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270 Apartments for rent in Paramount, CA

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Last updated April 25 at 1:54pm UTC
15311 Gundry Ave Unit #24
Paramount, CA
Updated April 24 at 9:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
16710 Orange Ave. #P75
Paramount, CA
Updated April 17 at 5:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
6941 White Ave.
Freeway Circle
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 24 at 9:56am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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6642 Orange Ave #113
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 18 at 10:55am UTC
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9502 Nichols St.
Bellflower, CA
Updated April 18 at 4:07am UTC
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3256 Marber Avenue
South of Conant
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 25 at 1:54pm UTC
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Old Lakewood City
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:03am UTC
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3349 Walnut Ave.
Signal Hill
Signal Hill, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:03am UTC
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810 W 137th St
Compton, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:00am UTC
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5238 Minturn Ave
Lakewood Mutual
Lakewood, CA
Updated April 25 at 9:58am UTC
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6108 Silva Street
Lakewood Park
Lakewood, CA
Updated April 25 at 2:54am UTC
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3328 Fanwood Avenue
South of Conant
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 24 at 10:34am UTC
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17002 Cottage Lane
Bellflower, CA
Updated April 24 at 2:20am UTC
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3645 Woodruff Ave.
South of Conant
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 23 at 11:34am UTC
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12633 Woods Avenue
Norwalk-La Mirada
Norwalk, CA
Updated April 23 at 12:48am UTC
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6802 San Rafael St
Paramount, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:10am UTC
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6802 San Rafael St
Paramount, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:10am UTC
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7120 Olive Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 18 at 11:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
9525 Jefferson St.
Bellflower, CA
Updated April 18 at 11:02am UTC
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5738 Blackthorne Avenue
Lakewood Park
Lakewood, CA
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City Guide
Moving to Paramount

Want to move to Paramount? More than half of the homes there are rental homesso if youre looking for an apartment or house to rent, youre in luck! Rent here is affordable, especially for the area, so if youre on a tight budget, Paramount might be the right choice for you. Want to rent an apartment? You should prepare all the documents you need, because when you find somewhere you like, youll want to move fastso that you dont miss out on your dream home to someone who could apply more quickly than you. First of all, bring copies of IDs to give to your potential landlord. Next, gather financial documentslike your tax returns, bank statements, and proof of income or employment from your employer. You might also want to bring letters of reference from your former landlord to prove that you are a good tenant. If you are moving, youll also want to save up a good deal of money, unless you're planning to rob a bank. Most landlords will require you to put down two months rent up front for a security deposit, and you might also be required to pay a brokers fee if you use a real estate broker to help you find your new place. Alsodont forget the cost of moving. Hiring real movers can be expensive but it will pay in the long run. Someone who knows how to pack and move stuff without breaking it will save you from having to replace a lot of your stuff after the move.

Neighborhoods in Paramount

Downtown:Downtown Paramount is the center of the everything in the small suburb. Its where most of the commercial and retail properties are, as well restaurants and nightlife. Its an area of youngsters and a lot of apartment rentals and affordable housing options. $$

North of Somerset:This is a nicer suburban area in Paramount, with small houses and lots of families. Pick here if you want something quieter and more peaceful, but youll want a car to get to anything exciting or useful.$$$$

South of Somerset:The neighborhood south of Somerset is a low-income area, but it offers houses for rental or purchase for young families and working class families. Its also pretty far from anything exciting, so if youll want to go shopping, out to eat or experience entertainment, get yourself a pair of wheels. $

Living in Paramount

Paramount is a place you live in LA if you need to live somewhere affordable that still gives you access to all the best amenities that LA has to offer. If you live in Paramount, pretty much everyone agrees that you need a car. With a car, you can get into and out of all the areas of the city, as well as run all the errands you need to in town. Lots of huge roads pass through Paramount, making it convenient to get around. The Century Freeway, Interstate 105 runs east to west through the town, and the Long Beach Freeway, Interstate 710, runs north to south. If you dont have your own car in Paramount, youre not stranded, even if it might feel that way. There are buses that run through Paramoutn and into Los Angelesthey are run by the Los Angeles Country MTA and Long Beach Transit.

Paramount has a reputation for being a town for families. Therefore, there are lots of schools in town, and the school operates a school district with 16 public schools and 3 preschools. Paramount has put a lot of money and energy into improving its school system, and recently, it has begun to win awards for its improvements. There are about 10 high schools in the city, as well as a private Catholic school, Our Lady of the Rosary.

Paramounts biggest claim to fame is still the creation of the Zamboni ice resurfacerand the legacy of sports and an active lifestyle remains strong and present in Paramount. There are lots of parks in town, offering facilities for families to spend time outside, play sports, and be active. Paramount Park has playgrounds, handball courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a gym, picnic facilities and more. Spane Park is a beautiful outdoor park that has a preschool on its ground; there is a playground there, basketball court, baseball diamond, picnic area and outdoor amphitheater there. It also has a fishing pond and is one of the quaintest outdoor areas to laze about in the sun. There is a skate park in Paramount, too, where people into extreme sports can skate and watch skaters.

If youre into arts more than sports, Paramounts a great place for you too. First off, youre right next to Los Angeles, where you can see world-class symphonies, attend movie premieres, go to some of the worlds best art museums, and see the regions best theater. Perfect, right? But there's more: in Paramount proper there are also lots of great opportunities for art. The city is home to an outdoor art museum. Throughout the entire town, artists have placed a bunch of impressive outdoor sculptures. The sculptures vary in style and genre, but they give the entire city the feel and aesthetic of being an art museum and a place focused on design and the visual arts. There are movie theaters in Paramount so you can take in all of the best Hollywood movies being made nearby.

If you like to eat and you live in Paramount, you better like spicy food, since some of the towns best restaurants are Thai. Thai Curry is one of the local favorites, and Thai Smile is another. Residents also rave about the noodles at Treasure Pot Thai, which is a family-owned, authentic place that makes homemade tasting food. If you like Mexican food, Paramount is home to Mariscos El Perihuete, which specializes in Seafood dishes. Picoso! Mexican grill is also a local favorite; its a take on one of the international chain restaurants. Casa Gamino is another Mexican place that residents love; for there for a real take on Mexican food not the Tex Mex stuff served at chain places.

If you want exciting nightlife, its better to go to LA. But if you want a fun night out at a bar, you'll manage in Paramount. Sports Lounge is a local bar where people like to go and watch their favorite teams compete. They serve cold beers there and cheap well drinks. For a more lounge-like experience, Torino Lounge is a great place to hang out. You can get cocktails, well drinks and beers there; there is music and dancing, as well as delicious small plates. If you like to play pool, go to Shotz Sports Lounge. Its a pool hall where you can compete with your friends and also kick back and relax with a drink. What more can you ask for?

Rent Report

April 2018 Paramount Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Paramount Rent Report. Paramount rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Paramount rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Paramount rents declined marginally over the past month

Paramount rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Paramount stand at $1,440 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,840 for a two-bedroom. Paramount's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.9%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Paramount, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Irvine has seen rents fall by 0.3% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Los Angeles metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,680.
  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
  • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,740; rents were up 3.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Paramount

As rents have increased moderately in Paramount, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Paramount is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in San Jose, 2.8% in San Diego, and 1.4% in San Francisco.
  • Paramount's median two-bedroom rent of $1,840 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 3.7% increase in Paramount.
  • While Paramount's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Houston (+2.8%), and Boston (+2.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Paramount than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Paramount 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. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Los Angeles $1,350 $1,740 0.3% 3.1%
Long Beach $1,370 $1,770 0.3% 3.1%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 0.5% 6.0%
Santa Ana $1,460 $1,870 0.3% 4.3%
Irvine $2,090 $2,680 -0.3% 4.1%
Glendale $1,370 $1,760 -0.3% -1.4%
Huntington Beach $1,870 $2,400 0.8% 1.7%
Santa Clarita $1,960 $2,520 1.1% 6.3%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 0.2% 8.5%
Lancaster $1,350 $1,740 0.2% 7.0%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.