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: $2,250.
WARNING: put on some sunglasses before looking at the listing photos of this two-bedroom apartment in Montecito Heights because there is a lot of white paint—blindingly bright white paint. The spacious unit measures more than 1,000 square feet and sits on the top floor of its complex. Within its walls are central air and heat, a washer and dryer, and a dishwasher. The eventual tenant in this unit will also receive two assigned spaces, have access to the gym, spa, and pool within the complex, and receive basic cable (included in the rent). Is this heaven? Is that why things are so bright? Rent is $2,150.
There's no square footage in the listing for this two-bedroom in Hollywood, but it sure does look spacious. Each room appears to have its own heating unit, and there's supposed to be at least one ceiling fan, so right there, heating and cooling is taken care of. Just up the street from the infamous "Rock 'n' Roll Ralphs," the building offers on-site laundry and, to sweeten the deal, two side-by-side parking spaces. Rent is $2,200.
Ok, so these photos aren't the best, but this one-bedroom is in a nicely amenitized building (yoga room, gym, sauna, pool) in the rapidly developing section of Westlake near the Good Samaritan Hospital (and not far from the future site of a giant mixed-use project). The 890-square-foot end unit also comes stocked with stainless steel appliances and rent includes two parking spaces. It costs $2,350.
Coming in at 1,000 square feet, this roomy one-bedroom in the Cahuenga Pass offers a balcony, plantation shutters, built-ins all over the place, a parking space, and zero common walls with neighbors. The building's facilities include two pools, tennis courts, a "clubhouse," and a gym. It's also dog-friendly and not far from hiking opportunities. Endless activity possibilities! Rent is $2,149.
There are a lot of clothes and furniture and Asian-inspired decor elements crammed into this 720-square-foot one bedroom in the "ultra sexy Rob Clark building," but, under it all, this apartment is pretty cool. It's got a classy location, right on the border between Beverly Hills and Beverly Grove, plus in-unit laundry, a gas fireplace, and a view directly into a grouping of privacy-affording trees. Rent is $2,350.