Los Angeles is a place you can find homes to rent, that are in keeping with the glittering lifestyles of the rich and famous and ones in the seedy neighborhoods that you wouldn’t dare unpack your bags in. The moment anyone arrives in Los Angeles, it nearly makes their heads spin the kind of differences the city proves it is possible to have exist in one metropolitan area. If you’re looking for apartments for rent Los Angeles won’t disappoint you. Read on to help make your search a bit easier.
When you try around looking for apartments for rent, Los Angeles is likely to reveal itself in all its varied glory to you. At one moment, there you are, driving past overpasses crowded with graffiti and appearing bleak with homeless people everywhere; there are new bleak project concrete housing blocks close to these highways, and boy, do they look bleak. Not far from such a place, you’ll come upon beautiful detached family homes and trendy apartment complexes, doormen and all. Since most of these areas aren’t that far from one another, how do you know where exactly you need to look things up on a map? Looking up the city’s crime statistics actually will help you a lot more than any realtor’s map can. You want to look for the areas of the city that have the least crime. In general, looking for apartments for rent, Los Angeles on the west and the north have the best environment for renters with good credit. South Los Angeles (as you probably know listening to rap music) has quite a bit by way of unsafe neighborhoods.
For something in between these two extremes, you could easily try Central Los Angeles. Craigslist’s is well worth a try with lots of listings and properties on the rental market. You could look up some listings, jot down the addresses, and and then go driving past them to see what they look like. Quite often, they’ll use the words ‘charming’ or ‘character’ for no earthly reason. There is nothing quite like a drive past the neighborhoods to see what things are like. Make sure that you pick a time of the day early in the morning or early in the evening. You want to see signs of life to find out more about the kind of people who will be your neighbors there. Lots of homes have signs out front advertising rentals too. So you aren’t limited to classifieds advertisements. Some neighborhoods even have restrictions on whether dogs are allowed. You want to ask around first.
When you finally zero in on an apartment that you might feel good about, you can expect the landlord to run a background check on it before letting you have it. Background checks cost money though, and by law, they have the right to charge you about $42 for it. With luck, you’ll find a great rent-controlled apartment in a safe neighborhood. And that’s what it’s all about.