What a $500,000 home looks like in four major U.S. cities

Curious homebuyers looking to drop a cool $500,000 on their next property should look no further. In The Know searched across four U.S. cities to find exactly what the sizable budget can get you. Now, of course, not every dollar goes as far in every place. But that’s where things always get tricky.

A cool half-million dollars will score a townhouse near Coney Island Boardwalk. If you don’t mind commuting into the city (or don’t have to), the historic neighborhood might be for you. Luxuriate in 1,344 square feet, with three bedrooms, one and a half baths, and a private backyard with a shed. But it’s the newly renovated kitchen that will probably sell you on this property.

If beaches are still your thing but fluctuating weather is not, you’ll want to head over to San Diego. Beachfront properties abound in the warm climate. This 1,185-square-foot condo has two bedrooms and two baths. Enjoy the mountain view from the private patio, tennis court and swimming pool.

For those who are thinking “more mountains, less sand,” meet Pine, Colorado. The picturesque mountain community is lush with nature and all its related activities. A 1,176-square-foot single-family home awaits. The two bed and two bath includes over an acre of land with a river that flows right through the property.

So you’re unable to decide between a beach view and a riverfront. Chatham on Cape Cod is the perfect merge of the two. Technically it’s across the street from a beach, but unlike the densely populated ones in San Diego and New York, Chatham has got a more laidback river vibe. C’mon, nothing says you’re chill quite like this 437-square-foot one-bedroom condo with a windmill attached. The cozy home even comes with a backyard and custom grill.

Just because $500,000 isn’t the same in every city, doesn’t mean you can’t get exactly what you want!

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