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Rent in San Diego, Nashville, Minneapolis: What $1,600/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: $1,600/month.

↑ Oakland, CA (1 bed, 1 bath)—Whereas $1,700/month gets you a very sad studio in San Francisco proper, $1,600/month can rent a charming one-bedroom cottage in the northern part of Oakland, a more affordable city a bridge and 12 miles away. Though Oakland has a rather seedy reputation, it might soon become a new tech hotspot, as companies like Uber ditch San Francisco in search of more space at less exorbitant rents. Furnishings shown here won't be included, but do offer a good idea of the space's potential.

↑ Nashville, TN (2 beds, 1 bath)—Located in East Nashville (named one of the "12 Coolest Neighborhoods in America" by Thrillist earlier this year), this 800-square-foot house comes furnished with, per the listing, "eclectic Moroccan/bohemian/antique decor." The place certainly has a lot of personality, what with the bold blue kitchen cabinets and dreamy screened back porch.

↑ Charleston, SC (studio, 1 bath)—This 400-square-foot downtown studio will rent furnished, and comes with a kitchenette, hardwood flooring, and fireplace, not to mention a darling brick facade. The building itself dates back to 1806!

↑ Minneapolis, MN (2 bed, 1 bath)—Ever thought about living in a converted postwar office building? That's what's on offer in this 1,100-square-foot home, which has extra-high ceilings, exposed trusses, and very glossy floors. Who'd be down to take on furnishing this place?

↑ San Diego, CA (2 bed, 1 bath) —This sunny apartment in San Diego's North Park neighborhood is fully renovated with hardwood floors, ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, and a new toilet. No, it's not by the beach, but it is a 20-minute walk to the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

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