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Average Rent in Pasadena, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Pasadena Studio - $1,695-4%
Pasadena 1 Bed - $1,925-31%
Pasadena 2 Beds - $2,750-21%

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Local Reviews

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

The neighbors around me are very friendly. We greet each other every day and chat happily about interesting things that have happened recently. I like the bar nearby best, which is a good place for me to relax

2 blocks from the original trader joes. very diverse architecture, ethnicity, age, and very dog friendly,

Demographics

Education

High School

4%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

37%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

19%

Family Size

2 people

60%

3 people

22%

4 people

9%

5 people

8%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

24%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

14%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

55%

45-65

16%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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 South Lake, Pasadena, CA

In Pasadena, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,695 to $2,750. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in South Lake, Pasadena, CA is $1,695. 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 $2,750.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $1,766 to $1,695
1 Bed

-31%

Changed from $2,790 to $1,925
2 Beds

-21%

Changed from $3,481 to $2,750

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

10.9%

Compared to National Average

19.6%

The cost of living in South Lake, Pasadena, CA is 10.9% lower than the state average and 19.6% higher than the national average. South Lake, Pasadena, CA housing is 42.1% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 11.7% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 8.3% more in South Lake, Pasadena, CA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 13.8% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in South Lake, Pasadena, CACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
31.5%
42.1%
Utilities
13.2%
11.7%
Food
4.7%
8.3%
Transportation
6.3%
21.9%
Healthcare
1.1%
13.8%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Culver City$3,506+1%
Irvine$3,150+3%
Laguna Beach$2,850+43%
Lake Forest$2,819-4%
Santa Monica$2,719-1%
West Hollywood$2,712+3%
Hollywood$2,520+10%
Marina Del Rey$2,419-1%
Thousand Oaks$2,400--
Rancho Cucamonga$2,240+9%
Huntington Beach$2,187+4%
Los Angeles$2,180-9%
Costa Mesa$2,170+3%
Burbank$2,082+6%
Northridge$2,067+30%
Anaheim$1,875+2%
Beverly Hills$1,725-21%
Long Beach$1,720-49%
Pasadena$1,695-4%
Riverside$1,562-8%
Lancaster$1,200--
Corona$1,150--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Irvine$3,5250%
Santa Monica$3,495-2%
West Hollywood$3,277-10%
Laguna Beach$3,195-3%
Beverly Hills$3,190+16%
Marina Del Rey$3,071-6%
Lake Forest$2,852+16%
Thousand Oaks$2,722-15%
Hollywood$2,708-14%
Los Angeles$2,653-8%
Costa Mesa$2,600+3%
Huntington Beach$2,4340%
Burbank$2,406-6%
West Los Angeles$2,400--
Northridge$2,366+3%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,342+13%
Long Beach$2,307-32%
Lancaster$2,218-1%
Anaheim$2,062+2%
Pasadena$1,925-31%
Corona$1,919-21%
Riverside$1,900+2%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Laguna Beach$5,500-4%
Culver City$4,732+11%
Irvine$4,327-1%
Hollywood$4,103-10%
Marina Del Rey$4,057-2%
Santa Monica$4,040-21%
Beverly Hills$3,998-26%
Los Angeles$3,737-4%
Lake Forest$3,725+17%
West Hollywood$3,710-33%
Burbank$3,469-2%
Costa Mesa$3,422+11%
Thousand Oaks$3,254-23%
Long Beach$3,117-32%
Rancho Cucamonga$3,0070%
Huntington Beach$2,9390%
Northridge$2,8520%
Pasadena$2,750-21%
Anaheim$2,550+4%
Lancaster$2,414+14%
Corona$2,346-17%
Riverside$2,272+3%

Compare Neighborhoods

Southeast Pasadena

$1,650

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northwest Pasadena

$1,700

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Grant Park

$1,795

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, Northwest Pasadena, and Grant Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,650, $1,700, 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 $2,742, 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 Catalina Villas 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 $2,742. For those seeking other popular areas, Playhouse District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,200, and Southeast Pasadena at $1,650. 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$1,695+21%
The Oaks$1,695--
Northeast Pasadena$1,666-6%
Bungalow Heaven$1,666-6%
Villa Parke$1,650--
Lamanda Park$1,550--
Southeast Pasadena$1,450+7%
Downtown$1,223--
Playhouse District$1,223--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Madison Heights$2,600--
Playhouse District$2,200+5%
Catalina Villas$2,200-7%
Villa Parke$2,200+29%
Garfield Heights$2,100--
Lamanda Park$1,950--
The Oaks$1,925--
Marceline$1,900--
Northeast Pasadena$1,8920%
Bungalow Heaven$1,8920%
Grant Park$1,795--
Northwest Pasadena$1,700+3%
Southeast Pasadena$1,650+6%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Playhouse District$3,915+70%
Madison Heights$3,600+11%
Downtown$3,438-2%
Marceline$2,990--
Catalina Villas$2,819+2%
Northeast Pasadena$2,819+1%
Northwest Pasadena$2,800-36%
Villa Parke$2,583--
The Oaks$2,450--
Southeast Pasadena$1,850+3%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

35%

15-30 Mins

22%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9393

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 8989

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in South Lake Pasadena.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Lake Pasadena is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in South Lake Pasadena.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 94% more gyms than average
  3. 58% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Theaters

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If the world is a stage, then South Lake Pasadena is a real player.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. 13% fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Lake Pasadena is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 91% more fine art centers than average
  3. 37% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

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. 90% more restaurants than average
  3. 21% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. South Lake Pasadena is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 52% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in South Lake Pasadena are at full-throttle!

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 70% more gas stations than average
  3. 63% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 60% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

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. 92% more coffee shops than average
  3. 43% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Lake Pasadena is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 20% more daycares than average
  3. Far fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in South Lake Pasadena doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 93% more medical facilities than average
  3. 46% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in South Lake Pasadena.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 90% more shops than average
  3. 29% more shops than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Lake Pasadena

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Pasadena, CA 1.1 miles$1,925$2,750
Los Angeles, CA 8.9 miles$2,653$3,737
West Los Angeles, CA 19.4 miles$2,400---
Alhambra, CA 3 miles$4,649$5,758
Long Beach, CA 25.9 miles$2,307$3,117
Burbank, CA 10.7 miles$2,406$3,469
Hollywood, CA 11.7 miles$2,708$4,103
Beverly Hills, CA 16.2 miles$3,190$3,998
Santa Monica, CA 22.3 miles$3,495$4,040
Los Feliz, CA 9.2 miles------

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 0.9 miles$2,742$3,438
Southeast Pasadena 0.5 miles$1,650$1,850
Playhouse District 0.7 miles$2,200$3,915
Grant Park 0.3 miles$1,795---
Catalina Villas 1 miles$2,200$2,819
Northeast Pasadena 1.8 miles$1,892$2,819
The Oaks 1.4 miles$1,925$2,450
Villa Parke 1.6 miles$2,200$2,583
Lamanda Park 1.6 miles$1,950---