What $535,000 buys you in Denver and three other real estate markets

Denver, Miami and Philadelphia all had similar square footage in the $535,000 range. But Tuscon? Pretty different.

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The interior of 1165 N Pennsylvania Street Unit 3C. (Courtesy of Redfin)

If you had $2 million and some change ($140,000 worth — check your couch cushions), you could buy all four of the houses in this week’s comparison of what $535,000 purchases in real estate.

But would you? Denver, Miami and Philadelphia all had similar square footage in the $535,000 range. This week’s dark horse, Tucson, had almost twice the space. Read on for the particulars.

Denver

Do you like spiral staircases? Your answer will determine whether you love the home pictured above. Well, OK, there’s also a pretty sweet rooftop deck to change your mind.

Miami

Now that we’re getting a new project with 800 Denver condos designed by a Miami design firm that puts palm trees in its renderings, we ought to take a closer look at what Miami condos look like, right? Not so bad, based on the floor-to-ceiling windows above.

Tucson

I’m going to New Mexico this weekend for a long walk through the high desert, so join me in this adventure in landscape. You’d have a pool and almost twice the space of Denver if you’re ready for Tucson life.

Philadelphia

Did you know that Denverite has a sibling in Philadelphia called BillyPenn? Naturally, we should compare real estate every once in a while. This contemporary row home with generous windows and a rooftop deck is perhaps a bit better looking than Denver’s entry, I’ll admit.