See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, from Santa Monica to the Valley


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: $640,000.


Front garden
Living room
Kitchen
Via Eric Petz/Keller Williams
Backyard
Valley Glen

This charming suburban-style home was built in 1954 and appears to be in fairly original condition, with hardwood floors throughout and vintage tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The 1,458-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a spacious living room that boasts vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace. Sitting on a 7,966-square-foot lot, it has a large backyard and a two-car garage. Asking price is $639,950.

Polynesian apartments
Living room
Bedroom
Photos by Mike McNamara, courtesy JB Fung/Compass
Balcony
Hollywood

This 1960s building is more than a kitschy modernist complex with a Polynesian theme—it’s a historic landmark. The midcentury building is complete with lushly landscaped gardens and a cool mosaic tile mural in the lobby. This unit offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,064 square feet of living space. French doors in the living room lead out to a tile-floored balcony, and the building is framed around a communal courtyard. Asking price is $649,000, with HOA dues of $389 per month.

Front of building
Dining table
Bedroom
Via Andrew Thurm/Coldwell Banker
Kitchen
Santa Monica

If space isn’t a priority, you could certainly do worse than this one-bedroom unit in Santa Monica’s Mid-City neighborhood. The 718-square-foot condo is part of a 1940s building and has wood floors, tiled kitchen countertops, and original cabinetry. The building has a nice front garden and a bit of shared yard space. Asking price is $639,000, with HOA dues of $182 per month.

Front yard
Living room
Kitchen
Photos by JR Maddox, courtesy Cindy Jacobson/Compass
Swimming pool
Canoga Park

If you’re of the mind that a Southern California home isn’t complete without a swimming pool, try this renovated ranch house in the western San Fernando Valley. The 1,542-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with open living spaces that lead out to the pool deck. It sits on a 5,445-square-foot lot with a grassy front lawn and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $645,000.

Front of house
Living room
Kitchen
Via Charlie Coronado/Wish Sotheby’s
Backyard
Lincoln Heights

This little bungalow dates to 1902, but it has been updated fairly recently and is now equipped with a contemporary kitchen and new wood flooring. The house sits behind a small white fence and has a small front porch with a bit of sitting space. Inside, there’s 900 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It sits on a compact 3,146-square-foot lot, with a detached garage. Asking price is $635,000.

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