What $1,500 in rent gets you in East LA

From indie shops to historic theaters, East Los Angeles provides renters with just as much culture and asks for a lot less dough than its west side counterparts. Check out what pads we’ve seen for $1,500 (or close to it) in Silverlake, Echo Park, East Hollywood and Los Feliz recently.

235 S. Rampart Blvd – $1,450/mo

Only a short drive to the Staples Center and Downtown LA, this 1 bed, 1 bath pad in Silverlake has a bathroom and kitchen that have been updated in the last year. Plus you get a private balcony and a gated parking lot. Holla!

4141 Santa Monica Blvd. – $1,425/mo


This Silverlake studio totes a “Palm Springs-esque pool area” (so you can pretend you’re at Coachella without spending all the money to actually go to Coachella), plus the lease is flexible and utilities are included! But we can’t talk about this listing without mentioning the giant rubber duck in the pool. Is it real? Is it photoshopped? We don’t know, and we don’t care. It’s awesome.

1037 Hyperion Ave – $1,550/mo


With hardwood floors, on-site laundry and garden and patio areas, this studio apartment in Echo Park is a not-too-bad size at 500 sq ft. This well-maintained 1920s pad is in a great neighborhood, and not far from restaurants and farmers markets, like Intelligentsia Cafe, Pazzo Gelato, Cafe Stella, and Flore Vegan.

800 N. Mariposa – $1,500/mo


This 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in East Hollywood is perfect for those I-like-to-cook-a-lot types. For an apartment, it’s got a decent-sized kitchen, as well as air conditioner – a hot (get it?!?!) commodity in LA.

1234 N Berendo St. – $1,400/mo


This adorable bungalow in Los Feliz is fully renovated with new quartz countertops, sinks, cabinets and light fixtures. At just $1,400/month, you snag this studio apartment with hardwood floors and an intimate garden setting. We’re sure your Tinder dates will love that.


Ready to find your dream pad? Check out our listings in East LA or wherever you are.