Home Prices: What $1 Million Buys in Seattle vs. 14 Other Cities

"A million dollar home in St. Louis is almost three times the size of a million dollar home in Seattle."

August 16, 2018

Anna Tegelberg


This story originally ran on Redfin.

Who wants to be a millionaire? To buy a modest home in some cities, you might have to be! In San Francisco and San Jose, one million dollars is the expected going rate. But if you travel inland, a one million dollar home in the midwest and south is often much larger and elegant.

We looked at homes in 15 Redfin markets to see what you can get for one million dollars. Of the homes we surveyed, a million dollar home in St. Louis is almost three times the size of a million dollar home in Seattle.

So what can you get across the country for those precious six zeros? Here are 15 homes in different cities each priced at just one million dollars. Word to the wise, if you really want to make those dollars go far, stay away from the west coast!

Los Angeles, CA

6267 Meridian St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

6267 Meridian St

List price: $925,000
Square footage: 1,355
Price per square foot: $683
Nestled in the historic Garvanza Park area of Highland Park, this 1920s bungalow home has four bedrooms, a completely renovated interior, and a front paved patio that extends around the home.

San Francisco, CA

1606 33rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

1606 33rd Ave

List price: $995,000
Square footage: 1,488
Price per square foot: $669
This San Francisco home is located just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park and has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a paved backyard patio, and refinished original hardwood floors.

Seattle, WA

7326 46th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

7326 46th Ave NE

List price: $960,000
Square footage: 2,250
Price per square foot: $427
The backyard of this Seattle home has a spacious deck and plenty of privacy. Inside are newly refinished wood floors, three bedrooms, and a finished basement.

Denver, CO

124 Niagara St, Denver, CO 80220

124 Niagara St

List price: $949,000
Square footage: 3,481
Price per square foot: $383
This brand new contemporary home in Denver has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with a grassy lawn, detached garage, and extra parking along the side and back of the home.

Washington D.C.

4704 45th St NW, Washington, DC 20016

4704 45th St NW

List price: $995,000
Square footage: 1,488
Price per square foot: $669
A large, fully-enclosed and grassy backyard is attached to this classic colonial home in American University Park. Inside are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a formal living room.

Chicago, IL

2655 W Winona St, CHICAGO, IL 60625

2655 W Winona St

List price: $925,000
Square footage: 3,700
Price per square foot: $276
The interior of this Chicago home is newly renovated from the solid hardwood floors to the kitchen appliances, cabinets, and countertops. This home also has a cozy living room fireplace and finished deck.

Miami, FL

9755 SW 95th Ave, Miami, FL 33176

9755 SW 95th Ave

List price: $995,000
Square footage: 3,326
Price per square foot: $299
Beyond this Miami homes grand driveway sits a covered front porch, four bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, and a custom built library. Behind the home is a large pool and patio finished with an outdoor bar and grill, as well as an extended yard.

Austin, TX

2136 Rivina Dr, Austin, TX 78733

2136 Rivina Dr

List price: $939,900
Square footage: 4,167
Price per square foot: $226
This Austin home has it all with a spa style tub in the master bathroom, finished kitchen, pool and hot tub, and patio deck out back. Further extended past the pool is a large landscaped yard.

Minneapolis, MN

4015 Stinson Blvd, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

4015 Stinson Blvd

List price: $1,000,000
Square footage: 5,150
Price per square foot: $194
This massive four bedroom and five bathroom home not only sits on a lake, but has a guest cottage just steps from the water for overnight guests. Inside the home are heated floors, a full basement and extended garage, as well as an attached patio deck.

Phoenix, AZ

14421 S CANYON Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85048

14421 S Canyon Dr

List price: $999,900
Square footage: 4,208
Price per square foot: $238
At the front entry of this home is a covered front porch, followed by five sets of French doors, five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, scraped vigas, latilla ceilings, and natural wood beams. Outside is additional covered patio, a swimming pool and hot tub, as well as an extra wide three-car garage.

Charlotte, NC

3401 Kingsmeade Ct, Charlotte, NC 28226

3401 Kingsmeade Ct

List price: $965,000
Square footage: 5,334
Price per square foot: $181
Inside this traditional home is soaring ceilings, five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, multiple bonus rooms, and walk-up stairs to an attic with potential for further expansion. In the front is a large lawn and out back a large porch, swimming pool, and hot tub.

Nashville, TN

605 Green Park, Nashville, TN 37215

605 Green Park

List price: $1,000,000
Square footage: 4,186
Price per square foot: $239
This Nashville home stands out with unique features throughout. Inside the home is heavy trim and vaulted ceilings, as well as granite countertops and a master suite with an office. The backyard is landscaped with a koi pond and large fireplace.

St. Louis, MO

4346 Westminster Pl, St Louis, MO 63108

4346 Westminster Pl

List price: $995,000
Square footage: 6,330
Price per square foot: $157
The largest home on our list, this historical St. Louis estate was built in 1894! Beyond the gated entry foyer is a reception hall, oak floors, four fireplaces, five bedrooms and five bathrooms. French doors lead to outdoor gardens, an extended yard, as well as a pool and covered patio.

Atlanta, GA

1863 9th St

1863 9th St

List price: $949,900
Square footage: 6,000
Price per square foot: $158
With six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, this Atlanta home is extremely spacious. The home has a beautiful two story foyer, granite countertops, walk in closet in the master, and finished basement with full kitchen and theater room. Outside is a large deck and extended patio.

Milwaukee, WI

3233 N Lake Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211

3233 N Lake Dr

List price: $965,000
Square footage: 4,494
Price per square foot: $215
This completely renovated Milwaukee home is steps from Lake Park with an open floor plan. It is elegantly finished from the grand entrance and formal dining room to the two staircases and sunroom with french doors leading outside.