What a 1,500-square-foot home costs in 25 major cites around the US

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San Jose’s median home value for 1,500-square-foot houses is the second highest, ringing in at almost $US856,000. Shutterstock
  • A standard 1,500-square-foot single-family home can range in price, depending on location.
  • We teamed up with Trulia to find out the median home value of a 1,500-square-foot house in the 25 most populous cities in the US.
  • According to Trulia’s data, a 1,500-square-foot home can cost as little as $US47,000 or as high as $US1.3 million.
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A standard 1,500-square-foot home can be extremely affordable – or wildly expensive – depending upon location.

We teamed up with Trulia to find the median home value of similarly-sized houses in the 25 most populous cities in the US, from notoriously-expensive New York City to Indianapolis and Columbus, two of the most affordable cities for millennials to buy a home. The most expensive city on the list, perhaps unsurprisingly, is San Francisco. Previous reporting from Business Insider’s Katie Canales shows that even a “fixer” home will sell for over half of a million dollars.


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We looked at the most populous cities using data from the National League of Cities, and ordered them from lowest to highest median home value for a 1,500-square-foot house.

Keep reading for a look at what a 1,500-square-foot home will cost in the 25 most populous US cities:


25. Detroit, Michigan

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US47,241


24. Memphis, Tennessee

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The Memphis skyline. Shutterstock

1,50-square-foot median home value: $US83,135


23. El Paso, Texas

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A view of El Paso, Texas. cht725/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US116,098


22. Indianapolis, Indiana

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The Indianapolis skyline. Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US118,454


21. San Antonio, Texas

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An aerial view of San Antonio. f11photo/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US142,995


20. Dallas, Texas

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A view of Dallas, Texas. Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US144,641


19. Fort Worth, Texas

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Downtown Fort Worth, Texas skyline on a sunny afternoon. bobcooltx/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US144,918


18. Houston, Texas

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An aerial view of Houston and some of its surrounding neighbourhoods. Shutterstock/Roschetzky Photography

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US146,466


17. Jacksonville, Florida

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The Jacksonville skyline. Shutterstock / Sean Pavone

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US149,708


16. Charlotte, North Carolina

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US154,033


15. Columbus, Ohio

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Downtown Columbus, Ohio. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US156,940


14. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Philadelphia skyline. f11photo/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US162,318


13. Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland. Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US164,297


12. Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville’s skyline. f11photo/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US172,727


11. Nashville, Tennessee

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A look at Nashville, Tennesee. f11photo/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US203,259


10. Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona. Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US205,850


9. Chicago, Illinois

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A view of Chicago’s highrises. Pedro Lastra/Unsplash

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US261,126


8. Austin, Texas

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Downtown Austin, Texas. RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US270,263


7. San Diego, California

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San Diego. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US577,756


6. Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts. Flickr/Wally Gobetz

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US588,878


5. Los Angeles, California

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A look at the Los Angeles skyline. Getty/David McNew

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US588,878


4. New York, New York

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A view of Manhattan in New York City. Shutterstock/littlenystock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US625,931


3. Seattle, Washington

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US689,917


2. San Jose, California

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An aerial view of San Jose and some of its surrounding neighbourhoods. Shutterstock

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US855,973


1. San Francisco, California

1,500-square-foot median home value: $US1,292,566

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