Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,200/month.
↑ Seattle, WA (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 1,040-square-foot mother-in-law basement apartment is located in southeastern Seattle, with convenient access to multiple public parks. Thank goodness, because while spacious, the unit really doesn't look like it has much connection to the outside world.
↑ Salt Lake City, UT (1 bed, 1 bath)—Converted from an old post office building, this remodeled 700-square-foot apartment in downtown Salt Lake City will appeal to those with a penchant for exposed original brick. "Comes with a shared garden and fresh spinach for all the tenants to share," says the listing. How nice!
↑ Las Vegas, NV (3 beds, 2 baths)—It's ceiling fan galore in this three-bedroom house in a Vegas cul de sac. The 1,750-square-foot house, shaded by a large tree on the front yard, offers large bedrooms with high ceilings and generous closet space, plus a "bonus room" off the open-plan living area.
↑ Honolulu, HI (1 bed, 1 bath)—There's nothing all that special about this 488-square-foot one-bedroom apartment except that is in Hawaii! (And can be had for a relatively affordable rent of $1,200/month.)
↑ Miami, FL (studio, 1 bath) —Over in Edgewater, dubbed "Miami's next trendy district" by Miami Herald (it's close to both downtown and the city's burgeoning Design District), $1,200/month gets you a pretty standard renovated 400-square-foot studio. But one thing that sets it apart from pricey studios in, say, New York City? Easy access to a generous sun deck—" coffee, yoga, or evening cocktails," the listing suggests.
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