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196 Apartments for rent in West Covina, CA

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Last updated January 21 at 8:14am UTC
2039 Indiana St
Woodside
West Covina, CA
Updated January 13 at 11:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,180
2010 Illinois Street
Woodside
West Covina, CA
Updated January 20 at 9:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
3426 S Hedgerow Drive
Galaxie
West Covina, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
3251 E Springcreek Road
Covina-Valley
West Covina, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
287 S Sentous Avenue
South San Jose Hills
West Covina, CA
Updated January 21 at 3:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
3831 S Ferntower Avenue
Rowland
West Covina, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1923 Hawaii St.
Woodside
West Covina, CA
Updated January 14 at 10:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
425 West Rowland Street
Charter Oak
Covina, CA
Updated January 18 at 8:13pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
Results within 1 miles of West Covina, CA
3427 S Gauntlet Drive
Galaxie
West Covina, CA
Updated January 17 at 9:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
2726 Amanda St
Woodside
West Covina, CA
Updated January 18 at 2:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,075
Foxworth Ave
Hacienda La Puente
La Puente, CA
Updated January 16 at 8:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
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City Guide
West Covina
Moving to West Covina

There are many reasons you might want to live in West Covina. It's located in a thriving part of California: the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. The climate is sunny, dry, and comfortably warm, even in the depths of winter. And the good news for would-be renters is that West Covina has plenty of housing options, ranging from modern 1 bedroom apartments to spacious 4 bedroom houses.

Starting your search for a home in West Covina is exciting, but it can quickly become frustrating when the homes you like are snapped up by other tenants who have been more organized than you. Before you even begin looking at rentals, gather the documents and other things you will need to rent an apartment in West Covina. To spell it out, you are likely to need proof that you are employed, a reference from your previous landlord to show that you are a responsible tenant, and the first month's rent to put down as a deposit when you find the perfect place. If you have these things to hand, your chances of grabbing the apartment you want will be dramatically improved. If you show up without them, get used to disappointment.

Neighborhoods in West Covina

City Center: The city center of West Covina is a compact neighborhood with a good mix of single-family homes and studio to 2 bedroom apartments for rent.

West Puente Valley: This southwestern part of the city has a range of affordable small- to medium-sized houses and apartments.

Walnut Valley: Just to the east of the city center, this residential area is home to a desirable selection of large townhomes.

East Suburbs: West Covina neighborhoods extend a long way to the east of the city center. The eastern suburbs boast larger rental homes.

E Amar Rd/S Azusa Ave: There's is a strip of businesses, including shops and coffee places, along South Azusa Avenue, which is one of the main roads running south out of West Covina.

Living in West Covina

West Covina has a lot to recommend it: affordable housing, and good travel links to other towns and cities in the San Gabriel Valley. This is a thriving city in the fantastic SoCal location of Los Angeles County. Even if you're a master complainer, you'll have trouble finding cause to gripe here.

While it's always nice to have a gas gobbler of your own, if you decide to live in West Covina, you could consider using public transportation for your daily commute and other around-town journeys. GO WEST operates three shuttle routes within the city, connecting up most popular destinations. If you don't want to deal with the frustration of being behind the wheel, you can sit back and let the driver take you where you need to go. Who needs road rage?

What should you do for fun in West Covina? Well, you could get active using one of the many sports fields, tennis courts, or skate parks that are dotted around West Covina. Once you've worked up an appetite, head to the West Covina Farmers' Market to find some tasty ingredients for a healthy meal. There's a water playground in Del Norte Park to cool off during the long, hot summer, or get up close and personal with local birds and bugs at the Galster Park Nature Center.

No matter how nice a town is, you will occasionally want to get far, far away from it. West Covina has two international airports within 40 miles: the Ontario International Airport to the east and Los Angeles International Airport to the west. Flying to any part of the country--or even the world--should be no trouble at all.

Rent Report
West Covina

January 2018 West Covina Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 West Covina Rent Report. West Covina rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the West Covina rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

West Covina rents declined marginally over the past month

West Covina rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but are up sharply by 10.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in West Covina stand at $1,740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,240 for a two-bedroom. West Covina's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of West Covina, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,820.
  • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,700; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 3.6% over the past year.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,700; rents were up 6.2% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to West Covina

As rents have increased sharply in West Covina, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, West Covina is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.3% in San Diego, 2.7% in San Jose, and 0.5% in San Francisco.
  • West Covina's median two-bedroom rent of $2,240 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 10.8% rise in West Covina.
  • While West Covina's rents rose sharply over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in West Covina than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where West Covina is more than twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Los Angeles $1,360 $1,750 -0.4% 3.4%
Long Beach $1,320 $1,700 -0.1% 3.6%
Anaheim $1,610 $2,070 -0.5% 5.1%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,850 -0.4% 6.1%
Irvine $2,100 $2,700 -0.0% 6.2%
Glendale $1,390 $1,780 0.3% 2.1%
Huntington Beach $1,820 $2,340 -1.3% 0.3%
Santa Clarita $1,930 $2,490 -0.5% 6.9%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 -0.2% 10.0%
Lancaster $1,340 $1,720 0.6% 8.3%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.