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Santa Monica Apartments
Last updated March 1 2024 at 10:53 AM

Santa Monica, CA
176 Apartments for Rent

Santa Monica Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 90,401
Population Density: 10,742.8 people/sq mile
Median Age: 41
Percentage of Family Households: 41%
Median Annual Income: $94,906 / year
Median Rent: $2,157 / month

What locals are saying

Home to 90,000 residents & renowned for its laid-back beachy atmosphere.

So, let’s get you up to speed on SaMo’s various neighborhoods and what they have to offer

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Santa Monica Demographics


How diverse is Santa Monica?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Monica is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Monica are White (58.2%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.7%), Asian (8.1%), Two Or More (7.9%), Black Or African American (4.3%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Monica residents?

The median age in Santa Monica is 41 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Santa Monica?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Monica is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Monica are White (58.2%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.7%), Asian (8.1%), Two Or More (7.9%), Black Or African American (4.3%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Monica residents?

The median age in Santa Monica is 41 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Santa Monica Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Santa Monica is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Santa Monica is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Santa Monica is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Santa Monica


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Franklin Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
744 Students
33 Reviews
744
Students
33 Reviews
9 /10
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
225 Students
10 Reviews
225
Students
10 Reviews
8 /10
Grant Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
573 Students
15 Reviews
573
Students
15 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
225 Students
10 Reviews
225
Students
10 Reviews
8 /10
Lincoln Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,102 Students
13 Reviews
1,102
Students
13 Reviews
6 /10
John Adams Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,022 Students
18 Reviews
1,022
Students
18 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Santa Monica High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,857 Students
22 Reviews
2,857
Students
22 Reviews

What Renters Say about Santa Monica


Apartment List has released the results for Santa Monica from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
“Renters in Santa Monica expressed great satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received above-average scores.”
96%
Weather
81%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
77%
Social Life
67%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
67%
Safety and Crime Rate
67%
Pet Friendliness
60%
Commute Time
58%
Public Transit
19%
State and Local Taxes
11%
Affordability
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Average rent in Santa Monica, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Monica is $3,224, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $5,315. Rent rates updated 8 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Santa Monica, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Santa Monica, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 176 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Santa Monica. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Santa Monica is $2,434 for a studio, $3,224 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $5,315 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Santa Monica apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Santa Monica, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Santa Monica?

In Santa Monica, the average rent is $2,434 for a studio, $3,224 for a 1-bedroom, $5,315 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,524 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Monica, check out our monthly Santa Monica Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Santa Monica?

You can filter cheap apartments in Santa Monica by price: under $1,200, under $1,400, under $1,500, under $1,700.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Santa Monica?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Santa Monica apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Santa Monica?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Santa Monica.

How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Monica?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Monica. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Santa Monica College, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pacific Oaks College, California Institute of Technology, and Pasadena City College.