Here's what a one-bedroom apartment looks like in America's most expensive rental markets

Know what your money can get you

Sampling of one-bedroom listings
With rents on the rise in several of America's largest cities, it's always helpful to know what your money can get you.

The sad truth, however, is that it'll go a lot farther in some cities than others. A one-bedroom apartment in New York City, for instance, goes for about $2,000 more than the same-sized apartment in Dallas.

With the help of real-estate marketplace Zumper and its December national rent report, we've compiled a sampling of one-bedroom listings in the 20 most expensive markets in the US.

Each listing is within $100 of the respective city's median rental price.

20. AUSTIN, TEXAS: Luxury one-bedroom apartments are available at The District at Soco for just over $1,100.

Rent: $1,166/month
Neighborhood: South Congress
Each unit features a gourmet kitchen with a built-in island countertop, a dishwasher, and stainless-steel appliances.

19. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: This updated apartment is just three blocks from Lake Calhoun.

Rent: $1,145/month
Neighborhood: Cedar Isles
This apartment building has laundry rooms on every floor and a brand-new fitness center with a sauna and indoor pool. The units feature a spacious bedroom and bathroom.

18. DALLAS, TEXAS: Rent a one-bedroom in a gated community with a fitness center, clubhouse, and pool for less than $1,200 a month.

Rent: $1,175/month
Neighborhood: Deep Ellum District
These units have contemporary finishes, custom kitchens, and in-unit washer-dryer connections. The surrounding community is home to Baylor students and young professionals.

17. LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA: For $1,200 a month, you can rent this fourth-floor condo in the city's downtown area.

Rent: $1,200/month
Neighborhood: Downtown Long Beach
This unit has one bedroom, plus a built-in Murphy bed in the living room. The green-tiled kitchen, however, could probably use some renovating.

16. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: This quirky lofted one-bedroom goes for just over $1,200 a month.

Rent: $1,270/month
Neighborhood: Washington Square
The kitchen is small, but the lofted bedroom space makes up for it. There are wood floors throughout, plus a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.

15. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: One-bedroom units in a renovated Victorian row home rent for just over $1,200 a month.

Rent: $1,250/month
Neighborhood: Mt. Vernon/Penn Station
In the building's entryway, there's a grand staircase and a marble fireplace. All units boast laundry machines, keyless entry, and bathrooms featuring a rain-head shower, heated floors, and designer light fixtures.

14. ATLANTA, GEORGIA: In downtown Atlanta, you can rent a 19th-floor apartment with a stunning skyline view for about $1,400 a month.

Rent: $1,380/month
Neighborhood: Downtown
The kitchen and living room are one in this open-floor apartment located near the highway.

13. DENVER, COLORADO: The historic Norman Building offers up a retro-looking one-bedroom with mountain views for under $1,400 a month.

Rent: $1,350/month
Neighborhood: Washington Park
The small kitchen has checkered floors and red walls with tons of cabinet space. There's crown molding throughout.

12. PORTLAND, OREGON: For just under $1,400 a month, you can rent a house with a garage and a large, unfinished basement.

Rent: $1,395/month
Neighborhood: Bridlemile
This 700-square-foot house is outdated but charming, with hardwood floors, large windows, and even an eating nook in the kitchen.

11. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: You can get a 660-square-foot apartment in sunny San Diego for less than $1,600 a month.

Rent: $1,595/month
Neighborhood: North Park
While it's not the hippest place you can live in San Diego, North Park is on a path to revitalization. Plus, the apartment's living room is spacious, and the bathroom and kitchen are modern with all-black cabinetry.

10. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: You can rent one-bedroom units in the Sidney, a 15-year-old building located in the city's most densely populated neighborhood, for just under $1,700 a month.

Rent: $1,695/month
Neighborhood: Belltown
The complex boasts charming courtyards and frequent social events, and the apartments are unique. Tenants have the option of adding hardwood floors for an extra $100 a month.

9. MIAMI, FLORIDA: You can rent this completely remodeled apartment with ocean and city views for just under $2,000.

Rent: $1,900/month
Neighborhood: Brickell
Save for the awkward fridge placement in the granite countertop kitchen, this unit is pretty nice, with wood floors and in-unit laundry.

8. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: You can rent an apartment for under $2,000 on a palm-tree-lined street near Beverly Hills.

Rent: $1,850/month
Neighborhood: Mid-city
The apartment seems to have an awkward layout, but the kitchen has a dishwasher, and there's a private balcony.

7. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: This bright one-bedroom located in the heart of the theater and financial district is available for just $2,000 a month.

Rent: $2,000/month
Neighborhood: The Loop
This doorman building is full of 24-hour amenities, like a massage-therapy room, fitness center, media and game rooms, and even a library.

6. SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: This bright and spacious one-bedroom condo is available for slightly over $2,000 a month and is minutes from Cambrian Park.

Rent: $2,195/month
Neighborhood: Cambrian area
There's tons of counter space in the kitchen, a spacious balcony, and a pool in the complex.

5. WASHINGTON, D.C.: You can rent this one-bedroom in a building with a rooftop pool and grill for $2,150 a month.

Rent: $2,150/month
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
The kitchen is a bit outdated, but the apartment is cozy and has brand-new flooring throughout. The building has a nice entry and a 24-hour front-desk attendant.

4. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: For just over $2,000 a month, you can get this condo with a private balcony and a gated garage parking spot.

Rent: $2,095/month
Neighborhood: Oakland Ave.
There's a laundry room on every floor, and building amenities include a swimming pool and clubhouse.

3. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: You can get this garden level one-bedroom for just under $2,400 a month, including the cost of air conditioning, heat, and water.

Rent: $2,350/month
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Located in a newly renovated brownstone, this unit has oak-wood floors, stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and full-closet shelving done by California Closets.

2. NEW YORK, NEW YORK: In the second-most expensive rental market in the country, you can get this laundry-less, dishwasher-less one-bedroom for $3,200 a month.

Rent: $3,200/month
Neighborhood: West Village
This corner unit in a newly renovated building has a small kitchen, but the appliances and cabinets are newly replaced.

1. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: For about $3,500 a month, you can rent a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood, sometimes known as "Stroller Town" for its high number of young families.

Rent: $3,495/month
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
There is hardwood flooring, in-unit laundry, and a newly remodeled kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.


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