Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Our friends at Zumper have helped us out with five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,600.
↑ "Imagine coming home to a place where you can relax on your bed, open the sliding door, and be enchanted by the songs of birds. Place a few flowers on the balcony and chill with your favorite book while the breeze turns the pages, oh so lovely." Who wouldn't be inspired to wax poetic about a top-floor corner unit just off Hillhurst in Los Feliz? Get inspired by the on-site laundry, gated parking, walk-in closets, and laminate wood floors in this cat-friendly one-bedroom. The rent here is $1,545.
↑ Located a few blocks up Crenshaw from the Expo Line in Jefferson Park, this two-bedroom apartment in a "Spacious 1920s 4-plex" has a tile bathroom with tub and shower, laminate wood floors, energy-efficient windows, and the possibility for in-unit laundry (if you have your own washer and dryer). The unit also has access to a garage, though it's suggested as a studio space or storage since it's too slim for these modern cars. The 1,200-square-foot apartment is renting for $1,500.
↑ Whoa, this 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom unit has space to spare. Renovated to show off the original hardwood floors and crown molding, the Leimert Park apartment comes with new sinks and appliances, gleaming new tile, and a garage for a car or storage. There isn't laundry in the building, which is about the only disadvantage to this otherwise sparkling spot. "Get in now before prices go up up up!" warns the listing. It's renting for $1,650.
↑ Let's ignore that this apartment appears to have been not so much staged as it was photographed while the current tenants were briefly in the other room. The one-bedroom in Venice is a cozy 500 square feet and comes with a spacious kitchen, a shared outdoor patio, and tandem parking. It's $1,650 a month.
↑ As studio apartments go, this one in Studio City looks pretty sharp. New wood floors, a slim balcony, a walk-in closet, central air and heat, one reserved garage parking space, and a dishwasher are all part of the deal. The cat-friendly unit is renting for $1,525.