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Rental market trends in Santa Barbara, CA

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Average Rent in Santa Barbara, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Studio - $3,474-7%
1 Bed - $2,500-7%
2 Beds - $3,500+17%
Last updated 3/21/2023

Average Apartment Cost in Santa Barbara, CA

The average rent for apartments in Santa Barbara, CA, is between $2,500 and $3,500 in 2023. For a studio apartment in Santa Barbara, CA, the average rent is $3,474. When it comes to 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent in Santa Barbara, CA, is $2,500. For a 2-bedroom apartment, the average rent is $3,500.

Apartment Rent Ranges in Santa Barbara, CA

Apartment Prices

Neighborhood Apartment Rent Trends in Santa Barbara, CA

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Santa Barbara$2,500--
Oak Park$2,500--

How Other Cities Compare to Santa Barbara, CA

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Newbury Park$1,880+4%
Santa Paula$1,800--

Santa Barbara, CA Rent Trends

Neighborhood Information for Santa Barbara, CA

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, CA?

The most affordable neighborhoods in Santa Barbara are Laguna, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $2,200, Downtown Santa Barbara, where renters pay $2,295 on average for a 1-bedroom apartment, and Oak Park, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $2,295. If you're looking for other great deals, check out the listings in Eastside ($2,500 for a 1-bedroom apartment) or Upper State ($3,445 for a 1-bedroom apartment), compared to the $2,500 average for a Santa Barbara 1-bedroom apartment.