What a $1 million home looks like in 25 major American cities

Courtesy of Noah Mumaw, Monument Sotheby’s International RealtyThe front of a $US1 million home for sale in Baltimore, Maryland.

Million-dollar listings once heralded true luxury for Americans who could afford it, but now – according to a Trulia report last year – more than 4%of all homes across the 100 largest US metros are worth at least $US1 million.

Still, how much space seven figures will buy in different parts of the country ranges drastically. A million dollars could fetch buyers less than 800 square feet in New York City and well over 5,000 square feet in the suburbs of cities such as Detroit and Memphis.


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According to listings on sites such as Trulia and Zillow, $US1 million home sizes vary in each of the United States’ largest metros by population. Findings prove similar to how average $US250,000 homes vary depending on location: homes in metros with lower costs of living offer more space for the same price tag.

Below, check out what a million-dollar listing looks like around the US, ordered from the least to most populous city.


Seattle, Washington

Google MapsA street view of the 2,000 square-foot Seattle home.

Listing price:$US999,000

Square feet: 5,392

Price per square foot:$US185


Boston, Massachusetts

In Massachusetts’ capital city, a six-bedroom, five-bathroom home is available for around $US1.1 million. The home was built in 1900.

Listing price:$US1,145,000Square feet: 4,362Price per square foot: $US262


Baltimore, Maryland

Courtesy of Noah Mumaw, Monument Sotheby’s International RealtyThe front of the 5-bedroom home in Baltimore, Maryland.

A $US1 million five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is for sale in a Baltimore neighbourhood.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:3,713Price per square foot:$US269


Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Google MapsA street view of the $US1 million lakefront home.

In a surrounding Nashville neighbourhood, a five-bedroom, five-bathroom lakefront home is on the market for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:4,873Price per square foot: $US205


Memphis, Tennessee

Google MapsA street view of the Memphis home shows the French door entrance.

In Memphis, a four-bedroom, seven bathroom suburban home is on the market for $US1.1 million.

Listing price:$US1,100,000Square feet:6,369Price per square foot: $US173


El Paso, Texas

Google MapsA street view of the massive El Paso home. The house sits beyond the gated entrance on its own private drive.

A gated four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is currently for sale in El Paso for $US1 million. The home is over $US7,000 square feet in size and features an indoor swimming pool.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 7,251Price per square foot: $US138


Detroit, Michigan

Courtesy of Nicholas Asplund, Signature Sotheby’s International RealtyA front view of the gated Detroit estate at night.

In a Detroit suburb, a gated four-bedroom, six-bathroom estate is on the market for just under $US1 million.

Listing price:$US999,900Square feet:5,600Price per square foot: $US179


Charlotte, North Carolina

Google MapsA street view of the five-bedroom Charlotte home.

A five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is currently on the market for $US1 million. The home offers almost 5,000 square feet of space.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 4,900Price per square foot: $US204


Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky

YouTube / Joe Simms / RE/MAXA view of the front of the Jefferson County home.

In a surrounding Louisville-Jefferson area neighbourhood, a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home is on the market for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:5,321Price per square foot: $US188


Fort Worth, Texas

Google MapsA street view of the Fort Worth home.

In the Mistletoe Heights neighbourhood of Fort Worth, Texas, a four-bedroom, 7-bathroom home is on the market for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 5,270Price per square foot: $US190


Columbus, Ohio

Google MapsA view of the $US1 million suburban home.

In Ohio’s capital and most populous city, a suburban home in Upper Arlington is available for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:4,900Price per square foot: $US204


Austin, Texas

Courtesy of Kristee Leonard, The Leaders Realty, LLCA front view of the $US1 million Austin home.

In Austin Texas, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is currently on the market.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:1,990Price per square foot: $US503


San Francisco, California

Courtesy of Par Hanji, Compass San Francisco Bay AreaThe exterior of the $US1 million condo, complete with a Juliet balcony.

In San Francisco – a city notorious for its high rent – a three-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo is available for around $US1.2 million.

Listing price:$US1,195,000Square feet: 1,069Price per square foot: $US1,118


Jacksonville, Florida

Google MapsA street view of the Jacksonville home.

In Jacksonville, Florida, a $US1 million five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is currently on the market.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:5,482Price per square foot: $US182


Indianapolis, Indiana

Facebook/Conrad IndianapolisAn aerial view of the Conrad Indianapolis.

For $US1 million, interested buyers can purchase a one-bedroom, two-bathroom residential condo in the Conrad hotel.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 1,197Price per square foot: $US835


San Jose, California

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is available in San Jose, California for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 1,269 Price per square foot: $US788


Dallas, Texas

Google MapsA street view of the modern Dallas home.

In Dallas, a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is currently on the market for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:2,758Price per square foot: $US363


San Diego, California

Google MapsA street view of the San Diego home under construction last year.

A five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is available for $US1 million in San Diego, California.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 2,701Price per square foot: $US370


San Antonio, Texas

Google MapsA street view shows the steps up to the $US1 million San Antonio home.

In San Antonio, Texas, a six-bedroom, six-bathroom home is currently on the market for $US1.25 million. The Mediterranean-style home includes a chef’s kitchen and a backyard pool.

Listing price:$US1,250,000Square feet: 5,024Price per square foot: $US249


Phoenix, Arizona

Courtesy of Wendy Walker Fine PropertiesA view of the front of the Phoenix home.

A four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is currently on the market near the wealthy Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:4,851Price per square foot: $US206


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courtesy of KW Philly, Center City ListingsAn exterior view of the Center City apartment.

A studio apartment in Center City, Philadelphia is on the market for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:3,110Price per square foot:$US322


Houston, Texas

Google MapsA street view of the $US1 million Houston home shows the gated pathway to the front door, flanked by palm trees, along with the gated driveway leading to the garage.

In Houston, a five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is currently on the market for under $US1 million. The Spanish-style villa includes a massive staircase in the foyer leading to the second floor.

Listing price:$US925,000Square feet: 4,750Price per square foot: $US195


Chicago, Illinois

A two-bedroom, three-bathroom high rise condominium is currently on the market in Streeterville in Chicago, Illinois.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 1,611Price per square foot:$US621


Los Angeles, California

Google MapsA street view of the Chatsworth home.

In Los Angeles, a $US1 million five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is on the market in the surrounding Chatsworth neighbourhood.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet:2,733Price per square foot: $US366


New York, New York

Courtesy of David Rosen, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, The Rosen TeamThe living space in the one-bedroom Manhattan apartment.

A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen is currently on the market for $US1 million.

Listing price:$US1,000,000Square feet: 774Price per square foot:$US1,292

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