The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laguna Beach region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $17 per sqft per year. That's a 37% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Laguna Beach region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,570 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1976 and are Class A.