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Tiny apartments for rent: What $1,700/month gets you around the U.S.

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From a character-filled Brooklyn studio to a renovated pad right near the Space Needle

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. And the theme? Tiny studios in celebration of Micro Week!

New York, NY (Studio, 1 bath)—People who want "character" in a home will love this studio in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. What’s on offer? Beautiful parquet floors, large windows with leaded glass, exposed brick, an intricate fireplace, and wood-paneled lobby.

Philadelphia, PA (Studio, 1 bath)—This 600-square-foot studio in central Philly looks like it’s just been renovated with a grey color scheme, stainless steel appliances, and new cabinetry. The unit, which is actually under-budget at $1,600/month, comes furnished.

Seattle, WA (Studio, 1 bath)—Located a few blocks away from the Space Needle, this 378-square-foot studio also comes under-budget at $1,600 a month. It’s renovated with an all-white kitchenette, washer/dryer in the bathroom, and polished floors. The 10-foot high ceilings support a Queen-size loft, accessible via a ladder.

San Francisco, CA (Studio, 1 bath)—Believe or not, $1,700/month for a centrally located, not-too-sad studio in San Francisco seems like a great deal. This one in an Edwardian-style brick building in Nob Hill features refinished hardwood floors, crown molding, frosted glass chandelier, and a period claw foot tub.

Los Angeles, CA (Studio, 1 bath)—Live right by L.A.’s beautiful Elysian Park and Echo Park Lake in this 650-square-foot studio in an Art Deco building. The renovated unit comes with oak hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closet, and a peek of the downtown L.A. skyline.