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What $1,500 rents in LA right now

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Options include a one-bedroom bungalow in West Adams and a Fairfax studio with vintage tile

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, $1,500. Vote for your favorite below!

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Courtesy of Ronald Toews
Courtesy of Ronald Toews

This Chateauesque-style building from the 1920s is located on a pretty, tree-lined street off Wilshire and La Brea, walkable to LACMA and La Brea Tar Pits. It holds 24 apartments, one of which, a studio, is up for grabs. The 500-square-foot unit features coved ceilings, built-ins, hardwood floors and vintage tile in the bathroom and kitchen, which the listing notes is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs. It’s renting for $1,495.

Long Beach

Just north of downtown Long Beach, not far from Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, this 6,640-square-foot residence, which was built way back in 1913, is divided into 15 condos. The property sold in 2017 and has been spruced up inside and out. Available for $1,525 is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom that clocks in at 700 square feet. Based on listing photos, each of the units appears to have new floors, appliances, fixtures, and cabinets.

West Adams

Is there any better form of multifamily living in Los Angeles than the bungalow court? If you agree that there isn’t, here’s your chance to scoop one up. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow is part of a Spanish-style complex on West Boulevard. Measuring 800 square feet, the dwelling is described as “bright, airy and spacious.” Features include wood floors, arched entryways, a formal dining room, and a private patio. It’s renting for $1,550.

Courtesy of ABRA Management
Los Feliz

This studio is in the brick building that’s smack dab on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz Village. Thoroughly remodeled, it contains a kitchen with new appliances, cabinets, and counters, plus a little dining area and walk-in closet. There’s a splash of vintage charm, too, with an exposed brick accent wall in the living/sleeping area. At the Hollymont Apartments, studios start at $1,525.

Courtesy of Pearson Property Management

Here’s a studio in a Spanish-style compound less than two blocks from all of the tattoo shops, bars, restaurants, and boutiques on Melrose Avenue. The 450-square-foot unit is full of period charm, including turquoise Art Deco tile in the kitchen, textured plaster walls, wood floors, and exposed beams. The galley kitchen has space for a dining table and chairs. It’s renting for $1,575.


Which apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    (153 votes)
  • 10%
    Long Beach
    (178 votes)
  • 19%
    West Adams
    (347 votes)
  • 42%
    Los Feliz
    (764 votes)
  • 18%
    (337 votes)
1779 votes total Vote Now