Looks can be deceiving in Playa Vista.
Take a gander at the four-story, 83-unit apartment building on Fielding Circle, and you’d assume the rental rates are in the $2,500 to $5,000-plus range, as they are in the rest of the trendy coastal village that sits in the heart of “Silicon Beach.”
But residents of The Woods pay far less for their nicely appointed one- and two-bedroom units. The prices run from the low $400s to about $1,100 a month. And the amenities include a gym, free parking, a spacious community room with kitchen and library, beautifully landscaped gardens, a hot tub and easy walking access to nearby stores and restaurants.
“It’s like being in a five-star...