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Los Angeles rent comparison: What $1,250 rents in LA right now

Which one would you rent?

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,250.

↑ This very compact, upper-level studio apartment (361 square feet, the listing says) is just a few blocks west of Third Street and Vermont in Koreatown. The photos only show the apartment from one angle, but it’s not that big so the pictures probably capture most of the place. The remodeled unit has a new fridge in its redone kitchen, wood floors, and on-site laundry in a vintage building. Rent is $1,350.

↑ The listing details for this one-bedroom in Van Nuys aren’t helpful, but there are enough photos to fill in the blanks. Located in a multi-story complex centered around an internal courtyard, this apartment has a decent kitchen with cabinets that appear to have been recently updated and a big empty space where a fridge should be. It’s equipped with ceiling fans and a wall-mounted air conditioning unit, and has a standard closet with double doors in the bedroom. Rent is $1,350.

↑ Look past the grass-less exterior of this bungalow court for a second and this place is actually pretty cute. It’s in a convenient spot, too—on Western between Franklin and Hollywood Boulevard, right on the Hollywood/Los Feliz border. Inside the approximately 660-square-foot, one-bedroom little detached house, there are tile floors, a little kitchen with open shelving for storage, a room-sized closet, and a grass-less but private backyard. "Parking is the only challenge," says the listing, which offers suggestions for finding spots. Rent is $1,200.

↑ This remodeled one-bedroom in Westlake is off Alvarado near Third Street, and features a couple of energy-saving features: double-pane windows and an energy-efficient stove and refrigerator. The apartment also has hardwood floors, ceiling fans and updated plumbing. The only hang-up might be that it doesn’t have on-site parking. Rent is $1,350.

↑ This one-bedroom in Highland Park is just off York Boulevard near Figueroa—it’s not super close to the eye of the hipness hurricane that’s blowing though avenues 50 to, say, 54, but it’s certainly not too far away for a nice walk or bike ride. The third-floor apartment has laminate floors, new carpet, and on-site laundry. The listing copy doesn’t advertise parking, though the photos appear to show parking spaces under the units. Rent is $1,300.