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Los Angeles homes for sale: What $600K buys you in the San Fernando Valley

Lots of pools and two-car garages

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. And, since it’s Valley Week, all five homes we’re comparing this week can be found in the San Fernando Valley. They’re also all within $10,000 of today’s price: $600,000.

View of house from the street
Living room with fireplace
Dining room looking into kitchen
Back of house with pool Via Michael Galieote, Pinnacle Estate Properties

↑ Here’s a three-bedroom home in North Hills with hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and a recently updated kitchen with new appliances and a large center island. The 1,636-square-foot house sits on a 7,499-square-foot lot with a two-car garage and a large swimming pool with plenty of surrounding deck space. Asking price is $599,950.

House seen from the street
Sunny dining room
Living room with fireplace
Swimming pool Via Herubay Ahumada, Keller Williams

↑ This homey Canoga Park residence was built in 1957 and looks a bit stuck in the 1970s, but offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,564 square feet of light-filled living space. Other features include a sunny dining room and a living room fireplace. The home sits on a 7,531-square-foot lot with a pool and two-car garage. Asking price is $599,500.

Blue house with large front lawn
Living room with brick fireplace
Kitchen with new counters
Pool behind house Via Paul Ferreccio, Berkshire Hathaway

↑ This recently remodeled four-bedroom residence in Granada Hills looks a bit like a flip, but in fact it last sold in 1975 (for a mere $40,000). The 1,346-square-foot home has an updated kitchen, two bathrooms, and a roomy living room with a brick fireplace. It sits on a 8,087-square-foot lot with a large front yard, a swimming pool, and a two-car garage. Asking price is $610,000.

Open living area
Bedroom with fireplace
Shared swimming pool Via Gabriel Ostrow, Ridge Realty

↑ Built in 1979, this Tarzana townhome looks almost brand new, having been thoroughly remodeled with new floors, fixtures, countertops, and appliances. The 2,507-square-foot unit has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with multiple fireplaces, walk-in closets and a roomy kitchen and living room. Shared amenities include a pool and hot tub and the unit includes two parking spots. Asking price is $599,000, with HOA dues of $533 per month.

House with large garden
Living room with hardwood floor
Outdoor sitting area Via Mike Glickman

↑ This cozy little Encino home sits on a 5,999-square-foot lot with a large garden and plenty of space for outdoor seating. Built in 1949, the 1,000-square-foot residence includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. Features include hardwood floors, a recently updated kitchen, and a dedicated laundry room. Asking price is $599,999.


Which home around $600K would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    North Hills
    (330 votes)
  • 8%
    Canoga Park
    (93 votes)
  • 26%
    Granada Hills
    (272 votes)
  • 15%
    (159 votes)
  • 17%
    (180 votes)
1034 votes total Vote Now