Echo Park is perfect for the fresh-out-of-college set: For one thing, half the residents are fresh out of college (most of the rest have been there forever and the balance are scruffy dudes in their thirties and forties who play in bands), but it's also full of larger rental units that are perfect for roommates. (Median rent for a two-bedroom is $1,795, according to rental site Lovely, and studios are tough to come by.) EP is sandwiched between all the shops of Silver Lake and restaurants of Downtown, but comes with its own giant park (Echo Park Lake), music venues the Echo and Echoplex, a variety of taco trucks and vegan food, cultural spaces Machine Project and the Echo Park Film Center, and dives both hipstery (the Short Stop) and straight divey (the Gold Room). See below for all the stats on renting in the neighborhood, plus some sample listings.
-- A groundfloor, corner studio at Sunset with a "sweet bathroom with full tub," original tiles, and hardwood floors. Rent is $1,050.
-- A well-kept-looking one-bedroom, one bathroom on Morton Avenue. Rent is $1,650.
-- A two-bedroom, one-bathroom house with washer/dryer and patio. Rent is $1,635.
-- A two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the EP hills with hardwood floors and gated parking. Rent is $1,825.
-- A three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in a duplex with three parking spots, bamboo floors, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and tiled bathrooms. Rent is $2,400.
· A Renter's Guide to Happening, Transit-Accessible Hollywood [Curbed LA]
· A Renter's Guide To Quaint, Music-Rich Leimert Park [Curbed LA]