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: $1,400.
↑ Right in the armpit of the interchange where the 134 meets the 2 Freeway on the Eagle Rock/Glendale border, tucked in this cute, vintage, eight-unit building, is a two-bedroom apartment on what appears to be a nice, tree-lined street. The apartment looks fairly roomy, and has laminate wood floors, a remodeled kitchen, an overhauled bathroom, and walk-in closets in the bedrooms. On-site laundry and reserved parking make this place extra-attractive. Rent is $1,475.
↑ Yes, this studio apartment is on a kind of dodgy little stretch of Fifth Street in DTLA, right between the Pershing Square subway stop and that sometimes-sketchy 7-Eleven. But it's the slightly gritty things that make Downtown living exciting, is it not? The apartment is about 470 square feet and comes with—wait for it—a dishwasher and a washer/dryer and a fridge. It's the Holy Trinity of apartment living. (The apartment will otherwise be delivered unfurnished.) There's also a rooftop deck, a pool, and a gym. Parking is valet— free for the first two months, then $200 a month after that. Ouch. Ditch that car—buses and a subway are right next door anyway. Rent here is $1,450.
↑ "Welcome to THE VIRG!" That silly name is real, emblazoned on the front of the building in cursive. The 650-square-foot one-bedroom apartment inside the East Hollywood (Virgil Village) building is also real, and very nice. The recently renovated apartment has subway tile in the kitchen (along with new everything, including a stove and dishwasher), tile and laminate floors, air conditioning, and one parking space. There's even on-site laundry. Rent here is $1,495.
↑ Go ahead, spread your wings in this Mid-City one-bedroom: it's 940 square feet. The apartment boasts hardwood floors, maplewood cabinets, and granite counters, though it's not pictured, and the bathroom is newish and has custom tile (also not pictured). There's a one-car garage and "plenty of street parking" here. Rent is $1,400.
↑ This one-bedroom spot in the NoHo Arts District is ready for summer, with ceiling fans and central air conditioning. The apartment has a dishwasher and what appear to be laminate wood floors. Gated parking and a hot tub (no pool) are perks here too. Bonus: the 700-square-foot unit is cat-friendly, with a deposit. Rent is $1,475.
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