Been out of the market for 20+ years.
I didnt realize how bad getting reasonably priced accommodations was getting...
Places in my price range are either geographically undesirable (too far of a commute for my blood pressure) or are just a shithole in general...
And if it is somewhat close to Downtown, and it isn't insanely overpriced, the neighborhood is bad.
Like really bad.
Like I'd walk down dark streets in NYC with $20 bills hanging out of my pockets just for excitement, and in these places I would need to be fully-armed - defcon 1 - condition red locked and loaded just to walk to (whats left of) my car every morning.
TBG - Apartment Hunter