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What $1,500 rents in Los Angeles right now

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Options include a studio in Hollywood and a one-bedroom in Westlake

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

Living room with dark wood floors.
Kitchen with white cabinets and refrigerator to the left.
Pink apartment building with a gate. Courtesy of David Lu, Zillow

This 600-square-foot studio features plenty of storage space, hardwood floors, and an assigned parking spot. Utilities such as electricity, water, and trash, are paid by the landlord. The Metro station at Vermont and Beverly is just a few blocks away. It’s renting for $1,425.

Living room view of doorways to bedroom, kitchen and restroom. Via Zaya Tserendondov, Zillow
Bedroom with dark red wood flooring and a mirror sliding door closet.
Eagle Rock

This one-bedroom, one bath features had deep red wood flooring in the living room and bedroom, a dishwasher, and plenty of space to lounge in. It’s located near Occidental College and the 2 Freeway. It’s renting for $1,495.

Outdoor view of white and green apartment with cars parked underneath in garage.
Small kitchen with sink on left side, stove adjacent of it, and tile floors. Courtesy of Asher Arom, Zillow
Living room with wood floors, ceiling fan, and a window with blinds.

Free cable and wifi? You read that correctly. This studio apartment in “the Copa” is located in walkable Franklin Village, with easy access to the core of Hollywood. The kitchen is small, but has new granite countertops and a built-in microwave. Plus: there’s a swimming pool. It rents for $1,490.

Living room with wood floors and two windows on opposite ends.
Restroom photo with toilet on the left side and a shower on the right.
Outside view of two yellow apartment buildings next to each other. Via Kevin Manager, Zillow

Walking distance from Larchmont Village’s cute restaurants and shops, this cozy remodeled studio has hardwood floors, a full bath and kitchen, and free utilities included. The building also has a pool. Located directly across from Burns Park, it’s available for $1,495.

Modern living room with dark wood floors, ceiling fan, and two large windows that allow natural lighting to come in.

There’s a 540-square-foot studio available in the glamorous, marble-clad Wilshire Royale, a 1920s building next to MacArthur Park with a striking black and white lobby. The apartment sports crown molding and dark wood floors. The building allows pets (with breed restrictions) and has a pool, but no parking. It’s renting for $1,575.


Which apartment would you rent?

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  • 6%
    (121 votes)
  • 15%
    Eagle Rock
    (270 votes)
  • 10%
    (194 votes)
  • 22%
    (404 votes)
  • 44%
    (779 votes)
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