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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 January 1, 2017.
  • All crime statistical information is based on the latest six months, July 4, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017 (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. Chinatown

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 18.4
Median Age: 37
Diversity: Medium
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $1,208

 

9. Los Feliz

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 17.1
Median Age: 36
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $1,510

 

8. Palms

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 13.6
Median Age: 31
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,189

 

7. Sherman Oaks

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 14.1
Median Age: 37
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $1,153

 

6. Studio City

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 13.4
Median Age: 38
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,374

 

5. West Hills

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 11.6
Median Age: 39
Diversity: Medium
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $1,155

 

4. Temple City

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 9.3
Median Age: 38
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $959

 

3. Encino

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 7.9
Median Age: 42
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,151

 

2. Toluca Lake

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 7
Median Age: 37
Diversity: Medium
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,263

 

1. Mar Vista

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 6.9
Median Age: 35
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,299

 

 

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.

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