Here's What $300,000 Will Buy You in All 50 States
BRB, moving to Maine
Fact: Three hundred grand will get you a decent home pretty much anywhere in America. But depending on which state you live in, your house might also come with a seven-acre forest, a landscaped pool and a kitchen that would make Ina Garten faint. So let’s take a road trip. Here’s what you can buy for $300,000 in all 50 states.
ALABAMA (4 BR, 4 BA)
Hey, golfers. This turnkey home in Florence is located next to a lush course, which you can peep from the sunroom and patio.
ALASKA (2 BR, 2 BA)
Admit it: You’ve always wanted to live in your own log cabin. And with a Jacuzzi in the backyard (overlooking a lake), moving to Alaska doesn’t sound so bad…
ARIZONA (3 BR, 2 BA)
Who needs a fancy resort? We’ll just buy this house in Tucson and literally never leave the pool.
ARKANSAS (3 BR, 2 BA)
If crushing on a kitchen is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
CALIFORNIA (3 BR, 2 BA)
OK, we could get used to barbecuing in Apple Valley.
CONNECTICUT (4 BR, 2 BA)
This Woodstock colonial has a stone fireplace to keep you warm in the winter and a lake to keep you cool in the summer.
DELAWARE (4 BR, 2 BA)
Who cares how many bedrooms this home in Ocean View has? You’ll be spending all your time at Bethany Beach (only two miles away).
FLORIDA (4 BR, 2 BA)
Night swimming in our Oviedo backyard is about to become our favorite new hobby.
GEORGIA (5 BR, 3 BA)
Hmm, maybe we’ll make this log cabin in Cleveland our first vacation home. S’mores, anyone?
HAWAII (4 BR, 1 BA)
When you live in place called Hawaiian Paradise Park, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood. Not enough palm trees? Don’t worry, there are more in the backyard.
IDAHO (3 BR, 1 BA)
Cottage living at its finest (in Boise’s Rocky Mountain foothills).
ILLINOIS (3 BR, 2 BA)
Oh heyyy, dream kitchen in Lombard. With that amazing copper sink, we don’t even mind doing the dishes.
INDIANA (3 BR, 2 BA)
Can’t decide whether to live in the city or the country? This adorable little Craftsman is a 15-minute drive from downtown Indianapolis, but it also sits on 1.5 acres of land. Win-win.
IOWA (4 BR, 3 BA)
Who needs neighbors when you have a 2.5 acres, two ovens and a built-in espresso machine?
KANSAS (5 BR, 3 BA)
If Dorothy had had a porch like this, she’d never have gone to Oz in the first place.
KENTUCKY (4 BR, 2 BA)
Yeah, we think we could watch a few Netflix marathons in here.
LOUISIANA (4 BR, 3 BA)
So if we move into this charming house in St. Martinville, we get to eat beignets every day, right?
MAINE (4 BR, 2 BA)
Who cares if it’s freezing in Parsonsfield for more than half the year? The house comes with 70 (yes, 70) acres of sledding hills.
MARYLAND (3 BR, 3 BA)
Oooh, maybe we should get this cute Colonial in Baltimore…
MASSACHUSETTS (3 BR, 1 BA)
Want a quirky house full of character? Move to this charming Victorian in Haverhill.
MICHIGAN (2 BR, 1 BA)
A cute-as-a-button bungalow just a block from Lake Michigan? Sign us up.
MINNESOTA (3 BR, 2 BA)
If we can have this adorable dining room, we promise we’ll stop eating in front of the TV.
So if we move to Vicksburg, we can basically live in a castle. Oh yeah, and there’s a greenhouse and a two-bedroom carriage house on the property too, NBD.
MISSOURI (3 BR, 3 BA)
New Yorkers, take note: In Saint Louis, you can live in the city and you get a dining room.
MONTANA (3 BR, 1 BA)
Home, home on the range…
If you need us, we’ll be right here, sipping lemonade.
NEVADA (4 BR, 3 BA)
Who wants to mow a lawn, anyway?
NEW HAMPSHIRE (4 BR, 2 BA)
When we buy this seven-acre farm in Strafford, we can finally get that pony we’ve always wanted.
NEW JERSEY (6 BR, 2 BA)
Ooo, we hope this awesome old house from 1893 doesn’t have any ghosts…
New Mexico (3 BR, 3 BA)
Hi. This Rancho Rio home has soaring beamed ceilings, kiva fireplaces and a sprawling yard that overlooks the Sandia Mountains. Goodbye.
New York (1 BR, 1 BA)
For the sake of argument, let’s just see what $300K gets you in Manhattan. Congrats! It’s a 350-square-foot studio apartment on East 43rd Street.
North Carolina (3 BR, 1 BA)
Gah, this 1920s Durham bungalow checks all our period-detail boxes. (Built-in-bookshelves, we love you.)
North Dakota (5 BR, 3 BA)
Why would you ever leave this sprawling ranch replete with wet bar, wine bar and big ol’ deck perfect for entertaining?
Oklahoma (3 BR, 2 BA)
We’re kind of obsessed with the industrial-rustic ceiling in the kitchen of this 1939 Tulsa home.
Oregon (2 BR, 1 BA)
High-efficiency furnace. Charming porch. Newly remodeled kitchen. The dream is alive in Portland.
Pennsylvania (3 BR, 2 BA)
Sure, it’s semi-detached, but it’s also just outside Philadelphia in one of the best school districts in the state.
Rhode Island (2 BR, 1 BA)
New England beach-town cottage goals.
South Carolina (2 BR, 2 BA)
Can we just retire now to this fancy-pants gated community in Myrtle Beach?
South Dakota (2 BR, 2 BA)
Six acres and your own private lake. Oh, and did we mention there’s a treehouse with electricity?
Tennessee (3 BR, 3 BA)
This Knoxville stunner features four sunlights, a solarium, a spiral staircase and, um, a natural spring that flows through the property.
Texas (4 BR, 3 BA)
You want brand-spanking new and sprawling? That’s what you’ll get in this 3,000-square-foot Katy Oaks McMansion.
Utah (4 BR, 2 BA)
Now that’s a porch.
Vermont (2 BR, 2 BA)
Ever dream about a quiet cabin in the middle of nowhere? Yeah, us too.
This brand new Norfolk beach house could be yours for a mere $319,000. (Plus the cost of transporting your boat, obvi.)
Washington (4 BR, 3 BA)
This '60s split-level is extra groovy, thanks to a huge wooded backyard and open-concept floor plan.
West Virginia (5 BR, 2 BA)
We don't know where Moorefield is, but we're job-hunting there immediately.
Wisconsin (5 BR, 4 BA)
The beamed ceilings in this Green Bay home have us saying “Go Packers.”
Wyoming (3 BR, 2.25 BA)
And…bye. We’re quitting life and moving here.