Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for around a certain 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 with listings for today's price: $950.
↑ Yes, it's a bummer that you don't have more money to spend on rent, but don't be such a sourpuss about it; it's not going to be that bad. Look at this place—this studio is nice! Sure, it's just 450 square feet, but it's got a newer-looking kitchen, nice floors, and it's in a building that has some charm, despite those bars, on a street with other buildings that look similarly charming. All for just $900 a month.
↑ It may look like a run-of-the-mill, Cal State LA-adjacent East LA one-bedroom, but it's so much more. "Behind the secured entry gates of Woodbridge Village Apartments ... you will find a preserved environment, rich in natural landscape, exotic flowers, ample parking, sparkling swimming pool, gym with sauna, and quiet walkways. Enchanting sounds of nature, majestic trees and charming courtyards fill your world with tranquility." All that enchantment plus assigned parking and air conditioning make this hands-down the fanciest $950-a-month apartment you're going to find right now.
↑ This nice brick building in the Vermont Knolls area of South LA has groundfloor retail (all units are leased, so there aren't any creepy vacant spaces) and "lofts" upstairs. The one-bedroom unit we're looking at has been newly renovated, so that paint and those floors are all new. There's also gated parking, on-site laundry, and ceiling fans (but no mention of air conditioning). It is right on Vermont, but it's also just $950 a month.
↑ The listing reveals little about this studio except to say that it's a "Pretty big studio here... I think you should take a look at it... It won't be here long.. Seriously." The 550-square-foot unit in the 1927 Nob Hill Towers does not include parking (street parking only), but the building has a pretty cool rooftop deck and an elevator. Oh yes, and it's just $895 a month.
↑ Located just up Edgemont from Barnsdall Art Park, this fourth-floor studio (520 square feet) has hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and a wall with cabinets where these photos show a bar area (the cabinets are also white in the studio currently for rent, so we'll all have to use our imaginations). It doesn't sound like there's parking, but on-site laundry and all the utilities are included for $1,050 a month.