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: $1,150.
↑ Renters holding out for a chalkboard wall, your wait is over. This Glendale studio apartment is here with that coveted wall (in the kitchen), plus subway tile in the compact kitchen and laminate floors. (The photos "might not be actual unit available.") The building has been renovated and has a community patio and on-site laundry, but maybe not parking. The rent is $1,100.
↑ Just east of Los Angeles City College, this East Hollywood studio apartment is close to both LACC, the fun in the HelMel district (for the intersection of Heliotrope and Melrose), and the Red Line subway stop at Santa Monica and Vermont. There doesn't seem to be any parking at this spot, but there are a full kitchen, new laminate floors, granite counters, ceiling fans, and on-site laundry. The rent is $1,250.
↑ This studio apartment in Koreatown, just around the corner from the Wilshire/Vermont Red and Purple Line station, comes with hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, a full kitchen, on-site laundry, gated entry, and a policy of cat-friendliness. (Friendliness here defined as a $300 deposit and an additional $25 every month in pet rent.) The 1920s building also has a stylish red fire escape out front—oh, the charm! Rent is $1,195.
↑ This one-bedroom apartment in a brightly-colored apartment building in West Adams just off La Brea is laid out in what the listing calls a "modified open plan." Inside, there's a full bathroom, what look like laminate floors (the listing doesn't specify), black counters, and a fridge and stove. The building itself is gated, and has on-site laundry facilities. Rent is $1,150.
↑ Not only does this Valley Glen one-bedroom have assigned parking, but it also has a swimming pool—"surrounded by a lush tropical setting," even! The upstairs apartment for rent here has granite countertops, a new stove and microwave, a new tile floor, and wall air conditioning. Rent here is $1,150.
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