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Maybe you’ve heard, but rental housing in Los Angeles is harder to find than a ticket to next year’s tour of Hamilton. But all is not lost--we’ve found a surprisingly rich assortment of apartments with extras like historic details, double-height windows and even two parking spaces. So long story short: Here’s what you can get across town for $2,500 in a range of neighborhoods.


You’re in the epicenter of downtown’s explosion of dining and retail and you’re living over the new Whole Foods. All that, plus a balcony where you can enjoy your cold-pressed juice.

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Hancock Park (1 BR)

Hello, sunny breakfast nook! We don’t know which we like more, your brightness, spaciousness (1,300 square feet!) or landmarked Art Deco-style architecture. Oh--how about that President Kennedy lived in the building during the 1960 convention, when he was nominated for president.

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West Adams (1 BR)

Craftsman style is one of the most charming (and sought after) home styles in the area, and this apartment in a tri-plex is impeccably restored.

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Mid City (3 BR house)

Location, location, location: Live entertainment fans, you can rent a whole house with an attached garage that?s only a couple miles from the Staples Center.

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Silverlake (1 BR)

This luxury pad sprawls over three stories, including your own private roof deck. You?re basically on Million Dollar Listing.

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Marina Del Rey (1 BR)

Nothing says “Hotel California vibe” like your own fire pit next to the pool. And you’re 10 minutes from Silicon Beach, so sharpen your IPO pitch before you invite your new unicorn bestie up to your balcony for a nightcap.

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Palms (1 BR)

A newly renovated townhouse with double-height windows is spiffy, sunny and close to all your West Los Angeles needs. Because no one wants to go too far in that never-ending rush hour.

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K’town (1 BR)

Super-convenient to downtown and Hollywood, the nabe is young and exciting. And you can sit on your deck in this high-rise and take it all in.

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Van Nuys (2 BR)

Your money goes farther in the Valley. This apartment has two bedrooms, two baths and a patio. And since you’re close to the 405, you’ll go farther and faster, too.

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Hollywood (2 BR)

You’re living in a part of movie star history--specifically, in the 1925 Gothic Revival-style building where Audrey Hepburn once lived. And you’re on Hollywood Boulevard, which will bring even more colorful characters into your scene.

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Larchmont Village (1 BR)

Lots of extras in this condo: 12-foot ceilings, granite countertops and a rooftop pool. And two--yes, two--parking spaces, so you can finally have a boyfriend.

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