Apartment hunting in Los Angeles isn't easy. We've got a low vacancy rate, rents are expected to continue their upswing, and the city's got a deserved reputation as being a rough place to be a renter. (Only the Bay Area and New York are harder on tenants.) Everybody's gotta live somewhere, we can't just drop the search, but maybe it's possible to narrow the playing field by looking into (or totally avoiding) places where others are already combing through listings. To figure out which neighborhoods in LA were generating the most interest, we asked Zumper to take a look at the most searched-for neighborhoods in Los Angeles. They came back with a list of 'hoods that was a mix of what we expected to see on the list (Echo Park, Koreatown) and several that we were surprised to see in the top ten (Boyle Heights, Brentwood).
Zumper calculated the hot 'hoods list by looking at the percent of total searches that each neighborhood accounted for in April. The top ten hottest neighborhoods together make up just 40 percent of total results, with the remaining searches spread out over the nearly 90 other 'hoods Zumper recognizes in LA.Read More