""
Please provide a location to search for

Apartments for Rent in Santa Clarita, CA - 122 Rentals available

Popular Searches

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 20 May 2020.

What’s the average rent in Santa Clarita, CA?

The average rent in Santa Clarita, CA is $2,013.

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 $1,755 and $2,143.

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 $1,475 and $2,595.

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 $1,780 and $3,488.

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 $2,345 and $5,216.

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.

Santa Clarita, CA Demographics

  • Total Population209,478
  • Female 103,918
    Male 105,560
  • Median Age36.8

Cost of Living in Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita enjoys regular, well maintained public transport links that can take you pretty much anywhere in LA. Local routes within the city will cost $1 per ride, and you can get a day pass for $2.50. There are 2 commuter express bus lines, running to downtown LA and North Hollywood, ensuring easy access to the main employment hubs. Fares cost between $3 and $4.50 for a one-way ticket depending on where you wish to travel, while monthly passes range between $110 and $220. MetroLink also offers a non-commuter service to downtown LA — the Antelope Valley Line — with tickets costing $7 one way, $14 round trip, $49 weekly pass, and $196 for a monthly pass.

Despite good public transport links, commute times are still longer than average, with journey times of 45 minutes or more. This is mainly due to congestion as roadways have failed to keep up with increasing population levels. Gasoline will typically cost $4.18 per gallon, while taxis start at $2.92. Eating out is fairly affordable, with a single meal in an inexpensive restaurant costing around $15, and a 3-course meal for 2 coming in at around $50. Drinks will be extra, and you should expect to pay around $4.50 for a regular coffee, and $5.70 for a pint of beer.

For a 915 sq. ft. apartment, Santa Clarita residents can expect to pay around $146 for basic monthly utilities, including water, heating, cooling, electricity, and garbage disposal. To hook up an internet connection will cost around $60 per month.

Average Rent in Santa Clarita, CA

  • Santa Clarita, CA Average Rental Price, February 2020 $2,013 /mo

    Santa Clarita, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $1,001-$1,5007%
    • $1,501-$2,00047%
    • > $2,00046%

    Santa Clarita, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
    Santa Clarita, CA $1,804 $1,758 $1,857 $1,805 $1,865 $1,950 $1,923 $1,935 $1,956 $1,995 $2,013
    National $1,340 $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
    /

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Employment & Economy in Santa Clarita, CA

    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.

    Santa Clarita, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households67,583
    • Family 51,097
      Non-family 16,486
    • Children 26,881
      No Children 40,702
    • Average People Per Household3.07
    • Median Household Income$94,282
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,019

    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

    • No High School4%
    • Some High School24%
    • Some College31%
    • Associate Degree10%
    • Bachelor Degree22%
    • Graduate Degree10%

    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.

    RENTCafé is your one-stop shop for finding a great new apartment in Santa Clarita, CA. Easily search through a wide selection of apartments for rent in Santa Clarita, CA, and view detailed information about available rentals including floor plans, pricing, photos, amenities, interactive maps, and thorough property descriptions. Property owners and managers are one click away, so feel free to contact them and find out all you need to know about the apartment you’re interested in. Browse Santa Clarita, CA apartments with rents starting from $1,475 and submit your rental application today!

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!