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What $700K buys in Los Angeles

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See what that price buys in five neighborhoods, from Downtown to Long Beach to Leimert Park

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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: $700,000.

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Long Beach

From 1928 to 1934 chewing gum magnate William S. Wrigley Jr. developed a two-block area of homes in Long Beach now named in his honor. The historic district is made up predominately of Spanish Colonial Revival homes, like this three-bedroom, two-bath charmer at 2036 Eucalyptus Avenue, which features stained glass windows, colorful period tile, a telephone alcove, and fireplace. The property measures 6,374 square feet and, in addition to a garage, holds “an amazing addition.. perfect for an artist’s studio or guest quarters with its own bathroom.” It’s listed for $710,000.

Elysian Park

This crisply remodeled house sits in Solano Canyon. One of the cutest pockets of Los Angeles, the little neighborhood backs up the hills of Elysian Park and provides access to hiking trails, a community garden, and Dodger Stadium. Set above the street at 652 Amador, it’s perched partially on wood stilts and boasts a redwood deck with stellar views. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom residence also comes with a finished attic and an under-ground laundry room and storage space, plus a one-car garage. The asking price is $695,000.


To the stylish buyer, the kitchen and bathroom in this Adams Hill home might seem a little vanilla, but the Spanish-style has a lot going for it, from the arched palladian windows to the barrel ceiling. Plus, there’s lots of natural light. It holds two bedrooms in 1,153 square feet. The lot at 1404 South Adams Street comes in at 3,691 square feet, enough space for a deck and small yard. The asking price? $698,000.

Vermont Square

This flip is located in South Los Angeles. Thoroughly remodeled, the Craftsman-style at 5227 Ruthelen Street sports an open concept floor plan and laminate floors. The kitchen is now equipped with shaker-style cabinets and quartz countertops, and it opens to a deck and grassy backyard. Coming in at 1,227 square feet, the dwelling holds three bedrooms and one and three quarter baths, plus a bonus “rumpus room.” It’s asking $699,000.

Downtown LA

The only condo in this roundup, this studio condo is located in the historic Higgins Building, a Beaux-Arts style structure that was built in 1910 and converted to lofts and condos in the early aughts. Unit No. 213 measures 1,050 square feet and boasts lots of windows (with views of the Walt Disney Concert Hall), hardwood floors, a contemporary kitchen, and in-unit washer and dryer. In a super walkable location, it’s asking $699,000, plus monthly HOA dues of $550.


Which home would you buy for around $700,000?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Long Beach
    (437 votes)
  • 31%
    Elysian Park
    (478 votes)
  • 19%
    (290 votes)
  • 13%
    Vermont Square
    (200 votes)
  • 7%
    (115 votes)
1520 votes total Vote Now

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the location of the house on Ruthelen Street. It is in Vermont Square, not Leimert Park.