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What $1,500 rents in LA right now

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A Long Beach apartment near the ocean or a renovated Ktown one-bedroom?

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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, $1,500. Vote for your favorite below.

Via Zillow

A short walk from Hollywood Forever Cemetery, this renovated Hollywood studio apartment has new appliances, granite counters, and parking available (probably for an extra fee). It’s a compact 400 square feet, and it rents for $1,400.

Via Zillow

Right on Long Beach’s Ocean Park Boulevard, and adjacent to Bixby Park, this one-bedroom apartment features a “brand new” kitchen, quartz counters, and on-site laundry and parking. There are also plentiful ocean breezes. Rent is $1,575.

Via Zillow

Another recently renovated apartment, this Koreatown one-bedroom has a dishwasher, two walk-in closets, and on-site laundry. There’s no mention of parking, though maybe you won’t need a car—it’s just a few blocks away from the Wilshire/Vermont Red and Purple Line station. The pet-friendly apartment rents for $1,595.

Via Zillow

This one-bedroom apartment, a bottom unit in a Mid-City fourplex near Pico and LaBrea, features old-school avocado-green vintage tile in the kitchen and new lighting and windows. Located “close to everything,” the apartment also comes with parking. It rents for $1,600.

Via Zillow

This sweet one-bedroom apartment in a Burbank fourplex has plenty to offer besides its midcentury-cute exterior. Inside, find refinished hardwood oak floors, an updated kitchen, new ceiling fans (including one in the bedroom), and on-site laundry machines. It’s unclear if there’s off-street parking. The apartment rents for $1,400.


Which apartment around $1,500 would you choose?

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  • 10%
    (103 votes)
  • 25%
    Long Beach
    (263 votes)
  • 30%
    (316 votes)
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    (136 votes)
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1030 votes total Vote Now