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The Vue
255 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,170
2 Bedrooms
$2,680
3 Bedrooms
$3,435
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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Griffin on Spring
755 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,560
2 Bedrooms
$3,420
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Alder
19401 Parthenia St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,751
1 Bedroom
$1,920
2 Bedrooms
$2,461
Brand new units feature hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Property offers residents a pool, billiard room, hot tub and clubhouse. Gym and yoga. Pet-friendly, with dog grooming area.
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Atelier
801 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,515
1 Bedroom
$2,850
2 Bedrooms
$4,470
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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Solimar
1500 W Pacific Coast Hwy
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,190
2 Bedrooms
$2,460
3 Bedrooms
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One- and 2-bedroom apartment community just off Interstate 110, on edge of golf course and park. Units feature fireplaces, in-unit laundry, hardwood flooring and carpeting. Residents enjoy game room/lounge, pool, dog park, playground and garage.
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Santa Fe Lofts
121 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,910
1 Bedroom
$1,910
In the heart of the downtown area in two historic buildings. Urban living with a rooftop sundeck, fitness center and storage lockers. Pet-friendly. Beautiful architecture in each home.
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Chase Knolls
13401 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,070
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
3 Bedrooms
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A fun, vibrant community on a 14-acre wooded property. Community is pet-friendly. On-site courtyard with grilling area. Updated interiors with a washer and dryer, dining area, and bungalow style floor plans.
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Candlewood North Apartment Homes
9830 Reseda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,690
1 Bedroom
$1,895
2 Bedrooms
$2,355
Spacious units with open floor plans. Luxurious amenities including hardwood floors and walk-in closets. On-site amenities include a hot tub, full lobby area and pool. New construction. Pet-friendly community.
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The Flat
750 Garland Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,600
Close to Harbor Freeway, hospital and Metro bus lines. Pet-friendly studio apartments include air conditioning. Laundry facilities on every floor. Residence includes a garage, key fob access, concierge, clubhouse, game room with pool table and gym.
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Olympic by Windsor
936 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,190
1 Bedroom
$2,220
2 Bedrooms
$3,345
Within walking distance of several bars and restaurants. Sophisticated apartments have hardwood floors, granite counters and built-in microwaves. Complex has a wine room and yoga studio.
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K2LA
685 S New Hampshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,971
1 Bedroom
$2,226
2 Bedrooms
$3,155
Nestled in Koreatown, just minutes from Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Apartments with balcony and custom cabinets. Community amenities include a pool, resident lounge, fitness center, and a rooftop deck with expansive city views.
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One Santa Fe
300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,376
1 Bedroom
$2,303
2 Bedrooms
$2,914
Spacious apartments with great views of LA. On the shores of the Los Angeles River, close to Hollenbeck Park and Union Station. Community features a zero-edge swimming pool, outdoor theater, and EV charging stations.
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Warner Center Townhomes
6737 N De Soto Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
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The Glendon
1040 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$3,715
2 Bedrooms
$4,545
3 Bedrooms
$6,055
Pure luxury. Minutes from UCLA, this complex offers yoga classes, spa services, a sauna, gardens and a concierge. Spacious units with extra storage and walk-in closets. Easy access to I-405.
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The 5550
5550 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,193
1 Bedroom
$2,631
2 Bedrooms
$3,531
Conveniently located near dining, shopping and entertainment. Luxury units with open plan living areas feature stainless steel and slate finish appliances, quartz countertops and hardwood flooring. Pool, multiple courtyards, screening room, yoga and spin classes.
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1000 Grand by Windsor
1000 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,435
1 Bedroom
$2,230
2 Bedrooms
$2,905
Near I-10 and I-110. Near LA Live and the Staples Center. A fantastic community with a resort-style pool, fireplace lounge, and a rooftop sky deck. Apartments offer stunning kitchens with lots of storage.
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Ten Thousand
10000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$10,200
3 Bedrooms
$23,000
Custom-designed luxury residences feature floor to ceiling windows, great views, open living spaces and stainless steel appliances. Community features lounge and coffee bar, fitness center and indoor lap pool.
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Park Wilshire
2424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,615
1 Bedroom
$1,980
Luxurious with a Renaissance Revival feel. This community offers modern fitness center amenities as well as a resident lounge, business center, and community seating. Homes include expansive views and modern appliances.
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Terraces at Tarzana I
5919 Reseda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,495
2 Bedrooms
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Union Lofts
325 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,025
1 Bedroom
$1,970
2 Bedrooms
$4,010
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Delta
1616 Delta Street
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,985
Near Echo Park Lake and Sunset Boulevard. Amenities include on-site laundry, alarm system and ample parking. Pet-friendly. Each apartment features hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a patio or balcony.
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South Park Lofts
818 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,445
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$4,040
Modern homes in a modernized 1924 building. Each home features 12- to 15-foot ceilings, brick walls and large windows with ample light. On-site fitness center, grill area and a rooftop garden. Pet-friendly.
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HOLLYWOOD TOWER
6200 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,645
1 Bedroom
$2,360
2 Bedrooms
$4,695
Located just minutes from Hollywood Hills and West LA. This community's amenities include a patio with exercise bikes, a large outdoor rooftop and a grill area. Each home includes contemporary fixtures in a restored building.
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South Park by Windsor
939 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$2,190
1 Bedroom
$2,375
2 Bedrooms
$3,465
Ultra-modern, upscale living. Located in Downtown L.A. Hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. On-site amenities include a pool, business center, courtyard and conference room, along with a gym and media room. In-unit laundry.
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sunset vine
1555 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$2,120
1 Bedroom
$2,490
2 Bedrooms
$3,115
Smoke-free community located on Sunset Boulevard, featuring a 24-hour lobby, sun deck, fully equipped business center, and dry sauna. Homes feature oversized windows, central air-conditioning, and garden tubs. Minutes away from downtown LA.
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5550 Wilshire at Miracle Mile
5550 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$2,910
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
3 Bedrooms
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Upscale living in the heart of LA. Dramatic living spaces with large windows overlooking the city. Energy-efficient interiors, gourmet kitchens, and walk-in closets. On-site private lounge, outdoor terrace, and resort-style pool and cabana.
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Windsor at Hancock Park
445 N Rossmore Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$2,645
2 Bedrooms
$3,445
Newly revamped one- and two-bedroom homes with quartz countertops, 10-foot ceilings, central air-conditioning, and hardwood floors. Sparkling pool, dry sauna, and whirlpool spa available for residents. Minutes away from Hollywood.
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Belle Fontaine
4077 Glencoe Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 02:51pm
1 Bedroom
$2,688
2 Bedrooms
$3,509
3 Bedrooms
$4,591
Trendy neighborhood in the Marina Arts District. Updated amenities including fireplaces, master suites with walk-in closets, and patio or balcony. On-site sauna, pool, hot tub, gym and business center. Pet-friendly property. Minutes from the coast.
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The Camden
1540 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,439
1 Bedroom
$3,079
2 Bedrooms
$7,379
Located in the heart of Hollywood, near the Walk of Fame. Air-conditioned apartments come with hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, stainless steel kitchen appliances. Residents have access to 24-hour maintenance and concierge, media room, community garden.
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Museum Tower
225 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,105
1 Bedroom
$2,430
2 Bedrooms
$3,783
Spacious homes with plush carpeting, walk-in closets and modern appliances in kitchens. The pet-friendly community has such amenities as a heated pool, a spa and a fitness center. Walking distance from Museum of Contemporary Art.
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NMS Luxe Villas
11640 W Mayfield Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,886
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The Pearl
687 South Hobart Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,119
1 Bedroom
$2,388
2 Bedrooms
$3,122
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Cobalt
10601 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:26pm
Studio
$3,300
1 Bedroom
$3,720
2 Bedrooms
$4,480
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nVe at Fairfax
639 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,860
1 Bedroom
$2,990
2 Bedrooms
$4,490
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El Centro Apartments & Bungalows
6200 W Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,396
1 Bedroom
$2,723
2 Bedrooms
$3,849
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Halsted
18402 W Halsted St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:13pm
1 Bedroom
$1,749
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
City GuideLos Angeles
"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')

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

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

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

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Santa Monica Pier

Frank Gehry's famous Getty Museum

Venice Beach lifeguard towers

Tips for Renting in Los Angeles

- Consider your commute. The most important factor when deciding on a pad in Los Angeles is your proximity to the workplace. You generally want to live as close to that location as you can. Nothing affects the quality of life more in LA than the length of your commute, which, as you have probably heard, is infamous for its congestion. Test-drive the length of your commute before you sign a lease to get a real idea of what your time in the car will be like.

  • Have a car. Moving to Los Angeles with no vehicle is like moving to Mars without a rover. While public transportation exists, the system is nothing like what you would find in New York, Boston or Paris. Los Angeles is not a walkable city – hell, we drive our cars to the corner coffee shop – and if you don’t have wheels, your options become extremely limited.
  • Drive around. Many landlords, especially those with only one or two units, will never list their properties online. The only way to find out about these smaller and more unique spaces is to drive around the neighborhood that you want to live in and look for “For Rent” signs in windows. This is easiest to do with a friend, who can write down phone numbers and addresses while you drive.
  • Call before you visit the apartment. Whether you are searching for apartments online or in the newspaper, always call first to find out more information before making the trek to see the place in person. A phone call can often weed out many of your options, and you don’t want to be running all over LA for no reason.

- Set your budget, then search slightly above it. Some rental properties in LA include cable service, Internet connection, water, wastewater and utilities, and some include none of these. A $1000 rental that includes all of the above is a much better deal than a place for $900 that includes nothing – even if it’s a hundred or so over budget. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you took the all-inclusive when that first bill comes in.

  • Think about parking! When you move to LA, you will have to devote a much larger space in your brain to parking, so you might as well start now. Does your apartment come with a parking space? If you will have street parking, check signs for the street cleaning schedule and for any other times (like rush hour) your car would have to be parked somewhere else. A parking spot that you can call your own is worth quite a bit in LA.
  • Get a Thomas Guide. This is the map that Angelenos swear by, and you will likely find one in almost every home and car. Thick, heavy and hundreds of pages of long, the Thomas Guide is the recognized source for street information that the city relies on. Not big on maps? Make sure you have a working GPS to find your way around the city.
Where to live?

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

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

Los Angeles Neighborhoods:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report

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

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February 2019 Los Angeles Rent Report

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

Los Angeles rents held steady over the past month

Los Angeles rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,360 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,750 for a two-bedroom. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.3%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

    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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. 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 $1,600; the city has also seen rents fall by 7.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,570, while one-bedrooms go for $2,000.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,700; rents were down 0.4% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

    As rents have increased slightly 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 moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.8% in San Jose, 2.7% in San Francisco, and 1.6% in San Diego.
    • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,750 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Los Angeles.
    • While Los Angeles' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Austin (+3.3%), and New York (+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 $1,020, 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
    $1,360
    $1,750
    0
    1.4%
    Long Beach
    $1,370
    $1,770
    0.1%
    0.4%
    Anaheim
    $1,640
    $2,110
    0.6%
    1.4%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0.5%
    0.1%
    Irvine
    $2,100
    $2,700
    -0.4%
    0.3%
    Glendale
    $1,410
    $1,810
    -0.7%
    1.2%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0.8%
    1.3%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,000
    $2,570
    -0.7%
    3.4%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.2%
    0.1%
    Lancaster
    $1,240
    $1,600
    -0.4%
    -7.5%
    Palmdale
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0
    -6.5%
    Pomona
    $1,110
    $1,420
    1.5%
    -1.6%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0
    2.8%
    Pasadena
    $1,620
    $2,090
    -0.3%
    -0.1%
    Orange
    $1,780
    $2,290
    -0.2%
    0.8%
    Fullerton
    $1,550
    $2,000
    0.1%
    3%
    El Monte
    $1,390
    $1,780
    -4.4%
    13.5%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,010
    0.2%
    12.7%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,830
    $2,360
    -0.2%
    0.7%
    West Covina
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0.1%
    2.3%
    Norwalk
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.5%
    3.5%
    Burbank
    $1,630
    $2,090
    -0.6%
    -0.9%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,090
    $2,680
    1%
    2.3%
    Santa Monica
    $1,670
    $2,150
    -0.8%
    0.5%
    Westminster
    $1,560
    $2,010
    -0.8%
    -2.2%
    Newport Beach
    $2,830
    $3,640
    -1.2%
    0.5%
    Hawthorne
    $1,240
    $1,600
    -0.1%
    5%
    Lake Forest
    $1,870
    $2,400
    -1%
    1.4%
    Bellflower
    $1,340
    $1,730
    0.5%
    -1.5%
    Tustin
    $1,930
    $2,470
    -0.2%
    0.6%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,880
    $2,410
    -1.3%
    -5.4%
    San Clemente
    $2,310
    $2,980
    -0.5%
    -0.3%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,820
    $2,340
    -0.5%
    1.1%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.6%
    0.3%
    Paramount
    $1,450
    $1,870
    0
    1.3%
    Placentia
    $2,060
    $2,650
    -0.2%
    18.6%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $1,960
    $2,510
    -0.1%
    1.9%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,870
    $4,980
    1.2%
    13%
    Brea
    $1,920
    $2,470
    -0.9%
    10.7%
    Claremont
    $1,410
    $1,810
    1.1%
    -1.5%
    West Hollywood
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -3.6%
    -2.2%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,650
    $3,410
    -2%
    -15.9%
    San Dimas
    $1,840
    $2,370
    -0.1%
    2.2%
    Dana Point
    $2,050
    $2,630
    -0.6%
    0.6%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,320
    $2,980
    0.8%
    1.5%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -0.1%
    -6.4%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,630
    $4,670
    0.5%
    2.8%
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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