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Here’s what $540K buys around LA

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See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, from West Adams to Atwater Village

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: $540,000.

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Garage Via Sandra Hernandez/Realty Executives United

This cozy little Burbank house sits on a narrow 2,970-square-foot lot with a grassy front lawn and a white picket fence to give it a bit of extra homey charm. Inside are two bedrooms and a bathroom, with 684 square feet of floor space. Behind the house is a garage and a storage shed. Asking price is $549,900.

Dining and living room
Balcony Courtesy Compass Realty

This upper-level condo is part of the lovely Village Green community in Baldwin Hills. Built in the early 1940s, the complex of garden apartments is both a local and a national historic landmark. This unit has one bedroom and one bathroom, with 1,012 square feet of floor space. The kitchen and bathroom appear to have been recently remodeled and the unit opens to multiple balconies overlooking the community's park-like grounds. Asking price is $535,000, with HOA dues of $433 per month.

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Living room
Backyard Via Kathleen Finnegan/Berkshire Hathaway

Built in 1923, this Spanish bungalow in West Adams is the recipient of a recent makeover. Its wood floors have been refinished and windows, countertops, and lighting have all been updated. The 852-square-foot house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It sits on a 3,484-square-foot lot with a small backyard and a detached garage. Asking price is $549,900.

Front courtyard
Living room
Bedroom Via Jack Der Ashodian/Coldwell Banker

This tidy condo in Atwater Village sits in a 1940s complex a block north of Los Feliz Boulevard. The unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom, with 853 square feet of living space. The interior features wood floors and in-unit laundry, with extra storage space and a parking spot included. Asking price is $539,000, with HOA dues of $430 per month.

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Living room
Backyard Via Jim Sandoval/Park Regency Realty

Here’s a classic 1950s ranch house in Canoga Park with a bit more space than the other options on this list. The 1,349-square-foot home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Complete with a white brick fireplace, the living room is illuminated by a long glass sliding door. The classic kitchen appears to have original cabinetry and tile countertops. Sitting on a 7,811-square-foot lot, the house has a large backyard and an attached garage. Asking price is $539,999.


Which home or condo would you choose?

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  • 10%
    (87 votes)
  • 14%
    Baldwin Hills
    (125 votes)
  • 29%
    West Adams
    (254 votes)
  • 6%
    Atwater Village
    (55 votes)
  • 39%
    Canoga Park
    (336 votes)
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