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208 Condos for rent in Santa Monica, CA

Last updated September 21 at 4:53pm UTC
130 SAN VICENTE Boulevard
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 21 at 4:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,495
2700 NEILSON Way
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 21 at 4:52pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,028
311 HILL Street
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 21 at 4:52pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,750
135 MONTANA Avenue
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 21 at 4:52pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$4,850
639 NAVY Street
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 21 at 6:33am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,995
1912 BROADWAY
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 20 at 4:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,200
923 Ocean Ave
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 20 at 11:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,800
101 Ocean Avenue #E701
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 20 at 11:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$7,900
2518 VIRGINIA Avenue
Pico
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 20 at 6:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
101 CALIFORNIA Avenue
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 19 at 8:46pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$5,600
1719 OCEAN FRONT Walk
Downtown Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 19 at 9:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$19,999
1610 BROADWAY
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$7,450
821 BAY Street
Sunset Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 18 at 7:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,850
126 PACIFIC Street
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 18 at 12:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,200
912 6th Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 16 at 10:53pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,650
1171 FRANKLIN Street
Northeast Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 16 at 7:31pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,000
135 MONTANA Avenue
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 16 at 7:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$7,450
435 MONTANA Avenue
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 16 at 7:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$8,750
135 MONTANA Avenue
North of Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 16 at 7:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,250
1138 20th Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 16 at 1:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,390
150 OCEAN PARK
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 15 at 5:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
1243 25TH Street
Mid-City
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 15 at 5:25pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,900
1118 3RD Street
Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 15 at 5:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
2035 4TH Street
Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
Updated September 15 at 8:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,500

September 2018 Santa Monica Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 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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September 2018 Santa Monica Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 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 declined significantly over the past month

Santa Monica rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Monica stand at $1,650 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,120 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Santa Monica's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Santa Monica over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in all 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.

  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.9% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,600, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • 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 0.4% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.

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

As rents have fallen moderately in Santa Monica, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Monica is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 1.1% in San Francisco, and 0.7% in San Diego.
  • Santa Monica's median two-bedroom rent of $2,120 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 1.4% decline in Santa Monica.
  • While rents in Santa Monica fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Houston (+3.6%), Phoenix (+2.5%), and Austin (+0.8%).
  • 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 $1,750 0.2% 1.1%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,780 0.3% 1.8%
Anaheim $1,650 $2,120 0.9% 3.6%
Santa Ana $1,450 $1,870 0.5% 1.9%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 0.4% 1.7%
Glendale $1,390 $1,790 -0.4% 1.9%
Huntington Beach $1,860 $2,400 0.9% 1.5%
Santa Clarita $2,020 $2,600 1.0% 4.6%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.9% 3.1%
Palmdale $1,580 $2,030 0.4% 3.4%
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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.