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: $1,100/month.
Cleveland, OH (2 beds, 1 bath)—Lots to love in this fully renovated first-floor apartment on the east side of Cleveland. A generous front porch. Remodeled bathrooms and kitchen (with stainless steel appliances.) Built-ins in multiple rooms. A brick fireplace. To name a few!
St. Louis, MO (2 beds, 1 bath)—Laid-back "loft" living awaits in this 1,100-square-foot apartment in south St. Louis. The open-plan first-floor unit offers plenty of exposed brick, 10-foot-high ceilings (including the original tin ceiling in the living area), hardwood floors, and subway tiles in the shower.
Miami, FL (Studio, 1 bath)—For a bit under-budget at $1,025 a month, this 575-square-foot studio in a charming ‘20s building includes a kitchenette and walk-in closet. It’s also pretty close to the Miami Design District.
Houston, TX (1 bed, 1 bath)—Located in Montrose, a Houston cultural hub, this ground-level apartment fits all the essentials in a cozy 600 square feet. There’s granite countertops in the kitchen, bar seating, and stacked washer/dryer units in the bathroom.
Providence, RI (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 1,000-square-foot rental in northwest Providence is a sunny two-bedroom with an updated kitchen and private entrance, available under-budget for $1,000 a month.There’s a mix of hardwoods, carpet, and tiles in the flooring.