Yahoo Homes of the Week: Suburban vs. urban homes for $300K

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Welcome to Yahoo Homes of the Week, powered by Zillow. This week, we're comparing suburban and urban homes across the U.S. While living in the city can mean shorter commute times and a more walkable location, a home in the suburbs can provide access to better schools and more living space. To see which you prefer, check out these homes on the market for around $300,000. See Zillow Blog for more suburban vs. urban homes on the market.

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PORTLAND
Suburban
5655 SW Lombard Ave, Beaverton, OR
For sale: $279,500

Only 7 miles west of downtown Portland, Bor raising a family. This 1920s bungalow has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, original woodwork and built-ins. eaverton — with a median home value of $275,800 and proximity to good schools — is a popular suburb for raising a family. This 1920s bungalow has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, original woodwork and built-ins.

Urban
719 SE 33rd Pl, Portland, OR
For sale: $299,900

With a Walk Score® of 95/100, this Portland town home is near several neighborhood amenities including cafes and restaurants, a library and Laurelhurst Park. The interior has contemporary appliances and finishes, in-unit washer and dryer and bamboo flooring.

Click here to go to the suburban and urban listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Portland listings.


CHICAGO
Suburban
2S130 Kent Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL
For sale: $307,900

A 40-minute drive from Chicago, Glen Ellyn is one of Chicago's premier suburbs situated around Lake Ellyn. This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home is currently on the market for just over $300,000. The property includes a 0.3-acre landscaped yard, a screened porch and close proximity to top-rated schools.

Urban
913 W Irving Park Rd # 3E, Chicago, IL
For sale: $287,000

To experience the city and be able to walk to Lake Michigan, you could buy this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath unit in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood. The living area is spacious with an open floor plan and skylight. A covered deck also provides space for outdoor entertaining.

Click here to go to the suburban and urban listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Chicago listings.


DENVER
Suburban
1418 Wandering Way, Castle Rock, CO
For sale: $294,000

Castle Rock is an ideal location about 28 miles south of downtown Denver and 37 miles north of Colorado Springs. This newer construction with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths is on the market for less than $300,000 near Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course and Castle View High School.

Urban
1350 Lawrence St APT 4C, Denver, CO|
For sale: $319,500

By contrast, this 1-bedroom unit in Denver's Central Business District is available for $319,500. Measuring 947 square feet, the condo is a short walk to Cherry Creek Bike Path and Larimer Square. The living room and a seventh-floor terrace afford unobstructed views of the city lights.

Click here to go to the suburban and urban listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Denver listings.


BOSTON
Suburban
21 School St, Natick, MA
For sale: $324,900

Natick is a popular Boston suburb with great schools and the ability to walk to town shops, restaurants and the commuter rail. With a median home value of $433,100, it's on the pricier side, but buying a town home or condo is a way to keep living costs down while getting a feel for the neighborhood. This home on School Street has been renovated with granite counterops, stainless steel appliances and updated bathrooms.

Urban
615 Massachusetts Ave UNIT 1, Boston, MA
For sale: $325,000

To live in Boston's South End, $325,000 will get you a historic studio apartment with a private entrance, large windows, decorative fireplace and wainscoting. A renovated kitchen and large foyer provide an inviting space to entertain.

Click here to go to the suburban and urban listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Boston listings.



SAN ANTONIO
Suburban
710 Virgin Oak, San Antonio, TX
For sale: $289,900

Stone Oak is one of San Antonio's most high-traffic areas for house shoppers looking outside the city center. Great schools and a median home value of $231,800 attract families in search of larger homes. This 5-bedroom, 3-bath home provides 3,471 square feet of living space and a grassy, fenced backyard.

Urban
837 W Ashby Pl, San Antonio, TX
For sale: $299,500

Less than 3 miles from downtown San Antonio, Alta Vista is an up-and-coming neighborhood with older homes boasting beautiful architecture and modern renovations. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath home has been transformed from top to bottom, creating a contemporary poolside retreat.

Click here to go to the suburban and urban listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all San Antonio listings.

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