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Last updated August 19 2019 at 11:23 PM

157 Apartments for rent in Santa Monica, CA

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Mid-City
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Wilshire-Montana
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Last updated August 19 at 10:29pm
Pico
26 Units Available
AO Santa Monica Apartments
2200 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,969
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,109
1129 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Conveniently located in the Mid-City neighborhood of Santa Monica. High ceilings and stainless steel appliances in units with ocean and city views. Close to hiking trails and restaurants. Spa, pool, and cardio room available.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Downtown Santa Monica
7 Units Available
Sway
525 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$4,050
622 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,370
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,850
1140 sqft
Great location, close to the ocean and Third Street Promenade. Luxury community offers residents a pool, pool table and courtyard. Units include laundry, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
52 Units Available
Living at Santa Monica
1519 6th St, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$2,466
496 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,976
609 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,350
804 sqft
Close to Santa Monica Place shopping center. Luxury apartment communities with reserved garage parking and ground-level retail stores. Apartment highlights include air conditioning, oval soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens and balconies.
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Last updated August 19 at 09:46pm
Downtown Santa Monica
6 Units Available
425 Broadway Apartments
425 Broadway - Suite A, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,015
544 sqft
Ideally situated just one block from Third Street Promenade. Studio and one-bedroom apartments with city and courtyard views. Community features a rooftop swimming pool, a movie-screening room and multiple on-site shops and restaurants.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
20 Units Available
Riva
1410 5th St, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,440
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,350
943 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Wonderful neighborhood with excellent schools, retail stores and restaurants. In-unit washer and dryer. Rooftop lounge area. Secure underground parking garage. Charging station for electric vehicles.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:46pm
Downtown Santa Monica
3 Units Available
Vintage at 425 Broadway
425 Broadway - Suite B, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$3,083
466 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,845
541 sqft
A stunning, modern community in a walkable community. Onsite amenities include a rooftop pool, large outdoor courtyard, and hot tub. Suites include private patios, in-home washers and dryers and stainless steel appliances.
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Last updated August 19 at 11:55am
Ocean Park
15 Units Available
Avalon Santa Monica on Main
2000 Main St, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$4,226
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,615
1023 sqft
Minutes from Santa Monica's glorious beaches. Also close to Main Street with its many boutique shops. Apartments boast contemporary kitchens and bathrooms and private rooftop gardens. Communal media lounge, fitness center and swimming pool.
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Last updated August 19 at 11:20am
Wilshire-Montana
1 Unit Available
828 4th Street
828 4th Ave, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,995
750 sqft
1 Bedroom in Prime Santa Monica Location - Block from the Beach - Newly Renovated! Must see! - Must see 1+1, beautifully renovated unit! The building includes laundry on site and subterranean parking. Paid water, hot water, and trash.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:46pm
Ocean Park
2 Units Available
Citrus Suites
1915 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$4,601
475 sqft
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
9 Units Available
MySuite at 1427 Seventh Street
1427 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$4,200
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,700
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
851 sqft
MySuite at 1427 offers fully furnished, all-inclusive living in beautiful Santa Monica, close to restaurants and shopping.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Downtown Santa Monica
11 Units Available
NMS 1539
1539 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$2,841
419 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,045
617 sqft
Near downtown Santa Monica and the area's dining and shopping. Each upscale home features wood-like flooring, expansive windows and a modern kitchen. Private balconies available. Lots of natural light.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
9 Units Available
NMS 1427
1427 7th St, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$3,595
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,045
636 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,196
858 sqft
NMS 1427 is a boutique luxury apartment building located in one of the best areas of downtown Santa Monica! You'll love living close to all of the shopping, dining and entertainment but just off of a quiet, tree-lined street.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
5 Units Available
MySuite at 1548 Sixth Street
1548 6th Street, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$5,500
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
894 sqft
MySuite at 1548 offers fully furnished, all-inclusive living in beautiful Santa Monica, close to the Expo train, restaurants, the beach and shopping.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
5 Units Available
NMS 1548
1548 6th St, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$4,249
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,195
849 sqft
Located just minutes from downtown Santa Monica. Courtyard and on-site fitness center. Spacious homes featuring granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows in each apartment.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Pico
1 Unit Available
MySuite at Pacifico
1445 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$5,000
589 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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MySuite at Pacifico is a mid-century modern apartment building with new interiors located in breezy Santa Monica. All-inclusive, fully furnished one and two bedroom apartments are for rent for both short and long term leases.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Pico
1 Unit Available
NMS Pacifico
1445 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,145
589 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Pacifico by NMS is a mid-century modern boutique apartment building in Santa Monica. Pet-friendly, we offer one and two bedroom homes with new interiors.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Downtown Santa Monica
9 Units Available
Sea Castle Apartments
1725 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$3,203
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,143
542 sqft
Beachfront living at its best. Located between Shutters Hotel and Santa Monica Pier. Updated interiors with stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone countertops, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Valet parking, fitness center, and rooftop sky lounge.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
5 Units Available
Gibson Santa Monica
1317 7th St, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,515
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,645
920 sqft
Fashionable apartments near the sea in lively Santa Monica. The quirky building is home to creative professionals, and has its own coffee bar, TV lounge and landscaped deck. Only 15 miles from Downtown LA.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Downtown Santa Monica
11 Units Available
MySuite at 1539 4th Street
1539 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$4,200
413 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,200
585 sqft
MySuite at 1539 offers fully furnished, all-inclusive living in beautiful Santa Monica, close to the Expo train, restaurants and shopping.
Verified
Last updated August 19 at 06:12pm
Ocean Park
2 Units Available
Pacific Ocean
1920 6th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,630
672 sqft
Practically beachside, these Santa Monica apartments offer the pinnacle in style. At Pacific Ocean Apartments, you will not only enjoy the cool ocean breeze but you will also find endless shopping and dining just steps from your apartment home.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Mid-City
5 Units Available
Mysuite at Swell
1238 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$4,500
505 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,806
572 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$6,595
760 sqft
Recently renovated apartments feature granite counters and air conditioning. On-site parking and garage. Near the Santa Monica College of Performing Arts , Santa Monica Boulevard and Christine Emerson Reed Park.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:12pm
Wilshire-Montana
1 Unit Available
ZVI Coast
938 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,000
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Urban Paradise! The comfort and intimacy of a California courtyard classic with the urban access of living on Third Street in Santa Monica. Live in prime Santa Monica.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:12pm
Downtown Santa Monica
2 Units Available
Ocean Front Lodge
1659 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$2,750
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Living on the beach is within your reach! Ocean Front Lodge is located on the Chess Park (the original location of historic Muscle Beach) and volleyball courts and adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier.
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Last updated August 19 at 06:13pm
Downtown Santa Monica
1 Unit Available
Criterion Promenade
302 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Studio
$2,160
352 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Criterion Promenade offers unique and renovated apartments housed within a historic facade. Our apartment homes have a modern, clean look that will make you feel right at home in within the gorgeous historical architecture.

Average Rent in Santa Monica

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Monica is $1,685, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,165.
Studio
$1,416
1 Bed
$1,685
2 Beds
$2,165
3+ Beds
$2,943
City GuideSanta Monica
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. Keep in mind that the closer you get to the beach, the more money you’ll pay in rent.

Having trouble with Craigslist Santa Monica? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

North of Montana

Oh, heck, be trendy and call it NoMa. Bordered on the east by the city of Brentwood, with Ocean Avenue on the west, and San Vicente to the north, the North of Montana area is a fantastic area. If you want to apartment hunt in the area, the zip code is 90402.

North of Wilshire

That swath of real estate that sits north of Wilshire but south of Montana is known as North of Wilshire. You may also hear it referred to by locals as Wilmot. Confused yet? Mainly a residential area. The area is laid out on a grid with the streets numbered until you get to the College Streets sub-hood where, you guessed it, the streets have names such as Princeton, Stanford and Yale. North of Wilshire features tons of condos – around 3,000 units. North of Wilshire is a nice walk to the 3rd Street Promenade. This ‘hood’s zip is 90403.

Mid-City

A freeway runs through it. That’s how you’ll know you’re in the Mid-City or Midtown neighborhood – the Santa Monica Freeway wends its way through the area on its way to meet up with Highway 1, at the coast. Remember College Streets? They represent the eastern border between North of Wilshire and Mid-City. This is an area where commercial and industrial meet residential, so there’s no shortage of stuff to do. Loads of shopping, tons of restaurants and lots of neighbors – over 17,000 of Santa Monica’s residents live in Mid-City. Zip codes here overlap with other neighborhoods: 90401, 90403 and 90404.

Pico

It runs through this neighborhood too. The Santa Monica Freeway lies smack dab in the middle of the Pico neighborhood, so stop the car and rent a place here if you’re a commuter. If mnemonics are your thing, think “never eat soggy waffles” while I give you the area’s boundaries: Colorado Ave., Centinela Ave., Pico Blvd., and Lincoln Blvd. Look in zip 90404 which is shared with Mid-City so you may have to do some additional hunting to pick out the Pico listings.

Ocean Park

Dude, immerse yourself in the funky, beachy vibe and grab yourself an off the richter crib in Ocean Park. Dewey St. marks the dividing line between Ocean Park and Venice to the south; it’s separated from Sunset Park to the east by Lincoln Blvd. and Pico defines its northern border with Mid-City. Two things to consider if you plan on moving to Ocean Park: the traffic is pretty bad and most of the parking for residents is on-street. Overall, though, Ocean Park is a hip, fun neighborhood. Zip: 90405

Sunset Park

Although you’ll find the occasional modern building in the Sunset Park neighborhood, most of the homes were built in the 1940s when Douglas Aircraft populated the place with 40,000 employees. Sunset Park lies south of Pico Blvd. and north of Dewey, with Lincoln defining its western border and Centinella its eastern. It features tree-lined streets, many with views of the city or greenbelt. You’ll find most of the condos, apartments and townhouses on the areas eastern edge. Use the 90405 zip code when searching for a place in Sunset Park but be careful, because this zip also includes areas west of Lincoln, which is in the Ocean Park neighborhood.

Best of luck finding your Santa Monica apartment, from the looks of it it’d be pretty hard to go wrong.

August 2019 Santa Monica Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Santa Monica Rent Report. Santa Monica rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Monica rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2019 Santa Monica Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Santa Monica Rent Report. Santa Monica rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Monica rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Santa Monica rents decline sharply over the past month

Santa Monica rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Monica stand at $1,686 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,166 for a two-bedroom. Santa Monica's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Santa Monica, 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.

    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,690, while one-bedrooms go for $2,093.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,738; rents increased 0.4% over the past month and 1.2% over the past year.
    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,612; rents decreased 0.5% over the past month but were up 1.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Santa Monica

    As rents have increased slightly in Santa Monica, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Monica is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Francisco, and 0.5% in San Diego.
    • Santa Monica's median two-bedroom rent of $2,166 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.8% rise in Santa Monica.
    • While Santa Monica's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Boston (+2.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Monica than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,034, where Santa Monica is more than twice 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
    $1,370
    $1,760
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Long Beach
    $1,380
    $1,780
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Anaheim
    $1,660
    $2,130
    0.8%
    1%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,870
    0.6%
    0.5%
    Irvine
    $2,130
    $2,740
    0.4%
    1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,410
    $1,810
    -1%
    0.6%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,380
    1%
    0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,690
    0.5%
    4.2%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.4%
    0.2%
    Lancaster
    $1,250
    $1,610
    -0.5%
    1.2%
    Palmdale
    $1,470
    $1,890
    -0.3%
    2.7%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,430
    1.7%
    0.4%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,090
    0
    1%
    Pasadena
    $1,640
    $2,110
    -0.1%
    1.4%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,330
    0
    1.5%
    Fullerton
    $1,560
    $2,010
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Downey
    $1,580
    $2,030
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,370
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    West Covina
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    2.6%
    Norwalk
    $1,590
    $2,050
    0.9%
    1%
    Burbank
    $1,620
    $2,090
    -0.6%
    0.6%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,120
    $2,720
    1.2%
    2%
    Carson
    $1,450
    $1,860
    -8.1%
    3.4%
    Santa Monica
    $1,690
    $2,170
    -1%
    1.8%
    Newport Beach
    $2,810
    $3,610
    -1.4%
    -0.5%
    Hawthorne
    $1,250
    $1,600
    -0.1%
    0.5%
    Lake Forest
    $1,940
    $2,490
    -0.3%
    3.7%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0.6%
    0.4%
    Tustin
    $1,940
    $2,490
    -0.1%
    1.6%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,890
    $2,430
    -1.7%
    1.9%
    San Clemente
    $2,330
    $3,000
    -0.4%
    0.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,820
    $2,340
    -0.9%
    -0.6%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,880
    $2,420
    0.5%
    2%
    Paramount
    $1,460
    $1,880
    0.6%
    1%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    2.5%
    Aliso Viejo
    $1,650
    $2,120
    0.4%
    -0.2%
    West Hollywood
    $2,000
    $2,570
    -4.3%
    0.3%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,630
    $3,380
    -2.9%
    2.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,880
    $2,420
    -0.9%
    1.2%
    Dana Point
    $2,070
    $2,660
    -0.7%
    1.4%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,950
    $2,510
    1.7%
    2.2%
    Calabasas
    $2,480
    $3,180
    -0.3%
    4%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,050
    $2,630
    -0.8%
    0.8%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,310
    $2,960
    1.1%
    0.5%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,800
    $3,600
    -0.1%
    -0.8%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,660
    $4,700
    0.4%
    1.4%
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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.

    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.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released results for Santa Monica from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Renters in Santa Monica expressed great satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew W...

    View full Santa Monica Renter Survey

    Here’s how Santa Monica ranks on:

    A+
    Overall satisfaction
    A
    Safety and crime rate
    A+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A+
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    A+
    Quality of schools
    A+
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    C-
    State and local taxes
    B
    Public transit
    A-
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released results for Santa Monica from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “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.”

    Key findings in Santa Monica include the following:

    • Santa Monica renters give their city an A+ overall for satisfaction.
    • The highest-rated categories for Santa Monica were its local job and career opportunities, weather, quality of local schools, and access to parks and community events, which all received an A+ score.
    • Safety and low crime rates (A) also received above-average scores from renters.
    • Renters were mostly satisfied with access to public transit (B) and commute times (B-).
    • Santa Monica renters seemed most dissatisfied with affordability and cost of living (D).
    • Santa Monica ranks high for renter satisfaction, as do nearby Irvine (A+) and Glendale (A+). Renters here are more satisfied than in other California cities such as Long Beach (B+) and Inglewood (C-).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
    View our national survey results here.

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