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What $4,500 rents in Los Angeles right now

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Including a loft in the iconic Eastern Columbia Building

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 $100 of today’s price, $4,500. Vote for your favorite below!

Large living room with a couch on the left, and a chair on the right.
All white kitchen with sink on the left, and the stainless steel stove on the right. Via Zillow
Blue tile bathroom with a tub on the left, and the sink on the right.
West Hollywood

A unit is available in West Hollywood’s French Chateau-style Four Gables complex, which was designed in 1927 by architect Leland Bryant. The one-bedroom features a modern kitchen, built-ins, ornate beams, hardwood floors, Gothic arches, and original turquoise tile in the bathroom. Located on Fountain Avenue, just east of La Cienega Boulevard and walking distance from the Sunset Strip, the unit is renting for $4,400.

Room with turquoise wall and black couch with colorful pillows.
Living room area with two pink chairs on the right, a book shelf at the end, and a white chair on the left.
Bedroom with wood accent wall, a bed, and a mirror on the right. Courtesy of John Thyne/Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Inc
Outdoor view of apartment building.
Silver Lake

This contemporary, 1,510-square-foot loft-like unit is located near all of the restaurants and cafes on Sunset Boulevard. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom has an in-unit washer and dryer, concrete floors, high ceilings, and a chandelier in the living room. There’s also a balcony overlooking Sunset Junction. It’s renting for $4,600.

Black and white tile kitchen.
Living room with hardwood floors and fireplace.
Bathroom with green tiles. Photos by Val Riolo, courtesy of Stacey Babbit/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Outdoor view of duplex building.

This Spanish-style unit on the second floor of a duplex is just minutes away from Little Ethiopia. The three-bedroom, two-bath measures 1,725 and holds an original fireplace, hardwood floors, built-ins, a beamed ceiling, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a cute kitchen with white and black checkered floors. Bonus: There’s a huge avocado tree in the backyard. It’s renting for $4,500.

Large living room with hardwood floors and lots windows.
Kitchen with wood flooring and white cabinets.
Room with carpet flooring and large windows. Courtesy of Casa Croft/Allison Schwarz
Beverly Grove

Located just north of Melrose Place and east of La Cienega, this unit is minutes away from high-end shopping, the MAK Center, and Alfred’s Coffee. Nestled in a Spanish-style fourplex, the two-bedroom, one-bath has hardwood floors, a fireplace, an onsite laundry room, and a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The bright unit is renting for $4,450.

Kitchen area with brown cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
Two red couches and a small coffee table.

Photo courtesy of DTLA LIFE and Zane Lewitt.


A loft is available in the big blue jewel that is the Eastern Columbia Building. Opened in 1930, the iconic Art Deco masterpiece was converted to condos in 2006. The 1,730 square-foot loft that’s up for grabs has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, concrete floors, an open living area, lots of windows, and a private outdoor patio. Building amenities include a rooftop pool, a gym, and a spa. It’s renting for $4,500.


Which place would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    West Hollywood
    (283 votes)
  • 14%
    Silver Lake
    (241 votes)
  • 22%
    (377 votes)
  • 8%
    Beverly Grove
    (139 votes)
  • 36%
    (603 votes)
1643 votes total Vote Now