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: $700/month.
↑ Milwaukee, WI (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 850-square-foot apartment in the Merrill park neighborhood actually comes in a tad under budget at $690/month. The remodeled unit features new paint and hardwood floors.
↑ Salt Lake City, UT (Studio, 1 bath)—Though just a studio, this Salt Lake City pad offers plenty of charm with its arched doorway, bonus room, and balcony. The complex itself also has some brick Tudor flair.
↑ Providence, RI (1 bed, 1 bath)—Asking $675 a month, this 700-square-foot second-floor unit is bright and spacious and comes renovated with new laminate floors and fresh paint. The rental provides additional basement storage as well.
↑ Albuquerque, NM (1 bed, 1 bath)—Past its adorable pastel exterior, this 700-square-foot apartment offers new granite counters, floors, windows, custom tile backsplash, lighting, and more. It’s also located close to hiking trails.
↑ Detroit, MI (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—This 2,940-square-foot brick house is the jewel among $700-a-month-rentals available in Detroit right now. There’s some sprucing up that to do here, but the space has so much space and so many original details (Moldings! Built-ins!) to work with.