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268 Apartments for rent in La Puente, CA

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1 Unit Available
912 N Unruh Avenue
912 Unruh Avenue
La Puente, CA | La Puente
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1079 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
One of the best area in La Puente, come to see this nice gated community, end unit with more privacy and back yard and upstairs balcony. New paint inside the property, newly paint exterior. Newly water heater.
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6 Units Available
Twelve31
1231 W Francisquito Ave
West Covina, CA | Valinda
1 Bedroom
$1,749
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,455
938 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,490
1156 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Twelve31 Apartments for rent in West Covina, CA is known for its large floor plans that feature privacy, beautiful gardens, and convenience.
1 Unit Available
757 Millbury Avenue
757 Millbury Avenue
West Puente Valley, CA | West Puente Valley
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1115 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
Very nice clean home located in La Puente. Cozy with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Updated and ready to go. Call today.
1 Unit Available
1449 Forest Glen Drive
1449 Forest Glen Drive
Hacienda Heights, CA | Hacienda Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
980 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:59 PM
LOVELY, CLEAN 2 BEDROOM,1+1/2 BATHS. CENTRAL AIR,1 CAR ATT. GARAGE+1 ASSIGNED PARKING SPACE. PATIO.CLOSE TO ALL SCHOOLS,SHOPPING,BUSSES, FREEWAY. PLEASE E-MAIL CREDIT REPORT WITH APPLICATION.NEED $1,995.00 + SECURITY $2,995.00. TOTAL $4,990.
1 Unit Available
1308 S Sandy Hook Street
1308 S Sandy Hook St
West Covina, CA | Valinda
4 Bedrooms
$2,695
1708 sqft
Last updated August 16 at 10:38 PM
TURN KEY HOME IN THE CENTER OF WEST COVINA. THIS BEAUTIFUL, WELL KEPT HOME OFFERS THREE BEDROOMS, TWO BATHROOMS. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.
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18 Units Available
The Colony at the Lakes
301 S Glendora Ave
West Covina, CA | West Covina Central Business District
1 Bedroom
$2,029
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,648
1107 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Modern, furnished apartments with unique hardwood flooring and countertops. Relish in the convenience of in-unit laundry and stainless steel appliances. Luxury amenities include a basketball court and dog park.
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4 Units Available
NOVO Apartments
1940 Fullerton Rd
Rowland Heights, CA | Rowland Heights
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,755
850 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Novo Apartments are located in between Los Angeles and Orange County close to Puente Hills Mall and the City of Industry. In the Rowland Heights District, the community offers easy freeway access to I-57 and the 60.
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1 Unit Available
Serrano Apartments
1513 W. San Bernardino Rd
Covina, CA | Covina
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
800 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 06:46 PM
Located in the heart of West Covina, Serrano Apartments offers the best of what the San Gabriel Valley has to offer.
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2 Units Available
Las Palmas Apartments
777 W Covina Blvd
Covina, CA | Covina
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,780
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Pet-friendly community featuring a pool and gym. Units have patios or balconies, hardwood floors and granite counters. Numerous nearby restaurants. Close to attractions such as Raging Waters Waterpark and South Hills Country Club.
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17 Units Available
Walnut Ridge
3610 S Nogales St
West Covina, CA | Galaxie
Studio
$1,718
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,678
649 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,892
865 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Within easy reach of Highway 60. Tranquil apartment community situated on beautiful grounds. Leisure amenities include a fitness center, tennis court and two swimming pools. Young residents enjoy a complimentary educational summer school program.
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3 Units Available
Tuscany Villas
1935 E Garvey Ave N
West Covina, CA | Freeway Corridor
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,425
456 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Premium Southern California location offers gated entry, beautiful landscaping, enclosed pool and fitness center. Easy access to I-10, minutes to Westfield shopping malls, grocery stores and many restaurants.
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10 Units Available
Sunset Square
745 N Sunset Ave
West Covina, CA | Freeway Corridor
1 Bedroom
$1,590
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,890
1037 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,255
1047 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Great location for commuters, situated just off the I-10 freeway. Residents enjoy units with laundry, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Community includes BBQ grill, gym, pool and playground.
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17 Units Available
Hills at Hacienda Heights
2401 S Hacienda Blvd
Hacienda Heights, CA | Hacienda Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,651
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,007
955 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,248
1075 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:44 PM
Located just minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment. Community features a gym, three pools and a spa. Units are one, two and three bedroom with washer/dryer, private patios and breakfast bars.
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18 Units Available
Woodside Village Apartments
2547 Temple Ave
West Covina, CA | Rowland
Studio
$1,452
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,693
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,980
940 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 12:36 PM
Centrally situated in the San Gabriel Valley. Landscaped apartment community with a laundry, two swimming pools and a spa. On-site courtesy patrol and emergency maintenance. Residents enjoy a program of community events.
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9 Units Available
Windwood
2100 S Lark Ellen Ave
West Covina, CA | Amar-Lark Ellen
1 Bedroom
$1,651
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,947
858 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,232
1208 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 12:39 PM
Lovely, quiet community with beautiful landscaping, fitness center, basketball and tennis courts. Located close to Woodgrove Park, shopping center and the 10 and 60 freeways. Apartments are sun-drenched and spacious.
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8 Units Available
Atrium
1829 E Workman Ave
West Covina, CA | Freeway Corridor
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,635
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,935
1000 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 12:34 PM
Residential location near Workman Avenue Elementary and Traweek Middle Schools. Units with high-speed internet access, patios/balconies, abundant storage, and fully equipped kitchens. On-site laundry facilities.
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12 Units Available
Covina Grand
1160 N Conwell Ave
Covina, CA | Covina
1 Bedroom
$1,580
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1049 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 12:12 PM
Welcome to your newly renovated apartment home at Covina Grand, located in Covina CA.
1 Unit Available
11961 Roseglen Street
11961 Roseglen Street
El Monte, CA | Norwood Cherrylee
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1600 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:42 PM
Highly Desirable 3 bed 2 bath home in North El Monte. Spacious single family home with new carpet floor throughout living room, dining room, hallway and bedrooms. Bathroom has new floor, new cabinets, new tub, new shower, and new fixtures.
1 Unit Available
17847 Calle Los Arboles
17847 Calle Los Arboles
Rowland Heights, CA | Rowland Heights
4 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
$3,800
3403 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
This recently remodeled 5 bedroom / 4 bathroom house with 3-car garage is located in a desired location of Rowland Heights. The combination of the high ceilings and an open floor plan makes this home feel much more spacious.
1 Unit Available
3248 E Springcreek Road
3248 Springcreek Drive
West Covina, CA | East Hills
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
2131 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
Relatively New Home Situated within the South Hills School District. Ready for occupancy November 1, 2020. Features Include: 4 Bedrooms (Including 1 Large Master Bedroom), 2.
1 Unit Available
1445 Jellick Avenue
1445 Jellick Avenue
Rowland Heights, CA | Rowland Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
Beautiful and totally remodeled 2 bedroom and 1.5-bathroom condo with an open, airy and bright floor plan in a convenient location in Rowland Heights.
1 Unit Available
1810 W Kenoak Drive
1810 West Kenoak Drive
West Covina, CA | Freeway Corridor
4 Bedrooms
$2,850
2042 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
Beautiful two story home built in 2005 located within a peaceful community complex of West Covina.
1 Unit Available
4108 N Ellen Drive
4108 Ellen Drive
Vincent, CA | Covina-Valley
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1741 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
Extensively remodeled single story home in a great and quiet residential area of Covina. This 3 BR & 2 BA is in turnkey condition.
1 Unit Available
1922 Viola Court
1922 Viola Court
West Covina, CA | Woodside
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
1230 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:00 PM
Beautiful well maintained home in a well kept neighborhood of West Covina. This home features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, 2 car Garage with direct access. Spectacular city light view from your backyard, located in a cul-de-sac.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in La Puente?
In La Puente, the median rent is $1,035 for a studio, $1,232 for a 1-bedroom, $1,583 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,151 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in La Puente, check out our monthly La Puente Rent Report.
How much is rent in La Puente?
In La Puente, the median rent is $1,035 for a studio, $1,232 for a 1-bedroom, $1,583 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,151 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in La Puente, check out our monthly La Puente Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in La Puente?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in La Puente?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some La Puente 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.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some La Puente 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.
How much should I pay for rent in La Puente?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in La Puente.
How much should I pay for rent in La Puente?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in La Puente.
How can I find off-campus housing in La Puente?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around La Puente. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in La Puente?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around La Puente. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Los Angeles.

Median Rent in La Puente

Last updated May 2014
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in La Puente is $1,232, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,583.
Studio
$1,035
1 Bed
$1,232
2 Beds
$1,583
3+ Beds
$2,151

City Guide

La Puente
La Puente is within easy driving distance of Disneyland, botanical gardens, L.A., waterparks, and more. Why ever even go home?
La Puente is within easy driving distance of Disneyland, botanical gardens, L.A., waterparks, and more. Why ever even go home?

La Puente is a small city, about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. This is important as most people living here travel into Los Angeles or the surrounding communities for work every day. If you're looking for a good job in the city, you may want to reconsider, 99 Cents Only Stores, Burger King, and Jack in the Box are actually listed as three of the top 10 employers in the city. I hope you like carpooling to work if you want a good job.

Let's Go to La Puente

Do you make a lot of money, own a business, a vice president of a Fortune 500 company, a politician? Because you're going to need the cash to live here. It's less expensive than Los Angeles, but that really isn't saying much, and a few neighborhoods like Industry are very close to the average L.A. price.

What Can I Get?

For a city of it's size, there are surprisingly few high-rise apartment complexes in La Puente, I guess they don't want to spoil the natural skyline. Most of the neighborhoods are made up of houses, and small apartment buildings. You can still find apartments for rent, ranging from small studio and 1 bedroom apartments to larger 3 bedroom apartments, but you may want to focus your search on medium-sized 3 bedroom homes in La Puente. This means you'll have to actually do some yard work, but you can consider mowing the lawn in 85 degree heat as a character building experience.

Finding a Nice Place

Before moving to La Puente, you need to realize that while the streets are relatively clean, the house market is a blood sport. There are a lot more renters than apartments, so you have to work fast when looking for a place.

Scout the Neighborhood First

Don't wait until you've found the bachelor pad of your dreams, to investigate the neighborhood. By the time you're done, the place will be off the market. Take a few days and scout out the area's you'll be doing your apartment search in beforehand rather than during your search. Check it out during the day, and at night, visiting the stores, restaurants and parks to see what they're like.

Ask the Landlord

Before you set up an appointment, ask the landlord a few questions about the property, either by phone or email, to save time. Ask him or her if there are any rental applications already being processed for the property, and how quickly they expect the place to be rented. You want to get a straight answer for these questions, so you don't waste time on a place that is already virtually sold. The landlord will exaggerate things a bit, but most landlords will only bend the truth and not break it into little pieces.

Do Everything on the First Visit

Don't plan follow-up visits over a week or so, the place will be gone before you return. Instead, have a list of questions written down and ready to go, so you can grill the landlord on the first visit. Also spend some time and give the apartment a thorough look through. Find any damage, possible concerns, and problems, ranging from peeling paint and carpet stains, to more serious problems. You may only get one chance to find this stuff before you need to make a decision, so bring a flashlight and someone who knows what to look for.

Have Everything in Order

Because of the housing demand, make sure your referrals, credit report, letters of recommendations, first-born child, and possibly your arm and leg are ready to go.

Let's Go to La Puente
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Do you make a lot of money, own a business, a vice president of a Fortune 500 company, a politician? Because you're going to need the cash to live here. It's less expensive than Los Angeles, but that really isn't saying much, and a few neighborhoods like Industry are very close to the average L.A. price.

What Can I Get?

For a city of it's size, there are surprisingly few high-rise apartment complexes in La Puente, I guess they don't want to spoil the natural skyline. Most of the neighborhoods are made up of houses, and small apartment buildings. You can still find apartments for rent, ranging from small studio and 1 bedroom apartments to larger 3 bedroom apartments, but you may want to focus your search on medium-sized 3 bedroom homes in La Puente. This means you'll have to actually do some yard work, but you can consider mowing the lawn in 85 degree heat as a character building experience.

Finding a Nice Place

Before moving to La Puente, you need to realize that while the streets are relatively clean, the house market is a blood sport. There are a lot more renters than apartments, so you have to work fast when looking for a place.

Scout the Neighborhood First

Don't wait until you've found the bachelor pad of your dreams, to investigate the neighborhood. By the time you're done, the place will be off the market. Take a few days and scout out the area's you'll be doing your apartment search in beforehand rather than during your search. Check it out during the day, and at night, visiting the stores, restaurants and parks to see what they're like.

Ask the Landlord

Before you set up an appointment, ask the landlord a few questions about the property, either by phone or email, to save time. Ask him or her if there are any rental applications already being processed for the property, and how quickly they expect the place to be rented. You want to get a straight answer for these questions, so you don't waste time on a place that is already virtually sold. The landlord will exaggerate things a bit, but most landlords will only bend the truth and not break it into little pieces.

Do Everything on the First Visit

Don't plan follow-up visits over a week or so, the place will be gone before you return. Instead, have a list of questions written down and ready to go, so you can grill the landlord on the first visit. Also spend some time and give the apartment a thorough look through. Find any damage, possible concerns, and problems, ranging from peeling paint and carpet stains, to more serious problems. You may only get one chance to find this stuff before you need to make a decision, so bring a flashlight and someone who knows what to look for.

Have Everything in Order

Because of the housing demand, make sure your referrals, credit report, letters of recommendations, first-born child, and possibly your arm and leg are ready to go.

Neighborhoods of La Puente

Industry: Yes, there is a neighborhood called Industry in the city. Why? I don't know, it just is. It's also one of the more expensive places in the city and made up of houses with nary an apartment to see.

South San Jose Hills: Another expensive community, mostly because so many of the homes are not for rent.

City Center: The prices are fairly reasonable here, and while it's still a tight market, you should be able to find a good place without relying on luck or blackmail.

Francisquito Ave.: This is an interesting place, the stores, restaurants and general cost of living is on the high side, but the rent is actually close to the lowest in the city. So if you don't mind leaving the neighborhood to find a good bargain, you can save money.

Temple Ave.: This area has the problem of having almost no apartments in a city. The vacancy rate in this neighborhood is virtually non-existent. You may get lucky here, but you should probably should give it a pass unless the landlord is related by blood.

S. Sandalwood Ave.: The least expensive place to live in the city, also makes this neighborhood hard to get a place to actually rent. Try your luck, but be ready to jump at the first good place that appears.

Hayland St.: This neighborhood probably has the most apartments in the entire city. So the market isn't quite so vicious here. The prices are nice too.

Neighborhoods of La Puente
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Industry: Yes, there is a neighborhood called Industry in the city. Why? I don't know, it just is. It's also one of the more expensive places in the city and made up of houses with nary an apartment to see.

South San Jose Hills: Another expensive community, mostly because so many of the homes are not for rent.

City Center: The prices are fairly reasonable here, and while it's still a tight market, you should be able to find a good place without relying on luck or blackmail.

Francisquito Ave.: This is an interesting place, the stores, restaurants and general cost of living is on the high side, but the rent is actually close to the lowest in the city. So if you don't mind leaving the neighborhood to find a good bargain, you can save money.

Temple Ave.: This area has the problem of having almost no apartments in a city. The vacancy rate in this neighborhood is virtually non-existent. You may get lucky here, but you should probably should give it a pass unless the landlord is related by blood.

S. Sandalwood Ave.: The least expensive place to live in the city, also makes this neighborhood hard to get a place to actually rent. Try your luck, but be ready to jump at the first good place that appears.

Hayland St.: This neighborhood probably has the most apartments in the entire city. So the market isn't quite so vicious here. The prices are nice too.

Having Fun in La Puente

La Puente has been trying to develop itself, but it hasn't had much luck. There are some decent bars and restaurants, but nothing that would ever win awards or be known as the place to be. It even has trouble getting modern stores into the city, and the biggest business news is that Walmart will be opening a store there in the near future.

So, it's a nice, boring community, which is why you need a car to visit other places, if you want any kind of excitement. But if you want a quiet life, while having a job in the big city, you can make a nice little life for yourself in La Puente.

Having Fun in La Puente
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La Puente has been trying to develop itself, but it hasn't had much luck. There are some decent bars and restaurants, but nothing that would ever win awards or be known as the place to be. It even has trouble getting modern stores into the city, and the biggest business news is that Walmart will be opening a store there in the near future.

So, it's a nice, boring community, which is why you need a car to visit other places, if you want any kind of excitement. But if you want a quiet life, while having a job in the big city, you can make a nice little life for yourself in La Puente.

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City Guide

La Puente
La Puente is within easy driving distance of Disneyland, botanical gardens, L.A., waterparks, and more. Why ever even go home?
La Puente is within easy driving distance of Disneyland, botanical gardens, L.A., waterparks, and more. Why ever even go home?

La Puente is a small city, about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. This is important as most people living here travel into Los Angeles or the surrounding communities for work every day. If you're looking for a good job in the city, you may want to reconsider, 99 Cents Only Stores, Burger King, and Jack in the Box are actually listed as three of the top 10 employers in the city. I hope you like carpooling to work if you want a good job.

Let's Go to La Puente

Do you make a lot of money, own a business, a vice president of a Fortune 500 company, a politician? Because you're going to need the cash to live here. It's less expensive than Los Angeles, but that really isn't saying much, and a few neighborhoods like Industry are very close to the average L.A. price.

What Can I Get?

For a city of it's size, there are surprisingly few high-rise apartment complexes in La Puente, I guess they don't want to spoil the natural skyline. Most of the neighborhoods are made up of houses, and small apartment buildings. You can still find apartments for rent, ranging from small studio and 1 bedroom apartments to larger 3 bedroom apartments, but you may want to focus your search on medium-sized 3 bedroom homes in La Puente. This means you'll have to actually do some yard work, but you can consider mowing the lawn in 85 degree heat as a character building experience.

Finding a Nice Place

Before moving to La Puente, you need to realize that while the streets are relatively clean, the house market is a blood sport. There are a lot more renters than apartments, so you have to work fast when looking for a place.

Scout the Neighborhood First

Don't wait until you've found the bachelor pad of your dreams, to investigate the neighborhood. By the time you're done, the place will be off the market. Take a few days and scout out the area's you'll be doing your apartment search in beforehand rather than during your search. Check it out during the day, and at night, visiting the stores, restaurants and parks to see what they're like.

Ask the Landlord

Before you set up an appointment, ask the landlord a few questions about the property, either by phone or email, to save time. Ask him or her if there are any rental applications already being processed for the property, and how quickly they expect the place to be rented. You want to get a straight answer for these questions, so you don't waste time on a place that is already virtually sold. The landlord will exaggerate things a bit, but most landlords will only bend the truth and not break it into little pieces.

Do Everything on the First Visit

Don't plan follow-up visits over a week or so, the place will be gone before you return. Instead, have a list of questions written down and ready to go, so you can grill the landlord on the first visit. Also spend some time and give the apartment a thorough look through. Find any damage, possible concerns, and problems, ranging from peeling paint and carpet stains, to more serious problems. You may only get one chance to find this stuff before you need to make a decision, so bring a flashlight and someone who knows what to look for.

Have Everything in Order

Because of the housing demand, make sure your referrals, credit report, letters of recommendations, first-born child, and possibly your arm and leg are ready to go.

Let's Go to La Puente
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Do you make a lot of money, own a business, a vice president of a Fortune 500 company, a politician? Because you're going to need the cash to live here. It's less expensive than Los Angeles, but that really isn't saying much, and a few neighborhoods like Industry are very close to the average L.A. price.

What Can I Get?

For a city of it's size, there are surprisingly few high-rise apartment complexes in La Puente, I guess they don't want to spoil the natural skyline. Most of the neighborhoods are made up of houses, and small apartment buildings. You can still find apartments for rent, ranging from small studio and 1 bedroom apartments to larger 3 bedroom apartments, but you may want to focus your search on medium-sized 3 bedroom homes in La Puente. This means you'll have to actually do some yard work, but you can consider mowing the lawn in 85 degree heat as a character building experience.

Finding a Nice Place

Before moving to La Puente, you need to realize that while the streets are relatively clean, the house market is a blood sport. There are a lot more renters than apartments, so you have to work fast when looking for a place.

Scout the Neighborhood First

Don't wait until you've found the bachelor pad of your dreams, to investigate the neighborhood. By the time you're done, the place will be off the market. Take a few days and scout out the area's you'll be doing your apartment search in beforehand rather than during your search. Check it out during the day, and at night, visiting the stores, restaurants and parks to see what they're like.

Ask the Landlord

Before you set up an appointment, ask the landlord a few questions about the property, either by phone or email, to save time. Ask him or her if there are any rental applications already being processed for the property, and how quickly they expect the place to be rented. You want to get a straight answer for these questions, so you don't waste time on a place that is already virtually sold. The landlord will exaggerate things a bit, but most landlords will only bend the truth and not break it into little pieces.

Do Everything on the First Visit

Don't plan follow-up visits over a week or so, the place will be gone before you return. Instead, have a list of questions written down and ready to go, so you can grill the landlord on the first visit. Also spend some time and give the apartment a thorough look through. Find any damage, possible concerns, and problems, ranging from peeling paint and carpet stains, to more serious problems. You may only get one chance to find this stuff before you need to make a decision, so bring a flashlight and someone who knows what to look for.

Have Everything in Order

Because of the housing demand, make sure your referrals, credit report, letters of recommendations, first-born child, and possibly your arm and leg are ready to go.

Neighborhoods of La Puente

Industry: Yes, there is a neighborhood called Industry in the city. Why? I don't know, it just is. It's also one of the more expensive places in the city and made up of houses with nary an apartment to see.

South San Jose Hills: Another expensive community, mostly because so many of the homes are not for rent.

City Center: The prices are fairly reasonable here, and while it's still a tight market, you should be able to find a good place without relying on luck or blackmail.

Francisquito Ave.: This is an interesting place, the stores, restaurants and general cost of living is on the high side, but the rent is actually close to the lowest in the city. So if you don't mind leaving the neighborhood to find a good bargain, you can save money.

Temple Ave.: This area has the problem of having almost no apartments in a city. The vacancy rate in this neighborhood is virtually non-existent. You may get lucky here, but you should probably should give it a pass unless the landlord is related by blood.

S. Sandalwood Ave.: The least expensive place to live in the city, also makes this neighborhood hard to get a place to actually rent. Try your luck, but be ready to jump at the first good place that appears.

Hayland St.: This neighborhood probably has the most apartments in the entire city. So the market isn't quite so vicious here. The prices are nice too.

Neighborhoods of La Puente
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Industry: Yes, there is a neighborhood called Industry in the city. Why? I don't know, it just is. It's also one of the more expensive places in the city and made up of houses with nary an apartment to see.

South San Jose Hills: Another expensive community, mostly because so many of the homes are not for rent.

City Center: The prices are fairly reasonable here, and while it's still a tight market, you should be able to find a good place without relying on luck or blackmail.

Francisquito Ave.: This is an interesting place, the stores, restaurants and general cost of living is on the high side, but the rent is actually close to the lowest in the city. So if you don't mind leaving the neighborhood to find a good bargain, you can save money.

Temple Ave.: This area has the problem of having almost no apartments in a city. The vacancy rate in this neighborhood is virtually non-existent. You may get lucky here, but you should probably should give it a pass unless the landlord is related by blood.

S. Sandalwood Ave.: The least expensive place to live in the city, also makes this neighborhood hard to get a place to actually rent. Try your luck, but be ready to jump at the first good place that appears.

Hayland St.: This neighborhood probably has the most apartments in the entire city. So the market isn't quite so vicious here. The prices are nice too.

Having Fun in La Puente

La Puente has been trying to develop itself, but it hasn't had much luck. There are some decent bars and restaurants, but nothing that would ever win awards or be known as the place to be. It even has trouble getting modern stores into the city, and the biggest business news is that Walmart will be opening a store there in the near future.

So, it's a nice, boring community, which is why you need a car to visit other places, if you want any kind of excitement. But if you want a quiet life, while having a job in the big city, you can make a nice little life for yourself in La Puente.

Having Fun in La Puente
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La Puente has been trying to develop itself, but it hasn't had much luck. There are some decent bars and restaurants, but nothing that would ever win awards or be known as the place to be. It even has trouble getting modern stores into the city, and the biggest business news is that Walmart will be opening a store there in the near future.

So, it's a nice, boring community, which is why you need a car to visit other places, if you want any kind of excitement. But if you want a quiet life, while having a job in the big city, you can make a nice little life for yourself in La Puente.