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A Guide to Los Angeles Neighborhoods

More so than many other big cities, Los Angeles, California, is made up of such clearly defined neighborhoods that many say it's more an amalgamation of small towns than a single big city. But because Los Angeles neighborhoods are so…


If you love the finer things in life, dahling, naturally you want the poshest apartment you can find to match your luxurious lifestyle. Granite countertops, a doorman, tons of closet space, gorgeous views – these are all things you want in your life, and you won’t settle for anything less in your home. If this sounds like you, then you definitely belong in one of these top 10 metros with the most luxury apartments on ApartmentGuide.com. Read on to find out where you can live in the lap of luxury.

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In a previous article, Apartment Guide looked at internal data to determine apartment rent costs per square foot nationwide. We learned the median rent for an entry-level apartment -- $769 in April of this year -- and how much space that amount would rent in metropolitan areas (metros) around the country. Below is an expanded list to include the twenty most expensive metros for renting by square foot based on internal apartment listings data on Apartment Guide in May 2014. Note that you can adjust the slider in either direction to display metros according to their relative expense by square foot. Keep an eye on what your renting dollar can buy in some of the most desired places to live in the country!


[caption id="attachment_63838" align="aligncenter" width="761"]Click the image to view the full infographic! Click the image to view the full infographic![/caption] For college seniors, the spring season means looking forward to graduation – and life beyond the college campus. To help college graduates as they look both for work and a new place to live, Apartment Guide consulted with Indeed, the number one job site worldwide, to bring together information to match the perfect apartment with the right job. Together, Indeed and Apartment Guide have researched the top cities with the most entry-level job openings, along with average rents for one and two bedroom apartments in these cities. Here’s the list.


Considering a move to a larger apartment? Wondering if you can afford a second bedroom? We wondered the same thing and decided to look at our data to see what metro areas had the biggest percentage rent increase from one bedroom to two bedrooms. For March 2014 in metros with at least 50 apartment listings, we looked at the lowest-price one bedroom and two bedroom apartment units to determine the average percentage increase between the two inside the same community. We included only apartment listings for which there were both one and two bedroom offerings located on the same property.

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[caption id="attachment_59743" align="alignleft" width="950"]Click the image to see the full infographic. Click the image to see the full infographic.[/caption] For many American families, everything that’s really important in home life takes place in the kitchen. At Apartment Guide, we know that renters want kitchens they can both enjoy spending time in and also put to work for their cooking efforts. What are the great apartment kitchen amenities people want and need most? Stainless steel appliances, dishwashers and microwaves are important, but extra amenities like a kitchen island and granite countertops can make a kitchen more useful and elegant. We’ve combed our apartment listings to find the metro areas with the most tricked-out kitchens.


nyc-upthebanner-original Find it hard to secure an apartment in New York City? It’s just another way that city is one of the most competitive in the world. For those who find New York a challenging place to live, there’s hard research to back that up. As reported in the New York Times, a brand-new study, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit for Citigroup, places New York #1 on the list of most competitive cities worldwide.

Read about what's going on in apartment renting right now.

[caption id="attachment_56237" align="alignleft" width="360"]Read about what's going on in apartment renting right now. Read about what's going on in apartment renting right now.[/caption] At Apartment Guide, we want to help movers stay informed about the state of renting in this country. Find your perfect apartment now! Take a quick look at a gathering of recent trends and reporting about what you might expect to find when renting an apartment right now.

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[caption id="attachment_66394" align="aligncenter" width="607"]The Pearl district of Portland, OR, is one of America's hippest neighborhoods, according to Forbes. The Pearl district of Portland, OR, is one of America's hippest neighborhoods, according to Forbes.[/caption] Forbes has ranked the hippest neighborhoods in the United States. By looking at key factors like which neighborhoods are home to people with artistic jobs, a large concentration of farmers’ markets and food trucks, and high walkability scores, the magazine’s research turned up some of the most interesting spots to hang out in the country. The top three they found, in order, are: • Silver Lake in Los Angeles, Calif. • The Mission District in San Francisco, Calif. • Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. But what about the other hip hangouts from the 20 places featured? Here are five of our faves.