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.
3. Mariposa on 3rd
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.
5. Next on Sixth
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.