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: $1,300/month. And theme? The Pacific Northwest, home of great coffee, great hikes, and atmospheric fog.
↑ Seattle, WA (1 bed, 1 bath)—At 440 square feet, this ground-level pad is a cozy little retreat in North Seattle. The recently updated unit includes sliding door access to a private patio and stainless stain appliances.
↑ Spokane, WA (3 beds, 1 bath)—Over in eastern Washington, this 1,350-square-foot first-floor apartment is one of four units in a house listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places. The airy home, set on a quiet, leafy street, offers hardwood floors and a breezy sunroom that can also serve as a third bedroom.
↑ Portland, OR (1 bed, 1 bath)—Located near the base of Mt. Tabor Park in Southeast Portland, this is a 635-square-foot unit with vintage charm. Arched doorways, large windows, and built-ins are the highlights here.
↑ Eugene, OR (2 beds, 1 bath)—Living in a high-rise condo with fantastic valley views is one way to soak in that PNW nature. This 774-square-foot unit features an open-plan living/dining/kitchen layout with bamboo and tile flooring and quartz counters.
↑ Boise, ID (3 beds, 2 baths)—Whether or not Boise belongs in the PNW is a point of contention, but for the sake of a bit more geographic variety, here’s a comfortable family home with vaulted ceilings and a sizable backyard. The 1,339-square-foot house includes a large master suite with a dual vanity and large tub.