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Rent in Chicago, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh: What $1,700/month gets you right now

From a full-floor apartment to a polished ‘50s ranch

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: $1,700/month.

↑ Chicago, IL (1 bed, 1 bath)—Located in East Lakeview, just a block from Lincoln Park facing Lake Michigan, this 850-square-foot top-floor unit has beautiful bay windows, an ornate decorative fireplace, sizable dining room, and lofted space. The building and surrounding courtyard landscaping are also rather charming.

↑ Fort Worth, TX (2 beds, 2 baths)—This 1,600-square-foot ‘50s ranch house in Fort Worth’s Oakhurst neighborhood has been kept in great shape. Highlights include hardwood floors, vintage tile bathrooms, bright kitchen under a skylight, and sliding glass doors leading to a large rear deck.

↑ Pittsburgh, PA (3 beds, 1 baths)—This full-floor apartment in a triple near the Squirrel Hill business district features an arched doorway and decorative fireplace in the living area, and a small back deck by the kitchen. The third bedroom is currently used as a cozy library.

↑ Indianapolis, IN (2 beds, 2 baths)—As part of a converted downtown church, this 1,265-square-foot loft offers open-plan interiors with a double-height living space. There’s a bedroom on each level.

↑ Salem, OR (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—This 1,600-square-foot house in the Oregon capital seems to get great light with large windows and an airy layout. There’s also a generous deck and a three-car garage.