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16 Units Available
Hathaway
3500 Hathaway Ave
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$1,780
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
873 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 12:43 AM
Just minutes from Long Beach. Pet-friendly apartment community boasts stunning mountain and city views. Floor plans feature spacious closets and private balconies. On-site amenities include two swimming pools, reserved covered car parking and laundry facilities.
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6 Units Available
Bay Hill Apartments
3801 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$2,193
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,824
1084 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 12:43 AM
Yards from Los Alamitos Circle and Community Hospital of Long Beach. Modern apartments with luxury kitchen, furniture, patio/balcony, and private laundry. Residents have use of a pool, sauna, and hot tub.
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34 Units Available
Oceanaire
150 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$2,103
689 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,344
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,326
1171 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:12 PM
Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1. Private Tours by Appointment 2. Self-Guided Tours 3. Video or Facetime Tour Contact us to schedule your appointment today. There's nothing like living on Ocean Boulevard.
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5 Units Available
Channel Point
5926 Bixby Village Dr
Long Beach, CA | SEADIP
1 Bedroom
$2,330
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 11:11 PM
One- and two-bedroom furnished apartments. Pet-friendly with updated kitchens, hardwoods, ceiling fans, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets, patio/balcony. Enjoy pool, fitness center, bbq/grill area. Near San Diego Freeway, Marina Pacifica, California State University - Long Beach.
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17 Units Available
1900 Ocean
1900 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA | Bixby Park
Studio
$1,920
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,665
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,825
1364 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:11 PM
Large pool and hot tub surrounded by an elegant sundeck. Granite countertops, hardwood and carpet flooring, all appliances, in-unit laundry facilities and walk-in closets. Dog grooming area, concierge service, doorman and gym.
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23 Units Available
Camden Harbor View
40 Cedar Walk
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$2,115
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,793
1072 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,187
1366 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:11 PM
Walking distance from Ocean Road to Broadway, this neighborhood features parks, local library, sports complex and cultural center. These one-, two- and three-bedroom homes feature spectacular ocean views.
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5 Units Available
IMT Gallery 421
421 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$2,205
924 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,035
1191 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:22 PM
Sophisticated enclave north of Ocean Boulevard. Abundance of amenities, including fireplaces, walk-in closets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Garages, coffee bars and guest suites. Pool, hot tub, yoga and gym to reinvigorate and refresh.
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70 Units Available
Volta on Pine
635 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$2,255
591 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,455
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,250
1145 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:52 PM
Volta on Pine is a vibrant new addition to Long Beach’s North Pine neighborhood. Our community’s name symbolizes movement and connection: the everyday energy and experiences of our residents. Whether you’re trying a new restaurant on Pine St.
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5 Units Available
Urban Village
1081 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA | Saint Mary
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,955
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,320
991 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:52 PM
Great location, close to best shopping and dining options in town. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, hardwood floors, and dishwasher. Community offers residents pool, fire pit, and BBQ grill area.
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17 Units Available
The Crest
207 East Seaside Way
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$2,212
657 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,299
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 10:52 PM
It’s time to start living well and feeling good at The Crest; as you deserve! Living at The Crest you can relax in the sunshine and ocean breezes from your oversized patio or if it’s fun you are seeking you can step right outside the building and
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Pine at Sixth
555 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$1,874
638 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,873
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Updated community with hardwood floors and granite countertops. In-unit laundry and patio or balcony in each unit. On-site amenities include a courtyard, 24-hour gym and 24-hour maintenance. Updated appliances and bathroom.
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8 Units Available
The Landing at Long Beach
1613 Ximeno Ave
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$2,115
522 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
862 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Due to Covid-19 Our Leasing office is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please Call 562-242-0191 or Email TheLandinglb.cd@fpimgt.com or TheLandinglb.assist@fpimgt.
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13 Units Available
The Current
707 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$2,674
688 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,390
842 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,865
1248 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Luxury living near the beach and Rainbow Lagoon Park. Fitness center features top-of-the-line equipment. Fully-equipped kitchens have Energy Star appliances. Sink your feet into plush carpeting.
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442 Residences
442 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$1,995
604 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Self-Guided Onsite Tours Now Available! At this time our team is available to schedule a self-guided onsite tour after a personalized virtual tour has been taken. Please call us for more information!
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2 Units Available
Renaissance Terrace
926 Locust Ave
Long Beach, CA | Saint Mary
1 Bedroom
$1,715
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Perfectly positioned in the center of downtown Long Beach. Pet-friendly apartments with plush carpets and plentiful storage. Community has a fitness studio and billiards room. Reserved underground parking available.
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4 Units Available
Edison
100 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$1,765
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,150
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Ideally situated in the center of downtown Long Beach. Luxury apartments and townhomes in a community boasting a rooftop pool and sky lounge with 360-degree city and ocean views. Each residence features floor-to-ceiling operable windows.
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66 Units Available
The Alamitos
101 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$2,170
659 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,235
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
1213 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Multiple Tour Options Available – Self-Guided, Virtual and Video Tours.Welcome to the Alamitos, Long Beach's newest luxury apartment community. Just minutes away from the beach and blocks away from the Arts District.
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33 Units Available
The Pacific
230 West 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,360
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,550
1251 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Distinctive lofts, studios, One- and Two-Bedroom apartment homes perfectly poised between the financial district and pine avenue. This luxury community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs.
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6 Units Available
The Linden
434 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$2,833
947 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,999
1182 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Multiple Tour Options Available – Self-Guided, Virtual and Video Tours.
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8 Units Available
Sofi at 3rd
225 W 3rd St
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
Studio
$1,657
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,847
608 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,483
951 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 10:51 PM
Prime Long Beach location close to downtown. Community features spacious 1-2 bedroom homes with private balconies and giant walk-in closets. Large swimming pool, community center and fitness center.
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1 Unit Available
111 W. Del Amo
111 W. Del Amo Boulevard
Long Beach, CA | Sutter
1 Bedroom
$1,495
600 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 06:18 PM
. $500 off on the 1st month rent (OAC). Amenities: Laundry room, Pool, Freshly painted unit with vinyl floors. Utilities: Water, Trash. Appliances: Stove. Parking: 1 assigned IT490318 - IT49MC6231
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3 Units Available
Newport Plaza
379 Newport Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Belmont Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,450
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 06:27 PM
Welcome to Newport Plaza Apartments. One bedroom one bath about 750 sq ft with balcony. Stove included plenty of cabinet space. One assigned parking spot, street parking and close to beach. Pool and BBQ's and washers and dryers on property.
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1 Unit Available
2127 Pacific Ave
2127 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA | South Wrigley
1 Bedroom
$1,300
Last updated January 20 at 12:18 AM
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12 Units Available
Avana on Pine
245 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA | Downtown Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$2,052
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,913
1001 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 06:36 PM
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Median Rent in Long Beach

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Long Beach is $1,385, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,759.
Studio
$1,178
1 Bed
$1,385
2 Beds
$1,759
3+ Beds
$2,240
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Long Beach?
In Long Beach, the median rent is $1,178 for a studio, $1,385 for a 1-bedroom, $1,759 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,240 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Long Beach, check out our monthly Long Beach Rent Report.
How much is rent in Long Beach?
In Long Beach, the median rent is $1,178 for a studio, $1,385 for a 1-bedroom, $1,759 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,240 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Long Beach, check out our monthly Long Beach Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Long Beach?
You can filter cheap apartments in Long Beach by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Long Beach?
You can filter cheap apartments in Long Beach by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Long Beach?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Long Beach apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Long Beach?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Long Beach apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Long Beach 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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach?
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 Long Beach.
How much should I pay for rent in Long Beach?
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 Long Beach.
How can I find off-campus housing in Long Beach?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Long Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Long Beach?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Long Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.

Median Rent in Long Beach

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Long Beach is $1,385, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,759.
Studio
$1,178
1 Bed
$1,385
2 Beds
$1,759
3+ Beds
$2,240

City Guide

Long Beach
"A walk in the sand on a golden beach / a gentle wind skims the ocean waves / another sunset, a southern exposure / cruising the coast, idyllic days / we call it Long Beach." (official song of Long Beach)
"A walk in the sand on a golden beach / a gentle wind skims the ocean waves / another sunset, a southern exposure / cruising the coast, idyllic days / we call it Long Beach." (official song of Long Beach)

Long Beach is a coastal city in southern California, located twenty miles south of downtown Los Angeles, and west of Anaheim. The city is home to America’s second-largest LGBTQ community and is known for being very LGBTQ-friendly, so you can count on the fact that the city has a kickin’ arts scene, great food and some awesome clothing. On the flip side, Long Beach is also located near Compton. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you, sifting through the sand to help you find that perfect Long Beach apartment.

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Aerial view of Long Beach harbor

Black Lab at Belmont Shores

Sunshine, sand and saltwater at the beach

Hip-Hop House Hunting

As we’ve already mentioned, location is very important in Long Beach. The city has five major areas that are vastly different from one another but since Long Beach has such easily accessible freeways, commuting to work isn’t that bad, no matter where you live. As a general rule of thumb, give yourself an hour to get from one end of Long Beach to the other during rush hour; your travel time should only be twenty minutes during off-peak times. Make sure that your work and apartment have designated parking areas though, because finding a street-parking spot anywhere in Long Beach can add hours to your commute, especially in the summer. Also, don’t plan on swimming much in Long Beach. The city is a major port, so the water is a bit grimy. Luckily, Long Beach is a great walking town, so walking along the beach can be a fun part of your workout, with no parking or swimming required.

Long Beach is known for being home to a lot of musicians, be they rappers like Snoop Dogg, or ska-masters like Sublime. Because of the prominent music culture of Long Beach, we’ve named the five major areas of Long Beach after Snoop Dogg and Sublime songs.

Hip-Hop House Hunting
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As we’ve already mentioned, location is very important in Long Beach. The city has five major areas that are vastly different from one another but since Long Beach has such easily accessible freeways, commuting to work isn’t that bad, no matter where you live. As a general rule of thumb, give yourself an hour to get from one end of Long Beach to the other during rush hour; your travel time should only be twenty minutes during off-peak times. Make sure that your work and apartment have designated parking areas though, because finding a street-parking spot anywhere in Long Beach can add hours to your commute, especially in the summer. Also, don’t plan on swimming much in Long Beach. The city is a major port, so the water is a bit grimy. Luckily, Long Beach is a great walking town, so walking along the beach can be a fun part of your workout, with no parking or swimming required.

Long Beach is known for being home to a lot of musicians, be they rappers like Snoop Dogg, or ska-masters like Sublime. Because of the prominent music culture of Long Beach, we’ve named the five major areas of Long Beach after Snoop Dogg and Sublime songs.

Gin and Juice: Eastside

Long Beach has two east side areas that are commonly confused, much like Tanqueray is commonly confused with good gin. Eastside is actually the central portion of the city, whereas East Long Beach is the geographic east side of the city.

The Eastside is located south of Interstate 405, between the Los Angeles River and Ximeno Ave, and includes Downtown. Though the Eastside is generally known to have some problems, certain Eastside neighborhoods are charming as long as you’re city savvy. We recommend Retro Row, a highly walkable historic area filled with vintage clothing, bookstores and antiques; historic and lovely Rose Park; and coastal Bixby Park, a unique, community-minded urban village with a great nightlife and a large LGBTQ population. As a general rule, a 1BR apartment anywhere in the Eastside will be an affordable $800, but if you’re looking to spend more you could sip your gin and juice in a 1BR high-rise apartment in Downtown for $1400, or try nearby Belmont Heights, a parrot-filled, young and highly educated area where you can rent a 1BR house for $1150. The neighborhoods in the Eastside are highly varied, but you can expect that the closer you get to downtown, the less you’ll be seeing nuclear families and the more you’ll be seeing single young people and gay couples. If you must live in the Eastside with your family, consider Bixby Knolls. This educated, diverse and cultured area (read: no Tanqueray) lies just north of the Eastside. Those Mom’s Clubs are going to cost you though: a 2BR house in Bixby Knolls will run $1300+.

Gin and Juice: Eastside
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Long Beach has two east side areas that are commonly confused, much like Tanqueray is commonly confused with good gin. Eastside is actually the central portion of the city, whereas East Long Beach is the geographic east side of the city.

The Eastside is located south of Interstate 405, between the Los Angeles River and Ximeno Ave, and includes Downtown. Though the Eastside is generally known to have some problems, certain Eastside neighborhoods are charming as long as you’re city savvy. We recommend Retro Row, a highly walkable historic area filled with vintage clothing, bookstores and antiques; historic and lovely Rose Park; and coastal Bixby Park, a unique, community-minded urban village with a great nightlife and a large LGBTQ population. As a general rule, a 1BR apartment anywhere in the Eastside will be an affordable $800, but if you’re looking to spend more you could sip your gin and juice in a 1BR high-rise apartment in Downtown for $1400, or try nearby Belmont Heights, a parrot-filled, young and highly educated area where you can rent a 1BR house for $1150. The neighborhoods in the Eastside are highly varied, but you can expect that the closer you get to downtown, the less you’ll be seeing nuclear families and the more you’ll be seeing single young people and gay couples. If you must live in the Eastside with your family, consider Bixby Knolls. This educated, diverse and cultured area (read: no Tanqueray) lies just north of the Eastside. Those Mom’s Clubs are going to cost you though: a 2BR house in Bixby Knolls will run $1300+.

What I Got: Southeast Long Beach

Southeast Long Beach is located further east than the Eastside, stretching along the coastline south of Interstate 405. This area tends to be expensive and pedestrian-friendly, but, like much of Long Beach along the coast, this area holds more young single people and gay couples than families. If bootylicious dance moves are what you got, a 1BR in the party-filled area around CSU Long Beach will be your dream for $900. If you’re more of an outdoors-y early riser, you’ll feel at home in gorgeous Belmont Shore where you can stroll to a large variety of water sports and awesome stores every single day. A 2BR house with an ocean view in Belmont Shore will show off that what you got is a lot, and will run you a cool $2000 or more. If you’ve already graduated and are looking to be surrounded by young, fun, highly educated single people, you might want to consider Alamitos Heights where a 1BR apartment will cost you $1100. If you can never be close enough to the beach, a 1BR beachside cottage in gorgeous Peninsula or Naples will cost you $1500, and if you live in Naples, you can take a gondola ride home.

What I Got: Southeast Long Beach
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Southeast Long Beach is located further east than the Eastside, stretching along the coastline south of Interstate 405. This area tends to be expensive and pedestrian-friendly, but, like much of Long Beach along the coast, this area holds more young single people and gay couples than families. If bootylicious dance moves are what you got, a 1BR in the party-filled area around CSU Long Beach will be your dream for $900. If you’re more of an outdoors-y early riser, you’ll feel at home in gorgeous Belmont Shore where you can stroll to a large variety of water sports and awesome stores every single day. A 2BR house with an ocean view in Belmont Shore will show off that what you got is a lot, and will run you a cool $2000 or more. If you’ve already graduated and are looking to be surrounded by young, fun, highly educated single people, you might want to consider Alamitos Heights where a 1BR apartment will cost you $1100. If you can never be close enough to the beach, a 1BR beachside cottage in gorgeous Peninsula or Naples will cost you $1500, and if you live in Naples, you can take a gondola ride home.

From tha Chuuurch to da Palace: East Long Beach

So you just left the church and you’re looking to grow your family in a palace? This is the place for you. East Long Beach is a mainly suburban area that fills the northeast quadrant of Long Beach (past the Eastside), and is bordered by the airport, the City of Lakewood, Interstate 605, and Interstate 405. This middle-class area tends to be very community-oriented, and the palaces here are pricey. A 3BR in this area will cost about $2000. For a palatial and gorgeous home at about the same price, we recommend the lovely Lakewood Village neighborhood.

From tha Chuuurch to da Palace: East Long Beach
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So you just left the church and you’re looking to grow your family in a palace? This is the place for you. East Long Beach is a mainly suburban area that fills the northeast quadrant of Long Beach (past the Eastside), and is bordered by the airport, the City of Lakewood, Interstate 605, and Interstate 405. This middle-class area tends to be very community-oriented, and the palaces here are pricey. A 3BR in this area will cost about $2000. For a palatial and gorgeous home at about the same price, we recommend the lovely Lakewood Village neighborhood.

Robbin’ the Hood: West Long Beach

The Westside of Long Beach is a working-class neighborhood located west of the Los Angeles River, south of Interstate 405, and north of Anaheim Street.

Robbin’ the Hood: West Long Beach
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The Westside of Long Beach is a working-class neighborhood located west of the Los Angeles River, south of Interstate 405, and north of Anaheim Street.

It’s a Jungle Out There: North Long Beach

Northtown is a working-class neighborhood in the northwest corner of Long Beach, which skims the beautiful Bixby Knolls neighborhood to the south. However, the other side of Northtown borders Lakewood (read: this area is seriously diverse). Just like the Amazon, Northtown is a difficult area to classify (is it dangerous, beautiful, or bizarre?), and the fiercely independent and insular Northtowners don’t help to answer any questions. If you’re an urban explorer and want to challenge yourself by carving out your own path, try Northtown. Rent varies just as much as the people here, but renting a 2BR house for $1000 is something you can count on.

It’s a Jungle Out There: North Long Beach
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Northtown is a working-class neighborhood in the northwest corner of Long Beach, which skims the beautiful Bixby Knolls neighborhood to the south. However, the other side of Northtown borders Lakewood (read: this area is seriously diverse). Just like the Amazon, Northtown is a difficult area to classify (is it dangerous, beautiful, or bizarre?), and the fiercely independent and insular Northtowners don’t help to answer any questions. If you’re an urban explorer and want to challenge yourself by carving out your own path, try Northtown. Rent varies just as much as the people here, but renting a 2BR house for $1000 is something you can count on.

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Long Beach
"A walk in the sand on a golden beach / a gentle wind skims the ocean waves / another sunset, a southern exposure / cruising the coast, idyllic days / we call it Long Beach." (official song of Long Beach)
"A walk in the sand on a golden beach / a gentle wind skims the ocean waves / another sunset, a southern exposure / cruising the coast, idyllic days / we call it Long Beach." (official song of Long Beach)

Long Beach is a coastal city in southern California, located twenty miles south of downtown Los Angeles, and west of Anaheim. The city is home to America’s second-largest LGBTQ community and is known for being very LGBTQ-friendly, so you can count on the fact that the city has a kickin’ arts scene, great food and some awesome clothing. On the flip side, Long Beach is also located near Compton. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you, sifting through the sand to help you find that perfect Long Beach apartment.

Having trouble with Craigslist Long Beach? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Aerial view of Long Beach harbor

Black Lab at Belmont Shores

Sunshine, sand and saltwater at the beach

Hip-Hop House Hunting

As we’ve already mentioned, location is very important in Long Beach. The city has five major areas that are vastly different from one another but since Long Beach has such easily accessible freeways, commuting to work isn’t that bad, no matter where you live. As a general rule of thumb, give yourself an hour to get from one end of Long Beach to the other during rush hour; your travel time should only be twenty minutes during off-peak times. Make sure that your work and apartment have designated parking areas though, because finding a street-parking spot anywhere in Long Beach can add hours to your commute, especially in the summer. Also, don’t plan on swimming much in Long Beach. The city is a major port, so the water is a bit grimy. Luckily, Long Beach is a great walking town, so walking along the beach can be a fun part of your workout, with no parking or swimming required.

Long Beach is known for being home to a lot of musicians, be they rappers like Snoop Dogg, or ska-masters like Sublime. Because of the prominent music culture of Long Beach, we’ve named the five major areas of Long Beach after Snoop Dogg and Sublime songs.

Hip-Hop House Hunting
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As we’ve already mentioned, location is very important in Long Beach. The city has five major areas that are vastly different from one another but since Long Beach has such easily accessible freeways, commuting to work isn’t that bad, no matter where you live. As a general rule of thumb, give yourself an hour to get from one end of Long Beach to the other during rush hour; your travel time should only be twenty minutes during off-peak times. Make sure that your work and apartment have designated parking areas though, because finding a street-parking spot anywhere in Long Beach can add hours to your commute, especially in the summer. Also, don’t plan on swimming much in Long Beach. The city is a major port, so the water is a bit grimy. Luckily, Long Beach is a great walking town, so walking along the beach can be a fun part of your workout, with no parking or swimming required.

Long Beach is known for being home to a lot of musicians, be they rappers like Snoop Dogg, or ska-masters like Sublime. Because of the prominent music culture of Long Beach, we’ve named the five major areas of Long Beach after Snoop Dogg and Sublime songs.

Gin and Juice: Eastside

Long Beach has two east side areas that are commonly confused, much like Tanqueray is commonly confused with good gin. Eastside is actually the central portion of the city, whereas East Long Beach is the geographic east side of the city.

The Eastside is located south of Interstate 405, between the Los Angeles River and Ximeno Ave, and includes Downtown. Though the Eastside is generally known to have some problems, certain Eastside neighborhoods are charming as long as you’re city savvy. We recommend Retro Row, a highly walkable historic area filled with vintage clothing, bookstores and antiques; historic and lovely Rose Park; and coastal Bixby Park, a unique, community-minded urban village with a great nightlife and a large LGBTQ population. As a general rule, a 1BR apartment anywhere in the Eastside will be an affordable $800, but if you’re looking to spend more you could sip your gin and juice in a 1BR high-rise apartment in Downtown for $1400, or try nearby Belmont Heights, a parrot-filled, young and highly educated area where you can rent a 1BR house for $1150. The neighborhoods in the Eastside are highly varied, but you can expect that the closer you get to downtown, the less you’ll be seeing nuclear families and the more you’ll be seeing single young people and gay couples. If you must live in the Eastside with your family, consider Bixby Knolls. This educated, diverse and cultured area (read: no Tanqueray) lies just north of the Eastside. Those Mom’s Clubs are going to cost you though: a 2BR house in Bixby Knolls will run $1300+.

Gin and Juice: Eastside
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Long Beach has two east side areas that are commonly confused, much like Tanqueray is commonly confused with good gin. Eastside is actually the central portion of the city, whereas East Long Beach is the geographic east side of the city.

The Eastside is located south of Interstate 405, between the Los Angeles River and Ximeno Ave, and includes Downtown. Though the Eastside is generally known to have some problems, certain Eastside neighborhoods are charming as long as you’re city savvy. We recommend Retro Row, a highly walkable historic area filled with vintage clothing, bookstores and antiques; historic and lovely Rose Park; and coastal Bixby Park, a unique, community-minded urban village with a great nightlife and a large LGBTQ population. As a general rule, a 1BR apartment anywhere in the Eastside will be an affordable $800, but if you’re looking to spend more you could sip your gin and juice in a 1BR high-rise apartment in Downtown for $1400, or try nearby Belmont Heights, a parrot-filled, young and highly educated area where you can rent a 1BR house for $1150. The neighborhoods in the Eastside are highly varied, but you can expect that the closer you get to downtown, the less you’ll be seeing nuclear families and the more you’ll be seeing single young people and gay couples. If you must live in the Eastside with your family, consider Bixby Knolls. This educated, diverse and cultured area (read: no Tanqueray) lies just north of the Eastside. Those Mom’s Clubs are going to cost you though: a 2BR house in Bixby Knolls will run $1300+.

What I Got: Southeast Long Beach

Southeast Long Beach is located further east than the Eastside, stretching along the coastline south of Interstate 405. This area tends to be expensive and pedestrian-friendly, but, like much of Long Beach along the coast, this area holds more young single people and gay couples than families. If bootylicious dance moves are what you got, a 1BR in the party-filled area around CSU Long Beach will be your dream for $900. If you’re more of an outdoors-y early riser, you’ll feel at home in gorgeous Belmont Shore where you can stroll to a large variety of water sports and awesome stores every single day. A 2BR house with an ocean view in Belmont Shore will show off that what you got is a lot, and will run you a cool $2000 or more. If you’ve already graduated and are looking to be surrounded by young, fun, highly educated single people, you might want to consider Alamitos Heights where a 1BR apartment will cost you $1100. If you can never be close enough to the beach, a 1BR beachside cottage in gorgeous Peninsula or Naples will cost you $1500, and if you live in Naples, you can take a gondola ride home.

What I Got: Southeast Long Beach
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Southeast Long Beach is located further east than the Eastside, stretching along the coastline south of Interstate 405. This area tends to be expensive and pedestrian-friendly, but, like much of Long Beach along the coast, this area holds more young single people and gay couples than families. If bootylicious dance moves are what you got, a 1BR in the party-filled area around CSU Long Beach will be your dream for $900. If you’re more of an outdoors-y early riser, you’ll feel at home in gorgeous Belmont Shore where you can stroll to a large variety of water sports and awesome stores every single day. A 2BR house with an ocean view in Belmont Shore will show off that what you got is a lot, and will run you a cool $2000 or more. If you’ve already graduated and are looking to be surrounded by young, fun, highly educated single people, you might want to consider Alamitos Heights where a 1BR apartment will cost you $1100. If you can never be close enough to the beach, a 1BR beachside cottage in gorgeous Peninsula or Naples will cost you $1500, and if you live in Naples, you can take a gondola ride home.

From tha Chuuurch to da Palace: East Long Beach

So you just left the church and you’re looking to grow your family in a palace? This is the place for you. East Long Beach is a mainly suburban area that fills the northeast quadrant of Long Beach (past the Eastside), and is bordered by the airport, the City of Lakewood, Interstate 605, and Interstate 405. This middle-class area tends to be very community-oriented, and the palaces here are pricey. A 3BR in this area will cost about $2000. For a palatial and gorgeous home at about the same price, we recommend the lovely Lakewood Village neighborhood.

From tha Chuuurch to da Palace: East Long Beach
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So you just left the church and you’re looking to grow your family in a palace? This is the place for you. East Long Beach is a mainly suburban area that fills the northeast quadrant of Long Beach (past the Eastside), and is bordered by the airport, the City of Lakewood, Interstate 605, and Interstate 405. This middle-class area tends to be very community-oriented, and the palaces here are pricey. A 3BR in this area will cost about $2000. For a palatial and gorgeous home at about the same price, we recommend the lovely Lakewood Village neighborhood.

Robbin’ the Hood: West Long Beach

The Westside of Long Beach is a working-class neighborhood located west of the Los Angeles River, south of Interstate 405, and north of Anaheim Street.

Robbin’ the Hood: West Long Beach
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The Westside of Long Beach is a working-class neighborhood located west of the Los Angeles River, south of Interstate 405, and north of Anaheim Street.

It’s a Jungle Out There: North Long Beach

Northtown is a working-class neighborhood in the northwest corner of Long Beach, which skims the beautiful Bixby Knolls neighborhood to the south. However, the other side of Northtown borders Lakewood (read: this area is seriously diverse). Just like the Amazon, Northtown is a difficult area to classify (is it dangerous, beautiful, or bizarre?), and the fiercely independent and insular Northtowners don’t help to answer any questions. If you’re an urban explorer and want to challenge yourself by carving out your own path, try Northtown. Rent varies just as much as the people here, but renting a 2BR house for $1000 is something you can count on.

It’s a Jungle Out There: North Long Beach
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Northtown is a working-class neighborhood in the northwest corner of Long Beach, which skims the beautiful Bixby Knolls neighborhood to the south. However, the other side of Northtown borders Lakewood (read: this area is seriously diverse). Just like the Amazon, Northtown is a difficult area to classify (is it dangerous, beautiful, or bizarre?), and the fiercely independent and insular Northtowners don’t help to answer any questions. If you’re an urban explorer and want to challenge yourself by carving out your own path, try Northtown. Rent varies just as much as the people here, but renting a 2BR house for $1000 is something you can count on.

Rent Report
Long Beach

January 2021 Long Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Long Beach Rent Report. Long Beach rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Long Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Long Beach rents decline sharply over the past month

Long Beach rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, and are down moderately by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Long Beach stand at $1,385 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,760 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Long Beach's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Long Beach over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Irvine has the most expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,761; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.8% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
    • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.

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

    As rents have fallen moderately in Long Beach, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Long Beach is less affordable for renters.

    • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in San Diego.
    • Long Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $1,760 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.7% decline in Long Beach.
    • While rents in Long Beach fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 4.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Long Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,068, where Long Beach is more than one-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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,520
    $1,990
    -0.4%
    -8.1%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,760
    -1.1%
    -0.7%
    Anaheim
    $1,520
    $1,950
    -0.4%
    1.6%
    Santa Ana
    $1,440
    $1,860
    -0.3%
    -1.6%
    Irvine
    $2,230
    $2,760
    0.8%
    -3.2%
    Glendale
    $1,310
    $1,810
    0.2%
    -6.9%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,070
    -0.3%
    -0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $1,930
    $2,410
    0.1%
    3.8%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,130
    0.7%
    -5.2%
    Orange
    $1,700
    $2,050
    0
    1.3%
    Fullerton
    $1,630
    $2,030
    0.3%
    1.2%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,870
    $2,150
    0.2%
    0
    West Covina
    $1,750
    $2,330
    0.5%
    4.6%
    Burbank
    $1,570
    $2,210
    0.4%
    -9.9%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,040
    $2,510
    -0.3%
    0.7%
    Santa Monica
    $1,830
    $2,300
    -1%
    -14.4%
    Newport Beach
    $2,230
    $2,800
    -0.4%
    2.7%
    Lake Forest
    $2,090
    $2,440
    -0.2%
    0.9%
    San Clemente
    $1,750
    $2,360
    0.6%
    1.4%
    Laguna Niguel
    $2,100
    $2,640
    0.5%
    3.5%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,080
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    1.8%
    Aliso Viejo
    $2,090
    $2,620
    0.2%
    1.3%
    West Hollywood
    $1,840
    $2,370
    0.7%
    -5%
    Calabasas
    $2,520
    $3,120
    0.5%
    1%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    January 2021 Long Beach Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Long Beach Rent Report. Long Beach rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Long Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    January 2021 Long Beach Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Long Beach Rent Report. Long Beach rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Long Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Long Beach rents decline sharply over the past month

    Long Beach rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, and are down moderately by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Long Beach stand at $1,385 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,760 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Long Beach's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Long Beach over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Irvine has the most expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,761; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.8% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
      • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.

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

      As rents have fallen moderately in Long Beach, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Long Beach is less affordable for renters.

      • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in San Diego.
      • Long Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $1,760 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.7% decline in Long Beach.
      • While rents in Long Beach fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 4.2%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Long Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,068, where Long Beach is more than one-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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,520
      $1,990
      -0.4%
      -8.1%
      Long Beach
      $1,390
      $1,760
      -1.1%
      -0.7%
      Anaheim
      $1,520
      $1,950
      -0.4%
      1.6%
      Santa Ana
      $1,440
      $1,860
      -0.3%
      -1.6%
      Irvine
      $2,230
      $2,760
      0.8%
      -3.2%
      Glendale
      $1,310
      $1,810
      0.2%
      -6.9%
      Huntington Beach
      $1,850
      $2,070
      -0.3%
      -0.1%
      Santa Clarita
      $1,930
      $2,410
      0.1%
      3.8%
      Pasadena
      $1,610
      $2,130
      0.7%
      -5.2%
      Orange
      $1,700
      $2,050
      0
      1.3%
      Fullerton
      $1,630
      $2,030
      0.3%
      1.2%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,870
      $2,150
      0.2%
      0
      West Covina
      $1,750
      $2,330
      0.5%
      4.6%
      Burbank
      $1,570
      $2,210
      0.4%
      -9.9%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,040
      $2,510
      -0.3%
      0.7%
      Santa Monica
      $1,830
      $2,300
      -1%
      -14.4%
      Newport Beach
      $2,230
      $2,800
      -0.4%
      2.7%
      Lake Forest
      $2,090
      $2,440
      -0.2%
      0.9%
      San Clemente
      $1,750
      $2,360
      0.6%
      1.4%
      Laguna Niguel
      $2,100
      $2,640
      0.5%
      3.5%
      Rancho Santa Margarita
      $2,080
      $2,590
      -0.1%
      1.8%
      Aliso Viejo
      $2,090
      $2,620
      0.2%
      1.3%
      West Hollywood
      $1,840
      $2,370
      0.7%
      -5%
      Calabasas
      $2,520
      $3,120
      0.5%
      1%
      See More

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.

      Long Beach Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Long Beach ranks on:

      C+
      Overall satisfaction
      C
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C+
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      C
      Social Life
      A-
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      C
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      D
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Long Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Long Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Long Beach, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Long Beach include the following:

      • Long Beach renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Long Beach were public transit (A) and weather (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Long Beach renters are jobs and career opportunities and pet-friendliness, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
      • Long Beach earned similar scores to Los Angeles (C+) and San Jose (C), but earned lower marks than San Diego (A-) and San Francisco (B+).
      • Long Beach did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Denver, CO (B+) and Seattle, WA (B+)

      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Love the diversity and the culture, but the area where we live is too busy to be walkable and isn’t great for kids." – Monisha
      • "Love that the beach is just a short hop away, and all the events going on throughout the year are great. What I don’t love is the expensive increase in rent prices." – Victor S.
      • "Pros: everything is close, like grocery stores, restaurants, the beach and the Pike. But the street parking is the downside. It’s hard to find a place to park." – Liselle
      • "Love the slower pace than LA. Friendly atmosphere and gorgeous neighborhoods. Most places are gay-friendly. Hate the cost of living, especially the high rent." – Tammie J.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Long Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Long Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

      View full Long Beach Renter Survey

      Here’s how Long Beach ranks on:

      C+
      Overall satisfaction
      C
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C+
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      C
      Social Life
      A-
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      C
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      D
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Long Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Long Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Long Beach, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Long Beach include the following:

      • Long Beach renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Long Beach were public transit (A) and weather (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Long Beach renters are jobs and career opportunities and pet-friendliness, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
      • Long Beach earned similar scores to Los Angeles (C+) and San Jose (C), but earned lower marks than San Diego (A-) and San Francisco (B+).
      • Long Beach did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Denver, CO (B+) and Seattle, WA (B+)

      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Love the diversity and the culture, but the area where we live is too busy to be walkable and isn’t great for kids." – Monisha
      • "Love that the beach is just a short hop away, and all the events going on throughout the year are great. What I don’t love is the expensive increase in rent prices." – Victor S.
      • "Pros: everything is close, like grocery stores, restaurants, the beach and the Pike. But the street parking is the downside. It’s hard to find a place to park." – Liselle
      • "Love the slower pace than LA. Friendly atmosphere and gorgeous neighborhoods. Most places are gay-friendly. Hate the cost of living, especially the high rent." – Tammie J.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.