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Studio Apartments for Rent in Long Beach, CA - 121 Rentals available


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Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RENTCafé listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RENTCafé allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a studio apartment in Long Beach, CA?

The price range of a studio apartment is between $950 and $3,150. Search our studio apartments in Long Beach, CA.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in Long Beach, CA on RENTCafé?

There are 102 studio rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Long Beach, CA were last updated on 22 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in Long Beach, CA?

The average Long Beach, CA studio apartment size is 365 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Long Beach, CA?

Studio apartments in Long Beach, CA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Long Beach, CA?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Long Beach, CA.

Renter's Guide to Long Beach

Long Beach, CA is Los Angeles County’s second largest city (after Los Angeles) and also one of the busiest ports in the world. It is located 22 miles of Downtown Los Angeles, along the southwestern edge of Los Angeles County. Long Beach is 32.3 miles from Santa Monica and 29.9 miles to Hollywood. San Francisco to Long Beach is 353 miles, close enough for a long weekend getaway.

Weather in Long Beach California is uniformly pleasant for most of the year - after all, it is a coastal Los Angeles city with a Mediterranean climate. The average high for August is 84°F and the average lows for winter are around 46°F. Because it’s located east of the Palos Verdes peninsula, it has a unique weather pattern that makes it have less moisture. Fog in the morning, however, is a common occurrence.

Long Beach, CA Demographics

  • Total Population466,776
  • Female 230,878
    Male 235,898
  • Median Age34.9

Cost of Living in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is served by Long Beach Transit, which include buses, water taxis, and a ride sharing program called Dial-A-Lyft. Bus fares are $1.25 one way. For commuters going to Los Angeles there’s the Metro Blue Line and those traveling to and from Catalina Island can take the Catalina Express. The red Passport bus links all the major attractions (like the Queen Mary and the Long Beach Convention Center) for free.

Restaurants in Long Beach, California are often overlooked and underrated, with an eclectic variety of ethnic foods abundant. A meal for two in a mid-priced restaurant will cost around $47.50, substantially lower than Los Angeles City’s average. You can of course always get by with a meal at any number of fast food restaurants for around $7, but why would you?

Thanks to the relatively mild weather, utilities for an average 915 sq ft apartment run just $105 per month, which includes heat and trash.

Average Rent in Long Beach, CA

  • Long Beach, CA Average Rental Price, May 2021 $2,170 /mo

    Long Beach, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,0001%
    • $1,001-$1,50012%
    • $1,501-$2,00031%
    • > $2,00055%

    Long Beach, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
    Long Beach, CA $1,877 $1,933 $1,990 $2,007 $2,077 $2,104 $2,124 $2,114 $2,142 $2,135 $2,170
    National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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    Living in Long Beach

    If you like a big city feel while still living near the beach, Long Beach may be the perfect mix. There is an eclectic community of artists and musicians who call the area their home. Long Beach has an excellent inexpensive transportation system and also has been voted one of the U.S.’s most walkable cities.

    However, The LBC (as it is referred to by locals) also has its downside, particularly its high crime rate. Pollution from the industrial areas are also a problem. For better or for worse, you can feel very separated from the rest of L.A. particularly because of the commute.

    Long Beach is considered one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. It is largely Hispanic, with many people of Mexican heritage. There is a significant Asian population (around 13%) particularly from Cambodia, and an equal number of African Americans.

    Things to do in Long Beach

    There are many things to do in Long Beach, especially if you love the ocean. For families there’s the Aquarium of the Pacific, which has 1.5 million visitors per year. The lush iconic ocean liner Queen Mary is perfect for tourists, particularly around Halloween.

    Los Compadres Long Beach is an inexpensive Mexican restaurant, very popular with locals. Those out for more exotic fare can try flavorful Trinidadian food at Callaloo Caribbean Kitchen. For a romantic night out, the Sky Room is considered one of the most elegant restaurants in the area. If you like stand-up, the Laugh Factory is sure to hit the spot.

    Free things to do in Long Beach, California include the ocean waterfront and El Dorado East Regional Park; the first Friday of every month, the Long Beach Museum of Art is also free. And much to the joy of teenagers - and the worry of their parents - there are two free skate parks in the area. Dog lovers have Rosie’s Dog Beach, the only off-leash beach in all of LA County. (Pet friendly hotels in Long Beach are also nearby.) For a relatively small fee, you can take the whole family out whale watching on one of the area’s popular cruise lines.

    If you are looking for the ultimate shopping experience, visit Shoreline Village, which has great views of the harbor and lighthouse. Or, visit the Pike Outlets, which is located near the Aquarium and also has Cinemark on the Pike, a great place to see first-run movies.

    There are no major sporting franchises in Long Beach, but there are still college sports at CSU Long Beach, including the 49rs baseball team who have been playing ball there since 1954. Every year, Long Beach hosts the Long Beach Grand Prix, a legal auto race that is the city’s biggest annual event. The Long Beach Marathon in October is internationally known and respected, and many runners use it to qualify for Boston.

    Other unique and fun annual events include the Long Beach Funk Fest (various), the Pirate Invasion (July), and the ZombieFest (October).

    Employment and Economy in Long Beach

    Long Beach is a port city, and its docks serve an essential economic factor in the region. Because of the boom in imports and exports, it continues to attract job seekers. Health and education are also important sectors with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CSU Long Beach being amongst the top employers.

    Long Beach, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households166,813
    • Family 99,501
      Non-family 67,312
    • Children 51,782
      No Children 115,031
    • Average People Per Household2.74
    • Median Household Income$63,017
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,462

    Education in Long Beach

    Long Beach, California is served by the Long Beach Unified School District, also the area’s largest employer; LAUSD, Paramount, and ABC Unified also have schools in Long Beach. Cal State Long Beach has over 35,000 students and is home to the largest Physics Department in the state.

    Long Beach City College (aka LBCC) is a popular community college that offers a Commercial Music Program with many alumni going on to work in the industry.

    Long Beach, CA Education Statistics

    • No High School11%
    • Some High School27%
    • Some College27%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree19%
    • Graduate Degree10%

    Tips for Renting in Long Beach

    Long Beach, California does not have rent control, so a landlord can raise the rent 10% or less with just a 30-day notice. Housing Long Beach, a non-profit, is a vocal advocate for renters in the area, and are trying to make renting more affordable.

    Because of its relatively lower cost to Los Angeles City as well as being its own art and music hub, Long Beach is a very competitive rental market. When you make an appointment to see an apartment or house for rent in Long Beach, be sure to make a good first impression – don’t be late and fill out your rental form beforehand if possible. But don’t get your leads from Long Beach Craigslist, stay right here on RENTCafé.com to find the best apartments in the hottest neighborhoods.

    Renting a studio apartment in Long Beach, CA

    If you’re a fan of living big on a budget, reducing your ecological footprint, and are determined to find an efficiency apartment in Long Beach, CA, we have great news: on RENTCafé you have 121 small apartment units to choose from in 32 different properties. You may be surprised to know that studio apartments come in a variety of shapes and types. Once you decide on what your must-haves are, you can choose the right studio. If you’ll want your kitchen in the main room, why not aim for the most affordable one room apartments you can find? If you pride yourself on being frugal and always bragging to your friends about the great discounts and sales you just discovered, then put those skills to good use in your search for your next apartment. With the average rent currently at $2,226, opting for a cheap studio for as low as $1,200 is certainly a decision you’ll be able to gloat about and your wallet will thank you for.

    Top tip: an efficiency apartment can be comfortable

    Efficiency apartments may have just one multi-functional room, but it can be pretty spacious. You can get creative with the space, combine furniture and accent design elements in a harmonious and practical way, and you will end up with a very comfortable apartment where you can relax and unwind. If you’re not on a tight budget, you should definitely check out some bachelor flats that have a separate kitchen. You wouldn’t believe the difference it makes. While they don’t cost an arm and a leg, they are typically more expensive than a normal single bedroom apartment, so it’s probably a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range—the highest price for a studio in Long Beach, CA is currently $4,297.

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