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Rent in Cincinnati, Santa Barbara, Kansas City: What $1,300/Month Gets You Right Now

From a sunny downtown studio to an adorable narrow 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: $1,300/month.

↑ Cincinnati, OH (2 beds, 1 bath)—How adorable is this narrow, 1,000-square-foot house on the east side of Cincinnati. It’s got a Mansard-esque roof, itty-bitty porch, paved patio on the outside, and hardwood floors and built-ins on the inside. The kitchen and bathroom have both been updated.

↑ Durham, NC (2 beds, 1 bath)—Located just north of Duke University, this 954-square-foot cottage has a rad brick fireplace with walls of wood paneling, along with hardwood floors. The 0.41-acre lot has a tranquil forest vibes.

↑ Santa Barbara, CA (Studio, 1 bath)—$1,300/month is more than enough to snag this downtown Santa Barbara studio (it's asking $1,200/month) with a lots of big windows and closets. And beach? It’s about a mile away.

↑ Kansas City, MO (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 1,352-square-foot home takes up the first floor of a circa-1920 house in the the city’s historic Central Hyde park neighborhood. Can you tell it’s been renovated? Beautiful hardwood floors, French doors, crown moulding, wainscoting, the list goes on...

↑ Sacramento, CA (2 beds, 1 bath)—This northeast Sacramento home packs two bedrooms into a bright 840 square feet. It sits on a sizable lot with a large fenced backyard.