Map: How Much A 1-Bedroom Costs By Neighborhood
Here's a cool new map showing the red hot pain of rental prices around Los Angeles from Pacific Palisades to Florence.
Zumper, the real estate website behind the graphic, says that the median price for a 1-bedroom in January is $1,800 in Los Angeles. That makes us the fifth most expensive rental market, just ahead of Chicago.
The craziest rents are in the city of Santa Monica, where 1-bedrooms command a median of $2,800. It's no wonder that so many of the stories that we're hearing about tenants being harassed by landlords (here and here) come from rent-controlled units in Santa Monica. Not far behind were Marina del Rey ($2,600) and Bel Air ($2,500). You can find relatively cheaper rents on the Westside in Mar Vista ($1,610) and Culver City ($1,430). Downtown rivals the hotter hoods on the Westside with one-bedrooms going for $2,390.
No surprise: the cheapest rents on the map can be found as you head southeast. The very Southeast corner Florence-Graham offers 1-bedrooms at a median price of $875. And Glassell Park in the northeast is still relatively cheap at $1,195.
Zumper notes that the hottest hoods are what they call Hollywood United (the area just west of the Griffith Observatory), West Hollywood and Westwood. Pacific Palisades and Brentwood rental prices are actually dropping. The Northernmost hoods like Eagle Rock, all of the Valley and San Pedro don't make the map.
If these prices look high, click over to New York City. DUMBO, the Brooklyn neighborhood where our sister site Gothamist is based, has 1-bedrooms going for $4,000. But don't get too smug: some studies point out that when you take the wages Angelenos actually make into account, Los Angeles isn't so affordable compared to cities like New York and San Francisco.