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113 Units Available
ARQ
3311 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA | West Adams
Studio
$3,121
451 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,476
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,292
1339 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at ARQ in Los Angeles. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Sherman Circle
14645 Gault St
Los Angeles, CA | Van Nuys
1 Bedroom
$2,002
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,153
1165 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Conveniently situated close to Sherman Oaks Galleria, dining and I-405. Residents live in units with laundry, patio or balcony, and stainless steel appliances. Community features pool table, playground and BBQ grill.
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42 Units Available
Inspire Colton
1363 Colton St
Los Angeles, CA | Greater Echo Park Elysian
Studio
$2,397
557 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,543
661 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,536
1329 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Inspire Colton is a lifestyle community centrally located between downtown LA and Silver Lake. Admire the world-renowned view of the downtown LA skyline from your new home.
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9 Units Available
Inspire Belmont
333 Belmont Ave
Los Angeles, CA | Greater Echo Park Elysian
Studio
$1,895
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,250
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1103 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
An inspiring apartment community with an upscale vibe and central location between downtown LA and Silver Lake, with easy access to Highway 101.
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60 Units Available
The Chadwick
209 S Westmoreland
Los Angeles, CA | Rampart Village
Studio
$1,337
431 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,706
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,185
1013 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
The Chadwick Apartments for rent in Koreatown, CA offers urban, resort-style living conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles.
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16 Units Available
MySuite At West Hills
7810 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA | Canoga Park
Studio
$1,045
168 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
WE OFFER IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL TOURS
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209 Units Available
550 Harborfront
550 S Palos Verdes St.
Los Angeles, CA | Central San Pedro
1 Bedroom
$1,970
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,195
1037 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,905
1604 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
We are excited to announce that we are now scheduling in-person tours by appointment only. Schedule yours today! 550 Harborfront is a new luxury apartment community unlike anything else in San Pedro.
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Met West on Sunset
5837 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA | Hollywood
Studio
$2,049
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,099
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
926 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Discover luxury apartments in Los Angeles Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. A brand new urban living community with lavish amenities and a modern European flair.
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15 Units Available
The Preston Miracle Mile
630 Masselin Ave
Los Angeles, CA | Mid-City West
Studio
$1,800
555 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,104
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,256
1115 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Close proximity to Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Center, The Grove, and shopping, dining, entertainment. Recently renovated units feature marble and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and fireplace. Pool, gym, hot tub, clubhouse.
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49 Units Available
Vert
6606 Variel Avenue
Los Angeles, CA | Woodland Hills-Warner Center
Studio
$2,200
524 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,270
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,320
1140 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
VERT combines the best of eco-friendly living with the high-quality features and amenities you want in your next community. We designed each open-concept floor plan to maximize space, so you have room to live, work, and play.
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30 Units Available
Mira
21425 Vanowen Street
Los Angeles, CA | Canoga Park
Studio
$2,195
654 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,069
846 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,571
1023 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Experience an eccentric modern oasis that is in a league of its own at the heart of Warner Center, LA’s fastest growing community. Mira Warner Center fuses contemporary design and deluxe amenities with a metro vibe.
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1 Unit Available
Vue at Laurel Canyon
4950 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA | Valley Village
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,295
767 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Welcome to Vue Laurel Canyon Apartments in Valley Village, CA where we make apartment renting simple. Strategically designed one and two-bedroom floor plans with quality craftsmanship and detailed finishes offer the finest in both style and comfort.
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3 Units Available
nVe at Fairfax
636 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA | Mid-City West
Studio
$1,950
536 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,449
1010 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Welcome to nVe at Fairfax, an exclusive, stylish apartment community in Los Angeles, CA with only 63 coveted residences! Our West Hollywood apartments for rent are tailor-made for a distinctive luxury living experience while creating an authentic
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144 Units Available
THEA at Metropolis
1000 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA | Downtown Los Angeles
Studio
$1,885
544 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,044
928 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,470
1383 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
THEA at Metropolis is perfectly positioned to elevate your DTLA experience – with all the amenities and activities right outside your door. Come see for yourself!
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164 Units Available
Linea
2455 S Sepulveda Blvd Unit 100
Los Angeles, CA | Westside
Studio
$2,696
506 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,808
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,214
1258 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Our team is currently available to schedule a self-guided onsite tour or a virtual tour. Call us today for more information!
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21 Units Available
717 Olympic
717 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA | Downtown Los Angeles
1 Bedroom
$2,395
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,110
1940 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Blocks away from the financial district, this community puts residents in the heart of South Park. Concierge and gym in building. Apartments boast high ceilings, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Shopping and dining options abound.
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27 Units Available
Be Dtla
1120 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA | Mid-City West
Studio
$1,737
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,133
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,663
959 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Come tour with us on your time. Our office is offering virtual and self-guided tours to prospective residents.
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41 Units Available
G12 Apartments
1200 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA | Downtown Los Angeles
Studio
$1,585
629 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,940
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,805
1077 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Conveniently located in the heart of South Park and within easy reach of Interstate 10. Wood-style plank floors, flat-panel cabinets and quartz counters in all homes. On-site sky terrace with Downtown Los Angeles views.
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5 Units Available
Fiona
375 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA | Mid-City West
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,133
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Enjoy modern living with hardwood floors, garden-style tubs and luxurious stand-up showers, all within walking distance of downtown Roswell. Amenities include a clubroom, fitness center, loft with gaming station and more.
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The Flats on Addison
14340 and 14350 Addison St
Los Angeles, CA | Sherman Oaks
1 Bedroom
$1,875
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
The Flats on Addison offers the latest in urban, contemporary lifestyle.
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1 Unit Available
Armacost Bella
1439 Armacost Avenue
Los Angeles, CA | West Los Angeles
3 Bedrooms
$4,495
1413 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Welcome to Armacost Bella, a newly constructed Wiseman community perfectly located just off Santa Monica Blvd and Armacost Ave.
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2 Units Available
Barry Diamond
1265 Barry Ave
Los Angeles, CA | West Los Angeles
3 Bedrooms
$4,395
1273 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
Welcome to Barry Diamond, a brand new construction by Wiseman Residential in West Los Angeles.
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12 Units Available
MySuite Cara
1743 Butler Ave
Los Angeles, CA | West Los Angeles
Studio
$1,400
195 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
WE OFFER IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL TOURSBrand new and furnished suite with private bathroom and all utilities paid! Washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, roof lounge with lounge furniture, cabanas and games.
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1 Unit Available
MySuite Superior
17809 Superior Street
Los Angeles, CA | Northridge
Studio
$1,125
222 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
WE OFFER IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL TOURSMysuite Superior offers furnished private suites with all utilities included! Your private suite features a private bathroom and dry bar area complete with individual fridge.

Median Rent in Los Angeles

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $1,516, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,989.
Studio
$1,255
1 Bed
$1,516
2 Beds
$1,989
3+ Beds
$2,362
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Los Angeles?
In Los Angeles, the median rent is $1,255 for a studio, $1,516 for a 1-bedroom, $1,989 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,362 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Los Angeles, check out our monthly Los Angeles Rent Report.
How much is rent in Los Angeles?
In Los Angeles, the median rent is $1,255 for a studio, $1,516 for a 1-bedroom, $1,989 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,362 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Los Angeles, check out our monthly Los Angeles Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Los Angeles?
You can filter cheap apartments in Los Angeles by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, under $1,000, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Los Angeles?
You can filter cheap apartments in Los Angeles by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, under $1,000, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Los Angeles?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Los Angeles apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Los Angeles?
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Los Angeles properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Los Angeles properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Los Angeles?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Los Angeles.
How much should I pay for rent in Los Angeles?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Los Angeles?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Los Angeles. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.
How can I find off-campus housing in Los Angeles?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Los Angeles. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.

Median Rent in Los Angeles

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $1,516, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,989.
Studio
$1,255
1 Bed
$1,516
2 Beds
$1,989
3+ Beds
$2,362

City Guide

Los Angeles
"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')
"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')

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

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

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

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Santa Monica Pier

Frank Gehry's famous Getty Museum

Venice Beach lifeguard towers

Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
  • Consider your commute. The most important factor when deciding on a pad in Los Angeles is your proximity to the workplace. You generally want to live as close to that location as you can. Nothing affects the quality of life more in LA than the length of your commute, which, as you have probably heard, is infamous for its congestion. Test-drive the length of your commute before you sign a lease to get a real idea of what your time in the car will be like.
  • Have a car. Moving to Los Angeles with no vehicle is like moving to Mars without a rover. While public transportation exists, the system is nothing like what you would find in New York, Boston or Paris. Los Angeles is not a walkable city – hell, we drive our cars to the corner coffee shop – and if you don’t have wheels, your options become extremely limited.
  • Drive around. Many landlords, especially those with only one or two units, will never list their properties online. The only way to find out about these smaller and more unique spaces is to drive around the neighborhood that you want to live in and look for “For Rent” signs in windows. This is easiest to do with a friend, who can write down phone numbers and addresses while you drive.
  • Call before you visit the apartment. Whether you are searching for apartments online or in the newspaper, always call first to find out more information before making the trek to see the place in person. A phone call can often weed out many of your options, and you don’t want to be running all over LA for no reason.
  • Set your budget, then search slightly above it. Some rental properties in LA include cable service, Internet connection, water, wastewater and utilities, and some include none of these. A $1000 rental that includes all of the above is a much better deal than a place for $900 that includes nothing – even if it’s a hundred or so over budget. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you took the all-inclusive when that first bill comes in.
  • Think about parking! When you move to LA, you will have to devote a much larger space in your brain to parking, so you might as well start now. Does your apartment come with a parking space? If you will have street parking, check signs for the street cleaning schedule and for any other times (like rush hour) your car would have to be parked somewhere else. A parking spot that you can call your own is worth quite a bit in LA.
  • Get a Thomas Guide. This is the map that Angelenos swear by, and you will likely find one in almost every home and car. Thick, heavy and hundreds of pages of long, the Thomas Guide is the recognized source for street information that the city relies on. Not big on maps? Make sure you have a working GPS to find your way around the city.
Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
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  • Consider your commute. The most important factor when deciding on a pad in Los Angeles is your proximity to the workplace. You generally want to live as close to that location as you can. Nothing affects the quality of life more in LA than the length of your commute, which, as you have probably heard, is infamous for its congestion. Test-drive the length of your commute before you sign a lease to get a real idea of what your time in the car will be like.
  • Have a car. Moving to Los Angeles with no vehicle is like moving to Mars without a rover. While public transportation exists, the system is nothing like what you would find in New York, Boston or Paris. Los Angeles is not a walkable city – hell, we drive our cars to the corner coffee shop – and if you don’t have wheels, your options become extremely limited.
  • Drive around. Many landlords, especially those with only one or two units, will never list their properties online. The only way to find out about these smaller and more unique spaces is to drive around the neighborhood that you want to live in and look for “For Rent” signs in windows. This is easiest to do with a friend, who can write down phone numbers and addresses while you drive.
  • Call before you visit the apartment. Whether you are searching for apartments online or in the newspaper, always call first to find out more information before making the trek to see the place in person. A phone call can often weed out many of your options, and you don’t want to be running all over LA for no reason.
  • Set your budget, then search slightly above it. Some rental properties in LA include cable service, Internet connection, water, wastewater and utilities, and some include none of these. A $1000 rental that includes all of the above is a much better deal than a place for $900 that includes nothing – even if it’s a hundred or so over budget. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you took the all-inclusive when that first bill comes in.
  • Think about parking! When you move to LA, you will have to devote a much larger space in your brain to parking, so you might as well start now. Does your apartment come with a parking space? If you will have street parking, check signs for the street cleaning schedule and for any other times (like rush hour) your car would have to be parked somewhere else. A parking spot that you can call your own is worth quite a bit in LA.
  • Get a Thomas Guide. This is the map that Angelenos swear by, and you will likely find one in almost every home and car. Thick, heavy and hundreds of pages of long, the Thomas Guide is the recognized source for street information that the city relies on. Not big on maps? Make sure you have a working GPS to find your way around the city.
Where to live?

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles Neighborhoods:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Los Angeles
"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')
"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')

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

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

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

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

Santa Monica Pier

Frank Gehry's famous Getty Museum

Venice Beach lifeguard towers

Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
  • Consider your commute. The most important factor when deciding on a pad in Los Angeles is your proximity to the workplace. You generally want to live as close to that location as you can. Nothing affects the quality of life more in LA than the length of your commute, which, as you have probably heard, is infamous for its congestion. Test-drive the length of your commute before you sign a lease to get a real idea of what your time in the car will be like.
  • Have a car. Moving to Los Angeles with no vehicle is like moving to Mars without a rover. While public transportation exists, the system is nothing like what you would find in New York, Boston or Paris. Los Angeles is not a walkable city – hell, we drive our cars to the corner coffee shop – and if you don’t have wheels, your options become extremely limited.
  • Drive around. Many landlords, especially those with only one or two units, will never list their properties online. The only way to find out about these smaller and more unique spaces is to drive around the neighborhood that you want to live in and look for “For Rent” signs in windows. This is easiest to do with a friend, who can write down phone numbers and addresses while you drive.
  • Call before you visit the apartment. Whether you are searching for apartments online or in the newspaper, always call first to find out more information before making the trek to see the place in person. A phone call can often weed out many of your options, and you don’t want to be running all over LA for no reason.
  • Set your budget, then search slightly above it. Some rental properties in LA include cable service, Internet connection, water, wastewater and utilities, and some include none of these. A $1000 rental that includes all of the above is a much better deal than a place for $900 that includes nothing – even if it’s a hundred or so over budget. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you took the all-inclusive when that first bill comes in.
  • Think about parking! When you move to LA, you will have to devote a much larger space in your brain to parking, so you might as well start now. Does your apartment come with a parking space? If you will have street parking, check signs for the street cleaning schedule and for any other times (like rush hour) your car would have to be parked somewhere else. A parking spot that you can call your own is worth quite a bit in LA.
  • Get a Thomas Guide. This is the map that Angelenos swear by, and you will likely find one in almost every home and car. Thick, heavy and hundreds of pages of long, the Thomas Guide is the recognized source for street information that the city relies on. Not big on maps? Make sure you have a working GPS to find your way around the city.
Tips for Renting in Los Angeles
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  • Consider your commute. The most important factor when deciding on a pad in Los Angeles is your proximity to the workplace. You generally want to live as close to that location as you can. Nothing affects the quality of life more in LA than the length of your commute, which, as you have probably heard, is infamous for its congestion. Test-drive the length of your commute before you sign a lease to get a real idea of what your time in the car will be like.
  • Have a car. Moving to Los Angeles with no vehicle is like moving to Mars without a rover. While public transportation exists, the system is nothing like what you would find in New York, Boston or Paris. Los Angeles is not a walkable city – hell, we drive our cars to the corner coffee shop – and if you don’t have wheels, your options become extremely limited.
  • Drive around. Many landlords, especially those with only one or two units, will never list their properties online. The only way to find out about these smaller and more unique spaces is to drive around the neighborhood that you want to live in and look for “For Rent” signs in windows. This is easiest to do with a friend, who can write down phone numbers and addresses while you drive.
  • Call before you visit the apartment. Whether you are searching for apartments online or in the newspaper, always call first to find out more information before making the trek to see the place in person. A phone call can often weed out many of your options, and you don’t want to be running all over LA for no reason.
  • Set your budget, then search slightly above it. Some rental properties in LA include cable service, Internet connection, water, wastewater and utilities, and some include none of these. A $1000 rental that includes all of the above is a much better deal than a place for $900 that includes nothing – even if it’s a hundred or so over budget. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you took the all-inclusive when that first bill comes in.
  • Think about parking! When you move to LA, you will have to devote a much larger space in your brain to parking, so you might as well start now. Does your apartment come with a parking space? If you will have street parking, check signs for the street cleaning schedule and for any other times (like rush hour) your car would have to be parked somewhere else. A parking spot that you can call your own is worth quite a bit in LA.
  • Get a Thomas Guide. This is the map that Angelenos swear by, and you will likely find one in almost every home and car. Thick, heavy and hundreds of pages of long, the Thomas Guide is the recognized source for street information that the city relies on. Not big on maps? Make sure you have a working GPS to find your way around the city.
Where to live?

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles Neighborhoods:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rent Report
Los Angeles

January 2021 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Los Angeles rents declined significantly over the past month

Los Angeles rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, and are down sharply by 8.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,516 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,990 for a two-bedroom. This is the tenth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in February. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Los Angeles over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,761; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.8% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

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

    • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in San Diego.
    • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,990 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 8.1% decline in Los Angeles.
    • While rents in Los Angeles fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 4.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,068, 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,520
    $1,990
    -0.4%
    -8.1%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,760
    -1.1%
    -0.7%
    Anaheim
    $1,520
    $1,950
    -0.4%
    1.6%
    Santa Ana
    $1,440
    $1,860
    -0.3%
    -1.6%
    Irvine
    $2,230
    $2,760
    0.8%
    -3.2%
    Glendale
    $1,310
    $1,810
    0.2%
    -6.9%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,070
    -0.3%
    -0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $1,930
    $2,410
    0.1%
    3.8%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,130
    0.7%
    -5.2%
    Orange
    $1,700
    $2,050
    0
    1.3%
    Fullerton
    $1,630
    $2,030
    0.3%
    1.2%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,870
    $2,150
    0.2%
    0
    West Covina
    $1,750
    $2,330
    0.5%
    4.6%
    Burbank
    $1,570
    $2,210
    0.4%
    -9.9%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,040
    $2,510
    -0.3%
    0.7%
    Santa Monica
    $1,830
    $2,300
    -1%
    -14.4%
    Newport Beach
    $2,230
    $2,800
    -0.4%
    2.7%
    Lake Forest
    $2,090
    $2,440
    -0.2%
    0.9%
    San Clemente
    $1,750
    $2,360
    0.6%
    1.4%
    Laguna Niguel
    $2,100
    $2,640
    0.5%
    3.5%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,080
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    1.8%
    Aliso Viejo
    $2,090
    $2,620
    0.2%
    1.3%
    West Hollywood
    $1,840
    $2,370
    0.7%
    -5%
    Calabasas
    $2,520
    $3,120
    0.5%
    1%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    January 2021 Los Angeles Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    January 2021 Los Angeles Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Los Angeles rents declined significantly over the past month

    Los Angeles rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, and are down sharply by 8.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,516 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,990 for a two-bedroom. This is the tenth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in February. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Los Angeles over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
      • Irvine has the most expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,761; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.8% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

      Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

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

      • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in San Diego.
      • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,990 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 8.1% decline in Los Angeles.
      • While rents in Los Angeles fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 4.2%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,068, 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,520
      $1,990
      -0.4%
      -8.1%
      Long Beach
      $1,390
      $1,760
      -1.1%
      -0.7%
      Anaheim
      $1,520
      $1,950
      -0.4%
      1.6%
      Santa Ana
      $1,440
      $1,860
      -0.3%
      -1.6%
      Irvine
      $2,230
      $2,760
      0.8%
      -3.2%
      Glendale
      $1,310
      $1,810
      0.2%
      -6.9%
      Huntington Beach
      $1,850
      $2,070
      -0.3%
      -0.1%
      Santa Clarita
      $1,930
      $2,410
      0.1%
      3.8%
      Pasadena
      $1,610
      $2,130
      0.7%
      -5.2%
      Orange
      $1,700
      $2,050
      0
      1.3%
      Fullerton
      $1,630
      $2,030
      0.3%
      1.2%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,870
      $2,150
      0.2%
      0
      West Covina
      $1,750
      $2,330
      0.5%
      4.6%
      Burbank
      $1,570
      $2,210
      0.4%
      -9.9%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,040
      $2,510
      -0.3%
      0.7%
      Santa Monica
      $1,830
      $2,300
      -1%
      -14.4%
      Newport Beach
      $2,230
      $2,800
      -0.4%
      2.7%
      Lake Forest
      $2,090
      $2,440
      -0.2%
      0.9%
      San Clemente
      $1,750
      $2,360
      0.6%
      1.4%
      Laguna Niguel
      $2,100
      $2,640
      0.5%
      3.5%
      Rancho Santa Margarita
      $2,080
      $2,590
      -0.1%
      1.8%
      Aliso Viejo
      $2,090
      $2,620
      0.2%
      1.3%
      West Hollywood
      $1,840
      $2,370
      0.7%
      -5%
      Calabasas
      $2,520
      $3,120
      0.5%
      1%
      See More

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      About Rent Reports:

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

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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

      Here’s how Los Angeles ranks on:

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

      Overview of Findings

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

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

      Key Findings in Los Angeles include the following:

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

      Renters say:

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

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

      View our national survey results here.
      Read More

      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.

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      View our national survey results here.