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Curbed Comparisons: What $775K buys all around LA

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We’re looking at options in Highland Park, Valley Village, Santa Monica, Long Beach, and Glassell Park

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $775,000.

Front view of house
Living room with fireplace
Kitchen with a door to the backyard Via Arto Poladian, Redfin

↑ Here’s a fully remodeled 1950s residence in Highland Park back on the market after selling last year for $675,000. It’s got two bedrooms and one bathroom spread across a snug 795 square feet. Features include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, updated kitchen appliances, and a brick living room fireplace. The house sits on a 5,764-square-foot lot with a cozy backyard and patio space. Asking price is $779,000.

Back of house with pool
Living room looking out to pool
Office with stone floor
Master bedroom Via Jerry Jaffe, Teles Properties

↑ Up in Valley Village is this three-bedroom home complete with a swimming pool. Built in 1953, it has wood floors, sliding doors, a stone fireplace, and original bathroom tile. It sits on a 6,556-square-foot lot, with a grassy front yard, a back patio, and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $779,000.

Exterior of condo
Living room looking to balcony
Bedroom with laundry closet Via Laura Salgues, Redfin

↑ Three quarters of $1 million doesn’t go quite as far in Santa Monica, but it’s enough for this one-bedroom condo in the Wilshire Montana neighborhood. The unit has 799 square feet of living space, including a fair amount of closet space and in-unit washer and dryer—a major plus. Sliding doors in the living room lead to a private balcony. Asking price is $769,000, with HOA dues of $335 per month.

Front view of house
Living room fireplace
Dining room with built-ins
Kitchen Via George Lawrence, Vision Realty

↑ Moving down to Long Beach, here’s a lovely Craftsman home built in 1918. The house retains many original features, like the hardwood floors, built-in shelving, and an elegant living room fireplace. It’s got two bedrooms and one bathroom in its 1,369 square feet of living space, along with a sun room and a kitchen complete with an antique stove. It sits on a 6,501-square-foot lot with a backyard and detached garage. Asking price is $779,000.

Front view of house
Living room with walls of glass
Open dining room and kitchen
Backyard with seating Via Joanna Suhl and Rich Michalowski, Compass Realty

↑ Last but not least, here’s a midcentury modern home in Glassell Park with a few recent updates. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has hardwood floors, walls of glass, and pitched ceilings. The 1,395 square feet of living space is accentuated by an open floor plan, with a dining room that flows into a remodeled kitchen. The home sits on a 6,311-square-foot lot and includes a large back patio and garden, along with a two-car garage. Asking price is $769,000.


Which home around $775,000 would you choose?

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  • 12%
    Highland Park
    (183 votes)
  • 14%
    Valley Village
    (219 votes)
  • 5%
    Santa Monica
    (80 votes)
  • 12%
    Long Beach
    (192 votes)
  • 55%
    Glassell Park
    (841 votes)
1515 votes total Vote Now