The entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is home to 75 miles of sunny coastline, iconic hiking trails, and exhilarating dining and nightlife experiences. Spanning the city’s vibrant, multicultural neighborhoods, Essex studio apartments in Los Angeles are ideal for first-time renters, solo renters, or couples looking to immerse themselves in the iconic LA lifestyle. In downtown, Santee Court and Avant are surrounded by rooftop bars, avant-garde restaurants and world-class restaurants. If you’re seeking the high-energy dynamic of West Hollywood, you can live the luxe life with single-room studios at The Blake and The Dylan. Wilshire La Brea in the Miracle Mile neighborhood offers a myriad of walkable options from eats to entertainment.

Offering studios up to 1,000 square feet in size, our apartments for lease are available in various design styles and range from open-concept floor plans with a smaller footprint to spacious lofts. Essex studio apartments are ideal for renters who desire to begin their next great adventure in LA with a home at a more affordable price.

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Apartment Locations

With a neighborhood to fit every lifestyle and an apartment for every personality, finding your new home has never been more exhilarating. Choose your ideal locale from vibrant Hollywood to eclectic downtown LA to coastal Marina Del Rey and enjoy the maintenance-free perks and convenient amenities of apartment living.

Burbank Santa Clarita
Los Angeles West Hollywood
North Hollywood Woodland Hill

Studio Features and Amenities

Whether you are looking for Hollywood glam or prefer a more traditional style for your home, our studio apartment floor plans are designed to match your LA lifestyle. Enjoy in-home amenities like walk-in closets, hardwood-style vinyl flooring, stainless steel appliances, and private patios or balconies. The ideal climate in Los Angeles makes outdoor living a year-round perk. Take advantage of resort-style pools and cabanas, rooftop terraces, BBQ areas and pet-friendly community amenities like on-site dog parks to soak up the Southern California sun.


What is the Layout of a Studio Apartment?

A studio apartment combines your living room, bedroom and kitchen into one open space to create a one-room apartment. While the open-concept design of a studio apartment does not include walls or partitions to section off different rooms, the floor plan includes space for a bed and living area, as well as separate closet and bathroom space. Check out our blog on how to divide a studio apartment into multiple rooms for some helpful advice. If you choose to live in an apartment community or rental property, your studio apartment may include smart home features, an outdoor patio or balcony, and access to the community’s pool and fitness center.

How Much Does a Studio Apartment Cost?

The average rental price of a studio apartment can depend on various factor such as the location of the community you are interested in, floor plan details, on-site amenities, and upgraded appliances or in-home features. Studios are often less expensive than a one-bedroom or junior one-bedroom apartments because of the smaller square footage and lower utility bills, making them a great choice for renters looking to save on their monthly payments. For more information on studio pricing and availability, we recommend contacting a leasing agent for details.

What is a Studio Bedroom vs a One-Bedroom Apartment?

The most common difference between a studio apartment and a one-bedroom apartment is the layout of the bedroom and bathroom. One-bedroom apartments have a designated separate bedroom (and bathroom) within a greater apartment space. It will also have walls separating the bedroom from the other rooms, which may include a living room, dining room and kitchen. Studio apartments do not include separate rooms.

Other Studio Apartment Locations

If you’re interested in exploring other locations outside of Los Angeles, check out our additional studio apartment pages below. Essex offers a variety of studio apartments from San Diego to the Pacific Northwest in some of the most sought-after locations on the West Coast.

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