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10 Great Finds: Rental Homes Under $1,000/Month

rental homes under $1000

These affordable homes prove that great location and style don’t always come with a hefty price tag.

The keys to finding a great rental home on a budget are luck, determination, and, of course, frequent, obsessive research. To help with that research part, we gathered together 10 great finds: rental homes under $1000 in cities across the United States. Paying rent may never be fun, but it doesn’t have to be painful.

  1. 1. Little Rock, Arkansas

    Space and style on University Ave.


    Park Avenue is one of the newest urban developments in Little Rock, Arkansas—an exciting blend of retail, restaurants, and apartment living. In the middle of the action are the Park Avenue Lofts, where your one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment awaits. Dark hardwoods cover the kitchen and living area of this 582-square-foot unit, and you’ll also enjoy a large, walk-in closet and separate laundry room. Finally, if living next door to a Super Target doesn’t sound like a dream come true, we aren’t sure what does.

  2. 2. San Antonio, Texas

    Southern charm on Wyoming St.


    Lovers of restored homes and old-school charm will flock to this one-bedroom, one-bathroom home in San Antonio, Texas. This cheerful house maintains its original style, but has been updated with fresh paint, new floors, and a renovated kitchen. Beautiful moulding, tons of natural light, and large bay windows set this home apart from most rentals. Local food and retail hotspots like The Pearl and The Alamo Quarry Market are both only a ten-minute drive away, so why not enjoy the privacy of a house and a great location in an exciting city?

  3. 3. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    A historic haven on NE 16th St.


    This gorgeous, 1,098-square-foot home is a dream come true for medical students or faculty in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walk to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from your two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex–which comes fully renovated with gorgeous hardwood floors, plenty of windows, and exposed brick accents. The brand-new kitchen also has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. With its large, shared yard, this unit has plenty of space, inside and out, for your next big gathering.

  4. 4. Raleigh, North Carolina

    A tree-lined retreat on Landmark Dr.


    Live minutes from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina in this two-bedroom, one and a half-bathroom apartment. The Villages of Lake Boone Trail are surrounded by a lovely natural landscape, and your 1,100-square-foot unit offers a spacious home without compromising on location. Separate living and dining rooms add dimension to the apartment, and three large closets will help you get the most out of your storage situation.

  5. 5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    A Washington Square studio on Clinton St.


    Enjoy big city life without breaking the bank with this 250-square-foot apartment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This upstairs unit has hardwood floors and plenty of natural light, and its windows face the building courtyard. What it lacks in size, this space more than makes up for in location, as this highly sought-after neighborhood features a beautiful park, Washington Square, that’s mere steps from historic Independence Hall. If you’re more of a foodie than a history buff, stroll over to Talula’s Garden for an eclectic, farm-to-table dining experience, or enjoy one of the many other restaurants nestled in Washington Square West’s growing culinary scene.

  6. 6. Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Uptown amenities on Chowen Ave.


    This pet-friendly, 315-square-foot studio is the ideal spot for anyone working in or near Uptown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Calhoun Greenway packs in every imaginable amenity for its residents, like indoor/outdoor pools and a fitness center, but it also offers perks you may not expect, such as a doggie spa and spin classes. Cooking enthusiasts will relish the two-minute drive to Whole Foods, and exercise junkies will love the easy access to Lake Calhoun for their early-morning jogs. Best of all, this home is still only a 20-minute commute from downtown Minneapolis.

  7. 7. Des Moines, Iowa

    A peaceful apartment on Park Ave.


    The perfect mix of tranquility and excitement waits for you at the Weston Park Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is 690 square feet of sleek modern living–complete with granite countertops, stylish black cabinets and appliances, and a spacious balcony. The complex is pet-friendly and comes with communal perks such as a dog park, two swimming pools, a basketball court, and a 24-hour fitness center. When you’re ready to venture out, hop onto the 17-mile paved bike trail that weaves through the natural surroundings. The pinnacle of convenience, this rental is a ten-minute commute from the metro, the Des Moines International Airport, and the historic Valley Junction, which is home to several antique shops and a massive farmer’s market.

  8. 8. Phoenix, Arizona

    A desert oasis on E Clinton St.


    Nestled in the beautiful hills of North Mountain Park, this one-bedroom, one and a half-bathroom apartment in Phoenix, Arizona is anything but ordinary. Enjoy modern luxuries like black granite and hardwood floors in your 850-square-foot home, and take advantage of the fitness center, spa, and outdoor pool. Nature enthusiasts will love that this pet-friendly complex provides easy access to hiking and biking trails, while brunch lovers might be more excited by the proximity to popular joints like Scramble and Rainbow Donuts.

  9. 9. Nashville, Tennessee

    Suburban living on Jackson Downs Blvd.


    With desirable location comes rising rental prices, but it’s still possible to live within 30 minutes of downtown Nashville, Tennessee for under $1,000/month. Enter the Polo Park apartments, where your one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 612-square-foot apartment has two large closets, a separate laundry room, and energy-efficient kitchen appliances. The complex is packed with amenities from a running trail to indoor racquetball courts, and you’ll still enjoy proximity to some of the city’s most popular sights.

  10. 10. Kansas City, Missouri

    A renovated, historic apartment on Broadway Blvd.


    This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment offers a truly central location in Kansas City, Missouri. Built in 1925, the Ambassador is a historic apartment building, but recent renovations have given it a contemporary feel. The 563-square-foot space has smart updates like stylish laminate floors, dark quartz countertops, and a walk-in closet. Take in views of downtown from the Ambassador’s romantic rooftop deck, where movie stars such as Kim Novak once passed the time. Best of all, the ample location means you’ll have easy access to downtown and popular retail hubs like the Country Club Plaza.

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