Here's What 3,000 Square Feet Looks Like in All 50 States
Tons of room...but it'll cost you
No matter how much room you’ve got, we bet you think you think you could use more. (Are you there, giant walk-in closet? It’s me, the shoe hoarder.) We conducted a highly scientific poll among our team of editors to find out how much living space would actually be the dream. The result: 3,000 square feet. Here’s what that looks like in all 50 states…and what it’ll cost you.
This stunning three-bedroom in rural Vestavia has gads of windows, multiple decks and a second kitchen (for those times when you and the hubby both need to be baking banana muffins).
A four-bedroom log cabin on three acres with an outdoor hot tub? Sign us up.
Scottsdale: where the weather is hot, the spas are plentiful and this 4-bedroom number comes with vaulted ceilings, double-sink vanities and a big ol’ pool for entertaining.
Can’t beat the price on this one: $96 per square foot for a four-bedroom in Springdale. (And you’re a mere 15 minutes from Razorback stadium.)
Hey, a girl can dream about this San Francisco oasis with views of both a private waterfall and, um, the Golden Gate Bridge.
This Boulder Victorian has original woodwork, a baller kitchen with farmhouse sink and, of course, stunning mountain views from the laze-the-days-away front porch.
You can get all Stepford Wives in this classic colonial set tastefully on two acres. (Or you can commute to your job in Manhattan in about an hour.)
Looking for a place to dock your boat? How about a waterfront Rehoboth Beach four-bedroom with a gazillion decks and a brand-new gourmet kitchen?
If you’ve got dreams of opening a little Key West B&B, why not buy this quirky 12-bedroom that’s been in operation as a guesthouse since the ’70s?
My oh my, that Southern charm. We’re pretty smitten with a 1941 farmhouse that’s been lovingly restored with a reclaimed-wood fireplace, clawfoot tub and open-concept floor plan.
OK, secluded northern Idaho might not sound all that appealing—until you realize it’s the ideal spot for romantic weekends, replete with a hot tub, wraparound deck and two working fireplaces.
We’re way in love with this Chicago greystone that was built in the 1880s and restored with an open-concept plan. Live with your fam in the upper three-bedroom apartment and rent out the lower level to help with the mortgage.
Sure, this small-town Italian Revival could use some updating. But at $160,000, aren’t you kind of OK with that?
Iowa City is pretty happening these days, and this cute four-bedroom split-level is a nice getaway from the busy college-town action.
Love golf? How about award-winning schools, a finished rec room and a walk-in closest in every bedroom? Then you should definitely check out this stunner in a gated community on the outskirts of Kansas City.
Come Derby time you’ll be the toast of the town in this historic Louisville four-bedroom. There are tons of great original details. (Pocket doors! Decorative fireplaces!) But we’re most smitten with the charming stained glass on the bright red front door.
If you need us, we’ll be in this NOLA townhouse, relishing the exposed brick, winding staircases and opulent chandeliers. (P.S.: This place is definitely haunted, right?)
A turn-of-the-century Queen Anne in idyllic Cape Elizabeth: Why would you ever leave? (Fine, for fresh-caught lobster, maybe.)
This Bethesda five-bedroom has it all: a new kitchen with quartz countertops and double oven, fancy-pants gas fireplace, high-end vanities…plus access to one of the top school districts in the state.
This ten-year-old Ann Arbor home sure puts the “great” in great room. (Plus, haven’t you always wanted to live somewhere with a turret?)
We want this open-concept Kansas City contemporary. And that Eames chair.
This two-bedroom home once belonged to cowboy artist Loren Entz, and it’s got a homey quirkiness that befits a bohemian Great Plains lifestyle. (Tiny leaded glass window, anyone?)
This majestic ranch—on 17 acres!—is located on the edge of Omaha and has been totally remodeled for the modern homeowner. We’re talking heated floors, soft-close drawers and super-cool concrete countertops.
What happens in Vegas stays in…your private, stucco garden fountain.
New Hampshire ($449,900)
Hello, gorgeous New England Victorian. (Can we please keep the Oriental rugs?)
New Jersey ($2,150,000)
Speaking of Victorians…it’s always been our dream to own a turn-of-the-century one in a classic Jersey Shore town. And for a mere $2 million that dream could become a reality!
New Mexico ($525,000)
This courtyard hacienda comes with $60,000 worth of solar panels, a solar pool and enough quirky southwest details to keep your turquoise-loving heart happy.
New York ($5,950,000)
Square footage doesn’t come cheap in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. But what’s a $5 million price tag when you’ve got a luxury three-bedroom condo with double exposures, ample storage and an on-site gym and playroom?
North Carolina ($699,000)
Who knew you could find such a peaceful, rural-seeming getaway right in the middle of cosmopolitan Charlotte?
North Dakota ($62,000)
Sure, this remote hunting lodge 45 minutes north of Fargo could use some TLC, but at $62,000 can you really complain?
Gah, we’re in love with this Columbus Queen Anne Victorian that comes with a Jacuzzi, stainless-steal appliances, two-car garage and, of course, an original carriage house in the backyard.
How cute is this 3,000-square-foot bungalow in the tiny town of Ada? We’re especially into the outdoor pizza oven.
Ugh, could Portland be any cooler?
This sweeping Yardley home has all the good things of suburban living: big yard, multiple walk-in closets and a partially finished basement for the little ones to run around in.
Rhode Island ($725,000)
In our next life, we’d like to come back as the person who owns this four-acre farm with two-stall barn in South Kingstown.
South Carolina ($373,000)
Haven’t you always wanted to cross a bridge to get to your contemporary four-bedroom complete with a surround-sound home theater and game room?
South Dakota ($479,900)
If this were our Sioux Falls deck, we’d never not be grilling.
Well, consider us charmed by this Chattanooga four-bedroom that was built in 2006 but has a serious 1930s vibe going on.
Jeez, even 3,000 square feet looks bigger in Texas. This Houston contemporary has a clean, classic edge.
Calling all ski bums. This Park City getaway could be yours for a mere $700K. The kids will enjoy the steep hill for sledding...while you chill out in the on-site hot tub.
Should you need us, we’ll be in the airy sunroom of this classic Richmond colonial.
And…we’re obsessed with this midcentury Seattle four-bedroom with sweeping views of the mountains and lake. Bonus points for double fireplaces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ($1,825,000)
This penthouse apartment in Dupont Circle has a 600-square-foot terrace…perfect for plotting your next political move.
West Virginia ($169,900)
This place comes with the rocking chairs and American flag, right?
Cute ranch + Carrera marble + outdoor fire pit = dream home. Oh, and it’s also right near everything you could need in bustling Madison.
Sure, the house is 3,000 square feet, but it’s the 40-acre horse farm that got our attention. Buy this ranch in Cheyenne and you’ll be living out your equestrian fantasies in no time.