What a $250,000 home looks like in the biggest city in every state

From listing on TruliaA $US250,000 house in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Housing prices are on the climb, and with them, the chance of getting less space for your money.
  • With the help of Trulia, we found how much home $US250,000 will buy in the biggest city in every state.
  • In Wichita, Kansas, $US250,000 can buy 3,504 square-foot house, while in New York City it can buy a 900 square-foot co-op apartment.

It’s no secret that housing prices in the US are on the climb.

It’s getting even harder to afford a $US500,000 home, let alone a $US1 million home.

We teamed up with Trulia to see just how far $US250,000 – about the cost of an entry-level home when you consider the United States’median listing and sale prices – will get you in the biggest city in every state.

Turns out, home purchasing power can vary drastically depending on where you live. In Wichita, Kansas, $US250,000 can buy you a five-bedroom house that’s more than 3,500 square feet. For just a little more money, you can purchase a 420 square-foot studio apartment in Washington, DC.

From Denver to New York City, see how big of a home $US250,000 will get you in the biggest city in every state, ranked by price per square foot.


Bridgeport, Connecticut

Listing price: $US255,000

Square feet: 4,791

Price per square foot: $US53


Kansas City, Missouri

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,560

Price per square foot: $US70


Wichita, Kansas

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,504

Price per square foot: $US71


Omaha, Nebraska

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,500

Price per square foot: $US71


Billings, Montana

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,428

Price per square foot: $US73


Jackson, Mississippi

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,236

Price per square foot: $US77


Little Rock, Arkansas

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,190

Price per square foot: $US78


Charleston, West Virginia

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 3,010

Price per square foot: $US83


Indianapolis, Indiana

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,920

Price per square foot: $US86


Fargo, North Dakota

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,782

Price per square foot: $US90


Baltimore, Maryland

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,594

Price per square foot: $US96


Atlanta, Georgia

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,762

Price per square foot: $US91


Detroit, Michigan

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,479

Price per square foot: $US101


Birmingham, Alabama

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,381

Price per square foot: $US105


New Orleans, Louisiana

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,326

Price per square foot: $US107


Jacksonville, Florida

Listing price: $US254,900

Square feet: 2,289

Price per square foot: $US111


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,219

Price per square foot: $US113


Charleston, South Carolina

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,200

Price per square foot: $US114


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Listing price: $US245,000

Square feet: 2,059

Price per square foot: $US119


Cheyenne, Wyoming

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,040

Price per square foot: $US123


Manchester, New Hampshire

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,000

Price per square foot: $US125


Charlotte, North Carolina

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 2,000

Price per square foot: $US125


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,808

Price per square foot: $US138


Virginia Beach, Virginia

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,800

Price per square foot: $US139


Des Moines, Iowa

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,783

Price per square foot: $US140


Louisville, Kentucky

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,766

Price per square foot: $US142


Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,745

Price per square foot: $US143


Houston, Texas

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,700

Price per square foot: $US147


Portland, Oregon

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,700

Price per square foot: $US147


Nashville, Tennessee

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,655

Price per square foot: $US151


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,584

Price per square foot: $US158


Los Angeles, California

Listing price: $US255,000

Square feet: 1,541

Price per square foot: $US165


Columbus, Ohio

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,418

Price per square foot: $US176


Burlington, Vermont

Listing price: $US270,000

Square feet: 1,524

Price per square foot: $US177


Salt Lake City, Utah

Listing price: $US255,000

Square feet: 1,402

Price per square foot: $US182


Boston, Massachusetts

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,345

Price per square foot: $US186


Boise, Idaho

Listing price: $US259,900

Square feet: 1,367

Price per square foot: $US190


Newark, New Jersey

Listing price: $US259,800

Square feet: 1,325

Price per square foot: $US196


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,271

Price per square foot: $US197


Wilmington, Delaware

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,225

Price per square foot: $US204


Phoenix, Arizona

Listing price: $US259,900

Square feet: 1,224

Price per square foot: $US212


Portland, Maine

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,120

Price per square foot: $US223


Las Vegas, Nevada

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,693

Price per square foot: $US235


Anchorage, Alaska

Listing price: $US256,000

Square feet: 1,038

Price per square foot: $US247


Providence, Rhode Island

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 1,008

Price per square foot: $US248


New York, New York

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 900

Price per square foot: $US278


Chicago, Illinois

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 650

Price per square foot: $US385


Seattle, Washington

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 580

Price per square foot: $US431


Denver, Colorado

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 563

Price per square foot: $US444


Honolulu, Hawaii

Listing price: $US250,000

Square feet: 409

Price per square foot: $US611


Washington, DC

Listing price: $US259,999

Square feet: 420

Price per square foot: $US619

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