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: $1,700.
↑ If that kitchen had cheeks, we'd pinch 'em. What a cutie, with that tile and lacy under-cabinet detailing! Even the ordering-out types who will never use the kitchen for anything except making coffee can at least appreciate that this one-bedroom in Miracle Mile comes with one garage parking space, which is plenty rare for an apartment in these parts. Hardwood floors, a formal dining room, lots of storage space, and hook-ups for in-unit laundry (if you don't have a washer/dryer at your disposal, there's onsite laundry, too.) Rent is $1,750.
↑ This Echo Park listing is as insufferable as the pad is totally cool and comfortable-looking. The first two paragraphs of the listing are about all the music festivals and yoga in the immediate vicinity, but it's not this one-bedroom apartment's fault, now is it? The whole property was recently redone "in an eco-friendly manner but still keeping it's sleek & hip mid-century design," so the floors are reclaimed birch wood, and there are new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen (along with custom cabinets and white quartz counters). (No mention of the parking situation, though.) Rent here is $1,750.
↑ The front unit of this duplex in Van Nuys has two bedrooms, laminate wood floors, recessed lighting, a kitchen with a good amount of cabinet space, and provides on-site laundry and off-street parking. All that's wrapped up in a homey little 800-square-foot package. Rent is $1,650.
↑ Not sure what exactly makes this first-floor one-bedroom in Los Feliz "NY-Style," but not knowing—that hint of mystery—only adds to the more tangible assets of this apartment: a big front window, ceiling fans, crown moldings, and (unfortunately, not pictured) "custom stone floor & stone walls around [the] tub" in the bathroom. Parking is listed as available, meaning they're probably going to charge for it, but at least it's there, right? There's also laundry on the premises and cat-friendliness. Rent is $1,725.
↑ This one-bedroom, upstairs apartment in the northern part of South Pasadena has large windows, "retro-upgraded" kitchen and bathroom (what does that mean?!), wood floors, a new dishwasher, lots of storage space, a dining room, and covered parking. Rent is $1,700.