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Old 07-11-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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The OP didn't give any real criteria so I have to ask what kind of amenities are you looking for in an apartment? Can you live in an old apartment and deal with having to do coin laundry or do you want newer construction with decent amenities? This will narrow it down at least a little more, other wise this thread will just be a meaningless list of with casually dropped names of several cities.

$1200 will get you a reasonably decent apartment in a lot of cities. What do you consider walkable? As in a good rating on walkscore? Parks? Retail? Dining? Groceries? Do you want wall to wall urban density or would you prefer more elbow room in bungalow like neighborhood but still quite walkable? In other words what are your standards?
Walkable to me would be a score of 70+ on walkscore. A little more space would be preferable but I could deal with wall to wall as well. Wouldn't mind a movie theater in walking distance.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Walkable to me would be a score of 70+ on walkscore. A little more space would be preferable but I could deal with wall to wall as well. Wouldn't mind a movie theater in walking distance.
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn has one bedrooms for around $1200, though you'd get more options if you can pay just a little more. Walkscore is 91, and does have a movie theater in walking distance. It's a bit wall to wall, however, though not crowded for NYC standards. It's a good neighborhood in all ways, but a bit far from Manhattan via subway.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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While it is around 250-260,000 in population, Buffalo has plenty of apartments around that price and lower in neighborhoods like North Buffalo, Elmwood Village, Allentown and Downtown. Apartments Search - Walk Score

Pittsburgh would fit as well: Pittsburgh Apartments and Rentals - Walk Score

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Old 07-14-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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You can rent a modest 1 bedroom in the Cameron Village area of Raleigh for $700 or under. A friend of mine did just that a few months ago. One can also spend up to the $1200 limit on a brand new luxury apartment in the same neighborhood or in the adjacent Glenwood South neighborhood. Both are among the most walkable areas of the city according to walk score.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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I pay just a little more for a completely rehab and updated 2 bedroom in chicago, blocks away from the blue line and a ton of retail and bars.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Your budget in many of Atlanta's walkable neighborhoods is very doable. Here is a link to a company that specializes in such properties.

Braden Fellman
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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There are almost (well, there are actually) too many options to list. There needs to be more detail. Find a "walkable" list and I'll bet the vast majority have nice 1BD for under $1,200.
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