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Rent in Chicago, Austin, Seattle: What $1,800/Month Can Get You Right Now

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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: $1,800/month.

↑ Austin, TX (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—On the eastern side of Austin, walking distance to a golf course, this 1,059-square-foot single-story house packs in three bedrooms and a rather spacious kitchen and living area (thanks, vaulted ceilings!) The place comes with renovated floors, cabinets, and countertops, and includes a large backyard with a covered deck. (Intrigued by Austin? Good news: We're launching Curbed Austin in 2016).

↑ Kansas City, MO (2 beds, 2 bath)—Located in a historic neighborhood, converted 1,300-square-foot loft has commanding views of landmarks like Crown Center and the Liberty Memorial at the National World War I Museum. Huge windows, high ceilings, and exposed ducts can be found in all rooms.

↑ Chicago, IL (1 bed, 2 baths)—This 1,000-square-foot apartment located a 7-minute walk from Wrigley Field screams "new, new, new." The spacious living area features Brazilian cherry floors and custom millwork, meanwhile the kitchen has a Viking oven and Sub Zero fridge, and the master bath comes with a whirlpool tub and heated floors.

↑ Palm Desert, CA (2 beds, 2 baths)—Surrounded by gorgeous mature palm trees and a zen garden, this remodeled 1961 home in Coachella Valley is a sweet 1,400-square-foot desert oasis. Interior highlights include a mosaic-tiled fireplace, custom wood wall, and stainless steel appliances. There's also an above-ground spa pool.

↑ Seattle, WA (2 bed, 1 bath) —This renovated 800-square-foot apartment in northwestern Seattle packs in a lot of decor trends, including two accent walls (one of reclaimed wood and the other of burlap coffee sacks!), barn-style doors, and bar-height dining table. The unit also includes a one-car garage.

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