Top 4 Los Angeles Apartment Rental Websites

The journey in finding a luxurious apartment in Los Angeles can be difficult and things can get very cluttered as you start involving multiple apartment rental websites in the process.  We know how hard this search for a reliable search engine can be, so we have put together a short list of what we believe to be the best Los Angeles apartment rental websites to make at least one step in the apartment renting process a little bit easier!

#1

Apartments.com

Apartments.com has become one of the most complex apartment search rental websites.  Offering an interactive map on one half of the screen, the user is able to see the exact location of the apartment with the interior photos being shown on the other half of the screen.  Also through their clever use of symbols such as a dog, car, washing machine and many more, they are able to communicate whether the property offers services such as a pet-friendly environment, free-parking, in unit washing machines and much more.  They also have a very useful Android and iOs app.


 

#2

Apartmentguide.com

Apartmentguide.com is very similar to Apartments.com in that it also has a map view showing the geographic location of every apartment with photos of the properties on the side.  However, Apartmentguide.com makes it much more accessible to check availability and contact a representative at a property through their “Check Availability” buttons and easy to fill out forms. They also have the property ratings on the listings page to help you better compare the user reviews of multiple properties.


 

#3

rent.com

Rent.com primarily has a focus on apartment listings and their site processes a high amount of daily traffic. Despite their high traffic, Rent.com has stayed consumer focused offering a blog where you can learn some moving tips, specific city advice, home improvement and much more.  In addition, they have a Moving Center section of their website where you can get free moving quotes and advice. 


 

#4

hotpads.com

Hotpads.com has an innovative keyword search which is meant to be used in place of the common filter features that you find on other rental websites.  This keyword search feature offers the user a more precise searching experience as they are not constrained by the bounds of multiple filters.  Hotpads.com also offers a split view with a map and pictures of properties like many other apartment rental websites.  However, one other feature that sets hotpads.com apart from the other rental websites is their “Competition for this pad” section which details how many people have viewed and contacted the property.