This is an example of a studio apartment's layout.
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The day has come: You finally received an offer for your dream job… in a city you know little about. Depending on the city in which you’re apartment hunting, you could be living in a teeny-tiny closet or a luxurious palace. Roommates and neighborhoods can cut down on rent, but if you simply want to live alone, here are some sample studio apartments from across the states.
Chicago: For $575, a 465-square-foot apartment is yours in the historic Edgewater neighborhood, just a few short blocks from the beach and the El. It is unfurnished, but the building’s elevator will help with the task of moving in.
New York: It’s a little pricey to live alone in New York City, especially in Manhattan. A 342-square-foot studio with a dishwasher and two closets is $1,985. It is on the Upper West Side, so it is the perfect distance from the train, Central Park and Columbia University.
Los Angeles: For a studio in L.A., $650 will get you 250-square-feet in the western Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. There is on-site laundry and a pool, so leaving your apartment building may be unnecessary.
Austin: Only a half-hour bus ride from the University of Texas at Austin, the Woodmeade Apartments offer 408-square-foot studios for $579. This apartment community offers on-site laundry, a pool and air-conditioning.
Denver: You can find a 368-square-foot studio in Denver for $440 with plenty of amenities. A sauna, sundeck, tennis court and free weights are just a few things this apartment community has to offer. It’s also conveniently near the train.