In LA, there are several places where you can buy land within you price range, but none near the beach. Now there are a few lots near the beach at that price, but costs to prepare the land for a home would be in the $250k and higher. Plus, 1-2 years to get Coastal Commission approval, and then the costs to build the home.
Land that is ready to be built on costs over $700k on the Westside. Land in your price range would be further out or in the nearby Valleys.
It is best to contact a Realtor that is familiar with the areas, before making a decision.
Contact me if you have any other questions, or for more details.
I think where you buy the land will depend on your own personal preferences - Los Angeles is a big town and individual neighborhoods very greatly. Do you want to be near the beach? In the hills with a view? Close to your work or favorite park?
I would be happy to meet or chat about this further!
Call me and let me help you.
I have the experience(and licenses) in land acquisition, design, entitlement and construction to help you reach your goals and objectives within your budget.
Congrats on your upcoming move, and welcome to Southern California!
I understand you are likely from out of the area, and trying to get a little info on what you are able to purchase, however you would be best served providing more information on what you are hoping to get out of your new home!
Do you prefer to be near the beach? Or the mountains?
Do you have children? Are schools a concern?
Is this for you to live in? Is it a vacation or second home? A rental property?
Do you have pets? For instance, will you need access to horse trails?
Are you more concerned with lot size or the view?
Are you going to have to commute for work? If so, where will "work" be?
I think once you nail down some of these factors, the recommendations will start to come in with more specific ideas on where to build your custom home. I myself am very familiar with all of Southern California, been born and raised and traveling all throughout the region. I can provide insight into various areas, but with no criteria, it would be more of my taste than yours.
Hope this helps, and feel free to contact me with any questions. And also see how I can support the causes YOU support!
Alan Kurpiewski, Realtor®
CA BRE 01912043