Look at How 9 Apartment Buildings Have Changed L.A.

Before-and-after pics of South Park, Bunker Hill, Koreatown, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills

Anyone who has leased in L.A. longer than 12 months knows city living gets more expensive with age. While our wallets can feel how dramatic the rents are for newly built luxury rental properties (see: my, that is expensive), it’s harder to gauge how these additions have changed our communities.

Cue apartment searching site, RENTCafé. With the help of Google Street View, the team at RENTCafé created before-and-after images comparing some of L.A.’s most desolate lots of the past to the remarkable rental developments they are today. Scroll back into the past:

1. L.A. LIVE, Downtown L.A.

What’s new: The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

2. 8th+Hope, Downtown L.A.

What’s new: 8th + Hope High-Rise Apartments

3. Luxury Rental Towers, South Park

What’s new: APEX. The One., WaterMarke Tower, 717 Olympic

4. Evo South, South Park

What’s new: Evo South condominium complex

5. The Emerson, Bunker Hill

What’s new: The Emerson rental apartments

6. The Vermont, Koreatown

What’s new: The Vermont high-rise apartments

7. Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood

What’s new: Sunset Gordon, Emerson College Los Angeles

8. 1600 Vine, Hollywood

What’s new: 1600 Vine luxury apartments

9. Beverly West, Beverly Hills

What’s new: Beverly West Residences luxury apartments