35 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Clemente, CA

Last updated August 15 at 6:38pm UTC
147 Avenida Serra
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated August 15 at 6:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
309 Avenida Monterey
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated August 9 at 6:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,850
211 Esplanade (basement studio)
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated August 9 at 6:55am UTC
Studio
$1,575
147 Avenida Serra
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated July 3 at 2:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Results within 1 miles of San Clemente, CA
Results within 5 miles of San Clemente, CA
33852 Copper Lantern Street
Dana Point
Dana Point, CA
Updated August 11 at 2:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,595
33852 Del Obispo St #123
Dana Point
Dana Point, CA
Updated August 8 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
24712 Cordova Drive
Dana Point
Dana Point, CA
Updated July 5 at 10:49pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
Results within 10 miles of San Clemente, CA
3830 Avenida Presidente
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated August 15 at 2:37pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
101 W Canada
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated July 27 at 3:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,625
33910 Orilla Road
Dana Point
Dana Point, CA
Updated July 31 at 7:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
101 W Marquita
San Clemente
San Clemente, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,595

August 2018 San Clemente Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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.

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August 2018 San Clemente Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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 decline sharply over the past month

San Clemente rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Clemente stand at $2,310 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,980 for a two-bedroom. San Clemente's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.8%, but exceeds the national average of 1.2%.

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, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Lancaster has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,770, while one-bedrooms go for $1,370.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,700; rents grew 0.6% over the past month and 2.8% over the past year.
  • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 1.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Clemente

As rents have increased slightly in San Clemente, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Clemente is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in San Jose, 1.1% in San Francisco, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • San Clemente's median two-bedroom rent of $2,980 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.6% rise in San Clemente.
  • While San Clemente's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 2.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Clemente than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where San Clemente is more than two-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
Los Angeles $1,360 $1,750 0.2% 1.3%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,770 0.3% 2.1%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 1.0% 2.9%
Santa Ana $1,450 $1,860 0.8% 1.7%
Irvine $2,100 $2,700 0.6% 2.8%
Glendale $1,400 $1,800 -0.6% 2.1%
Huntington Beach $1,850 $2,370 1.5% 1.1%
Santa Clarita $2,010 $2,580 0.4% 4.2%
Lancaster $1,370 $1,770 0.4% 4.5%
Palmdale $1,580 $2,030 0.3% 2.8%
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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.

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