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153 Apartments for rent in Laguna Beach, CA

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Last updated November 23 at 8:05pm UTC
591 Dunnegan Drive
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 11:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$12,000
2324 S Coast
Woods Cove
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 14 at 9:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,300
829 Diamond Street
Summit Ridge
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 22 at 2:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$8,900
665 Balboa Avenue
Portafina
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 4 at 6:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$9,950
2324 S Coast
Woods Cove
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 12:08pm UTC
Studio
$1,895
181 SUNSET Terrace
Victoria Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 8:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,000
26 S La Senda Drive
Three Arch Bay
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 5 at 2:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$45,000
156 WAVE Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 8:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$7,000
319 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 16 at 1:38am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$16,000
232 La Brea Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 9 at 11:17am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
2621 Victoria Drive
Victoria Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 8:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
230 Beverly Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 18 at 1:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,700
315 Magnolia Drive
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 4 at 10:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,395
920 Meadowlark Drive
Lower Bluebird
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 14 at 9:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
40 Smithcliffs Road
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated October 21 at 9:54am UTC
7 Bedrooms
$24,800
1944 Ocean Way
Woods Cove
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 4 at 6:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$8,000
15 Blue Lagoon
Montage
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 11:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,000
1175 Gaviota Drive
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 23 at 8:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,250
2852 Alexander Road
Upper Victoria Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated October 31 at 6:16pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
585 Glenneyre Street
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated November 15 at 10:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
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City Guide
Laguna Beach

We’re going to start out being real: Laguna Beach is many things, but it is in no way, shape, or form an affordable place to live. The city regularly ranks as having one of the highest costs of living in Orange County, the state, and the nation. I mean, you’re living in paradise, so you have to expect to pay paradise prices. A “cheap apartment” in this city could probably buy you a decent-sized Midwestern town.

Another gripe that Laguna Beach residents tend to have is that traffic is a nightmare. Because mountains and ocean enclose the area, there aren’t many roads into and out of town. During the summer tourist season, both traffic and parking near the beaches and downtown commercial area is a straight up nightmare.

Without exception, pretty much every neighborhood in Laguna Beach is safe and desirable. You basically just need to decide which side of paradise you prefer. Ask yourself questions like, “Do I want to be able to walk to shopping and the beach,” or, “Would I prefer a quiet mountainside community with amazing views?” We know. These are such tough questions to answer!

Let’s start in north Laguna and make our way down. Beachside north Laguna tends to be quieter than the adjacent region, as there are lots of settled families in this area. Here you can find apartments, and occasionally, houses for rent.

Moving south along the beach you’ll hit the city center, Laguna Village, and the Top of the World. Many younger and newer Laguna Beach residents will settle in the Laguna Village area, as it puts them closer to the shops and attractions of the city center. There are tons of upscale apartment complexes with everything from studio apartments to two bedrooms, frequently offering amenities such as a gym, swimming pool, and clubhouse. At the Top of the World, you'll find a neighborhood that's far more settled and family oriented.

South Laguna Beach is a pleasant gay enclave that bleeds into several beachside and mountaintop gated communities. Here, you’ll find some very expensive posh rentals.

Regardless of where you decide to settle, you’re going to find an amazing rental. Apartments and houses for rent are so varied throughout all the neighborhoods that prices aren’t really standardized. Occasionally, you can find a small bungalow rented for $1,900 with a $5,000 rental just next door. However, because of the large tourist population, you can frequently secure a short-term lease with ease.

Pet friendly rentals are hit or miss. Many apartment complexes have weight limitations, so if you’re relocating with a four-legged friend allow yourself plenty of time to find an apartment.

These small hassles aside, congratulations are in order. Enjoy all that Laguna Beach has to offer!

Rent Report
Laguna Beach

November 2017 Laguna Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Laguna Beach Rent Report. Laguna Beach rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Laguna Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Laguna Beach rents declined over the past month

Laguna Beach rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Laguna Beach stand at $2,100 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,700 for a two-bedroom. Laguna Beach's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Laguna Beach, 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 0.2% 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 $1,640.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents increased 0.8% over the past month and 5.4% over the past year.

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

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

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.0% in San Diego, 3.0% in San Jose, and 1.8% in San Francisco.
  • Laguna Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $2,700 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.7% rise in Laguna Beach.
  • While Laguna Beach's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Boston (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Laguna Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,010, where Laguna Beach is more than two-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 $1,350 $1,730 -0.2% 3.9%
Long Beach $1,360 $1,740 0.4% 4.4%
Anaheim $1,620 $2,080 0.4% 5.4%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 0.8% 6.5%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 0.8% 5.4%
Glendale $1,370 $1,770 0.3% 0.8%
Huntington Beach $1,860 $2,390 0.7% 3.0%
Santa Clarita $1,950 $2,510 0.5% 7.1%
Garden Grove $1,640 $2,100 10.9%
Pasadena $1,610 $2,070 0.4% -0.5%
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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.

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.