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Rent in Boston, Seattle, Oakland: What $1,500/month gets you right now

From an island apartment to a green-lawned 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.

↑ Seattle, WA (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 690-square-foot North Seattle apartment is in move-in ready condition, with new paint and laminate floors. The open-plan living area comes with access to a private outdoor patio and fenced garden. Intrigued? Here are some other standout Seattle rentals at the same price point.

↑ Oakland, CA (studio, 1 bath)—Located in a pink ‘20s building, this studio apartment offers a bright space with bay windows. It’s not the most conveniently located, but it’s also not a $1,350/month bunk bed in a San Francisco house shared with 10 people.

↑ Charlotte, NC (3 beds, 3 baths)—This 2,208-square-foot home just north of downtown Charlotte seems like a piece of suburban bliss. There’s a nice lawn, two garages, brick fireplace in the bright living room, and a rear deck.

↑ Tampa, FL (2 beds, 1 bath)—The second pink residence this week, this four-unit complex on Tampa’s Davis Island wins on curb appeal. The unit in question is a 875-square-foot rental with hardwood and tile floors, large closets, Corian countertops, and a designated covered parking spot.

↑ Boston, MA (studio, 1 bath)—This studio apartment near Boston College looks pretty delightful until you get to the "separate sleeping area"—where a raised double bed looks built into a teeny tiny nook. On the flip side, you get a true living room.