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.
This one is the best: PadMapper is a hard-to-beat mash-up of interactive maps and housing data gleaned from multiple online services, all of which is 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, with everyone using it, that means more competition when you’re looking for a place.
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.?