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1416 Finegrove Ave
1416 Finegrove Avenue
Hacienda Heights, CA
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908 Acacia Ct
908 N Acacia Ct
Azusa, CA
Updated March 22 at 08:35am
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
2261 Valley Blvd
2261 Valley Boulevard
Pomona, CA
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$1,268
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14080 Roselle Street
14080 Rosella Street
Avocado Heights, CA
Updated March 22 at 08:35am
1 Bedroom
$2,700
2098 Paseo Azul
2098 Paseo Azul
San Dimas, CA
Updated March 22 at 07:39am
2346 Fairgreen Avenue
2346 Fairgreen Ave
Mayflower Village, CA
Updated March 22 at 12:46pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
127 North Pennsylvania Avenue
127 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Glendora, CA
Updated March 22 at 12:46pm
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$2,295
250 N Pintado Drive
250 North Pintado Drive
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
16235 Sierra Ridge Way
16235 Sierra Ridge Way
Hacienda Heights, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
4900 N Grand Avenue
4900 North Grand Avenue
Charter Oak, CA
Updated March 22 at 09:04am
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
901 Golden Springs Drive
901 Golden Springs Drive
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
3 Bedrooms
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3830 Idaho Street
3830 Idaho Street
Baldwin Park, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
1 Bedroom
$1,250
912 Terrace Lane W
912 Terrace Ln W
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2139 Evergreen Springs Drive
2139 Evergreen Springs Dr
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
738 Arabian Lane
738 Arabian Lane
Walnut, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
21648 Laurelrim Drive
21648 Laurelrim Dr
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
19329 Windrose Drive
19329 Windrose Drive
Rowland Heights, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
1587 Kiowa Crest Dr.
1587 Kiowa Crest Drive
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
24139 Sylvan Glen Road
24139 Sylvan Glen Road
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
11513 Medina Court
11513 Medina Court
El Monte, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
1 Bedroom
$1,100
21253 Granite Wells Drive
21253 Granite Wells Dr
Walnut, CA
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3005 La Paz Lane
3005 La Paz Lane
Diamond Bar, CA
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1968 White Star Drive
1968 White Star Drive
Diamond Bar, CA
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22828 Hilton Head Drive
22828 Hilton Head Drive
Diamond Bar, CA
Updated March 22 at 01:02pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
City GuideWest Covina
West Covina's motto should be "Citizens for West Covina": the city became incorporated to stop the construction of a sewage farm within its boundaries. Citizens banded together over this controversial issue and demanded the right to declare their independence from Covina in 1923.

West Covina is less than 100 years old, which might sound old to a human, but in city years, it's still just a kid! However, it is certainly growing up fast. West Covina is already twice as big as its parent city, Covina. The locals have been going mad with development since the end of the Second World War, adding vast shopping centers, housing developments, and public buildings. The pace of growth has finally started to ease a little, which means demand for housing is quickly rising to meet the slow-down in supply. If you want to move to West Covina, now is the time to get in and grab that perfect apartment (before someone else does).

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.

March 2019 West Covina Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2019 West Covina Rent Report. West Covina rents remained steady 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.

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March 2019 West Covina Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2019 West Covina Rent Report. West Covina rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

West Covina rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in West Covina stand at $1,780 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,290 for a two-bedroom. West Covina's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. 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 $1,590; the city has also seen rents fall by 8.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,560, while one-bedrooms go for $1,990.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,690; rents decreased 0.5% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

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

    As rents have increased moderately in West Covina, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, West Covina is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in San Jose, 1.8% in San Francisco, and 1.0% in San Diego.
    • West Covina's median two-bedroom rent of $2,290 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 2.4% rise in West Covina.
    • While West Covina's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Austin (+3.1%), and New York (+2.0%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in West Covina than most large cities. For example, Houston 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
    1.1%
    Long Beach
    $1,380
    $1,770
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,660
    $2,130
    0.9%
    1.3%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,870
    0.5%
    0
    Irvine
    $2,090
    $2,690
    -0.5%
    0
    Glendale
    $1,390
    $1,790
    -0.7%
    1.7%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,380
    1.2%
    0
    Santa Clarita
    $1,990
    $2,560
    -0.2%
    2.5%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.1%
    0.2%
    Lancaster
    $1,240
    $1,590
    -0.6%
    -8.4%
    Palmdale
    $1,440
    $1,850
    -0.3%
    -7.5%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,440
    1.4%
    -1.2%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    -0.1%
    2.8%
    Pasadena
    $1,620
    $2,080
    -0.2%
    0.7%
    Orange
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0
    0.9%
    Fullerton
    $1,560
    $2,000
    0.2%
    2.2%
    El Monte
    $1,310
    $1,690
    -5.3%
    8.5%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.2%
    12.8%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,830
    $2,350
    -0.4%
    0.6%
    West Covina
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0
    2.4%
    Norwalk
    $1,580
    $2,040
    0.9%
    4.3%
    Burbank
    $1,620
    $2,080
    -0.6%
    0.4%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,120
    $2,730
    1.7%
    2.5%
    Santa Monica
    $1,660
    $2,130
    -0.9%
    0.7%
    Westminster
    $1,550
    $1,990
    -1%
    -3.6%
    Newport Beach
    $2,780
    $3,580
    -1.7%
    -0.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,240
    $1,590
    -0.2%
    4.3%
    Lake Forest
    $1,870
    $2,400
    -0.3%
    1%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0.5%
    -0.8%
    Tustin
    $1,920
    $2,470
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,840
    $2,370
    -1.7%
    -6.7%
    San Clemente
    $2,300
    $2,970
    -0.4%
    1.1%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,810
    $2,320
    -0.7%
    0.7%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,850
    $2,380
    0.7%
    -0.2%
    Paramount
    $1,450
    $1,870
    0.1%
    1.1%
    Placentia
    $2,060
    $2,650
    0.3%
    18.8%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $1,970
    $2,530
    0.8%
    2.5%
    Aliso Viejo
    $1,640
    $2,110
    -1.1%
    0.1%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,880
    $4,990
    0.2%
    12.8%
    Brea
    $1,900
    $2,450
    -0.9%
    9.7%
    Claremont
    $1,430
    $1,830
    1.1%
    -1.2%
    West Hollywood
    $1,930
    $2,480
    -3.9%
    -0.1%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,580
    $3,320
    -2.7%
    -17.7%
    San Dimas
    $1,850
    $2,370
    0.1%
    1%
    Dana Point
    $2,040
    $2,620
    -0.5%
    0.9%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,030
    $2,610
    -1%
    -1%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,340
    $3,000
    0.7%
    1%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,010
    $2,580
    0
    -6.5%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,660
    $4,700
    0.8%
    3.1%
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    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.

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