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208 Condos for rent in Santa Monica, CA

Last updated November 13 at 5:50pm UTC
3110 HIGHLAND
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:50pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,350
130 SAN VICENTE Boulevard
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,450
135 MONTANA Avenue
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$4,850
1328 19TH Street
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,250
757 OCEAN Avenue
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$4,200
2700 NEILSON Way
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:49pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,695
1241 5TH Street
Downtown Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 13 at 5:48pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,195
833 10TH Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 11 at 1:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
214 BICKNELL Avenue
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 11 at 1:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$6,495
1118 16TH Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 10 at 1:52pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
953 4TH
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 10 at 1:52pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,195
1418 26th Street
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 10 at 2:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,950
1534 17TH Street
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 10 at 2:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$4,500
153 SAN VICENTE
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 9 at 2:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,900
847 5TH Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 9 at 2:07pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
817 5TH Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 8 at 1:57pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,950
1118 3RD Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 7 at 9:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
908 6TH Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 7 at 9:39pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,600
3010 COLORADO Avenue
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 7 at 9:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,200
2613 6TH Street
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 9 at 10:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,100
1328 19TH Street
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 9 at 5:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
2311 4TH Street
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 8 at 5:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,700
1719 OCEAN FRONT Walk
Downtown Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 7 at 9:39pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$19,999
811 6TH Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated November 9 at 2:07pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,895

November 2018 Santa Monica Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Santa Monica Rent Report. Santa Monica rents increased 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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November 2018 Santa Monica Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Santa Monica Rent Report. Santa Monica rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Santa Monica rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Monica stand at $1,660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,130 for a two-bedroom. Santa Monica's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Santa Monica throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data. 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 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,610, while one-bedrooms go for $2,030.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,370, while one-bedrooms go for $1,850.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents increased 0.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 2.3% over the past year.

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

Rent growth in Santa Monica has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Monica is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents moderately increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Francisco, and 0.9% in San Diego.
  • Santa Monica's median two-bedroom rent of $2,130 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Santa Monica.
  • While rents in Santa Monica remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.0%), Austin (+2.3%), and Houston (+1.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,050, $1,420, and $1,030 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Monica than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, 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 0.0% 1.3%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,780 -0.2% 1.0%
Anaheim $1,650 $2,120 -0.7% 2.2%
Santa Ana $1,450 $1,860 -0.6% 0.4%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 0.1% 0.2%
Glendale $1,400 $1,800 0.9% 2.0%
Huntington Beach $1,850 $2,370 -1.4% -0.8%
Santa Clarita $2,030 $2,610 0.2% 4.1%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 -0.1% -0.7%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.2% 2.3%
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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.