Housing Resources

Whether you’re looking for a house, an apartment, a roommate, or some other housing arrangement, this is the place to start. Below you’ll see a list of places to start your hunt, kicking off with three of our favorite resources. Click on any of them to open up a link to a new page. No matter how you do your search, make sure you do your homework, land in a neighborhood you feel safe in, and room only with someone you can trust.

Our Favorites

One

Padmapper

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This site is the best: PadMapper is a hard-to-beat mash-up of interactive maps and housing data gleaned from a number of online services, all of which is made easy to search by using the site’s handy set of filters.

Two

Craigslist

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Craigslist is by far the most comprehensive listing of housing opportunities because just about everyone uses it. Of course, that means more competition when you’re looking for a place. There are both legit and scams, so do your research carefully!

Three

Westide Rentals

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Westside Rentals is a subscription-based site for searching for apartments, houses, and more. HINT: If you get to know someone who has just moved, he may give you his login. Check out the mobile phone app too.

Additional Resources

Tools

Address Report: Get a background report on residences, apartment complexes, condos, and other addresses, as well as their neighborhoods.

City-Data.com: Discover vital info for any area such as gender ratios, median incomes, cost of living indexes, and much more.

L.A. Crime Maps: See how safe your new neighborhood is with current crime stats.

L.A. Pollution Maps: Air quality is better in some parts of the city than others.

Walkscore: Is that new place you're looking at within walking distance to grocery stores, libraries, post offices, etc.?