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The Los Angeles multifamily market is booming—with record-level occupancy rates, development activity and ever-increasing rents. But are the renters happy? According to a new survey from Apartment List, renters give Los Angeles a C+ in overall satisfaction. The city received the lowest scores for commute time, affordability, quality of schools and pet friendliness, all of which received a D rating, and the highest score for weather, which received an A rating.

“A low overall satisfaction score could indicate that renters are less likely to stay long-term in the L.A. area, and may avoid moving to the area overall,” Sydney Bennet, senior research associate, tells GlobeSt.com. “The low affordability grade indicates that high rent prices are likely one factor driving dissatisfaction, so new construction of multifamily buildings could improve scores.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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