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Finding accommodation in Los Angeles


If you want to settle in Los Angeles, California, here is some information that should interest you.

Los Angeles or the City of Angels, is the dream of many immigrants around the world. It is one of the main cities of the United States where immigration rate is the highest. But to find a home, you need some patience and also a little bit of luck. You should know from the start that the accommodation prices in Los Angeles can be very high.

You will need an average of $883 per month to rent an apartment in this city. And yet, the price of housing varies according to its different neighborhoods. To find a home that fits your needs and your budget, see the ads and websites. You can also contact a real estate agent.

Neighborhoods and price

To rent an apartment with a bedroom in West Los Angeles, you will need at least $1,200 per month. Prices can go up to $4,500. If you are looking for an apartment for two to three bedrooms, you will need between $3,500 and $6,000 per month. Renting a studio flat in the city can cost between $750 and $2,000 monthly. As for villas, rental starts from $4,000 per month.

Fairfax seems to be the least recommended place to settle as it is deemed to be less attractive than the others. The smartest region to date remains Beverly Hills, mainly inhabited by Hollywood stars and multimillionaires. Brentwood, Pasadena and Griffith Park are also areas where rents are quite high. Rent is also high in Santa Monica because of its tourism situation.

The city of San Fernando, known as "The Valley", is composed of several small towns, including Burbank, Studio City and Rezeda. It is the area where the rent is cheaper. Prices are also reasonable in West Hollywood and Westwood.

Find housing

To choose a home in Los Angeles, you must first familiarize yourself with the local real estate jargon. "2 ½" refers to a studio while the "3 ½" means one bedroom apartment. The term junior refers to an apartment with a living room and two bedrooms and “4” means an apartment with a bedroom and a living room that can be converted into an extra bedroom.

You will find ads in local newspapers or on the Internet. Here are some links that you may find useful:

For Rent

Vacation Key

Apartment List


Before renting a studio, an apartment or a house, you should know your rights. Learn first on the terms of the lease before signing. Generally, a lease for a term lasts from one to three years. It is advisable to make an inventory of all the objects or furniture included during your visit. You should also estimate the monthly cost for rental and expenses such as electricity, water and gas as they are not included.

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