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300 Apartments for rent in Hawthorne, CA

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Last updated September 23 at 3:16AM
14427 Lemoli Ave
Bodger Park - El Camino Village
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 22 at 7:18PM
1 Bedroom
13605 Cerise Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 22 at 7:18PM
1 Bedroom
14030 Lemoli Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 21 at 5:41PM
1 Bedroom
5409 W 123rd Street
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 20 at 2:57AM
3 Bedrooms
13229 Doty Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 21 at 5:41PM
1 Bedroom
5565 Ocean
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 17 at 2:23AM
2 Bedrooms
3137 W 132nd St
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 21 at 12:33PM
4 Bedrooms
13109 Kornblum Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 22 at 7:18PM
1 Bedroom
2424 West 115th Street
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 22 at 10:38AM
3 Bedrooms
4838 W 117th St
North Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 22 at 7:18PM
1 Bedroom
5451 Ocean
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 1 at 7:28PM
2 Bedrooms
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44 Village Circle
Manhattan Village
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated September 16 at 10:56AM
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15206 Chanera Ave
Gardena, CA
Updated September 18 at 9:19AM
3 Bedrooms
2312 RUHLAND Avenue
North Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, CA
Updated September 23 at 3:16AM
3 Bedrooms
15232 Van Ness Avenue
Gardena, CA
Updated August 15 at 4:34AM
3 Bedrooms
4128 W 132nd Street
Hawthorne, CA
Updated September 14 at 10:32AM
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2504 Pine Avenue
Tree Section
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated September 2 at 10:00AM
5 Bedrooms
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City Guide
It's Come a Long Way, Baby

Hawthorne has come a long way from the 80-acre, one-horse town established by investors attracted by the narrow-gauge railway in 1887. The Hawthorne Land Company positioned the town as a good settlement between the city of Los Angeles and the sea, especially for people who wanted to raise poultry and grow veggies. The attraction still holds, fueled mainly by the year-round Mediterranean climate of the Los Angeles basin and the fact that it is just 5 miles or 10 minutes to Los Angeles International Airport, 20 minutes to downtown LA, and only 10 minutes to the beaches. Add all that to the good mix of businesses, industries, schools, retail complexes and more that this area offers, and it's no wonder 89,000 people chose to settle in the 6.1 square miles of the city of Hawthorne. Most veggie and poultry growers are out by now, though.

Moving to the City/Finding an Apartment

You might have guessed it by now. The ease of finding an apartment runs inversely proportional to the charm and allure of the city. Hawthorne is no different. The supply is rather limited, and take a deep breath before you look at vacancy rates. They hover around 5 to 6 percent overall, but you'll also see as little as 1 to 2 percent, depending on the neighborhood that catches your fancy.

How Much Does It Cost?

If you want to enjoy the strategic benefits of Hawthorne, be ready to pay for it. Average rents run higher than those for the rest of California.

What Do You Need?

Wear your professional hat when you're hunting for an apartment. The task is as daunting and serious as a job hunt. Start early. Decide what you want, adopt a systematic approach, persevere and seize the moment when it eventually comes. Then? Thank your lucky stars.


S La Cienega Boulevard - W 120th Street: This area is slightly up market, with plenty of students around. Get a head start if you plan to move in during the pre-semester rush when students go house hunting. $$

Inglewood Avenue - W 120th Street: This is a neighborhood with a lot of character, lots of small-to-medium apartments, and fairly high vacancy rates to boot. Get in while you can! $$

Hawthorne Boulevard - W 120th Street: Here you have a densely populated neighborhood with plenty of apartments of all types and sizes. The average rental rate here is relatively low, but this translates into very low vacancy rates. To secure an apartment here, you will probably have to expand your rat-race skills in house hunting. $

Prairie Avenue - W 120th Street: This diverse neighborhood has a lot of character and amazing Cajun and Falafel foods. The stock is rather flexible, ranging from studios to large apartments and single-family homes.$$

Inglewood Avenue – Broadway: Most apartments here are small, either studio or one to two bedrooms, and the best part is that most of them are renter-occupied.$$

West of Downtown: The Prairie Avenue - Broadway - W El Segundo Boulevard - Washington Avenue - Jefferson Avenue – Doty Avenue – W 139 Street stretch is a dense urban neighborhood with a mix of small to medium-sized apartments and single-family homes. Most of the stock is on rent, and vacancy rates are fairly decent--above 7 percent.$$

Doty Avenue - Bodger Avenue: Most new developments take place here, and the vacancy rate of just 0.6 percent reflects the demand.$$$

Delta: You will probably have to pay a premium here, thanks to the high quality of the houses. But don’t think twice if an apartment here attracts you. This is a vibrant neighborhood with good vacancy rates.$$$

East of Downtown: The neighborhoods of Yukon Avenue - W Rosecrans Avenue- Chadron Avenue is another dense urban stretch with plenty of small-to-medium apartments. Most of the apartments here are renter occupied, and the stretch has relatively higher vacancy rates.$$

City Center: The city center has lots of small to medium-sized apartments for the taking.$$$

Del Aire: College students have a special liking for this neighborhood. If you happen to land here in the peak summer months, you'll have the opportunity to mix it up with the young adults.$$

Isis Avenue - W Rosecrans Avenue: Looking for an oasis of fine urban living. Here it is, complete with arts, theater, boutique shopping and more. The stock is mostly medium to large apartments and houses, and they're the most expensive in Hawthorne. Most of them are occupied by the owners. $$$$$

Life in Hawthorne

Hawthorne is a young city, with the median age of residents at just 31.5 years. It's 45.6 in California overall.

The city has bus lines and is connected to the MTA Light Rail, but most people simply prefer the two freeways. About 80 percent of the population commute in their own gas guzzlers.

Eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, and eight high schools have the younger set covered.

Hawthorne Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Hawthorne ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
D Safety and crime rate
D Jobs and career opportunities
F Recreational activities
C- Affordability
B Quality of schools
C- Weather
C- Commute time
C- State and local taxes
B- Public transit
C- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Hawthorne from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Hawthorne renters expressed very low satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave average or below-average scores across the board.”

Key findings in Hawthorne include the following:

  • Hawthorne renters give their city an F overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Hawthorne was the quality of local schools, which received a B score.
  • Renters seemed somewhat concerned with access to public transit (B-).
  • The largest sources of dissatisfaction were affordability (C-), local job and career opportunities (D), safety (D), and access to parks and community events (F).
  • Renters here are less satisfied than those in other California cities like Santa Monica (A+), Irvine (A+), Glendale (A+), and Inglewood (C-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.