Koreatown benefits from a central location, easy transit access, and a plethora of bars and restaurants. The walkable neighborhood is in the midst of a construction boom, with dozens of new apartment buildings taking shape. If you’re on the hunt for a never-been-lived-in unit with modern amenities to boot, consider one of these five brand new rental communities.
1. The Pearl
Address: 3670 Wilshire Boulevard
Priced from: $1,919 per month
The Pearl was designed with its residents’ health, wellness and happiness in mind. The 346-unit midrise offers a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments to choose from, complete with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, oversized soaking tubs, smart thermostats, and full-size washers and dryers.
This pet-friendly community provides on-demand services like dog walking, dry cleaning and housekeeping, plus an array of onsite amenities. Take in sweeping city views from the rooftop deck with a cozy fireplace or take part in a virtual yoga class with Fitness On-Demand® in the power gym.
Developer: Jamison Services
Address: 3060 West Olympic Boulevard
Priced from: $1,940 per month
30Sixty is just a few minutes’ walk from Galleria Market and Koreatown Plaza, two mainstays of the neighborhood. There are currently five availabilities, ranging from a 495-square-foot one-bedroom unit to a two-bedroom, two-bathroom with 883 square feet of living space.
The well-appointed interiors are characterized by stainless steel GE appliances, private balconies, wood-style flooring, custom cabinetry and closets, and floor-to-ceiling windows (as per plan). Residents will enjoy access to the private fitness center, central pool deck, clubroom, and rooftop lounge with barbecue and fire pit areas.
Developer: CGI Strategies
Address: 269 South Mariposa Avenue
Priced from: $2,345 per month
The design concept of Mariposa, which is the Spanish word for “butterfly,” was intended to mimic the comfort and security of a cocoon. The one- and two-bedroom apartments range from 660 to 1,390 square feet, and come complete with high-end appliances, designer details, and a Cali-cool, neutral aesthetic.
There’s a long list of social and wellness-oriented amenities, including a coworking space with its own dining area and kitchenette, a Crossfit-inspired gym featuring high-end equipment, a fully-equipped dog washing station, and an interactive kids’ club.
4. Manhee Manor
Developer: Manhee Properties
Address: 1019 South Catalina Street
Priced from: $1,800 per month
Koreatown is known for its nightmarish parking situation, but at Mahee Manor you can rest easy knowing there’s a reserved parking space for your unit within a gated garage. These studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments tout private balconies, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and in-unit washers and dryers.
The residence offers a fitness center, lounge area, courtyard, gas barbecues and a convenient, 24-hour dry cleaner box. Within the neighborhood, residents can shop for groceries at Hannam Supermarket, grab takeout from one of several Korean barbeque restaurants, or go for a jog around the track at Seoul International Park.
Developer: Equity Residential
Address: 620 South Virgil Avenue
Priced from: $1,815 per month
Next on Sixth is a mere seven-minute walk from the Wilshire/Vermont Metro station, connecting riders to Downtown, Wilshire and North Hollywood. Choose from a wide selection of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, outfitted with NEST thermostats, stainless steel appliances, hard surface flooring, quartz countertops, and in-unit washers and dryers.
The community boasts resort-inspired amenities, including two rooftop sundecks, resident clubrooms, an arcade and games room, golf simulator, 24-hour fitness center, spa and massage room, and a sparkling swimming pool.