Apartments for rent in Santa Monica, CA

Blending the sophistication of an international coastal city with the laid back vibe of a California beach town, living in Santa Monica gives you the best of everything Southern California has to offer.


Explore the Area

Boasting 3.5 miles of soft, sandy beaches, Santa Monica is a scenic beachside community you’ll love to call home. Residents drawn to the beach can enjoy surfing and fishing in Santa Monica Bay, or take a leisurely stroll down its wooden walkways. Pedestrian paths and bike trails abound, making it easy to explore the coast or venture into town for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

You can shop ‘til you drop at retail options ranging from unique boutiques to established stores, where you can treat yourself to luxury goods, hunt for fun California fashions, or browse one-of-a-kind shops. The walkability of Santa Monica makes it easy to take a break for a bite to eat at one of the area’s many restaurants, which trend toward outdoor dining and local flavors.

When you’re ready for more fast-paced fun, you can head to the iconic Santa Monica Pier. This popular attraction includes an amusement park, arcade, and a trapeze school open to all experience levels. Stick around for the sun to set for Twilight on the Pier and other pier programming, or head back to the city to immerse yourself in Santa Monica’s nightlife scene. You’ll find a more relaxed atmosphere and everything from upscale lounges and wine bars to live music and dance clubs.

Need to leave the area for work or play? You’ll find Santa Monica an easy jumping-off point to many of the area’s larger cities. Downtown Los Angeles and LAX are roughly 20 minutes away, while the bright lights of Hollywood can be reached less than half an hour.

The Mood

This laid-back beach town has a relaxed, sustainable, and sophisticated lifestyle with open-air shopping, restaurants, and more.

The Biggest Perk

Fun comes in the form of Santa Monica Pier’s amusement park, arcade, and trapeze school, Santa Monica State Beach, and tons of parks.


Great Atmosphere

Here's your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots directly from our residents.

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Stella Barra
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Rapha Los Angeles
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Gelson’s
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
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Urban Outfitters
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Armani Exchange
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Urth Caffé
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Blue Daisy
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UNIQLO
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Nike Santa Monica
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Dogtown Coffee
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Kafe K
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Amelia’s Espresso & Panini
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Budget Market
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Casa Martin
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Whole Foods Market
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Elephante
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Cha Cha Chicken
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Trader Joe’s
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