From the alluring history of Hollywood to world-class cultural icons like the Getty Center, plus the city’s beaches, Los Angeles is undoubtedly one of the world’s most amazing places to call home. No wonder they call it the Creative Capital of the World.
All of the amenities and perks that come with life in L.A. aren’t without a cost though. It’s precisely because the city is in such great demand that the housing prices keep growing. Perhaps not as expensive as San Francisco, where rental rates hit new heights every month, Los Angeles still has renters competing for fairly-priced accomodation. Still, there are plenty of good offers in the city, you just need to play your cards right, have a fair knowledge of the state of the market, know your options well, and figure out exactly how far you’re able to stretch your finances to get the closest thing to your dream home.
How much will you pay for a three-bedroom rental in Los Angeles?
The average overall L.A. rent price is $2,015 right now, according to Yardi Matrix. If you want to live in a nice neighborhood without skimping on style or space, you might have to dig a little deeper into your pockets. Rents for 3-bedroom apartments in Los Angeles average $3,418/mo.
To give you a good starting point in your apartment hunt, we’ve selected 5 gorgeous three-bedroom units in the City of Angels, each providing a great value for your money.
1. Lakewood Manor, Lakewood, $1,782, 1,113 Sq. Ft.
The Lakewood Manor apartment community is located in a quiet, peaceful location where tree-lined sidewalks create an idyllic suburban setting. Close to Lakewood Mall and the Long Beach Airport, these units have been recently remodeled to include contemporary kitchens with light wood cabinetry, tile floors and either a private patio or balcony to enjoy views of the surrounding neighborhood.
2. Parc Ridge Apartments, Northridge, $2,200, 1,152 Sq. Ft.
Situated in close proximity to California State University and Northridge Fashion Center, Parc Ridge apartments come with spacious floorplans and bright interiors. Residents can enjoy the gorgeous LA weather by hanging out at the pool or socializing with friends in the BBQ area. Other amenities include gated subterranean parking with controlled access, a fitness center, and on-site management and maintenance.
3. Villa Sophia, Sherman Oaks, $2,600, 1,236 Sq. Ft.
Warm, classic Tuscan architecture greets you at this condo community located in Sherman Oaks. The property features an abundance of patios, fountains, and landscaping details that continue the Tuscan feeling evoked by the exterior architecture. The unit interiors at Villa Sophia include gourmet kitchens with richly-colored espresso cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, as well as exquisite design details such as crown molding.
4. Taiko Village, Burbank, $3,250, 1450 Sq. Ft.
Set in desirable Burbank, Taiko Village is a unique, contemporary boutique condo and townhome community. The design of the units is incredibly sleek with modern fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and open-concept living spaces. The stylish kitchens are inspired by European design style with flat-panel cabinetry; many of the kitchens also include large islands and natural stone countertops.
5. Apex. The One., Downtown Los Angeles, $7,500, 2,253 Sq. Ft.
Located in Downtown LA, Apex. The One. is an incredibly luxurious high-rise building boasting a combination of spacious, designer apartments and hotel-like amenities. Carefully selected apartment finishes including Caesarstone countertops combine with floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping city views for an amazing living experience. As a resident of Apex. The One. you’ll also enjoy concierge service, a private property bark park, a resident lounge with billiards and LED TVs, and a professional-quality fitness center with towel service.
For a taste of fine suburban LA living, you might want to check out The Brand, an ultra-hip, urban-inspired apartment and townhome community in the heart of Glendale. 3-bedroom, 1,440 square-foot apartments here go for $4,264 a month.
While the interior fittings are extensive and include glass tile backsplashes, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances, it’s the common amenities that are the real standout of this boutique community. The Brand includes screening rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center with on-demand classes, a saline pool, and a rooftop pet run.