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: $2,200.
↑ This two-story, two-bedroom townhouse in Studio City shares the neighborhood with "1-2 million dollar homes." The unit has one and a half bathrooms, with the half bathroom conveniently located on the first floor. Perks here include a wetbar, wood floors, central air, and access to the smallish pool in the complex. A word about appliances: The dishwasher and stove are included, but the fridge is not, though there is one available for purchase. They'll also sell you a washing machine, to use with the upstairs laundry hookups, if needed. (It's not totally necessary, though: there are on-site laundry facilities, too.) The landlords will consider your small, under-25-pound pet with an extra deposit. Rent is $2,195.
↑ This Fairfax one-bedroom is just a short walk away from the Pan-Pacific Park and The Grove and advertises itself as "art deco styled." The apartment features a lofted bedroom atop a fancy-looking, dramatic staircase that appear to have a little Juliet balcony overlooking the living area. The pad boasts 10-foot windows, and a kitchen that, while not huge, is at least totally renovated and decked out with stainless steel appliances. There's on-site laundry but no mention of the parking situation. (No news is not often good news.) The listing may be using old copy that says the rent is just $1,995, because the advertised rate is $2,150.
↑ This two-bedroom condo in Burbank may not be in the hottest neighborhood, but it's roomy (over 1,000 square feet) and outfitted with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and it has a pool in the complex. There's also a fireplace, which, while nice, probably isn't to useful this time of year, and a small, awesome private patio. Rent is $2,195.
↑ This little one-bedroom bungalow is basically what people daydream about when they daydream about moving to Los Feliz. Newly remodeled and cute as a damn button, this 550-square-foot place manages to fit a dishwasher and fridge with an ice-maker into its compact kitchen, and there's a washer and dryer somewhere in the unit, too. It's like that bag in Mary Poppins. Compete against your neighbors in the other four little houses for one of the three single-car garages (available for an extra fee). Rent is $2,195.
↑ This one-bedroom apartment in Pasadena, just south of Colorado on Lake, is walking distance to a roster of fun stuff, including a Laemmle movie house, the Vroman's bookstore, and an Urth Caffe. The apartment is yellow, but don't hold that against it. It also has in-unit laundry, granite counters, and a little bar-style seating area attached to the kitchen. The complex has a gym, a lovely pool, and a "screening room." Rent is $2,250.
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