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Apartments for Rent in Goleta, CA
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    122 Sumida Gardens Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    1 BED $3,088+
    2 BEDS $4,080+
    3 BEDS $4,813+
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    5839 Encina Road, Unit #107,, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $3,193+
    2 BEDS $3,997+
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    120 S Patterson Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    1 BED $3,146+
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    7170 Davenport Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $3,075+
    2 BEDS $3,738+
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    60 Willow Springs Ln, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $3,377+
    2 BEDS $3,852+
    3 BEDS $4,970+
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    100 Cortona Point Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $3,750+
    2 BEDS $4,725+
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    6720 Calle Koral, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $4,295+
    2 BEDS $4,902+
    3 BEDS $5,926+
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    6505 Sea Star Court, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $3,934+
    2 BEDS $4,533+
    3 BEDS $5,682+
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    6689 El Colegio Road, Goleta, CA 93117
    2 BEDS $5,300
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    6739 El Colegio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $3,395
    2 BEDS $5,990
    4 BEDS $8,900
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    6707 ABREGO RD#100, GOLETA, CA 93117
    1 BED $2,300
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    6779 Trigo Road, Goleta, CA 93117
    1 BED $1,200
    2 BEDS $1,500
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    Verano Courtyards, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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    1 BED $2,695
    2 BEDS $3,150+
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    4095 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    2 BEDS $3,412
    3 BEDS $4,340
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    3885 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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    2 BEDS $4,345
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    221 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    1 BED $3,223+
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    2027 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Studio $200
    1 BED $2,250
    3 BEDS $3,500+
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    2727 Miradero Dr #109, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    2 BEDS $3,950
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    2888 Glendessary, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    2 BEDS $14,500
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    714 Arrellaga, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    1 BED $2,395
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    1708 La Vista Del Oceano, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    4 BEDS $20,000
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    21 W. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    520 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    1 BED $2,550
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    1330 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    Studio $2,595
    1 BED $3,595
    2+ BEDS $3,895+
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    General & Roommate Application, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    Studio $4,500
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Average rent in Goleta, CA

$3,230/mo Goleta, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Goleta, CA is $3,230.

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Getting around in Goleta, CA

24 /100
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Walk Score®: 24, Bike Score®: 63

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Goleta, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Goleta, CA were last updated on 18 Jun 2024.

What are the best apartments in Goleta, CA?

The best apartments in Goleta, CA are: Sumida Gardens Apartments, Encina Meadows, Patterson Place, Pacific Oaks and Willow Springs.

What is the average rent in Goleta, CA?

The average rent in Goleta, CA is $3,230. Start your search for apartments in Goleta, CA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA is between $3,075 and $5,639. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Goleta, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA is between $908 and $7,681. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA is between $3,088 and $9,099. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Goleta, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Goleta, CA?

In Goleta, 48% of the residents are renting compared to 52% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 13% of Goleta’s rentals, 66% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 21% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Goleta, CA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Goleta are about 40 years old, on average. Of these, 35% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Goleta, CA?

Studio apartments in Goleta are around 10% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 42% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 39% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Goleta, CA

The fact that Goleta has been nicknamed “The Good Land” by the locals is a great indication for renters wondering if this sunny, coastal city just north of glamorous Santa Barbara is a good place to live. Located on the Californian Riviera and featuring a long stretch of unspoiled beach, Goleta is an amazing place for renters looking for a relaxed lifestyle basking in the dreamy California weather year-round. Home to the oceanfront University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Goleta offers renters a rich dining, cultural and artistic scene. In addition, renters with children will appreciate the fact that finding an apartment for rent in this elegant coastal town will open the doors of a highly rated public school system, as well as a wealth of family-friendly activities and parks. It likely comes as no surprise, then, that the cost of living in this coastal paradise is well above the state and national average.

Renting in Goleta, CA

In Goleta, renters will find a dense, suburban environment with a variety of rental properties available. These range from apartments for rent in high-rise communities and townhouse-style properties to detached, single-family homes in residential neighborhoods and from the more modest to the more opulent. There are almost as many renters in Goleta as there are residents who own their homes (due, in part, to the student population from nearby UCSB). While renters moving here from elsewhere in the United States may be surprised by the high rental fees in Goleta, the cost of an apartment for rent in Goleta is actually on par with the rest of the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metropolitan area. Note that, according to rental laws in California, landlords typically require a security deposit with a maximum amount equivalent to up to two times the rent in an unfurnished rental apartment and up to three times the amount of the rent in a furnished apartment, unless otherwise specified in the rental agreement.

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Shopping in Goleta, CA

If you’re looking for an apartment for rent in Goleta with easy access to amenities like grocery stores, we recommend looking for a rental property within the vicinity of the Highway 1 freeway. To that end, renters can choose among several options for grocery stores in Goleta. For instance, there are higher-end retailers — such as Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market or Trader Joe’s — all of which feature natural and organic products. But, there are also familiar names, such as national and regional supermarket chains like Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons or Target. Meanwhile, some ethnic grocery stores feature goods from Mexico or Asia, while renters on a budget may prefer shopping at Smart and Final Extra! The city also has three major shopping centers.

Transportation in Goleta, CA

You’ll most likely need a car to run errands while living in Goleta, although some neighborhoods — such as Encina, downtown and Los Carneros Park — feature plenty of dining and entertainment options within walking distance. Biking can also be a good option if you prefer to leave your car at home. Alternatively, several Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District bus lines run through the city, while Intercity transit is provided by Amtrak at the Goleta Amtrak Station.

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