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Here’s what $685K buys around LA

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See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods

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: $685,000.

Front yard
Dining room
Backyard Photos by Sue Pickering, courtesy Tracy King, Keely Myres/Compass

This cozy little cottage can be found in Altadena, just north of the Pasadena boundary. Built in 1924, it boasts hardwood floors, coved ceilings, arched windows, and French doors. The home has two bedrooms and one bathroom, with 858 square feet of floor space. It sits on a 5,361 with a back deck, a hot tub, and a detached garage that’s been converted into a studio space. Asking price is $689,000.

Living room
Dining room
Bedroom Courtesy Winnie Licht/Palm Realty Boutique

This condo sits in the shadow of Loyola Marymount University in the heart of Playa Vista. Featuring one bedroom and one bathroom spread across 830 square feet of living space, the unit has airy interiors with walls of glass and sliding doors to let in a little breeze. Shared amenities include a fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Asking price is $683,500, with HOA dues of $596 per month.

Living room
Balcony Courtesy Diana Knox/Compass, Michelle Artinian/Nest Seekers

The high ceilings and white walls of this renovated Hollywood condo give it a luminous glow. Located right along Hollywood Boulevard just west of La Brea, the 954-square-foot unit has one bedroom and two bathrooms, along with a large balcony accessed from the open living and dining area. Building amenities include a gym, pool, and valet parking. Asking price is $685,000, with HOA dues of $803 per month.

Front of house
Living room
Backyard Photos by Lacey Wood, courtesy Stephen Clark, April Kass/Compass

Built in 1936, this Tujunga home boasts stunning interior spaces, with hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and original wall niches. The living room is accessed through arched entryways and has wide panels of windows and a large fireplace. The 2,375-square-foot home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It sits on a 9,781-square-foot lot with a large backyard and a detached garage. Asking price is $679,900.

Living room
Patio Courtesy Laci Buller/Compass

This roomy Mar Vista condo has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,064 square feet of total floor space. Sliding glass doors in the kitchen and master bedroom lead out to a spacious patio with room for outdoor seating or dining. The living room is equipped with a gas fireplace and the residence has in-unit laundry. Asking price is $689,000, with HOA dues of $312 per month.


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

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  • 28%
    (394 votes)
  • 4%
    Playa Vista
    (69 votes)
  • 7%
    (112 votes)
  • 42%
    (594 votes)
  • 16%
    Mar Vista
    (233 votes)
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