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: $1,150.
↑ This nine-unit complex looks a bit like something out of an old Western, but it's probably not because they don't film a lot of Westerns in Leimert Park. The one-bedroom apartment up for grabs here is on the second floor and has recently undergone an "extreme rehabilitation." Likely-laminate wood floors (so shiny!), ceiling fans, and all-new kitchen appliances are all part of the package. Rent is $1,150.
↑ It's only 450 square feet, but this cozy East Hollywood apartment at least has one bedroom, a kitchen with granite countertops, new hardwood floors, and wall-mounted air conditioning in the bedroom. Rent is $1,100.
↑ This Van Nuys one-bedroom knows how to make a space seem larger: mirrors. At least, that's one explanation for why the kitchen and the living room both have mirrored walls. In addition to a large reflective surface, the slim kitchen has granite countertops, those glass cubes from the 1990s, and a stove and fridge; the unit also comes with air conditioning and reserved parking. Rent is $1,195.
↑ This one-bedroom unit is pretty close to where South Pasadena meets Alhambra, in a nice, residential area near a park. So, basically suburbia. The unit doesn't look great in these candid pictures, but candids rarely catch anyone at their best. It's a tiny place, for sure, but it's got a stove, garage parking, air conditioning, hardwood floors, and on-site laundry. Rent is $1,100.
↑ It doesn't have a lot of charm, but this Koreatown studio has parking and that counts for a lot. It's fairly large-looking, as studios in this range go, and has good-sized windows that keep that "I live in a box" feeling at bay. Tenants here will also find two walk-in closets, new wood floors, and new tile in the kitchen and bathroom. Rent is $1,195.