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Average rent in Santa Clarita, CA

$2,435/mo Santa Clarita, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Santa Clarita, CA is $2,435.

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    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Santa Clarita, CA last updated?

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

    What are the best apartments in Santa Clarita, CA?

    The best apartments in Santa Clarita, CA are: Riverpark, Montecito Apartments, Valley Oaks Village, PARK SIERRA and Hills of Valencia Apartments.

    What is the average rent in Santa Clarita, CA?

    The average rent in Santa Clarita, CA is $2,435. Start your search for apartments in Santa Clarita, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Santa Clarita, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Santa Clarita, CA is between $2,150 and $3,520. View all studio apartments in Santa Clarita, CA.

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

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Clarita, CA is between $1,705 and $5,040. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Santa Clarita, CA now.

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

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Santa Clarita, CA is between $1,815 and $5,002. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Santa Clarita, CA.

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

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Santa Clarita, CA is between $2,062 and $9,500. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Santa Clarita, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Santa Clarita, CA?

    In Santa Clarita 30% of the housing is rented out compared to 70% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 22% of Santa Clarita’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 53% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 21% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita are about 30 years old, on average. Of these, 26% 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 79% 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 Santa Clarita, CA?

    Rental apartments in Santa Clarita come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 36% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 53% of all rentals in Santa Clarita. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to Santa Clarita, CA

    The City of Santa Clarita is a suburb of Los Angeles, CA. Home to numerous schools and colleges, and enjoying the rank of second safest city in the U.S. for populations over 150,000, the city is extremely popular with families. In recent years, increasing numbers of young professionals have also been making a home in Santa Clarita.

    With an estimated population of 210,888, Santa Clarita ranks as the third largest city in Los Angeles County. However, it’s still dwarfed by LA proper, and with an area of 52.81 sq. mi., it’s almost 10 times smaller in physical size. Downtown LA is just 35 miles south and can be reached within 40 minutes on Interstate 5.

    Santa Clarita has a Mediterranean climate, which typically results in hot, dry summers and warm, moist winters. Summer highs typically average out at around 95°F in August, and it can remain hot and dry well into October. January is typically the coldest month, with lows of around 36°F, and in recent years, light snowfall has been reported. Despite this, the city remains fairly dry, with an average annual precipitation level of just 14 inches.

    Tips for renting in Santa Clarita, CA

    Many people flock to bustling LA in search of fame, fortune, or simply a more exciting life. If, however, you’ve grown tired of the hubbub, but still love the area, you may well be considering moving from LA to Santa Clarita. With its more relaxed atmosphere, lower prices, small town vibe, and superb location, it’s a great alternative. Some of the best neighborhoods to check out are Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, and Saugus, with the lowest crime rates, but generally higher prices.

    For those who are looking to go car free, Santa Clarita is a good option. With its cycle friendly attitude and fantastic public transport links, you can leave the frustration and cost of car ownership behind you relatively easily. For those moving form cooler states, California is very hot in summer, but it’s not as humid as other areas, resulting in typically cool evenings.

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    Santa Clarita, CA demographics

    Santa Clarita, CA has a population of 212,519 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 106,058 of Santa Clarita’s residents are women and 106,461 are men. The median age of those who live in Santa Clarita, CA is 36.6.

    Living in Santa Clarita, CA

    Residents of Santa Clarita enjoy low crime rates, great schools, and above average household incomes. The location itself is also a top selling point, with easy access to both bustling cities and nearby nature reserves. Santa Clarita leans more toward a quiet, small town suburb rather than a bustling urban center, and it’s this quieter, easier going pace of life that attracts many residents.

    However, this can also be seen as a disadvantage to those looking for a bit more nightlife and excitement. With most local venues closing by 10pm, residents need to head out of town to find late night entertainment venues. Another complaint is that there aren’t many jobs available within the city itself, with lengthy commutes necessary for most residents. And, with an increasing population throughout the entire area, commute times are getting longer each year.

    Santa Clarita, CA households

    • 51,962 Family
      16,444 Non-family
    • 27,296 Children
      41,110 No Children
    • 68,406Total Number of Households
    • 3.08Average People Per Household
    • $100,932Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 68,406 households in Santa Clarita, CA. 51,962 are family households and 16,444 are non-family households. There are 27,296 households with children in Santa Clarita and 41,110 households without children. On average, about 3.08 people live in a household in Santa Clarita, CA.

    Things to do in Santa Clarita, CA

    Santa Clarita is surrounded by national parks, such as the nearby Vasquez Rocks, which feature 932 acres of amazing rock formations, hiking trails, and waterfalls to explore. Within the city itself, there are numerous urban parks and recreation areas. Central Park is great for dog walking, picnics, and a variety of sports, and is host to numerous outdoor concerts and festivals.

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    You can also find plenty of shopping centers, boutique stores, and weekly farmers’ markets to enjoy. Head to Old Town Newhall, the historic center of Santa Clarita to discover an amazing array of stores, where you’ll find anything from comic books to sports gear. The area is also home to numerous restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, such as The Main, which hosts regular comedy evenings, live music nights, theater shows, and art exhibitions.

    There’s also no shortage of fun activities for families and kids, as well as adults. The city is well-known for its proximity to 6 Flags Magic Mountain and 6 Flags Hurricane Harbor, two amazing amusement parks featuring a huge assortment of rides to thrill and excite all ages.

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    Santa Clarita, CA employment & economy

    The median household income for residents of Santa Clarita is $90,544, which is well above the national, state and local averages. Significant industries include health care, retail trade, and education, whereas the most common occupations are in office and admin roles, management jobs, and sales positions. The highest paid Santa Clarita residents are those in law enforcement roles, architects and engineers, and protective service occupations.

    Despite these findings, the top employer for the city is Six Parks Magic Mountain, which offers many opportunities for teenagers and students, particularly throughout the summer months. Another big employer in the city is Princess Cruises. In general, most residents commute out of town to their place of work.

    Education in Santa Clarita, CA

    Santa Clarita is served by 6 public school districts, and home to over 300 public schools, 6 private schools, and 4 colleges. Schools within the city rank among the top 10% in California, with Academy of the Canyons (ranked 228th best high school in the US) and High-Tech Los Angeles among the top-rated high schools in the district. Rancho Pico Junior High is the highest-ranking middle school in the area, and the Valencia Valley Elementary School is the top-rated school for younger kids.

    The top-rated private school in the city is the Trinity Classical Academy, which is ranked as the 155th best private high school in California. In terms of higher education, The College of the Canyons is a public college offering 69 academic programs, ranging from the arts such as dance and film and sound production, to the sciences, such as fire control technology and child development. The California Institute of the Arts is a private college, focusing on the visual and performing arts.

    Santa Clarita, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Santa Clarita, CA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 24% completed some high school, 30% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 22% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.

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