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125 Apartments for rent in Pasadena, CA

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Residences at Westgate
168 West Green Street
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,184
596 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,362
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,252
1372 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 02:45 AM
A modern, spacious community with a stunning, resort-like pool, underground parking and a fitness center. Dog stations provided. In the center of Pasadena. Vaulted ceilings and mountain views in each home.
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8 Units Available
Acappella Pasadena
145 Chestnut St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,015
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,864
1041 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 02:45 AM
Close to I-210 and Memorial Park. Comfortable apartments with carpet, bathtub and hardwood flooring. Game room, garage, pool table and courtyard all available to guests. Recently renovated throughout.
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30 Units Available
Westgate
231 S De Lacey Ave - Suite A
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,817
666 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,079
841 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,704
1233 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 02:45 AM
Modern design and amenities, including in-unit laundry, walk-in closets and private balconies or patios. Close to major freeways. Loft and townhome options. Shared pool, hot tub, outdoor areas and fitness center.
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14 Units Available
Avila
75 W Walnut
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,179
601 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,957
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,884
1192 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:34 AM
Nestled against the mountains of sunny Pasadena, Avila is moments away from bustling shops, lively cafes, eclectic art galleries and lush parks.
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8 Units Available
The Hudson Apartments, a Greystar Elan Community
678 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,242
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,222
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,540
1088 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:11 AM
Located in the Playhouse District and close to Colorado Blvd. Luxury homes feature laundry facilities, walk-in closets and a modern kitchen with appliances. Swimming pool, carport and maintenance available to residents.
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2 Units Available
The Encore
712 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,395
1388 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:01 AM
Located minutes from shops, restaurants, and entertainment on Walnut Street. Units include laundry, patio or balcony, and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community has 24-hour maintenance, alarm system, courtyard, elevator, and more.
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1 Unit Available
296 N Oakland
296 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,197
987 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
296 N Oakland Ave is a 25-unit fully renovated beautiful community located in the highly desirable City of Pasadena, CA.
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28 Units Available
Theo
289 North El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,715
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,360
1175 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for self-guided tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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16 Units Available
City Place
801 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,110
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,865
1033 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Minutes from I-210. Upscale, modern design with open floor plan. Pet-friendly. On-site amenities such as conference room, pool and media room. Smoke-free and green community. In-unit laundry, fireplaces, hardwood floors and granite countertops.
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23 Units Available
Bell Pasadena
3330 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
Studio
$1,951
602 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,050
845 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,303
1271 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Less than a block from the 210 freeway with luxury conveniences at home: pool, gym, clubhouse, and more. Stainless steel appliance packages, in-unit laundry, and refreshing bathtubs make living easy.
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18 Units Available
Trio
44 N Madison Ave
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,984
794 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,118
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,497
1227 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Short walk to Old Town or Lake Avenue. On-site amenities include a pool, clubhouse, 24-hour gym and grill area. Pet-friendly property. Walk-in closets and hardwood floors available.
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6 Units Available
San Pasqual
975 San Pasqual St
Pasadena, CA | South Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,969
914 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,460
1183 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
We offer spacious one and two bedroom floor plans here at San Pasqual Apartments in Pasadena, CA featuring private patios or balconies, refrigerators, electric range, dishwasher, microwave, large closets and ceiling fans in select homes.
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3 Units Available
Orange Grove Circle Apartments
435 Orange Grove Cir
Pasadena, CA | Lower Arroyo
2 Bedrooms
$4,385
1435 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,460
1950 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Near the farmer's market and the Metro yellow line. This modern community features hardwood flooring, spacious floor plans and gourmet kitchens. On-site pool, sundeck and grill area.
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21 Units Available
Terraces at Paseo Colorado
375 E Green St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,800
489 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,875
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
1322 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Pet-friendly apartments located a stone's throw away from Paseo Colorado Shopping Village. Spacious floor plans with hardwood flooring, walk-in closets, high ceilings. Community amenities include hobby rooms, a business center, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
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5 Units Available
Franklin House Apartments
250 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$1,695
486 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,995
1951 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Franklin House Apartments feature apartment home living in the heart of Pasadena.
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3 Units Available
Oak Knoll
267 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$1,595
473 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Oak Knoll Apartments offers a unique building design that offers a more open-space environment. Located in the heart of Pasadena, our community features a manicured landscape, private swimming pool, spa, and relaxing barbeque area.
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3 Units Available
Madison Court
530 South Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
953 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Madison Court Apartments is located blocks from Old Town Pasadena, where you can enjoy theatres, restaurants and shopping.
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2 Units Available
Monarch Terrace
171 North Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,122
945 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Welcome home to Monarch Terrace Apartments, in beautiful Pasadena. These Pasadena Apartments are located just off the Metro Gold Line between Allen and Lake Stations, and the 134 and 210 freeways with connections to the 2 and the 110.
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5 Units Available
Oakland Summit
650 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA | The Oaks
Studio
$1,450
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Oakland Summit Apartments is located on a tree-lined, residential street near the heart of Pasadena. This gated community is located north of interstate 210 in Pasadena, and features mostly studio apartments.
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4 Units Available
Brookmore Apartments
189 N Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,699
458 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,000
571 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
We offer a stylish community that combines nostalgic character with newly renovated modern convenience. Brookmore Apartments were originally built in the 1920s but were completely renovated in 2013.
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2 Units Available
Huntington at Pasadena
890 S. Rosemead Boulevard
Pasadena, CA | Michilinda Park
1 Bedroom
$1,755
571 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Enjoy your own personal oasis at The Huntington at Pasadena apartment homes. Nestled in the foothills of Pasadena, our community combines traditional style with modern luxuries.
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1 Unit Available
The Foothills at Eaton Canyon
2211 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA | PresidentStreets
1 Bedroom
$1,800
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena, is the charming Foothills at Eaton Canyon community. Here, traditional and style meet with modern conveniences and distinguished interior amenities.
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3 Units Available
Arpeggio Pasadena
325 Cordova St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,160
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,646
1066 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Arpeggio Apartments in Pasadena, CA sets the standard for luxury living. We offer spacious one and two-bedroom floor plans making it easy to find the apartment perfect for your lifestyle.
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8 Units Available
La Villa Lake - 55 and Better
1070 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Studio
$1,479
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,625
559 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:12 AM
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The median rent in Pasadena is $1,424 for a studio, $1,609 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,138 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Pasadena?
In Pasadena, the median rent is $1,424 for a studio, $1,609 for a 1-bedroom, $2,138 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,635 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Pasadena, check out our monthly Pasadena Rent Report.
How much is rent in Pasadena?
In Pasadena, the median rent is $1,424 for a studio, $1,609 for a 1-bedroom, $2,138 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,635 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Pasadena, check out our monthly Pasadena Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Pasadena?
You can filter cheap apartments in Pasadena by price: under $1,600, under $1,400, under $1,300, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Pasadena?
You can filter cheap apartments in Pasadena by price: under $1,600, under $1,400, under $1,300, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Pasadena?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Pasadena apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Pasadena?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Pasadena apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena?
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 Pasadena.
How much should I pay for rent in Pasadena?
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 Pasadena.
How can I find off-campus housing in Pasadena?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Pasadena. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and California State University-Fullerton.
How can I find off-campus housing in Pasadena?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Pasadena. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and California State University-Fullerton.

Median Rent in Pasadena

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Pasadena is $1,609, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,138.
Studio
$1,424
1 Bed
$1,609
2 Beds
$2,138
3+ Beds
$2,635

City Guide

Pasadena
Well, well, look at you. You’ve packed your SPF 3000 and year-round summer clothes and you’ve decided to join the ranks of the California-cool in Pasadena. We’ve got to admit, we’re a bit envious. One of greater Los Angeles’s most eclectic and aesthetic areas, Pasadena is a primo living locale for Southern Californians lucky enough to call the “City of Roses” home. Ready to take the plunge and score yourself the perfect Pasadena pad? Then read on because we’ve got you covered …
Well, well, look at you. You’ve packed your SPF 3000 and year-round summer clothes and you’ve decided to join the ranks of the California-cool in Pasadena. We’ve got to admit, we’re a bit envious. One of greater Los Angeles’s most eclectic and aesthetic areas, Pasadena is a primo living locale for Southern Californians lucky enough to call the “City of Roses” home. Ready to take the plunge and score yourself the perfect Pasadena pad? Then read on because we’ve got you covered …

Each New Year’s Day, millions of viewers whose own cities resemble glorified ice skating rinks tune in to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade in perpetually sunny Pasadena. Why, you ask, do they torture themselves like this? We’re not sure, but our best guess is that it reminds them that, at least somewhere in the world, the flowers are always in bloom and loud, tropical shirts never go out of fashion (So why not retire that snow shovel once and for all and join the eternally sun-tanned in the much, much, much greener pastures of Pasadena?).

The city also hosts the annual Rose Bowl football game, and has hosted five Super Bowls. Because of the city’s idyllic weather conditions, parades (the offbeat Doo Dah Parade each spring is arguably more entertaining than its New Year’s Day counterpart), and proximity to L.A., something big is almost always going on somewhere in the city.

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“Come on Pasadena, do the locomotion …”

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

“Come on Pasadena, do the locomotion …”
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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.)

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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!

Words to the SoCal Wise
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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!

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City Guide

Pasadena
Well, well, look at you. You’ve packed your SPF 3000 and year-round summer clothes and you’ve decided to join the ranks of the California-cool in Pasadena. We’ve got to admit, we’re a bit envious. One of greater Los Angeles’s most eclectic and aesthetic areas, Pasadena is a primo living locale for Southern Californians lucky enough to call the “City of Roses” home. Ready to take the plunge and score yourself the perfect Pasadena pad? Then read on because we’ve got you covered …
Well, well, look at you. You’ve packed your SPF 3000 and year-round summer clothes and you’ve decided to join the ranks of the California-cool in Pasadena. We’ve got to admit, we’re a bit envious. One of greater Los Angeles’s most eclectic and aesthetic areas, Pasadena is a primo living locale for Southern Californians lucky enough to call the “City of Roses” home. Ready to take the plunge and score yourself the perfect Pasadena pad? Then read on because we’ve got you covered …

Each New Year’s Day, millions of viewers whose own cities resemble glorified ice skating rinks tune in to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade in perpetually sunny Pasadena. Why, you ask, do they torture themselves like this? We’re not sure, but our best guess is that it reminds them that, at least somewhere in the world, the flowers are always in bloom and loud, tropical shirts never go out of fashion (So why not retire that snow shovel once and for all and join the eternally sun-tanned in the much, much, much greener pastures of Pasadena?).

The city also hosts the annual Rose Bowl football game, and has hosted five Super Bowls. Because of the city’s idyllic weather conditions, parades (the offbeat Doo Dah Parade each spring is arguably more entertaining than its New Year’s Day counterpart), and proximity to L.A., something big is almost always going on somewhere in the city.

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

“Come on Pasadena, do the locomotion …”

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

“Come on Pasadena, do the locomotion …”
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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.)

Neighborhoods
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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!

Words to the SoCal Wise
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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

October 2020 Pasadena Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Pasadena Rent Report. Pasadena rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

Pasadena rents have declined 1.8% over the past month, and are down sharply by 7.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pasadena stand at $1,609 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,138 for a two-bedroom. Pasadena's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -4.6%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Pasadena over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data, 8 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Pasadena has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 7.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,138, while one-bedrooms go for $1,609.
    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,396, while one-bedrooms go for $1,917.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,711; rents increased 0.1% over the past month but fell 5.1% over the past year.
    • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,787; rents grew 0.9% over the past month but fell 0.8% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pasadena

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

    • With cities across the state seeing varying rent trends, California as a whole has logged -4.6% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 1.4% in San Diego.
    • Pasadena's median two-bedroom rent of $2,138 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 7.7% decline in Pasadena.
    • While rents in Pasadena fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.4%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pasadena than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,083, where Pasadena is nearly 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,540
    $2,030
    -1.1%
    -7.4%
    Long Beach
    $1,410
    $1,790
    0.9%
    -0.8%
    Anaheim
    $1,520
    $1,950
    0.9%
    0.6%
    Santa Ana
    $1,430
    $1,840
    0.7%
    -1.1%
    Irvine
    $2,190
    $2,710
    0.1%
    -5.1%
    Glendale
    $1,310
    $1,820
    -0.6%
    -7.3%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,070
    0.6%
    -0.4%
    Santa Clarita
    $1,920
    $2,400
    1.2%
    1.7%
    Torrance
    $1,740
    $2,240
    0
    -3.5%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,140
    -1.8%
    -7.7%
    Orange
    $1,690
    $2,030
    -0.2%
    -0.2%
    Fullerton
    $1,600
    $1,990
    0
    0.5%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,860
    $2,150
    -0.2%
    -1.2%
    West Covina
    $1,740
    $2,320
    0.4%
    2.6%
    Burbank
    $1,590
    $2,230
    -1.5%
    -7.3%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,040
    $2,500
    0.3%
    -0.9%
    Santa Monica
    $1,930
    $2,430
    -2.2%
    -11.1%
    Newport Beach
    $2,190
    $2,750
    1.2%
    1%
    Lake Forest
    $2,080
    $2,440
    -0.6%
    0
    San Clemente
    $1,760
    $2,360
    1.1%
    2.6%
    Laguna Niguel
    $2,040
    $2,570
    1.6%
    0.9%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,040
    $2,540
    1.1%
    0.5%
    Aliso Viejo
    $2,060
    $2,590
    -0.2%
    -3.6%
    West Hollywood
    $1,820
    $2,340
    -0.9%
    -7%
    Dana Point
    $1,970
    $2,590
    0.5%
    2%
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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.

    Read More

    October 2020 Pasadena Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Pasadena Rent Report. Pasadena rents declined 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.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Pasadena Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Pasadena Rent Report. Pasadena rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

    Pasadena rents have declined 1.8% over the past month, and are down sharply by 7.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pasadena stand at $1,609 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,138 for a two-bedroom. Pasadena's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -4.6%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Pasadena over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data, 8 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Pasadena has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 7.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,138, while one-bedrooms go for $1,609.
      • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,396, while one-bedrooms go for $1,917.
      • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,711; rents increased 0.1% over the past month but fell 5.1% over the past year.
      • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,787; rents grew 0.9% over the past month but fell 0.8% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pasadena

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

      • With cities across the state seeing varying rent trends, California as a whole has logged -4.6% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 1.4% in San Diego.
      • Pasadena's median two-bedroom rent of $2,138 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 7.7% decline in Pasadena.
      • While rents in Pasadena fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.4%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pasadena than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,083, where Pasadena is nearly 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,540
      $2,030
      -1.1%
      -7.4%
      Long Beach
      $1,410
      $1,790
      0.9%
      -0.8%
      Anaheim
      $1,520
      $1,950
      0.9%
      0.6%
      Santa Ana
      $1,430
      $1,840
      0.7%
      -1.1%
      Irvine
      $2,190
      $2,710
      0.1%
      -5.1%
      Glendale
      $1,310
      $1,820
      -0.6%
      -7.3%
      Huntington Beach
      $1,850
      $2,070
      0.6%
      -0.4%
      Santa Clarita
      $1,920
      $2,400
      1.2%
      1.7%
      Torrance
      $1,740
      $2,240
      0
      -3.5%
      Pasadena
      $1,610
      $2,140
      -1.8%
      -7.7%
      Orange
      $1,690
      $2,030
      -0.2%
      -0.2%
      Fullerton
      $1,600
      $1,990
      0
      0.5%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,860
      $2,150
      -0.2%
      -1.2%
      West Covina
      $1,740
      $2,320
      0.4%
      2.6%
      Burbank
      $1,590
      $2,230
      -1.5%
      -7.3%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,040
      $2,500
      0.3%
      -0.9%
      Santa Monica
      $1,930
      $2,430
      -2.2%
      -11.1%
      Newport Beach
      $2,190
      $2,750
      1.2%
      1%
      Lake Forest
      $2,080
      $2,440
      -0.6%
      0
      San Clemente
      $1,760
      $2,360
      1.1%
      2.6%
      Laguna Niguel
      $2,040
      $2,570
      1.6%
      0.9%
      Rancho Santa Margarita
      $2,040
      $2,540
      1.1%
      0.5%
      Aliso Viejo
      $2,060
      $2,590
      -0.2%
      -3.6%
      West Hollywood
      $1,820
      $2,340
      -0.9%
      -7%
      Dana Point
      $1,970
      $2,590
      0.5%
      2%
      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 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’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Pasadena ranks on:

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

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Pasadena’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.

      "Pasadena 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 Pasadena, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Pasadena include the following:

      • Pasadena renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Pasadena were social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Pasadena renters are affordability and state and local taxes, which both received C grades.
      • Pasadena did relatively well compared to nearby cities, including Los Angeles (C+), Anaheim (C) and Long Beach (C+).
      • Pasadena did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Seattle, WA (B+), Phoenix, AZ (B-) and New York, NY (C+).
      • 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:

      • "I love how walkable the city is. I love the safety and the attitudes of the people. However, not all parts of Pasadena are equally safe." – Shaili K.
      • "It’s a nice suburb, but housing is too expensive." – Namita S.
      • "I love the family-like culture and the community where most people are nice. It is very safe and pet-friendly to live here. But I don’t like the rent prices. They are too high, especially if you are young or in college and working in retail. It’s hard to afford a place by yourself." – Payton A.
      • "I love that I’m local to shops and restaurants. I hate the limitations on street parking, though. You need permits to park anywhere, unless you buy a temporary one and the kiosks aren’t always easy to find." – Marie C.

      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 Pasadena’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.

      "Pasadena renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. ...

      View full Pasadena Renter Survey

      Here’s how Pasadena ranks on:

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

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Pasadena’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.

      "Pasadena 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 Pasadena, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Pasadena include the following:

      • Pasadena renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Pasadena were social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Pasadena renters are affordability and state and local taxes, which both received C grades.
      • Pasadena did relatively well compared to nearby cities, including Los Angeles (C+), Anaheim (C) and Long Beach (C+).
      • Pasadena did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Seattle, WA (B+), Phoenix, AZ (B-) and New York, NY (C+).
      • 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:

      • "I love how walkable the city is. I love the safety and the attitudes of the people. However, not all parts of Pasadena are equally safe." – Shaili K.
      • "It’s a nice suburb, but housing is too expensive." – Namita S.
      • "I love the family-like culture and the community where most people are nice. It is very safe and pet-friendly to live here. But I don’t like the rent prices. They are too high, especially if you are young or in college and working in retail. It’s hard to afford a place by yourself." – Payton A.
      • "I love that I’m local to shops and restaurants. I hate the limitations on street parking, though. You need permits to park anywhere, unless you buy a temporary one and the kiosks aren’t always easy to find." – Marie C.

      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.