Apartments for Rent in San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA - 41 Rentals available
$1,425 - $1,625
- 1-2 Beds
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$1,615 - $2,605
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$1,450 - $2,250
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Rodriguez and AssociatesAvailable Today! Last updated 4 Dec 2019(310) 892-3180
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- 1 Bath
Renter’s Guide to San Pedro, CA
Home to The Port of Los Angeles, one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, San Pedro is a small but bustling neighborhood in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The former fishing town has grown in recent years, lending the neighborhood a more urban feel, while retaining a laid-back beach town mentality. It’s popular with families and young professionals alike, with a large working class, and a high ethnically diverse demographic.
San Pedro has a population of around 86,000 and an area of 12.06 sq. miles, resulting in a small, tight-knit community. It’s about 40 times smaller than LA proper in terms of physical size, and around 44 times smaller in terms of population, while neighboring Long Beach is around 5 times larger. Downtown LA is just 25 miles north of San Pedro, while Long Beach, 7 miles east, can be reached by crossing the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge.
San Pedro enjoys a warm and welcoming climate, with dry summers and warm winters. July and August are the hottest months, with highs averaging at around 95°F. The coldest month is generally January, with lows of 36°F. Annual precipitation averages at around 14 inches, though with the ocean on the doorstep, conditions are likely to change without warning.
San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA Demographics
- Total Population56,276
Female 27,727Male 28,549
- Median Age41
Cost of Living in San Pedro, CA
San Pedro enjoys good public transport links to Downtown LA and surrounding areas. The Metro Silver Line is a direct bus service that runs from the center of San Pedro to Downtown in about an hour. A regular one-way fare costs $2.50. Heading to Long Beach is even easier, with regular and commuter services running daily, and average journey times of around 25 minutes. A one-way fare will cost $1.50, while a 20-trip commuter pass can be purchased for $30, or a 31-day pass for $57. Local taxi services start at around $3.50.
You can enjoy a meal in an inexpensive restaurant for around $14, while a 3-course meal for 2 should cost about $60. A regular cappuccino is $4, and a pint of beer will generally set you back around $3.80. Additionally, your basic utilities should average out at around $150 for a standard 915 sq. ft. apartment.
Average Rent in San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA
- San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, November 2019 $1,950 /mo
San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00048%
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Living in San Pedro, CA
The residents of San Pedro enjoy the beach town vibe and appreciate a close-knit sense of community. It’s a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of a larger town, and with spectacular ocean views, and nearby beaches, it offers a calm environment. Proximity to Downtown LA and neighboring Long Beach, as well as numerous nature reserves to the West, ensure there’s something for everyone.
However, those seeking a more suburban vibe may find San Pedro slightly densely populated. While the neighborhood is close to the beach, it’s also home to an incredibly busy shipping port, which can spoil views and create noise and pollution in some areas. There’s also a growing homeless population, and few initiatives in place to tackle the issue, as well as increasing crime rates in certain, central areas. It’s also in need of refurbishment in certain parts, to beautify the town and bring it up to date.
Things to Do in San Pedro, CA
There’s no shortage of things to do in San Pedro, with activities and sights to please everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wealth of parks and beaches within the town limits and take in anything from paddling in tide pools and surfing, to hiking or picnicking. Dog lovers will enjoy the Knoll Hill Off-Leash Dog Park, while Peck Park offers a shady retreat, swimming pool, tennis courts, and areas for BBQs.
Those with an interest in anything maritime will love San Pedro, with its many museums and attractions, including the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Additionally, the Battleship IOWA Museum is a must, and is the only battleship on the West Coast that is open to the public. Seafood lovers will be spoilt for choice in terms of great eating spots, the most famous being the San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant, the largest seafood restaurant in California.
Besides seafood and nautical adventures, there’s plenty more to enjoy in San Pedro. Avid local shoppers congregate at Crafted, a local craft market that is home to over 45 stores, plus masterpieces from over 150 artisans and crafters. There are almost daily events and workshops, plus an array of food trucks and an on-site brewery, ensuring the whole family can easily spend the day. Downtown San Pedro is home to the arts district, which bursts into life on the first Thursday of each month, with more than 40 open galleries, theater shows, live music events, plus bustling restaurants and bars.
Employment & Economy in San Pedro, CA
With a median household income of $52,000, San Pedro is slightly under the national average. While the nearby Los Angeles Port is a major employer in the area, the most common industries are restaurants and food service, construction, and elementary education. However, industries such as water transportation and freight management are also fairly common.
The most common jobs held by residents of San Pedro are in construction laboring, freight, stock and material movement, and cashiers. San Pedro is also home to numerous residents employed as sailors, ship engineers, and marine oilers. The highest paid residents are those employed as ship/cruise line captains, surgeons, and chief executives.
San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA Households
- Total Number of Households20,804
Family 12,887Non-family 7,917
Children 6,211No Children 14,593
- Average People Per Household2.57
- Median Household Income$69,452
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,604
Education in San Pedro, CA
Served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, there are 43 public schools in San Pedro. The top rated public high school that serves San Pedro is the Larchmont Charter School, which is ranked as the #160 best public high school in California. Other primary high schools include the San Pedro High School, Mary Star of the Sea High School, and the Port of Los Angeles High School. Focusing on local maritime industries, the Port of Los Angeles High School also offers a preparatory program based on international business studies and maritime studies. Park Western Place Elementary, Point Fermin Elementary, and Taper Avenue Elementary are the top-rated elementary schools in the neighborhood.
San Pedro, Greater Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics
- No High School8%
- Some High School30%
- Some College29%
- Associate Degree9%
- Bachelor Degree17%
- Graduate Degree7%
Tips for Renting in San Pedro, CA
San Pedro is split into 3 main areas; Coastal San Pedro, Central San Pedro, and Northwest San Pedro. For those craving ocean views and a short walk to the beach, Coastal San Pedro is the place to go. Neighborhoods in this region typically enjoy lower crime rates, and are more modern, though generally more expensive.
Central San Pedro is more urbanized, which can result in issues plagued by urban areas, such as higher crime rates and homeless populations. However, certain regions of Central San Pedro are well regarded by the locals. A good example is the Barrow Hills area, close to downtown and south of the St. Thomas Bridge. It’s a cultural hub near the harbor, and home to many festivals and events, as well as the bustling art district. Homes in this area tend to be older, with some buildings over 100 years old. As a result, you might find more affordable housing in this area.
Northwest San Pedro is also well regarded, with new neighborhoods in development, particularly in the north. This area is great for views over the town and out to the ocean, plus open green spaces.
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