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Curbed Comparisons: What $685K buys around LA

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From Koreatown to El Segundo

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 within $10,000 of today’s price: $685,000.

Front courtyard
Dining room
Balcony Jeffrey Park, Min Chung | New Star Realty

Here’s a two-bedroom unit in the lovely old Miramonte Terrace building in southern Koreatown. Built in 1922, the U-shaped building is framed around a quiet courtyard with a fountain. This particular unit offers a roomy 1,491 square feet of living space with a private balcony. It comes with a one-car garage space and an additional outdoor spot. Asking price is $690,000, with HOA dues of $363 per month.

front of house
living room
Dining room
Backyard Via Laurie Sharrigan, Berkshire Hathaway

This Woodland Hills home was built in 1962 and has been recently updated with new flooring and a remodeled kitchen. It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,182 square feet of floor space. The house sits on a 7,812-square foot lot with an attached garage, a back patio, and a hilly yard. Asking price is $689,500.

Building from street
Living and dining area
Pool deck Via Jonathan Minerick |

If it’s amenities you’re after, try this condo in South Park’s Evo complex. The 1,120-square-foot unit has one bedroom and a single bathroom, with wide panels of windows and an open living and dining space. The building boasts a swimming pool, spa, barbecue area, fitness center, and rooftop lounge. Asking price is $688,000, with HOA dues of $749 per month.

Front of house
Living room
dining room

This homey Spanish bungalow in Pasadena was built in 1925 and still contains hardwood floors and an elegant tile fireplace (though it sadly no longer works). The 900-square-foot house has two bedrooms and one bathroom, along with an airy living room and a formal dining room. Sitting on a 4,682-square-foot lot, the home has a grassy front lawn and a patio space in the back. Asking price is $675,000.

Living room
Balcony Via Bill Ruane | Re/Max

Finally, here’s a two-bedroom condo right off Main Street in El Segundo. The 1970s unit has been recently remodeled and has two updated bathrooms along with a kitchen outfitted with freshly installed appliances and countertops. The master bedroom leads out to a large private balcony with room for outdoor seating. The unit comes with a pair of parking spaces and extra storage space. Asking price is $679,900, with HOA dues of $335 per month.


Which home or condo around $685,000 would you choose?

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  • 10%
    (293 votes)
  • 14%
    Woodland Hills
    (419 votes)
  • 35%
    South Park
    (985 votes)
  • 35%
    (990 votes)
  • 3%
    El Segundo
    (111 votes)
2798 votes total Vote Now