Away from the hype of Hollywood, and just blocks from the hub of downtown you’ll find the treasure trove melting pot that is Koreatown. This three-square-mile community in the Mid-Wilshire district is home to about 120,000 residents and counting. Brimming with culinary hot spots and urban nightlife, K-Town is one of L.A.’s most interesting and densely populated neighborhoods – a city within a city.
Renting in K-Town
Koreatown, while more residential than downtown, is still considered Central L.A. – meaning rental prices are pretty steep and the housing competition fierce. The area’s average rent falls around $1,541/month, but don’t let that number lock you in.
We’ve handpicked five amazing apartments for rent in Koreatown with monthly price tags of around $1,400/month:
Mariposa Place: $1,395/month for a 1-bed apartment
In the heart of Koreatown you’ll find the low-rise, 1-bedroom apartments of Mariposa Place. If you’re willing to push your budget up to $1,600/mo., you can even snag a spacious 2-bedroom unit – a rare find for such an affordable price. Apartments feature hardwood floors, private patios, and access to an on-site pool. Residents also enjoy secured, covered parking, and laundry facilities in the complex. The community is safe due to the gated entrance and also pet-friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs.
Wilshire Berendo Towers: $1,450/month for a 1-bed apartment
Located just steps from downtown, in the prestigious Wilshire Corridor, are the sought-after Wilshire Berendo Towers. The remodeled 1-bedroom apartments are bright and spacious, with features like separate showers and bathtubs, dishwashers, and balconies. Amidst beautiful landscaping and a private courtyard there is a fitness center, a pool, a sauna, and a jacuzzi – to help you unwind after a long day at work. With security cameras, controlled entrance, and gated parking, you’ll always feel safe and secure. The community is conveniently close to metro stations, good schools, restaurants, and shopping venues.
Mid-Wilshire Catalina: $1,300/month for a studio apartment, 700 sq. ft.
Also nestled in the Wilshire Corridor are the luxury apartments at Mid-Wilshire Catalina. From studios to 2-bedrooms, units are decked out with hardwood floors and marble countertops. The community boasts gated, covered parking spaces, a beautiful landscaped courtyard, and a sparkling pool. Your doorstep is just minutes away from Larchmont Village and Hancock Park, and 10 minutes from the 101, 110, and 10 freeways.
Kingsley Drive: $1,366/month for a 1-bed apartment, 660 sq. ft.
If you’re looking for a place packed with amenities, Kingsley Drive is perfect for you. These one- and two-bedroom apartments come equipped with intrusion alarms for safety, gas fireplaces and carpeted floors for comfort, and granite counter tops for style. And did we mention the wine coolers and the mirrored closet doors? For those just here on business, corporate housing is also available. Whether long-term or short, it doesn’t hurt to have access to a pool, sauna, and spa, fitness center, and putting green. Or have your friends over for a barbecue! Freeways are also withing easy reach, and pets – both cats and dogs – are more than welcome to join you.
Kipling Apartments: $1,341/month for a 1-bed apartment, 600 sq. ft.
Adjacent to Mid Wilshire and Downtown, the Kipling Apartments combine urban living with historical charm, as the building dates back from the 1920s and was formerly known as the Kipling Hotel. The 1-bedroom apartments start at just $1,346/month, while studios run for even less. All units come cable/DSL ready and boast upgraded interiors that include new hardwood floors and cabinets. For maximum convenience, there’s an on-site laundry room and a fitness center with mirrored walls. Best of all, you’re near the local metro line and just walking distance from a plethora of shopping and dining options.
Whether you’re hunting for some of the best Korean BBQ in the country or looking to lay roots in one of L.A.’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, K-Town is the place to be. Check out more affordable apartments for rent in Koreatown to find your perfect fit.