As rent costs continue to climb across the Los Angeles County area, Santa Clarita prices are following suit.
Rent prices inched up one-half percent in the city and are up 4.4 percent since last year, Apartment List Inc. reported Thursday.
The median two-bedroom in Santa Clarita costs $2,440 compared to the national average of $1,150.
This is the fourth consecutive month Santa Clarita has seen a rent increase.
Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,710; rents increased 0.4 percent over the past month and 4.5 percent over the past year.
A one-bedroom in Santa Clarita costs an average of $1,900.
Depending on the neighborhood, rents differ for one-bedrooms and can cost as little as $950 in Newhall, $1,000 in Saugus or Canyon Country and $1,200 in Valencia, Apartment List cited.
Two-bedrooms in the area can dip as low as $1,200 in Newhall or $1,400 in Valencia, Saugus or Canyon Country. For those looking to rent three or four-bedroom homes, one in Saugus or Canyon Country are $1,700 at the lowest, Newhall may cost as low as $2,000 and Valencia starts at $3,000 to $4,000.
Since June 2016, rent prices are up 2.6 percent nationally and 3.9 percent across California.
The city of Los Angeles experienced a 4.5 percent increase since last year and a 0.4 percent increase since last month. A one-bedroom in the city costs $1,330 and a two-bedroom costs $1,710.
Irvine is boasting the highest rents in the region with $2,030 for a one-bedroom and $2,600 for a two-bedroom, a 0.1 percent decrease from the month before but 3.4 percent increase from last year.
Garden Grove, also in Orange County, saw the highest monthly increase with a 2.2 percent difference since May. A one-bedroom there runs for $1,580 and a two-bedroom for $2,030.
Pasadena’s prices are identical to Garden Grove’s, but Pasadena experienced a 0.3 percent monthly decrease from May and 2.1 percent increase from last year.
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