Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Los Angeles neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Our friends at Zumper have helped us out finding listings for today's price: $1,900.
↑ Just far enough off the main drag to be quiet, but close enough to make you think you could walk to bars is this 900-square-foot apartment on top of a hill in Echo Park. The unit's got two bedrooms and one bathroom, all charmingly painted with white accents, and has a new white-tile backsplash in the kitchen. Unfortunately, it has but one parking space, which will likely pit roommates against each other. Rent's $1,895 a month.
↑ The good news is, it's a house in a nice neighborhood. Granted, it's a really little house (one-bedroom, one-bathroom), but there's a patio and laundry room in the back. Come on, what do you want for this price in Venice? Additionally, to ease your mind about renting an obviously older house, the listing says it has new plumbing and wiring. Pet-owning smokers take heed: neither is allowed here. The rent on this cozy little place is $1,875 a month.
↑ The street's quiet and there are only seven other units sharing the building with this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. Bonus: It's just a few blocks south of Sunset and Vine, meaning you don't have to worry about finding parking at the Arclight anymore. The apartment's an upstairs unit, too, with its own balcony (not much of a view, though). You get one tandem parking space with your $1,850-a-month rent.
↑ Located right next to the Little Tokyo Gold Line station, this one-bedroom apartment (735 square feet) in the Savoy complex has a private balcony and, if the photos don't lie, may come with a Swiffer. Residents also have use of the pool, gym, spa, and rooftop deck. Rent will set you back $1,800 a month.
↑ This front unit in a Sawtelle duplex a few blocks south of Santa Monica Boulevard was remodeled within the last four years to have fancy granite counter tops, a new stove, and a new bathroom (there are two bedrooms and just the one bath). The landlord pays for water and a gardener. Fancier! The only possible trade-off is that the drive might not accommodate "larger" vehicles, so Hummer owners might want to skip. The rent is $1,945 a month.
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