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Rent in Honolulu, Jacksonville, Greensboro: What $1,500/Month Gets You Right Now

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From an island studio to a four-bedroom 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: $1,500/month. And the theme? Homes in the greenest U.S. cities.

↑ Greensboro, NC (4 beds, 2.5 baths)—This 2,200-square-foot house has a massive second floor deck, four generously-sized bedrooms, formal dining room, a great room, and many other amenities, making it a stellar base for accessing the more than 90 miles of trails and greenways of Greensboro.


↑ Honolulu, HI (Studio, 1 bath)—This cozy poolside studio is located in a cottage in the Portlock area of Hawaii Kai in East Honolulu, the capital city of one of the most beautiful islands on earth. The apartment, which includes pool access, is only minutes away from Koko Head Crater, Koko Marina, and the Hawaii Kai Town Center.


↑ Austin, TX (1 bed, 1 bath)—Located in the fastest growing city in Texas, this 806-square-foot, sleek, double-height apartment not only offers views of the downtown skyline, but also of scenic Hill Country. Plus, the Santal is a LEED community and just a short walk from the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve.


↑ Madison, WI (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—This 1,530-square-foot, three-bedroom house is a great place to live if you want to experience all 280 parks that lie within Madison’s city limits. Surrounded by trees and hiking trails in the family-friendly Crestwood neighborhood, the 1930s house is only a few minutes’ walk to a bus line, bike path, grocery store, and elementary school.


↑ Jacksonville, FL (3 beds, 2 baths)For $1,450 a month, you can get your hands on this spacious, open-plan home located in the so-called "River City by the Sea." The 1,239-square-foot house boasts three bedrooms and a large, private backyard with a view of the natural landscape beyond its fence.