4,165 Apartments for Rent near Santa Monica, CA

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    Sway

    525 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    $2,920 - $8,270 | Studio - 2 Beds
    | Call Now (424) 903-2136
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    Riva

    1410 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    $3,099 - $7,500 | 1 - 3 Beds
    | Call Now (844) 865-3708
  3. NMS 1539 Fourth Santa Monica Apartments
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Santa Monica at a Glance
Average Rent
$3149
School Rating:
7/10
Transit Score
64
Bike Score
89

Santa Monica, CA Apartments for Rent

Its Latin motto, “Populus felix in urbe felice” translates to, “Fortunate people in a fortunate land.” If you are fortunate enough to be moving to an apartment in Santa Monica, get ready for sand, surf, sunshine, and fun!

Santa Monica is an exciting beach town, home to Santa Monica State Beach, Annenberg Community Beach House, the Original Muscle Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier. Los Angeles surrounds the rest of Santa Monica with Venice to the south, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood on the northern side, and West Los Angeles and Mar Vista to the east. But it is that fantastic stretch of coastline that makes Santa Monica one of Southern California’s favorite destinations.

The Spanish settled Santa Monica around 1769. And while there are some discrepancies as to how Santa Monica was named, the common theory is that Father Juan Crespi was reminded of Saint Monica’s tears over her son’s (Saint Augustine) early impiety when he saw two springs – today’s Serra Springs. Today, the springs are a California Historical Landmark and are located on the campus of University High School in Los Angeles.

After finding your Santa Monica apartment, you’ll be able to shop along the Third Street Promenade! This famous, upscale shopping area is considered one of the best shopping and dining districts in the Los Angeles area. It is also the location of the country’s oldest and largest organic farmer’s market.

You’ll also be able to stroll along the Santa Monica Pier and visit such sites as the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This National Historic Landmark was built in 1916 to hold a carousel. Pacific Park is also located on the pier, offering midway games, shops, and rides. There’s no entrance fee, but there are fees to ride the attractions. The Santa Monica Pier is a major California landmark, built in 1909.

When you rent an apartment in Santa Monica, you are renting in one of the most environmentally-conscious cities in the nation. It was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a sustainability plan in 1992. The bus system, which runs 100 percent on alternative fuels, is one of the largest municipal bus systems in the US to do so. Santa Monica also has one of the nation’s first urban runoff facilities, a green building initiative, a Bike Action Plan, and a Zero Waste Strategic Operations Plan.

Getting Around in Santa Monica

    With a Transit Score of 64, Santa Monica has good transit. You can expect to have many nearby public transportation options.
    Santa Monica is very walkable with a 87 WalkScore, most errands can be accomplished on foot.
    Santa Monica is very bikeable with a 89 BikeScore, biking is convenient for most trips.

Education in Santa Monica

    Santa Monica has 3 colleges nearby, including University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California University Park Campus and City College.
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
    Public Elementary School
    8 out of 10
    Grades K- 5, 763 Students
  • Lincoln Middle School
    Public Middle School
    8 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 1,102 Students
  • John Adams Middle School
    Public Middle School
    6 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 1,022 Students
  • Santa Monica High School
    Public High School
    8 out of 10
    Grades 9- 12, 2,857 Students

Renting in Santa Monica

Average size and rates

  • Studio 477 Sq Ft $2,419 / mo
  • 1 Bed 643 Sq Ft $3,149 / mo
  • 2 Beds 1,003 Sq Ft $3,984 / mo
  • 3 Beds 887 Sq Ft $3,739 / mo
  • 4 Beds 812 Sq Ft $4,394 / mo

Frequently asked questions about renting in Santa Monica, CA

How transit friendly is Santa Monica, CA?

Santa Monica, CA has a transit score of 64.

What elementary schools are near Santa Monica, CA?

The top elementary schools in Santa Monica, CA are

  • Roosevelt Elementary School

What middle schools are near Santa Monica, CA?

The top middle schools in Santa Monica, CA are

  • Lincoln Middle School
  • John Adams Middle School

What high schools are near Santa Monica, CA?

The top high schools in Santa Monica, CA are

  • Santa Monica High School

What colleges and universities are near Santa Monica, CA?

The top colleges and universities in Santa Monica, CA are

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California University Park Campus
  • City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Valley College

What are the average rent costs in Santa Monica, CA?

The average rent in Santa Monica, CA is $3149.

What are the average rent costs of a studio apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Santa Monica, CA is $2419.

What are the average rent costs of a one bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA is $3149.

What are the average rent costs of a two bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA is $3984.

What are the average rent costs of a three bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA is $3739.

What are the average rent costs of a four bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

The average rent for a 4 bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, CA is $4394.

4,165 Apartments for Rent near Santa Monica, CA

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