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About Los Angeles, California: Guide to Living in Los Angeles

About Los Angeles, California: Guide to Living in Los Angeles

Jan 25, 2024

Living in Los Angeles offers a lot—the opportunity to engage with nature, to be up close with the entertainment industry, and some of the best dining experiences the world has to offer. Whether you’re looking for exclusive access to the movies you love or want to spend every day surfing—LA has it. The city is known for alot, but one of the biggest highlights of LA is the diverse population and sprawling cultural landscape. From the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills to Downtown LA to Malibu, there is as LA neighborhood for everyone.

When living in Los Angeles, there is always something to do. You can spend a night doing karaoke in Koreatown, hike to the Hollywood sign, or stargaze at Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles is also a very popular touring stop for musicians, so no matter how niche your music taste is, your favorite artist probably has a show coming up in LA. If you’re more a fan of visual art, take a trip to The Getty for 20th-century European paintings and drawings (amongst lots of other exhibitions). No matter what you love, you’ll always be entertained in LA.


Top 10 Things to Do in Los Angeles, California

Source: National Geographic 

Top Things To Do


  1. Enjoy art at The Getty


Los Angeles City and Getty Museum Tour 2023

Source: Viator 


  1. Experience movie magic in a Warner Bros Studio tour


Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go  (with Photos)

Source: Tripadvisor 


  1. Stargaze at Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory - Southern California's gateway to the cosmos!

Source: Griffith Observatory


  1. Hike to the Hollywood sign 

Hollywood Sign - Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia


  1. See the sights at the Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Source: Santa Monica Pier 


  1. Walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame: Everything You Need to Know

Source: Variety 


Rental Market Trends

Are you planning a move to Los Angeles but are unclear about rental costs? We’ve got your back. Los Angeles is an expensive place to live and navigating the rental market can be challenging without support. We are here to help with all the information you need about the rental market.




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Market Trends Over Time

In the past year, rent has increased by 0.76%, which averages out to $25 more per month.


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Top Apartments in Los Angeles

The Thompson

3345 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 price for a one-bedroom: $1901/month


The Thompson is one of Koreatown’s most sought-after apartment communities. With completely remodeled units, including quartz countertops, Grohe fixtures, custom cabinetry, LG stainless steel appliances, and in-unit washer/dryer—you’ll have everything you need for luxury living at an unbeatable price. 


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The Arden

3921 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 price for studio: $2020/month

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On the peaceful outer edge of Koreatown, this historic building has been fully transformed for a uniquely LA experience. The Arden believes that balance comes from both the eclectic daily experiences of urban life and the peaceful tranquility of refuge. Thoughtfully designed to help you reconnect and recharge, each of The Arden’s units is crafted for you to cultivate your own personal sanctuary.


3350 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 price for studio: $2020/month


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Here, you’ll find brand-new interiors, contemporary designs, and a collection of curated amenities with a boutique hotel vibe. Whether it’s morning laps in the pool, lounging on the sundeck, working from home in one of the styled resident lounges, or gathering with friends in the karaoke room, Crosby allows you to work, play, and chill on your own terms. 

Public Transportation

The best way to travel around Los Angeles is by car, but if you’re looking for an alternative, public transportation is available. Use the Trip Planner Tool for help planning from the MTA. One important thing to note about using public transportation in LA is that it will generally require a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes!


Los Angeles Metro: How to ride public transit in LA - Curbed LA

Source: Curbed


Metro Buses: There are 200 different lines around the city, including local buses, rapid buses, and express buses. 


Metro Rail: The Metro Rail operates 8 different lines (named by color) around the city.

DASH buses: DASH buses are small shuttles that connect to the Metro Rail and other bus lines.



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