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Curbed Comparisons: What $650K buys around LA

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A condo in Downtown or a cottage in Highland Park?

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: $650,000.

Via Yukari Travis, Dilbeck Real Estate

This cute “cottage” on the edge of Highland Park feels pretty rural for Los Angeles. Partially clad in river rock, it sits on a hilly road without sidewalks (but it is walking distance to the Arroyo Seco). The two-bedroom, one-bathroom dwelling was built in 1905 and measures a cozy 606 square feet. Outdoor space includes a front porch and a side deck with treetop views. Per the listing, the home sits on two lots, leaving room for expansion. The asking price? $649,000.

Via Roger Gendron, Alexander Premier Properties

House-hunters wanting a big city vibe will prefer this 860-foot condo just off historic Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles. Located in the Bartlett Lofts, the 10th-floor unit features an open floor plan and one bedroom and one bath. Outfitted with lots of windows, a contemporary kitchen, and concrete floors, the pad is on the market for $645,000 with monthly HOA dues of $492.

Front drive of home
Living room with fireplace
Swimming pool Via Lucy Loya, Re/Max Olson & Associates

Here’s a classic ranch house in Northridge with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and 1,931 square feet of living space. Inside, the house features two fireplaces, wood-paneled walls, sliding glass doors, and vintage cabinetry. Behind the house is a swimming pool and a covered concrete patio. In front is a grassy lawn and an attached two-car garage. Sitting on a 9,000-square-foot lot, the home is asking $659,500.

Via Zachary Grant, Elijah Korobkin

Here’s a charming Craftsman in Exposition Park. It needs a little refresh, but the home, built in 1908, has potential: There’s wide molding, a window seat, original built-ins, and a brick fireplace. Coming in at 1,294 square feet, it’s got four bedrooms and one bath, plus a front porch and small backyard. It’s listed for $650,000.

Via Junki Kajiwara, Spalding & Associates

If you don’t mind freeway noise, here’s a sunny Spanish-style bungalow next to the 10 freeway in Mid-City. Totally remodeled two years ago, it’s returning to the market with a new kitchen, new floors and windows, and new A/C and heating system. Built in 1923, it comes in at 1,016 square feet, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s asking $660,000.


Which condo or home for around $650,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Highland Park
    (269 votes)
  • 29%
    Downtown LA
    (340 votes)
  • 25%
    (289 votes)
  • 16%
    Exposition Park
    (186 votes)
  • 6%
    (71 votes)
1155 votes total Vote Now

Exposition Park

700 Exposition Park Drive, , CA 90037 (213) 744-2294 Visit Website