What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities

Courtesy of TruliaA $US250,000 home for sale in Phoenix, Arizona.

With $US250,000, you can buy a sprawling suburban home in Dallas,Houston, or Austin. In San Jose and Los Angeles, you can buy a mobile home.

We teamed up with Trulia to look at similarly-priced homes in the 25 most populous cities in the US, from notoriously-expensive San Francisco to Indianapolis and Columbus, two of the most affordable cities for millennials to buy a home. The most populous city, New York, is also the priciest. Previous reporting from Business Insider’s Hillary Hoffower shows the Big Apple is even getting too expensive for millionaires.

Read more: What a $US250,000 home looks like in the biggest city in every state

We ordered cities based on population data from the National League of Cities, in order from least to greatest. When possible, we looked at single-family homes over apartments and condos. In addition, some cities’ markets only listed homes slightly higher or lower than $US250,000.

It’s also important to note that even within the same city, the cost of living can vary significantly from neighbourhood to neighbourhood – but these photos should give you a better idea of what a quarter million dollars will get you in 25 major US cities.

Keep reading for a look at what a $US250,000 home looks like in the 25 most populous US cities:


25. Seattle, Washington

Courtesy of TruliaThe exterior of a condo building in Seattle.

Price: $US239,000Type:Two-Bedroom Condo Size: 682 square-feet, $US350/square-foot Neighbourhood: Marina District, Des Moines


24. Boston, Massachusetts

Courtesy of TruliaA two-bedroom condo in Boston.

Price: $US243,395Type: Two-Bedroom, One-Bathroom Condo Size: 871 square-feet ($US423/square-foot)Neighbourhood: North Dorchester


23. Baltimore, Maryland

Courtesy of TruliaA single-family home in Baltimore.

Price: $US245,000Type: Three-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,124 square-feet ($US115/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Westfield


22. Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Courtesy of TruliaA home in the Nashville area.

Price: $US250,000Type:Four-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,756 square-feet ($US142/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Percy Priest Woods


21. Memphis, Tennessee

Courtesy of TruliaA three-bedroom home in Memphis.

Price: $US245,000Type: Three-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,942 square-feet ($US126/square-foot)Neighbourhood: East Memphis-Colonial Yorkshire


20. El Paso, Texas

Courtesy of TruliaA 3,052-square-foot home in El Paso.

Price: $US250,000Type:Three-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 3,052 square-feet ($US82/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Northwest


19. Detroit, Michigan

Courtesy of TruliaA Detroit home.

Price: $US275,000Type: Three-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,022 square-feet ($US136/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Woodbridge


18. Charlotte, North Carolina

Courtesy of TruliaA home in the Steele Creek neighbourhood of Charlotte.

Price: $US250,000Type: Four-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,144 square-feet ($US117/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Steele Creek


17. Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky

Courtesy of TruliaA home in Louisville-Jefferson.

Price: $US250,000Type: Four-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,580 square-feet ($US97/square-foot)Neighbourhood: N/A


16. Fort Worth, Texas

Courtesy of TruliaThe exterior of a Fort Worth home.

Price: $US250,000Type:Four-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,280 square-feet ($US110/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Villages of Woodland Springs


15. Columbus, Ohio

Courtesy of TruliaA 2,030-square-foot home in Columbus.

Price: $US250,000Type: Three-Bedroom, 3.5-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,030 square-feet ($US123/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Old Town East


14. Austin, Texas

Courtesy of TruliaAn Austin home.

Price: $US250,000Type:Four-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,883 square-feet ($US133/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Harris Branch


13. San Francisco, California

Courtesy of TruliaA one-bedroom San Francisco condo.

Price: $US250,000Type: One-Bedroom, One-Bathroom Condo Size: 540 square-feet ($US463/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Cathedral Hill


12. Jacksonville, Florida

Courtesy of TruliaA three-bedroom Jacksonville home.

Price: $US250,000Type:Three-Bedroom, 1.5-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,909 square-feet ($US131/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Murray Hill


11. Indianapolis, Indiana

Courtesy of TruliaAn Indianapolis home.

Price: $US249,900Type: Three-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,941 square-feet ($US129/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Allisonville


10. San Jose, California

Courtesy of TruliaA manufactured home in San Jose.

Price: $US250,000Type:Two-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom Manufactured Home Size: 1,440 square-feet ($US167/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Fairgrounds


9. Dallas, Texas

Courtesy of TruliaA 1,582-square-foot Dallas home.

Price: $US250,000Type: Four-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,582 square-feet ($US158/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Southwest Dallas


8. San Diego, California

Courtesy of TruliaA San Diego condo.

Price: $US260,000Type:One-Bedroom, One-Bathroom Condo Size: 510 square-feet ($US510/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Normal Heights


7. San Antonio, Texas

Courtesy of TruliaA 3-bedroom home in San Antonio.

Price: $US250,000Type: Three-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,361 square-feet ($US106/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Ridge of Silverado Hill


6. Phoenix, Arizona

Courtesy of TruliaThe exterior of a Phoenix home.

Price: $US250,000Type: Four-Bedroom, 2.5-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 1,772 square-feet ($US4/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Anthem


5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courtesy of TruliaA multi-family home in the Pennypack neighbourhood of Philadelphia.

Price: $US250,000Type: Three-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom Multi-Family Home Size: 1,164 square-feet ($US215/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Pennypack


4. Houston, Texas

Courtesy of TruliaA Houston home.

Price: $US250,000Type:Three-Bedroom, Three-Bathroom Single-Family Home Size: 2,005 square-feet ($US125/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Clear Lake


3. Chicago, Illinois

Courtesy of TruliaInside a Chicago residence.

Price: $US250,000Type: One-Bedroom, One-Bathroom Condo Size: 875 square-feet ($US286/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Gold Coast


2. Los Angeles, California

Courtesy of TruliaA Los Angeles home.

Price: $US249,000Type:One-Bedroom, One-Bathroom Manufactured Home Size: 559 square-feet ($US445/square-foot)Neighbourhood: Eagle Rock


1. New York

Courtesy of TruliaThe interior of a New York City co-op.

Price: $US250,000Type:One-Bedroom, One-Bathroom Coop Size: 500 square-feet ($US500/square-foot)Neighbourhood: East Harlem

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