$1,500 Rent: New York Vs. Houston

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^- Hi, my name is Briana. ^I just moved to Downtown Houston ^and we’re going to show you our apartment. ^- Hey, my name is Dilip. ^I live on the Upper East Side in this pretty dope spot. ^I pay about $1,500 in rent ^which is a steal for the place you’re going to see ^so come on in. The cool thing about our building is our landlord put in some electronic locks recently that work with Bluetooth and it works great when I have my phone on me but there’s been a couple of times when I’ve had 1% battery and rushing home at 4.00 a.m. Right as you enter the apartment that is the kitchen that I share with the three other college friends that I live with in this apartment. We all try to cook a little bit and split up time of who gets to cook when. What’s really crazy for New York is we have this dishwasher right here, you don’t see that a lot. This is like a thing to show off when we have friends over and it’s like, “Hell yeah, we got a dishwasher in New York.” I think this is a little excessive. We’ve got a wine cooler. We don’t even drink a lot of wine so I don’t know what we use this for but it just looks really dope so it’s pretty nice. – This is our apartment. We’ve got bar stools. The kitchen area, stove, sink, ^garbage disposal and here is our laundry room. – Alright, welcome to my bedroom. I guess you could say this is where the magic happens. It’s not too big, it’s pretty cozy. You’re not going to find a lot of big bedrooms in New York so I’m lucky with what I have here. I really wish I had space for a desk or something but I kind of like make do with this bookshelf, it’s like a standing desk. If you can’t tell already from the guitar on the wall and all the other stuff, I’m really into music so this also doubles as my home studio sometimes. I just kind of like put my mike in the closet to kind of sound proof and from my laptop here I record music too sometimes. I also have nice access to the fire escape outside. It’s been a dream of mine to serenade a lady out there. Still hasn’t happened, looking for the right one but maybe someday. One of my favorite things in the room is the wall album art I have up here. All my favorite albums here, every day I wake up, it’s the first thing I see and I can just throw on one of those albums in the morning as I’m getting ready for work. Make do with what I got. – Here’s the bedroom. So a nice view of the city and the freeway, got the TV over here. This is our bathroom. His and hers sinks, nice wide mirror, nice brown rugs with the black shower curtain. Spacious bathtub. – Warning, the bathroom’s kind of small, not what you expect in like most places, especially somewhere like mid West or South. In New York it’s really small. This is what you get, you know. Everything’s kind of cramped together. It’s also not just mine, I share it with one other person. Constantly competing for shower time in the morning. We’re trying to make it work and it’s not too bad. The living room right here. We all kind of hang out here, eat together when possible or just kind of like get some work done. We have that exposed brick right here, definitely a staple of any hipster vibe in any New York apartment. There’s an extra bedroom in this apartment that we kind of converted into a living room. We’ve got our couch here, got our TV, got some good video games. This is like where we all hang out when we have people over. We’re supposed to fit comfortably on this couch like five or six people, but we’ve had like 15, 20 people in here before. We squeezed in, we made it work. – That’s a reclining chair, nice comfortable couch, glass table, TV with the PS cords and video games. – One of the surprising things about this apartment that you don’t find in New York that often is we got a backyard. In the summer we’ve had some parties before, sometimes projected movies on that wall. – Out here we’ve got the balcony with a lovely view of a vacant lot and city all around, a nice freeway to the left. – One weird thing about our apartment is we have this like giant beautiful window here in our dining room. It stares right at the brick wall until you notice sunlight, so it’s typical of New York. – Then we come here, it’s the fitness room. That’s a treadmill, that’s the free weights going on, get some muscle action, a little bicycle but it makes it look like you’re bicycling somewhere so you don’t get bored while you’re exercising. Motivates you to put in those miles. Right here is the yoga studio / rehearsal space. No one’s in here! – Going into here you can see this small area right here, so go in here, this is our gym, this is all we have, we have a pull up bar. Take it down for some push ups, do some pull ups. We don’t really have a gym in this apartment building so this is what we got. Cheapest gym membership. – This is our pool area, bam! – We actually have two floors to this apartment. Two of our bedrooms are upstairs, other two guys live downstairs. This is where it gets really special. Again, in New York, you don’t see this all the time. We have our own laundry and dryer. This is what we show people when people visit us, when people come over, this is how we impress them. So lucky to have this apartment in New York for $1,500, it’s super rare to get. It has a washer dryer, a dishwasher, and although it’s not a lot of space, like four guys and we have a lot of people over frequently, we make it work and we have a pretty good time. So thanks again for checking it out and hope to see you in New York. – Thanks for checking out our apartment. If you live in Houston you can get great amenities, tons of space and live stress free. – [Both] Bye!

99 comments

  1. The city of Houston has crime rate increases tremendously. Something wrong with the jurisdiction here. I wonder if anyone can question those people in the city councils or the court house

  2. For anyone looking to move to Houston from NYC or LA your money will go a lot farther in Houston with much larger living spaces but you will be very bored and maybe depressed as there is not much to do there and since it’s so hot n humid along with pop up rain storms here in there for most of the year that you will find yourself cacooned indoors with the a/c on at full blast staring outside through the window wishing the weather was nicer so that you could be outside and have somewhere to go and something to do and you thinking why the hell you moved to Houston from LA or NYC. You get what you pay for, you’ve been WARNED !!

  3. 😂😂😂Oh my god we are so much better I am from Texas I’ve stayed in New York for two years and the prices for the stuff you get here is ridiculous

  4. Don't move to Houston there is nothing there for you. Need to discourage people from coming. So much damn traffic because you guys keep moving. Try San Antonio its even cheaper lol.

  5. Lol the NYC gym is small and it sucks Edit:And wow I live in Houston and I have never seen a apartment building never before it's so beautiful and modern GO HOUSTON!!!!

  6. Hit me up if anyone is looking for an apartment in Houston! This property is old at this point and you can get way better options for $1500 lol

  7. U can get a way nicer apartment for 1500 in Houston. That's actually a mortgage here. But dont move here we full!

  8. You can live in New York if you live in the Bronx. A mortgage for a house in the Bronx is the same as rent anywhete in most of Manhattan unless you share with roommates. Don't pu to New York and expect you can pay college debt, rent, and your bills if you planning on living in Manhattan. But if you don't mind traveling an hour by train to get to Manhattan and save $1500-3000 in rent MONTHLY, then come to the Bronx. You might get away with living in Queens but idk about that. Btw I'm a head in the Bronx living in an area that can be described somewhere in between the hood and a decent neighborhood. Not bad tbh

  9. Nobody else come to Houston. We are at capacity. We don't take too kindly to outsiders! Take my word for it. Don't come see for yourself.

  10. I’m so glad I stay in Texas I complain about my 800 rent but my apartment is way bigger than his 😭 I stay in a 2brm 1bath and baby when I say I’d be livid if I had to stay in a room for 1500 that’s all my bills combined

  11. ain't nothing like! H-Town Space City USA soe don't compare no city n America 2 it, Houston is the #1 job career opportunity n the world with noe state taxes 2 pay. Wow! the biggest, the bestest, don't mess with the great Lone Star State Of Texas!

  12. I think most people miss the point here. You do not move to a city just because there is cheap housing available, but rather you do because of several other factors such as opportunities, positive work environment etc. I am not saying that these don’t exist in Houston, but are more apparent in NYC. This is why many people move there, not because of the pricing of houses, but because of several other factors.

  13. northwest is pricey also , we live in a basic two bedroom one bath around 680 space no w/d or dishwasher . Rent 975$ and that about 30 miles from downtown .. I understand what y’all are saying in Texas , our rental market went crazy the pass 10 years .. now if you want an avg 1200 square feet then your looking at 1300 plus

  14. The thing about NYC is the culture is apparent …there’s corner stores anytime of the day, there’s always something going on…Our fashion is on point in terms of urban wear….our slang…forget manhattan I’m talking about people who live in the real boroughs like queens and bk they know the vibes in NYC. I’ve been to Houston before it’s a vibe out there just as well..open space, southern hospitality…the soul food…however NY is only good for people who know how it is from jump …people who aren’t raised in NY can’t imagine living here because moving here is crazy in terms of expenses

  15. I’ll say Houston is better not just bc I live here but it’s a good place here but what’s bad is how hot it is here tho

  16. You shot this video with the wrong camera. It's far too narrow to appreciate the size differences. It doesn't help us to see close-up shots of the toilet, lol

  17. lol why bother even living in NYC? too crowded, traffic, rude people (not all), too expensive, and etc… i can go on forever.

  18. If you wanna live in Houston
    Live in memorial city apartments
    3 bedroom apartment and 2 full bathroom with bath tubs and its next to the mall
    For 1500

  19. You can definitely do better than that for $1,500 in Huston, seriously I Know everyone wants a downtown but you can get something twice that big of you hit up Lower valley, hell you could probably rent a full house if you hit the skirts.

  20. lol I find it funny that I could afford a mansion in Texas but I still would rather go for the small apartment in nyc

  21. Such a flawed premise. The NYC apartment is 6k. You should have showcased a dingy NYC studio for 1500.

  22. I live in New York so first hand experiance here. That is NOT a 1.5k rent. Nope. @just_ajhar on instagram 🤭

  23. this city unfortunately has the corrupted city council, and never before the crime rate escalate fast. This city is a sanctuary for crooks

  24. Harlem, and parts of Brooklyn have studios for 1500 it's just depends where you look and if you think it's cool to spend 1500 a month for a bedroom you're an idiot 😂😂 guy that lives in Harlem here

  25. Lol this is rent to live in manhattan, go to any of the other boroughs and ya get much better places for actually 1.5k

  26. My sent is $1340 for a 3 bedroom/2 full bath in Houston. And I live about half a mile from the Galleria mall lol

  27. Okay so in Friends we all know that Monica’s place was rent controlled and that Chandler made some money but, how the heck did Phoebe a massager get such a nice place. The same question goes for any tv show set in NYC. Like my cousin has been living in New York with his girlfriend for a year but he actually lives in Brooklyn and takes the train to NYC (for work) because that’s how difficult it is to get decent living in NYC.

  28. Nj is where its at , we got city living ,country and farm living, casinos , Big mansions. No Megan thee stallion tho

  29. I was born& raised in NYC and I would Not rent a room in Manhattan for $1,500. Its too small and cramped!! Its best to live in Brooklyn, Harlem or Queens. You can get a 1brm or a studio for around $1,500.

  30. I wish they show actual NYC living, you could get a 1 bedroom apartment for $1,500 a month, I seen 2 bedroom apartments in nyc for $1,500. You have to figure out what's important to you, location or having your own place.

  31. I live in a 3 bedroom newly renovated apartment in nyc with a washer and dinner open concept living and dinning, pet friendly for $2,500 in the Bronx. I live close shopping center, transportation, park and some great restaurants. I never had a problem with the community but then again i grew up in the Bronx so why would I?

  32. i go to school around that apartment in houston. you can go on the freeway next to it and throw a rock out the passenger window and have it break a window on someone balcony.

  33. Why are they only showing Manhattan? As if that’s NYC only. He’s paying that much for a room. Not that whole apartment. I’ve seen a 4bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms for 2,100 in Brooklyn. Again an Apartment not a room.

  34. HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM lmaoo I'm a Houston native and when I go home for Christmas its like all the trees and ish is cut down and apartments have been built like danng give us time to get used to so many ppl yall maxin us out 😂😂💯💯🙄🙄😭😭

  35. Yeah upstate is garbage you cant get anything for your money and the cost of living makes no sense. You can always get so much more for your money in the southern states

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