San Pedro, CA

Overview

Rent for apartments and condos tends to less expensive in San Pedro than elsewhere in the LA area, and the vibrant local atmosphere provides plenty to keep residents active and entertained. Much of the community’s best dining and nightlife can be found along 5th, 6th, and 7th streets and Ports O’ Call Village, all near the channel. In this area, you can also see the historic Pacific Electric “Red Car” trolleys, which were once visible all over Los Angeles. A series of connected parks along the community’s coastline provide tons of space to hike, play, or just enjoy the gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. Cabrillo Beach offers a great location for swimming, sunbathing, and boating, and is home to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. San Pedro also has several excellent schools and a YMCA, making it a compelling option for folks raising families.

3 Neighborhoods in San Pedro, CA

  • Central San Pedro

    As a part of the Port of Los Angeles, Central San Pedro sits at the southern end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, along the western side of San Pedro Bay. While initially a community driven by the fishing industry, the city has grown into a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population. Renters outnumber homeowners by a small margin, with a higher proportion of military veterans as compared to the rest of the L.A. area.

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  • Coastal San Pedro

    Beachfront and ocean-view condos pair with smaller apartment buildings in Coastal San Pedro. Renters get a good choice of places to live, all with a focus on the ocean and harbor. Right at the tip of this oceanfront neighborhood sits Point Fermin Park with its famous, historic lighthouse and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, which attracts school field trips and lovers of marine life. Beaches, tide pools, and a marine mammal rescue center also keep San Pedro's coastal residents closely tied to the sea.

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  • Northwest San Pedro

    A historical harbor community lies 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, just west of Long Beach. Residents of San Pedro esteem the area for its panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles Harbor, along with the scenic points of interest year-round. Dubbed "A Whale of a Town" by locals, San Pedro brings a leisurely air that feels like paradise. Cruise ships carrying tourists pull into port giving visitors a glimpse of the Angel's Gate Lighthouse.

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