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139 Apartments for rent in Laguna Beach, CA

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Last updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
The Artisan Laguna Beach Apartments
350 Artisan Drive
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,818
2 Bedrooms
$2,324
264 San Joaquin Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,495
250 Cliff Drive
Main Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$2,295
30802 Coast
Laguna Terrace Mobile Park
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
1166 Gaviota Drive
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,300
217 Cypress Drive
Main Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
922 Miramar Street
Arch Beach Heights
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,550
1031 Gaviota
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$12,000
591 Balboa Avenue
Portafina
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$20,000
976 S Coast
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,575
2621 Victoria Drive
Victoria Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
665 RAMONA
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
Studio
$1,950
791 Nyes Place
Portafina
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$20,000
1021 Gaviota Drive
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
31911 Crestwood Place
South Laguna Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,950
240 JASMINE Street
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,295
150 CRESS Street
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$9,995
763 S Coast
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
Studio
$2,450
486 3rd Street
The Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,100
490 Hill Street
Main Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,390
32060 Virginia Way
South Laguna Village
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:54pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
160 High Drive
Main Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:54pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,800
632 Cliff Drive
North Laguna
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:54pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,975
1243 Ocean Front
Woods Cove
Laguna Beach, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:54pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$9,000
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!

December 2018 Laguna Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Laguna Beach Rent Report. Laguna Beach rents increased 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.

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Rent Report
Laguna Beach

December 2018 Laguna Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Laguna Beach Rent Report. Laguna Beach rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Laguna Beach rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Laguna Beach stand at $2,050 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,630 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Laguna Beach's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

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, 7 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 4.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,600, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,350, while one-bedrooms go for $1,830.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.0% over the past year.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents remained steady over the past month.

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

As rents have increased marginally in Laguna Beach, a few 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 moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.8% in San Francisco, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Laguna Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $2,630 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Laguna Beach.
  • While Laguna Beach's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Laguna Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, 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 $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 1.5%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,770 -0.1% 0.7%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 -0.7% 1.1%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 -0.5% -0.2%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 -0.0% 0.3%
Glendale $1,410 $1,810 0.5% 1.7%
Huntington Beach $1,830 $2,350 -1.0% -0.7%
Santa Clarita $2,020 $2,600 -0.5% 4.0%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,090 -0.1% -0.4%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.1% 2.0%
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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.