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What Million-Dollar Homes Look Like Across the US

1. New York City

List Price: $969,000
Size: 825 square feet 

Dropping just shy of a cool mil earns you 825 square feet in the Oliver Cromwell building. That's not a lot of space, but this fully-renovated pre-war unit is just two doors down from Central Park, which is worth the premium. I can only hope that I age half as well as this gorgeous apartment.

(image via Corcoran)

2. Los Angeles

List Price: $995,000
Size: 1,505 square feet

LA has a reputation for being pricey, but this sweet cottage in the Sunshine State is about half the price of an apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Built in the roaring 20s, the house is loaded with charm, from the airy French windows to the romantic courtyard off the back deck. 

(image via Coldwell Banker)

3. Chicago

List Price: $1,000,000
Size: 4,500 square feet

This house is a modern, city dweller's dream. It's spacious and open, with sleek finishes like dark wood floors and quartz counters that really make the space pop. With five bedrooms, there's plenty of room for a growing family, but additions with a wet bar in the game room ensure that adults will feel right at home. The outdoor space is almost non-existent, but there are parks (complete with swimming and even canoeing) just down the street.

(image via Eric Marcus Real Estate)

4. Houston

List Price: $995,000
Size: 4,451 square feet

If Texas real estate is one thing, it's luxe. This Houston home is full of high-end trims and finishes, but it's anything but stuffy! The light colors and inviting layout would suit just about anyone. It's one of the larger homes on this list, with six bedrooms, 4,451 square feet, and a large outdoor space as well (complete with a pool and a hot tub). 

(image via Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate)

5. Philadelphia

Asking Price: $979,000
Size: 6,070 square feet

This place is basically a castle, and not just because of the turret. From the three-story house itself to the 1.23-acre lot to the stables (yes, this house has it's own stables), it's like something straight out of a storybook. If we're being critical, the kitchen could stand to be updated, but the mahogany paneling in the living room totally makes up for that.

(image via Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

6. Phoenix

Asking Price: $1,100,000
Size:  5,874 square feet

How do they keep the grass so green in the desert? We may never know. This house has some prime outdoor space to offer, though. The lot is a full acre and comes complete with tennis courts, a diving pool, and plenty of patios for entertaining. Inside, vaulted ceilings and no fewer than three fireplaces round out the home.

(image via Camelback Office)

7. San Antonio, TX

Asking Price: $1,078,000
Size: 7,064 square feet

At a cost of just $152 per square foot, this San Antonio home is the best value on the list (and the largest home). This house had a few rough years (just take a look at its "Before" photos), but the renovations did wonders! The old flooring was replaced with travertine tile, brand new carpet, and rich hardwood and the bathrooms were refinished in granite.

(image via Re/Max North San Antonio)

8. San Diego

Asking Price: $1,050,000
Size: 1,650 square feet

This close to the beach, one million dollars won't buy you a house with a white picket fence, but it will buy you the coveted end-unit condo. It's less than half a block to the beach (and you can even see the ocean from the third floor!). When you're not at the beach, you can enjoy one of the two balcony decks or the modern, but beachy, interior, all while knowing that your movie night is powered by eco-friendly solar panels.

(image via Re/Max Coastal Properties)

9. Dallas, TX

Asking Price: $1,095,000
Size: 6,006 square feet

This place is a million-dollar Cinderella story. It was built in 1969, but after 50 years went by, it was looking a little worse for the wear. In 2013, this home was renovated top-to-bottom. The updates included some practical repairs (like a new air conditioner, which is important in Texas), but they also added an intercom system, surround sound, and brand new tile in the wet areas. This neighborhood isn't the place for you if you're one for "keeping up with the Joneses," though — this two million dollar beauty is just down the road.

(image via Coldwell Banker Residential)

10. San Jose, CA

Asking Price: $999,000
Size: 1,587 square feet

The sunny yellow of this bungalow-style home in the Sunshine State will put a smile on anyone's face. Compared to the Texan mansions, this is an apartment, but by San Jose standards, it's a roomy, family home. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big backyard, and an inground pool, there are worse places to raise a family.

(image via Sotheby's International Realty)