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366 Cheap Apartments for rent in Pasadena, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Pasadena takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letter... Read Guide >
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Westgate
231 S De Lacey Ave - Suite A
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,934
311 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,146
385 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,662
538 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:47 PM
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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3 Units Available
296 N Oakland
296 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 07:45 PM
296 N Oakland Ave is a 25-unit fully renovated beautiful community located in the highly desirable City of Pasadena, CA. Conveniently located near the Pasadena Playhouse District, this two-story garden style apartment community offers a beautifully manicured center courtyard complete with new drought-tolerant landscaping. It offers an excellent curb appeal complete with controlled entrance and intercom system. Each apartment home has been completely replaced with new luxury wood flooring, smooth ceiling complete with recessed lighting, mini split a/c system, double-pane windows throughout, new entry and interior doors, new kitchen complete with new cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel sinks, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry machine (washer-dryer or stack-up), new tiled bathroom with bathroom vanity cabinets, ceiling fans in bedroom with mirrored closet doors, and more! Contact us today and let us help you find your new apartment home! Professionally Managed by Cir
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14 Units Available
Trio
44 N Madison Ave
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,101
661 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,277
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,749
1227 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:45 PM
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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5 Units Available
San Pasqual
975 San Pasqual St
Pasadena, CA | South Lake
1 Bedroom
$2,069
914 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,945
1183 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:45 PM
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. Enjoy our community amenities including a swimming pool, picnic area, and our pet-friendly community! We are conveniently located between the I-110 and I-210 freeways and close to one of the nation’s leading educational institutions, California Institute of Technology. Our Apartments in Pasadena, CA offer a lifestyle in an urban metropolis in a quiet, charming community in the heart of the city. Shops, galleries, cultural venues, dining and much more are all a short distance away from your apartment home at San Pasqual. The community’s residents enjoy free service on the Pasadena Arts rapid transit line which runs downtown and Historic Old Pasadena is also a short distance. San Pasqual Apartments shares their commitment to providing you with spaciou
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21 Units Available
Terraces at Paseo Colorado
375 E Green St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,080
489 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,030
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,820
1322 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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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4 Units Available
Franklin House Apartments
250 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$1,595
486 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
773 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
Franklin House Apartments feature apartment home living in the heart of Pasadena. With its well-manicured garden and inviting courtyard - complete with a swimming pool, spa, and relaxing barbeque area - our apartment homes offer city living with a small-community feel.The Franklin House Apartments are located just two blocks from trendy South Lake Avenue making it a short distance away from many fine restaurants and shopping. Also within a short distance are Paseo Colorado – an outdoor mall with restaurants, theaters, and shopping, Old Town Pasadena, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Huntington Gardens, Pasadena City College, the Rose Bowl, Farmers Markets, and Community Centers. Easy Freeway access to the 210 and 134.
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5 Units Available
Oak Knoll
267 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$1,525
237 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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. Oak Knoll Apartments is located just two blocks from trendy South Lake Avenue known for its many fine restaurants and shopping. Other areas of interest close by are Paseo Colorado – an outdoor mall with restaurants, theatres, and shopping, the quaint and unique shops along Colorado Blvd and adjacent streets that make up Old Town Pasadena, the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena City College, the Rose Bowl, Villa Park Community Center, Farmers Market, Huntington Museum and Gardens, Metro Gold Line stations, and easy access to the 210 and 134 freeways.
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3 Units Available
Oakland Summit
650 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA | The Oaks
Studio
$1,400
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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. Oakland Summit Apartments is a short distance from E. Orange Grove Blvd. with its many restaurants and shops. Area highlights include Paseo Colorado – an upscale, outdoor mall with restaurants, theaters, and shopping, the quaint shops of Old Town Pasadena, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena City College, the Rose Bowl, Villa Park Community Center Farmer’s Market, Huntington Library and Gardens, and the Metro Gold Line. You have excellent access to the 134 and 210 freeways.
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1 Unit Available
Madison Court
530 South Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,095
953 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
Madison Court Apartments is located blocks from Old Town Pasadena, where you can enjoy theatres, restaurants and shopping. We offer a unique apartment-home setting, with several beautiful courtyard areas surrounded by a lovely greenbelt and large shady trees. The European-style courtyard has a soothing water fountain that adds peace and tranquility to the community. Madison Court Apartments is located minutes from Old Town Pasadena, Santa Anita Fashion Park Mall, Santa Anita Horseracing Park, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena City College, Huntington Library and Park, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Angeles National Forest – with hiking and recreational opportunities, convenient to the Blue and Gold Metro Lines, and easy access to the 110, 210 and 134 freeways.
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4 Units Available
Brookmore Apartments
189 N Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,809
264 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,010
571 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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. Old Town Pasadena provides the ideal community in which to live, work, and play. We are surrounded by incredible shopping, award-winning restaurants, renowned museums, gardens, eclectic nightlife, and we are truly the City of Roses, featuring the yearly Rose Bowl located just a block away! Brookmore Apartments has a touch of everything you need to make Pasadena your new home.
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3 Units Available
The Foothills at Eaton Canyon
2211 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA | PresidentStreets
1 Bedroom
$1,795
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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. Enter past beautiful stonework, modern seating, and a soothing water feature. Walk through courtyards bordered with lush landscaping, and settle into your stylish new home, complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Located only a short drive from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is well-known for its beautiful weather, spectacular mountain views, cultural and nature centers, and prominent shopping and dining establishments on world-famous Colorado Blvd. The Foothills at Eaton Canyon's convenient location to Old Town Pasadena makes it easy to enjoy a day of shopping or a night on the town to world-renowned restaurants, entertainment venues and the trendiest hot spots! The Foothills at Eaton Canyon...a community that offers casual elegant living, located conveniently near all Pasadena has to offer!
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2 Units Available
Huntington at Pasadena
890 S. Rosemead Boulevard
Pasadena, CA | Michilinda Park
1 Bedroom
$1,705
571 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
750 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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. Our Premium* apartment homes offer sublime two-toned paint, granite counter tops with stainless steel gas stoves and ovens. Our professional management and maintenance team is committed to provide you with responsive service and resident care to meet your every need. We are located just minutes from "Old Town" Pasadena and the world-famous Colorado Blvd and Five Star Dining. Enjoy the inspiring views of the San Gabriel Mountains as you lounge by our sparkling pool, or enjoy your own healthy dinner while using one of our, conveniently located, commercial sized, professional barbecue grills. In addition, Michillinda Park, located just behind our pet-friendly community, is a great place for a weekend picnic or to take your dog for a walk! Apply on line right now! To connect with us via TTY, please call 711 and a
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Arpeggio Pasadena
325 Cordova St
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,000
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,681
1066 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:44 PM
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. Each of our homes is equipped with an in-unit washer and dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, electric range, microwave, ceiling fans, NEST thermostats* and a private deck/patio. Enjoy our amazing community amenities such as our state-of-the-art fitness center, BBQ area, lounge and internet cafe with coffee bar. We are also a pet-friendly community! Arpeggio is located near the richly cultured center of Pasadena's downtown. We are just a short distance from shopping, dining and all your entertainment needs. Conveniently located near the 210 and 110 freeways. Our luxury Pasadena apartments are masterfully crafted to create quality living through a unique blend of timeless, classic design and cutting-edge technology. We offer flexible lease terms to fit your lifestyle needs. Call us today to schedule
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11 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 February 24 at 06:04 PM
Hipster Style Apartments...70's Vibes with a Modern TouchLet La Villa Lake Apartments take you back to the carefree fun of the 70's, while simultaneously awe you with modern luxury found in each apartment's renovations and the urban lifestyle of Pasadena. La Villa Lake Apartments features studios and 1bedroom apartments...all with its residents' comfort and style in mind. While offering modern touches inside each apartment...from designer flooring, to granite countertops, to thermofoil cabinetry, to stainless-steel appliances...La Villa Lake Apartments transport you back to the 70's. Step out into the lobby or the hallways, come visit the office, or put your feet up while lounging at the barbecue courtyards or the clubhouse with kitchenette, and you'll be re-introduced to the spirit of the stylish hipster days...from the decor, to the designer wallpaper, to the furniture, to the fun colors throughout the community.Located in the heart of Pasadena, living at La Villa Lake means having so many selections of entertainment and attractions, fantastic shopping and fun dining at your doorsteps...not to mention, you'll be located in the home of the annual Rose Bowl Parade, with easy access to Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Glendale, major freeways and transportation.Whether it's because of the lavish style indoors or the fun urban lifetyle outdoors, La Villa Lake Apartments is where you'll love to be!
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1685-1697 Summit St. / 109-137 E. Penn St.
1685 North Summit Avenue
Pasadena, CA | La Pintoresca Park
1 Bedroom
$1,695
Last updated February 24 at 05:46 PM
Living room is very large with wood floors, lots of windows with new wooden horizontal blinds, an A/C unit, a ceiling fan with lights, and a large closet with sliding mirrored doors. Kitchen has granite counters, all white appliances including a gas stove, overhead microwave, and dishwasher, new cabinetry, "rustic" waterproof wood flooring, new light fixtures, washer and dryer hookups, stainless steel sink with a tall spout faucet and a window with new blinds above, and a door with access to the unit's patio area. . Bedroom has new ceiling fan with lights on a dual dimmer switch, wood floors, lots of windows with new wooden horizontal blinds, USB port/outlet for convenient charging, and closet space. Bathroom has "rustic" waterproof wood flooring, new vanity with large custom mirror and lights overhead, additional new mirrored medicine cabinet, bathtub with a hotel-style shower rod, new light fixtures, a cabinet for extra storage, overhead heater/exhaust fan, a large window, and all new accessories. *This unit comes with 1 dedicated parking space *This is a 1st-Floor Unit
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eaves Old Town Pasadena
350 E Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,012
295 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,226
510 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 01:03 PM
Close to Central Park and right on East Del Mar Boulevard. Spacious floor plans in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Master bedrooms with walk-in closets, fireplaces and cable included. Pool. Pet-friendly.
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Avalon Del Mar Station
265 S Arroyo Pkwy
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$2,126
801 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,985
868 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
1230 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 01:03 PM
Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in the beating heart of Pasadena, convenient to shopping, restaurants, Del Mar Metro station and Central Park. All units offer in-unit laundry and spacious walk-in closets.
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6 Units Available
Villas of Pasadena Apartment Homes
300 E Bellevue Dr
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,120
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,718
980 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 12:24 AM
Community features include a salt water pool and high-class fitness center. Units have a private patio or balcony, breakfast bar, cable and satellite hook-ups and spacious closets. Granite counters and GE appliances.
1 Unit Available
500 East Washington Boulevard - 17
500 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA | Orange Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,595
650 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 08:09 PM
Beautiful well maintained building in North East Pasadena! Available for immediate move in is a freshly refurbished 2nd floor unit with new paint, hardwood floors throughout, and quartz counter tops. Laundry services onsite, gated parking space included. No pets, and no smoking. Tenants pay for gas and electric; $1000 security deposit required. All occupants over 18 yrs old must apply separately; in person showings are available on request. Applications can be submitted at: https://craigpropertymanagement.managebuilding.com/Resident/apps/rentalapp
1 Unit Available
540 East Washington Boulevard
540 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA | Orange Heights
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,895
800 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 08:09 PM
Beautiful well maintained building in North East Pasadena! Available for immediate move in is a freshly refurbished upstairs unit with new paint, laminate wood flooring with carpet in the bedrooms, and quartz counter tops. Laundry services onsite, gated parking space included. No pets, and no smoking. Laundry services onsite, secure parking area and controlled walk in access. No pets, and no smoking. Tenants pay for gas and electric; $1500 security deposit required. All occupants over 18 yrs old must apply separately; in person showings are available by appointment. Applications can be submitted at: https://craigpropertymanagement.managebuilding.com/Resident/apps/rentalapp
1 Unit Available
665 S Lake Avenue
665 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA | Madison Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,900
850 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:55 PM
WALK TO CALTECH, PAVILIONS, CVS, PEETS COFFEE! Newly remodeled very spacious 1BEDROOM 1 BATH w/ covered balcony. Nice and Bright Upper Level unit, fully carpeted with large windows in beautiful small 6 unit garden apartment. Coin-operated laundry on site. Apartment is located in one of most desirable area in Pasadena, right on South Lake Ave, few houses south of California Ave. Enjoy the convenience and health benefits of walking to places like Peets Coffee or Starbucks and Einstein Bagel for breakfast, Pavilions & CVS for groceries and toiletries and to school at CALTECH. Great Location! Close to the metropolitan area of South Lake Ave, check out the many stores and activities on South Lake Ave. Also close to San Marino, Huntington Library, Pasadena Old Town, Paseo, JPL etc
1 Unit Available
58 N Harkness Avenue
58 Harkness Ave
Pasadena, CA | Marceline
1 Bedroom
$1,800
600 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:55 PM
Remodeled 1Bed/1Bath upstairs apartment with 1-car detached garage parking in Pasadena. Brand new stove/oven in the kitchen. Window A/C and wall heating. Laminated wood flooring throughout the unit. Laundry room on-site for tenant's convenience. Short distance to the shops and restaurants on Colorado Blvd. Right across Pasadena City College (PCC) with easy access to the I-210 freeway. Extremely convenient location in the center of Pasadena! Virtual tour coming soon!
1 Unit Available
209 S Michigan Avenue
209 South Michigan Avenue
Pasadena, CA | South Lake
1 Bedroom
$775
879 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 24 at 07:55 PM
Available now! Only 2 blocks from CAL-TECH! Welcome home to your private room in this 5 BD 2 BA house with 2 KITCHENS and a designated laundry room. The rent price is for ROOM #3 only, which has 2 closets. Lots of windows let in an abundance of natural sunlight. Both kitchens come equipped with stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, and plenty of storage space. Parking lot in rear. Convenient to 210 FWY, Grant Park, CA Institute of Technology, Robinson Stadium, Historic Route 66, shopping, and more! Next door to Ginger Market Cafe!
1 Unit Available
277 Pleasant Street
277 Pleasant Street
Pasadena, CA | Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$1,950
448 sqft
Last updated February 24 at 07:55 PM
Great Southwest Pasadena location, close to Old Town, Lake Ave and Paseo Shopping. Security building with subterranean parking. Large balcony accessible through sliding glass doors. Spacious living room with fireplace. Large master suite with full bath and his and her walk-in closet. Guest bath in hall. Large dining area at one end and breakfast area at the other end of the kitchen. Community pool and recreation room. All this located on a wonderful tree lined street. Newly Renovated.
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The average rent for a studio apartment in Pasadena is $1,880.
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The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Pasadena is $3,100.
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City Guide for Pasadena, CA

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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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Pasadena, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Pasadena takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Pasadena by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Pasadena in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Pasadena.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Pasadena. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Pasadena.