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1909 Apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA

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Woodland Hills-Warner Center
25 Units Available
Vela on Ox
21221 W Oxnard St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,095
627 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,335
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 January 18 at 04:22am
Westchester-Playa Del Rey
41 Units Available
7403
7403 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,250
482 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,549
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 January 18 at 04:22am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
19 Units Available
Carillon Apartment Homes
6301 DeSoto Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,951
603 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,971
842 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,583
1198 sqft
Studio to 3-bedroom apartments centrally located in Los Angeles. This community features a resort-style pool and luxury touches in units, including cherry wood cabinets, granite-inspired countertops, and French doors.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
5 Units Available
Sofi Warner Center
6300 Variel Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,072
857 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,714
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 January 18 at 04:22am
Historic Cultural
66 Units Available
Aliso Apartments
950 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,215
627 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,684
917 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
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 January 18 at 04:22am
Westlake
14 Units Available
The Flat
750 Garland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,585
486 sqft
Close to Harbor Freeway, hospital and Metro bus lines. Pet-friendly studio apartments include air conditioning. Laundry facilities on every floor. Residence includes a garage, key fob access, concierge, clubhouse, game room with pool table and gym.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:21am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
11 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
$2,270
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.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Hollywood Hills West
13 Units Available
The Vantage
1710 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,848
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,212
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,769
818 sqft
Pet-friendly apartment community with relaxing amenities, including hot tub and sauna. Units feature stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Enjoy proximity to the Hollywood Freeway and Runyon Canyon Park.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Historic Cultural
15 Units Available
Jia
639 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,064
631 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,289
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,775
1242 sqft
Conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and local bus lines. Right at entrance to Chinatown and next to Starbucks. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
13 Units Available
Hampshire Place
501 S New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,763
455 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,936
589 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,593
891 sqft
Studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments, located one block from Wilshire Boulevard. Within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment. All units have hardwood floors, patio/balconies, walk-in closets, and in-suite laundry facilities.
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Last updated January 18 at 09:08am
Downtown Los Angeles
32 Units Available
Canvas LA
138 N Beaudry Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,999
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,291
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1207 sqft
Unique units with art glass pendants and tigerwood-style kitchen cabinets. The beautifully landscaped complex has a hot tub and resort-style swimming pool. Located near Vista Hermosa Natural Park.
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Last updated January 18 at 09:08am
Downtown Los Angeles
197 Units Available
Circa LA
1200 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,745
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,935
1706 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$17,590
3360 sqft
Temporary Leasing Gallery is located at 1201 South Grand Avenue \n \n Circa is a new collection of luxury apartments, unlike anything Downtown Los Angelos has seen before.
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Last updated January 18 at 09:08am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
22 Units Available
Triana
6250 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,847
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,658
1201 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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This funky apartment complex sits above shops and restaurants, with access to two local bus lines nearby. Luxury one- to three-bedroom residences with granite counters and walk-in closets. Community amenities include a pool and clubhouse.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Historic Cultural
8 Units Available
Sakura Crossing
235 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,943
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,267
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1120 sqft
Located in the heart of LA's Little Tokyo. Modern apartments have patio/balcony, modern kitchen, bathtub and lots of storage. Community is pet-friendly and includes pool, sauna and concierge service.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Westchester-Playa Del Rey
9 Units Available
Mariposa at Playa Del Rey
8700 Pershing Dr, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,500
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,481
1095 sqft
Within easy reach of Dockweiler Beach. Spacious apartment layouts featuring private balconies and open kitchens with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Community offers a dog park, Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
11 Units Available
Radius Koreatown
680 S Berendo St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,910
523 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,988
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
1096 sqft
The Koreatown Plaza and MacArthur Park share a neighborhood with this community. Residents enjoy rooftop cabanas, stunning city views, a heated pool and an EV charging station. Units feature floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in Bluetooth speakers.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Sherman Oaks
6 Units Available
The Encore
4920 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,925
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,960
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,554
910 sqft
Just off Highway 101 and near Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks Memorial Park. Huge fitness area, spa and pool. Full kitchens, large bathrooms and walk-in closet space. Pet-friendly property. Updated appliances and racquetball court.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
28 Units Available
Next on Sixth
620 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,935
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,265
684 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,170
999 sqft
Next on Sixth Apartments in Koreatown is a haven for anyone looking to be in the center of all the action. Enjoy the sun out on the deck or cool down in our beautiful resort-inspired swimming pool.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:45am
Historic Cultural
10 Units Available
Mozaic at Union Station
888 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,131
830 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,209
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,833
1210 sqft
Situated close to Highway 101 and a short walk from Los Angeles Union Station. Elegantly decorated apartments with dishwasher, private laundry and garbage disposal. Resident amenities include a game room, a garage and a pool.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Westside
116 Units Available
Linea
2455 S Sepulveda Blvd Unit 100, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,865
506 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,050
676 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,378
1338 sqft
Welcome to Linea. Sophisticated apartment residences and stylish social amenities coming together in one of L.A.’s most energetic locations.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
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 January 18 at 04:22am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
15 Units Available
The Enclave at Warner Center Apartment Homes
6710 Variel Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,899
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,351
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 January 18 at 04:22am
Silver Lake
20 Units Available
Junction 4121
4121 Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,918
429 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,156
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,165
847 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Junction 4121 in Los Angeles. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Brentwood
22 Units Available
Picasso Brentwood
12035 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,119
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Picasso Brentwood is NOW OPEN!

Average Rent in Los Angeles

Last updated Dec. 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.

Having trouble with Craigslist Los Angeles? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

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.

January 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 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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January 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 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 rents held steady 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 $1,759 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 9 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.

    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,688, while one-bedrooms go for $2,092.
    • Over the past year, Glendale is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,817, while one-bedrooms go for $1,414.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,823; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month but were up 3.9% over the past year.
    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,633; rents increased 0.7% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.

    Similar 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 other large 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 1.2% in San Diego, 1.0% in San Jose, and 0.1% in San Francisco.
    • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,759 is above the national average of $1,192. 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 (+3.8%), Austin (+3.1%), and Seattle (+1.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,099, $1,471, and $1,675 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most similar cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,032, 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
    $1,380
    $1,780
    -0.1%
    0.9%
    Anaheim
    $1,670
    $2,150
    -0.3%
    2.6%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Irvine
    $2,200
    $2,820
    -0.3%
    3.9%
    Glendale
    $1,410
    $1,820
    0.9%
    -0.1%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,830
    $2,350
    -1%
    1%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,690
    -0.5%
    4.1%
    Garden Grove
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0
    0.5%
    Lancaster
    $1,270
    $1,630
    0.7%
    1.7%
    Palmdale
    $1,470
    $1,890
    0.3%
    1.7%
    Pomona
    $1,130
    $1,440
    -1.2%
    3.3%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    -0.1%
    -0.2%
    Pasadena
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.2%
    0.3%
    Orange
    $1,800
    $2,310
    0.6%
    0.9%
    Fullerton
    $1,570
    $2,020
    -0.2%
    1.4%
    El Monte
    $1,450
    $1,860
    4.8%
    -0.1%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.4%
    0
    West Covina
    $1,810
    $2,330
    0.4%
    1.8%
    Norwalk
    $1,590
    $2,040
    -0.2%
    1.8%
    Burbank
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0
    -0.1%
    South Gate
    $980
    $1,260
    -0.5%
    1.9%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,110
    $2,720
    -0.7%
    2.2%
    Carson
    $1,570
    $2,020
    7.5%
    0.1%
    Santa Monica
    $1,740
    $2,230
    1.8%
    3.1%
    Westminster
    $1,610
    $2,070
    1%
    2%
    Newport Beach
    $2,870
    $3,680
    1.2%
    0
    Hawthorne
    $1,260
    $1,620
    0.1%
    1.5%
    Lake Forest
    $2,000
    $2,570
    0.8%
    5.8%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    -0.4%
    1.1%
    Tustin
    $1,950
    $2,510
    0.6%
    1.2%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,930
    $2,480
    1.8%
    1.3%
    San Clemente
    $2,360
    $3,040
    0.2%
    1.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,790
    $2,300
    -0.1%
    -2.4%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,860
    $2,390
    -0.7%
    1.9%
    Paramount
    $1,470
    $1,890
    0.1%
    1.6%
    Placentia
    $2,080
    $2,670
    -0.3%
    0.6%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,070
    $2,650
    0
    5.5%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,920
    $5,030
    0.5%
    2%
    Brea
    $2,060
    $2,650
    1.4%
    6.3%
    West Hollywood
    $2,030
    $2,610
    3.2%
    -2.5%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,670
    $3,430
    1.8%
    -1.4%
    San Dimas
    $1,890
    $2,430
    0.3%
    2.3%
    Dana Point
    $2,080
    $2,680
    0.2%
    1.1%
    La Verne
    $1,520
    $1,950
    -2.1%
    0.6%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,920
    $2,460
    -1.7%
    1%
    Seal Beach
    $1,820
    $2,340
    0.2%
    0
    Calabasas
    $2,450
    $3,150
    -0.4%
    0.1%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,110
    $2,710
    1.3%
    2.3%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,230
    $2,870
    -1.1%
    -2.9%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -0.3%
    0
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,780
    $3,580
    -0.7%
    0
    Marina del Rey
    $3,610
    $4,640
    0.1%
    -0.1%
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    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

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    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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    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    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...

    View full Los Angeles Renter Survey

    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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