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Los Angeles Apartments For Rent
Barren and jagged mountain peaks rise behind flashing neon and glittering lights. Palm trees line the streets, leading to sandy beaches and crashing waves. High-rise apartment buildings tower over downtown, while elegant mansions with wrought-iron gates are nestled in the hills. Surfers with sun-bleached hair wearing board shorts walk next to starlets in big sunglasses and sparkling gems. Funky food trucks serving organic tacos and vegan falafels offer a delightful lunch, while some of the world’s most famous restaurants run by celebrity chefs offer elegant dinners. This is LA – the “City of Angels” – and it is a city of contrasts. It is home to Beverly Hills and Chinatown, Rodeo Drive and the Fashion District, Hollywood and Santa Monica.
When you rent an apartment in Los Angeles, you are choosing to live big, to live loud, and to never, ever be bored. Sun-filled days spent shopping, sight-seeing, or strolling along the beach boardwalk … nights at the hottest nightclubs and trendiest bars … weekends spent at movie premiers, music concerts, sports events, and museums. Ready to “dream big” and live even bigger? Here’s what you should know about renting apartments in Los Angeles.
Things to Do in Los Angeles:
There’s so much to do in LA, it’s often difficult to decide what to do first. From the movies and movies stars at the Kodak Theatre and Universal Studios Hollywood to shopping on legendary Rodeo Drive to hiking in Topanga State Park and the Santa Monica Mountains, LA’s sunshine-filled days are ideal for enjoying it all. Los Angeles is home to a plethora of beloved, iconic landmarks, including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Boulevard, the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, and the Capitol Records Building. It is also where you’ll find world-famous beaches, including Malibu and Venice Beach.
Catch a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Spend the evening enjoying the five-star restaurants, bars, shopping, and live entertainment at LA Live. Cheer the LA Lakers and the LA Kings at the STAPLES Center. Enjoy live music on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, or visit the aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Spend the afternoon shopping, sipping a latte at a sidewalk café, enjoying street performers, and more at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Get great deals at the world-famous LA Jewelry District and the LA Fashion District.
If you enjoy museums, LA has plenty of those, as well. Choose from the Natural History Museum, the Broad Art Foundation Museum, or the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Visit the Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, the oldest part of Los Angeles. This district features 27 historic buildings and a traditional Mexican-style plaza. The district is filled with shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, and entertainment. The oldest building in LA, the Avila Adobe, is located here and was built in 1818. Festivals and events are held for Los Tres Reyes, Cinco de Mayo, and Dia de los Muertos. Free walking tours are available Tuesday through Saturday.
What to Consider When Moving to Los Angeles:
First, LA is a massive city – it is the second-most populated city in the US, second only to New York, and one of the most populated cities in the world. LA covers 469 square miles of Southern California and is home to more than 18 million people. Los Angeles has over 80 districts and neighborhoods – and they are all diverse, with unique features and qualities.
When searching for Los Angeles apartments, start with the region you want. If you prefer to live near the beaches and LAX, look in Malibu, Venice Beach, San Pedro, and Santa Monica. If you dream of shopping on Rodeo Drive and dining at five-star restaurants, then Beverly Hills is the place you’ll want to be. Hollywood is glamor and glitz, movie stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An apartment in Hollywood puts you right in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world.
Live right in the heart of it all by renting in Downtown Los Angeles – imagine a soaring high-rise apartment building surrounded by pedestrian-friendly streets, amazing nightlife, concerts, sports events, restaurants, shops, businesses, and more. Downtown LA is a beautiful, busy area that is home to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Live, the STAPLES Center, Mark Taper Forum, the Grammy Museum, ESPN Zone, and more.
West Hollywood is home to the iconic Sunset Strip, high-end boutiques, famous bars and clubs, and Santa Monica Boulevard. Not to be confused with West Hollywood, Westside features museums, exclusive boutiques, the Getty Center, and the famous Brentwood community. The Valley is an amazing collection of sushi restaurants, Studio City, boutiques, North Hollywood, Griffith Park (the second-largest park in California), and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
Why Los Angeles Apartments Rock:
The Greater LA area consists of five counties and myriad landscapes. When you rent an LA apartment, you’re getting everything from rugged mountains to lush valleys to legendary beaches to desert fun – all just a short drive away. Want to go skiing? Head for the San Bernardino Mountains and enjoy ski resorts such as Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Want to spot a movie star? Take a movie studio tour or visit the Chinese Theater. Want to live at the beach? Just find an apartment in Santa Monica, Long Beach, or Venice Beach. Want to go mountain climbing, surfing, rollerblading, skateboarding, hiking, biking, camping, boating, sight-seeing, shopping, or dining? Los Angeles offers all of this – and more. LA apartments rock because there isn’t just “something for everyone” – there’s everything for everyone.
Why Los Angeles?
- Movies, movie stars, the Kodak Theatre, and Universal Studios Hollywood.
- Luxury — Rodeo Drive, five-star restaurants, spas, and the Beverly Wilshire.
- Art — amazing architecture, sculpture gardens, galleries, and film-making.
- Nature — Hiking at Topanga State Park and in the Santa Monica Mountains.
- Sports at the STAPLES Center — the NBA LA Lakers and the NHL LA Kings.
- LA Live — featuring five-star restaurants, bars, shopping, and live entertainment.
- Montecito Heights
- Silver Lake
- Cypress Park
- Central LA
- Mount Washington
- East LA
- West Adams
- Atwater Village
- Los Feliz
- Huntington Park
- South Pasadena
- Monterey Park
- South Gate
- West Hollywood
- Southwestern University School of Law
- University of Southern California
- Pacific States University
- Southern California Institute of Architecture
- Colburn School of Performing Arts
- Los Angeles Air Force Base
- National Guard Armory South Bay Cities
- Naval Reservation
- Los Alamitos Army Airfield
- Long Beach Naval Station