Back in February, with the writing on the wall that Highland Park is already deep into its gentrification, we set about trying to find "the next Highland Park." Curbed readers voted on the neighborhoods they thought were most ripe for a rebirth and throughout Rookie Roosts Week we'll be surveying potential starter homes in some of those neighborhoods--in up and coming areas, first-time buyers can get more bang for their buck, before waves of yogurt and yoga places drive home prices up. First to Mid-City, where Zillow puts the median sales price for January at $438,800.
2107 S. La Brea Ave.
Square feet: 1,118
Extras: Backyard, dining room, built-ins, updated kitchen, breakfast room, separate laundry room
1506 S. Redondo Blvd.
Square feet: 1,262
Extras: Recent remodel, backyard
1636 S. Fairfax Ave.
Square feet: 1,838
Extras: Backyard, dining room, fireplace
5848 W. Olympic Blvd. #102
Price: $499,000 with $350/mo. HOAs
Square feet: 1,858
Extras: Dining room, wetbar, laundry room, balcony, controlled access