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247 Apartments for rent in Hawthorne, CA

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Last updated February 19 at 3:53am UTC
15021 Gerkin Ave
Bodger Park - El Camino Village
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 16 at 11:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
13610 Cordary Ave
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 15 at 3:51pm UTC
1 Bedroom
3325 139th St
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 15 at 3:51pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
12542 Menlo Ave
North Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 15 at 3:51pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
13024 Union Avenue
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 15 at 11:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
5440 Pacific Terrace
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 15 at 11:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4942 West 130th Street
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 14 at 11:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
5593 Palm Drive
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 9 at 9:56am UTC
2 Bedrooms
13019 Park pl
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 4 at 9:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
4627 W 142nd St
Hawthorne, CA
Updated February 2 at 5:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
5441 Ocean
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated January 20 at 9:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
13032 Union Avenue
Holly Glen - Del Aire
Hawthorne, CA
Updated January 16 at 2:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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11022 DALEROSE Avenue
Lennox, CA
Updated February 18 at 5:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1812 9th Street
Eastside Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated February 17 at 9:16am UTC
5 Bedrooms
3644 W 112th St
Inglewood, CA
Updated February 15 at 3:51pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3640 W 112th St
Inglewood, CA
Updated February 15 at 3:51pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
23 Coronado Court
Manhattan Village
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated February 15 at 11:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
9 Malaga Place W
Manhattan Village
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated February 14 at 2:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Alondra Park
Lawndale, CA
Updated February 13 at 12:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3329 W 111th Street
Inglewood, CA
Updated February 12 at 5:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
25 Sausalito Circle W
Manhattan Village
Manhattan Beach, CA
Updated February 9 at 9:57am UTC
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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.

Rent Report

February 2018 Hawthorne Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2018 Hawthorne Rent Report. Hawthorne rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Hawthorne rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up significantly by 4.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Hawthorne stand at $1,180 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,520 for a two-bedroom. Hawthorne's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 4.1%, but exceeds the national average of 2.6%.

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

  • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.4% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.9%. 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 went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 6.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Hawthorne

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

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.0% in San Diego, 2.6% in San Jose, and 0.3% in San Francisco.
  • Hawthorne's median two-bedroom rent of $1,520 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 4.1% rise in Hawthorne.
  • While Hawthorne's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Houston (+2.7%), and Boston (+2.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Hawthorne than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, 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 $1,340 $1,730 -1.4% 2.0%
Long Beach $1,370 $1,760 3.4% 7.1%
Anaheim $1,620 $2,080 0.2% 5.4%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 0.2% 6.0%
Irvine $2,100 $2,700 -0.2% 6.3%
Glendale $1,390 $1,780 0.0% 1.5%
Huntington Beach $1,810 $2,320 -0.6% -0.2%
Santa Clarita $1,930 $2,480 -0.1% 7.2%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 -0.1% 10.9%
Lancaster $1,340 $1,730 0.4% 8.5%
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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
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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.