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430 Apartments for rent in South Gate, CA

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Last updated April 25 at 1:54pm UTC
Results within 1 miles of South Gate, CA
2406 Hope Street
Walnut Park
Huntington Park, CA
Updated April 24 at 2:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
11440 Old River School
Downey
Downey, CA
Updated April 18 at 4:06am UTC
Studio
$1,295
8228 S Normandie Ave
Congress Southwest
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 1:54pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
Results within 5 miles of South Gate, CA
631 West 83RD Street
Congress Southeast
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 1:46pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
426 E 81st St
CANNDU
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:12am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,225
810 W 137th St
Compton
Compton, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:00am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
5238 Minturn Ave
Lakewood Mutual
Lakewood, CA
Updated April 25 at 9:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1239 East 80TH Street
Florence-Graham
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 9:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
1850 INDUSTRIAL Street
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 2:47am UTC
Studio
$3,200
3860 Eagle St Apt 3
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 11:36am UTC
Studio
$1,250
3506 EAGLE Street
Boyle Heights
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 10:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
6941 White Ave.
Freeway Circle
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 24 at 9:56am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
15311 Gundry Ave Unit #24
Paramount
Paramount, CA
Updated April 24 at 9:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
6414 E Olympic Boulevard
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 6:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
17002 Cottage Lane
Bellflower
Bellflower, CA
Updated April 24 at 2:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,295
12633 Woods Avenue
Norwalk-La Mirada
Norwalk, CA
Updated April 23 at 12:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
356 E 57th St
Dairy
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 22 at 11:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,355
6802 San Rafael St
Paramount
Paramount, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
6802 San Rafael St
Paramount
Paramount, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1422 E 41st Street
Central Alameda
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 1:50pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
5738 Blackthorne Avenue
Lakewood Park
Lakewood, CA
Updated April 25 at 1:39pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
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City Guide
South Gate
Moving to South Gate

If you're moving to California from out of state, you might be in for a bit of a shock. House purchase and rental prices in the Golden State are well above the national average. The good news is that living out in South Gate is a lot cheaper than trying to find an apartment for rent in a major city such as LA. South Gate has some very reasonably priced neighborhoods. Take a look at the descriptions below to figure out which part of the city you want to live in.

Are you ready to search for a home in South Gate? Are you sure? You'll need to be well prepared to grab the property you want, as the vacancy rate here is only 3.95 percent, which means that there are a lot of people competing for the same few apartments. It's a bit of a battle in the home-hunting arena, so make sure you arm yourself well. You'll need pay stubs or a letter of employment to prove that you have a steady income, as well as references from previous landlords to show that you know how to take care of a rental property. You'll also need enough available cash to put down a deposit; this stops other would-be renters from stealing your perfect rental home from under your nose.

Neighborhoods in South Gate

South Gate covers an area of 7.4 square miles, so it has a variety of neighborhoods from which to choose. The Los Angeles River runs through the middle of the city, separating South Gate into its western and eastern parts.

City Center: If you're looking for a studio or one bedroom apartment, the city center is a good place to start your search. You'll have restaurants, shops, and bars right on your doorstep, but you'll also be packed in tight with your neighbors. Don't live here if you want peace and quiet; do live here if you want a variety of entertainment options within walking distance. $$$

West Bank L.A. River: The west bank of the L.A. River is a great place to live, particularly for families. Bryson Elementary School and Lynwood High School are located here, and you also have easy access to all the sporting facilities on offer in South Gate Park. $$$

East Bank L.A. River: Hop over the other side of the river for easy access to the Long Beach Freeway, which runs north to East Los Angeles. You'll also have the Los Amigos Golf Course right on your doorstep, so if you like to practice your swing, this is the place to be. This area is a little less densely packed than the neighborhoods west of the river, with some lovely three and four bedroom homes for rent.$$$$

West South Gate: The western part of South Gate adjoins neighboring towns, such as Florence-Graham to the west and Huntington Park to the north. East Los Angeles College has a campus in the western part of South Gate, so this is a convenient neighborhood for students. There are some very affordable one bedroom apartments, as well as larger single-family homes.$$

Living in South Gate

There are a lot of advantages to living in South Gate: you get the glorious SoCal climate, rents that are reasonable considering how close you are to Los Angeles, and plenty of local facilities for sport, education and entertainment. The one thing that's not to love is the traffic. Downtown LA is only seven miles away, but expect to spend at least 15-20 minutes sitting on the freeway if you're trying to get there during peak commuting times. In fact, the average resident here spends more than half an hour commuting each way to work, which is greater than the national average.

Picking your apartment according to where you plan to work can reduce your daily commute. Bedding down on the east bank of the LA river puts you very close to East Los Angeles, while the western parts of South Gate aren't too far from South Los Angeles. Within South Gate, you can use the bus to get around, to reduce the stress of sitting behind the wheel each day.

South Gate is home to a diverse mix of both people and properties, meaning there's something for everyone. Whatever your budget, background and interests, you will find a community that will accept you in this city. South Gate has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to try out, particularly in the central region around Firestone Boulevard.

South Gate is a busy, densely populated city. However, there are also plenty of parks scattered throughout the city where you can relax in the open air. The biggest of these is South Gate Park, where you can also swim, play tennis, hockey or basketball, or eat your lunch in a shady picnic area. Hollydale Regional Park, located in the far south-eastern corner of the city, also has tennis and soccer courts overlooking the river.

Whether you are moving to California on your own, or with a spouse and kids in tow, South Gate is a great place to be. There are good schools, two public libraries and plenty of leisure facilities. Los Angeles is close enough to reach if you need to, but you don't have to pay the bank-breaking LA rents. All in all, South Gate is a good city to choose.