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Average Rent in Pasadena, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Pasadena Studio - $1,6660%
Pasadena 1 Bed - $1,925-26%
Pasadena 2 Beds - $3,075-9%
Last updated 6/15/2024

Local Guide

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Local Reviews

It is very quiet area, less cars, and friendly civilised people. Also less crime. .t is not congested

Neighborhood is old. I like walking in my neighborhood. Stuff is very walkable. Public transportation isn't bad.

Walkable and a great entertainment district with theatre, music venue, parks all within walking distance. Good access to restaurants and medical services all within walking distance.

Victory Park 3 blocks away, Dominicos is 4 blocks away with a 7-11, We have a McDonalds and many Bus Benches that you can go anywhere you like, We have Dry Cleaners and Medical offices nearby

The greenery and public transportation is very nice. I think we have the most plants in the area compared to other LA areas. There's also a great local community.

It is pretty quaiet. My complex is gated. We have a walking distance to the store, a small park and church. There is no problem with walking dogs



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Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/15/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Pasadena, CA

In Pasadena, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,666 to $3,075. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Pasadena, CA is $1,666. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,925. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,075.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months



Changed from $1,666 to $1,666
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Changed from $2,601 to $1,925
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Changed from $3,379 to $3,075
Last updated 6/15/2024

Rent Ranges

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Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Monica$3,138+15%
Santa Ana$2,519+29%
Lake Forest$2,455-24%
Laguna Beach$2,450+23%
Thousand Oaks$2,400--
Marina Del Rey$2,394+2%
West Hollywood$2,272-15%
North Hollywood$2,192-4%
Los Angeles$2,174-9%
Huntington Beach$2,160+4%
Costa Mesa$2,133+1%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,010+6%
Beverly Hills$1,725-21%
Long Beach$1,720-27%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Laguna Beach$4,000+33%
Santa Monica$3,575+8%
Culver City$3,418-3%
West Hollywood$3,235-8%
Marina Del Rey$3,162-5%
Los Angeles$2,665-6%
Thousand Oaks$2,660-17%
Costa Mesa$2,624+3%
Santa Ana$2,622+5%
Beverly Hills$2,600-19%
North Hollywood$2,461-3%
West Los Angeles$2,400--
Rancho Cucamonga$2,390+9%
Lake Forest$2,364-3%
Huntington Beach$2,350-3%
Long Beach$2,200-32%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Laguna Beach$5,500-4%
Santa Monica$4,793-7%
Beverly Hills$4,500-22%
Marina Del Rey$4,413+5%
West Hollywood$4,072-17%
Culver City$3,874-14%
Los Angeles$3,790-1%
Thousand Oaks$3,495-18%
Costa Mesa$3,451+12%
Lake Forest$3,430+4%
Santa Ana$3,347+5%
North Hollywood$3,005-3%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,993+1%
Huntington Beach$2,966-1%
Long Beach$2,826-26%

Compare Neighborhoods

Southeast Pasadena


1 Bed Avg. Rent

South Lake


1 Bed Avg. Rent

Grant Park


1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Pasadena, CA?

For renters in Pasadena seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Southeast Pasadena, South Lake, and Grant Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,650, $1,795, and $1,795 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Northeast Pasadena and Bungalow Heaven, where the rents are $1,892 and $1,892, a favorable comparison to Pasadena's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,925.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Pasadena, CA?

In Pasadena, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West Pasadena, Downtown, and Madison Heights. A 1-bedroom apartment in West Pasadena averages at $2,895, in Downtown it averages $2,693, and in Madison Heights, the average is $2,600. For additional high-end living options, Playhouse District offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,200, and Villa Parke at $2,200. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,925 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pasadena, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Pasadena, CA?

In Pasadena, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include West Pasadena, Madison Heights, and Downtown. In West Pasadena, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,895. Madison Heights sees average rents of $2,600 for a 1-bedroom unit. Downtown offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,693. For those seeking other popular areas, Playhouse District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,200, and South Lake at $1,795. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,925 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pasadena, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Northwest Pasadena$1,725+23%
The Oaks$1,725--
Northeast Pasadena$1,6660%
Bungalow Heaven$1,6660%
Villa Parke$1,650--
Lamanda Park$1,550--
Southeast Pasadena$1,450+7%
Playhouse District$1,223--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Madison Heights$2,600--
Playhouse District$2,200+5%
Villa Parke$2,200+29%
Catalina Villas$2,200-7%
Garfield Heights$2,100--
Lamanda Park$1,950+5%
Northwest Pasadena$1,925+17%
The Oaks$1,925--
Northeast Pasadena$1,892+6%
Bungalow Heaven$1,892+6%
South Lake$1,795--
Grant Park$1,795--
Southeast Pasadena$1,650-11%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Playhouse District$3,915+70%
Madison Heights$3,600+11%
Northeast Pasadena$3,300+19%
South Lake$3,250--
Catalina Villas$2,844+2%
Northwest Pasadena$2,800-36%
Villa Parke$2,583--
The Oaks$2,450--
Southeast Pasadena$1,850+3%


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Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8383

Walk Score®



Say 24 of 36 renters

Has Sidewalks


Say 27 of 36 renters

Percentage: 7878

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly


Say 23 of 36 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pasadena's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 43% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Pasadena.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Pasadena has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 6% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size


3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 12% more restaurants than areas of a similar size


3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 53% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Pasadena scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 20% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Pasadena is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 10% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Pasadena gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 23% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size


2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 38% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size


2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 14% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 20% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night


Say 34 of 36 renters

Area Has Litter


Say 33 of 36 renters

Area Has Potholes


Say 32 of 36 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family


Say 32 of 36 renters

Near Grocery Stores


Say 31 of 36 renters

Pet Friendly


Say 27 of 36 renters

Mostly Older Buildings


Say 25 of 36 renters

Safe For Families


Say 25 of 36 renters

Tree Lined Streets


Say 25 of 36 renters

Near Schools


Say 24 of 36 renters

Near Highways


Say 23 of 36 renters

Nearby Parks


Say 23 of 36 renters

Quiet Area


Say 22 of 36 renters

Busy Streets


Say 20 of 36 renters

Nice Views


Say 19 of 36 renters

Maintained Yards


Say 18 of 36 renters

Near Downtown


Say 19 of 36 renters

Well Lit


Say 20 of 36 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside


Say 23 of 36 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings


Say 28 of 36 renters


Percentage: 3/53/5

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Top Schools in Pasadena

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Pasadena, CA

Overview of Pasadena

Known as the City of Roses, Pasadena possesses a family-friendly quality of life that is rare in the sprawling city of Los Angeles. With a population of 137,222 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and located just 10 miles northeast of downtown LA, all of the conveniences of a metropolis are at your fingertips without the jostle of the city. As one of the larger neighborhoods in the county, people looking for Pasadena apartments for rent should have no problems in their search, since the area is largely residential.

Living in Pasadena, CA

Settled by the Spanish San Gabriel Mission in 1771 and once part of Mexican territory, the Latino community has been a major influence on the local culture and cuisine of Pasadena. Until California was granted statehood in 1850, the area was populated by many prosperous Mexican families.

Pasadena slowly grew into a lavish, touristy winter playground for the nouveau riche in the Roaring 20s. As Hollywood's film industry blossomed during this time, the city began to expand and Pasadena became incorporated into the city of Los Angeles. The tourists moved out, and many Californians moved in. Many public works projects, including the Rose Bowl Stadium, were built in the area at this time.

As LA continued to sprawl into the late 20th century, Pasadena stayed true to its familial roots. Although many proposals wanted to tear down the Spanish-style building, which makes Pasadena unique, to build skyscrapers, neighborhood and preservation groups struck down the measures and kept Pasadena the quiet, residential oasis that it has always been.

Pasadena Work and Study

Major corporations like AT&T, Bank of America and Ameron International are among some of the city's top employers. Those looking for Pasadena rentals will have no problems getting to and from work, even if their business is elsewhere in the LA area. With an immediate freeway and mass transit access, Pasadena has always been an attractive city for many businesses.

One of the best schools in the country is located right in the heart of Pasadena. Students from all over the country flock to the California Institute of Technology (known as CalTech by locals) every fall, so if you are a student looking for apartments in the area, it would be wise to begin your search as early as July to make sure that you find the perfect pad.

Rentals in Pasadena, CA, & Cost of Living

Ask any Californian and he or she will say that living in Pasadena can be quite expensive. According to city-data.com, the cost of living is comparable to many communities in the Los Angeles area. However, in 2009 the average household income in Pasadena was more than $60,000, with the average rent set at $1,269; so, there are plenty of options for most Pasadena residents to live comfortably.

Pasadena Attractions and Special Events

One of the best areas to explore the Spanish antiquity of the city is in the Old Pasadena Management District. A unique and vibrant experience, this downtown area has more than 100 shops, restaurants, bars, and public spaces that are modern, but stay true to Pasadena's Spanish and Mexican heritage.

The crowned jewel of the city of Pasadena is the Rose Bowl Stadium, the proud home of the prestigious NCAA football bowl game and historic parade that is televised every winter. Because of the temperate Southern California climate, roses here are larger than life and can be seen throughout the grounds. Although there are no public tours of the stadium, it does host several public events throughout the year, including the world's largest flea market and a spectacular Fourth of July celebration.

Each year on New Year's Day, many Americans turn their eyes to Pasadena for the now century-old Rose Parade, a nod to the community spirit that makes this area such a wonderful place to live. With 80,000 hours of manpower and a nationally televised broadcast before the historic Rose Bowl college football game, the entire country gets a chance to see the beautiful native roses of Pasadena on display in many of the handcrafted floats that have made this parade so popular.

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