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: $1,000.
↑ On the line between Westlake and Koreatown, this lovely upper-level studio apartment is "BRAND NEW INSIDE": new wood floors, bathroom tile, and kitchen cabinets. The unit has two closets and double-paned windows to help cut down on any street noise. As far as amenities go, the complex has on-site laundry, but no parking for tenants, so it's street parking or nothing. Rent is $1,100.
↑ The listing for this Hollywood studio appears to actually be for two, equally priced studios, but judging by the kitchens alone, one is slightly more appealing than the other. Both apartments have a full kitchen, though one has retro white cabinets and a pastel-tiled counter, while the other looks like the kitchen in the break room of a sad office. A stove and fridge are included, as is access to the on-site laundry room. Just a few blocks away from Santa Monica Boulevard, the apartments each rent for $1,095.
↑ The Valley is always ready with a housing option that offers a little bit more for the money than apartments over the hill. This top-floor studio apartment in Van Nuys is no exception. Right off the bat, the place is giving you off-street parking, a community pool, and a balcony. Probably not going to have a spectacular view from this three-story building but it's the fact that it's there at all. This "newly remodeled" unit has a full kitchen (they're throwing in the microwave, guys!), air conditioning, and some very light carpet. Rent is $995.
↑ Holding out for living quarters with bungalow vibes? Hold out no more. At 700 square feet, this one-bedroom unit in Pico-Union is ready to deliver 1940s cuteness. The apartment has front and rear entrances and what look like coved ceilings in the front room. The kitchen has a tiled counter and a utilitarian stainless steel sink. Sounds like there isn't any off-street parking or on-site laundry, though. Rent is $975.
↑ Not far from the Vermont/Beverly Red Line and practically on the 101 Freeway, this very vibrantly-painted building in East Hollywood holds a very normal-looking white studio apartment. The apartment has new carpet, "huge closets," and a full bathroom. The fridge is included with the apartment, and the building has laundry facilities. Rent is $1,095.
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