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Which would you pick: A new apartment in Downtown or a vintage place in Beverly Grove?

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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 rentals within $100 of today’s price, $4,000. Vote for your favorite below!

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An exterior photo of a white apartment building with a red tile roof. Via The Agency
A photo of a room with gleaming hardwood floors, white walls,  and a large window.
Beverly Grove

Inside this sweet Mediterranean-style vintage apartment building is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and a luxurious updated bathroom. The apartment, which measures 1,455 square feet, is located just off Melrose and comes with two parking spaces. It rents for $4,000.

A photo of a kitchen with an island set up for dining and light wood cabinets. Via Aven
South Park

Are brand-new buildings more your speed? This one-bedroom apartment is in a South Park building that opened just this year. The 800-square-foot corner unit has a little balcony, a full bathroom, a dining area, and access to the building’s outdoor areas, pool, and gym. It rents for $4,012.

A photo of a cottage-style house with a big gnarled tree in the front yard. Via Re/Max Estate Properties
A photo of a a dining area with hardwood floors and a big sliding glass door behind the dining table.

This compact little house in the hilly area of Palms near the neighborhood’s middle school offers two bedrooms and one bathroom in 896 square feet. Features include hardwood floors, high-end kitchen appliances, and a lovely deck area enclosed in trees—perfect for eating outside in the shade on a hot day. It has laundry and carport parking. It rents for $3,950.

A photo of a living room with wood-beamed, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a semi-circular built-in fireplace in the corner. Via Gold Star Realty
A photo of a kitchen with colorful vintage tile accents around the window and in the alcove where the large, vintage-style stove sits. The floor is red Spanish tile and there is a built-in cabinet under the sink.
West Hollywood

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom is part of the Arthur and Nina Zwebell-designed Mi Casa courtyard apartment complex, which opened in 1927. If the 900-square-foot unit’s colorful tile accents, fanciful wood-durning fireplace, high, beamed ceilings, and Old Hollywood glamour don’t wow you, check your pulse. Located just off the Sunset Strip and walking distance to Chateau Marmont, it rents for $3,950.

A photo of a kitchen and living room area staged with a tan area rug, a white sofa, and a pink bucket chair. Via Wood Partners
East Hollywood

This two-bedroom has something none of the other units up for grabs today have: two bathrooms—a priceless bonus for those who frequently entertain or regularly have friends visit from out of town. The 1,078-square-foot unit holds ample storage and closet space, an eat-in kitchen, and spacious bedrooms. It rents for $3,913.


Which would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Beverly Grove
    (180 votes)
  • 9%
    South Park
    (100 votes)
  • 15%
    (162 votes)
  • 36%
    West Hollywood
    (390 votes)
  • 21%
    East Hollywood
    (232 votes)
1064 votes total Vote Now