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What $2,000 Rents You in Los Angeles Right Now

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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: $2,000.

↑ "The needle glides on your Stan Getz vinyl as you kick off your shoes and prep the hors d'oeuvres to entertain your guests," begins the listing for this one-bedroom near Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside in Los Feliz. The art-yuppie pandering ends there, and thank goodness. The 800-square-foot condo is a stand-out in its own right, with on-site laundry, a gated parking space, a marble-ous bathroom, laminate wood floors, and a sizable balcony that overlooks trees and green grounds—a better view than most first-floor units out there. Rent is $2,000.


↑ This clean, one-bedroom unit in Santa Monica has a newish looking kitchen with nice countertops, wood floors everywhere except the kitchen, and a normal bathroom. It's also less than a mile away from the beach, which kind of changes everything and makes it seem 100 times better. Rent is $1,995.


↑ This little one-bedroom is a ray of sunshine in Toluca Lake. Newly remodeled, it has granite countertops, two wall A/C units, a custom closet, hardwood floors, a private parking spot, and a garage for storage. It's pet-friendly and has an enclosed front yard for them. There are three other little houses on the lot; this one rents for $1,950.


↑ This one-bedroom guest house at the foot of the Hollywood Hills has about 300 square feet of patio deck. Inside, there's a fireplace, a simple kitchen ("not for the chefs -more for those who like to be served"), and a fancy limestone bathroom with side-by-side sinks. There's a walk-in closet in the bedroom, and laundry is on-site and free, but shared with the main house. Rent is $2,100.


↑ Attention members of AARP: this one's for you. Just a block away from where most of the action is, this Little Tokyo one-bedroom is available only to people over 55 years old. The pristine unit has a lovely balcony, a fireplace, two bathrooms, a kitchen with granite countertops, and access to the building's heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool. The central courtyard grounds include a Japanese rock garden and a koi pond. There's also a dedicated parking space. Rent is $2,095.

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