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199 Apartments for rent in Seal Beach, CA

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Check out 199 verified apartments for rent in Seal Beach, CA with rents starting as low as $1650. Some apartments for rent in Seal Beach might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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333 1st St , Seal Beach, CA
Bridgeport
Studio
$1,675
405 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,258
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 12:02 PM
Beautifully landscaped apartment community near Seal Beach. Also within easy reach of Pacific Coast Highway. Apartments offer conveniences such as fireplaces, linen closets, kitchen pantries and private patios. On-site community center, gym and swimming pool.
1 Unit Available
100 COASTLINE Drive
100 Coastline Drive , Seal Beach, CA
The Hill
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
1370 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Great one story family home positioned at the end of the cul-de-sac, on a large pie-shaped 7,500 square foot lot in the fantastic and highly desirable beach side community of Seal Beach. This cottage style 1,370 sf home has 4 bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
12200 Montecito Road
12200 Montecito Road , Seal Beach, CA
Old Ranch
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1010 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Beautiful ground level unit in quiet Rossmoor Park. Includes 2 covered carport parking spaces. 2 Large bedrooms & 2 Baths. Dual pane windows and sliders throughout.
1 Unit Available
4872 Dogwood Avenue
4872 Dogwood Avenue , Seal Beach, CA
College Park East
3 Bedrooms
$3,650
1472 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
3 Bedroom, 2 bath remodeled home in College Park East of Seal Beach. This beautiful home is complete from top to bottom.
1 Unit Available
609 Southshore Drive
609 Southshore Dr , Seal Beach, CA
The Hill
3 Bedrooms
$4,250
1480 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. Seal Beach 3BR/2BATH with Indoor Atrium - This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is the quintessential California coastal home.
1 Unit Available
417 Beryl Cove Way
417 Beryl Cove Way , Seal Beach, CA
The Hill
5 Bedrooms
$5,300
3000 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Available 10/01/20 5 Bd 3.5 Ba 3000sf Home Seal Beach $5300mo - Property Id: 368985 09/30/2020 - Mediterranean 2002 home. 5 Bd 3.5 Ba, 3000 sf. Formal entry, soaring ceilings, Front room/ office / study faces beautiful front patio.
1 Unit Available
12300 Montecito Rd Apt 46
12300 Montecito Road , Seal Beach, CA
Old Ranch
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1582 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:33 AM
This truly unique condominium is located in the very desirable Rossmoor community. This beautiful gated complex has a great list of amenities including a pool, community recreation room, gated entry, parking, and more.
1 Unit Available
1602 Ocean Ave.
1602 Ocean Avenue , Seal Beach, CA
Old Town
4 Bedrooms
$5,995
2640 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:24 AM
Stunning 4 Bed 4 Bath Luxury Home Steps From the Sand in Seal Beach! - This stunning and very unique luxury home is located just steps from the sands of Seal Beach.
1 Unit Available
530 Galleon Way
530 Galleon Way , Seal Beach, CA
Bridgeport
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1431 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 06:17 AM
Elevate your expectations with the completely re-envisioned 530 Galleon. Brand new kitchens, bathrooms, floors, appliances, lighting, and more await for you to call this property home as you live at the heart of the Seal Beach lifestyle.
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1 Unit Available
16872 Sims Lane
16872 Sims Street
Huntington Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
900 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:07 PM
Upper: 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Apartment, Kitchen With Oak Cabinets, Granite Counter-Tops, Gas Stove, Dishwasher, Refrigerator (As Is), Separate Dining Area, Ceiling Fans, Hard Wood Flooring Throughout With Carpet In The Bedrooms, Balcony, Vertical Blinds,
1 Unit Available
5042 Mcfadden Avenue
5042 Mcfadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,095
1700 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:07 PM
Large 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home: Remodeled Kitchen with Cherry Oak Cabinets, Granite Counter Tops, New Stainless Steel Appliances, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave Hood, Refrigerator, Separate Dining, Laminate Floors Throughout, Livingroom with Brick
1 Unit Available
16835 Lynn Lane
16835 Lynn Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Studio
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3 Bedrooms
$2,700
1300 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Spacious 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths town-home style apartment only 1 mile to the beach and beautiful Huntington Harbor and shopping center with a Trader Joe's and great restaurants.
1 Unit Available
4892 Kona
4892 Kona Drive
Huntington Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
800 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Unit B for lease! Remodeled unit with new kitchen, 2 bed 1 bath with nice yard! One garage parking.
1 Unit Available
16602 Bordeaux Lane
16602 Bordeaux Lane , Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Harbour
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
1390 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Enjoy the beach and boating lifestyle at this wonderful Fully Furnished French Mediterranean style Townhouse located in the 24 HR Guard Gated Broadmoor development! Very unique location, being just across PCH, On Huntington Harbour's main channel,
1 Unit Available
5946 E The Toledo
5946 The Toledo , Long Beach, CA
Naples
2 Bedrooms
$3,675
1258 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
This wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage located in highly sought after Naples Island features a beautiful living room with hardwood floors, crown molding, fireplace & lovely large front window, galley kitchen with eat-in dining area, & a dining room
1 Unit Available
6020 Lido Lane
6020 Lido Lane , Long Beach, CA
Naples
5 Bedrooms
$16,000
7294 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Will entertain short term leases of 3 months and longer. Ideally situated on the Gold Coast section of the open water on Naples Island. This 5 bed, 8 bath, 7294 sq.ft.
1 Unit Available
16752 Intrepid Lane
16752 Intrepid Lane , Huntington Beach, CA
Sunset Beach
3 Bedrooms
$6,000
2117 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:05 PM
Waterfront Home on Sunset Island with Bayfront Deck, Short term, 60 days+ term rental, 3 Bed, 3 Baths, 2117 SF & Water Views from Most Rooms on 3,600sf waterfront lot.
1 Unit Available
6926 Rendina St.
6926 Rendina Street , Long Beach, CA
Atherton South
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
1265 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
6926 Rendina St.
1 Unit Available
16682 Blanton Ln A
16682 Blanton Street
Huntington Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
800 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Huntington Beach 2BR! Waiting just for you!!! :) - Property Id: 120885 Save a trip! Let us know your deal-breakers! Text 213-640-9404 if you can stop by the property for a viewing.
1 Unit Available
4841 Pearce St. #C
4841 Pearce Dr
Huntington Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1050 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
FULLY REMODELED 2/2 - Walk to Beach - AMAZING!!! - Property Id: 354882 CAN VISIT - SATURDAY Sept 12. Call ASAP. CAN also complete Rental Application in documents! Huntington Harbor 2BR/2BA apartment.
1 Unit Available
16382 De Anza Circle
16382 De Anza Circle , Huntington Beach, CA
Bolsa Chica-Heil
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1000 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Condo - 16382 De Anza Circle, Huntington Beach - 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Lower End Condo. New Paint & Flooring.
1 Unit Available
5382 Hendricksen Drive
5382 Hendricksen Drive , Huntington Beach, CA
Bolsa Chica-Heil
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1214 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Family Home - This fabulous totally remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single family home in the very desirable city of Huntington Beach is now available to lease.
1 Unit Available
4591 WARNER AVENUE
4591 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
1031 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Great Two bed, two bath Condo in Huntington Beach (Includes 2 parking spaces) - Huntington Seaport is a gated community with remote control/key entry which offers a shared pool, spa, fitness room and BBQ area. Cable (basic) water and trash included.
1 Unit Available
4676 OLAS LANE #56C
4676 Olas Drive
Huntington Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
1112 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Huntington Townhomes: 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Attached Townhouse - Huntington Townhomes: 2 Bedroom 1.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Seal Beach?
In Seal Beach, the median rent is $1,542 for a studio, $1,835 for a 1-bedroom, $2,359 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,206 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Seal Beach, check out our monthly Seal Beach Rent Report.
How much is rent in Seal Beach?
In Seal Beach, the median rent is $1,542 for a studio, $1,835 for a 1-bedroom, $2,359 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,206 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Seal Beach, check out our monthly Seal Beach Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Seal Beach?
You can find apartments in Seal Beach that match your maximum budget: under $1,800.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Seal Beach?
You can find apartments in Seal Beach that match your maximum budget: under $1,800.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Seal Beach?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Seal Beach apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Seal Beach apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Seal Beach properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Seal Beach properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Seal Beach?
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 Seal Beach.
How much should I pay for rent in Seal Beach?
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 Seal Beach.
How can I find off-campus housing in Seal Beach?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Seal Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Seal Beach?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Seal Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Los Angeles.

Median Rent in Seal Beach

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Seal Beach is $1,835, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,359.
Studio
$1,542
1 Bed
$1,835
2 Beds
$2,359
3+ Beds
$3,206
City GuideSeal Beach
The wide beaches, ocean views, and eternal sun have attracted filmmakers to Seal Beach since the dawn of movie-making. The most famous production shot here was Cecil B. DeMille's "Ten Commandments," where Moses parted the Red Sea on a flat stretch of sand. This was the 1923 black-and-white version with Theodore Roberts as Moses and not the 1956 color version with Charlton Heston. (Bet you didn't know there were two of them.)
The wide beaches, ocean views, and eternal sun have attracted filmmakers to Seal Beach since the dawn of movie-making. The most famous production shot here was Cecil B. DeMille's "Ten Commandments," where Moses parted the Red Sea on a flat stretch of sand. This was the 1923 black-and-white version with Theodore Roberts as Moses and not the 1956 color version with Charlton Heston. (Bet you didn't know there were two of them.)

Quaint, uncrowded and not overdeveloped, Seal Beach stands out as the quintessential southern California beach town, complete with wooden pier, two miles of oceanfront, and just a few Starbucks. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything taller than three stories even among the commercial buildings. The locals are friendly and seem to consist mostly of surfboard toting beach-lovers.

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

Getting to Know Seal Beach

Seal Beach is wedged into the northwest corner of Orange County. You can reach it on the coast through Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), from north or south on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) or from the east on the Garden Grove Freeway (SR22). Nearly two-thirds of the city consists of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, which houses a classified contingent of heroes. (For security reasons, the government would like you to pretend the base isn't there.) This doesn't leave much room for the city's 24,168 residents.

Getting to Know Seal Beach
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Seal Beach is wedged into the northwest corner of Orange County. You can reach it on the coast through Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), from north or south on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) or from the east on the Garden Grove Freeway (SR22). Nearly two-thirds of the city consists of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, which houses a classified contingent of heroes. (For security reasons, the government would like you to pretend the base isn't there.) This doesn't leave much room for the city's 24,168 residents.

Rental Tips

When moving to Seal Beach, you want to tip the rental balance in your favor with so few units available. Apartment managers want to know that you make enough to afford the unit, and that you're financially responsible. You prove the first with pay stubs. You reveal the second through a good credit report. To check yours for free, visit AnnualCreditReport.com. Then clean up your credit by paying off as many of your obligations as you can.

Rental Tips
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When moving to Seal Beach, you want to tip the rental balance in your favor with so few units available. Apartment managers want to know that you make enough to afford the unit, and that you're financially responsible. You prove the first with pay stubs. You reveal the second through a good credit report. To check yours for free, visit AnnualCreditReport.com. Then clean up your credit by paying off as many of your obligations as you can.

The Neighborhoods

There are literally just a couple of apartment complexes within city limits, so many who frequent local streets live in larger adjacent cities, like Long Beach. If you want to lease a home in the city, you're more likely to do it with a rental house or condominium. To make it easier to find these pads, go through a rental or real-estate agent. Otherwise, your residential options include the following:

City Center: You might be surprised to find that the city center is nowhere near the center of the city at all. In fact, it's on the coast, which is the western edge of town. However, whether you're interested in a studio apartment or a two-bedroom, you'll find it here. There are tons of apartments in the area, but they're pricy. You get what you pay for, though, since you'll be closest to all the best amenities, dining, entertainment and more -- right outside of your door! You'll also be able to go to the beach whenever you want. Dreamy.

Eastern Seal Beach: Eastern Seal Beach is the place to look if you're looking for affordable rental apartments. It's far from the epicenter of town, which exists at the beach. But the best part about Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of housing options at prices that are budget-friendly. Another great perk of Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of regular, suburban businesses - so you can get your errands done, shop and eat right by your home.

The Neighborhoods
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There are literally just a couple of apartment complexes within city limits, so many who frequent local streets live in larger adjacent cities, like Long Beach. If you want to lease a home in the city, you're more likely to do it with a rental house or condominium. To make it easier to find these pads, go through a rental or real-estate agent. Otherwise, your residential options include the following:

City Center: You might be surprised to find that the city center is nowhere near the center of the city at all. In fact, it's on the coast, which is the western edge of town. However, whether you're interested in a studio apartment or a two-bedroom, you'll find it here. There are tons of apartments in the area, but they're pricy. You get what you pay for, though, since you'll be closest to all the best amenities, dining, entertainment and more -- right outside of your door! You'll also be able to go to the beach whenever you want. Dreamy.

Eastern Seal Beach: Eastern Seal Beach is the place to look if you're looking for affordable rental apartments. It's far from the epicenter of town, which exists at the beach. But the best part about Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of housing options at prices that are budget-friendly. Another great perk of Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of regular, suburban businesses - so you can get your errands done, shop and eat right by your home.

Getting Around Seal Beach

The Orange County Transit Authority takes charge of public transit for Seal Beach, which means slow service that's only marginally better than walking (and only if there's a hurricane). Like in the rest of southern California, you need your own wheels to get around.

Fortunately, rentals, private homes, and businesses offer car owners lots of parking spots, carports or garages. Parking is free throughout the city but be sure to pay attention to the signs. Some streets limit your stay to a couple of hours.

Three beach parking lots, at just a few dollars for a couple of hours, offer spaces for those who want to be near the water. That is, unless you have the wheelchair sticker on your license plate. Then it costs nothing.

Traffic is usually manageable except in summer when everyone from Orange County passes through the streets at the same time just to reach the water.

Getting Around Seal Beach
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The Orange County Transit Authority takes charge of public transit for Seal Beach, which means slow service that's only marginally better than walking (and only if there's a hurricane). Like in the rest of southern California, you need your own wheels to get around.

Fortunately, rentals, private homes, and businesses offer car owners lots of parking spots, carports or garages. Parking is free throughout the city but be sure to pay attention to the signs. Some streets limit your stay to a couple of hours.

Three beach parking lots, at just a few dollars for a couple of hours, offer spaces for those who want to be near the water. That is, unless you have the wheelchair sticker on your license plate. Then it costs nothing.

Traffic is usually manageable except in summer when everyone from Orange County passes through the streets at the same time just to reach the water.

What to Do in Seal Beach

There's one main reason you want an apartment for rent in Seal Beach, so head for the sands. Bring everything you need for the day, because all you'll find near the water are clusters of pine trees, some picnic tables, a volleyball net or two, and the protection of lifeguards.

The Municipal Pier may be a more happening place. It was built in 1906 and is the second-longest wooden pier in southern California (with the first at Oceanside). You can fish, watch the waves or surf near it. Another popular place to hang ten is at the mouth of the San Gabriel River, more locally known as Stingray Bay. The heated water from upstream power plants beckons the stingrays to gather in this area.

More natural wonders show up at the 911 acres of National Wildlife Refuge, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service looks after. It shelters three endangered bird species as well as a saltwater marsh. Because the sanctuary sprawls near a military installation, you can only visit during the monthly guided tours, generally held on the last Saturday of each month. You can also volunteer to restore the habitat or pick up trash on the first Wednesday of each month.

There's more nature, of the more manicured kind, at Eisenhower Park, with magnificent ocean views, and Gum Grove Park, with a hiking trail through a eucalyptus forest. Pooches perk up at the dog run of Arbor Park.

Man-made wonders say buy me from over 70 boutiques, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants at Main Street. Because the charming one-story facades of these retailers huddle within a three-block area, you can easily visit them all on two feet.

For more organized diversions, attend one of the annual events. The Classic Car Show closes down Main Street to display over 500 classic cars. The Lion's Club has been holding its International Fish Fry since 1943, making it the community's longest-running extravaganza.

What to Do in Seal Beach
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There's one main reason you want an apartment for rent in Seal Beach, so head for the sands. Bring everything you need for the day, because all you'll find near the water are clusters of pine trees, some picnic tables, a volleyball net or two, and the protection of lifeguards.

The Municipal Pier may be a more happening place. It was built in 1906 and is the second-longest wooden pier in southern California (with the first at Oceanside). You can fish, watch the waves or surf near it. Another popular place to hang ten is at the mouth of the San Gabriel River, more locally known as Stingray Bay. The heated water from upstream power plants beckons the stingrays to gather in this area.

More natural wonders show up at the 911 acres of National Wildlife Refuge, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service looks after. It shelters three endangered bird species as well as a saltwater marsh. Because the sanctuary sprawls near a military installation, you can only visit during the monthly guided tours, generally held on the last Saturday of each month. You can also volunteer to restore the habitat or pick up trash on the first Wednesday of each month.

There's more nature, of the more manicured kind, at Eisenhower Park, with magnificent ocean views, and Gum Grove Park, with a hiking trail through a eucalyptus forest. Pooches perk up at the dog run of Arbor Park.

Man-made wonders say buy me from over 70 boutiques, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants at Main Street. Because the charming one-story facades of these retailers huddle within a three-block area, you can easily visit them all on two feet.

For more organized diversions, attend one of the annual events. The Classic Car Show closes down Main Street to display over 500 classic cars. The Lion's Club has been holding its International Fish Fry since 1943, making it the community's longest-running extravaganza.

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City GuideSeal Beach
The wide beaches, ocean views, and eternal sun have attracted filmmakers to Seal Beach since the dawn of movie-making. The most famous production shot here was Cecil B. DeMille's "Ten Commandments," where Moses parted the Red Sea on a flat stretch of sand. This was the 1923 black-and-white version with Theodore Roberts as Moses and not the 1956 color version with Charlton Heston. (Bet you didn't know there were two of them.)
The wide beaches, ocean views, and eternal sun have attracted filmmakers to Seal Beach since the dawn of movie-making. The most famous production shot here was Cecil B. DeMille's "Ten Commandments," where Moses parted the Red Sea on a flat stretch of sand. This was the 1923 black-and-white version with Theodore Roberts as Moses and not the 1956 color version with Charlton Heston. (Bet you didn't know there were two of them.)

Quaint, uncrowded and not overdeveloped, Seal Beach stands out as the quintessential southern California beach town, complete with wooden pier, two miles of oceanfront, and just a few Starbucks. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything taller than three stories even among the commercial buildings. The locals are friendly and seem to consist mostly of surfboard toting beach-lovers.

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

Getting to Know Seal Beach

Seal Beach is wedged into the northwest corner of Orange County. You can reach it on the coast through Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), from north or south on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) or from the east on the Garden Grove Freeway (SR22). Nearly two-thirds of the city consists of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, which houses a classified contingent of heroes. (For security reasons, the government would like you to pretend the base isn't there.) This doesn't leave much room for the city's 24,168 residents.

Getting to Know Seal Beach
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Seal Beach is wedged into the northwest corner of Orange County. You can reach it on the coast through Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), from north or south on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) or from the east on the Garden Grove Freeway (SR22). Nearly two-thirds of the city consists of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, which houses a classified contingent of heroes. (For security reasons, the government would like you to pretend the base isn't there.) This doesn't leave much room for the city's 24,168 residents.

Rental Tips

When moving to Seal Beach, you want to tip the rental balance in your favor with so few units available. Apartment managers want to know that you make enough to afford the unit, and that you're financially responsible. You prove the first with pay stubs. You reveal the second through a good credit report. To check yours for free, visit AnnualCreditReport.com. Then clean up your credit by paying off as many of your obligations as you can.

Rental Tips
+

When moving to Seal Beach, you want to tip the rental balance in your favor with so few units available. Apartment managers want to know that you make enough to afford the unit, and that you're financially responsible. You prove the first with pay stubs. You reveal the second through a good credit report. To check yours for free, visit AnnualCreditReport.com. Then clean up your credit by paying off as many of your obligations as you can.

The Neighborhoods

There are literally just a couple of apartment complexes within city limits, so many who frequent local streets live in larger adjacent cities, like Long Beach. If you want to lease a home in the city, you're more likely to do it with a rental house or condominium. To make it easier to find these pads, go through a rental or real-estate agent. Otherwise, your residential options include the following:

City Center: You might be surprised to find that the city center is nowhere near the center of the city at all. In fact, it's on the coast, which is the western edge of town. However, whether you're interested in a studio apartment or a two-bedroom, you'll find it here. There are tons of apartments in the area, but they're pricy. You get what you pay for, though, since you'll be closest to all the best amenities, dining, entertainment and more -- right outside of your door! You'll also be able to go to the beach whenever you want. Dreamy.

Eastern Seal Beach: Eastern Seal Beach is the place to look if you're looking for affordable rental apartments. It's far from the epicenter of town, which exists at the beach. But the best part about Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of housing options at prices that are budget-friendly. Another great perk of Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of regular, suburban businesses - so you can get your errands done, shop and eat right by your home.

The Neighborhoods
+

There are literally just a couple of apartment complexes within city limits, so many who frequent local streets live in larger adjacent cities, like Long Beach. If you want to lease a home in the city, you're more likely to do it with a rental house or condominium. To make it easier to find these pads, go through a rental or real-estate agent. Otherwise, your residential options include the following:

City Center: You might be surprised to find that the city center is nowhere near the center of the city at all. In fact, it's on the coast, which is the western edge of town. However, whether you're interested in a studio apartment or a two-bedroom, you'll find it here. There are tons of apartments in the area, but they're pricy. You get what you pay for, though, since you'll be closest to all the best amenities, dining, entertainment and more -- right outside of your door! You'll also be able to go to the beach whenever you want. Dreamy.

Eastern Seal Beach: Eastern Seal Beach is the place to look if you're looking for affordable rental apartments. It's far from the epicenter of town, which exists at the beach. But the best part about Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of housing options at prices that are budget-friendly. Another great perk of Eastern Seal Beach is that it has tons of regular, suburban businesses - so you can get your errands done, shop and eat right by your home.

Getting Around Seal Beach

The Orange County Transit Authority takes charge of public transit for Seal Beach, which means slow service that's only marginally better than walking (and only if there's a hurricane). Like in the rest of southern California, you need your own wheels to get around.

Fortunately, rentals, private homes, and businesses offer car owners lots of parking spots, carports or garages. Parking is free throughout the city but be sure to pay attention to the signs. Some streets limit your stay to a couple of hours.

Three beach parking lots, at just a few dollars for a couple of hours, offer spaces for those who want to be near the water. That is, unless you have the wheelchair sticker on your license plate. Then it costs nothing.

Traffic is usually manageable except in summer when everyone from Orange County passes through the streets at the same time just to reach the water.

Getting Around Seal Beach
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The Orange County Transit Authority takes charge of public transit for Seal Beach, which means slow service that's only marginally better than walking (and only if there's a hurricane). Like in the rest of southern California, you need your own wheels to get around.

Fortunately, rentals, private homes, and businesses offer car owners lots of parking spots, carports or garages. Parking is free throughout the city but be sure to pay attention to the signs. Some streets limit your stay to a couple of hours.

Three beach parking lots, at just a few dollars for a couple of hours, offer spaces for those who want to be near the water. That is, unless you have the wheelchair sticker on your license plate. Then it costs nothing.

Traffic is usually manageable except in summer when everyone from Orange County passes through the streets at the same time just to reach the water.

What to Do in Seal Beach

There's one main reason you want an apartment for rent in Seal Beach, so head for the sands. Bring everything you need for the day, because all you'll find near the water are clusters of pine trees, some picnic tables, a volleyball net or two, and the protection of lifeguards.

The Municipal Pier may be a more happening place. It was built in 1906 and is the second-longest wooden pier in southern California (with the first at Oceanside). You can fish, watch the waves or surf near it. Another popular place to hang ten is at the mouth of the San Gabriel River, more locally known as Stingray Bay. The heated water from upstream power plants beckons the stingrays to gather in this area.

More natural wonders show up at the 911 acres of National Wildlife Refuge, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service looks after. It shelters three endangered bird species as well as a saltwater marsh. Because the sanctuary sprawls near a military installation, you can only visit during the monthly guided tours, generally held on the last Saturday of each month. You can also volunteer to restore the habitat or pick up trash on the first Wednesday of each month.

There's more nature, of the more manicured kind, at Eisenhower Park, with magnificent ocean views, and Gum Grove Park, with a hiking trail through a eucalyptus forest. Pooches perk up at the dog run of Arbor Park.

Man-made wonders say buy me from over 70 boutiques, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants at Main Street. Because the charming one-story facades of these retailers huddle within a three-block area, you can easily visit them all on two feet.

For more organized diversions, attend one of the annual events. The Classic Car Show closes down Main Street to display over 500 classic cars. The Lion's Club has been holding its International Fish Fry since 1943, making it the community's longest-running extravaganza.

What to Do in Seal Beach
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There's one main reason you want an apartment for rent in Seal Beach, so head for the sands. Bring everything you need for the day, because all you'll find near the water are clusters of pine trees, some picnic tables, a volleyball net or two, and the protection of lifeguards.

The Municipal Pier may be a more happening place. It was built in 1906 and is the second-longest wooden pier in southern California (with the first at Oceanside). You can fish, watch the waves or surf near it. Another popular place to hang ten is at the mouth of the San Gabriel River, more locally known as Stingray Bay. The heated water from upstream power plants beckons the stingrays to gather in this area.

More natural wonders show up at the 911 acres of National Wildlife Refuge, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service looks after. It shelters three endangered bird species as well as a saltwater marsh. Because the sanctuary sprawls near a military installation, you can only visit during the monthly guided tours, generally held on the last Saturday of each month. You can also volunteer to restore the habitat or pick up trash on the first Wednesday of each month.

There's more nature, of the more manicured kind, at Eisenhower Park, with magnificent ocean views, and Gum Grove Park, with a hiking trail through a eucalyptus forest. Pooches perk up at the dog run of Arbor Park.

Man-made wonders say buy me from over 70 boutiques, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants at Main Street. Because the charming one-story facades of these retailers huddle within a three-block area, you can easily visit them all on two feet.

For more organized diversions, attend one of the annual events. The Classic Car Show closes down Main Street to display over 500 classic cars. The Lion's Club has been holding its International Fish Fry since 1943, making it the community's longest-running extravaganza.

Rent Report
Seal Beach

September 2020 Seal Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Seal Beach Rent Report. Seal Beach rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Seal Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Seal Beach rents declined over the past month

Seal Beach rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Seal Beach stand at $1,836 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,359 for a two-bedroom. Seal Beach's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Seal Beach over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. 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 $1,655; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
    • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,354, while one-bedrooms go for $1,832.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,714; rents were up 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Seal Beach

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

    • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
    • Seal Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $2,359 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Seal Beach fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Seal Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,022, where Seal Beach 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,350
    $1,740
    -0.2%
    -1.2%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,780
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,670
    $2,150
    0.1%
    0.4%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0.1%
    -1%
    Irvine
    $2,110
    $2,710
    0.3%
    -1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,390
    $1,790
    -0.4%
    0
    Huntington Beach
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0
    -1.9%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,680
    1.1%
    0
    Garden Grove
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0.3%
    -0.1%
    Lancaster
    $1,290
    $1,650
    0.3%
    3%
    Palmdale
    $1,480
    $1,910
    0.4%
    1.5%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,430
    0.6%
    -2.2%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0
    -0.4%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1.8%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    0.1%
    Fullerton
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.1%
    0.5%
    El Monte
    $1,460
    $1,880
    0
    13.3%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0
    -0.4%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.2%
    0.2%
    West Covina
    $1,820
    $2,330
    0.6%
    0.6%
    Norwalk
    $1,600
    $2,060
    0
    -0.1%
    Burbank
    $1,600
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1%
    South Gate
    $990
    $1,270
    0
    1.4%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,100
    $2,700
    0.5%
    -2%
    Carson
    $1,590
    $2,050
    0.7%
    20%
    Santa Monica
    $1,700
    $2,180
    -0.9%
    1.9%
    Westminster
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0.3%
    3.3%
    Newport Beach
    $2,900
    $3,730
    0.5%
    4.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,270
    $1,630
    0
    1.7%
    Lake Forest
    $2,010
    $2,580
    0.4%
    4.8%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0
    -0.5%
    Tustin
    $1,980
    $2,540
    0.3%
    2.2%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,930
    $2,490
    0.1%
    4.6%
    San Clemente
    $2,370
    $3,060
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,780
    $2,280
    0.7%
    -1.7%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,840
    $2,370
    0.3%
    -2.6%
    Paramount
    $1,490
    $1,910
    0.7%
    1.5%
    Placentia
    $2,080
    $2,680
    0.4%
    -1.1%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,040
    $2,630
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,880
    $4,980
    0
    -0.2%
    Brea
    $2,030
    $2,610
    0
    2.9%
    West Hollywood
    $2,020
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    5.2%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,680
    $3,440
    0
    5.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,940
    $2,490
    0.9%
    4%
    Dana Point
    $2,130
    $2,730
    0.7%
    3.2%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,910
    $2,450
    0.4%
    -3.3%
    Seal Beach
    $1,840
    $2,360
    -0.1%
    -1%
    Calabasas
    $2,460
    $3,160
    0
    -0.8%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,140
    $2,750
    0.7%
    5.8%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,270
    $2,910
    0.7%
    -1.7%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,780
    $3,570
    1.1%
    -0.5%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,510
    $4,510
    -0.7%
    -4.4%
    See More

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Seal Beach Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Seal Beach Rent Report. Seal Beach rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Seal Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Seal Beach Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Seal Beach Rent Report. Seal Beach rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Seal Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Seal Beach rents declined over the past month

    Seal Beach rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Seal Beach stand at $1,836 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,359 for a two-bedroom. Seal Beach's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Los Angeles Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Seal Beach over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. 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 $1,655; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
      • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,354, while one-bedrooms go for $1,832.
      • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,714; rents were up 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Seal Beach

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

      • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
      • Seal Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $2,359 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Seal Beach fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Seal Beach than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,022, where Seal Beach 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,350
      $1,740
      -0.2%
      -1.2%
      Long Beach
      $1,390
      $1,780
      0.1%
      0.3%
      Anaheim
      $1,670
      $2,150
      0.1%
      0.4%
      Santa Ana
      $1,450
      $1,860
      0.1%
      -1%
      Irvine
      $2,110
      $2,710
      0.3%
      -1.2%
      Glendale
      $1,390
      $1,790
      -0.4%
      0
      Huntington Beach
      $1,830
      $2,350
      0
      -1.9%
      Santa Clarita
      $2,090
      $2,680
      1.1%
      0
      Garden Grove
      $1,640
      $2,100
      0.3%
      -0.1%
      Lancaster
      $1,290
      $1,650
      0.3%
      3%
      Palmdale
      $1,480
      $1,910
      0.4%
      1.5%
      Pomona
      $1,120
      $1,430
      0.6%
      -2.2%
      Torrance
      $1,620
      $2,080
      0
      -0.4%
      Pasadena
      $1,610
      $2,060
      -0.2%
      -1.8%
      Orange
      $1,810
      $2,320
      0.1%
      0.1%
      Fullerton
      $1,570
      $2,020
      0.1%
      0.5%
      El Monte
      $1,460
      $1,880
      0
      13.3%
      Downey
      $1,570
      $2,020
      0
      -0.4%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,840
      $2,360
      0.2%
      0.2%
      West Covina
      $1,820
      $2,330
      0.6%
      0.6%
      Norwalk
      $1,600
      $2,060
      0
      -0.1%
      Burbank
      $1,600
      $2,060
      -0.2%
      -1%
      South Gate
      $990
      $1,270
      0
      1.4%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,100
      $2,700
      0.5%
      -2%
      Carson
      $1,590
      $2,050
      0.7%
      20%
      Santa Monica
      $1,700
      $2,180
      -0.9%
      1.9%
      Westminster
      $1,620
      $2,080
      0.3%
      3.3%
      Newport Beach
      $2,900
      $3,730
      0.5%
      4.8%
      Hawthorne
      $1,270
      $1,630
      0
      1.7%
      Lake Forest
      $2,010
      $2,580
      0.4%
      4.8%
      Bellflower
      $1,350
      $1,740
      0
      -0.5%
      Tustin
      $1,980
      $2,540
      0.3%
      2.2%
      Redondo Beach
      $1,930
      $2,490
      0.1%
      4.6%
      San Clemente
      $2,370
      $3,060
      0.2%
      2.5%
      Laguna Niguel
      $1,780
      $2,280
      0.7%
      -1.7%
      Fountain Valley
      $1,840
      $2,370
      0.3%
      -2.6%
      Paramount
      $1,490
      $1,910
      0.7%
      1.5%
      Placentia
      $2,080
      $2,680
      0.4%
      -1.1%
      Rancho Santa Margarita
      $2,040
      $2,630
      0.3%
      0.9%
      Rancho Palos Verdes
      $3,880
      $4,980
      0
      -0.2%
      Brea
      $2,030
      $2,610
      0
      2.9%
      West Hollywood
      $2,020
      $2,590
      -0.1%
      5.2%
      Beverly Hills
      $2,680
      $3,440
      0
      5.1%
      San Dimas
      $1,940
      $2,490
      0.9%
      4%
      Dana Point
      $2,130
      $2,730
      0.7%
      3.2%
      Laguna Hills
      $1,910
      $2,450
      0.4%
      -3.3%
      Seal Beach
      $1,840
      $2,360
      -0.1%
      -1%
      Calabasas
      $2,460
      $3,160
      0
      -0.8%
      Laguna Beach
      $2,140
      $2,750
      0.7%
      5.8%
      Agoura Hills
      $2,270
      $2,910
      0.7%
      -1.7%
      Hermosa Beach
      $2,020
      $2,600
      0.1%
      -0.1%
      Stevenson Ranch
      $2,780
      $3,570
      1.1%
      -0.5%
      Marina del Rey
      $3,510
      $4,510
      -0.7%
      -4.4%
      See More

      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.