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Barcelona
11555 216th St
Lakewood, CA | Imperial Estates West
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1 Bedroom
$1,825
1010 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 12:43 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Barcelona in Lakewood. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
5029 Montair Avenue
5029 Montair Avenue
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,775
1207 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
This freshly painted home offers 3 BR & 1.75 BTH with over 1200 sq/ft of living space. Very convenient location within a highly desirable neighborhood and is located on a beautiful, tree lined street.
1 Unit Available
11731 207th Street
11731 207th Street
Lakewood, CA | Eastern Lakewood
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1204 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Desirable ABC School District! Remodeled Kitchen, Craftmaid Name Brand Hardwood Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Sink, Matching Appliances w/ Stainless Steel Range/Oven, Built-in Microwave, Tile Floors in Kitchen, Dining, Indoor
1 Unit Available
5237 Fidler Ave.
5237 Fidler Avenue
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Park
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
1255 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
5237 Fidler Ave.
1 Unit Available
2828 Fairman Street
2828 Fairman Street
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Mutual
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1589 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
GREAT SPACIOUS 3 BED/2 BATH HOME IN LAKEWOOD - Don't miss out on this owner pride updated home. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is perfect for you. This house features nice wood flooring throughout, updated bathrooms and kitchen.
1 Unit Available
5793 Acacia Lane
5793 Acacia Ln
Lakewood, CA | Mayfair
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1700 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
5793 Acacia Lane Available 12/01/20 Beautiful Spacious Townhome - Beautiful three-story Townhouse with 2 bedrooms (plus bonus room)/4 bath in the stunning Canvas Community.
1 Unit Available
20727 Elaine Ave.
20727 Elaine Avenue
Lakewood, CA | Eastern Lakewood
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1473 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Available 01/11/21 Elaine Villa Townhome Apartments (2 Bed) - Property Id: 361771 This property is still under construction, with a tentative move-in date of December 18, 2020.
1 Unit Available
20731 Elaine Ave.
20731 Elaine Avenue
Lakewood, CA | Eastern Lakewood
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
2130 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Available 01/11/21 Elaine Villa Townhome Apartments (3 Bed) - Property Id: 361777 This property is still under construction, with a tentative move-in date of December 18, 2020.
1 Unit Available
2728 FRECKLES
2728 Freckles Road
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Mutual
3 Bedrooms
$2,895
1300 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Lakewood-3 Bd/2 Ba House-Wood & Tile Floors-Lndry Hkups-2 Car Gar-Gorgeous!!!! - We are proudly offering for rent this gorgeously remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath house in the city of Lakewood.
1 Unit Available
4726 Bellflower Blvd.
4726 Bellflower Boulevard
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1082 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
THREE BEDROOM HOME IN LAKEWOOD AVAILABLE NOW! - CALL US TODAY! - This is a Three (3) Bedroom, One (1) Bathroom Single Family Home in Lakewood with Hardwood Floors , Faux Wood Blinds, Ceiling Fans, Washer & Dryer Hook-Ups, Double Car Garage, Gardener
1 Unit Available
6236 Elsa St
6236 Elsa Street
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1200 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Amazing Home located in the City of Lakewood! - This home features a fenced back yard with a two car garage. Inside you have 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with great natural lighting.
1 Unit Available
4502 Petaluma Ave.
4502 Petaluma Avenue
Lakewood, CA | Lakewood Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
1138 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
3 Bedroom Home in Lakewood! - Come and see this lovely 3 bedroom home in Lakewood! First thing youll notice upon entry is the natural light from the large bay window, fresh new paint, and new vinyl plank flooring.
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Casa Grande Apartments
4455 Casa Grande Circle
Cypress, CA | Cypress
1 Bedroom
$1,805
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,014
945 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,013
1150 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:37 PM
Within a 20-acre, forested area minutes from area businesses, schools and parks. On-site business center, resort-style spa, fitness area and complimentary refreshments. Gourmet kitchens and fireplaces in some units.
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1 Unit Available
Flowertree
9531 Flower Street
Bellflower, CA | Bellflower
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,690
530 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 12:40 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Flowertree in Bellflower. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
8541 La Salle Street
8541 La Salle Street
Cypress, CA | Cypress
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
964 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:28 PM
CYPRESS: NEWLY Remodeled Condo 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH 960 sq ft - In this Quiet Gated Community of Shady Glen, this Unit sits at end of the complex providing the most privacy in the complex.
1 Unit Available
3370 N Studebaker Road
3370 Studebaker Road
Long Beach, CA | Rancho Estates
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1348 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath, home for rent in Long Beach. Cozy living room, dining room, and large family room with fireplace. Hardwood floors throughout. Central heating and air. Large, two car garage. Private backyard.
1 Unit Available
18812 Palo Verde Avenue
18812 Palo Verde Avenue
Cerritos, CA | Cerritos
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
1500 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
This 3 bedrooms and 2 full bath condo has all and beyond what you need for a place call home. Unique two jacuzzis (one private outdoor and one indoor) provide absolute relax and comfort for city living.
1 Unit Available
4952 Windsong Avenue
4952 Windsong Avenue
La Palma, CA | La Palma
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
2222 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Great 4 bed 2 bath Single Family home with 3-car garage in a nice neighborhood. Fresh interior paint, new flooring, remodeled downstairs bathroom.
1 Unit Available
4749 Lorelei Avenue
4749 Lorelei Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Lakewood Village
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1360 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
The property at 4749 Lorelie Ave is a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home with all new furnishing in the kitchen and living room.
1 Unit Available
3360 E 67th Street
3360 East 67th Street
Long Beach, CA | Ramona Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,796
900 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 3360 E 67th Street in Long Beach. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
21906 Belshire Avenue
21906 Belshire Avenue
Hawaiian Gardens, CA | Hawaiian Gardens
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
887 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:27 PM
Clean and charming condo upstairs end unit.2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, master bedroom w/walk-in closet, upgraded kitchen cabinets with granite countertops. Central air/heating units.
1 Unit Available
1101 East South Street
1101 South Street
Long Beach, CA | Jordan
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
800 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 03:46 PM
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1 Unit Available
4342 North Lakewood Boulevard
4342 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA | Lakewood Village
1 Bedroom
$1,550
700 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 03:46 PM
One bedroom One bath Hardwood floors Refrigerator Stove Fresh paint Rent: 1550 Deposit: 1500 If you are interested please email pm@wralistings.
1 Unit Available
9615 1/2 Ramona
9615 1/2 Ramona St
Bellflower, CA | Bellflower
1 Bedroom
$1,595
560 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:00 PM
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How much is rent in Lakewood?
Apartment Rentals in Lakewood start at $1,800/month.
How much is rent in Lakewood?
Apartment Rentals in Lakewood start at $1,800/month.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lakewood?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lakewood apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lakewood apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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.
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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 Lakewood.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Lakewood?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lakewood. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Lakewood?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lakewood. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.

City Guide

Lakewood
Lakewood is home to the world's first Denny's Restaurant. Talk about moons over our own hearts!
Lakewood is home to the world's first Denny's Restaurant. Talk about moons over our own hearts!

Located in Los Angeles County, Lakewood CA is sometimes referred to as the "instant city" due to its leap from being a humble lima bean field to a thriving city all within a decade! This 9.5 square mile city is mere 23 miles away from LA; with Long Beach bordering its west and south region. This city is home to one of America’s largest malls the Lakewood Center Mall, which just goes to show the exponential leap it has made from its humble beginnings.This city of approximately 81,000 people is very typical of a post-World War II suburb. One of the most successfully planned communities, developers of Lakewood have been credited for "altering the map of Southern California forever". Wanna know what its like to be part of this massive planned development? Let’s find you an apartment for rent first!

Scouring Lakewood CA to Find an Apartment

Tedious task, wouldnt you think? Not to mention, most renters dont know what to expect. Lets make it a bit easier for you with these tips:

Count the Cost

Lakewood boasts of housing options that range from the moderate to the ridiculously high. You can pay well below or well above the national average for a two-bedroom apartment in this city. Be prepared to pay a months advance, deposit, and maintenance fee if you’re renting a condo or an apartment complex.

Mind Your Schedule

With Lakewoods low vacancy rate, it’s wise to look for an apartment at least 6 weeks in advance. Also take note that some neighborhoods are just like good bars that college students are naturally drawn to it. Thus, if you wanna make sure you have a place to move to, better beat the school season.

Cut the Chase

If youre the type of person who just doesn’t have the time to go through the painstaking task of looking for your own apartment, better get the services of a professional real estate agent. Sure, youre gonna have to pay an agent fee; but hey, beats scouring the area when you have more important things to do. Not to mention, youll be provided with many options even at short notice when you hire a professional to do the searching for you.

Scouring Lakewood CA to Find an Apartment
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Tedious task, wouldnt you think? Not to mention, most renters dont know what to expect. Lets make it a bit easier for you with these tips:

Count the Cost

Lakewood boasts of housing options that range from the moderate to the ridiculously high. You can pay well below or well above the national average for a two-bedroom apartment in this city. Be prepared to pay a months advance, deposit, and maintenance fee if you’re renting a condo or an apartment complex.

Mind Your Schedule

With Lakewoods low vacancy rate, it’s wise to look for an apartment at least 6 weeks in advance. Also take note that some neighborhoods are just like good bars that college students are naturally drawn to it. Thus, if you wanna make sure you have a place to move to, better beat the school season.

Cut the Chase

If youre the type of person who just doesn’t have the time to go through the painstaking task of looking for your own apartment, better get the services of a professional real estate agent. Sure, youre gonna have to pay an agent fee; but hey, beats scouring the area when you have more important things to do. Not to mention, youll be provided with many options even at short notice when you hire a professional to do the searching for you.

Meet Lakewood, CA Neighborhoods

If the company you keep reflects who you are, then choosing a neighborhood should be done with the same careful discrimination as choosing your friends. Fortunately or perhaps, unfortunately in this case Lakewood has many excellent neighborhoods for you to choose from. Here are the most popular ones:

City Center: How much action can you take? With the Lakewood Center and Mayfair Park within this neighborhood, you’d better have a high tolerance for some hustle and bustle if you wish to live in this area. It’s very walkable and just about everything you need and want is just a couple of minutes away. However, you’d better be prepared to face a lot of competition since many renters are eyeing for homes for rent in this area as well.

Arbor Rd/Levelside Ave: With the Lakewood Golf Course, Lakewood Tennis Center, and Simon Bolivar Park within this area, its not a surprise why many people consider this a prime residential neighborhood.

Hackett Ave/Harvey Way: Notable landmarks in this area include the Monte Verde Park, Boyar Park, and West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. If youre hell bent on living in this neighborhood, better make your move fast. With its 1.2% vacancy rate, you’re slated to face many other renters vying for a home in this side of Lakewood.

Harvey Way/Palo Verde Ave: This neighborhood is home to the John Ford Stadium and Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA. Looking for an apartment for rent in this area is pretty much like looking a needle in a haystack you’d need to have time on your side, not to mention boatloads of luck. With the area’s almost nonexistent vacancy, you wont be seeing the "for rent" sign anytime soon.

Downey Ave/South St: With the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in the neighborhood, you can expect that a good number of residents here work at the hospital. And that is why, like some areas in this city, it is tough to look for an apartment in this neighborhood as well. But when you do manage to find one, itll be most likely the small to medium-sized flats or apartments. Michelson Park is also in this neighborhood.

Bellflower Blvd/Hedda St: Located adjacent to the City Center, if you can’t manage to find an apartment there, you may want to start a search here. For one, rental rates are way lower in this neighborhood and with its 9% vacancy rate you have better chance of finding a suitable home for rent in this area. That is, if you dont mind having college students as your next door neighbors.

Palo Verde Ave/Candlewood St: Residents of this neighborhood develop deep social ties with their neighbors. If you live here, dinner at your neighbor’s house can be a common thing. Even dogs and cats have their own social life in this area. Candleverde Park is also just up the street.

Arbor Rd/Albury Ave: Don't count on seeing the "for rent" or "for sale" sign on this area anytime soon. Housing supply just couldn't meet the demand in this neighborhood. So either you're extremely lucky or you've been looking for months on end in this area. Either way, odds are definitely not in your favor here. But if you do somehow manage to bend it in your favor, you'll be living in a melting pot of culturally diverse people.

South St/Palo Verde Ave: If you love the charm of established and older homes -- think 40s and 50s start your search for an apartment here since theres an abundance of these types of homes in this area. Mayfair High School and Lakewood Marketplace Shopping Center are also within the vicinity.

Bloomfield Ave/Del Amo Blvd: If you are fond of the Asian culture, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in it since there’s a good chance that your next-door neighbor or the people living down the block have Asian roots. This is one of the densely urban and walkable neighborhoods in California as well.

Carson St/Paramount Blvd: Aside from the fact that the rents not bad, relatively speaking, this area is pretty walkable making it an attractive neighborhood for college students. In fact, this area is rated as one of the top college-friendly areas in California. If you want to live here, a piece of advice: look for a rental apartment during school breaks. It’ll make your life easier.

Meet Lakewood, CA Neighborhoods
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If the company you keep reflects who you are, then choosing a neighborhood should be done with the same careful discrimination as choosing your friends. Fortunately or perhaps, unfortunately in this case Lakewood has many excellent neighborhoods for you to choose from. Here are the most popular ones:

City Center: How much action can you take? With the Lakewood Center and Mayfair Park within this neighborhood, you’d better have a high tolerance for some hustle and bustle if you wish to live in this area. It’s very walkable and just about everything you need and want is just a couple of minutes away. However, you’d better be prepared to face a lot of competition since many renters are eyeing for homes for rent in this area as well.

Arbor Rd/Levelside Ave: With the Lakewood Golf Course, Lakewood Tennis Center, and Simon Bolivar Park within this area, its not a surprise why many people consider this a prime residential neighborhood.

Hackett Ave/Harvey Way: Notable landmarks in this area include the Monte Verde Park, Boyar Park, and West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. If youre hell bent on living in this neighborhood, better make your move fast. With its 1.2% vacancy rate, you’re slated to face many other renters vying for a home in this side of Lakewood.

Harvey Way/Palo Verde Ave: This neighborhood is home to the John Ford Stadium and Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA. Looking for an apartment for rent in this area is pretty much like looking a needle in a haystack you’d need to have time on your side, not to mention boatloads of luck. With the area’s almost nonexistent vacancy, you wont be seeing the "for rent" sign anytime soon.

Downey Ave/South St: With the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in the neighborhood, you can expect that a good number of residents here work at the hospital. And that is why, like some areas in this city, it is tough to look for an apartment in this neighborhood as well. But when you do manage to find one, itll be most likely the small to medium-sized flats or apartments. Michelson Park is also in this neighborhood.

Bellflower Blvd/Hedda St: Located adjacent to the City Center, if you can’t manage to find an apartment there, you may want to start a search here. For one, rental rates are way lower in this neighborhood and with its 9% vacancy rate you have better chance of finding a suitable home for rent in this area. That is, if you dont mind having college students as your next door neighbors.

Palo Verde Ave/Candlewood St: Residents of this neighborhood develop deep social ties with their neighbors. If you live here, dinner at your neighbor’s house can be a common thing. Even dogs and cats have their own social life in this area. Candleverde Park is also just up the street.

Arbor Rd/Albury Ave: Don't count on seeing the "for rent" or "for sale" sign on this area anytime soon. Housing supply just couldn't meet the demand in this neighborhood. So either you're extremely lucky or you've been looking for months on end in this area. Either way, odds are definitely not in your favor here. But if you do somehow manage to bend it in your favor, you'll be living in a melting pot of culturally diverse people.

South St/Palo Verde Ave: If you love the charm of established and older homes -- think 40s and 50s start your search for an apartment here since theres an abundance of these types of homes in this area. Mayfair High School and Lakewood Marketplace Shopping Center are also within the vicinity.

Bloomfield Ave/Del Amo Blvd: If you are fond of the Asian culture, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in it since there’s a good chance that your next-door neighbor or the people living down the block have Asian roots. This is one of the densely urban and walkable neighborhoods in California as well.

Carson St/Paramount Blvd: Aside from the fact that the rents not bad, relatively speaking, this area is pretty walkable making it an attractive neighborhood for college students. In fact, this area is rated as one of the top college-friendly areas in California. If you want to live here, a piece of advice: look for a rental apartment during school breaks. It’ll make your life easier.

Getting Around Lakewood

Lakewood has the luxury of being served by excellent public transportation. Three bus systems, namely, Long Beach Transit, Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Orange County Transit District will take you to different parts of the city. From the post-war trolleys, the rails system has evolved to become the efficient commuter railway system. Boasting of blue, green, red lines, and counting, you dont need your own ride to go to LA or go exploring Long Beach, and several other attractions.

Getting Around Lakewood
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Lakewood has the luxury of being served by excellent public transportation. Three bus systems, namely, Long Beach Transit, Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Orange County Transit District will take you to different parts of the city. From the post-war trolleys, the rails system has evolved to become the efficient commuter railway system. Boasting of blue, green, red lines, and counting, you dont need your own ride to go to LA or go exploring Long Beach, and several other attractions.

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City Guide

Lakewood
Lakewood is home to the world's first Denny's Restaurant. Talk about moons over our own hearts!
Lakewood is home to the world's first Denny's Restaurant. Talk about moons over our own hearts!

Located in Los Angeles County, Lakewood CA is sometimes referred to as the "instant city" due to its leap from being a humble lima bean field to a thriving city all within a decade! This 9.5 square mile city is mere 23 miles away from LA; with Long Beach bordering its west and south region. This city is home to one of America’s largest malls the Lakewood Center Mall, which just goes to show the exponential leap it has made from its humble beginnings.This city of approximately 81,000 people is very typical of a post-World War II suburb. One of the most successfully planned communities, developers of Lakewood have been credited for "altering the map of Southern California forever". Wanna know what its like to be part of this massive planned development? Let’s find you an apartment for rent first!

Scouring Lakewood CA to Find an Apartment

Tedious task, wouldnt you think? Not to mention, most renters dont know what to expect. Lets make it a bit easier for you with these tips:

Count the Cost

Lakewood boasts of housing options that range from the moderate to the ridiculously high. You can pay well below or well above the national average for a two-bedroom apartment in this city. Be prepared to pay a months advance, deposit, and maintenance fee if you’re renting a condo or an apartment complex.

Mind Your Schedule

With Lakewoods low vacancy rate, it’s wise to look for an apartment at least 6 weeks in advance. Also take note that some neighborhoods are just like good bars that college students are naturally drawn to it. Thus, if you wanna make sure you have a place to move to, better beat the school season.

Cut the Chase

If youre the type of person who just doesn’t have the time to go through the painstaking task of looking for your own apartment, better get the services of a professional real estate agent. Sure, youre gonna have to pay an agent fee; but hey, beats scouring the area when you have more important things to do. Not to mention, youll be provided with many options even at short notice when you hire a professional to do the searching for you.

Scouring Lakewood CA to Find an Apartment
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Tedious task, wouldnt you think? Not to mention, most renters dont know what to expect. Lets make it a bit easier for you with these tips:

Count the Cost

Lakewood boasts of housing options that range from the moderate to the ridiculously high. You can pay well below or well above the national average for a two-bedroom apartment in this city. Be prepared to pay a months advance, deposit, and maintenance fee if you’re renting a condo or an apartment complex.

Mind Your Schedule

With Lakewoods low vacancy rate, it’s wise to look for an apartment at least 6 weeks in advance. Also take note that some neighborhoods are just like good bars that college students are naturally drawn to it. Thus, if you wanna make sure you have a place to move to, better beat the school season.

Cut the Chase

If youre the type of person who just doesn’t have the time to go through the painstaking task of looking for your own apartment, better get the services of a professional real estate agent. Sure, youre gonna have to pay an agent fee; but hey, beats scouring the area when you have more important things to do. Not to mention, youll be provided with many options even at short notice when you hire a professional to do the searching for you.

Meet Lakewood, CA Neighborhoods

If the company you keep reflects who you are, then choosing a neighborhood should be done with the same careful discrimination as choosing your friends. Fortunately or perhaps, unfortunately in this case Lakewood has many excellent neighborhoods for you to choose from. Here are the most popular ones:

City Center: How much action can you take? With the Lakewood Center and Mayfair Park within this neighborhood, you’d better have a high tolerance for some hustle and bustle if you wish to live in this area. It’s very walkable and just about everything you need and want is just a couple of minutes away. However, you’d better be prepared to face a lot of competition since many renters are eyeing for homes for rent in this area as well.

Arbor Rd/Levelside Ave: With the Lakewood Golf Course, Lakewood Tennis Center, and Simon Bolivar Park within this area, its not a surprise why many people consider this a prime residential neighborhood.

Hackett Ave/Harvey Way: Notable landmarks in this area include the Monte Verde Park, Boyar Park, and West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. If youre hell bent on living in this neighborhood, better make your move fast. With its 1.2% vacancy rate, you’re slated to face many other renters vying for a home in this side of Lakewood.

Harvey Way/Palo Verde Ave: This neighborhood is home to the John Ford Stadium and Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA. Looking for an apartment for rent in this area is pretty much like looking a needle in a haystack you’d need to have time on your side, not to mention boatloads of luck. With the area’s almost nonexistent vacancy, you wont be seeing the "for rent" sign anytime soon.

Downey Ave/South St: With the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in the neighborhood, you can expect that a good number of residents here work at the hospital. And that is why, like some areas in this city, it is tough to look for an apartment in this neighborhood as well. But when you do manage to find one, itll be most likely the small to medium-sized flats or apartments. Michelson Park is also in this neighborhood.

Bellflower Blvd/Hedda St: Located adjacent to the City Center, if you can’t manage to find an apartment there, you may want to start a search here. For one, rental rates are way lower in this neighborhood and with its 9% vacancy rate you have better chance of finding a suitable home for rent in this area. That is, if you dont mind having college students as your next door neighbors.

Palo Verde Ave/Candlewood St: Residents of this neighborhood develop deep social ties with their neighbors. If you live here, dinner at your neighbor’s house can be a common thing. Even dogs and cats have their own social life in this area. Candleverde Park is also just up the street.

Arbor Rd/Albury Ave: Don't count on seeing the "for rent" or "for sale" sign on this area anytime soon. Housing supply just couldn't meet the demand in this neighborhood. So either you're extremely lucky or you've been looking for months on end in this area. Either way, odds are definitely not in your favor here. But if you do somehow manage to bend it in your favor, you'll be living in a melting pot of culturally diverse people.

South St/Palo Verde Ave: If you love the charm of established and older homes -- think 40s and 50s start your search for an apartment here since theres an abundance of these types of homes in this area. Mayfair High School and Lakewood Marketplace Shopping Center are also within the vicinity.

Bloomfield Ave/Del Amo Blvd: If you are fond of the Asian culture, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in it since there’s a good chance that your next-door neighbor or the people living down the block have Asian roots. This is one of the densely urban and walkable neighborhoods in California as well.

Carson St/Paramount Blvd: Aside from the fact that the rents not bad, relatively speaking, this area is pretty walkable making it an attractive neighborhood for college students. In fact, this area is rated as one of the top college-friendly areas in California. If you want to live here, a piece of advice: look for a rental apartment during school breaks. It’ll make your life easier.

Meet Lakewood, CA Neighborhoods
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If the company you keep reflects who you are, then choosing a neighborhood should be done with the same careful discrimination as choosing your friends. Fortunately or perhaps, unfortunately in this case Lakewood has many excellent neighborhoods for you to choose from. Here are the most popular ones:

City Center: How much action can you take? With the Lakewood Center and Mayfair Park within this neighborhood, you’d better have a high tolerance for some hustle and bustle if you wish to live in this area. It’s very walkable and just about everything you need and want is just a couple of minutes away. However, you’d better be prepared to face a lot of competition since many renters are eyeing for homes for rent in this area as well.

Arbor Rd/Levelside Ave: With the Lakewood Golf Course, Lakewood Tennis Center, and Simon Bolivar Park within this area, its not a surprise why many people consider this a prime residential neighborhood.

Hackett Ave/Harvey Way: Notable landmarks in this area include the Monte Verde Park, Boyar Park, and West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. If youre hell bent on living in this neighborhood, better make your move fast. With its 1.2% vacancy rate, you’re slated to face many other renters vying for a home in this side of Lakewood.

Harvey Way/Palo Verde Ave: This neighborhood is home to the John Ford Stadium and Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA. Looking for an apartment for rent in this area is pretty much like looking a needle in a haystack you’d need to have time on your side, not to mention boatloads of luck. With the area’s almost nonexistent vacancy, you wont be seeing the "for rent" sign anytime soon.

Downey Ave/South St: With the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in the neighborhood, you can expect that a good number of residents here work at the hospital. And that is why, like some areas in this city, it is tough to look for an apartment in this neighborhood as well. But when you do manage to find one, itll be most likely the small to medium-sized flats or apartments. Michelson Park is also in this neighborhood.

Bellflower Blvd/Hedda St: Located adjacent to the City Center, if you can’t manage to find an apartment there, you may want to start a search here. For one, rental rates are way lower in this neighborhood and with its 9% vacancy rate you have better chance of finding a suitable home for rent in this area. That is, if you dont mind having college students as your next door neighbors.

Palo Verde Ave/Candlewood St: Residents of this neighborhood develop deep social ties with their neighbors. If you live here, dinner at your neighbor’s house can be a common thing. Even dogs and cats have their own social life in this area. Candleverde Park is also just up the street.

Arbor Rd/Albury Ave: Don't count on seeing the "for rent" or "for sale" sign on this area anytime soon. Housing supply just couldn't meet the demand in this neighborhood. So either you're extremely lucky or you've been looking for months on end in this area. Either way, odds are definitely not in your favor here. But if you do somehow manage to bend it in your favor, you'll be living in a melting pot of culturally diverse people.

South St/Palo Verde Ave: If you love the charm of established and older homes -- think 40s and 50s start your search for an apartment here since theres an abundance of these types of homes in this area. Mayfair High School and Lakewood Marketplace Shopping Center are also within the vicinity.

Bloomfield Ave/Del Amo Blvd: If you are fond of the Asian culture, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in it since there’s a good chance that your next-door neighbor or the people living down the block have Asian roots. This is one of the densely urban and walkable neighborhoods in California as well.

Carson St/Paramount Blvd: Aside from the fact that the rents not bad, relatively speaking, this area is pretty walkable making it an attractive neighborhood for college students. In fact, this area is rated as one of the top college-friendly areas in California. If you want to live here, a piece of advice: look for a rental apartment during school breaks. It’ll make your life easier.

Getting Around Lakewood

Lakewood has the luxury of being served by excellent public transportation. Three bus systems, namely, Long Beach Transit, Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Orange County Transit District will take you to different parts of the city. From the post-war trolleys, the rails system has evolved to become the efficient commuter railway system. Boasting of blue, green, red lines, and counting, you dont need your own ride to go to LA or go exploring Long Beach, and several other attractions.

Getting Around Lakewood
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Lakewood has the luxury of being served by excellent public transportation. Three bus systems, namely, Long Beach Transit, Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Orange County Transit District will take you to different parts of the city. From the post-war trolleys, the rails system has evolved to become the efficient commuter railway system. Boasting of blue, green, red lines, and counting, you dont need your own ride to go to LA or go exploring Long Beach, and several other attractions.