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Curbed Comparisons: What $1,700 rents you in LA right now

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A Downtown studio or a two-bedroom in Glendale

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 rentals within $100 of today’s price, $1,700.

Via Zillow

↑ Just across the 405 freeway from Lake Balboa, this Van Nuys one-bedroom is newly remodeled. It comes with its own washer and dryer, new stainless steel appliances, and a parking spot. It rents for $1,650.

Via Douglas Elliman

↑ This Glendale two-bedroom is in a good second-floor spot has light hardwood floors, granite counters, and on-site laundry. There’s only one bathroom, but it’s just been tiled. It rents for $1,725.

Via Zillow

↑ Over by the Hollywood Dell, this one-bedroom apartment has 700 square feet of space and wood floors. The courtyard-style apartment complex comes with one parking space, too—helping, since parking’s not always easy to find in this neighborhood. It rents for $1,795.

Via Zillow

↑ This cozy, 460-square-foot studio apartment in Downtown LA sits right on Spring and Seventh streets, in walking distance of plenty of bars and restaurants. The apartment has a wall of windows that look out onto a light court and offers in-unit laundry. It rents for $1,600.

Via Zillow

↑ Not only is this one-bedroom located in hip Los Feliz, but it’s also just about two blocks from the entrance to Griffith Park. The top-floor, corner unit has new interiors—wood floors, counter tops, and cabinets—and the complex offers gated parking and on-site laundry. It rents for $1,650.


Which apartment would you rent?

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  • 2%
    Van Nuys
    (27 votes)
  • 8%
    (83 votes)
  • 4%
    (42 votes)
  • 11%
    Downtown LA
    (111 votes)
  • 73%
    Los Feliz
    (724 votes)
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