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What $2,250 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: $2,250.

↑ There's a lot going for this one-bedroom in South Park's Luma building. It's a modest 710 square feet, but it gives the illusion of oh-so-much more space. Large windows help with that, and look, there's even some foliage to be seen from your new home. The kitchen has a dishawasher and stainless steel appliances, and the bathroom is "generous in size," so don't even worry about it. In-unit laundry and one parking space are part of the deal here. Rent is $2,200.


↑ Are you a prospector? Because you just found a gem. You could shoot engagement photos in those windows. This two-bedroom Fairfax apartment isn't just a pretty face. Oh no, it's got substance: high ceilings, in-unit laundry, a lot of space (1,250 square feet), a dishwasher, tile counters in the kitchen, and off-street parking. Rent is $2,295.


↑ Don't miss this chance to live that sweet, sweet two-story life. Mad at your partner or roommate? Retreat to a completely different floor of your home! This two-bedroom townhouse in Pasadena, just south of Colorado Boulevard, offers a chance for that ultimate luxury. In-unit laundry, a fireplace, and a walk-in closet are all there too. And yeah, the kitchen's a little older, but did we mention there are two parking spaces assigned to this unit? Pretty great perk. Rent is $2,250.


↑ If charming retro amenities make your knees weak, we hope you are near a chair. This Miracle Mile two-bedroom has some of the most adorable built-in bookcases ever and would you look at that stove? The apartment dates to the 1920s, but not everything is original—the flooring is all new, there's wall-mounted air conditioning, and the bathtub's been reglazed. On-site laundry and a covered, off-street parking space are, we assume, also more recent features. Rent is $2,350.


↑ Who doesn't enjoy a cozy Craftsman? This one in western Hollywood is actually kind of little—it only has one bedroom—but it's been recently redone and, from the looks of it, recently repainted. It comes with hardwood floors and air conditioning, but you're going to have to bring your own washer and dryer to take advantage of the hook-ups inside. Rent is $2,195.

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