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Last updated September 23 at 10:47AM
125 N Raymond Avenue
Downtown Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:47AM
1 Bedroom
641 N. Madison Ave
The Oaks
Pasadena, CA
Updated September 23 at 4:14AM
1 Bedroom
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119 S. Los Robles 503
Downtown Pasadena
South Pasadena, CA
Updated September 12 at 10:26AM
1 Bedroom
119 S Los Robles Avenue
Downtown Pasadena
South Pasadena, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:37AM
1 Bedroom
117 S Los Robles Ave
Downtown Pasadena
South Pasadena, CA
Updated September 21 at 10:49AM
1 Bedroom
360 S Euclid Avenue
Downtown Pasadena
South Pasadena, CA
Updated September 21 at 12:00PM
1 Bedroom
840 E Green Street
South Lake
South Pasadena, CA
Updated September 21 at 2:32AM
1 Bedroom
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Rent Report

September 2017 Pasadena Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Pasadena Rent Report. 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 moderately over the past month

Pasadena rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but are down 0.5% 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 third 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 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Pasadena over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • 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 10.5%.
  • Over the past year, Pasadena is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,040, while one-bedrooms go for $1,590.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pasadena

As rents have fallen in Pasadena, many 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.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.6% in San Diego, 2.2% in San Jose, and 0.8% in San Francisco.
  • Pasadena's median two-bedroom rent of $2,040 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 0.5% decline in Pasadena.
  • While rents in Pasadena fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and San Diego (+4.6%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pasadena than most large cities. For example, 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 $1,350 $1,740 0.5% 5.0%
Long Beach $1,350 $1,730 0.3% 3.8%
Anaheim $1,600 $2,050 0.1% 4.6%
Santa Ana $1,430 $1,830 0.3% 6.3%
Irvine $2,080 $2,670 1.5% 5.0%
Glendale $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 0.8%
Huntington Beach $1,840 $2,360 0.5% 2.6%
Santa Clarita $1,940 $2,490 0.6% 6.6%
Pomona $1,150 $1,470 0.4% 10.5%
Pasadena $1,590 $2,040 0.3% -0.5%
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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.