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Curbed condo comparison: What $425K buys you around LA

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A studio in Little Tokyo or a two-bedroom in Long Beach?

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 condo listings within $10,000 of today’s price: $480,000.

View across living room
Living area with outdoor access

↑ You could be the first owner of this two-bedroom townhome in Montebello, which is part of a new eco-friendly development completed in 2017. The 1,257-square-foot unit features two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $424,900, with HOA dues of $200 per month.

Alcove with bed
Living area with hardwood floor

↑ This studio unit is located in Downtown’s Little Tokyo Lofts building. At 800 square feet, it’s pretty roomy for a studio, and there’s even a nice alcove that does a pretty good impression of a full bedroom. As an added bonus, the historic building is eligible for Mills Act tax breaks. Asking price is $425,000 on the nose, with HOA dues of $500 per month.

Pink courtyard complex
Living room with laminate floors

↑ Looking for a condo with character? This 1928 courtyard complex in Long Beach has plenty to go around. The 911-square-foot, two-bedroom unit has newer laminate floors and a kitchen updated at some point in the last half-century, but still retains plenty of vintage charm. Asking price is $425,00, with HOA dues of $225 per month.

Blue and red living room
Balcony with view

↑ This colorful two-bedroom unit in Monterey Hills offers plenty of space (1,178 square feet to be exact) and some great views across the city from a covered outdoor patio. Building amenities include a pool, spa, and clubhouse. Asking price is $420,000, with $502 per month HOA dues.

Living room with electric fireplace
Bedroom with attached bathroom

↑ This two-bedroom unit in Encino offers 956 square feet of living space, a pair of balconies, and even an electric fireplace. Building amenities include a spa and fitness room. Asking price is $425,000, with $325 per month HOA dues.


Which condo around $425K would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    (213 votes)
  • 17%
    Little Tokyo
    (194 votes)
  • 33%
    Long Beach
    (374 votes)
  • 11%
    Monterey Hills
    (134 votes)
  • 19%
    (217 votes)
1132 votes total Vote Now

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