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Rent in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Detroit: What $1,300/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: $1,300/month.


↑ Philadelphia, PA (1 bed, 1 bath)—In Philly, where "rent just keeps getting cheaper," $1,300/month can get you a 750-square-foot pad with an high-ceilinged, open-plan living/dining area, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and one groovy graphic wall. The bedroom gets dreamy natural light.


↑ New Orleans, LA (2 beds, 1 bath)—Up for grabs here is half of a recently renovated 1913 home in the historic Algiers Point, freshly crowned NOLA's neighborhood of the year in the annual Curbed Cup competition. The 1,000-square-foot apartment features a shotgun layout. Each of the four rooms offer, in succession, 12-foot ceilings, transom windows, and mantles with defunct fireplaces. Also look out for the huge cypress pocket doors, and brand new paint jobs.


↑ Detroit, MI (5 beds, 4 baths)—This is not a drill: the lovely Georgian revival home you see here, located in Detroit's historic Boston-Edison neighborhood andjust sold last fall, has hit the rental market. Featuring original Pewabic tile, leaded glass windows, great wainscoting, a stunning staircase, and more, the 3,300-square-foot home is quite the looker. The property also includes a beautiful yard with a couple of outdoor entertaining spaces.


↑ Santa Barbara, CA (studio) —This remodeled 400-square-foot apartment checks off basics like a kitchenette and full bathroom, but offers not much else. At least the beach is a walking distance away.


↑ Pahoa, HI (3 beds, 2 baths)—Well, this 1,724-square-foot cedar home in Pahoa, on the Big Island, gets you closer to the water than the Santa Barbara studio—it's just steps away from the ocean. The upper-level living area with vaulted ceilings and a skylight includes two bedrooms, while a separate downstairs unit comes with its own kitchen and bathroom. There's also a huge wraparound deck with ocean views.

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