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Rent in Anchorage, Augusta, Eugene: What $1,200/month gets you right now

From a charming apartment 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: $1,200/month. And the theme? Cities in the coolest summer states.


↑ Anchorage, Alaska (2 beds, 1 bath)—One of four units in the building, this recently-refreshed apartment is centrally located and features a washer and dryer, Jacuzzi bathtub, hardwood floors, a fireplace, and private balcony.

↑ Cheyenne, Wyoming (3 beds, 2 baths)—This 1,550-square-foot ground-floor apartment in the capital of Wyoming has lots of charm and plenty of old-world details including a bay window, high ceilings, archways, built-ins, a fireplace, and above-door lattice cutouts.


↑ Augusta, Maine (1 bed, 1.5 baths)—Spacious and cozy, this Augusta one-bedroom has dark-wood accents, high, tin-pressed ceilings, French doors, and hardwood floors. Huge windows throughout flood the space with sunlight.


↑ Boise, Idaho (4 beds, 2 baths)—With four bedrooms, front and back yards, plush carpeting, and outdoor deck, this 1,768-square-foot, two-story home would be great for families.


↑ Eugene, Oregon (3 beds, 1 bath)—Located in the neighborhood of Santa Clara in the second largest city in Oregon, this cute, single-story, 972-square-foot ranch-style house features a covered patio and huge backyard.