How Much Apartment Can You Get for $1,200?

An analysis by TransUnion, a credit reporting agency, found that average national rent has increased 4.4 percent to $865 in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the $829 in the first quarter of 2011. As the rental market responds to supply and demand in their respective locales around the nation, see what landlords are offering renters who have a budget of $1,200/month to spend on rent.

San Diego, CA

1210 Felspar St., San Diego, CA
Rent: $1,200/mo

San Diego $1200 apartment

Renters can live just 5 blocks from the ocean in this bright 1-bed, 1-bath condo. Although parking is street-only, perks of living in this Pacific Beach community include an 88/100 walk score, close to restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

Salt Lake City, UT

1990 S View St., Salt Lake City, UT
Rent: $1,195/mo

Salt Lake City home rental

Tenants who move into this 2-bedroom duplex north of Sugarhouse Park will enjoy the benefits of green living due to lots of green updates to this remodeled 1942 property, including solar panels and xeriscaped yard. Amenities include hardwood floors, on-site laundry, and built-ins.

Atlanta, GA

587 Virginia Ave. NE Apt 808, Atlanta, GA
Rent: $1,199/mo

Atlanta GA apartment rental

Located right on the edge of Midtown and Piedmont Park, this 2-bed, 2-bath unit is close to restaurants and shopping with a walk score of 88/100. A few of the amenities include hardwood floors and on-site laundry.

Boston, MA

44 Ellery St. #2, Boston, MA
Rent: $1,200/mo

Boston MA apartment rental

Renters looking to live near Boston’s city center will have the convenience of living right near public transit. In addition to the 82/100 walk score, this property also has new appliances, a parking spot, and plenty of closet storage space.