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Curbed Comparisons: What $2,150 rents you in LA right now

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Remodeled apartments and vintage gems in Mar Vista, Mid-Wilshire, Burbank and more

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, $2,150.

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Mid-Wilshire is dotted with gorgeous 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival-style apartment buildings; here’s your chance to live in one. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is one of just eight units in the building. Hardwood floors, crown molding, and French doors that open onto the complex’s courtyard are just a few of the vintage touches here. Rent is $2,095.

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This Mar Vista one-bedroom holds new stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, stone kitchen counters, laminate wood floors, and parking. The building sits right on Venice Boulevard. The apartment rents for $2,150.

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Just south of Koreatown, this vine-covered Pico-Union apartment building is on a nice street of buildings that appear to be similarly old and similarly well-maintained. The two-bedroom unit up for grabs here offers hardwood floors, granite counters, a dishwasher, and a gated parking spot. It rents for $2,195.

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Roughly four blocks from the South Pasadena Gold Line Station, this cottage appears to be a sort of back-house (though it has its own address) on a long lot with a driveway that cuts through it. The whole unit has been updated to feature quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and French doors to a private rear yard-type space. The cottage also has central air conditioning. It rents for $2,250.

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Located on the ground floor of a fourplex in Burbank, the two-bedroom apartment for rent here has a recently remodeled kitchen and one recently redone bathroom. The 850-square-foot apartment also has parking in a one-car garage. It rents for $2,095.


Which apartment would you choose for around $2,150?

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  • 43%
    (775 votes)
  • 7%
    Mar Vista
    (126 votes)
  • 14%
    (255 votes)
  • 20%
    South Pasadena
    (366 votes)
  • 15%
    (272 votes)
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