The map shows where residents in the Los Angeles metro area and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Los Angeles, CA and View Park-Windsor Hills, CA are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Los Angeles, CA map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the northwest parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the northeast regions.

Median house prices in Los Angeles, CA are $805,906, meaning Los Angeles homes are much more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Las Vegas, NV and Cincinnati, OH, and found homes in Los Angeles cost much less.

Compared to California, Los Angeles home prices are more expensive than the state's average of $730,840. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Los Angeles, CA.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Los Angeles varies greatly.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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