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322 Apartments for rent in Hawthorne, CA

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Last updated November 13 at 12:43am UTC
14030 Lemoli Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 12 at 5:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
13610 Cordary Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 12 at 5:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
5540 Strand
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 12 at 5:52pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
13611 Kornblum Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
11941 Acacia Ave
North Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
13614 Cordary Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
13109 Kornblum Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 9 at 5:27pm UTC
1 Bedroom
5440 Strand
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 9 at 10:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
11925 Ramona Ave
North Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 8 at 8:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
13216 Isis Avenue
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 8 at 5:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4461 W 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 7 at 2:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
13624 Cerise Avenue
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 6 at 3:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4827 W 118th Pl
North Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated November 1 at 5:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
13915 Lemoli Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated October 31 at 8:48pm UTC
1 Bedroom
11878 FREEMAN Avenue
North Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated October 18 at 2:24pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
4464 W 133rd St
Hawthorne, CA
Updated October 3 at 10:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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10203 England Avenue
Inglewood, CA
Updated November 13 at 12:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
10607 Buford Avenue
Lennox, CA
Updated November 13 at 12:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1450 11th St
Eastside Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
5 Bedrooms
10600 Inglewood Ave
Lennox, CA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
633 99th St
Inglewood, CA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
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.

Rent Report

November 2018 Hawthorne Rent Report

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

Hawthorne rents declined moderately over the past month

Hawthorne rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Hawthorne stand at $1,190 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,530 for a two-bedroom. Hawthorne's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, but exceeds the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Hawthorne, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 8 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 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,610, while one-bedrooms go for $2,030.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,370, while one-bedrooms go for $1,850.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents were up 0.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents decreased 0.2% over the past month but were up 2.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Hawthorne

As rents have increased slightly in Hawthorne, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Hawthorne is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Francisco, and 0.9% in San Diego.
  • Hawthorne's median two-bedroom rent of $1,530 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 1.2% rise in Hawthorne.
  • While Hawthorne's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Hawthorne than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Hawthorne is nearly 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% 1.3%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,780 -0.2% 1.0%
Anaheim $1,650 $2,120 -0.7% 2.2%
Santa Ana $1,450 $1,860 -0.6% 0.4%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 0.1% 0.2%
Glendale $1,400 $1,800 0.9% 2.0%
Huntington Beach $1,850 $2,370 -1.4% -0.8%
Santa Clarita $2,030 $2,610 0.2% 4.1%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 -0.1% -0.7%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.2% 2.3%
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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.

Hawthorne Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
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
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
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.