The West Coastline may possibly not be the finest coastline, especially when it comes to receiving bang for your buck for housing.
A tweet exhibiting facet-by-aspect Zillow listings has gone viral in excess of how considerably about $1.1 million can go in phrases of getting a property in Los Angeles as opposed to one in Slide River, Mass. — a small metropolis in close proximity to the Rhode Island border.
“Obsessed that these properties are the same selling price,” tweeted “Entertainment Tonight” social producer Hunter Reis, showing screenshots of two listings. In Los Angeles, the basic-on the lookout property at 11714 Exposition Boulevard — with two bedrooms and one particular rest room throughout 885 sq. ft — asks $1.09 million. All the way east, the Tumble River residence instructions instant curb appeal with a handsome stone exterior — and asks $1.09 million for six bedrooms and seven loos throughout a far larger 7,860 sq. feet.
Of program, these price variances are to be anticipated involving LA, the next greatest city in the US, and Slide River, which has a population of about 89,000 — which commenters were rapid to phone out as apples and oranges.
“15-20 mins from LAX and Dodger Stadium and 10 mins from Santa Monica Pier vs. an hour from Logan and Fenway,” wrote one commenter. “You usually get what you spend for. Constantly.”
Another wrote, “Well that’s simply because you’re in West LA down the road from the beach, basically.”
Prior to very long, Twitter consumers started chiming in to clearly show how a great deal the price could purchase elsewhere, especially notoriously pricey London. In the stylish Shoreditch district, a person uploaded a three-bed room apartment listing inquiring about $1 million, with a photograph showing a small eat-in kitchen area.
And they also began pointing out how substantially more affordable residence can be in other sections of the nation. Outside the house San Antonio, Texas, a consumer can seize a 10-bed room, 17,112-square-foot household for about $725,000.
With a lot more than 200,000 likes and about 17,000 retweets, it looks like this tweet has also pushed on-the-edge Californians to leave the Golden State.
“Moving out of California is not some thing I want but it is continually on my head, f–k this traffic and these expensive ass residences,” wrote one consumer.