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

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

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

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The exterior of a condo building in Seattle. Courtesy of Trulia

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


24. Boston, Massachusetts

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A two-bedroom condo in Boston. Courtesy of Trulia

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


23. Baltimore, Maryland

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A single-family home in Baltimore. Courtesy of Trulia

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


22. Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

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A home in the Nashville area. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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A three-bedroom home in Memphis. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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

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


19. Detroit, Michigan

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A Detroit home. Courtesy of Trulia

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


18. Charlotte, North Carolina

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A home in the Steele Creek neighbourhood of Charlotte. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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A home in Louisville-Jefferson. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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The exterior of a Fort Worth home. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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

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

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An Austin home. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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A one-bedroom San Francisco condo. Courtesy of Trulia

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


12. Jacksonville, Florida

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A three-bedroom Jacksonville home. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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An Indianapolis home. Courtesy of Trulia

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


10. San Jose, California

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A manufactured home in San Jose. Courtesy of Trulia

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


9. Dallas, Texas

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A 1,582-square-foot Dallas home. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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A San Diego condo. Courtesy of Trulia

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


7. San Antonio, Texas

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A 3-bedroom home in San Antonio. Courtesy of Trulia

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

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The exterior of a Phoenix home. Courtesy of Trulia

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


5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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


4. Houston, Texas

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A Houston home. Courtesy of Trulia

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


3. Chicago, Illinois

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Inside a Chicago residence. Courtesy of Trulia

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


2. Los Angeles, California

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A Los Angeles home. Courtesy of Trulia

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


1. New York

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The interior of a New York City co-op. Courtesy of Trulia

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