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Average Rent in San Clemente, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Clemente Studio - $2,100+11%
San Clemente 1 Bed - $2,500-9%
San Clemente 2 Beds - $3,900+30%
Last updated 6/14/2024

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Local Reviews

Nothing . It's just another rundown part of the ghetto. Just old Milwaukeewith lots of gentrification

I like that it's safe. Additionally I like that it seems like decorations go up on holidays because it helps to put you in the spirit of the time

It is very quiet. Safe to walk around and do some exercise. Not too much traffic through the area.

ITV is a childhood friendly hood and there is a lot of friendly people everyone says hello to you over nice neighborhood

Families and school system care very much. Great area fir shopping also. Fun place to live and raise a family.

There wasn't much to choose from when I was looking for a place to stay but there are different places to go around the house

Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

21%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

23%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

12%

200k+

26%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

13%

20-45

27%

45-65

32%

65+

18%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/14/2024

*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 San Clemente, CA

In San Clemente, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,100 to $3,900. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in San Clemente, CA is $2,100. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,500. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,900.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+11%

Changed from $1,892 to $2,100
1 Bed

-9%

Changed from $2,747 to $2,500
2 Beds

+30%

Changed from $3,000 to $3,900
Last updated 6/14/2024

Rent Ranges

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Laguna Beach$2,450+23%
Fontana$2,325--
Huntington Beach$2,160+4%
Carlsbad$2,159-41%
Costa Mesa$2,133+1%
Ontario$2,122+4%
Vista$2,050+20%
Newport Beach$2,036-3%
Fullerton$2,025+5%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,010+6%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Garden Grove$1,965+7%
Anaheim$1,837-1%
Escondido$1,8250%
Moreno Valley$1,750--
Long Beach$1,720-27%
Redlands$1,679+14%
Riverside$1,611-6%
Corona$1,150--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Carlsbad$3,017+3%
Costa Mesa$2,624+3%
Santa Ana$2,622+5%
Vista$2,548+4%
Fullerton$2,427+6%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,390+9%
Lake Forest$2,364-3%
Huntington Beach$2,350-3%
Ontario$2,252-1%
Long Beach$2,200-32%
Temecula$2,1350%
Garden Grove$2,1250%
Anaheim$2,072+3%
Redlands$2,050-5%
Escondido$1,972-2%
Riverside$1,922+3%
Moreno Valley$1,890-5%
Corona$1,820-21%
Fontana$1,625+7%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Carlsbad$4,327+17%
Irvine$4,2720%
Costa Mesa$3,451+12%
Lake Forest$3,430+4%
Santa Ana$3,347+5%
Fullerton$3,321+9%
Vista$3,170+17%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,993+1%
Huntington Beach$2,966-1%
Fontana$2,844+54%
Long Beach$2,826-26%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Ontario$2,7620%
Garden Grove$2,675+8%
Escondido$2,653+1%
Anaheim$2,550+5%
Temecula$2,442+7%
Redlands$2,407+10%
Corona$2,333-15%
Moreno Valley$2,275-8%
Riverside$2,245+5%

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Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

24%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

17%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6262

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Clemente is prime for park lovers.

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

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore San Clemente.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 75% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 51% more grocery stores than average
  3. 49% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in San Clemente.

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

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in San Clemente are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 22% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. 58% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with San Clemente.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. Significantly more gyms 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. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 48% more coffee shops 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. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this San Clemente's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 69% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 88% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in San Clemente

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About

San Clemente, CA

Overview of San Clemente

As a haven for beach goers, hikers and California dreamers alike, San Clemente offers 20 acres of year-round beaches, tourist spots and carefully preserved land for outdoor enthusiasts. Looking for shopping spots, locally owned restaurants and sunshine that doesn't seem to end? San Clemente is a great place to live, work and, of course, surf.

People looking for apartments for rent in San Clemente will join a laid-back community of more than 65,000 in Orange County, one of the most desirable areas in California. In what is known as the "Spanish village by the sea," the median San Clemente home value in 2009 was $648,000, giving renters an affordable option in getting into an affluent area midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Living in San Clemente, CA

The city of San Clemente remained uninhabited until 1776, which sounds surprising now since the area boasts ideal temperatures and sunshine for more than 340 days every year. Father Junipero Serra established the Mission San Juan Capistrano in the area, which led Indian and Spanish settlers to what is now known as San Clemente.

In 1925, Ole Hanson, the former mayor of Seattle, ventured to build a community on the property, and San Clemente was born. Named after San Clemente Island, it was believed that the beaches, desirable climates and distance from California's more metropolitan areas would bring new residents in droves. Hanson succeeded in successfully marketing the community in the spirit of its Spanish and Mediterranean influences, complete with tile roofs and cultural design influences.

In 1969, however, the city of San Clemente got a bit of high-profile marketing of its own when former President Richard Nixon bought a property in town that became known as the "Western White House." Hopeful renters looking for apartments in San Clemente can get easy access to the historical area that served as a meeting spot for political leaders and a haven for Nixon to write his post-resignation memoirs.

San Clemente Work and Study

The city of San Clemente has a history of rapid growth, and it isn't expected to slow anytime soon. The city's Chamber of Commerce expects back area development projects to play a part in doubling the area population within the next 20 years, which include residential, commercial and retail projects that will strengthen the local economy.

With its proximity to metropolitan California cities, San Clemente is known for more than its beachfront activities. The area is accessible to more than 20 colleges and universities within 50 miles, including Azusa Pacific University, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Los Angeles, Caltech, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside and USC College. Nearby universities offer options for residents of San Clemente for continuing education at campuses of many sizes and styles.

A vast majority of San Clemente residents have advanced degrees, and just 5.5 percent of the community is below poverty status. This may be attributed to the fact that San Clemente and neighboring Orange County towns provide many employment opportunities to residents, and the city's unemployment rate is 6.5 percent - more than 2 percent lower than the unemployment rate in Orange County.

The largest employer in San Clemente is Capistrano Unified School District, followed closely by ICU Medical, the city of San Clemente, Cross Section Ventures, Ethical Nutrients and various retail locations. The top 10 employers in the city give jobs to more than 15 percent of San Clemente residents, and the median household income is more than $82,000.

Rentals in San Clemente, CA, and Cost of Living

When San Clemente city data claims that the area has grown exponentially within the last 10 years, it's not an understatement. Median home prices have more than doubled, and as of 2009, they exceeded $731,472.

Although it may seem like an out-of-reach area for only affluent Californians, renting properties is a far more affordable option. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the median gross rent in 2009 was $1,460, though most apartment and rental units include outdoor pools and amenities that allow residents to make the most of the gorgeous San Clemente weather.

San Clemente Attractions and Special Events

Even if surfing the swells is not your forte, San Clemente is not short on things for residents to do. The small-town feel of the city has plenty of outdoor markets, festivals, antique shops and dining spots in downtown Avenida Del Mar that offer residents and visitors many opportunities to enjoy the ocean views and beachfront landscape.

Campers, hikers and golfers can also find happiness in San Clemente, whether that is within the three public golf courses or somewhere along the miles of hiking trails and natural foothills. Sportsfishing and whale watching - a memorable experience residents and families aren't soon to forget - give people a front-row seat to the oceanic ecosystem just off the city's coast.

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