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: $950.
↑ This Westlake studio apartment has been recently remodeled, as evidenced by those hardwood floors and stainless steel kitchen appliances. The kitchen's granite counters and fridge are a nice touch for this price point. In addition to what appears to be wall-mounted air conditioning, there's also a ceiling fan right in the middle of the main living space. Rent is $975.
↑ Just about a block away from the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, this little first floor studio has a lot to offer. In addition to close access to malls, the unit has a surprisingly large kitchen for a studio (though there aren't any granite counters or stainless steel appliances). It also has "Carpet and vinyl flooring throughout" and only offers street parking, unfortunately. At least there's on-site laundry? Rent is $925.
↑ Don't get too excited by this exact replica of a genuine grandma's apartment: the photos are just a typical unit in this boldly-colored Panorama City building, but the description paints a pretty clear word-picture of the place up for grabs. The one-bedroom unit has new wood floors, an eat-in kitchen, and a spacious bedroom. The complex has a pool and on-site laundry, as well as parking. Rent is $975.
↑ South of Koreatown and east of Mid-City there's Arlington Heights and this studio apartment with "trendy" decor (read: horizontal gray stripes on some of the walls). The unit has laminate wood floors, a nice kitchen with a tiled backsplash, and an "office nook," all inside a fairly charming-looking apartment building. The rent is $1,025.
↑ Located in a "garden style" apartment building in Koreatown, this studio comes with laminate wood floors and a full kitchen (look at that tiny stove!), and will accept some pets with a deposit. The building has "lush gardens" and on-site laundry too. Rent is $1,045.
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