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Curbed Comparisons: What $399K buys around LA

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We’ve got five condos to choose from

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 condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $395,000.

Exterior of building
Backyard Via Alin Glogovicean | Redfin

Here’s a one-bedroom unit in a smaller 1950s complex in Franklin Village. The condo has 590 square feet of floor space, with an updated kitchen and a single bathroom. It also boasts hardwood floors, freshly installed windows, and a wall of closet space in the bedroom. Out back is a shared patio and barbecue area, and the unit comes with a spot in the parking garage. Asking price is $399,000, with HOA dues of $290 per month.

Front of building
Front entrance
Balcony Stephanie Vitacco, Keller Williams

This Studio City condo is part of a charming courtyard complex built in 1955. The unit has a single bedroom and a tiled bathroom, with 701 square feet of floor space. There’s also a private patio and a covered parking space. Asking price is $395,000, with HOA dues of $342 per month.

Living room
Swimming pool Via Wing Ng, Re/Max

Looking for a little more space? This unit in El Sereno has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, along with an open living and dining area and in-unit washer and dryer. The 1,193-square-foot condo also comes with access to shared amenities that include a pool, spa, and barbecue area. Asking price is $399,800, with HOA dues of $569 per month.

Front of building
Living room
Central courtyard Via Sam Solaimani, Coldwell Banker

This condo is located in a complex at the north end of Koreatown, just a few blocks from the Wilshire/Normandie subway station. The 580-square-foot unit has one bedroom and one bathroom, with a wooden balcony overlooking the building’s lush landscaping features. Shared amenities include a pool, spa, sauna, and a parking garage. Asking price is $399,000, with HOA dues of $290 per month.

Front of building
Living room
Bedroom Via Gary Krill, Keller Williams

This San Pedro condo offers 1,156 square feet of floor space, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The airy living room has a brick fireplace, and there’s a full wet bar off to the side of the dining area. Other features include an in-unit washer and dryer and a recently updated HVAC system. Equipped with two parking spaces, the unit is asking $399,900. HOA dues are $280 per month.


Which condo around $399,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Franklin Village
    (213 votes)
  • 14%
    Studio City
    (201 votes)
  • 15%
    El Sereno
    (226 votes)
  • 23%
    (332 votes)
  • 31%
    San Pedro
    (451 votes)
1423 votes total Vote Now