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177 Apartments for rent in Laguna Beach, CA

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Last updated July 25 at 11:04AM
1139 Gaviota Drive
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 20 at 3:45PM
Studio
$2,900
612 Griffith Way Way
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 25 at 11:03AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
733 Cliff Drive
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 20 at 3:41PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
280 Aster Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 25 at 11:04AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
448 Myrtle Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 21 at 4:12AM
4 Bedrooms
$10,000
621 LORETTA Drive
Portafina
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 6 at 1:59PM
5 Bedrooms
$12,500
100 Cliff Drive
Main Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated June 4 at 5:02PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,395
934 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 25 at 11:03AM
4 Bedrooms
$9,000
406 Alta Vista Way
Alta Vista
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 25 at 11:04AM
3 Bedrooms
$12,000
31252 Monterey Street
Coast Royal
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 21 at 4:12AM
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
555 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated June 16 at 2:50AM
6 Bedrooms
$16,000
2859 Wards Terrace
Victoria Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 22 at 7:54PM
2 Bedrooms
$4,995
1402 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 19 at 11:07AM
4 Bedrooms
$33,000
2621 Victoria Drive
Victoria Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 25 at 11:04AM
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
239 EMERALD BAY
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 14 at 6:24PM
3 Bedrooms
$9,500
246 Beverly Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 25 at 11:04AM
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
406 Third Street
Main Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 22 at 8:06PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,295
21736 Wesley Drive
Ocean Vista
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 22 at 12:51PM
2 Bedrooms
$4,800
645 Oak Street
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 22 at 12:45PM
5 Bedrooms
$40,000
78 S La Senda Drive
Three Arch Bay
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated July 21 at 8:54PM
5 Bedrooms
$12,000
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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

July 2017 Laguna Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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 significantly over the past month

Laguna Beach rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Laguna Beach stand at $2,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,670 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Laguna Beach's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.2%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

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. Prices rose year-over-year in all of the 10 largest Los Angeles area cities that we have data for. Rents also increased in other areas of the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Pomona has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,460; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.3%.
  • Over the past month, Glendale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,760, while one-bedrooms go for $1,370.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,610; rents increased 0.3% over the past month and 3.8% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Fremont is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the Los Angeles metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,550; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, San Francisco, where a two-bedroom goes for $3,040, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.6%).
  • Sacramento, Chula Vista, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.2%, 6.7%, and 5.5%, respectively).

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

Rent growth in Laguna Beach has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases, while in a few cases, rents have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Laguna Beach is less affordable for renters.

  • Laguna Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $2,670 is above the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Laguna Beach remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.1%), Boston (+3.3%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,680, $1,020, and $2,090 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Laguna Beach than most large cities. Comparably, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $990, 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 $1,340 $1,720 0.5% 5.0%
Long Beach $1,340 $1,720 -0.0% 3.8%
Anaheim $1,600 $2,050 0.3% 5.0%
Santa Ana $1,430 $1,830 0.1% 6.4%
Irvine $2,030 $2,610 0.3% 3.8%
Glendale $1,370 $1,760 -0.6% 1.8%
Huntington Beach $1,840 $2,360 -0.5% 2.7%
Santa Clarita $1,920 $2,470 0.9% 5.9%
Pomona $1,140 $1,460 0.5% 9.3%
Pasadena $1,580 $2,030 0.2% 1.4%
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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.