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Los Angeles:
A Local Perspective

Los Angeles, often referred to as L.A., is located 342 miles south of San Francisco. It has an estimated population of about 3,800,000 people. It is the second largest city in California. It naturally has a warm, tropical climate and is made up of an eclectic mixture of people from all cultures and walks of life. It is home to California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Los Angeles is amazing when it comes to landscape from the beaches to the mountains there is a vast array of outdoor attractions that attracts visitors every year.

Los Angeles CA

Finding a Los Angeles Apartment

When to search

Los Angeles is a large city and with that comes numerous apartment complexes. However Los Angeles gets a vast amount of new residents each and every year. This means massive competition in getting an apartment. The ideal situation would be to begin looking and applying for apartments at least three months before you plan on moving to L.A.

Staying in the know

Competition will be massive so be prepared to pay your deposit immediately if you are approved for an apartment. Remember Los Angeles is always receiving an influx of new people so landlords can afford to be highly selective about who stays in their units. Having your money right then and there can get your foot in the door faster.

Life in Los Angeles


Los Angeles is one city that you do not want to be without a vehicle in. The city is massive and in not cases you will not be able to navigate a large portion of the town on foot. The best advice is to find a way to have a vehicle of your own. The Metro is the city's public transportation system. You can find fare and schedule information by going to www.metro.net/.

Where to play

The bigger question is what is there not to do in Los Angeles. You can literally find anything and everything in this town. From an array of clubs and bars as well as live entertainment opportunities to hiking, biking and fishing, this town has it all. The beaches are beautiful and there is nothing more amazing then capturing a California sunset from any location.

Los Angeles:
September Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2021 Los Angeles Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2021 key findings and figures for the Los Angeles rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Los Angeles and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Los Angeles average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Los Angeles Rent Prices Increase From August to September

Los Angeles rent prices increased over the last month. From August to September, the city experienced a 0.93% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Los Angeles one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,063.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, Los Angeles experienced a 1.25% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Los Angeles two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,759.0.

September Prices: Los Angeles vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Los Angeles over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 4 of the Los Angeles suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Glendale, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Pasadena, CA, Anaheim, CA .

  • Rent decreased in West Hollywood, CA, Long Beach, CA, Playa Del Rey, CA.

  • 3 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Los Angeles.

  • 4 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Los Angeles.

September 2021 Pricing Trends: Los Angeles vs. National Comparisons

Los Angeles Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Los Angeles over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Los Angeles average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Los Angeles one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of Rentable's September 2021 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Los Angeles and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Los Angeles and suburbs

1 BR September 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR September 2 BR M/M % Change
Los Angeles, CA $2,044.0 0.59% $2,725.0 0.55%
West Hollywood, CA $2,032.0 0.00% $2,738.0 -2.39%
Long Beach, CA $1,695.0 -0.18% $2,235.0 0.00%
Glendale, CA $2,024.0 1.81% $2,395.0 -0.21%
Santa Monica, CA $2,515.0 0.64% $3,408.0 1.67%
Playa Del Rey, CA $2,613.0 -1.47% $3,464.0 0.17%
Pasadena, CA $2,170.0 1.83% $2,754.0 0.04%
Anaheim, CA $1,798.0 1.64% $2,160.0 0.75%


Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.