With average rent in Venice reaching more than $2,800 according to one report, it's getting hard to find affordable housing in L.A. that hasn't lost its soul.
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Lucky for us there's nearly 500 square miles of space in the city alone, so there's always an up-and-coming community just around the corner. The trick is to catch a rising star without getting caught in the middle of a gang war. We have five somewhat under-the-radar suggestions for your summer apartment hunt:More »