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Village Pointe
17171 Roscoe Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,543
1 Bedroom
$1,728
2 Bedrooms
$2,140
On-site, 24-hour laundry with 24-hour fitness center. Community amenities include heated, saltwater swimming pool, outdoor spa area and courtyard. Quaint interiors are easy to customize.
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Blossom Plaza
900 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,109
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
Luxury apartments in Chinatown offer a variety of floor plans. Located close to Metrolink Gold Line station, LA State Historic Park, and interstates and freeways. Community has dining space, media area and fitness center.
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The LC
710 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 02:36pm
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,599
Central Park, The Grove and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery are easily accessed from this community. Property features include a lounge, theater, business center and rooftop deck. Apartments include alarm systems, satellite television and walk-in closets.
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Avana North Hollywood
11201 Otsego St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,255
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
3 Bedrooms
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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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The Montecito
6203 Variel Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,598
3 Bedrooms
$4,212
Two-bedroom luxury apartments with gourmet kitchens, crown molding, large walk-in closets, terrace/balcony. Pet-friendly, green community with pool, hot tub, clubhouse, media room. Convenient to Metro Orange line, the 101, dining, entertainment, shopping in West Valley.
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Verse Hollywood
1530 N Poinsettia Pl
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,604
2 Bedrooms
$2,635
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THE LP by CLG
349 S La Fayette Park Pl
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 02:17pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,900
Westlake Theatre and Chapman Plaza are both convenient to this property. The Koreatown community offers garage parking, a barbecue area and Wi-Fi at the pool. Apartments feature hardwood flooring, walk-in closets and patios/balconies.
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Grace on Spring
732 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,590
1 Bedroom
$2,565
2 Bedrooms
$4,440
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Alina
700 West 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,430
1 Bedroom
$2,495
2 Bedrooms
$3,815
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Harborview Apartments
1286 W Capitol Dr
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,165
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
3 Bedrooms
$3,055
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The Fulton Sherman Oaks
4629 Fulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$2,185
2 Bedrooms
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Luxury community tucked into a quiet neighborhood that's within walking distance of area shops and bistros. Each apartment offers a wet bar, large closets, modern kitchen and granite countertops. On-site fitness center, pool and grills.
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The Madrid Apartments
7125 Lennox Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,725
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Marlon Manor Apartments
1538 N Martel Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,155
2 Bedrooms
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A modern community just minutes from the freeway and area shops. On-site amenities include a larger pool with sundeck. Apartments feature a balcony or deck, grill area, and modern appliances throughout.
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Warner Villa Apartments
5807 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,980
2 Bedrooms
$2,330
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
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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Avalon Venice On Rose
512 Rose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 12:51pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$5,400
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One- and two-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Walking distance to Santa Monica State Beach. Residents enjoy a communal herb garden, Wi-Fi, bike storage, and dog park. Pet-friendly.
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The Roy
3644 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:54pm
Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
$2,915
2 Bedrooms
$3,630
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3838 by CLG
3838 Dunn Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:10pm
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$2,395
1 Bedroom
$2,945
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An incredible community in a walkable area of the city near the shops, bars and dining. On-site amenities include a rooftop lounge, fitness center and movie screening area. Lavish apartments with soaking tubs.
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R1
4151 Redwood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:35pm
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$5,399
Villa Marina Marketplace Mall and Glen Alla Park are both convenient to this community. Property amenities include a 24-hour gym, community garden, pool and hot tub. Apartments feature hardwood flooring, in-unit laundry and patios/balconies.
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Mar Vista Lofts
3992 S Inglewood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,047
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The Studio Noho
5355 Cartwright Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 12:55pm
Studio
$2,050
Community features a fitness center. Gated parking area. Located near an urban environment. Upscale interiors with new appliances. Rooftop lounge and a conference center on-site.
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Residences at Woodlake
4555 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:23pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,160
3 Bedrooms
$2,345
Located close to the recreation center and high school. Near first-class dining and theaters. Recently renovated. On-site fire pit, grill area and courtyard. Patio or balcony in each home. Lots of storage.
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Toland Way
4319 Toland Way
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 12:40pm
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,450
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Westmoreland Lofts
201 North Westmoreland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:28pm
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$2,100
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San Fernando Building Lofts
400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,380
1 Bedroom
$2,055
Located in a historically preserved building with 1920s architecture. Loft-style homes with open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and high ceilings with exposed beams. Right on the bus line.
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Del Mor Apartments
1551 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,460
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This modern space is near the 101 and I-5. Within walking distance of area restaurants and shops. Apartments feature refurbished hardwood floors and large windows with stunning views. Community amenities include a fitness center.
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Topaz Apartments
550 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,250
1 Bedroom
$2,695
2 Bedrooms
$3,130
Conveniently located close to FIDM, Wild Living Foods, and Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. Community has vehicle-charging stations, common Wi-Fi, and pool. Residents enjoy units with balcony, kitchen backsplash, and soaking tubs.
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Westside on Butler
1845 Butler Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:51pm
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2 Bedrooms
$3,299
Recently renovated units with private balconies, fireplaces and eat-in kitchens. Ample community amenities, including laundry on every floor and a landscaped courtyard. Close to the Hammer Museum. Easy access to Santa Monica Boulevard.
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Guardian Arms Apartments
5217 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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$1,455
1 Bedroom
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Easy access to the 101 Freeway and public transportation. Modern and luxurious apartments featuring stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and polished concrete floors. Pet-friendly. On-site parking and laundry available.
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Monte Vista
11777 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,775
2 Bedrooms
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Contemporary homes with extra storage and patios. Community includes a tennis court and laundry center. By I-210. Near numerous attractions, including Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Hansen Dam Equestrian Center and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
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Villa Grande
18641 Saticoy St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,430
3 Bedrooms
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Units include laundry, patio/balcony and garbage disposal. Community features garage, gym, internet access, e-payments and BBQ grill area. Located in Los Angeles, close to Cal State Northridge
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Mysuite at 1759
1761 Beloit Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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$2,895
1 Bedroom
$3,095
2 Bedrooms
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Park Terrace
6425 Reseda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$1,525
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
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North Kingsley
1825 North Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,470
1 Bedroom
$1,885
This charming community is within walking distance of entertainment and nightlife. It offers gated access and covered parking. Pet-friendly. Updated appliances and hardwood floors in each community.
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Westside on Barrington
1561 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:51pm
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2 Bedrooms
$3,399
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.
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Westside on Bundy
1661 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 01:51pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,487
3 Bedrooms
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Los Angeles apartments with mountain and city views. Located in Brentwood, a quiet neighborhood with easy access to Santa Monica and other attractions via the I-405 and I-10. Residents enjoy the private courtyard and rooftop.
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R3
4091 Redwood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Updated February 22 at 12:56pm
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$4,430
This pet-friendly community is in a newly constructed building near Venice Beach and Marina del Rey. On-site Zen yoga room, rooftop entertainment space, and fitness center. Custom interiors with reclaimed beams.
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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')

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:

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

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

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

    Read more about our methodology here.

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    Renter Confidence Survey

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

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

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    Here’s how Los Angeles ranks on:

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

    Overview of Findings

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

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

    Key Findings in Los Angeles include the following:

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

    Renters say:

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

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

    View our national survey results here