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: $900/month.
↑ Charlotte, NC (3 beds, 2 baths)—Curbed appeal alert! Built in 1980, this 1,150-square-foot home is now a lease property under professional management. Inside, there are soaring ceilings, a brick fireplace, a compact kitchen, and generous closet space. The grounds come with a carport, patio, and ample lawns.
↑ St. Louis, MO (2 beds, 1 bath)—Taking up the full second floor of a two-family building, this renovated 1,150-square-foot apartment exudes a bit of historic charm without everything falling apart. The spacious interior features refinished hardwood floors, a new-looking kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and two "decorative fireplaces" (the private rear deck is very real though.)
↑ Albuquerque, NM (3 beds, 2 baths)—In New Mexico's largest city, $900 gets you a breezy, 1,200-square-foot desert pad with some
questionable whimsical wall coverings and colors. There's also a bit of a funky blend of tiled flooring and carpeting.
↑ San Antonio, TX (2 beds, 1 bath)—This open-plan remodeled apartment in a multi-family building is located in the Tobin Hill Historic District, a mostly residential area that has grown more popular recently with projects like the revived Pearl Brewery (which now hosts restaurants and a farmer's market.) The San Antonio Museum of Art is also nearby. Be weary of the fish-eye lens overdose: the place clocks in at 700 square feet—not tiny but not huge for a two-bedroom.
↑ Buffalo, NY (3 beds, 1 bath)—It may get tons of snow, but Buffalo, NY also seems to be experiencing a major comeback. Folks can check it out for for themselves with a sweet Buffalo house—this 1,100-square-foot, century-old home has high ceilings and an open-plan living area.