How much house does about $510,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

Half a million bucks goes a long way in certain parts of SoCal and might get you a piece of the driveway in others (we're looking at you, Malibu). Here's a look at what you can buy for around $510,000, the median sale price in January for single-family homes in Los Angeles County.

SUN VALLEY: This single-story home near North Hollywood was recently remodeled and features open-plan living areas including a redone kitchen with a tiled backsplash.

Address: 7857 Ben Ave., Sun Valley, 91605

Listed for: $509,900 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms in 1,538 square feet (6,771-square-foot lot)

Features: Laminate flooring, covered patio, drought-tolerant landscaping

About the area: In the 91605 ZIP Code, based on 18 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in January was $485,000, up 15.4% from January 2015, according to CoreLogic.

WEST ADAMS: A rotunda entry and prominent roofline lend a storybook quality to this 1920s English Arts and Crafts-style home.

Address: 2812 Wellington Road, West Adams, 90016

Listed for: $529,000 for three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms in 1,650 square feet (6,298-square-foot lot)

Features: Original hardwood floors, arched windows, upgraded kitchen

About the area: In the 90016 ZIP Code, based on 20 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in January was $467,000, down 1.7% from January 2015, according to CoreLogic.

SAN PEDRO: A broad front porch lined with tapered columns sits off the entrance to this clipped gable-style Craftsman home.

Address: 931 W. 6th St., San Pedro, 90731

Listed for: $510,000 for two bedrooms, one bathroom in 1,261 square feet (6,251-square-foot lot)

Features: Picture windows, remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and new cabinetry

About the area: In the 90731 ZIP Code, based on 18 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in January was $513,000, down 2.9% from January 2015, according to Redfin.

WEST HILLS: This updated ranch-style house on a tree-lined street features a living room with skylights a tiled wall fireplace.

Address: 22841 Cantara St., West Hills, 91304

Listed for: $525,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms in 1,358 square feet (7,569-square-foot lot)

Features: Recessed lighting, tempered glass sliding doors, covered patio

About the area: In the 91304 ZIP Code, based on 16 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in January was $533,000, up 1.5% from the January 2015, according to CoreLogic.

MANCHESTER SQUARE: This updated 1920s Spanish bungalow retains its period charm with rows of arched windows and stone accents.

Address: 2022 W. 76th St., Los Angeles, 90047

Listed for: $499,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms in 1,802 square feet

Features: Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood and tile flooring

About the area: In the 90047 ZIP Code, based on 26 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in January was $355,000, up 21.6% from the January 2015, according to CoreLogic.

LANCASTER: This two-story home in a guard-gated community has a foyer entry, vaulted ceilings and a master suite with a walk-in closet.

Address: 41905 Montallegro St., Lancaster, 93535

Listed for: $510,000 for four bedrooms, three bathrooms in 3,124 square feet (0.41-acre lot)

Features: Marble and hardwood floors, living room with fireplace, swimming pool

About the area: In the 93535 ZIP Code, based on 66 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in January was $190,000, up 16.2% from the January 2015, according to CoreLogic.

Neal J. Leitereg

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