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.

Note that these numbers are recent as of July 2018.


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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