Leimert Park is a rare Los Angeles neighborhood with a real small-town feel and it's getting a train stop pretty soon and the rents are relatively reasonable (median price for a studio is $900, according to rental site Lovely). It's also one of the best neighborhoods for seeing live music, particularly jazz, blues, and hip-hop, and, while it's a little light on the essential amenities, it's close to loads of shopping in Baldwin Hills. Public green space is in short supply (although the neighborhood is fairly leafy); really good southern food is not. There aren't a ton of rentals up for grabs in Leimert, generally, but there is a wide array: bungalows, art deco apartment buildings, your standard hideous dingbats; see below for all the stats on renting in the neighborhood, plus some sample listings.
-- A studio with a vintage kitchen and "great closet space." Rent is $858.
-- A carpeted one-bedroom, possibly with crown molding and bay window. Rent is $1,025.
-- A two-bedroom, one-bathroom with hardwood floors and two parking spaces. Rent is $1,450.
-- A three-bedroom, one and three-quarter bathroom house with dining room, breakfast room, garage, and fruit trees. Rent is $2,400.
· A Renter's Guide to Happening, Transit-Accessible Hollywood [Curbed LA]