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Average rent in Lancaster, CA

$1,848/mo Lancaster, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Lancaster, CA is $1,848.

    Lancaster, CA apartment rent ranges

    About 12% of apartment rents in Lancaster, CA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 53% of apartments. Around 1% of Lancaster’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

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    Frequently asked questions

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

    Prices and availability in Lancaster, CA were last updated on 27 Jan 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Lancaster, CA?

    The best apartments in Lancaster, CA are: Parkwood Apartments, Racquet Club Apartments, Park West Village Apartments, Sienna Heights and West Oaks Apartment Homes.

    What is the average rent in Lancaster, CA?

    The average rent in Lancaster, CA is $1,848. Start your search for apartments in Lancaster, CA now.

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

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lancaster, CA is between $735 and $3,458. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Lancaster, CA now.

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

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lancaster, CA is between $735 and $3,620. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Lancaster, CA.

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

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Lancaster, CA is between $845 and $3,500. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Lancaster, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Lancaster, CA?

    In Lancaster 46% of the housing is rented out compared to 54% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 14% of Lancaster’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 30% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 50% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Lancaster, 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 Lancaster are about 36 years old, on average. Of these, 7% 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 98% 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 Lancaster, CA?

    Studio apartments in Lancaster are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 30% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 58% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Renter's guide to Lancaster, CA

    Lancaster is a city in the northern section of Los Angeles County, in what is known as the Antelope Valley of the Mojave Desert in California. Lancaster lays 65 miles northwest of Hollywood, 90 miles southeast of Bakersfield, and 70 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles.

    The city is actually what’s known as a charter city, meaning its government is defined by the city’s charter instead of by regional, state, or national laws. Lancaster is also part of a twin-city complex with Palmdale, its neighbor to the south, and is the 31st largest city in the state of California.

    The city has a cold semi-arid steppe climate, making the weather in Lancaster nice and warm for most of the year. This type of climate is less hot and has more rain than a typical arid climate, giving residents hot summers and very mild winters, with average high temperatures in the mid-50s.

    Tips for renting in Lancaster, CA

    Renters rights here fall under California state law, although there are some tips to renting in Lancaster that can be very helpful for new residents. One is the California law on security deposits, which restricts landlords from charging tenants a security deposit that exceeds two months’ rent. And the other is that California residents must be given 30-days’ notice to leave the premises if the terms of the lease have not been broken by the tenant, and 60-days’ notice if the tenant has been living on the property for more than one year.

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    Lancaster, CA demographics

    Lancaster, CA has a population of 157,697 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 78,529 of Lancaster’s residents are women and 79,168 are men. The median age of those who live in Lancaster, CA is 33.3.

    Living in Lancaster, CA

    There are many pros to living in Lancaster, including some of the lowest living expenses in Los Angeles County. Lancaster residents also get the benefit of having some of the best public transportation options, as despite the fact Lancaster is nearly 70 miles from LA, the city offers reasonably priced transportation options to get residents all the way to Downtown Los Angeles.

    One of the few cons to living in Lancaster is the hot weather, as the temperatures during the summer often reach over 100˚F. Although many residents enjoy the warm weather, as the dry heat is much more bearable than the humid heat on the East Coast and the city’s mild winters are highly sought-after.

    Lancaster, CA households

    • 35,264 Family
      12,619 Non-family
    • 19,963 Children
      27,920 No Children
    • 47,883Total Number of Households
    • 3.15Average People Per Household
    • $58,413Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 47,883 households in Lancaster, CA. 35,264 are family households and 12,619 are non-family households. There are 19,963 households with children in Lancaster and 27,920 households without children. On average, about 3.15 people live in a household in Lancaster, CA.

    Things to do in Lancaster, CA

    There are plenty of fun things to do in Lancaster, whether it’s catching a movie, heading to one of the area’s beautiful public parks, or grabbing a bite to eat at one of the best restaurants in Lancaster, either Crazy Otto’s or the Lemon Leaf Cafe. There is no shortage of places to shop either, and one of the best places to shop in Lancaster is the Lancaster Marketplace, a 20-acre open-air shopping mall filled with all kinds of different dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

    Things to do

    There are plenty of parks in Lancaster too, as the city has over 600 acres of public parkland, playground, and picnic areas, and are great for families and those with kids. The Prime Desert Woodland Preserve is another perfect spot for those looking for something to do in Lancaster without spending money. It’s located in West Lancaster, and is dedicated to educating visitors about the environment and preserving the beauty of the High Desert. Residents can visit Forrest Hull Park as well, a popular local dog park where visitors have lots of open space to relax while their dogs exercise and play together. The city of Lancaster also hosts the California Poppy Festival every year at Lancaster City Park, where over 60,000 guests come together to celebrate California’s state flower and one of its most plentiful crops while taking part in all kinds of fun activities.

    There aren’t many sports teams in Lancaster, but a train ride to Los Angeles gives residents the opportunity to see professional basketball, football, baseball, and soccer with teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and LA Galaxy. Lancaster is also home to the Los Angeles Slam of the American Basketball Association, which relocated to Lancaster in 2011.

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    Lancaster, CA employment & economy

    There is no shortage of jobs in Lancaster, with many in the retail, banking, and professional service sectors. Major companies that are headquartered or have a large regional office in Lancaster include SYGMA, Bank of America, Michael’s, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and many others.

    Education in Lancaster, CA

    Elementary schools in Lancaster, CA are operated by three different school districts, including Eastside Union School District, Westside Union School District, and Lancaster School District. Notable elementary schools in Lancaster include Sierra Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, and Columbia Elementary School. The Antelope Valley Union School District runs all high schools in Lancaster, including Eastside High School and Lancaster High School. There are also several private schools in Lancaster including Desert Christian School, Bethel Christian School, Grace Lutheran School, Paraclete High School, Pinecrest School, and Desert Vineyard Christian School.

    As for higher education in Lancaster, the city is home to the University of Antelope Valley as well as a small satellite campus of California State University Bakersfield, offering residents the opportunity to receive a first-rate education without leaving the city.

    Lancaster, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Lancaster, CA is as follows: 7% have no high school education, 40% completed some high school, 28% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 11% have a Bachelor Degree, and 6% have a Graduate Degree.

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