If you had one million dollars to spend, what would you buy? Does your mind automatically go to a big mansion on the beach? A beautiful estate in the countryside full of designer clothes and fast cars? Well, you may be surprised to see just how little one million can get you in some real estate markets across the US. Would you believe me if I told you that there are some cities where one million dollars will only buy you 238.32 square feet? It's true. You can see for yourself on this graph from the team at rate.com that shows where you can get the most (and least) real estate for $1 million in the United States.
The top 5 places where $1 million can get you over 19,000 square feet and all the way up to over 33,000 square feet are Flint Michigan, Youngstown Ohio, Detroit Michigan, Gary Indiana, and Danville Virginia. The top 5 places where 1$ will buy you under 500 square feet are Palo Alto California, New Rochelle New York, Cupertino California, Santa Maria California, and Minot North Dakota.