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Curbed Comparisons: What $585K buys around LA

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That’s the median sale price in LA County

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. This week, we’re taking a look at what houses and condos are available at LA County’s median price: $585,000. That’s the highest median ever recorded.

Front yard
Living room with fireplace
Backyard pool Via Miguel Soler RE/MAX

We’ll start in the Valley, where this Panorama City home offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,547 square feet of floor area. The 1950-built home has been updated but retains an impressive beamed and vaulted ceiling and a large stone fireplace in the living room. Sitting on a 5,998-square-foot lot, it boasts a big backyard with a shaded patio, a swimming pool, and even a fish pond. Asking price is $585,000 on the nose.

Living room
Dining room with sliding door
Greenhouse window
Bedroom Via Carol Whitley, Douglas Elliman

This sizable condo in Bunker Hill’s Promenade building has a single bedroom and a bathroom with 1,069 square feet of floor space. The airy unit has walls of glass, including greenhouse-style windows and a sliding door that leads out to a private balcony. Building amenities include a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center. Asking price is $595,000, with HOA dues of $790 per month.

Front of house
Living room with wood floor
Back porch Via Brian Gardner, Rodeo Realty

This sunny home in Winnetka has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with 1,399 square feet of living space. It was built in 1955 and retains original hardwood floors, French doors, and a white brick fireplace in the living room. The house sits on a 7,500-square-foot lot with a large backyard and a covered back deck. Asking price is $589,000.

Living room
Kitchen and dining area
Building exterior
Balcony Via Andres Rodriguez, First Team Real Estate

Here’s a roomy condo in Torrance that boasts three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms spread across 1,401 square feet of space. The unit features tile and wood floors, an updated kitchen, multiple private balconies, and a gas fireplace in the living room. Building amenities include parking and storage. Asking price is $575,000, with HOA dues of $320 per month.

Front yard
Living room
Backyard with pool Via Sara Mehrpouyan, Redfin

Hitting the market later this week is this Lake Balboa time capsule built in 1950. The home has fun carpeting (and hardwood floors underneath if you prefer), wood-paneled walls, and a wonderfully dated kitchen. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house has 1,290 square feet of total floor space. It sits on a 6,120-square-foot lot with a backyard and a swimming pool. Asking price is $575,000.


Which house or condo around $585,000 would you choose?

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  • 25%
    Panorama City
    (365 votes)
  • 28%
    Downtown LA/Bunker Hill
    (401 votes)
  • 16%
    (236 votes)
  • 13%
    (184 votes)
  • 16%
    Lake Balboa
    (226 votes)
1412 votes total Vote Now