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When were prices and availability in Marina del Rey, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Marina del Rey, CA were last updated on 27 May 2020.

What’s the average rent in Marina del Rey, CA?

The average rent in Marina del Rey, CA is $3,510.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Marina del Rey, CA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Marina del Rey, CA is between $2,025 and $6,845.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marina del Rey, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marina del Rey, CA is between $2,508 and $8,047.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Marina del Rey, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Marina del Rey, CA is between $3,028 and $11,374.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Marina del Rey, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Marina del Rey, CA is between $4,228 and $14,681.

Renter’s Guide to Marina del Rey, CA

Welcome to sunny Marina del Rey! This “Harbor of the King” boasts the largest man-made small-craft harbor in the world, with room for over 5,300 boats. While the community is rather small, it serves as a playground for the affluent and famous, as well as a perfect home base for those exploring or working in the City of Angels.

With an area of just over one square mile, Marina del Rey is more than three times smaller than Beverly Hills, five times smaller than Santa Monica, and a whopping three hundred times smaller than the city of Los Angeles itself.

Located right along the Pacific coast, Marina del Rey is 22 miles from Malibu, 19 miles from Los Angeles, and 5 miles to Santa Monica.

Marina del Rey’s climate is temperate year-round, like the rest of Los Angeles County, though its ocean breezes keep it just a little cooler. Average highs during August, the hottest month, are 81°F, while December lows hover around 46°F. The area receives less rainfall and more sunshine than average, which earned Marina del Rey an 86 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index.

Marina del Rey, CA Demographics

  • Total Population9,771
  • Female 5,434
    Male 4,337
  • Median Age38.5

Cost of Living in Marina del Rey, CA

When dining out in Marina del Rey, expect to pay around $55 for a two-person dinner at a mid-range restaurant. Domestic beers are around $6, and a cappuccino is $4.50.

Electricity, water, cooling, and garbage for a 915-square-foot apartment costs around $134 a month, which is less than the nationwide average of $149.

Marina del Rey has several public transportation options, including the WaterBus, which can ferry you around the marina for just $1 a trip. This service runs Thursday through Sunday from June 20 to September 2.

There are free, on-demand electric shuttles that can take you around Marina del Rey and Venice Beach, as well as a free Beach Shuttle which runs on weekends and holidays on a loop between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, and Venice Pier.

Lastly, there are several public bus services with stops in Marina del Rey, including Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus service, the Culver City Green Bus line, and the MTA of Greater Los Angeles. Fares range from $1 to $1.25 per trip.

Average Rent in Marina del Rey, CA

  • Marina del Rey, CA Average Rental Price, May 2020 $3,510 /mo

Marina del Rey, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,501-$2,0002%
  • > $2,00098%

Marina del Rey, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 May / 2020
Marina del Rey, CA $3,106 $3,141 $3,159 $3,341 $3,335 $3,478 $3,467 $3,526 $3,588 $3,510
National $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
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Living in Marina del Rey, CA

Living in Marina del Rey, like in any other city, has its pros and cons.

On the plus side, the area’s cost of living is a little lower than Los Angeles proper and even surrounding cities, like Santa Monica. With its position on the coast, you’ll also have easy access to all the water sports you can imagine.

There are a few aspects of life in Marina del Rey that can be either positives or negatives, depending on what you’re looking for. For starters, most of the people who live here are single, divorced, or childless couples. Most households consist of only one or two people, the majority of whom live in apartments, and you won’t see many kids or teenagers running about.

The area is also more laid-back than places like Venice Beach, Santa Monica, or Hollywood.

That leads us to our cons, which is Marina del Rey’s relative lack of attractions and entertainment options compared to the surrounding area. And though it’s close to L.A., the city’s notorious traffic can make commuting a pain.

Things to Do in Marina del Rey

When it comes to things to do in Marina del Rey, the first things that come to mind are obviously water related. Head down to Fisherman’s Village, where you can rent kayaks, jet skis, and paddle boards, join a sport fishing excursion, or book a whale watching adventure.

If you’d rather stay on land, head over to Burton Chase Park, your spot for free fun in Marina del Rey. It’s the perfect place to stretch your legs or have a picnic in the California sunshine, and the park hosts lots of free concerts throughout the year. There are even movie nights on summer Saturdays, from July through September.

If you’d prefer to combine land and sea, head over to the beautiful Marina Beach, where you can sunbathe, swim, and even barbecue.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s plenty of great restaurants in Marina del Rey to choose from. Enjoy an upscale dinner at the Cast & Plow, grab brunch at Cafe del Rey, or get your pizza fix at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana.

Or simply shop ‘til you drop at the area’s great retail destinations, which include the Waterside Shopping Center and the Villa Marina Marketplace.

There are some great annual events in Marina del Rey too. May brings ArtSea, where you can enjoy art performances, activities, and live music along Marina Beach. June’s Discover Marina del Rey event is a fun thing to do with kids, with games, face painting, bounce castles, and plenty more.

And from mid-April to mid-September, the Sunset Series Sailing Regatta brings weekly boat races to the harbor, every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm.

Employment & Economy in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey’s biggest industries are professional, scientific and technical services, information, and healthcare and social assistance.

It serves as the headquarters for several notable companies, including AstroFlight, Gravity Interactive, and ICANN.

And of course, Marina del Rey is within driving distance to Los Angeles’ massive economy and job market.

Marina del Rey, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households5,477
  • Family 1,678
    Non-family 3,799
  • Children 549
    No Children 4,928
  • Average People Per Household1.78
  • Median Household Income$112,050
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,929

Education in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, but there are so few children and teenagers that there aren’t any schools within the town itself. Fortunately, the local elementary, middle, and high schools are just a very short commute away.

There are also plenty of higher education options in the area, with Santa Monica College, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California all located within 10 miles of Marina del Rey.

Marina del Rey, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School1%
  • Some High School10%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree43%
  • Graduate Degree22%

Tips for Renting in Marina del Rey

Are you ready for your move to Marina del Rey? Here are some tips to get you started.

One somewhat unique feature of renting in Los Angeles is that many rentals do not include appliances, like a refrigerator. So, make sure to check with your landlord, or be prepared to provide your own.

Of course, fully furnished rentals are always an option, just keep in mind that you may be expected to pay a higher security deposit. Deposits in Los Angeles county can be up to two-months’ rent for normal units, and up to three-months’ rent for furnished units.

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