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Compton

The "Hub City" provides easy access to Downtown LA.

  • Music
  • Art and Culture
  • Historic
  • Fast-Growing
  • LA Area

One of Los Angeles County's oldest cities -- Compton -- incorporated in 1888. This city sits on the south side of Los Angeles and is known for the number of famous rap artists it has produced, as well as a variety of actors, directors, writers, and comedians. Famous people who began in Compton include Leslie Sykes, Niecy Nash, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Paul Rodriguez, Kevin Costner, N.W.A, James Coburn, Coolio, and James Wheaton.

While Compton was considered edgy in the 1980s and '90s, it has become a sought-after suburb of Los Angeles, with home prices escalating in recent years. Recently, Compton was named a hotspot for entrepreneurs by Cognetics, Inc. and it is considered one of the best places to start and grow a business. Compton's proximity to Downtown Los Angeles and the easily-accessible highways -- including I-710 and I-105 -- add to the area's recent growth. If you'd like to rent an apartment in Compton, you'll be one of 100,000 residents who call the "Hub City" home.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Compton, CA is $634 for a studio, $921 for one bedroom, $1,249 for two bedrooms, and $1,400 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Compton has increased by 3.0% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 507 $634
1 BR 516 $921
2 BR 503 $1,249
3 BR 93 $1,400

Ratings

57 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
49 Transit Score® Some Transit
48 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Top Apartments in Compton

  1. Paradise Garden Apartments, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,245 - 1,795
  2. San Marcos Village Apartments, 1-2 Bed, $1,425 - 1,750

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Compton, CA Average Apartment Rent

Compton apartments provide all of the culture, shopping, and nightlife you'd expect from urban living. While apartment rent varies, you can expect to pay, on average, $730 for a studio, $900 for a one-bedroom apartment, $1,050 for a two-bedroom apartment, and $1,320 for a three-bedroom apartment. Apartments in Compton typically range from 560 square feet for a studio to 1,120 square feet for a three-bedroom unit.

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