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What $3,800 rents in Los Angeles right now

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Options include an apartment on the Venice boardwalk and a Spanish-style dwelling in Echo 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 rentals within $150 of today’s price, $3,800. Vote for your favorite below!

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Coral couch on the right facing a flat screen television.
Kitchen with white cabinets and a black and white tile floor.
Bedroom with wood floors, a bed on the right, and a dresser on the left.
Bathroom with green tile flooring and wall.

Via Barry Strauss/Zillow

West Hollywood

This lovely two-bedroom, one bath apartment sits in a Spanish-style building just south of Sunset Boulevard. It features a vintage green tile bathroom, a remodeled kitchen with black and white checkered floors, arched entryways, and hardwood floors. The building includes a courtyard with seating and lots of plants. It’s renting for $3,700.

Living room with built-ins, a fireplace, and large windows. Courtesy of Paul Przybyla/Compass, photos by Raz Razak
  Dining area with two paintings on the wall near the windows. Change Remove            /
Bedroom with four large windows and a ceiling fan.
Kitchen with green tiles and a plant on the far right corner.

Courtesy of Paul Przybyla/Compass, photos by Raz Razak

Echo Park

A cozy Spanish-style home in the hills of Echo Park is up for grabs. The two-bedroom, one-bath features built-ins, arched ceilings, in-unit washer and dryer, a kitchen with granite countertops, a decorative fireplace, a funky-retro bathroom, a front patio, and lots of natural light. With easy access to the shops and restaurants along Sunset Boulevard, it’s renting for $3,800.

Kitchen with wood floors, white cabinets, and lots of storage space.
Room with lots of closet space and a cool light fixture.
Bathroom with a window pane shower door.
Front yard with a medium sized tree and a lounging area with red chairs on the right.

Via Nick P./Zillow


This newly renovated home is outfitted with recessed lighting, a generously-sized kitchen with a subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, dark wood floors, ample closet space, and central air and heat. The three-bedroom, one-bath comes with back and front yards and a two-car garage “ready to convert into studio space.” Steps from the LA River and La Colombe, it’s renting for $3,775.

Wood dining table next to living room area.
Kitchen with dark wood cabinets, a refrigerator on the left, and counter on the right.
Bedroom with dark blue walls.
Outdoor area with tables and plants.

Courtesy of Emma Bottger/Indra & Company


This remodeled 925-square-foot unit is located in the super walkable heart of Hollywood, on Gower Street, just north of Sunset Boulevard. The bright one-bedroom, one bath features hardwood floors throughout, a kitchen with wood paneling, and a shared outdoor area. Laundry is shared too. Trader Joe’s, Metro’s Red Line, and bars and restaurants are all nearby. It’s renting for $3,700.

View of the beach from apartment.
Room with wood floors, white walls, and closet space.
Kitchen with a bouquet of flowers on the stove on the right.
Outdoor view of green building with retail on the first floor along Venice Boardwalk.

Via Giselle/Zillow


Sitting on Venice’s boardwalk above retail space, this unit has sweeping ocean views. The bright one-bedroom, one bath features hardwood floors throughout, built-ins, high ceilings, and many windows. The building includes a courtyard and a laundry room. The beach bike path couldn’t be any closer. The apartment is renting for $3,795.


Which apartment would you rent?

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  • 20%
    West Hollywood
    (296 votes)
  • 26%
    Echo Park
    (396 votes)
  • 24%
    (357 votes)
  • 2%
    (36 votes)
  • 26%
    (388 votes)
1473 votes total Vote Now