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1920 Apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA

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Downtown Los Angeles
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
North Hollywood
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
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Historic Cultural
14 Units Available
STOA
222 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,140
696 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,390
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,285
1210 sqft
An inspiring community within Little Tokyo, STOA Apartments welcomes all who crave exceptional design and incredible amenities. STOA Apartments was crafted to make the most of all the natural light and crisp, fresh air.
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Last updated August 20 at 05:47am
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
36 Units Available
Next on Sixth
620 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,980
527 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,360
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,035
963 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 August 20 at 05:47am
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
13 Units Available
Radius Koreatown
680 S Berendo St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,980
523 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,118
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,443
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 August 20 at 05:47am
West Los Angeles
5 Units Available
C on Pico
12301 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,430
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,076
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,326
831 sqft
Luxury community amenities include 24-hour gym, rooftop grilling space and dog park. Units feature laundry, patio/balcony and stainless steel appliances. Convenient location for commuters, close to I-10.
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Last updated August 20 at 05:47am
Hollywood Hills West
12 Units Available
The Vantage
1710 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,988
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,371
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,107
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 August 20 at 03:14am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
30 Units Available
Vela on Ox
21221 W Oxnard St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,340
627 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,420
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,007
1227 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 August 20 at 03:14am
Greater Echo Park Elysian
62 Units Available
Alexan Bahay
330 North Westlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,130
467 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,680
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,765
1109 sqft
Alexan Bahay is a haven from the urban bustle and a rare, memorable backdrop to your lifestyle. Luxury apartments in downtown L.A.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:14am
Brentwood
28 Units Available
Picasso Brentwood
12035 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,119
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
EXPERIENCE A BOLD NEW WAY TO LIVE ON THE WESTSIDE. Welcome to Picasso – an intimate, boutique-inspired community with a flair for expression, luxury, and innovation.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:14am
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
13 Units Available
Wilshire Vermont
3183 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,991
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,356
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,065
1038 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Central San Pedro
7 Units Available
The Vue
255 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,100
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,740
1235 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,065
1479 sqft
Close to Long Beach, these luxurious units offer granite countertops, hardwood floors and fully equipped kitchens. Wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly. On-site laundry facilities. Swimming pool and tennis court.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Los Angeles
16 Units Available
The Garey Building
905 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,129
541 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,680
909 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,405
1033 sqft
Pet-friendly studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Walkable to shops, restaurants, bars and more. Community garden, 24-hour gym, pool, dog park and dog grooming area, media room and internet access.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Brentwood
13 Units Available
MySuite at Acacia
11649 W Mayfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,303
179 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,318
372 sqft
MySuite at acacia offers fully furnished, all-inclusive suites and lofts in the affluent neighborhood of Brentwood in Los Angeles! These suites are pet-friendly and non-smoking, all with private and modern bathrooms.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Los Angeles
16 Units Available
Atelier
801 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,735
473 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,220
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,150
1229 sqft
Downtown Los Angeles community offering convenient access to future L.A. Streetcar, freeways and Metrolink hub. Community amenities include resort-style pool, cabanas and spa. Units offer floor-to-ceiling glass, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
10 Units Available
Warner Villa Apartments
5807 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,044
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1037 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Residential living within easy commute to Downtown Baltimore. Spacious units with large closets, in-unit washers/dryers, track lighting, and numerous designer finishes. Parklike setting with urban convenience.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Historic Cultural
80 Units Available
Aliso Apartments
950 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,295
650 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,644
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,714
1000 sqft
Welcome to a reinterpretation of the microcosm, articulated as only the Arts District could.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Northwest San Pedro
8 Units Available
Harborview Apartments
1286 W Capitol Dr, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,345
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,555
1125 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,765
1300 sqft
Harborview Apartments are conveniently located steps away from Rancho Palos Verdes and near the 110 Freeway and Ocean Blvd allowing for easy access to the newly revitalized Ports O'Call on the Waterfront or Downtown Long Beach shops, restaurants,
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Los Angeles
5 Units Available
Union Lofts
325 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,895
621 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,030
1018 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
1385 sqft
Live. Life. Well. Historic inside and out yet modern at its core, the Union Lofts building honors its Gilded Age while transporting residents straight into the heart of the current downtown scene.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Los Angeles
27 Units Available
APEX. The One.
900 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,635
719 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,780
871 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,360
1671 sqft
Located in Financial District, near to Highway 110 and 7th Street Metro Center. Studio to 3-bedroom apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit laundry, and hardwood and carpeted flooring. Community amenities include clubhouse, pool, gym, media room.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Mar Vista
7 Units Available
The Palms
3450 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,275
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,265
1012 sqft
A newly renovated community with amenities such as a sauna and fitness center. Beautiful, Spanish-Mediterranean-style property featuring spacious interiors with honey maple shaker-style wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
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Last updated August 20 at 05:47am
Palms
7 Units Available
Victor on Venice
10001 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,954
1076 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,252
938 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Air-conditioned apartments with granite counters and hardwood floors. Community offers yoga classes and bike storage. Gym, pool, and hot tub on site. Within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Near Sony Pictures Studios.
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Last updated August 20 at 08:29am
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
33 Units Available
Triana
6250 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,182
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,049
1201 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,855
1423 sqft
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.
Verified
Last updated August 20 at 08:29am
Downtown Los Angeles
84 Units Available
AXIS
1200 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$1,905
513 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,170
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,480
1207 sqft
Explore the rooftop deck, resident lounge and future retail area. On-site service bar, pool and fitness studio. Each apartment features updated appliances, an open, modern floor plan and fantastic views throughout.
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Last updated August 20 at 05:47am
Mar Vista
3 Units Available
Westside on Barrington
1561 S Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Studio
$2,212
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,238
1108 sqft
Renovated homes with brushed-nickel lighting and fireplaces. Lots of community amenities, including a pool, clubhouse and courtyard. Easy access to I-405. Near Mar Vista Recreation Center.
Verified
Last updated August 20 at 06:21am
Canoga Park
45 Units Available
AMLI Warner Center
21200 Kittridge St, Los Angeles, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,890
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,407
1109 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,597
1375 sqft
Woodland Hills apartment complex near Westfield Topanga Canyon shopping center. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, in-suite laundry facilities, fireplaces and walk-in closets. Pets welcome. Amenities include a pool and 24-hour gym.

Average Rent in Los Angeles

Last updated Jul. 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
$2,390
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.

August 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents increased 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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August 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents increased 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 increased slightly over the past month

Los Angeles rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,369 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,759 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Los Angeles, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, all of them have seen prices rise. 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 4.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,690, while one-bedrooms go for $2,093.
    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,612; rents fell 0.5% over the past month but rose 1.2% over the past year.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,738; rents increased 0.4% over the past month and 1.2% over the past year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

    As rents have increased marginally in Los Angeles, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Los Angeles is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Francisco, and 0.5% in San Diego.
    • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,759 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 0.5% rise in Los Angeles.
    • While Los Angeles' rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Boston (+2.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,034, 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
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Long Beach
    $1,380
    $1,780
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Anaheim
    $1,660
    $2,130
    0.8%
    1%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,870
    0.6%
    0.5%
    Irvine
    $2,130
    $2,740
    0.4%
    1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,410
    $1,810
    -1%
    0.6%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,380
    1%
    0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,690
    0.5%
    4.2%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.4%
    0.2%
    Lancaster
    $1,250
    $1,610
    -0.5%
    1.2%
    Palmdale
    $1,470
    $1,890
    -0.3%
    2.7%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,430
    1.7%
    0.4%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,090
    0
    1%
    Pasadena
    $1,640
    $2,110
    -0.1%
    1.4%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,330
    0
    1.5%
    Fullerton
    $1,560
    $2,010
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Downey
    $1,580
    $2,030
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,370
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    West Covina
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    2.6%
    Norwalk
    $1,590
    $2,050
    0.9%
    1%
    Burbank
    $1,620
    $2,090
    -0.6%
    0.6%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,120
    $2,720
    1.2%
    2%
    Carson
    $1,450
    $1,860
    -8.1%
    3.4%
    Santa Monica
    $1,690
    $2,170
    -1%
    1.8%
    Newport Beach
    $2,810
    $3,610
    -1.4%
    -0.5%
    Hawthorne
    $1,250
    $1,600
    -0.1%
    0.5%
    Lake Forest
    $1,940
    $2,490
    -0.3%
    3.7%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0.6%
    0.4%
    Tustin
    $1,940
    $2,490
    -0.1%
    1.6%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,890
    $2,430
    -1.7%
    1.9%
    San Clemente
    $2,330
    $3,000
    -0.4%
    0.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,820
    $2,340
    -0.9%
    -0.6%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,880
    $2,420
    0.5%
    2%
    Paramount
    $1,460
    $1,880
    0.6%
    1%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    2.5%
    Aliso Viejo
    $1,650
    $2,120
    0.4%
    -0.2%
    West Hollywood
    $2,000
    $2,570
    -4.3%
    0.3%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,630
    $3,380
    -2.9%
    2.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,880
    $2,420
    -0.9%
    1.2%
    Dana Point
    $2,070
    $2,660
    -0.7%
    1.4%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,950
    $2,510
    1.7%
    2.2%
    Calabasas
    $2,480
    $3,180
    -0.3%
    4%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,050
    $2,630
    -0.8%
    0.8%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,310
    $2,960
    1.1%
    0.5%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,800
    $3,600
    -0.1%
    -0.8%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,660
    $4,700
    0.4%
    1.4%
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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.

    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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