The path from New York to L.A. is a well-trodden one, invoked in the pages of the New York Times almost as often as the concept of some randomly chosen place being the "sixth borough" or the "next Brooklyn." Insane as it may seem to relocate to a smog-choked desert metropolis sure to run out of water one of these days, there are some compelling reasons why New Yorkers end up there. For example, in Los Angeles buying a place means plentiful sunshine (sans humidity), fruit-tree lined streets, and sometimes even a yard for the price of a New York City apartment.
This week's StreetEasy report found that the median resale price in Brooklyn in the third quarter of this year was $754,094, a modest increase over last year. With the Dodgers in the World Series and winter on our minds, we decided to find out what we could get in La La Land for a similar figure.
Here's what we found:
11767 Iowa Ave., #11. Located in the West Los Angeles neighborhood of Sawtelle, this two-bedroom, two-bath condo features an open layout with a loft-like feel, two balconies, and a large patio. The kitchen has a dishwasher and a garbage disposal and there's gated parking for two cars. Priced at $749,000, with $385 in monthly fees.
587 Crane Blvd. This two-bedroom, two-bath house is on a corner lot in Mount Washington. The wood beams throughout give the house a rustic vibe. The kitchen was recently updated and includes a stainless steel refrigerator, double ovens, and a dishwasher. The master suite includes a Swedish fireplace for chilly nights. $749,000.
2202 Edendale Ln. Silver Lake, arguably the hippest neighborhood in L.A., is where you'll find this modernist townhouse, part of the development SL70. The two-bedroom, three-bath house has an open living room, a designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a terrace (and a balcony in the master suite), and a garage with room for two cars as well as additional storage. Listed at $759,000.
3650 Virginia Rd. This three-bedroom, two-bath single family house is located in Crenshaw. It comes with front and side yards and a large backyard with a fire pit. There is also a fireplace inside. The house was recently remodeled and is listed for $749,900.
1510 Donaldson St. This three-bedroom, two-bath house is in Echo Park near Dodger Stadium. There's plenty of outdoor space for entertaining, fruit trees, a one-car garage, and a new (as of six years ago) roof. $748,000.
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