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Avana North Hollywood
11201 Otsego St , Los Angeles, CA
North Hollywood
1 Bedroom
$1,907
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,466
988 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:48 PM
Avana North Hollywood Apartments are chic urban living spaces located near Universal Studios and North Hollywood. A sun deck and barbecue area make hanging out outside easy. Interiors are freshly updated with luxury trim.
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40 Units Available
Metro 417
417 S Hill St , Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Los Angeles
Studio
$1,760
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,510
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,420
1096 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:48 PM
Luxury living next to Los Angeles' Financial District. Community boasts a doorman, business center, and 24-hour maintenance. Apartments contain granite counters and in-unit laundry. Grand Central Market and the Bradbury Building across the street.
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12 Units Available
The Met
950 S Flower St , Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Los Angeles
Studio
$1,845
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,175
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,830
1012 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:48 PM
Nor far from the Grammy Museum and Staples Center, these downtown LA apartments bring recently refurbished style in the guise of stainless steel surfaces, refrigerator and full kitchen cooking range. Includes underground parking and gym.
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144 Units Available
Aliso Apartments
950 East 3rd Street , Los Angeles, CA
Historic Cultural
Studio
$1,969
686 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,710
882 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,310
1143 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
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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23 Units Available
Wilshire Vermont
3183 Wilshire Blvd , Los Angeles, CA
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
Studio
$1,801
533 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,216
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,725
1037 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
On Wilshire Blvd. in LA's Koreatown. Pet-friendly studios and 1-2 bedroom apartments offer modern kitchens, granite counters, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets. Enjoy pool, hot tub, gym, yoga. On Metro Red Line for shopping, dining, entertainment.
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142 Units Available
Concourse
5875 W Interceptor Street , Los Angeles, CA
Westchester-Playa Del Rey
Studio
$1,454
276 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,079
591 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
We have captured the best of Los Angeles living by bringing seamless connectivity to our community, Concourse. Comprised of three buildings, with close proximity to major Los Angeles' destinations, the best of the city is right at your doorstep.
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1 Unit Available
Federal Apartments
1719 Federal Avenue , Los Angeles, CA
West Los Angeles
Studio
$2,087
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Seize your chance to live in one of the premier apartment communities in West Los Angeles, CA. Picture coming home every day to a perfect location, comfortable homes, and thoughtful amenities tailored to enhance your life.
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277 Units Available
550 Harborfront
550 S Palos Verdes St. , Los Angeles, CA
Central San Pedro
1 Bedroom
$1,960
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,690
1037 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,695
1604 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
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8 Units Available
Sherman Circle
14645 Gault St , Los Angeles, CA
Van Nuys
1 Bedroom
$2,109
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
1165 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Conveniently situated close to Sherman Oaks Galleria, dining and I-405. Residents live in units with laundry, patio or balcony, and stainless steel appliances. Community features pool table, playground and BBQ grill.
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51 Units Available
The Chadwick
209 S Westmoreland , Los Angeles, CA
Rampart Village
Studio
$1,487
431 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,855
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,343
1030 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
The Chadwick Apartments for rent in Koreatown, CA offers urban, resort-style living conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles.
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14 Units Available
Met West on Sunset
5837 W Sunset Blvd , Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood
Studio
$1,849
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,350
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
926 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Discover luxury apartments in Los Angeles Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. A brand new urban living community with lavish amenities and a modern European flair.
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179 Units Available
THEA at Metropolis
1000 West 8th Street , Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Los Angeles
Studio
$2,072
544 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,914
928 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,600
1383 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
THEA at Metropolis is perfectly positioned to elevate your DTLA experience – with all the amenities and activities right outside your door. Come see for yourself!
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11 Units Available
The Preston Miracle Mile
630 Masselin Ave , Los Angeles, CA
Mid-City West
Studio
$1,864
555 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,137
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,428
1142 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Close proximity to Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Center, The Grove, and shopping, dining, entertainment. Recently renovated units feature marble and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and fireplace. Pool, gym, hot tub, clubhouse.
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57 Units Available
Vert
6606 Variel Avenue , Los Angeles, CA
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
Studio
$2,175
524 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,320
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
1140 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
VERT combines the best of eco-friendly living with the high-quality features and amenities you want in your next community. We designed each open-concept floor plan to maximize space, so you have room to live, work, and play.
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49 Units Available
Mira
21425 Vanowen Street , Los Angeles, CA
Canoga Park
Studio
$2,195
654 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,069
846 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,571
1046 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Experience an eccentric modern oasis that is in a league of its own at the heart of Warner Center, LA’s fastest growing community. Mira Warner Center fuses contemporary design and deluxe amenities with a metro vibe.
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9 Units Available
Vue at Laurel Canyon
4950 Laurel Canyon Blvd , Los Angeles, CA
Valley Village
1 Bedroom
$1,950
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
800 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Welcome to Vue Laurel Canyon Apartments in Valley Village, CA where we make apartment renting simple. Strategically designed one and two-bedroom floor plans with quality craftsmanship and detailed finishes offer the finest in both style and comfort.
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3 Units Available
nVe at Fairfax
636 North Fairfax Avenue , Los Angeles, CA
Mid-City West
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,850
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Welcome to nVe at Fairfax, an exclusive, stylish apartment community in Los Angeles, CA with only 63 coveted residences! Our West Hollywood apartments for rent are tailor-made for a distinctive luxury living experience while creating an authentic
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29 Units Available
Meridian Pointe
9500 Zelzah Ave , Los Angeles, CA
Northridge
Studio
$1,160
423 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,823
538 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,367
762 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Meridian Pointe has everything you need, from a state-of-the-art fitness center, to a resort-style swimming pool and spa, to a media room with reclining leather couches, … and more! Conveniently located just off the 118 and 405 freeways in the
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21 Units Available
717 Olympic
717 W Olympic Blvd , Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Los Angeles
1 Bedroom
$2,396
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,611
1886 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Blocks away from the financial district, this community puts residents in the heart of South Park. Concierge and gym in building. Apartments boast high ceilings, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Shopping and dining options abound.
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32 Units Available
Be Dtla
1120 West 6th Street , Los Angeles, CA
Mid-City West
Studio
$1,762
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,122
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,754
959 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Come tour with us on your time. Our office is offering virtual and self-guided tours to prospective residents.
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36 Units Available
G12 Apartments
1200 S Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Los Angeles
Studio
$1,635
619 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,990
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,560
1077 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Conveniently located in the heart of South Park and within easy reach of Interstate 10. Wood-style plank floors, flat-panel cabinets and quartz counters in all homes. On-site sky terrace with Downtown Los Angeles views.
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184 Units Available
Linea
2455 S Sepulveda Blvd Unit 100 , Los Angeles, CA
Westside
Studio
$2,596
506 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,011
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,214
1258 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Our team is currently available to schedule a self-guided onsite tour or a virtual tour. Call us today for more information!
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13 Units Available
Fiona
375 N La Cienega Blvd , Los Angeles, CA
Mid-City West
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,599
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Enjoy modern living with hardwood floors, garden-style tubs and luxurious stand-up showers, all within walking distance of downtown Roswell. Amenities include a clubroom, fitness center, loft with gaming station and more.
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The Flats on Addison
14340 and 14350 Addison St , Los Angeles, CA
Sherman Oaks
1 Bedroom
$1,795
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1100 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
The Flats on Addison offers the latest in urban, contemporary lifestyle.
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How much is rent in Los Angeles?
In Los Angeles, the median rent is $1,137 for a studio, $1,353 for a 1-bedroom, $1,739 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,364 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Los Angeles, check out our monthly Los Angeles Rent Report.
How much is rent in Los Angeles?
In Los Angeles, the median rent is $1,137 for a studio, $1,353 for a 1-bedroom, $1,739 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,364 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Los Angeles, check out our monthly Los Angeles Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Los Angeles?
You can filter cheap apartments in Los Angeles by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, under $1,000, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Los Angeles?
You can filter cheap apartments in Los Angeles by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, under $1,000, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Los Angeles?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Los Angeles apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Los Angeles apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Los Angeles properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Los Angeles properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Los Angeles?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Los Angeles.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Los Angeles?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Los Angeles. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College, and Los Angeles City College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Los Angeles?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Los Angeles. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College, and Los Angeles City College.

Median Rent in Los Angeles

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $1,353, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,739.
Studio
$1,137
1 Bed
$1,353
2 Beds
$1,739
3+ Beds
$2,364
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')
"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.
Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
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  • 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!

Where to live?
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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.

Los Angeles Neighborhoods:
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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.

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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')
"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.
Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
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  • 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!

Where to live?
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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.

Los Angeles Neighborhoods:
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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.

Rent Report
Los Angeles

September 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

Los Angeles rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,354 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,740 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Los Angeles over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,655; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
    • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,354, while one-bedrooms go for $1,832.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,714; rents increased 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

    As rents have fallen moderately in Los Angeles, a few other large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Los Angeles is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
    • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,740 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Los Angeles fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,022, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,350
    $1,740
    -0.2%
    -1.2%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,780
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,670
    $2,150
    0.1%
    0.4%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0.1%
    -1%
    Irvine
    $2,110
    $2,710
    0.3%
    -1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,390
    $1,790
    -0.4%
    0
    Huntington Beach
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0
    -1.9%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,680
    1.1%
    0
    Garden Grove
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0.3%
    -0.1%
    Lancaster
    $1,290
    $1,650
    0.3%
    3%
    Palmdale
    $1,480
    $1,910
    0.4%
    1.5%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,430
    0.6%
    -2.2%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0
    -0.4%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1.8%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    0.1%
    Fullerton
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.1%
    0.5%
    El Monte
    $1,460
    $1,880
    0
    13.3%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0
    -0.4%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.2%
    0.2%
    West Covina
    $1,820
    $2,330
    0.6%
    0.6%
    Norwalk
    $1,600
    $2,060
    0
    -0.1%
    Burbank
    $1,600
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1%
    South Gate
    $990
    $1,270
    0
    1.4%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,100
    $2,700
    0.5%
    -2%
    Carson
    $1,590
    $2,050
    0.7%
    20%
    Santa Monica
    $1,700
    $2,180
    -0.9%
    1.9%
    Westminster
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0.3%
    3.3%
    Newport Beach
    $2,900
    $3,730
    0.5%
    4.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,270
    $1,630
    0
    1.7%
    Lake Forest
    $2,010
    $2,580
    0.4%
    4.8%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0
    -0.5%
    Tustin
    $1,980
    $2,540
    0.3%
    2.2%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,930
    $2,490
    0.1%
    4.6%
    San Clemente
    $2,370
    $3,060
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,780
    $2,280
    0.7%
    -1.7%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,840
    $2,370
    0.3%
    -2.6%
    Paramount
    $1,490
    $1,910
    0.7%
    1.5%
    Placentia
    $2,080
    $2,680
    0.4%
    -1.1%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,040
    $2,630
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,880
    $4,980
    0
    -0.2%
    Brea
    $2,030
    $2,610
    0
    2.9%
    West Hollywood
    $2,020
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    5.2%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,680
    $3,440
    0
    5.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,940
    $2,490
    0.9%
    4%
    Dana Point
    $2,130
    $2,730
    0.7%
    3.2%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,910
    $2,450
    0.4%
    -3.3%
    Seal Beach
    $1,840
    $2,360
    -0.1%
    -1%
    Calabasas
    $2,460
    $3,160
    0
    -0.8%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,140
    $2,750
    0.7%
    5.8%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,270
    $2,910
    0.7%
    -1.7%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,780
    $3,570
    1.1%
    -0.5%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,510
    $4,510
    -0.7%
    -4.4%
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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.

    About Rent Reports:

    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.

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    September 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined 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.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

    Los Angeles rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,354 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,740 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Los Angeles Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Los Angeles over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,655; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
      • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,354, while one-bedrooms go for $1,832.
      • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,714; rents increased 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.

      Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

      As rents have fallen moderately in Los Angeles, a few other large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Los Angeles is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
      • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,740 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Los Angeles fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,022, 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,350
      $1,740
      -0.2%
      -1.2%
      Long Beach
      $1,390
      $1,780
      0.1%
      0.3%
      Anaheim
      $1,670
      $2,150
      0.1%
      0.4%
      Santa Ana
      $1,450
      $1,860
      0.1%
      -1%
      Irvine
      $2,110
      $2,710
      0.3%
      -1.2%
      Glendale
      $1,390
      $1,790
      -0.4%
      0
      Huntington Beach
      $1,830
      $2,350
      0
      -1.9%
      Santa Clarita
      $2,090
      $2,680
      1.1%
      0
      Garden Grove
      $1,640
      $2,100
      0.3%
      -0.1%
      Lancaster
      $1,290
      $1,650
      0.3%
      3%
      Palmdale
      $1,480
      $1,910
      0.4%
      1.5%
      Pomona
      $1,120
      $1,430
      0.6%
      -2.2%
      Torrance
      $1,620
      $2,080
      0
      -0.4%
      Pasadena
      $1,610
      $2,060
      -0.2%
      -1.8%
      Orange
      $1,810
      $2,320
      0.1%
      0.1%
      Fullerton
      $1,570
      $2,020
      0.1%
      0.5%
      El Monte
      $1,460
      $1,880
      0
      13.3%
      Downey
      $1,570
      $2,020
      0
      -0.4%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,840
      $2,360
      0.2%
      0.2%
      West Covina
      $1,820
      $2,330
      0.6%
      0.6%
      Norwalk
      $1,600
      $2,060
      0
      -0.1%
      Burbank
      $1,600
      $2,060
      -0.2%
      -1%
      South Gate
      $990
      $1,270
      0
      1.4%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,100
      $2,700
      0.5%
      -2%
      Carson
      $1,590
      $2,050
      0.7%
      20%
      Santa Monica
      $1,700
      $2,180
      -0.9%
      1.9%
      Westminster
      $1,620
      $2,080
      0.3%
      3.3%
      Newport Beach
      $2,900
      $3,730
      0.5%
      4.8%
      Hawthorne
      $1,270
      $1,630
      0
      1.7%
      Lake Forest
      $2,010
      $2,580
      0.4%
      4.8%
      Bellflower
      $1,350
      $1,740
      0
      -0.5%
      Tustin
      $1,980
      $2,540
      0.3%
      2.2%
      Redondo Beach
      $1,930
      $2,490
      0.1%
      4.6%
      San Clemente
      $2,370
      $3,060
      0.2%
      2.5%
      Laguna Niguel
      $1,780
      $2,280
      0.7%
      -1.7%
      Fountain Valley
      $1,840
      $2,370
      0.3%
      -2.6%
      Paramount
      $1,490
      $1,910
      0.7%
      1.5%
      Placentia
      $2,080
      $2,680
      0.4%
      -1.1%
      Rancho Santa Margarita
      $2,040
      $2,630
      0.3%
      0.9%
      Rancho Palos Verdes
      $3,880
      $4,980
      0
      -0.2%
      Brea
      $2,030
      $2,610
      0
      2.9%
      West Hollywood
      $2,020
      $2,590
      -0.1%
      5.2%
      Beverly Hills
      $2,680
      $3,440
      0
      5.1%
      San Dimas
      $1,940
      $2,490
      0.9%
      4%
      Dana Point
      $2,130
      $2,730
      0.7%
      3.2%
      Laguna Hills
      $1,910
      $2,450
      0.4%
      -3.3%
      Seal Beach
      $1,840
      $2,360
      -0.1%
      -1%
      Calabasas
      $2,460
      $3,160
      0
      -0.8%
      Laguna Beach
      $2,140
      $2,750
      0.7%
      5.8%
      Agoura Hills
      $2,270
      $2,910
      0.7%
      -1.7%
      Hermosa Beach
      $2,020
      $2,600
      0.1%
      -0.1%
      Stevenson Ranch
      $2,780
      $3,570
      1.1%
      -0.5%
      Marina del Rey
      $3,510
      $4,510
      -0.7%
      -4.4%
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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.

      About Rent Reports:

      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.

      Los Angeles Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      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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      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.