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Los Angeles Apartments
Last updated January 30 2023 at 3:43 PM

6,840 Apartments in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 3,979,576
Population Density: 8,486 people/sq mile
Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 59%
Median Annual Income: $70,372 / year
Median Rent: $1,703 / month

What locals are saying

"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

"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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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.

Los Angeles Demographics


How diverse is Los Angeles?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Los Angeles is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Los Angeles are Hispanic Or Latino (48.1%), White (28.1%), Asian (11.5%), Black Or African American (7.8%), Two Or More (3.5%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Los Angeles residents?

The median age in Los Angeles is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Los Angeles?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Los Angeles is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Los Angeles are Hispanic Or Latino (48.1%), White (28.1%), Asian (11.5%), Black Or African American (7.8%), Two Or More (3.5%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Los Angeles residents?

The median age in Los Angeles is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Los Angeles Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Los Angeles is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Los Angeles is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Los Angeles is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Los Angeles


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary School
Public
1-5
Public
1-5
746 Students
34 Reviews
746
Students
34 Reviews
9 /10
Canyon Elementary School
Charter
K-5
Charter
K-5
398 Students
16 Reviews
398
Students
16 Reviews
9 /10
Community Magnet Charter Elementary School
Charter
K-5
Charter
K-5
458 Students
40 Reviews
458
Students
40 Reviews

Middle Schools

10 /10
Science Academy STEM Magnet
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
271 Students
9 Reviews
271
Students
9 Reviews
9 /10
KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School
Charter
5-8
Charter
5-8
508 Students
5 Reviews
508
Students
5 Reviews
9 /10
Robert Frost Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,594 Students
37 Reviews
1,594
Students
37 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,861 Students
26 Reviews
1,861
Students
26 Reviews
10 /10
Downtown Business High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,037 Students
10 Reviews
1,037
Students
10 Reviews
10 /10
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
467 Students
3 Reviews
467
Students
3 Reviews

What Renters Say about Los Angeles


Apartment List has released the results for Los Angeles 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."
76%
Weather
60%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
60%
Social Life
57%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
52%
Pet Friendliness
46%
Public Transit
34%
Safety and Crime Rate
31%
Dating
30%
Commute Time
29%
Quality of Schools
17%
State and Local Taxes
10%
Affordability
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Check out 6,840 verified apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA with rents starting as low as $650. Some apartments for rent in Los Angeles might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Westside on Butler Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
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5 Units Available
Studio
$2,485
486 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,566
1110 sqft
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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Westside Villas Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
1 Bedroom
$2,994
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,269
1125 sqft
Close to 20th Century Fox Studios and offering spectacular views of Century City and the Hollywood Hills. Community facilities include a courtyard, a carport and on-site laundry. Apartments have modern kitchen and patio/balcony.
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STOA Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$1,925
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,510
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,958
1227 sqft
An inspiring community within Little Tokyo, STOA Apartments welcomes all who crave exceptional design and incredible amenities. STOA Apartments was crafted to make the most of all the natural light and crisp, fresh air. Enoy the sunshine and take a swim in the rooftop swimming pool. Within our collection of apartment homes are stainless steel appliances, in-home washer and dryers, smart home technology and so much more.
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Radius Koreatown Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
$2,093
522 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,394
570 sqft
The Koreatown Plaza and MacArthur Park share a neighborhood with this community. Residents enjoy rooftop cabanas, stunning city views, a heated pool and an EV charging station. Units feature floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in Bluetooth speakers.
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Average rent in Los Angeles, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $2,962, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,996. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Next on Sixth Photo Gallery 1
1 of 49
Verified
29 Units Available
Studio
$2,080
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,420
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,225
931 sqft
Next on Sixth Apartments in Koreatown is a haven for anyone looking to be in the center of all the action. Enjoy the sun out on the deck or cool down in our beautiful resort-inspired swimming pool. Admire the incredible views of DTLA from the rooftop deck complete with grills and lounge spaces. Our stylish apartments feature hard surface flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, floor-to-ceiling windows and more.
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Altitude Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 47
Verified
30 Units Available
Studio
$2,573
567 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,890
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,093
1104 sqft
Contemporary apartments have glass tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. Electric car charging stations on site. Relax in the heated salt water swimming pool. Nearby Interstate 405 makes commuting easy.
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The Hesby Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
17 Units Available
Studio
$2,655
630 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,722
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,417
1145 sqft
Pet-friendly one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in North Hollywood. Walk to shopping, dining, entertainment. Access Metro Red Line, the 101, 134, 170. Enjoy modern kitchens, granite and quartz counters, hardwoods and in-unit laundry. Pool, sauna.
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C on Pico Photo Gallery 1
1 of 41
Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$2,811
451 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,648
795 sqft
Luxury community amenities include 24-hour gym, rooftop grilling space and dog park. Units feature laundry, patio/balcony and stainless steel appliances. Convenient location for commuters, close to I-10.
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The Vantage Photo Gallery 1
1 of 44
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$1,984
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,367
530 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,203
735 sqft
Pet-friendly apartment community with relaxing amenities, including hot tub and sauna. Units feature stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Enjoy proximity to the Hollywood Freeway and Runyon Canyon Park.
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Jia Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
$2,008
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,469
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,088
1153 sqft
Conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and local bus lines. Right at entrance to Chinatown and next to Starbucks. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry.
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Westside on Barrington Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
2 Bedrooms
$3,385
1108 sqft
Renovated homes with brushed-nickel lighting and fireplaces. Lots of community amenities, including a pool, clubhouse and courtyard. Easy access to I-405. Near Mar Vista Recreation Center.
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Sakura Crossing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$2,135
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,466
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,890
1081 sqft
Located in the heart of LA's Little Tokyo. Modern apartments have patio/balcony, modern kitchen, bathtub and lots of storage. Community is pet-friendly and includes pool, sauna and concierge service.
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Westside Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
1 Bedroom
$3,219
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,644
1103 sqft
Situated on Sawtelle Boulevard with its many eateries and entertainment venues. Apartments boast private balconies with courtyard and pool views. Community offers outdoor grilling areas, spas, a resort-style swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center.
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Versailles Koreatown Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
Verified
14 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,003
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,871
954 sqft
Convenient Koreatown location only minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Escape from urban hustle and bustle amid courtyards and fountains. Meditate in the tranquil Zen garden or perfect your stroke on the putting green.
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Glo Photo Gallery 1
1 of 54
Verified
16 Units Available
Studio
$2,342
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,331
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,667
1014 sqft
Pet-friendly community located in Los Angeles' Mid City West area. Units have hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and extra storage. Convenient for commuters with proximity to I-10 and I-110. Blocks away from MacArthur Park.
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The Encore Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
Studio
$2,163
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,276
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,964
910 sqft
Just off Highway 101 and near Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks Memorial Park. Huge fitness area, spa and pool. Full kitchens, large bathrooms and walk-in closet space. Pet-friendly property. Updated appliances and racquetball court.
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Pegasus Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Verified
20 Units Available
Studio
$1,915
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,620
880 sqft
Large bi-fold windows and nine-foot ceilings create an open ambiance in these luxurious units. Kitchens are equipped with a stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. In-unit laundry and 24-hour concierge service.
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Mariposa at Playa Del Rey Photo Gallery 1
1 of 42
Verified
30 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,794
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,385
1035 sqft
Within easy reach of Dockweiler Beach. Spacious apartment layouts featuring private balconies and open kitchens with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Community offers a dog park, Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center.
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Bella Vista At Warner Ridge Photo Gallery 1
1 of 45
Verified
34 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,229
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,015
1225 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,932
1411 sqft
Near the Ventura Freeway, Warner Center, and Westfield Topanga Shopping Mall. One- and two-bedroom apartments with granite counters, kitchen islands, walk-in closets, and hardwood floors. Small dogs and cats allowed with deposit.
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Mozaic at Union Station Photo Gallery 1
1 of 47
1 Bedroom
$2,238
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,939
1082 sqft
Situated close to Highway 101 and a short walk from Los Angeles Union Station. Elegantly decorated apartments with dishwasher, private laundry and garbage disposal. Resident amenities include a game room, a garage and a pool.
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Belle Fontaine Photo Gallery 1
1 of 53
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,757
603 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,680
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,426
1285 sqft
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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Artisan on 2nd Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,697
923 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,183
1262 sqft
Located in the Little Tokyo district of LA, close to E 1st St. Luxury apartments have a bathtub, patio/balcony and fireplace. Resident amenities include a sauna, a pool and a hot tub.
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Park West Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Verified
26 Units Available
Studio
$2,004
455 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,370
589 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,733
855 sqft
Close to Loyola Marymount University and the El Segundo business corridor. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with modern amenities, including cable TV. Communal Wi-Fi lounge, swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center.
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Victor on Venice Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
1 Bedroom
$3,192
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,105
1207 sqft
Air-conditioned apartments with granite counters and hardwood floors. Community offers yoga classes and bike storage. Gym, pool, and hot tub on site. Within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Near Sony Pictures Studios.
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Los Angeles, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 6,840 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Los Angeles. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Los Angeles is $2,212 for a studio, $2,962 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,996 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Los Angeles, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Los Angeles?

In Los Angeles, the average rent is $2,212 for a studio, $2,962 for a 1-bedroom, $3,996 for a 2-bedroom, and $6,563 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 $1,000, under $1,200, under $1,300, 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 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 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 City College, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Santa Monica College, and West Los Angeles College.

Average rent in Los Angeles, California

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $2,962, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,996. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List