Sunday, March 23, 2008

Paying For Faux Whimsy

There was a full page ad for the apartments in the Americana on the back page of the Glendale News-Press yesterday. The rents are about double the current market rate for newer apartments in downtown Glendale.

Anne and I started renting our cute one bedroom apartment (with garage and hardwood floors) almost a year ago. According to Google Maps, our apartment is 0.6 miles south of the Americana. Our rent is literally $2000 a month CHEAPER than a comparably sized Americana unit would be. Half a mile away! Unbelievable.

On the other hand, we aren't paying for anything but shelter. One of the biggest benefits of living in the Americana, according to the ad:

Of course, real trolleys once ran down Brand, Broadway and Glenoaks. THAT I would happily pay for.

Note the Alex Theater, far right.

1 comment:

Anne-arky said...

You know, I would ride that trolley just for kicks. It's a long damn 20-yard walk from Nordstrom's to the Cheesecake factory.