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.

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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.




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!


Westide Rentals


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


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.?