Continuing my series of comparing what home you can get in Lubbock vs another city; it is time to take a look at New York. Just like Los Angeles, New York is one of the most expensive cities in the United States, and it definitely shows when looking at what homes you can get for $500,000. 

When looking at homes within that price range in New York City, you don’t have many options. The options you do have seem to be primarily around the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, or some parts of Staten Island. If you are looking for that Manhattan lifestyle, you are looking at spending closer to $3 million.  

I found a very cozy home on Staten Island that fit within the budget, as well as a very nice South West Lubbock home located over by Wolfforth. Take a look at these two homes that you can buy for $500,000. 

Lubbock vs. New York City: What House $500,000 Can Get You

These are photos from two listings for around $500,000. One is located in New York, NY, the other in Lubbock, TX.

What Home $500,000 Gets You in Lubbock vs. Los Angeles

Here are some photos and information showing what home you can get for $500,000 in Lubbock vs. Los Angeles.

What House $500,000 Gets You in Lubbock vs. Dallas, Texas

One of the biggest draws to living in a smaller city rather than a large one is what kind of house you can get for the same price. Here's a comparison of two homes -- one in Lubbock and ther other in Dallas -- that both cost around $500,000 and have four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Take a look at the Dallas home, followed by the one in Lubbock, below: