Here’s What $300,000 Will Buy You In All 50 States

02/02/2017 01:47 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2017

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

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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.

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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…

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ARIZONA (3 BR, 2 BA)

Who needs a fancy resort? We’ll just buy this house in Tucson and literally never leave the pool.

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ARKANSAS (3 BR, 2 BA)

If crushing on a kitchen is wrong, we don’t want to be right.

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CALIFORNIA (3 BR, 2 BA)

OK, we could get used to barbecuing in Apple Valley.

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COLORADO (2 BR, 1 BA)

Welcome to your little cabin in the woods in Manitou Springs. Enjoy the view.

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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.  

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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).

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FLORIDA (4 BR, 2 BA)

Night swimming in our Oviedo backyard is about to become our favorite new hobby. 

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GEORGIA (5 BR, 3 BA)

Hmm, maybe we’ll make this log cabin in Cleveland our first vacation home. S’mores, anyone?

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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. 

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IDAHO (3 BR, 1 BA)

Cottage living at its finest (in Boise’s Rocky Mountain foothills).

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ILLINOIS (3 BR, 2 BA)

Oh heyyy, dream kitchen in Lombard. With that amazing copper sink, we don’t even mind doing the dishes.

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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.

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IOWA (4 BR, 3 BA)

Who needs neighbors when you have a 2.5 acres, two ovens and a built-in espresso machine?

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KANSAS (5 BR, 3 BA)

If Dorothy had had a porch like this, she’d never have gone to Oz in the first place.

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KENTUCKY (4 BR, 2 BA)

Yeah, we think we could watch a few Netflix marathons in here.

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LOUISIANA (4 BR, 3 BA)

So if we move into this charming house in St. Martinville, we get to eat beignets every day, right?

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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.

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MARYLAND (3 BR, 3 BA)

Oooh, maybe we should get this cute Colonial in Baltimore…

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MASSACHUSETTS (3 BR, 1 BA)

Want a quirky house full of character? Move to this charming Victorian in Haverhill.

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MICHIGAN (2 BR, 1 BA)

A cute-as-a-button bungalow just a block from Lake Michigan? Sign us up.

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MINNESOTA (3 BR, 2 BA)

If we can have this adorable dining room, we promise we’ll stop eating in front of the TV.

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MISSISSIPPI

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.

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MISSOURI (3 BR, 3 BA)

New Yorkers, take note: In Saint Louis, you can live in the city and you get a dining room.

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MONTANA (3 BR, 1 BA)

Home, home on the range…

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NEBRASKA

If you need us, we’ll be right here, sipping lemonade.

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NEVADA (4 BR, 3 BA)

Who wants to mow a lawn, anyway?

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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.

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NEW JERSEY (6 BR, 2 BA)

Ooo, we hope this awesome old house from 1893 doesn’t have any ghosts…

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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.

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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. 

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NORTH CAROLINA (3 BR, 1 BA)

Gah, this 1920s Durham bungalow checks all our period-detail boxes. (Built-in-bookshelves, we love you.)

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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? 

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OHIO (4 BR, 4 BA)

Four bathrooms and a pool: We’ll take it! 

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OKLAHOMA (3 BR, 2 BA)

We’re kind of obsessed with the industrial-rustic ceiling in the kitchen of this 1939 Tulsa home. 

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OREGON (2 BR, 1 BA)

High-efficiency furnace. Charming porch. Newly remodeled kitchen. The dream is alive in Portland.

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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. 

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RHODE ISLAND (2 BR, 1 BA)

New England beach-town cottage goals.

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SOUTH CAROLINA (2 BR, 2 BA)

Can we just retire now to this fancy-pants gated community in Myrtle Beach?

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SOUTH DAKOTA (2 BR, 2 BA)

Six acres and your own private lake. Oh, and did we mention there’s a treehouse with electricity?

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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. 

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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. 

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UTAH (4 BR, 2 BA)

Now that’s a porch. 

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VERMONT (2 BR, 2 BA)

Ever dream about a quiet cabin in the middle of nowhere? Yeah, us too. 

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VIRGINIA

This brand new Norfolk beach house could be yours for a mere $319,000. (Plus the cost of transporting your boat, obvi.)

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WASHINGTON (4 BR, 3 BA)

This '60s split-level is extra groovy, thanks to a huge wooded backyard and open-concept floor plan.

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WEST VIRGINIA (5 BR, 2 BA)

We don't know where Moorefield is, but we're job-hunting there immediately.

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WISCONSIN (5 BR, 4 BA)

The beamed ceilings in this Green Bay home have us saying “Go Packers.”

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