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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 August 28, 2016.
  • All crime statistical information is based on the latest six months, Feb. 29, 2016 to Aug. 28, 2016 (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. Encino

Encino

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 14.6
Median Age: 42
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,021

 

9. Palms

Palms

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 13.6
Median Age: 31
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,102

 

8. Studio City

studio city

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 12.4
Median Age: 38
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $723

 

7. West Los Angeles

Los Feliz

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 11.8
Median Age: 38
Diversity: Low
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,063

 

6. Silver Lake

silver lake

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 9.7
Median Age: 35
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,422

 

5. Mar Vista

Mar-Vista

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 8.8
Median Age: 35
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $982

 

4. Altadena

Altadena
Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 7.7
Median Age: 37
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $849

 

3. Westwood

Many of the buildings in Westwood are turned into businesses different from what they were initially built for. Yamato was first built in 1929 as the Janss Investment Corporation headquarters and stands as one of the oldest buildings in Westwood Village. Over the years, it was turned into businesses such as Bank of America and Eurochow. The Italian restaurant Tanino on Westwood Boulevard was once Kelly's music company. Peet's Coffee and Tea, on the corner of Westwood Blvd. and Lindbrook Dr., used to be Ralph's grocery store in the 1930s.

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 7.3
Median Age: 27
Diversity: Medium
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,575

 

2. Temple City

Temple-City

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 6.9
Median Age: 38
Diversity: High
Average Rent/2 Bedroom: $777

 

1. Toluca Lake

Toluca_lake

Violent Crime Per Capita (10,000): 4.7
Median Age: 37
Diversity: Medium
Average Rent/2 Bedroom (Per Person): $1,294

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Justin

Justin Resarieo is a creative entrepreneur and graduate of The University of Alabama. He has lived in LA for 6 years and enjoys the weather, creativity, and opportunity the city offers.

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