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What $1,450 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: $1,450.

↑ Close enough to the Gold Line for it to be convenient but far enough away for the train sounds to likely be muffled, this large one-bedroom duplex apartment (1,000 square feet) in South Pasadena has hardwood floors, original windows, a shared backyard, and that cute bungalow porch. There are built-in cabinets and shelves in the dining room, two walk-in closets in the house (one in the bedroom), and a hook-up for laundry. Rent is $1,500.

↑ Just 425 square feet may not seem like a lot, but maybe that's all some people need. This Santa Monica studio right on Lincoln near Montana has a pretty sweet location and comes with air conditioning, which is a bonus considering the unit's already pretty much at the beach. The "Quiet building!!!" doesn't seem to offer parking, which isn't great, but no apartment's perfect, right? Rent is $1,495.

↑ This peppy one-bedroom in western Hollywood is really winning hearts with that lovely green tile backsplash in the kitchen. Air conditioning, wood floors, and on-site laundry aren't bad either. The landlords will "consider" pets with a deposit, but there's only street parking available, so people with a pet and a car are going to have to make some choices. Rent is $1,400.

↑ Close to the Expo Line and not too far from the 10 Freeway either, this Baldwin Hills two-bedroom is also close to the soon-to-be-revamped Baldwin Hills Shopping Center and to a couple large green spaces—Jim Gilliam Park and the Kenneth Hahn State Rec Area. At just under 1,000 square feet, the unit has two bathrooms, carpet, and newly redone counters. Rent is $1,495.

↑ With a frighteningly warm winter behind us and a spring that seems to be carrying on the trend, the pool in the apartment complex of this West Hollywood one-bedroom is looking like a pretty solid bonus. The upper-floor space has wood floors almost everywhere, on-site laundry, and parking. Rent is $1,550.

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