Anticipated to open in mid-2021, the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line will link the Metro C Line (Green) to the E Line (Expo), traversing South LA neighborhoods including Westchester, Inglewood, Hyde Park, Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills and Jefferson Park. If you’re a future-minded renter searching for an apartment that will offer easy access to the new transit project, consider one of these three recently built communities.

1. 4252 Crenshaw Boulevard

Developer: Universal Standard Housing
Nearest station: Leimert Park station, 0.2 miles
Priced from: $1,495 per month

4252 Crenshaw Boulevard is steps away from the under-construction Leimert Park station, in addition to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall. The development is over 85 percent leased, but a handful of studio, one-bedroom and live/work units are still available. Ranging from 281 to 405 square feet, these compact residences boast modern finishes, ample natural light and private outdoor space (as per plan).

Residents of 4252 Crenshaw Boulevard will be able to enjoy an extensive array of onsite amenities, such as a rooftop lounge with a fire pit, outdoor games area, barbecue and entertainment space, ground-level backyard garden and a convenient dog run.

2. 7403 Apartments

Developer: Steelwave
Nearest station: Westchester/Veterans station, 0.8 miles
Priced from: $1,899 per month

A 17-minute walk or four-minute bike ride from the future Westchester/Veterans station, 7403 is a luxury apartment community of spacious, open-concept residences. Choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floorplans appointed with laminate wood-look flooring, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, nine-foot ceilings, manual roller shades, full-size washers and dryers, and private patios or balconies (as per plan). Plus, for a limited time, new tenants can receive up to eight weeks of free rent.

There’s a long list of resident amenities, starting with a fully-equipped fitness center with the latest cardio machines, Queenax suspension training stations, free weights and plenty of space for mat workouts. A swimming pool and spa, a social courtyard with a barbecue, and an onsite dog run make up the laid-back outdoor amenities.

3. Eastway

Developer: CIM Group
Nearest station: Westchester/Veterans station, 1.3 miles
Priced from: $2,123 per month

Eastway is a seven-minute electric scooter ride from Westchester/Veterans station. Even closer to home, residents can explore the myriad of restaurants and retailers at Westchester Village shopping center, featuring Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, CVS, and Bed Bath & Beyond. This contemporary collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments is currently throwing in one month of free rent to attract prospective tenants.

The community offers stylish onsite amenities, including a colorful resident lounge with a kitchenette, an adjacent rooftop lounge with plenty of seating, a barbecue area and fire pit, a well-equipped fitness center, and a dog park for four-legged residents.

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