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Rent in Chicago, San Francisco, Austin: What $2,500/Month Can Get You Right Now

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From a 1930s brick Tudor house to a fancy downtown apartment...which one would you choose?

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly 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: $2,500/month.

↑ Minneapolis, MN (1 bed, 1 bath)—This coral-hued modern 750-square-foot apartment sits on the 19th floor of a downtown tower, and comes with views out to the Minnesota Twins' Target Field, as well as the Vikings' new stadium. It also comes with access to a rooftop lounge, which offers tremendous views of the Mississippi River and the city's famous Stone Arch Bridge. Inside, the open-plan living/dining/kitchen space features curvy granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a mantel.

↑ Nashville, TN (3 beds, 2 baths)—This 1935 brick Tudor hailing from East Nashville is oh-so-cute, packing three bedrooms in roughly 2,400 square feet. Past the arched entrance and barn red door, you'll find renovated interiors, notably the large updated kitchen, lots of built-in shelving, and some rough plaster walls.

↑ Austin, TX (4 beds, 2 baths)—This 2,000-square-foot open-plan house in northeast Austin is cook-out ready with a 0.5-acre yard equipped with patios and fruit trees. Per the listing, the house has got a metal roof and all-limestone interior, and both the kitchen and bathrooms look updated with polished tiling.

↑ San Francisco, CA (studio, 1 bath)—You don't get all too much in this peachy 650-square-foot studio in San Francisco's (very hilly) Russian Hill neighborhood, but it does look pretty sunny, and charming (Bay window! Arched shelving!) The house itself comes with a fenced yard.

↑ Chicago, IL (1 bed, 1 bath)—$2,500/month apparently gets you some pretty swanky digs in the Windy City's art gallery-filled River North neighborhood. This 870-square-foot pad has glass walls with great city views, new-looking bathroom, and lots of building amenities, including a roof terrace with gas grills, a pool, and spa.