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 person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,600/month.
↑ Boulder, CO (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 695-square-foot North Boulder modern apartment offers 10-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an attached garage. The home is close to a public park with all kinds of fields, playgrounds, and trails.
↑ Tulsa, OK (4 beds, 2 baths)—Sporting a bit of a French farmhouse vibe, this 2,172-square-foot home features a stone facade and airy interiors. There’s a vaulted living room with fireplace, second living/dining area, and eat-in kitchen. The sizable yard is fenced and comes with mature trees. All for the under-budget rent of $1,500/month.
↑ New Orleans, LA (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 1,100-square-foot rental, also available for $1,500/month, is in a stately multi-unit house with lush landscaping. Highlights of the renovated interiors include new wood floors, ceiling fans, and a frameless shower. Important perk: a charming shared backyard with string lights.
↑ Oakland, CA (1 bed, 1 bath)—Just remodeled, this 750-square-foot apartment has a compact kitchenette, exposed beams, and large sliding doors that lead to a large, private yard. The home is close to Mills College, a liberal arts women’s college.
↑ Santa Barbara, CA (Studio, 1 bath)—This is an attached studio near downtown Santa Barbara. The recently remodeled unit retains original hardwood floors and offers ample outdoor space.