LA rental map: Where prices are highest and lowest around the area

The cost of rent can vary wildly from neighborhood to neighborhood

by Elijah Chiland Jun 20, 2017, 8:33pm PDT

According to rental website Zumper, Santa Monica has the highest rents in the LA area  Shutterstock

According to rental website Zumper, Santa Monica has the highest rents in the LA area

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Los Angeles rental prices are high and getting higher, but prices can vary quite a bit from neighborhood to neighborhood. Rental website Zumper has released a map showing where rents are highest—and lowest—in different parts of the LA region this month.

The prices are based on one-bedroom apartment listings featured on Zumper’s site, so they may trend toward higher-end developments, but the map certainly gives an idea of which neighborhoods are in demand with those looking for a new place.

The most expensive area on the map is Santa Monica, where median rental prices are $3,050 per month, according to Zumper. Neighboring beach communities Venice and Marina del Rey aren’t far behind, with prices hovering around $2,950 and $2,740, respectively.

An influx of tech money in the area may have contributed to the rising rents in these neighborhoods, where prices are now higher than ritzy neighborhoods like Westwood ($2,660) and Beverly Hills ($2,650).

Prices are also quite high in Downtown LA, where Zumper lists the median one-bedroom price as $2,500. That amount is especially high given that prices in surrounding neighborhoods like Westlake ($1,550), Pico Union ($1,425), and Echo Park ($1,770) are hundreds of dollars less per month.

https://la.curbed.com/2017/6/20/15843334/la-rental-prices-map-neighborhoods-los-angeles