How much space does $1,500 get you in Houston?

by Emily Mack

Like the housing market, apartment rental prospects have transformed in recent years. Our expectations and desires have shifted, with renters searching for more space — often at a higher price tag. But, according to a new study from RentCafe, you might be lucky in Houston.

Of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., Houston ranked at No. 26 when it came to affordable space. A monthly budget of $1,500, on average, affords a 1,059-square-foot apartment. That’s nearly twice what’s available in Chicago, a similarly sized city. In fact, Houston is the largest city among the list’s top 30.

Additionally, other areas near Houston offer less expensive alternatives. The cheapest suburb in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metro is Clute, where $1,500 can get you 1,381 square feet of space, followed by Lake Jackson (1,279 square feet) and Baytown (1,270 square feet).

via RentCafe

In general, the South offers renters a good bang for their buck. Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla. Both cracked the top five cities for least expensive rentals.

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