Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for around 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: $2,200.
↑ This house off La Brea in West Adams is going to give the rest of the rentals a run for their money in the voting section. Not only does it have two bedrooms, one bathroom, two gated parking spots, a new dishwasher, hardwood floors, and a backyard with fruit trees, but the interior also looks like an Apartment Therapy feature waiting to happen. The rent is $2,200.
↑ Stop the search: this two-bedroom townhouse-style apartment in Sawtelle includes central air. Sounds like without it you might swelter in this "Very bright apartment!", as lots of natural light often means "gets pounded by the sun all day." There's gated parking, on-site laundry, and the landlord pays for water and the complex's gardener. Rent is $2,195.
↑ The all-caps listing for this West Hollywood unit should get you pumped to live here. It's got new everything—kitchen, appliances, air conditioning, bathroom with "rainshower"—and it's got a new washer/dryer installed in the unit. All this and one covered parking space for $2,250.
↑ Taking it very far east, this Pasadena two-bedroom is close to CalTech and just far enough off the nearby main drags to be pretty quiet. The parking situation is underground and the laundry is on-site. There are laminate wood floors and lots of closet space, plus a cute little courtyard. Rent is $2,300 a month.
↑ Those high ceilings! That exposed brick! This 1,040-square-foot lofty joint in Downtown—a block away from Bunker Hill—has big windows, a large kitchen, air conditioning, and a bathtub in its one bathroom. There is no mention of parking, but as the listing reminds us, public transit is nearby. Rent is $2,300.