their home.
Gardena has not one, but two gold medalists! Daewon David Song, Korean-American professional skateboarder and Carmelita Jeter, 2012 Olympic games gold medalist both call this Southern California city their home.

The city of Gardena is located in southern California in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. The population as of the 2010 US census was 58,829 and growing. Just a few miles east of the Pacific Ocean, this idyllic and picturesque city was settled by Civil War veteran, Spencer Roane Thorpe, in 1887. This area of land was known for having lush farmlands that produced an abundance of berries prior to World War 1. Since then, the berry fields have faded into history (poor berries), but the land remains lush, ripe with naturally beautiful sites such as the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve in the southeastern region of the city. Some of the biggest employers are Memorial Hospital of Gardena, United Parcel Sevice and Hitco Carbon Composites to name just a few. Another bonus of living in Gardena is its close proximity to Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches... so take your pick of ocean side spots any time you feel the urge to hit the waves or bury your feet in the sand!

Moving to Gardena

A few tips for planning the move

The first thing to do is write down a list of wishes. What I mean is a list of things you want in your new home, such as washer/dryer connections, a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and any other specifics that will help narrow your search. Begin planning at least 6 weeks prior to your moving date and, if possible, call a local realtor or agent to assist you in your search. The professionals know the neighborhoods better than you at this point and will be able to steer you into your perfect area while considering your budget and must-haves. It never hurts to be informed by the experts!

Next, be prepared when you go to meet with the agent or realtor. Have your identification, your credit and rental history as well as work references ready to hand over. You also want to be prepared to pay an application fee, put down security deposits as required and locate local utility companies to set up an account for your new address. Once you have found your spot, get ready to enjoy this Southern California city because the climate will have you smiling all year round!

Moving to Gardena
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A few tips for planning the move

The first thing to do is write down a list of wishes. What I mean is a list of things you want in your new home, such as washer/dryer connections, a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and any other specifics that will help narrow your search. Begin planning at least 6 weeks prior to your moving date and, if possible, call a local realtor or agent to assist you in your search. The professionals know the neighborhoods better than you at this point and will be able to steer you into your perfect area while considering your budget and must-haves. It never hurts to be informed by the experts!

Next, be prepared when you go to meet with the agent or realtor. Have your identification, your credit and rental history as well as work references ready to hand over. You also want to be prepared to pay an application fee, put down security deposits as required and locate local utility companies to set up an account for your new address. Once you have found your spot, get ready to enjoy this Southern California city because the climate will have you smiling all year round!

Gardena's Neighborhoods

Alondra Park:With Alondra Golf Course tucked into the southwest corner of this neighborhood, located just off the San Diego Frwy, this affluent area of Gardena has a very low vacancy rate of 1.4%. When people move here, they become sedentary. One of the beautiful aspects is the historic homes, built between 1940-1969, that residents to which lovingly tend. Front gardens bursting with color are common in this quiet and stately neighborhood. Perfect for new families, Mark Twain Elementary on W 154th is an excellent elementary school for the little ones just entering the school system.$$$$

S Vermont Ave/W 182nd St:The Dominguez Channel runs through this upscale neighborhood located on the southern end of Gardena. The average rental prices here are almost 60% lower than all other neighborhoods in California! Having said that, remember this is California and rental prices here are slightly higher than what most states expect to pay for rent. The average commute is between 15-30 minutes each day, heaven compared to the commutes locals experience in Los Angeles. This stylish, urban neighborhood is full of well educated, hard working professionals of all ages and ethnicities. $$$

S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave:This small, budget friendly, densely urban neighborhood is perfect for those who want to live as close to the city's center as possiblea and don't mind giving up a litte space for the privilege. Surrounded by the Gardena Valley Shopping Center, the Memorial Hospital of Gardena and a Hustler Casino, it has a little something for all occassions. $$

West Rancho Dominguez:Located just east of the Harbor Freeway and one neighborhood over from S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave sits West Rancho Dominguez. This area is very affordable when compared to the rest of Gardena and is home to mainly laborers and people working in the manufacturing industry. The suburban community here is ethnically very diverse and most enjoy a relatively short commute to and from work each day, tops is about 30 minutes! $$

W Rosecrans Ave/Van Ness Ave:This neighborhood is filled with older, more established homes built between the years of 1940-1970s. There are newer homes, apartment buildings and some high rises here as well, but the true charm is in the historic homes. The neighborhood is very affordable, but has an extremely low vacancy rate at 0.4%, making it somewhat difficult to find anything available to rent. If you want a centrally located, relatively inexpensive area to live in, best get an early start if this is the neighborhood you desire! $$

Van Ness Ave/Redondo Beach Ave:With Manhattan Beach Blvd running through the center of this neighborhood, George H Freeman Park to the east and Thornburg Park just to the north, this area is made for people who enjoy being in the center of the excitement! With many natural areas to walk, jog, ride a bike or take the pups for a hike, this neighborhood is moderately expensive, but not a deal breaker by any means. The vacancy rate is a low 3.5%, making it a stable and desirable area of Gardena to settle in. It is populated by a very well educated, chic and sophisticated workforce made up of mostly professional, executive and mangagerial types as well as those involved in manufacturing, sales and service jobs. This is a culturally diverse and ethnically rich area of Gardena, one in which people settle in and stay for years. $$$

City Center:West Redondo Beach Blvd runs right through this neighborhood. Surrounded by shops, parks, hospitals, nightclubs and a variety of businesses, this is truly the heart of Gardena! The rent in this area is very affordable because of it's densely urban population. The homes, apartments, town homes and row houses are smaller here than in neighborhoods further out from the city's center, but you cannot beat the location! It is very walkable, very trendy and very populated.$$

S Western Ave/W 162nd St:This neighborhood features the Gardena Buddist Church and Mas Fukai Park within its borders. With another low vacancy rate of 2.0% and rental prices that will make you smile each month, it's easy to see why this neighborhood can be difficult to move into. There is an extremely diverse population, ethnically speaking, that makes this such a wonderful melting pot of businesses, neighbors and nightlife that everyone seems to soak up and enjoy. Part of that is because the area is so easy to walk around in and the commutes to and from work are so short. All of this makes for a very happy neighborhood! $$

S Western Ave/Marine Ave:Urban, very walkable and close to Gardena's city center, this neighborhood features beautiful historic homes as well as some row houses, apartment complexes and a few high rise buildings. The rent is more affordable here than in areas further from the center of town and the vacancy rate is quite high. $$

Van Ness Ave/134th Pl:With Rowley Park and Rowley Park Skate Plaza at its heart, this modestly priced urban neighborhood is a favorite of locals for it's outdoorsy feel, walkability and good school district. Many families, young executives and seniors choose to call this area home, giving it a nice mix of generational influence. $$

Gardena's Neighborhoods
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Alondra Park:With Alondra Golf Course tucked into the southwest corner of this neighborhood, located just off the San Diego Frwy, this affluent area of Gardena has a very low vacancy rate of 1.4%. When people move here, they become sedentary. One of the beautiful aspects is the historic homes, built between 1940-1969, that residents to which lovingly tend. Front gardens bursting with color are common in this quiet and stately neighborhood. Perfect for new families, Mark Twain Elementary on W 154th is an excellent elementary school for the little ones just entering the school system.$$$$

S Vermont Ave/W 182nd St:The Dominguez Channel runs through this upscale neighborhood located on the southern end of Gardena. The average rental prices here are almost 60% lower than all other neighborhoods in California! Having said that, remember this is California and rental prices here are slightly higher than what most states expect to pay for rent. The average commute is between 15-30 minutes each day, heaven compared to the commutes locals experience in Los Angeles. This stylish, urban neighborhood is full of well educated, hard working professionals of all ages and ethnicities. $$$

S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave:This small, budget friendly, densely urban neighborhood is perfect for those who want to live as close to the city's center as possiblea and don't mind giving up a litte space for the privilege. Surrounded by the Gardena Valley Shopping Center, the Memorial Hospital of Gardena and a Hustler Casino, it has a little something for all occassions. $$

West Rancho Dominguez:Located just east of the Harbor Freeway and one neighborhood over from S Raymond Ave/Marine Ave sits West Rancho Dominguez. This area is very affordable when compared to the rest of Gardena and is home to mainly laborers and people working in the manufacturing industry. The suburban community here is ethnically very diverse and most enjoy a relatively short commute to and from work each day, tops is about 30 minutes! $$

W Rosecrans Ave/Van Ness Ave:This neighborhood is filled with older, more established homes built between the years of 1940-1970s. There are newer homes, apartment buildings and some high rises here as well, but the true charm is in the historic homes. The neighborhood is very affordable, but has an extremely low vacancy rate at 0.4%, making it somewhat difficult to find anything available to rent. If you want a centrally located, relatively inexpensive area to live in, best get an early start if this is the neighborhood you desire! $$

Van Ness Ave/Redondo Beach Ave:With Manhattan Beach Blvd running through the center of this neighborhood, George H Freeman Park to the east and Thornburg Park just to the north, this area is made for people who enjoy being in the center of the excitement! With many natural areas to walk, jog, ride a bike or take the pups for a hike, this neighborhood is moderately expensive, but not a deal breaker by any means. The vacancy rate is a low 3.5%, making it a stable and desirable area of Gardena to settle in. It is populated by a very well educated, chic and sophisticated workforce made up of mostly professional, executive and mangagerial types as well as those involved in manufacturing, sales and service jobs. This is a culturally diverse and ethnically rich area of Gardena, one in which people settle in and stay for years. $$$

City Center:West Redondo Beach Blvd runs right through this neighborhood. Surrounded by shops, parks, hospitals, nightclubs and a variety of businesses, this is truly the heart of Gardena! The rent in this area is very affordable because of it's densely urban population. The homes, apartments, town homes and row houses are smaller here than in neighborhoods further out from the city's center, but you cannot beat the location! It is very walkable, very trendy and very populated.$$

S Western Ave/W 162nd St:This neighborhood features the Gardena Buddist Church and Mas Fukai Park within its borders. With another low vacancy rate of 2.0% and rental prices that will make you smile each month, it's easy to see why this neighborhood can be difficult to move into. There is an extremely diverse population, ethnically speaking, that makes this such a wonderful melting pot of businesses, neighbors and nightlife that everyone seems to soak up and enjoy. Part of that is because the area is so easy to walk around in and the commutes to and from work are so short. All of this makes for a very happy neighborhood! $$

S Western Ave/Marine Ave:Urban, very walkable and close to Gardena's city center, this neighborhood features beautiful historic homes as well as some row houses, apartment complexes and a few high rise buildings. The rent is more affordable here than in areas further from the center of town and the vacancy rate is quite high. $$

Van Ness Ave/134th Pl:With Rowley Park and Rowley Park Skate Plaza at its heart, this modestly priced urban neighborhood is a favorite of locals for it's outdoorsy feel, walkability and good school district. Many families, young executives and seniors choose to call this area home, giving it a nice mix of generational influence. $$