|1 Bedroom 1 Bed 1 BR||1 Bathroom 1 Bath 1 BA||$1,846 - 2,510||$750||800 Sq Ft||Tower One Bedroom||Available Now||View Model|
|1 Bedroom 1 Bed 1 BR||1 Bathroom 1 Bath 1 BA||$1,864 - 2,255||$750||714 Sq Ft||Garden One Bedroom||Available Now||View Model|
|2 Bedrooms 2 Beds 2 BRs||2 Bathrooms 2 Baths 2 BAs||$2,090 - 3,145||$1,000||1,112 Sq Ft||Tower Two Bedroom||Available Now||View Model|
|2 Bedrooms 2 Beds 2 BRs||1 Bathroom 1 Bath 1 BA||$2,266 - 2,905||$1,000||917 Sq Ft||Garden Two Bedroom||Available Now||View Model|
|3 Bedrooms 3 Beds 3 BRs||2 Bathrooms 2 Baths 2 BAs||$3,131 - 3,411||$1,000||1,240 Sq Ft||Garden Three Bedroom B||Available Now||View Model|
|3 Bedrooms 3 Beds 3 BRs||2½ Bathrooms 2½ Baths 2½ BAs||$3,174 - 3,644||$1,000||1,366 - 1,381 Sq Ft||Garden Three Bedroom||Available Now||View Model|
|Studio Studio Studio||1 Bathroom 1 Bath 1 BA||$1,794 - 1,840||$750||580 Sq Ft||Tower Studio||Not Available||View Model|
|Studio Studio Studio||1 Bathroom 1 Bath 1 BA||$1,794 - 1,840||$750||580 Sq Ft||Tower Studio||Not Available||View Model|
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About Park La Brea
History. Legacies. Traditions. There are few places in this city that house these attributes so elegantly. This unique community honors the past with a reverence for its classic architecture, while blending a rich list of amenities, current features, and breathtaking views.Our upgraded Signature homes include granite countertops, gorgeous parquet wood floors, central a/c, and washers and dryers. Alternatively, the Garden Townhome has the feel of a private cottage or bungalow, and every one of them opens onto a grassy courtyard.Literally across the street from the Grove and LACMA, we are in the heart of the city. Come experience our lush grounds, outdoor cafes, salt-water pools, Activity Center, and Health Club. Nowhere else in Los Angeles - past, present or future - will you ever find this combination of luxury, recreation, culture and convenience.
- •In-Home Washer/Dryer *in select units
- •Multi-Media Theater
- •Wifi Cafe
Other Pets Allowed Cats and Dogs are Allowed 2 Pet maximum per household Dogs are allowed in select Garden Apartments Pet Deposit is $500 per dog and $500 per cat Monthly pet rent $100 for dogs and $20 for cats Dogs must be 40lbs or less Some breed restrictions a...
- •Built in 1943
- •Renovated in Jan 1996
- •4241 Units/12 Stories
- 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 6 months, 7 months, 8 months, 9 months, 12 months
- •Laundry Facilities
- •Maintenance on site
- •Property Manager on Site
- •Courtesy Patrol
- •Dry Cleaning Service
- •Business Center
- •Storage Space
Fitness & Recreation
- •Fitness Center
- •Tennis Court
- •Volleyball Court
- •Media Center/Movie Theatre
- •High Speed Internet Access
- •Air Conditioning
- •Ceiling Fans
- •Cable Ready
- •Storage Units
- •Granite Countertops
- •Hardwood Floors
- •Dining Room
- •Walk-In Closets
Office Hours At Park La Brea
Today's Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM
Amenities & Expenses
- Laundry Facilities
- Maintenance on site
- Property Manager on Site
- Courtesy Patrol
- Dry Cleaning Service
- Business Center
- Storage Space
- Fitness Center
- Tennis Court
- Volleyball Court
- Media Center/Movie Theatre
- In-Home Washer/Dryer *in select units
- Multi-Media Theater
- Wifi Cafe
- High Speed Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Cable Ready
- Storage Units
- Granite Countertops
|Monday||9 AM to 7 PM|
|Tuesday||9 AM to 7 PM|
|Wednesday||9 AM to 7 PM|
|Thursday||9 AM to 7 PM|
|Friday||9 AM to 7 PM|
|Saturday||9 AM to 6 PM|
|Sunday||9 AM to 6 PM|
Apartment Reviews at Park La Brea
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Here is the call and response between tenants and management here
"Why are the heating pipes clanging incredibly loud all night long? I can't sleep!" "Someone will fix it." "Why are the pipes clanging, again?!? For the second night in a row! For the third night in a row!! Why isn't this being dealt with?" "Why is the elevator in our building not working (again) for the past week? A week??" "Yeah, umm, we don't have the parts yet." ??!!? "I need something fixed in my apartment. Can you help?" "Oh, OK, it'll be taken care of. Sometime in the next 3 days." "3 days? When exactly?" "Sorry, can't tell you." "Why am I regularly smelling marijuana smoke coming through our windows? Why can you not put a stop to this?" "Sorry, we can't tell other people what to do." Honestly, people, all these negative reviews are all too true. Do not move here.
I've been living in tower 40 for about 2 years and this is my 5th time cleaning out the cabinets in the kitchen for Pest control !!!!! There was this one time that I had over 50 roaches in the kitchen and called a high end pest control company to come on my expense because their maintenance service is so horrible. I really wish they can do something about this problem because over all this complex is in a very good location and I will be very disappointed to move but seeing how things are going, most likely I will be moving because no location is going to win me over those roaches!!!!!
Not realistic, too expensive
Great location, cheap service, unsafe maintenance, old building with roaches, really unsafe and experiensive
Hello. If you are looking for a place to call home for your family,look no further than Park La Brea. Centrally located,everything you need is within walking distance. Shopping and movies at the Grove, fresh food and delicious restaurants at the Farmers Market and groceries at Whole foods and Trader Joes ,just steps away from home. Looking for a school for your kids? Our home school Hancock Park is one of the top schools in LA Unifed school district. If you have decided to live in an apartment, what could be more perfect than walking outside with your kids into wide open parks? In addition to the great location, the apartments are spacious with super thick walls(we never hear our neighbors)and the maintenance crew is top notch. Whenever something is broken, a quick fix is just a phone call away. Add to that 24 hour security, and I don't know why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
Park LA Brea
Pros and Cons here: Price isn't too bad for area. Location is great. Farmers market across the street on one dide, LACMA on another. Kids play outside and it seems safe and peaceful here (during the day). People are drunk outside at night a lot and security disappears at night and takes lIke 20 minutes to come when cslled. People smoke right outside and it wafts into the lower units big time. Laundry is in basement past still KY garbage and only 8 washers in 156 unit tower. You have to set your alarm for dawn to wash. Elevators are constantly broken. USPS won't deliver packages here because of the elevators so they will just keep leaving "sorry we missed you" cards until you sit in the lobby one night waiting for them to find out they have a policy not to even bring the packages here due to the elevator situation. They have notified management of that but they didn't think it important to inform tenants. No A/C unless you pay way more. Floors are very old, so are cabinets etc. They don't clean corners and crevices before you move in it seems. Walls are thick so noise from Neighbors isn't bad. Units are huge. If your neighbor clogs her sink, maintenance will bust into your unit cause they are connected and the neighbor's gross food water will back up into your sink. Maintenance will even let themselves in at 11 at night. Parking spots are $65 extra (there are like 12 spots for 156 unit tower that are free and they are never open). Pool/gym access is extra per person and you have to commit to at least 6 months. They don't tell you any of this until you've signed lease. Pool is tiny. Tweekers in low income units next tower i think. They like to fight at night and tweekers on their car. Even with all the issues, it is actually a pretty good place. They use way too much water (seems like they are constantly watering) for this drought, but the greenery is very pleasant.
Park La Brea is perfectly central to LA. I can get anywhere I need to in the city in about 20 minutes or less. 10 min to Hollywood, 20 to Downtown, 20 to the westside, 30 min to the airport. Close to Whole Foods, Erewhon, Trader Joe's, CVS, LACMA, the tar pits... the location can't be beat. The neighborhood itself is quite nice also, you get the feeling of being in a small suburbia with the trees and the long streets. There are a lot of small parks within the community, a fitness center and a pool which are also awesome (pool and gym are not included with rent though). Parking can be tough, especially if you're coming home late at night. The apartments are spacious, have lots of light, and depending on your model, central AC. The laundry rooms in the basement are in serious need of an update, the washing machines and dryers are very often all taken up or dirty to the point you don't want to use them. I live in a tower unit, and although I have never had any bugs, some of my neighbors on lower floors complain about them. The elevators in my building go out weekly (although they're in the process of being modernized now to stop that problem) so expect a long wait for the elevator. Leasing and Administration are always helpful, although I find that going into the office is more efficient than a phone call/email. Maintenance is included in rent; my only complaint about maintenance is that you can't schedule a service time, they just show up whenever. They could come solve your issue same day, next day (most of the time), or in a week at any time in the day. I've requested calls to let me know when they are on their way, but that request has never been respected. tl;dr PROS: -Location!! -Amenities available -Helpful Leasing and Admin Office -Views from high floor tower units -Spacious apartments with lots of light -Neighborhood feel, lots of trees and other plants -Small parks all over the neighborhood, each has hotspot and cafe CONS: -General Parking between 8pm and 8am is rough -Subpar laundry facility -Bugs? (according to others) -Old elevators -Can't schedule maintenance work
My Heart is where this Garden Home is
This place is ACTUALLY in the heart of Los Angeles. It takes 5 minutes to walk to the Grove which includes an awesome farmer's market, 10 minute drive to Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Downtown. The Garden home itself has a spacious living room and dining room, allowing it to really feel like a home. There are beautiful courtyards surrounding every home and tower. The community center offers yoga, spin, a swimming pool and many more activities. The administrative and maintenance staff quickly responds to any issue that may arise in a timely manner and the 24 hour security patrol give me peace of mind. My favorite part is that there is PARKING in this community. It's difficult to find a place to call home in a busy city like LA, but Park La Brea manages to create a beautiful escape.
This is an amazing place to live, where 24hour securities are only a phone call a way. It's peaceful and nice neighbors always greeting each other. I feel safe my teenage daughter walking home alone after school and my 9 year old son is always making new friends out in the park day and night. But, the most amazing thing about Park La Brea apartment is the spacious and well made interior of its units. Not to mention the million dollar views and privacy it offers. The kitchen sink is made of steal that won't rust and bathtubs are clean and spacious to fit two. The livingroom walls are built with huge windows and buildings are far from each other so I usually leave windows uncovered. I felt very safe hanging out in the park right in front of my apartment late summer nights. Its the best choice I have made for my family.
I have lived in this apartment for 12 years. Although an older building it is kept up nicely. It is large hi-rise apartment with wood floors and a nice view. Grounds are well maintained and attractive. Area is very good for shopping and dining. Best of all this is a rent control building and only allows for a 4% increase each year.
Park LaBrea is the ideal peaceful living utopia escape from the chaos of Los Angeles.
The moment you drive onto the grounds, you sense you have entered into a different world like when you pass through the gates at Disneyland, you know your reality has changed, eager with excitement and anticipation of what you will find and experience. At Park LaBrea it is a labyrinth of cottage style bungalows mixed in with tall elegant towers with amenities waiting to be discovered! The saline pools, the community center, the gym, the lush gardens, the many park areas perfect for relaxing or the children's jungle gym, the tennis volleyball courts, the media center...but best yet are the tenants. Park LaBrea attracts a certain type of tenant, a peaceful, courteous, smiling, respectful group of people choosing to escape the chaos of the city within minutes by driving home and slipping into the peaceful tranquility made possible by the highly efficient management and security team that patrol the grounds 24/7. Help is just a phone call away. As the sun sets, you find people casually walking and relaxing, comfortable and secure. It is a pleasure to see how the exterior of each bungalow has been subtly customized and decorated by the inhabitant, a myriad of different tastes and styles. Unlike other stand alone apartments, living at Park LaBrea is being a member of a community where the entire grounds become your living space, a cut above the rest, an ideal model of a stress free life style where most anything you could possibly need or want is within minutes of walking or driving and that is the key, the proximity of everything provides you with the most valuable resource, time. Time to shop, run errands, exercise, relax, unwind and live a complete holistic well being life right in the heart of Los Angeles, right next to the world famous Farmers Market, Grove Shopping Center, Pan Pacific Park, and LACMA. The whole picture, the complete package is the closest to utopia as anyone can possibly get!
Great location and solid amenities
Park La Brea Apartments are a great option if you want to live in an accessible part of Los Angeles. It's situated within walking distance to the Grove, Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Whole Foods, and countless other shops. The facilities are relatively clean and well maintained, though some parts of the grounds seem kind of abandoned and sketchy (e.g. stairwells and the parking garage). The best part of living here (aside from the location) are the facilities - two salt water pools, a fitness center, and even a hair salon. These facilities aren't 5-star by any means, but they are great to have so close by and conveniently located. It can be a kind of confusing maze to get used to since the complex is so large, but once you figure it out everything is rather accessible. Definitely an apartment worth looking into.
Not worth it.
The only reason to move into Park La Brea is for the location. You're one street over from Wilshire and you're half a mile from The Grove. Forget about getting to the any freeway in a timely manner though... the whole city is packed. I lived in a tower apartment. Things to consider: single pane windows, A/C doesn't work well, neighbors can be heard through the walls, bugs, elevators that break down frequently. Overall, not worth the amount you're paying. Scrounge up another couple hundred dollars and move to The Villas. You'll thank me.
Park La Brea Tower Review
Park La Brea has towers (12 floor buildings) and town houses. The towers have large living room windows with relaxing views out of the window. My 2 bedroom apt is 1100 sq feet. The kitchen is not open; it has its on wall separating from the living room. The master bedroom has a bathroom with windows (useful for people with mold allergies) and a walk-in closet which comes with a built-in dresser and a mirror. The other bedroom is slightly smaller but fits a cal king sized bed, nightstands, and a study table. It has a regular closet and two moderate size windows. The whole place is carpeted except for the kitchen and the 2 restrooms. We did not have any bug problems in the unit. Our unit has an exceptional air flow due to it being higher up. Con: our carpet wasn't new; there were spots all over the carpet that started appearing as soon as we moved in. Gym and pool has additional charges on top of the rent. The laundry is located in the basement of each tower next to trash bins. The elevators are notoriously slow. Reserved parking is also a separate fee from the rent, but street parking is available at first come basis. Pro: The neighborhood is great: grove mall, LACMA museum, farmer's market, and Hancock Park Elementary School.
Ups & Downs Litteraly
Park La Brea has become a nice well maintained community. Two bedroom tower apt is spacious. Rarely hear neighbors except for front door noise. However the elevators tend to have issues which can be a real pain when living on the 10th floor. Even with new elevators! And don't bring oversized furniture, would fit in apartment but not elevator! When they say measure they mean it. Overall I like PLB.
Miracle Mile Miracle
This building (and the complex) definitely has it's ups and downs. The elevator never seems to work, but I also have a ton of square footage for the price I pay per month. The maintenance staff never make it to the apartment, but security is friendly and courteous. The grounds are well maintained and beautifully landscaped, but the buildings themselves can be a touch out of date. I can't complain too much. It feels safe, it's spacious, and it's right in the Miracle Mile, so there are a ton of restaurants, grocery stores, shopping centers, museums and bars all around. You could definitely do worse than Park La Brea.
Park La Brea
The location is fantastic but the building is average. So happy that the elevators are finally being updated—a very much needed change. I will continue living here due to the amazing price as well
We dealt with minor cockroach issues from the date of move-in, but after our first winter fumigation we felt the problem was controllable enough that we would be able to manage (though we did spend hundreds of dollars ourselves on managing the issue, in addition to the management provided by PLB). However, the problem became worse in summer and despite two fumigations in a three-week period, the problem continued to worsen. The cockroaches in our unit were particularly enormous and kept us up at night because of their loud scuttling across the bedroom. Our seven-month lease is a few weeks from ending, but we ultimately vacated several weeks ago because we could not sleep at night. We (engaged couple) are now staying at my parents' house while we look for a new apartment. We had numerous (approximately 50 through a school program) friends at varied garden units and towers throughout Park La Brea, and while the "activity" level varied, every single person had pest problems. One girl had rats that ate half a loaf of bread left accessible on the counter. It is a shame because the units look nice and the location is difficult to beat-- if we had been able to eradicate the pests, we might have seriously considered staying for years to come. However, obviously we will not be able to.
Great Location and Views in the Heart of Los Angeles
I was nervous renting from such a large complex, but after viewing over 20 complexes within 10 blocks of Park La Brea, I found it was very competitively priced for the area, I live in a tower apartment: Pros: Square footage: On average these apartments are about 100-300 square feet larger than others nearby for the same price Upgraded apartments: They have re-done some apartments, I was happy to get one with AC and a washer/dryer in the unit Cabinets/closets: Plenty of storage space/built in storage Overall layout: It's not a box, there's a lot of light and great views Cons: Elevators: Only one elevator was working when I moved in and the hallways are hot - wait times were long Parking: Covered parking is a bit of a trek Bathroom: Small and no counter space. Vents connect to other apartments - sometimes you get strange smells Noise Level: It's the city and the windows are old so even on the upper floors you will hear kids playing/sirens/loud cars etc I hear my neighbors every once in a while, but haven't had any trouble with bugs or maintenance requests - things I was nervous about when I decided to move in. It feels safe with security around, and in general other residents are friendly.
Nice lifestyle nice neighborhood love the amenities love the closeness to shops
Living in the heart of Miracle Mile
What sold me on Park La Brea was the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, garbage disposal & fantastic counter tops. Being a profound foodie where I live needs to have a good kitchen. The whole unit gets tons of natural light. Biggest gripe is that the tower windows have no screens on them to keep out the bugs. Maintenance has always been on top of things when called. Another downside to the complex is being charged for the other amenities such as parking, pool & gym.
Easy to move in, but lots of people
First off, the staff here has been excellent in my experience. Any time I've had to call in a repair request, I've gotten it taken care of quickly. Also, you can set up everything through Park LaBrea's website, so moving in was a breeze. Now to the bad parts. This is a complex that has some 4,400 units. It means it's going to be loud at times. You're going to live in a cluster of 12-story buildings, so you're going to hear garbage trucks every morning. My apartment is a little louder that others because I'm close to the entrance of the building. I have yet to have noise issues with a tenant, because the walls and floors are very thick, but every so often a guest will sit out in the parking lot and let you enjoy their musical tastes at high volume. Crime: I have had no incidents in the parking lots/property, but I do not own a car. The only problem I've experience have been people getting into mail that gets left by your mailbox. The property is immense, and there are things like a pool, juice bars, and even a hair salon. It's right next to the Grove, LACMA, tar pits, so there are plenty of things to do and see. I am a current resident and have been here for 2 years.
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no guess parking at night. It is loud and the windows dont block the sounds
Park la Brea Tower Apartment
I believe it is worth noting that I lived in a tower apartment since this complex has both tower apartments and garden apartments. Overall, my stay wasn't terrible, but it also wasn't worth staying. I did not choose to renew my lease at the end of its term because I felt the rent was too high for what you get. I payed for a 12th floor apartment over looking down town. It had both a washer and dryer in the unit as well as central A/C. I assume the apartment has a flat rate for rent, but we payed extra for our view and the other amenities. First of all, the windows are only single pane... why does this matter?... the A/C did not cool the apartment down past 83 degrees and sirens and cars and children could be heard as if I lived on the 1st floor. Paying extra for the view was worthless since I needed to cover every window with black out curtains to help bring the temperature down in my apartment. Others have mentioned a bug/rat problem. I did come across one rat while taking the garbage down to the basement and though I placed bug bait around the apartment, I would still find an occasional cockroach running across the counter. But why should you trust me? Maybe I keep my apartment really dirty and gross... I don't... it's just an old complex with many tenants per tower. Guest parking... what is this word you speak of? There isn't such a thing. I did have to pay for a space in a garage which ran me an extra $70 per month (you can choose cheaper spaces, some as low as $35 per month). I also read about the elevators breaking down... that is 100% something to expect. We usually always had one out of commission due to a resident move in/out or one being broken down. Three times in my year long stay, I experienced both elevators being down at the same time. Not a big deal if you live on the first or second floor, but I lived on the 12th. It is worth mentioning that Park la Brea is not handicapped accessible. the only entrance with a ramp leads down to the elevators in the basement and there is zero handicap parking. Definitely not okay. Overall, the only reason to consider PLB is for the cheaper rent and the location. If you don't need to live here, try searching other places.
Hidden Gem In Upscale Neighborhood
Park La Brea is a haven for rest, it is a place you can call home. It is a city within a city, you can choose to reside at the modern high rise Towers or at the Garden Town houses. Whichever you prefer you'll feel comfortable and safe with guardhouses at every gate entrance and visible security officers patrolling every where, every time. It is practically situated across the World famous The Grove, walking distance to LACMA , The Tar Pits , popular museums , and restaurants. School is a plus too , can't get any closer than where it is. Imagine living just a stone's throw away from a tourist destination , while others have to travel miles or even the skies , just to have a feel of this upscale neighborhood. Residents get to enjoy the pools, the gym, the Multimedia Theater, several parks within this Park, as it's perfect for jogging, walking, cycling and running any time from dusk til dawn. Several patios have playgrounds for kids too. The cafés are very convenient for breakfast til late afternoon snack , you'll love the business and activity centers with function rooms available for private meetings and celebrations. Parking is abundant especially during the day, but you are also given the option to rent a reserved covered area in nearby blocks. Repairs if needed are quick and reliable. Service people are trustworthy and courteous. The community is clean, always manicured and beautifully maintained. I can go on and on in adoration. It's always a joy coming home to this place. If you have a taste for beauty, enjoy an elegant lifestyle , particular with safety and practical in getting your hard earned money's worth, then look no further you wont regret being a resident of Park La Brea Luxury Apartments.
Lots of good, and an equal amount of shenanigans
I moved to Park La Brea in Dec of 2014 on my birthday. I was late coming to leasing office because of an accident on the freeway, and after much debate, the leasing office decided to hold its doors open for me so that I could spend my birthday night in my first out-of-college apartment. I can never thank them enough. My girlfriend and I moved into a garden level apartment with a perfect location just door steps away from The Grove. We are in a top-floor unit with partial views of the Hollywood hills, a retro kitchen straight out of the 60's, and a nice air conditioner unit for the living room. I love the apartment. It is always bright, it's never too too loud (except when the school across the street has an event going on), maintenance is usually very quick to fix a problem, and the location is beyond perfect with parking as close as my doorstep. That being said, the negatives are that rent for some are a little pricey, having to pay for the pool and gym at the price they want is ridiculous, and there are a lot of bugs. My apartment gets mostly spiders, but i have heard that the towers are pretty prone to roaches. All n' all., I do not regret my choice of living at Park La Brea. I think for the location and how nice the actual apartment is, it cant be beat.
The apartment is more a townhome. Two floors, two bedrooms but, unfortunately, one bathroom. We have a washer/dryer which is fantastic. Although, we pay extra. The bottom floor seems to always stay just the right temperature but the upstairs bathroom and master bed needs a little help with being cool or warm. We have a nice front patio that catches the sun in the morning and a back patio that gets hit in the afternoon. A nice grassy quod that is a more of group playground for the kids. The walking index is in the 90's. Walking distance to the movies, shops, grocery stores, restaurants, Pan Pacific Park, LA Fitness and LACMA. Pretty much everything is close or a short ride. Maintenance is pretty good. Area stays well manicured. Security gate. Neighborhood is improving. Overall, not bad.
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It's a perfect location because everything is walking distance. But the buildings are old so you deal with elevator brake downs. The office is a bit lazy and can be difficult to deal with at times. They are slow to fix things, but they normally get them done with in the month. It's a bit over priced because so many people want to live here, but the community is very beautiful. You have to pay extra for a gym membership which sucks. But there are two cafes and a movie theater all in the community. The security has always been really good and nice with me.
You gotta be optimistic/realistic.
Okay, so clearly Park La Brea is a huge complex in the middle of a busy city. YES, there will be parking problems. NO, it is not going to be dirt cheap. And with them being over 50 years old there's bound to be some issues. But, I have searched high and low and nowhere in the area have I found this amount of space and this view (Hollywood Hills, anyone), for this price! I'm going on my third year here and they're fixing the elevators, a much needed repair. If you wanna go all out, get the signature versions. If you can stand older appliances and one air conditioning unit, you're definitely saving around $500. It's Los Angeles, you're in a safe neighborhood for a price that works between two working people. For me, this place was a win!
Needs new Management
This apartment community has so much potential. Unfortunately, with the size of the community, it is impossible to help all their residents. From the move in, repairs and simple requests, they have let us down. It is sad that the amount of space and seclusion that this community offers, it is not being met with it's greatest possible potential. Hopefully a new management company can come in and buy out PLB and update every building (willing to take the financial risk and toll), making sure that future residents feel safe and valued.
Spacious Apartment in wonderful location!!
This apartment is in one of the best, safest, fun locations in Los Angeles!! There are good places to hang around just walking distance!! So no hassle of driving in busy LA traffic to have fun :) This complex is huge and offers good options from studio to 3 bedroom apartments and also have wonderful garden apartments which gives an even more homely feeling!! Would defiantly recommend checking out this place before renting anywhere else in LA. This is centrally located and convenience drive to any public, touristy places. There's a lot to do around.You won't need to think much or get bored here :)
Review of Park La Brea
Great location, doesn't feel like you're in L.A. Safe community and quiet living in the garden cottages.
Park La Brea
Lived here for 11 years. Love the location, park-like environment, my neighbors and how quiet it is in my apartment right in the middle of everything in LA. I'm a quick walk to The Grove, LACMA and so much more. Tons of things to do even on the property. My apartment itself is really nice too.
Highly Desirable Location Between the Grove & LACMA
Our townhouse style garden apartment is surrounded by grass & trees but just steps from every urban convenience. This is Location, Location, Location with a capital L. The apartment itself is loaded with character with lovely floor to ceiling French windows downstairs and hardwood tile floors throughout. The master bedroom is humungous with better than average closet space and lots of light. There are three parks within the gated community along with a dry cleaner and a couple of cafes. For an additional monthly fee you can use the gorgeous pool area as well as the gym. And because the community is gated with 24 hour security, you can walk or jog or walk your dog with peace of mind. I love living here at Park La Brea where I can pop over to the art museum, Farmers Market or walk trendy Third Street anytime I please. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Not worth what I am paying
The only good thing about my apartment is that it has a washer and dryer in the unit. The fridge that we cannot get rid of keeps on leaking brown water all over the floor. All the windows do not have screens on them so insects and bugs and even birds fly into the apartment all the time. The elevators are constantly breaking down. To have a parking spot, I am needing to pay a monthly fee. I am also needing to pay a fee if I want to use the pool and gym each month. The people in the complex are always very loud and I work hours on end. When I have a guest come over and have to reserve a visitor spot, there always seems to be a car parked in there and takes hours for the complex to do anything about it. We also just had a case of bed bugs in the apartment. We have had to call maintenance almost twice a month in the 1.5 years that I have lived there. Only reason I havent left is that I cannot afford to live on my own, and me and my roommate didnt want to move to a new place year to year.
Affordable Rent/Terrible Service
I've lived at Park La Brea for one year and I wouldn't recommend it. It does have its pros though (along with many, many cons). Pros: GREAT location as it is walking distance to The Grove, Trader Joe's, many restaurants. Affordable rent. Safe neighborhood. Cons: insect infestations, specifically with cockroaches and rodents if you live in a garden apartment. Filthy, no matter how hard you try to clean it will always remain filthy. Things constantly break - in my one year my shower broke twice and my kitchen sink broke twice. If you attempt to call the maintenance department to fix something it will take two weeks to a few months. For example, when my shower broke I begged them to come ASAP so I could shower for work still, they came five days later. Put a work order in for the kitchen sink, two weeks. And other minor fixes either took months or haven't been fixed yet. You can't get in contact with anyone if you have an issue you need resolved, no one answers the main line, and you end up getting stuck talking to a call center not even on-site. The most perfect example of why I don't recommend it: I heard noises in my closet and went to investigate, and heard what sounded like nails walking on the wood floor so I assumed it was a rodent and locked it in my closet. I called patrol, they said the couldn't help and directed me to service/maintenance....after being hung up on three times before speaking to a human, a man finally took down my report and after one minute of talking he asked if that was all I needed. So asked if he could send someone that day because obviously I wouldn't be able to sleep with an animal in my closet. He informed me he was just at a call center and didn't know. I waited one hour and decided to walk to the security gate to ask patrol if they could help. The man told me there was nothing they could do and said if I called patrol back and lied and said there was a leak in my closet ruining my clothes the earliest they would possibly come would be the following morning. At this point I started tearing up and asked nicely if there was ANYONE on-site willing to help because I was too scared to even go in my apartment and didn't want an innocent animal to die either and he told me no. That was three weeks ago and no one has came to investigate yet. Moral of the story, there are over 4,000 units at Park La Brea and it is too huge for them to management properly. Or to even remotely value you as a tenant.
Area great, maintenance so-so
This place looks nice, but has an pest problem. Great location though.
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Great location. But it seems to be a little messy and outdated. Love the location though!
Park La Brea is An Oasis in Mid-Wilshire
Park La Brea is a wonderful community for families. The grounds are beautiful. The location is central, and everything you would need is within walking distance. I live in one of the garden duplexes. The grounds and homes are well maintained. The service is outstanding, and the homes are very comfortable and charming. The management offers a wonderful array of amenities. I only wish they did not make every member of the family, even a two-year-old, pay a hefty price to use the gym and the swimming pool. If I'm going to pay for those two amenities then they need a bigger and better-equipped gym and a bigger pool. Also, note water/gas/trash runs $35 a person. But all in all if you can get your apartment for a good rate - it's worth it.
1 bedroom Park La Brea
As you enter the compound, approaching your apartment, you cannot help but notice the beautiful adornment of malls, parks, museums, and restaurants around this strategically located residence. Once the door to your soon-to-be home opens, your eyes are pervaded by the irony of the painful and unaesthetic appearance of PLB's apartments. Horrible upkeep with design and renovation, I must say. The apartments are a paradox, nice on the outside, and morbid on the inside. Grayish colored halls (not to mention the smell due to poor ventilation) and very tight elevators. Old central A.C.s in some units, no microwave, weak walls and fragile doors. Failing rent systems, and incessant issues with water supply and parking availabilities. Do not be deceived by its location, for the location alone could not possibly justify its overrated rent rates.
Great price .but elevators are always broke and laundry is old and smelly plus not parking unless u get home early from work .have too pay for gym.
You get what you pay for (literally)
Park La Brea is the perfect place for a first time apartment renter! For the price you pay you are getting a lot in terms of space not so much amenities. While it is true you have to pay extra for a reserved parking spot, and the gym/pool, pricing is reasonable and still puts the total rent cost under most if not all of the apartments in the area. The apartments are spacious and have modern upgrades including granite countertops, hardwood floors and washer and dryers. The bedrooms are big and the walk in closet is to die for! The location couldn't be better either-walking distance to the grove for some quick shopping and a quick drive or uber to Hollywood, Santa Monica, even Downtown LA. While the leasing office can be a bit difficult to deal with and not very flexible once you get everything sorted out you don't have to deal with them. If you are looking for a near perfect apartment building with the option of paying for the amenities you want, look no further.
An oasis that's an acquired taste
I could write about trees crashing in the yard. I could tell you about the month it took to get the laundry room unlocked on Saturday mornings. The rusty pipes and the noisy street. How everything is a little old and a little dysfunctional. But that's not what I'm going to talk about. Because where else in LA do you get a townhouse, a 4,000 square foot garden, parquet flooring, a pool, a gym, a comparatively safe neighborhood with friendly and caring people who bother to say hello and some of the best of what LA has to offer for entertainment, culture and shopping in walking distance. Park LaBrea. It's an acquired taste!
Best in class facelity available, great car parking and very good neighbours I recommended to my friends.
They look good. I recommend that you will go and see.
The location is great and the complex looks really nice at first glance. The apartments are nicely sized and most have decent views. However, the current management is horrid. It has cut maintenance to the bone while nickel and dimeing residents for every conceivable thing. The elevators in my tower are a constant headache, and good luck with getting anything fixed inside your apartment. You have to pay extra for a parking space or park far from your building if you return home after 9:00 p.m. You have to pay extra for the gym, the pool, then for having guests to same. The lobby and hallways are dreary and dirty, the basement is disgusting. The management's latest scheme for squeezing more money out of residents is to install washers and dryers and then charge residents $150 a month for them!!! Fortunately, it is possible to refuse them, but not to refuse the the new electrical and plumbing that will be a headache and cut down on storage space. People end of moving out due to all of the above, which leads a lot of transience.
You may think that the rent is affordable. May think to live there for the amazing location. But this place is the worst place ever. Sadly i signed a 1 year contract and cant wait till my contract finish! I was fascinated by the location am the tower view! But let me tell you something about the rent! The rent doesn't cover the gym, pool or parking! You have to pay if decide to go there! Which is totally strange because all and most residential rents cover all the entertainment. Also a lot of bugs! The elevators are always broken. The worst place ever I'd rather pay a little more to live in a better and convenient place that paying on a trashy place like this.
The Best of Park La Brea
It was a year of pride living in Park La Brea. Complete amenities and a high standard of living makes me proud I was a resident of the community. It was year I came and arrive in this country, people was quiet and private, and the building staff and maintenance people were so warm and friendly.
RATS, ROACHES & TERRIBLE SERVICE
RATS. ROACHES. TERRIBLE SERVICE. That's what you get when you live at Park La Brea. They could not possibly care less about their tenants. Rats and rat droppings in the basement. Roaches in the apartment. Service requests don't get addressed for weeks or months (or ever). Choose somewhere else to call your home. This place is depressing and sucks the life out of you because you have to make such a great effort to get the smallest, most basic thing done. You have been warned!
Love love love Park La Brea!
An urban oasis in one of he best parts of Lps Angeles!
Points of Interest Near Park La Brea
Time and Distance from Park La Brea
|29 min||11.9 mi|
Los Angeles International Airport
|29 min||14.3 mi|
Long Beach-Daugherty Field Airport
|41 min||30.0 mi|
Glendale Commuter Rail (Ventura County, Antelope Valley Lines)
|27 min||9.5 mi|
Union Station Commuter Rail (Ventura County, Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91 Lines)
|24 min||9.8 mi|
Neighborhood - Mid-Wilshire
Known for being densely populated and the most diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire, or Midtown, is often cited for its world-class museums, shopping and restaurants. It nestles in the heart of a mix of some of Los Angeles' most eclectic enclaves: Fairfax and Hancock Park sit in the north, Koreatown to the east, Mid-City to the south and Beverly Grove runs into it from the west. Mid-Wilshire houses sub-neighborhoods, including Little Ethiopia and Miracle Mile, each with its own flavor and liveliness. Its roughly 50,000 residents are normally over 25 and educated citizens; its fast-pace attracts those looking for a business savvy and bustling pocket, as the area acts as a rich melting pot of L.A. culture.
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