35 Apartments under 1600 for rent in San Clemente, CA

Last updated September 24 at 7:11AM
137 Avenida Sierra
West Pico
San Clemente, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:49AM
1 Bedroom
101 Canada W
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:49AM
1 Bedroom
211 Esplanade
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated September 20 at 3:17AM
Results within 5 miles of San Clemente, CA
Results within 10 miles of San Clemente, CA
23286 La Mar
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated September 23 at 3:20AM
1 Bedroom
20702 El Toro Road
River Oaks Condominiums
Lake Forest, CA
Updated September 24 at 2:39AM
1 Bedroom
30 Groveside Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA
Updated September 21 at 3:06AM
1 Bedroom
26181 La Real
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated September 21 at 7:45PM
1 Bedroom
9 Castano
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated September 10 at 11:23AM
1 Bedroom
Results within 20 miles of San Clemente, CA
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Rent Report
San Clemente

September 2017 San Clemente Rent Report

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

San Clemente rents declined over the past month

San Clemente rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 5.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Clemente stand at $2,250 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,910 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in May. San Clemente's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Clemente, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. 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 San Clemente

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

  • Rents also increased in other cities across the state, 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.
  • San Clemente's median two-bedroom rent of $2,910 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 5.7% rise in San Clemente.
  • While San Clemente's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Houston (-2.4%) and DC (-0.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Clemente than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $990, where San Clemente is nearly three 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
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:

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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.