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Rent in Charlotte, St. Louis, Cincinnati: What $1,000/month gets you right now

From a bright one-bedroom to a renovated brick house

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: $1,000/month.

Charlotte, NC (3 beds, 2 baths)—Clocking in at 1,348 square feet, this well-kept cottage on the east side of Charlotte has a breezy living/dining spac with a wood-burning fireplace under vaulted ceilings and sliding doors to the rear patio. The property also includes a one-car garage and backyard shed.

Cincinnati, OH (1 bed, 1 bath)—This West End one-bedroom is a spacious one at 1,300 square feet. It had us at the living room, marked by high ceilings, tall windows, and a marble fireplace.

Albuquerque, NM (2 beds, 1 bath)—Vintage charm is abound in this 890-square-foot adobe with a yellow kitchen, remodeled bathroom, and hardwood floors. The front and backyards have 10 fruit trees, honeysuckle, lavender, and perennial flowers.

Buffalo, NY (3 beds, 1 bath)—For $995/month in Buffalo, you’d get to live in a spacious mansard roof. The 1,200-square-foot third-floor unit is pretty in peach and powder blue, and offers plenty of windows and an doorway.

St. Louis, MO (2 beds, 1 bath)—Do you like everything brand spankin’ new? That’s what you’ll get at this renovated brick home, complete with central A/C, granite counters, 42’’ kitchen counters, and hardwood floors.