These Are Five of the Smallest Rental Apartments in America

The renters of New York City are no stranger to tiny, cramped, barely-livable apartments, but even a Big Apple native might be surprised at the size of this Upper West Side rental.

Measuring in at a minuscule 100 square feet, the not-even-studio is located on the fourth floor of a walk-up townhouse, has no stove or refrigerator, and still costs $1,000 per month. Worse yet-and this isn't really made clear in the admittedly frank brokerbabble-there's no window, just a skylight, and the shower and sink sit in the corner of the room. In fact, the foot of the bed cozies up to the shower stall. After signing on for a year of claustrophobia, renters will have to pay a brokers fee of "under $2,000." Oh good, what a deal.


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These Are Five of the Smallest Rental Apartments in America

Despite the "Boston Best Rentals" watermark on the photos, we have a feeling this probably isn't among Boston's best rental properties. Sure, it's located in the desirable Back Bay, but at just 240 square feet, it is one cramped studio. The $1,175 per month rent does nothing to make this place more desirable.

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These Are Five of the Smallest Rental Apartments in America

Tiny rentals aren't just a product of major cities, this studio is located Reading, Ohio and, same as the Boston place, measures 240 square feet. The difference here is a much reduced rent, try $345 per month, and a gratuitous photo of an open toilet. Apparently, there's not much here to photograph.

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These Are Five of the Smallest Rental Apartments in America

At 338 square feet, this Chicago rental is almost 100 bigger than the last two and is within walking distance of Wrigley Field.

Renting for $800 per month, the apartment benefits from building services like the "24-hour maintenance staff, package receiving room, bike storage and laundry room," but the interior is pretty bare bones. The views are of the neighboring building's brick wall.

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These Are Five of the Smallest Rental Apartments in America

With a floor area of 340 square feet, this San Francisco rental is the biggest of the bunch and, honestly, the nicest. There are open views of the city and a space-saving murphy bed, but $1,500 per month is a pretty penny to be paying for a fourth-floor walk-up of this size.
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