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Last updated August 16 at 7:59PM
1595 Rose Villa Street
Marceline
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 15 at 4:38AM
4 Bedrooms
$6,500
462 Minoa Avenue
Michilinda Park
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:43AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
555 Ridgewood Lane - 555
Prospect Park
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 1 at 10:40AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
238 S Arroyo
Lower Arroyo
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:43AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
480 Castano Ave
Daisy-Villa
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 15 at 9:50AM
2 Bedrooms
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3848 Skycrest Drive
Hastings Ranch
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:18AM
4 Bedrooms
$5,500
49 N Parkwood Ave Apt 6 Apt 6
Lamanda Park
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 14 at 11:57AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
335 S Sierra Madre Boulevard
San Marino
Pasadena, CA
Updated August 15 at 6:14AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
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City Guide
Pasadena
“Come on Pasadena, do the locomotion …”

Many attractions are within walking distance, and public transportation (Metrolink or the city bus) is available.

Neighborhoods

South Pasadena Anchored by Colorado Boulevard (think of a Bleaker-Beale Street hybrid with a touch of Hollywood Blvd. and a hint of 5th Avenue), South Pasadena boasts the bulk of the city’s entertainment, shopping, and dining options. South Pasadena is the city’s cultural and economic hub and one of SoCal’s most coveted living areas. Studio units in South Pasadena are likely to cost you $1300 or more. Factor in utilities – including air conditioning that you might feel compelled to run nearly year-round – and you’re looking at $1500 minimum for even the most modest living quarters

Plenty of more modestly priced lodgings are available in the city’s northern and eastern districts. If you want to stay close to Pasadena’s southern-based epicenter, you might want to check out the variety of apartments, condos, and homes for rent just north of Highway 210. They are also much more affordable, and renters can often find up-to-date, quality lodgings for $1200 or so.

On the east side, closer to Temple City, apartments and rental homes often pop up for $1200-$1400. Not only are these tree-lined neighborhoods visually appealing but they are often priced to move quickly (sometimes as low as a grand.)

Words to the SoCal Wise

Here a few tricks of the trade that will help you find the perfect place to call home in Pasadena:

Remember that in Pasadena you’re paying not so much for amenities as you are location, location, and more location. So if living in the heart of the city is less important to you than living near the heart of the city, you may want to consider the eastern and northern neighborhoods.

Sometimes crazy-sweet apartment deals do pop up (yes, even in South Pasadena) when landlords need to fill a unit quickly. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to submit an application, because they won’t be available for long.

We get the feeling that once you get to know Pasadena, you’ll feel the same way.

Hope this helps, and welcome to the City of Roses!

Rent Report
Pasadena

August 2017 Pasadena Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Pasadena Rent Report. Pasadena rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Pasadena rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Pasadena rents increased slightly over the past month

Pasadena rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pasadena stand at $1,590 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,040 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Pasadena's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.2%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Pasadena, but across the entire metro. Prices rose year-over-year in all of the 10 largest Los Angeles area cities that we have data for. Rents also increased in other areas of the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Pomona has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,470; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.0%.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,350, while one-bedrooms go for $1,830.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Fremont is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the Los Angeles metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,570; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, San Francisco, where a two-bedroom goes for $3,060, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.0%).
  • Sacramento, Chula Vista, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.9%, 6.6%, and 6.1%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pasadena

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

  • Pasadena's median two-bedroom rent of $2,040 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Pasadena remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including Houston (-2.6%), Miami (-0.8%), DC (-0.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $990, $1,350, and $1,550 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pasadena than most large cities. Comparably, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $990, where Pasadena is more than twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Los Angeles $1,340 $1,730 0.5% 4.8%
Long Beach $1,340 $1,720 0.2% 3.5%
Anaheim $1,590 $2,050 -0.1% 4.9%
Santa Ana $1,420 $1,830 -0.2% 6.2%
Irvine $2,050 $2,630 0.7% 4.0%
Glendale $1,370 $1,760 0.1% 1.8%
Huntington Beach $1,830 $2,350 -0.6% 2.1%
Santa Clarita $1,920 $2,470 0.2% 5.9%
Pomona $1,150 $1,470 0.5% 10.0%
Pasadena $1,590 $2,040 0.2% 0.3%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

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

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

Methodology:

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

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

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

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

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

Pasadena Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Pasadena ranks on:
A+ Overall satisfaction
B+ Safety and crime rate
B+ Jobs and career opportunities
B Recreational activities
C- Affordability
B Quality of schools
A Weather
B Commute time
B State and local taxes
B+ Public transit
B- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Pasadena from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Pasadena renters expressed great satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave most categories average or above-average scores.”

Key findings in Pasadena include the following:

  • Pasadena renters give their city an A+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Pasadena was the weather, which received an A score.
  • Other well-rated categories were safety (B+), access to public transit (B+), and local job and career opportunities (B+).
  • Renters in Pasadena gave average scores to the quality of local schools (B).
  • One area of concern for Pasadena renters was affordability/cost of living, which received a C-.
  • Pasadena ranks high for renter satisfaction, as do nearby cities like Burbank (A+) and Glendale (A+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.