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591 Apartments for rent in Signal Hill, CA

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2296 Gaviota Avenue
2296 Gaviota Avenue
Signal Hill, CA | Civic Center
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1041 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Remodeled 2 bedroom Condo with Master bedroom and Bath, Perfect for a Professional couple, This gated community with 2 parking spaces, Has laundry onsite, a Jacuzzi and Sauna.
1 Unit Available
2699 E 20th Street
2699 East 20th Street
Signal Hill, CA | Hilltop
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1100 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Luxury Furnished Upstairs Apartment! 2 Spacious bedrooms 2 baths with AC. Gorgeous Sunset views! wood flooring and granite kitchen counters. Recently completely remodeled, plus a private patio with City and Sunset views!
1 Unit Available
2022 Dawson Ave
2022 Dawson Avenue
Signal Hill, CA | Southeast Signal Hill
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Charming Signal Hill Duplex - Property Id: 366460 Two bedroom one bath unit with spacious covered patio featuring scenic views. Washer and dryer, stove, dishwasher, and covered parking all included. Water, gas and electric included.
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6 Units Available
The Landing at Long Beach
1613 Ximeno Ave
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$2,100
522 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
862 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Due to Covid-19 Our Leasing office is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please Call 562-242-0191 or Email TheLandinglb.cd@fpimgt.com or TheLandinglb.assist@fpimgt.
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6 Units Available
Bay Hill Apartments
3801 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$2,488
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,618
1084 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:50 PM
Yards from Los Alamitos Circle and Community Hospital of Long Beach. Modern apartments with luxury kitchen, furniture, patio/balcony, and private laundry. Residents have use of a pool, sauna, and hot tub.
Verified
11 Units Available
Hathaway
3500 Hathaway Ave
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$1,895
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,285
873 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:50 PM
Just minutes from Long Beach. Pet-friendly apartment community boasts stunning mountain and city views. Floor plans feature spacious closets and private balconies. On-site amenities include two swimming pools, reserved covered car parking and laundry facilities.
Verified
1 Unit Available
2127 Pacific Ave
2127 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA | South Wrigley
1 Bedroom
$1,300
Last updated November 26 at 12:30 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 2127 Pacific Ave in Long Beach. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1060 Walnut Ave - 204
1060 Walnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,550
615 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Beautiful 1bed/1bath Lush landscaping and a tranquil courtyard, complete with fountain await you. The building has an elevator and secured, gated parking. The entrance has controlled access through a Sentex Entry System.
1 Unit Available
1119 Saint Louis Avenue - 3
1119 Saint Louis Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
Studio
$1,295
450 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Property Address: 1119 St Louis Ave, #3, Long Beach, CA 90804 For Questions or Showing Times Please text/call Nayeli 310-408-8394 or email nayeli @ entouragepm .com You will fall in love with this beautiful studio. Hardwood floors throughout.
1 Unit Available
1130 Raymond Avenue - 8
1130 Raymond Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,095
500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Property Address: 1130 Raymond Avenue Long Beach CA 90804 To schedule a viewing please text Tara show contact info or email tara @ propertypros.
1 Unit Available
3530 ELM Avenue
3530 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA | California Heights
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1052 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Will consider very small pet Shown by Appointment only. Call Kenny 562-477-1489 Awesome top floor corner unit condo. Move in ready with Clean paint and carpet, vinyl flooring and vertical blinds. Vaulted ceilings. Private balcony overlooks area.
1 Unit Available
1150 Ohio Avenue
1150 Ohio Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Eastside
2 Bedrooms
$1,749
950 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is approx. 950 Sq. ft.////2 PARKING=1 CAR GARAGE WITH ROOM FOR A 2ND CAR OUTSIDE THE GARAGE DOOR//NEW STOVE//18 Cu. ft.
1 Unit Available
743 Saint Louis Avenue
743 Saint Louis Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
975 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
2 LARGE BEDROOMS+ 2 FULL BATHS=2 MASTER SUITES+2 PARKING SPACES// VAULTED CEILINGS//LARGE PRIVATE BALCONY//GATED BUILDING WITH INSIDE PARKING//WASHER & DRYER IN THE UNIT// NEW WOOD/VINYL FLOORS//NEW DECORATOR SELECT PAINT//GRANITE COUNTERS//LARGE
1 Unit Available
1815 Locust Avenue
1815 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Southeast Wrigley
1 Bedroom
$1,425
650 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Nice 1bed/1bath upstairs apartment with 1-car garage in the City of Long Beach. Large living area with laminated wood flooring throughout. Living room sliding door also leads to the private balcony area.
1 Unit Available
2290 Locust Avenue
2290 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Southeast Wrigley
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
850 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Nice 2bed/1bath apt & 1-car assigned parking in the City of Long Beach. Kitchen comes with a stove and oven. ***Refrigerator was left by the previous tenant. New tenants can keep it but owner will not maintain it.
1 Unit Available
3511 Elm Avenue
3511 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA | California Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
1263 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:33 PM
Large 2 bedroom 2 bath condo located in rear of the building offering a very private location. Light and bright with outdoor balcony. Newer carpets and paint. Each bedroom has an attached bathroom and large closets. Secure building and parking.
1 Unit Available
1335 Junipero Ave
1335 Junipero Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
Studio
$1,250
500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Beautiful craftsman studio located next to the historic Rose Park neighborhood and a short bike ride from the beach. Gorgeous fully fenced and gated small community. New floors, new paint, new kitchen, large walk in closet, stunning vanity.
1 Unit Available
2350 Cedar Ave - 3
2350 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA | South Wrigley
1 Bedroom
$1,550
700 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 02:35 PM
parking garage available for additional $150.00 a month
1 Unit Available
3305 E Ransom St
3305 Ransom Street
Long Beach, CA | Lee School
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
840 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Minutes from Belmont Shore and Downtown Long Beach, this convenient condo offers open and airy floorplan with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 840 square feet of living space. Located on second floor with stair access of 8 unit complex.
1 Unit Available
2474 Elm Ave
2474 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
850 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in a small 4 unit building. Recently Renovated BRAND NEW EVERYTHING. Open to 2 bedroom, 1 bath Apartment, Long Beach Ca 90806 EVERYTHING NEW. New fixtures and cabinetry in kitchen and bathroom.
1 Unit Available
1725 Lemon Ave
1725 Lemon Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Central Long Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,100
360 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Come and enjoy this gorgeous apartment home with all new designer flooring, two-tone designer paint, Caesar-stone countertops, new bathroom vanity and fixtures, stainless steel range and range hood, and new fixtures throughout.
1 Unit Available
2226 Mira Mar Avenue
2226 Miramar Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Stearns Park
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
1350 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Astonishing 2 bedroom Home with Bonus Room in Long Beach! - This marvelous home is a must see to believe! This 2 bedroom 2 bath house offers an open living/dining room area with hardwood floors, fresh paint and lots of natural lighting.
1 Unit Available
3926 Wilton
3926 Wilton Street
Long Beach, CA | Bryant School
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
900 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Available 12/01/20 Belmont Heights Long Beach 2 Bdrm House - Property Id: 163773 Spanish Adobe Style Historical home with hardwood floors,huge backyard , located in quiet neighborhood near traffic circle .
1 Unit Available
2315 Earl Ave
2315 North Earl Avenue
Long Beach, CA | Southeast Wrigley
1 Bedroom
$1,550
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Huge 1 bed with balcony and fire place - Property Id: 421342 Video recording below https://youtu.
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How much is rent in Signal Hill?
Apartment Rentals in Signal Hill start at $2,000/month.
How much is rent in Signal Hill?
Apartment Rentals in Signal Hill start at $2,000/month.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Signal Hill 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 Signal Hill 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.
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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 Signal Hill.
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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 Signal Hill.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Signal Hill. 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 Signal Hill?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Signal Hill. 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.

City Guide

Signal Hill
Before urbanization blocked sight lines with walls, roof lines, towers and palm trees, you could actually clearly see the hill that gives the city part of its name. As for the other part, long ago signal fires were lit on this hill that could be seen even from Catalina Island.
Before urbanization blocked sight lines with walls, roof lines, towers and palm trees, you could actually clearly see the hill that gives the city part of its name. As for the other part, long ago signal fires were lit on this hill that could be seen even from Catalina Island.

After it became part of a ranch, Signal Hill was supposed to be a tiny enclave heralded by a few mansions. But in 1917, oil wells sprouted across the landscape, making the city one of the most productive oil fields in the country. Only a few of the gushers remain. In their place rose houses, offices and parks -- maybe more green space than you expect to find in just 2.2 square miles. Fortunately, the 11,465 residents (per 2010 census) are okay with all those trees and fields.

Moving to Signal Hill

The warm California sun is good for more than tanning yourself. It also makes it easy to move to the city any time of year. There's no need to worry about freezing your fingers while carrying your box of belongings or digging through a snowdrift to get to your front door. Just think about the time of day. Avoid rush hour, especially if you're paying hourly rates, or your stuff will spend more time parked on the freeway than it does being unloaded. Try weekend mornings for the least traffic on I-405, Signal Hill's connecting freeway.

If you're coming by air, Long Beach Airport is just right across the 405. But if you're from out of state, brace yourself for a slap in the face from the rents. Monthly rates can easily be double what you're used to, although not quite as much if you're from a major metro area. The higher fee does get you some perks. Off-street parking, swimming pools and laundry facilities are common to most complexes.

You're not going to be getting a break from the rent, not when hoards of new arrivals constantly flood the area to enjoy the fair weather. But if you want to try the haggling approach, you're more likely to meet success with owners of house rentals or those who have a single apartment out back. With either complex or solo owner, make sure your monthly income is at least three or four times the rent. But your landlords aren't heartless; they know how expensive it is to live here because they're most likely from out of state like almost everyone else. They're pretty easygoing if you want to split expenses among two or more roommates.

Moving to Signal Hill
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The warm California sun is good for more than tanning yourself. It also makes it easy to move to the city any time of year. There's no need to worry about freezing your fingers while carrying your box of belongings or digging through a snowdrift to get to your front door. Just think about the time of day. Avoid rush hour, especially if you're paying hourly rates, or your stuff will spend more time parked on the freeway than it does being unloaded. Try weekend mornings for the least traffic on I-405, Signal Hill's connecting freeway.

If you're coming by air, Long Beach Airport is just right across the 405. But if you're from out of state, brace yourself for a slap in the face from the rents. Monthly rates can easily be double what you're used to, although not quite as much if you're from a major metro area. The higher fee does get you some perks. Off-street parking, swimming pools and laundry facilities are common to most complexes.

You're not going to be getting a break from the rent, not when hoards of new arrivals constantly flood the area to enjoy the fair weather. But if you want to try the haggling approach, you're more likely to meet success with owners of house rentals or those who have a single apartment out back. With either complex or solo owner, make sure your monthly income is at least three or four times the rent. But your landlords aren't heartless; they know how expensive it is to live here because they're most likely from out of state like almost everyone else. They're pretty easygoing if you want to split expenses among two or more roommates.

Neighborhoods in Signal Hill

Unusual among So Cal neighborhoods, Signal Hill has a high Walk Score of 74. You can tool around town without a car as long as you stay within city limits. Though technically in Long Beach, the nearest Blue Line Station, Willow Street, even connects directly to downtown Los Angeles. But heading out of town usually means hopping onto the frequently jam-packed 405 freeway. Here are your three main choices in neighborhoods:

City Center: Many folks in this neighborhood are renters, so most of the apartment complexes in Signal Hill are located here. Big consumers can indulge in everything from big box stores like Best Buy to small independents, like Rocco's Deli Italiano. (Try any of the stomach-busting foot-long sandwiches.) If you're a medical wannabe, the American University of Health Sciences will give you the skills you need for a job.

Sea Breeze Manor Apartments: This community boasts townhouse style living with one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Yep, they do have the expected laundry, off-street parking and pool. And as a bonus, they do allow small pets.

Signal Hill (Redondo Ave / E Pacific Coast Highway): The priciest of the three communities counts the hill, its topper of a Hilltop Park, and any place that might have a view as its biggest features. You'll also have 50 percent fewer neighbors here than you would at the City Center because about half of the residents are single-family homeowners. Check out the Friday night tasting at The Wine Country for vintages from small producers.

2510 E Willow: Don't be put off by the lack of a formal moniker for this complex, which actually consists of condos for rent. You'll still get perks like a pool and hot tub. However, this community also offers two underground spaces, a fireplace, tennis court, fitness center, balcony or patio and a fitness center. So don't expect a discount for lack of name.

Northern (E 33rd St / California Ave): The Willow Street station is closest to here, and the 405 divides the area in two, making this neighborhood ideal if you want to leave your car behind. If you're into the new, about a third of the properties here were built in the current century. Half of the residents live in apartments for rent. Head for Koral USA to find the right togs for your MMA fight. But get your do done first at the Milano Collection Wig and Hair Salon.

Neighborhoods in Signal Hill
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Unusual among So Cal neighborhoods, Signal Hill has a high Walk Score of 74. You can tool around town without a car as long as you stay within city limits. Though technically in Long Beach, the nearest Blue Line Station, Willow Street, even connects directly to downtown Los Angeles. But heading out of town usually means hopping onto the frequently jam-packed 405 freeway. Here are your three main choices in neighborhoods:

City Center: Many folks in this neighborhood are renters, so most of the apartment complexes in Signal Hill are located here. Big consumers can indulge in everything from big box stores like Best Buy to small independents, like Rocco's Deli Italiano. (Try any of the stomach-busting foot-long sandwiches.) If you're a medical wannabe, the American University of Health Sciences will give you the skills you need for a job.

Sea Breeze Manor Apartments: This community boasts townhouse style living with one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Yep, they do have the expected laundry, off-street parking and pool. And as a bonus, they do allow small pets.

Signal Hill (Redondo Ave / E Pacific Coast Highway): The priciest of the three communities counts the hill, its topper of a Hilltop Park, and any place that might have a view as its biggest features. You'll also have 50 percent fewer neighbors here than you would at the City Center because about half of the residents are single-family homeowners. Check out the Friday night tasting at The Wine Country for vintages from small producers.

2510 E Willow: Don't be put off by the lack of a formal moniker for this complex, which actually consists of condos for rent. You'll still get perks like a pool and hot tub. However, this community also offers two underground spaces, a fireplace, tennis court, fitness center, balcony or patio and a fitness center. So don't expect a discount for lack of name.

Northern (E 33rd St / California Ave): The Willow Street station is closest to here, and the 405 divides the area in two, making this neighborhood ideal if you want to leave your car behind. If you're into the new, about a third of the properties here were built in the current century. Half of the residents live in apartments for rent. Head for Koral USA to find the right togs for your MMA fight. But get your do done first at the Milano Collection Wig and Hair Salon.

Living in Signal Hill

So what if your rental doesn't include outdoor space for sunbathing? Signal Hill offers lots of manicured greenery in which you can catch some rays. The biggest belongs to the ten acres of Signal Hill Park for barbecuing under sheltered picnic tables, meeting at the community room or shooting hoops at the basketball court. Literally located at the apex of the city is Hilltop Park. Play Big Brother by using one of the telescopes to spy on your neighbors or enjoy the views as far away as Catalina Island or downtown LA.

Let's forget that you're right next door to Long Beach and all the coastline and big-city attractions that it has to offer. You can stay local by volunteering to organize or having fun at community events. A favorite summer soir̩e is the City Celebration and Picnic, which brings you good, music, classic cars and craft booths during the day, and at night, both silent and sound films at the community center. Fancy yourself a police officer? While you won't be wearing the uniform, you can hobnob with law enforcement by being a police volunteer to connect the community with enforcement services. And naturally, you'll find all the expected holiday celebrations like a Halloween Carnival, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Breakfast with Santa and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Living in Signal Hill
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So what if your rental doesn't include outdoor space for sunbathing? Signal Hill offers lots of manicured greenery in which you can catch some rays. The biggest belongs to the ten acres of Signal Hill Park for barbecuing under sheltered picnic tables, meeting at the community room or shooting hoops at the basketball court. Literally located at the apex of the city is Hilltop Park. Play Big Brother by using one of the telescopes to spy on your neighbors or enjoy the views as far away as Catalina Island or downtown LA.

Let's forget that you're right next door to Long Beach and all the coastline and big-city attractions that it has to offer. You can stay local by volunteering to organize or having fun at community events. A favorite summer soir̩e is the City Celebration and Picnic, which brings you good, music, classic cars and craft booths during the day, and at night, both silent and sound films at the community center. Fancy yourself a police officer? While you won't be wearing the uniform, you can hobnob with law enforcement by being a police volunteer to connect the community with enforcement services. And naturally, you'll find all the expected holiday celebrations like a Halloween Carnival, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Breakfast with Santa and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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City Guide

Signal Hill
Before urbanization blocked sight lines with walls, roof lines, towers and palm trees, you could actually clearly see the hill that gives the city part of its name. As for the other part, long ago signal fires were lit on this hill that could be seen even from Catalina Island.
Before urbanization blocked sight lines with walls, roof lines, towers and palm trees, you could actually clearly see the hill that gives the city part of its name. As for the other part, long ago signal fires were lit on this hill that could be seen even from Catalina Island.

After it became part of a ranch, Signal Hill was supposed to be a tiny enclave heralded by a few mansions. But in 1917, oil wells sprouted across the landscape, making the city one of the most productive oil fields in the country. Only a few of the gushers remain. In their place rose houses, offices and parks -- maybe more green space than you expect to find in just 2.2 square miles. Fortunately, the 11,465 residents (per 2010 census) are okay with all those trees and fields.

Moving to Signal Hill

The warm California sun is good for more than tanning yourself. It also makes it easy to move to the city any time of year. There's no need to worry about freezing your fingers while carrying your box of belongings or digging through a snowdrift to get to your front door. Just think about the time of day. Avoid rush hour, especially if you're paying hourly rates, or your stuff will spend more time parked on the freeway than it does being unloaded. Try weekend mornings for the least traffic on I-405, Signal Hill's connecting freeway.

If you're coming by air, Long Beach Airport is just right across the 405. But if you're from out of state, brace yourself for a slap in the face from the rents. Monthly rates can easily be double what you're used to, although not quite as much if you're from a major metro area. The higher fee does get you some perks. Off-street parking, swimming pools and laundry facilities are common to most complexes.

You're not going to be getting a break from the rent, not when hoards of new arrivals constantly flood the area to enjoy the fair weather. But if you want to try the haggling approach, you're more likely to meet success with owners of house rentals or those who have a single apartment out back. With either complex or solo owner, make sure your monthly income is at least three or four times the rent. But your landlords aren't heartless; they know how expensive it is to live here because they're most likely from out of state like almost everyone else. They're pretty easygoing if you want to split expenses among two or more roommates.

Moving to Signal Hill
+

The warm California sun is good for more than tanning yourself. It also makes it easy to move to the city any time of year. There's no need to worry about freezing your fingers while carrying your box of belongings or digging through a snowdrift to get to your front door. Just think about the time of day. Avoid rush hour, especially if you're paying hourly rates, or your stuff will spend more time parked on the freeway than it does being unloaded. Try weekend mornings for the least traffic on I-405, Signal Hill's connecting freeway.

If you're coming by air, Long Beach Airport is just right across the 405. But if you're from out of state, brace yourself for a slap in the face from the rents. Monthly rates can easily be double what you're used to, although not quite as much if you're from a major metro area. The higher fee does get you some perks. Off-street parking, swimming pools and laundry facilities are common to most complexes.

You're not going to be getting a break from the rent, not when hoards of new arrivals constantly flood the area to enjoy the fair weather. But if you want to try the haggling approach, you're more likely to meet success with owners of house rentals or those who have a single apartment out back. With either complex or solo owner, make sure your monthly income is at least three or four times the rent. But your landlords aren't heartless; they know how expensive it is to live here because they're most likely from out of state like almost everyone else. They're pretty easygoing if you want to split expenses among two or more roommates.

Neighborhoods in Signal Hill

Unusual among So Cal neighborhoods, Signal Hill has a high Walk Score of 74. You can tool around town without a car as long as you stay within city limits. Though technically in Long Beach, the nearest Blue Line Station, Willow Street, even connects directly to downtown Los Angeles. But heading out of town usually means hopping onto the frequently jam-packed 405 freeway. Here are your three main choices in neighborhoods:

City Center: Many folks in this neighborhood are renters, so most of the apartment complexes in Signal Hill are located here. Big consumers can indulge in everything from big box stores like Best Buy to small independents, like Rocco's Deli Italiano. (Try any of the stomach-busting foot-long sandwiches.) If you're a medical wannabe, the American University of Health Sciences will give you the skills you need for a job.

Sea Breeze Manor Apartments: This community boasts townhouse style living with one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Yep, they do have the expected laundry, off-street parking and pool. And as a bonus, they do allow small pets.

Signal Hill (Redondo Ave / E Pacific Coast Highway): The priciest of the three communities counts the hill, its topper of a Hilltop Park, and any place that might have a view as its biggest features. You'll also have 50 percent fewer neighbors here than you would at the City Center because about half of the residents are single-family homeowners. Check out the Friday night tasting at The Wine Country for vintages from small producers.

2510 E Willow: Don't be put off by the lack of a formal moniker for this complex, which actually consists of condos for rent. You'll still get perks like a pool and hot tub. However, this community also offers two underground spaces, a fireplace, tennis court, fitness center, balcony or patio and a fitness center. So don't expect a discount for lack of name.

Northern (E 33rd St / California Ave): The Willow Street station is closest to here, and the 405 divides the area in two, making this neighborhood ideal if you want to leave your car behind. If you're into the new, about a third of the properties here were built in the current century. Half of the residents live in apartments for rent. Head for Koral USA to find the right togs for your MMA fight. But get your do done first at the Milano Collection Wig and Hair Salon.

Neighborhoods in Signal Hill
+

Unusual among So Cal neighborhoods, Signal Hill has a high Walk Score of 74. You can tool around town without a car as long as you stay within city limits. Though technically in Long Beach, the nearest Blue Line Station, Willow Street, even connects directly to downtown Los Angeles. But heading out of town usually means hopping onto the frequently jam-packed 405 freeway. Here are your three main choices in neighborhoods:

City Center: Many folks in this neighborhood are renters, so most of the apartment complexes in Signal Hill are located here. Big consumers can indulge in everything from big box stores like Best Buy to small independents, like Rocco's Deli Italiano. (Try any of the stomach-busting foot-long sandwiches.) If you're a medical wannabe, the American University of Health Sciences will give you the skills you need for a job.

Sea Breeze Manor Apartments: This community boasts townhouse style living with one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Yep, they do have the expected laundry, off-street parking and pool. And as a bonus, they do allow small pets.

Signal Hill (Redondo Ave / E Pacific Coast Highway): The priciest of the three communities counts the hill, its topper of a Hilltop Park, and any place that might have a view as its biggest features. You'll also have 50 percent fewer neighbors here than you would at the City Center because about half of the residents are single-family homeowners. Check out the Friday night tasting at The Wine Country for vintages from small producers.

2510 E Willow: Don't be put off by the lack of a formal moniker for this complex, which actually consists of condos for rent. You'll still get perks like a pool and hot tub. However, this community also offers two underground spaces, a fireplace, tennis court, fitness center, balcony or patio and a fitness center. So don't expect a discount for lack of name.

Northern (E 33rd St / California Ave): The Willow Street station is closest to here, and the 405 divides the area in two, making this neighborhood ideal if you want to leave your car behind. If you're into the new, about a third of the properties here were built in the current century. Half of the residents live in apartments for rent. Head for Koral USA to find the right togs for your MMA fight. But get your do done first at the Milano Collection Wig and Hair Salon.

Living in Signal Hill

So what if your rental doesn't include outdoor space for sunbathing? Signal Hill offers lots of manicured greenery in which you can catch some rays. The biggest belongs to the ten acres of Signal Hill Park for barbecuing under sheltered picnic tables, meeting at the community room or shooting hoops at the basketball court. Literally located at the apex of the city is Hilltop Park. Play Big Brother by using one of the telescopes to spy on your neighbors or enjoy the views as far away as Catalina Island or downtown LA.

Let's forget that you're right next door to Long Beach and all the coastline and big-city attractions that it has to offer. You can stay local by volunteering to organize or having fun at community events. A favorite summer soir̩e is the City Celebration and Picnic, which brings you good, music, classic cars and craft booths during the day, and at night, both silent and sound films at the community center. Fancy yourself a police officer? While you won't be wearing the uniform, you can hobnob with law enforcement by being a police volunteer to connect the community with enforcement services. And naturally, you'll find all the expected holiday celebrations like a Halloween Carnival, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Breakfast with Santa and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Living in Signal Hill
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So what if your rental doesn't include outdoor space for sunbathing? Signal Hill offers lots of manicured greenery in which you can catch some rays. The biggest belongs to the ten acres of Signal Hill Park for barbecuing under sheltered picnic tables, meeting at the community room or shooting hoops at the basketball court. Literally located at the apex of the city is Hilltop Park. Play Big Brother by using one of the telescopes to spy on your neighbors or enjoy the views as far away as Catalina Island or downtown LA.

Let's forget that you're right next door to Long Beach and all the coastline and big-city attractions that it has to offer. You can stay local by volunteering to organize or having fun at community events. A favorite summer soir̩e is the City Celebration and Picnic, which brings you good, music, classic cars and craft booths during the day, and at night, both silent and sound films at the community center. Fancy yourself a police officer? While you won't be wearing the uniform, you can hobnob with law enforcement by being a police volunteer to connect the community with enforcement services. And naturally, you'll find all the expected holiday celebrations like a Halloween Carnival, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Breakfast with Santa and Tree Lighting Ceremony.