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Updated: 10 Safe and Affordable Places to Live in LA

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Updated: 10 Safe and Affordable Places to Live in LA

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Updated: 10 Safe and Affordable Places to Live in LA

Finding a place to live in Los Angeles is tough enough as it is, but finding a place that’s safe…

Finding a place to live in Los Angeles is tough enough as it is, but finding a place that’s safe, affordable, and that fits your personality can be impossible to find. Especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

So we decided to compile a list of safe and affordable neighborhoods that have a good social atmosphere (night life, restaurants, parks, etc.). If you think we missed any neighborhoods that are noteworthy please leave them in the comments below.

Few things to note:

  • Crime information is current up to February 3, 2019.
  • All crime statistical information is based on the latest six months,  Aug. 6, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2019: (Source: Los Angeles Times: Crime Mapping Project)
  • All rent numbers are an average of all available/vacant apartments for each respective neighborhood. (Source: RentOMeter)
  • The average rent numbers are for 2 bedrooms split between roommates. (Ex. $1500 for a 2 bedroom = $750 per person)

 

10. Mid-Wilshire

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 20.3
Median Age: 34
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,323
 

9. Reseda

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 18.5
Median Age: 32
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,035
 

8. Studio City

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 16.7
Median Age: 38
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $1,371
 

7. Palms

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 10.1
Median Age: 31
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,342
 

6. Mar Vista

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 8.8
Median Age: 35
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,273
 

5. Encino

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 8.3
Median Age: 42
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,251
 

4. Temple City

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 6
Median Age: 38
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,094
 

3. Carson

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 5.7
Median Age: 33
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $1,217
 

2. Altadena

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 4.7
Median Age: 37
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,046
 

1. Century City

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 2.7
Median Age: 46
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $2,085

Justin

Justin Resarieo is a creative entrepreneur and graduate of The University of Alabama. He has lived in LA for 10 years and enjoys the weather, creativity, and opportunity the city offers.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. TerraTheGreat

    April 2, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Great Article. Thank you…

  2. Kristena Deyon

    Deyon

    April 3, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Great article – sent to our campus recruiter as a resource for our interns

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