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Here’s what $520K buys around LA

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See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, from Downtown to El Segundo

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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 homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $520,000.

Condo building seen from across the street
Living room
Updated kitchen Photos by Charmaine David, courtesy Tracy Do, Brian Heffernan/Compass
Bedroom with wall of windows

Here’s a light-filled condo in the heart of Downtown LA, adjacent to the Central Library. The complex it sits in was built more than 50 years ago, but the unit has been recently updated with new appliances, floors, and fixtures. The 700-square-foot unit has one bedroom and one bathroom, with an in-unit washer and dryer. Building amenities include a fitness center and a sun deck. Asking price is $515,000, with HOA dues of $608 per month.

Front lawn view of Spanish-style home
Living room with beamed ceilings
Arched entryway Via Mikle Norton/Coldwell Banker
Long Beach

Built in 1926, this Spanish-style residence is full of original details, from the arched entryways and beamed ceilings to the wood floors and built-in shelving. The 1,145-square-foot house has three bedrooms and one bathroom. It sits on a compact 2,653-square-foot lot with a narrow backyard area and a detached garage. Asking price is $520,000.

Building with waterfall and pond in foreground
Living room
Galley kitchen Photos by PreviewFirst, courtesy Qubie Vazquez/Coldwell Banker
Balcony looking out across palm trees
El Segundo

Located less than a mile from Dockweiler Beach, this 952-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a living and dining area that opens to a private balcony via glass sliding door. Building amenities include landscaped grounds, a swimming pool, and a fitness center. Asking price is $525,000, with HOA dues of $439 per month.

Condo building seen from the street
Dining room
Bedroom Photos by Steven Magner, courtesy Jonathan Yuen, Jessica Gortikov/Compass

Not far from MacArthur Park, this condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 880 square feet of living space. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and the unit has a washer and dryer, so there’s no need to lug clothes to the laundromat. A private balcony offers views into Downtown LA. Asking price is $517,000, with HOA dues of $365 per month.

Front drive of single-family home
Living room
Bedroom Via Moises Carlos/Escala Realty Group
Canoga Park

Looking for something brand new? How about this freshly completed San Fernando Valley residence? It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,370 square feet of floor space. Inside are open living and dining spaces, with a kitchen illuminated by an overhead skylight. French doors in the master bedroom lead out to the enclosed backyard. Sitting on 5,000 square feet of land, the home is asking $525,000.


Which home or condo around $520,000 would you choose?

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  • 17%
    (253 votes)
  • 41%
    Long Beach
    (587 votes)
  • 13%
    El Segundo
    (198 votes)
  • 5%
    (73 votes)
  • 21%
    Canoga Park
    (311 votes)
1422 votes total Vote Now