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147 Apartments for rent in Huntington Beach, CA

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Last updated October 16 at 6:52am UTC
Surfside Villas
7795 Neptune Dr
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,632
3 Bedrooms
$3,350
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
Surf at 39
16761 Viewpoint Ln
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 4:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Duke Apartments
7581 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,260
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
16722 Algonquin Street
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,550
322 5th Street
Downtown Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
209 18th Street
Downtown Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,600
5336 Rosecrest Drive
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,200
19562 Topeka Lane
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
20371 Bluffside Circle
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:24am UTC
Studio
$2,195
310 Lake Street
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated October 16 at 6:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
City Guide
Huntington Beach
“Chillax, brah. You’ll find a place… eventually!”

Sound familiar? Tell that Beach Boy it ain’t gonna happen without a little elbow grease—but that’s why we’re here. Who, us? Yeah. Us. Think of us as that wee French crab in The Little Mermaid. Except, instead of orchestrating your first kiss (you’re on your own there!), we’ll help you get yer arse off the surf instructor’s couch and into the sea of possibility. Apartment style, yo. Check it.

Ahh, tips for success…

Come to apartment appointments prepared. You know how many folks are planning on moving to Huntington Beach right this second? Us neither. But it’s lots—trust us. That means you gotta be up on your game. When you meet with potential landlords, have handy copies of the following: pay stubs, driver’s license (or passport if you hate fossil fuel, and therefore America), and checkbook to write out a deposit (at least $400) if necessary. Ooh, and did we mention there’s usually an application fee ($40) and required renter’s insurance ($200/year)? Keep your eyes peeled for specials like one month free or no deposit required with a yearlong lease.

Do your homework. Heaps of residents equate to heaps of complexes—and not all are created equal. Google has a great “reviews” component in Maps now; and Yelp! has been accruing reviews for a few years. Read up on the apartment complexes and managing companies you’re interested in to narrow your search.

Find a complex with a garage. If you’re a Cali native, you don’t need someone to tell you that cute lil’ VW Bug of yours can turn GE Convection Oven in no time, if left out in the sun. Apartment owners know this, too, and many offer garage parking at no extra cost. If they do want to charge for it, just keep hunting—there’s bound to be a similar complex in the neighborhood that doesn’t.

Neighborhoods and Pricing

The closer you are to the beach, the more expensive it gets (No kidding, huh?). For more exact quotes, see the breakdown below.

Main St./Oceanfront As you probably gathered from the neighborhood name, Oceanfront is, quite intuitively, by the ocean. Prepare to pay $1400/month for 1BR townhomes on Beach Blvd., however one can usually find 2BR equivalents for around $1600/month in the same area. If you can pay the fee, might as well take the single, but as far as your wallet is concerned, you should consider all the possibilities having roommates can offer.

Adams is your more residential pick. There are a lot of the tract houses and condos that dot the cityscape. Single bedroom apartments will usually run you about $600-800/month, depending on how fancy the digs are. 1BR/1BA apartments fall somewhere around $1300/month. Add a bedroom (or a few hundred square feet) and it’s sure to go up from there.

Fountain Valley/Newland is sometimes not considered Huntington Beach proper, but you’re sure to find some 2BR/1BAs out here for under $1300/month. Single apartments and studios generally run around $700/month. (Don’t fret: it’s not the Palm, but those frilly trees are still on every corner.)

Reviews of Regency Palms Apartments tout the gorgeous grounds as part of the reason they decided to call this Huntington Beach apartment complex home. It's easy to love where you live, when where you live is surrounded by spacious parks.

Wait for it… wait for it… OK paddle paddle paddle!! Rockin’ party wave, brah. Where will it take you? 1BR? 2? Beachside or 405-bound? Just send us a postcard—that’s all we ask. Make sure you shake the sand off before you send it though, that stuff is hard to get out of the carpet!

Rent Report
Huntington Beach

October 2018 Huntington Beach Rent Report

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

Huntington Beach rents increased significantly over the past month

Huntington Beach rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Huntington Beach stand at $1,870 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,410 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Huntington Beach's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Huntington Beach, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, all 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 4.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,610, while one-bedrooms go for $2,030.
  • Over the past month, Glendale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,780, while one-bedrooms go for $1,390.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 0.8% over the past year.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 2.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Huntington Beach

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.1% in San Francisco, and 0.9% in San Diego.
  • Huntington Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $2,410 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.3% rise in Huntington Beach.
  • While Huntington Beach's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Huntington Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Huntington Beach is more than twice 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% 1.0%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,780 0.2% 1.6%
Anaheim $1,660 $2,140 0.6% 3.3%
Santa Ana $1,460 $1,880 0.4% 1.5%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 -0.2% 0.8%
Glendale $1,390 $1,780 -0.4% 1.4%
Huntington Beach $1,870 $2,410 0.5% 1.3%
Santa Clarita $2,030 $2,610 0.2% 4.4%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.1% 2.7%
Palmdale $1,580 $2,030 -0.0% 3.8%
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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.

Methodology:

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.

Huntington Beach Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Huntington Beach ranks on:
A+ Overall satisfaction
A Safety and crime rate
B- Jobs and career opportunities
A+ Recreational activities
D Affordability
A+ Quality of schools
A- Social Life
A+ Weather
A Commute time
C+ State and local taxes
D Public transit
A+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Huntington Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Huntington Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in coastal cities, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Huntington Beach."

Key findings in Huntington Beach include the following:

  • Huntington Beach renters gave their city an A+ overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Huntington Beach were weather, quality of local schools, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received A+ grades.
  • The areas of concern to Huntington Beach renters are affordability and public transit, which both received D grades.
  • Huntington Beach did relatively well compared to other cities in California, including Los Angeles (C+), Sacramento (C) and San Francisco (B+).
  • Huntington Beach did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including New York, NY (C+), Miami, FL (C+) and Seattle, WA (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I love that it’s dog-friendly, close to the ocean, and has year-round bicycle-friendly weather." – Kelly S.
  • "I enjoy the beach activities, the farmer’s market and the ability to walk around town barefoot." – Carissa D.
  • "Love my surroundings, the weather and the fact that everything’s so close. It’s just very expensive." – KT M.
  • "I love the vibe, the weather and the location of Huntington Beach. The only problems are the traffic and the cost of living." – Jason K.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.