77 Apartments for rent in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Last updated December 11 at 6:21pm UTC
7353 Ellena
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Updated December 2 at 12:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Rancho Cucamonga
Getting Your Kicks in Cucamonga

Night owls will find a smattering of hotspots throughout the area, including chic martini bars, nightclubs, hops-heavy sports bars, and a dueling piano venue.

Outdoorsy types will find no shortage of activities, meanwhile, as public parks and playgrounds are spread liberally throughout the city. Other attractions include a minor league ballpark, a pair of quality golf courses, and plenty of equestrian and biking paths.

Tips for Future Rancho Renters

California has a reputation as an easy-breezy kind of place, and renting an apartment in Rancho Cucamonga is about as headache-free as it gets. Waiting lists? Not usually. Move-in specials? Almost always. Whether you’re in the market for a cozy studio unit with a single room only or a spacious villa with your own patio, washer-dryer room, and garage, you’ll usually be able to find plenty of feasible options throughout the city.

To expedite the move-in process, you should have some documents ready when you meet your future landlord/apartment manager, including a current bank statement, proof of rental history, and your most recent 2 to 4 to paycheck stubs.

Apartment dwellers fork over an average of $1400 a month (before utilities). There are plenty of quality digs available. Just be sure to scout out complexes carefully before signing the dotted line, and don’t hesitate to ask current residents for their opinions and impressions.

Home, Home on the Ranch …

Rancho Cucamonga consists of three distinct areas, each offering its own quirks, perks, and drawbacks. Alta Loma, centrally located in the heart of the city, is almost entirely residential rather than commercial, and renters often have the choice between leasing an apartment and renting a single-family detached home. Renters should expect to spend in the $1100-$1300 range for standard 1 to 2 BR units and upwards of $2500 for larger, more luxury-minded rentals.

The southernmost area of Rancho Cucamonga is known simply as Cucamonga (confused? of course you are!) and boasts the city’s most economical rental properties. Apartments, row houses, and townhomes can be found for as low as a grand. Just be sure to play it smart by spending plenty of time in any neighborhood before sealing the deal.

Etiwanda is situated along the city’s eastern perimeter. Modern houses are sometimes available for rent, but the majority of rental properties are apartment and townhouses. A basic unit in this area will cost $1600 or more.

Feel free to come on down, find yourself a place to call home, and join the ranks of the Inland Empire’s finest! Hope this helps and, as always, happy hunting!

Rent Report
Rancho Cucamonga

December 2017 Rancho Cucamonga Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 Rancho Cucamonga Rent Report. Rancho Cucamonga rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rancho Cucamonga rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Rancho Cucamonga rent trends were flat over the past month

Rancho Cucamonga rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased significantly by 4.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Rancho Cucamonga stand at $1,360 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,700 for a two-bedroom. Rancho Cucamonga's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

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

  • Moreno Valley has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,700, while one-bedrooms go for $1,360.
  • Over the past month, Chino Hills has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,920, while one-bedrooms go for $1,520.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,050; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 4.4% over the past year.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,130; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 5.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Rancho Cucamonga

As rents have increased significantly in Rancho Cucamonga, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Rancho Cucamonga is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in San Diego, 3.8% in Los Angeles, and 3.0% in San Jose.
  • Rancho Cucamonga's median two-bedroom rent of $1,700 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 4.8% increase in Rancho Cucamonga.
  • While Rancho Cucamonga's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of Portland saw a decrease of 1.1%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Rancho Cucamonga than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Rancho Cucamonga 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
Riverside $1,040 $1,300 1.3% 6.0%
San Bernardino $840 $1,050 0.5% 4.4%
Fontana $1,050 $1,310 0.4% 4.0%
Moreno Valley $1,360 $1,700 0.3% 6.7%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,360 $1,700 0.4% 4.8%
Ontario $1,160 $1,450 0.3% 5.6%
Corona $1,710 $2,130 -0.2% 5.7%
Murrieta $1,380 $1,730 -0.4% 5.0%
Indio $980 $1,220 1.4% 4.9%
Chino Hills $1,520 $1,920 -0.5% 4.6%
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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.

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