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2204 Apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA

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Last updated December 15 at 11:06pm
Hollywood Hills West
10 Units Available
Alaya Hollywood
1714 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,299
907 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,051
1333 sqft
Pet-friendly loft, studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with gourmet kitchens, quartz counters, fireplace, patio/balcony. Enjoy community pool, fitness center, media room, conference room. Walk to public transit, dining, shopping, entertainment. Near Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Freeway.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Downtown Los Angeles
187 Units Available
THEA at Metropolis
1000 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,750
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,860
928 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$6,335
1383 sqft
Located in the heart of DTLA, THEA at Metropolis features luxury residences with a wealth of residential amenities & retail space. Featuring studio to 3 bedroom floor plans, your new home is right here.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
72 Units Available
Clarendon Woodland Hills
22121 Clarendon St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,891
599 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,002
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,319
1051 sqft
Clarendon Apartments is an upscale urban apartment community located on 4.3 acres in the heart of Woodland Hills, California.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Mid-City West
46 Units Available
Sofia
1120 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,126
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,218
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,359
986 sqft
Incredible amenities, services and smart floor plans will draw you in, and the endless possibilities of the neighborhood will draw you out. Sofia will make your everyday experiences extraordinary.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
44 Units Available
Mariposa on 3rd
269 Mariposa Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,285
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,255
1025 sqft
Mariposa on 3rd is a brand new boutique apartment community located in Los Angeles’ cultural hub, Koreatown, and just moments from DTLA.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
31 Units Available
837 Harvard
837 South Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
918 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,199
1266 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,387
1549 sqft
Located in the colorful heart of Koreatown, 837 Harvard is a new apartment community offering sweeping skyline views, luxury condo finishes, and an exhilarating lifestyle for local tastemakers and trendsetters.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
27 Units Available
Vela on Ox
21221 W Oxnard St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,095
627 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,340
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,792
1230 sqft
This is LA. We don’t settle. We know what epic living is. And we know you won’t accept anything less. At Vela, we put higher living at your doorstep.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
North Hollywood
10 Units Available
NoHo 14
5440 Tujunga Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,620
869 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,470
1343 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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North Hollywood Park and the Noho Arts District are both nearby this community. The green community offers a hot tub, gym, pool and concierge. Apartments feature stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Hollywood
8 Units Available
Broadstone Candara at Hancock Park
738 N. Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,245
645 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,050
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
1156 sqft
Andalucian-inspired apartments feature ceiling fans, dishwashers, vaulted ceilings and private balconies. Swimming pool has underwater speakers and LED lighting. Hollywood location near the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
14 Units Available
Sofi Warner Center
6300 Variel Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,067
857 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,511
1211 sqft
Lots of luxury in this environmentally friendly community. Air-conditioned units contain spacious closets, hardwood floors and washer/dryer hookups. Pool, fire pit and round-the-clock gym. Numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance. Close to I-405.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Historic Cultural
76 Units Available
Aliso Apartments
950 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,125
627 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,534
925 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,630
1143 sqft
Aliso Apartments in downtown LA is the perfect microcosm of the city, encapsulating all the characteristics and qualities you love about Los Angeles and the Arts District.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Westwood
11 Units Available
Legacy at Westwood
10833 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,491
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,166
1220 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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The Legacy at Westwood is a full service luxurious rental community set on 1.87 acres of premier real estate on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, an internationally renowned community in Los Angeles.
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Last updated December 15 at 11:52pm
Downtown Los Angeles
14 Units Available
Pegasus
612 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,075
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,180
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,960
1277 sqft
Large bi-fold windows and nine-foot ceilings create an open ambiance in these luxurious units. Kitchens are equipped with a stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. In-unit laundry and 24-hour concierge service.
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Last updated December 15 at 07:29pm
Historic Cultural
51 Units Available
Orsini
505 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,123
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,099
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,699
1036 sqft
Imagine a home where the fine art of living has been perfected. Welcome to The Orsini, home to the best apartments in downtown Los Angeles.
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Last updated December 15 at 07:24pm
North Hollywood
18 Units Available
The Lofts at NoHo Commons
11136 Chandler Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,000
767 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,270
930 sqft
Pet-friendly community with studio and one-bedroom apartments. Gated for privacy with a BBQ/picnic area and business center on premises. Great location in North Hollywood with Orange and Red Line Metro across the street.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
17 Units Available
The Enclave at Warner Center Apartment Homes
6710 Variel Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,881
609 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,941
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,321
1096 sqft
Discover a New Way of Living Seize your chance to live in one of the premier apartment communities in Woodland Hills, CA.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Westchester-Playa Del Rey
52 Units Available
7403
7403 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,199
482 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,499
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,575
956 sqft
7403 is your Silicon Beach sanctuary. This luxury Los Angeles apartment community is located among the world’s most enterprising startups—and just minutes from the beach.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
30 Units Available
Eton Warner
6701 Eton Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,890
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,420
1146 sqft
One- and two-story loft-style apartments are packed full of premium amenities. From hardwood floors and ceiling fans to resort-style attractions, this community provides tenants with a relentless sense of luxury.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
North Hollywood
15 Units Available
The Marquee Apartments
12300 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,420
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,906
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Great location close to the NoHo-Arts District, shopping, dining and entertainment. Community has a 24-hour fitness center, lap pool and BBQ areas. Units feature A/C, designer paint and wood-inspired flooring.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Westchester-Playa Del Rey
29 Units Available
Playa Del Oro
8601 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,220
545 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,445
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,015
1149 sqft
Luxury apartments with custom finishes and open designs. Community includes a grilling area, steam room, coffee lounge, and pool. Near Los Angeles International Airport, Venice Beach, and Loyola Marymount University.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Mid-City West
13 Units Available
5550 Wilshire at Miracle Mile
5550 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,010
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,485
1515 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,835
1946 sqft
Upscale living in the heart of LA. Dramatic living spaces with large windows overlooking the city. Energy-efficient interiors, gourmet kitchens, and walk-in closets. On-site private lounge, outdoor terrace, and resort-style pool and cabana.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Sylmar
4 Units Available
Dronfield Mountain View
13140 N Dronfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,726
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,281
1087 sqft
At our beautiful community, you will find comfort and elegance along with great customer service.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Downtown Los Angeles
18 Units Available
South Park by Windsor
939 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,110
591 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,399
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,275
1126 sqft
Ultra-modern, upscale living. Located in Downtown L.A. Hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. On-site amenities include a pool, business center, courtyard and conference room, along with a gym and media room. In-unit laundry.
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Last updated December 15 at 10:24pm
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
9 Units Available
The Reserve at Warner Center
22100 Erwin St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,785
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,185
880 sqft
This community offers recently-renovated units with stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Residents fulfill all their shopping and entertainment needs at Warner Center. There's also an on-site hot tub, pool, tennis court and gym.

Average Rent in Los Angeles

Last updated Nov. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $1,369, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,759.
Studio
$1,150
1 Bed
$1,369
2 Beds
$1,759
3+ Beds
$2,391
City GuideLos Angeles
"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')

Moving to Los Angeles is the continuation of the American dream, of traveling west towards the setting sun and carving out a life on the edge of the world.

The good news: You can do it. Renting an apartment in LA is far easier and less expensive than in cities of comparable size like San Francisco and New York. Legions of dreamers, wanderers, pioneers, artists and those in search for a better life have picked up and moved to the belly of the beast, and so can you.

The bad news: Los Angeles has over 100 definable neighborhoods, and deciding which one of them to live in can be intimidating. However, if you do your research, you too can join the masses in the land of milk and honey, the entertainment capital of the world, the center of the universe: the City of Angels.

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Santa Monica Pier

Frank Gehry's famous Getty Museum

Venice Beach lifeguard towers

Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
  • Consider your commute. The most important factor when deciding on a pad in Los Angeles is your proximity to the workplace. You generally want to live as close to that location as you can. Nothing affects the quality of life more in LA than the length of your commute, which, as you have probably heard, is infamous for its congestion. Test-drive the length of your commute before you sign a lease to get a real idea of what your time in the car will be like.
  • Have a car. Moving to Los Angeles with no vehicle is like moving to Mars without a rover. While public transportation exists, the system is nothing like what you would find in New York, Boston or Paris. Los Angeles is not a walkable city – hell, we drive our cars to the corner coffee shop – and if you don’t have wheels, your options become extremely limited.
  • Drive around. Many landlords, especially those with only one or two units, will never list their properties online. The only way to find out about these smaller and more unique spaces is to drive around the neighborhood that you want to live in and look for “For Rent” signs in windows. This is easiest to do with a friend, who can write down phone numbers and addresses while you drive.
  • Call before you visit the apartment. Whether you are searching for apartments online or in the newspaper, always call first to find out more information before making the trek to see the place in person. A phone call can often weed out many of your options, and you don’t want to be running all over LA for no reason.
  • Set your budget, then search slightly above it. Some rental properties in LA include cable service, Internet connection, water, wastewater and utilities, and some include none of these. A $1000 rental that includes all of the above is a much better deal than a place for $900 that includes nothing – even if it’s a hundred or so over budget. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you took the all-inclusive when that first bill comes in.
  • Think about parking! When you move to LA, you will have to devote a much larger space in your brain to parking, so you might as well start now. Does your apartment come with a parking space? If you will have street parking, check signs for the street cleaning schedule and for any other times (like rush hour) your car would have to be parked somewhere else. A parking spot that you can call your own is worth quite a bit in LA.
  • Get a Thomas Guide. This is the map that Angelenos swear by, and you will likely find one in almost every home and car. Thick, heavy and hundreds of pages of long, the Thomas Guide is the recognized source for street information that the city relies on. Not big on maps? Make sure you have a working GPS to find your way around the city.
Where to live?

If you don’t already have opportunities lined up in a particular area of Los Angeles, then your options are pretty open. Talking to locals is always the best way to figure out a new neighborhood.

Whichever side you happen to choose will most likely be where you spend the great majority of your time. Commuting back and forth across the city can, and probably will, drain your time, money, and sanity. Living somewhere on the west side – say, Venice or Santa Monica – will be more conducive to relaxing on the beach on your off days whereas east-siders will only see the beach if absolutely necessary. We really mean it when we say the traffic is that bad in LA. Furthermore, the geographical reality of Los Angeles makes your choice of a neighborhood very important; when people ask you where you’re from, you don’t just say “LA” but rather: Silver Lake, K-Town, Venice Beach or Hollywood!

Los Angeles Neighborhoods:

Santa Monica: A polished seaside city with a famous pier, Santa Monica is the epitome of the west LA. Shops and gourmet restaurants make Santa Monica a place of ease. Santa Monica is a very livable neighborhood, with the farmer’s market on Main Street every Sunday morning.

Venice Beach: If you are determined to live by the beach, Venice might be a good option.

Westwood/Century City: Century City is a business center that turns into a practical ghost town at night. Westwood is next door, and has plenty of restaurants and bars.

Culver City: Long known as a movie and TV production Mecca. You can find an apartment here for a decent price.

Beverly Hills: A separate city from Los Angeles altogether. With shopping along Rodeo Drive.

West Hollywood: West Hollywood (or We-Ho) is one of the cleanest and most stylish areas in Los Angeles. West Hollywood is full of clothing shops, and new eateries.

Hollywood: Hollywood is where many people first land when they arrive in LA. You'll be living in the thick of things.

Silver Lake: This neighborhood is full of organic cafes, eclectic boutiques, dive bars, and chilled-out coffee shops. Located between Echo Park and Glendale, Silver Lake has a central location, just 10-15 minutes to downtown or Hollywood. Finding an affordable apartment here isn’t easy, but with enough legwork it can be done.

Echo Park: Echo Park has cute little shops, and vegan cafe.. Echo Park Lake is quite beautiful during the day, Dodger Stadium is around the corner, and the Echo and the Echoplex venues both see a lot of hot musical action all throughout the year.

Los Feliz: This pretty area is a relatively chill place to come home to from the madness of LA. It features quick access to neighboring Griffith Park and some particularly gorgeous homes, that is, if you can afford to live in one.

Wilshire/Midtown: Centered on Wilshire Blvd. It’s also home to Koreatown (or K-town), where you can find an apartment in any price range.

Downtown: Downtown Los Angeles is the heart of the city. You can rent a chic new loft with a killer view for an amazing price..

Now that you’ve been outfitted with the proper tools, tip, and tricks, we’re confident that finding the LA apartment of your dreams is definitely within reach. LA is a big place gleaming with opportunity, and it’s up to you to grab it, like life, by the horns. Now go forth, dear apartment hunter, and claim your piece of this angelic city.

December 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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December 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Los Angeles rent trends were flat over the past month

Over the past month Los Angeles rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,369 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,760 for a two-bedroom. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Los Angeles throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Irvine has the most expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,831; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.4% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past year, Glendale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,800, while one-bedrooms go for $1,401.
    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,622; rents increased 0.4% over the past month and 1.5% over the past year.

    Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

    Rent growth in Los Angeles has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Los Angeles is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.0% in San Diego, 0.9% in San Jose, and 0.2% in San Francisco.
    • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,760 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Los Angeles.
    • While rents in Los Angeles remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Austin (+3.1%), and Boston (+1.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,098, $1,470, and $2,133 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Los Angeles is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Los Angeles
    $1,370
    $1,760
    0
    0.4%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,780
    -0.2%
    1%
    Anaheim
    $1,680
    $2,160
    -0.4%
    2.3%
    Santa Ana
    $1,440
    $1,850
    0.2%
    -0.1%
    Irvine
    $2,200
    $2,830
    -0.2%
    4.4%
    Glendale
    $1,400
    $1,800
    0.8%
    -0.5%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,380
    -1%
    1.2%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,100
    $2,700
    0.6%
    4.1%
    Garden Grove
    $1,640
    $2,100
    -0.1%
    0.4%
    Lancaster
    $1,260
    $1,620
    0.4%
    1.5%
    Palmdale
    $1,470
    $1,880
    0.1%
    1.9%
    Pomona
    $1,140
    $1,460
    -0.6%
    3.4%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    -0.3%
    0.1%
    Pasadena
    $1,630
    $2,090
    0.1%
    0.2%
    Orange
    $1,790
    $2,300
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Fullerton
    $1,580
    $2,030
    -0.3%
    1.4%
    El Monte
    $1,380
    $1,780
    5.6%
    -1.1%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0.2%
    -0.1%
    West Covina
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.4%
    1.5%
    Norwalk
    $1,590
    $2,050
    -0.4%
    1.4%
    Burbank
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0.6%
    0.3%
    South Gate
    $990
    $1,270
    -0.1%
    2.5%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,130
    $2,740
    -1.4%
    1.8%
    Carson
    $1,460
    $1,880
    9.4%
    -1.2%
    Santa Monica
    $1,710
    $2,190
    1.6%
    2.1%
    Westminster
    $1,590
    $2,050
    1.2%
    1.9%
    Newport Beach
    $2,830
    $3,640
    1.3%
    -0.4%
    Hawthorne
    $1,260
    $1,620
    0
    1.6%
    Lake Forest
    $1,980
    $2,550
    0.9%
    5.7%
    Bellflower
    $1,360
    $1,740
    -0.3%
    1.1%
    Tustin
    $1,940
    $2,490
    0.4%
    1.1%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,890
    $2,430
    2%
    0.9%
    San Clemente
    $2,360
    $3,040
    0
    2%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,790
    $2,300
    0.6%
    -1.6%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,870
    $2,410
    -1.1%
    2.6%
    Paramount
    $1,470
    $1,890
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Placentia
    $2,080
    $2,670
    -0.2%
    0.6%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,070
    $2,650
    0.1%
    6%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,900
    $5,010
    0.5%
    1.6%
    Brea
    $2,030
    $2,610
    1.3%
    5.2%
    West Hollywood
    $1,970
    $2,530
    4.1%
    -2.9%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,620
    $3,370
    1.6%
    -1.4%
    San Dimas
    $1,880
    $2,420
    0.8%
    2.2%
    Dana Point
    $2,080
    $2,670
    0.5%
    1.2%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,950
    $2,510
    -1.4%
    1.9%
    Seal Beach
    $1,820
    $2,340
    0.2%
    -0.4%
    Calabasas
    $2,460
    $3,160
    0
    0.7%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,080
    $2,670
    1.5%
    1.5%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,260
    $2,900
    -0.8%
    -1.3%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,010
    $2,590
    -0.3%
    0.4%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,800
    $3,600
    -0.6%
    0.5%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,610
    $4,630
    -0.2%
    -0.1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Los Angeles’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Los Angeles renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartme...

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    Here’s how Los Angeles ranks on:

    C+
    Overall satisfaction
    C
    Safety and crime rate
    C+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    C+
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    D
    Quality of schools
    B-
    Social Life
    A
    Weather
    D
    Commute time
    C
    State and local taxes
    B+
    Public transit
    D
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Los Angeles’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Los Angeles renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories near average scores."

    Key Findings in Los Angeles include the following:

    • Los Angeles renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Los Angeles were weather and public transit, which received grades of A and B+, respectively.
    • The areas of concern to Los Angeles renters are quality of local schools, commute time and affordability, which all received D grades.
    • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C, while renters who are parents were less satisfied, giving it a D grade.
    • Los Angeles did relatively poorly compared to other cities in California, including San Diego (A-) and San Francisco (B+), but scored higher than San Jose (C) and Sacramento (C).
    • Los Angeles did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Houston (B+), Denver (B+) and Atlanta (B).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love that there are so many things to do in LA and the surrounding cities, but I hate the high cost of living." -Crystal R.
    • "It’s expensive and there is no public transit, but there are lots of hidden gems and the weather is always great." -Brandi S.
    • "LA is notoriously expensive and with bad traffic. However, the weather, diversity, and attitude make it more than worth it!" -Kristen G.
    • "I love the music scene in Los Angeles; it’s very vibrant and always changing." -Dustin S.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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