Bang for Your Buck

What $1,500 in rent will get you in Dallas and across the U.S.

What $1,500 in rent will get you in Dallas and across the U.S.

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The Marquis on Gaston near Deep Ellum rents for $1,464 per month. Photo by MarceloMedia

Renting a nice apartment can be costly, but a new report says Dallas has it pretty good.

Apartment List has taken a survey of 12 major cities in the U.S., checking out how much bang you can get for your rental buck if the cost is $1,500 a month. The analysis includes photos and ratings based on scores for proximity to city attractions and conveniences.

The best deal in the study is in Dallas where, at the Marquis on Gaston near Deep Ellum, a two-bedroom apartment with 1,139 spacious square feet rents for $1,464 a month. 

Elsewhere in Texas, Houston looks good with a luxe 839-square-foot one-bedroom apartment, tipping the scales at $1,499, in the brand-new Viridian Design District.

The comparison reveals that $1,500 doesn't go so far in D.C. where a 456-square-foot studio apartment in the Dupont Circle area goes for $1,505. That figure travels even less in San Francisco, where researchers had to bump up the rent to $1,795 to qualify for a teensy studio in the Nob Hill area. 

The survey also looks at New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Denver.