In April we saw just how fast rents are shooting up in Los Angeles (fast) and which neighborhoods were shooting up the fastest in the first quarter of 2014 (Brentwood and the Hills on one end of the spectrum, Historic South-Central and Westlake on the other). Now on to the second quarter! Listing site Zumper has put together these maps exclusively for Curbed showing median rent by neighborhood for one- and two-bedroom apartments in April—the darker the pink, the higher the rent. It's not at all surprising that one-bedrooms are most expensive on the Westside, but it is a little surprising that Marina del Rey claimed the highest median rent in April ($2,456) and that Venice ($2,320) just barely nudged out Santa Monica ($2,314). Historic South-Central, for all its rent increases, still had the cheapest median in April ($900), followed by Park Mesa Heights nearby ($963), and Glassell Park ($993).
Two-bedrooms were most expensive in Santa Monica ($4,051) and Bel Air/Beverly Crest ($4,250), where they no doubt take the form of houses or at least very fancy condos. Historic South-Central ($1,150) and Park Mesa Heights ($1,295) had the cheapest two-beds too. MacArthur Park is still a bargain ($1,325) for now, but just you wait….
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· Los Angeles [Zumper]