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What $1,800 rents in Los Angeles right now

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Options include a little bungalow in Venice and a studio on Hollywood Boulevard

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, $1,800. Vote for your favorite below!

Kitchen with black and white tile flooring and counter tops.
Living room with wood flooring and three windows near the front door. Courtesy of Pearson Property Management, photos by Jeremy Uresse
Outdoor view of pink apartment building with large front yard.

Centrally located near Wilshire and La Brea boulevards, this pink apartment building has a one-bedroom available. The unit features arched windows, wood floors throughout, and a kitchen with black and white tiles. Minutes away from El Rey Theatre and LACMA, it’s renting for $1,795.

White couch on the right, and a grey chair on the left.
Sink, stove and microwave on the right.
Dining area with brick accent wall.
Bed on the far right with a circular mirror hanging next to it.

Via The Gershwin/LAVA Properties LLC


The Gershwin Apartments on Hollywood Boulevard has an opening. This studio has an exposed brick wall, hardwood floors throughout, and large windows. Built in the 1920s, the building, which is located above retail space, has a screening room, community lounge, and fitness center. Easy walking distance to the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood and Western, it’s renting for $1,710.

Bed with a blue blanket over it and two small lamps on each side attached to the wall.
Via Zillow
Half kitchen with a refrigerator on the left.

This cute but compact bungalow is just minutes away from Lincoln Boulevard’s shops and restaurants and Whole Foods Market. In 310 square feet, it holds a half kitchen with a full fridge, a Breville oven, and one infrared electric burner top. The detached bungalow has a private entrance and wood beamed ceilings. It’s renting for $1,850.

Elysian Heights

This one-bedroom, one bath features a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and new white cabinets, hardwood floors throughout, a bathtub with a subway tile backsplash, and lots of closet space. Located on the hills above Echo Park, near the Glendale freeway, it’s renting for $1,895.

West Hollywood

This studio is just a block away from all the cafes and shops on Santa Monica Boulevard. It features oak hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, built ins, an AC unit, one designated parking space, and cute ceramic tile floor kitchen. It’s renting for $1,800.


Which place would you rent?

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  • 25%
    (396 votes)
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    (358 votes)
  • 10%
    (170 votes)
  • 29%
    Elysian Heights
    (451 votes)
  • 11%
    West Hollywood
    (174 votes)
1549 votes total Vote Now