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How Far Will Your Rental Dollar Go From City to City?

From Colorado to Florida, see what’s currently available for a wide range of budgets, from $500 a month all the way up to $2500 a month.

Not all rentals are created equal. In fact, a closet in Tribeca, New York, might rent for more than a three-bedroom apartment in Branson, Missouri. But with a little luck and a lot of determination, affordable housing is available—truly!—all over the U.S. To showcase a variety of apartment options from across the country, Trulia has rounded up six two-bedroom apartments that begin at roughly $500 a month and cap out at $2,500 a month—all currently vying to be your next home.

See how far your dollar can stretch in various cities at the following price points

1. What $500 a month gets you in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4730 NW 23rd St #6, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Snag a serious deal with this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This cheerfully-painted rental is pet-friendly and offers a fenced-in patio that’s begging for a hammock or a couple of Adirondack chairs. This home is also a major catch given its short commute to downtown Oklahoma City, where Sonic Drive-In Restaurants, Chesapeake Energy, and seven other major companies are headquartered.

2. What $750 gets you in Waco, Texas

220 Gurley Ln, Waco, Texas

Thanks to HGTV’s hit home renovation show, Fixer Upper, Waco has graduated from a college town to a tourism hotspot—so why not live minutes away from the famous Magnolia Market in a charming blue duplex? This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Waco, Texas is perfect for Baylor students and Chip and Joanna fans alike—and it has all the perks of a recent remodel. Brand new floors cover its well-utilized 700 square feet, and a large yard is the perfect compliment to the duplex’s pet-friendly status. As an added perk, enjoy living within 10 minutes of Waco’s most popular taquerias: El Crucero, Taqueria Zacatecas, and Lolita’s.

3. What $1000 gets you in Raleigh, North Carolina

2080 Brentmoor Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina
$1,060 – $1,084/month

The gated Brentmoor Apartments in Raleigh, North Carolina pack in plenty of amenities into their 1,028-square-foot units. Once you move into this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, apartment, you’ll also be free to enjoy the community’s gorgeous, resort-style pool, a sauna, and a putting green. Just a short commute from downtown Raleigh, this home is the perfect place for foodies interested in a booming restaurant scene.

4. What $1500 gets you in Atlanta, Georgia

7150 W Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #1905, Atlanta, Georgia

Enjoy the best of both city life and natural surroundings with this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Atlanta, Georgia. Not only is it surrounded by the Marsh Creek Nature Preserve, placing you within seconds of numerous tree-lined strolls, but this 1,113-square-foot apartment also features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. And if you ever tire of the complex’s two resort-style swimming pools, 24-hour fitness center, and three tennis courts, you can hit up downtown Atlanta to try the newest restaurants, catch a Falcons or Braves game, or watch a show at the Fox Theatre. 

5. What $2000 gets you in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

601 N Rio Vista Blvd #213, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Always wanted a waterfront home? This spacious two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartment in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida offers a nautical location without the nauseating price tag. Large windows and white walls give the 1,100-square-foot space a bright, airy feel, and its riverside location means it’s only a short walk to all the food, shopping and fun the Riverwalk has to offer. When you’re enjoying Sunday brunch at the marina-facing Boatyard or taking the 15-minute drive over to Central Beach, you’ll feel right at home in the charming Rio Vista neighborhood.

6. What $2500 gets you in Denver, Colorado

1143 Auraria Pkwy #105, Denver, Colorado

This New York-style loft blends urban living with all the outdoor adventure that Denver, Colorado has to offer. Of course, in a trendy, 1,433-square-foot warehouse-turned-apartment with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, endless exposed brick, and tons of natural light, you may have trouble walking out the door. When you do leave the house, a leisurely 12-minute stroll gets you to the heart of downtown Denver. Be sure to grab a latte at PigTrain Coffee or a cocktail at Terminal Bar—both located in Union Station Denver’s historic (and active) transportation hub. A scenic hike at Lookout Mountain is only a 25-minute car drive away from your new home. But we won’t tell anyone if you’d rather take in the gorgeous city view from the loft’s shared rooftop deck.