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Curbed Comparisons: What $600K buys you near transit stops in LA

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From a Downtown loft to a bungalow by the Gold Line

Living room with fireplace
It’s an easy walk to the Red Line from this two-bedroom condo in East Hollywood.

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: $600,000. And, since it’s Transportation Week, we’ll throw in another wrinkle: All of these homes are close to a train stop.

Living room with fireplace
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Balcony Via Manuel Fierros, Ontrac Real Estate

↑ Here’s a two-bedroom condo in East Hollywood just a couple blocks from the Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line station. It’s got 850 square feet of living space, a pair of bathrooms, and an open living space with tall windows and a fireplace. There’s also an in-unit washer and dryer and it comes with two parking spots. Asking price is $599,000, with HOA dues of $364 per month.

Front view of house
Open living area
Backyard Via Michelle Harnsberger, Harnsberger & "The Winners"

↑ This Highland Park bungalow is less than a mile from the Gold Line. Built in 1903, it has two bedrooms, two baths, and 936 square feet of living space. The cozy home also includes a long front porch with space for outdoor seating. It sits on a 4,393-square-foot lot with a backyard and a wide driveway. Asking price is $599,500.

Open living area
Bedroom nook
Balcony with Downtown view Via Agnes Ferreyra, John Aaroe Group

↑ This 740-square-foot loft in Downtown LA offers some stellar views and is just two blocks from the Pershing Square subway station. The open living space incorporates a kitchen, living room, and bedroom area; glass sliding doors lead directly to a large balcony looking out across the nearby high-rises. The unit is located in the 1914-built El Dorado Lofts building, meaning that buyers will be eligible for some nice Mills Act tax breaks. Asking price is $590,000, with HOA dues of $530 per month.

Bungalow seen from front
Large kitchen and dining area
Backyard with wood chips Via Amir Amiri, Merit Real Estate

↑ Here’s a thoroughly overhauled bungalow in Hawthorne just around the block from a stop on the Green Line. Built in 1948, it’s been given a recent update and features a kitchen with new appliances, remodeled bathrooms, and a backyard with a concrete patio and some wood chip-heavy landscaping. It’s got three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,415 square feet of living space. Located on a 3,502-square-foot lot, it also has an attached garage. Asking price is $599,000.

Front of house
Living room
Backyard with treehouse Via Brian Maser, Maser Condo Sales Team

↑ This roomy three-bedroom home in Van Nuys is a mile from the Orange Line (we know that’s not a rail line, but it will be someday). It’s got 1,736 square feet of living space, with 2.5 bathrooms and a large den. The home sits on a 6,088-square-foot lot with a large backyard and plenty of patio space, along with a detached two-car garage. Asking price is $599,000.


Which home around $600,000 would you choose?

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  • 18%
    East Hollywood
    (91 votes)
  • 14%
    Highland Park
    (68 votes)
  • 35%
    Downtown LA
    (168 votes)
  • 8%
    (39 votes)
  • 23%
    Van Nuys
    (113 votes)
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