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What $4,000 rents in Los Angeles right now

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Options include a one-bedroom in El Royale and a sprawling loft in the Arts District

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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 rentals within $150 of today’s price, $4,000. Vote for your favorite below!


This brand new two-bedroom, two-bath on Venice Boulevard is centrally located near the restaurants and bars in downtown Culver City. The unit has a washer and dryer, a balcony, and a handsome kitchen with a subway tile wall and dark gray cabinets. Just above Mediterranean restaurant Jaffa Palms, the unit is renting for $4,150.

Arts District

There’s plenty of space to spread out in this cavernous loft at Santa Fe and Second. In its 1,169 square feet, the dwelling holds polished concrete floors, large windows, and exposed air ducts. The building has a pool and allows cats and small dogs but only off-street parking. Stumbling distance to Angel City Brewery, Wurstkuche, and Cafe Gratitude, the studio unit is renting for $3,900.


Newly remodeled but holding onto vintage flair, this generously-sized two-bedroom, one-bathroom boasts a fireplace, arched entryways, wall nooks, refinished hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and new kitchen appliances. The 1,900-square-foot apartment is walkable to The Grove and Melrose Avenue. It’s available for $3,995.

Via El Royale Apartments
Hancock Park

The grandest apartment building in Los Angeles, El Royale opened in 1929 and has been home the rich and famous ever since. It’s unclear from the listing photos which unit is available, but you can’t go wrong—the building is as glamorous as ever. Per the listing, all of the apartments contain period details, such as ornate moldings, parquet oak wood floors, and tiled bathrooms. Cats and small dogs are allowed, and parking is available in a detached garage. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom is available for $3,950.

Santa Monica

A unit in the San Vicente Tower is available, just a walk away from Ocean Avenue to the scenic Palisades Park-bike path. The one-bedroom, one-bath features a balcony, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and an in-unit washer and dryer. Its building has a rooftop lounge with stunning views of the beach. It’s renting for $4,150.


Which apartment would you pick?

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  • 12%
    (238 votes)
  • 18%
    Arts District
    (355 votes)
  • 34%
    (656 votes)
  • 14%
    Hancock Park
    (282 votes)
  • 20%
    Santa Monica
    (386 votes)
1917 votes total Vote Now