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What $1,300 a Month Rents You in Los Angeles Right Now

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 pet-friendly listings within $100 of today's price: $1,300.

↑ This first-floor, one-bedroom apartment in the Highland Park-adjacent Garvanza neighborhood has just been remodeled and has a "scenic balcony" facing nearby San Pascual Park. The dog- and cat-friendly unit has a mix of tile and wood floors, an updated kitchen with all-new appliances (listing photos show a dishwasher!), and access to one parking space and the complex's on-site laundry facilities. Rent is $1,245.

↑ Cats welcome at this one-bedroom in Van Nuys with no neighbors above or below the unit. The apartment comes with hardwood floors in the kitchen and living room, a brick fireplace, air conditioning and ceiling fans, off-street parking, a patio, and a "optional" fridge. All the complex's amenities—which include pools, "abundant fruit trees," and barbecues— are fair game too. Rent is $1,385.

↑ Located on a residential block of mainly (if not entirely) apartment buildings on Westlake's eastern side, this studio apartment has a fireplace, ceiling fans, and both on-site parking and laundry. In the kitchen, there are new countertops and a fridge; in the bathroom, a shower and bathtub with new fixtures all around. The complex is open to residents with dogs or cats, though there's a deposit and a monthly $50 pet rent charged. Rent without the added charges is $1,325.

↑ Yes, this studio apartment in Lake Balboa is very close to the Van Nuys Airport, but it's also a place where dog and cat owners alike are welcomed. The corner unit comes with wood floors, a dishwasher, a private balcony, gated parking, and on-site laundry. (A similar unit is featured in the photos.) Dog owners will be happy to know that the Lake Balboa Park and the huge recreation area that surrounds it are fairly close by. Rent here is $1,350.

↑ Oh man, living in this beautiful complex in Silver Lake for this price range? What's the catch? The catch is that someone is already living here; you will be their roommate. The good news is that this person describes themselves as a person in their mid-30s who works a lot and maintains "pretty clean" quarters. The room for rent in the 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment has its own bathroom, and the apartment has a "huge" backyard and deck, plus hardwood floors and updated interiors (like new counters in the kitchen). Cats are welcome, but those with dogs need not apply. Rent is $1,350.

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