Interesting show of House Hunters on HGTV last night this one was in Chicago, which is actually a city which I visited once many many years ago.
In this show the home buyer where looking to spend in the $500,000 to $600,000 range and where looking at condominium townhouses. Now for the that sort of money I would hope to get something more than a townhouse but given a lot of real estate prices we've seen lately I'm find that it's not very cheap (ie Florida) nor very over priced like New York or some of the international cities.
In any event for that sort of money the home buyers were looking at 3 bedroom towns homes with the final town home being slightly larger with 4 bedrooms. Personally all of the buildings looked very similar to me, 3 storey buildings.
In the end the Chicago home buyer purchase the 4 bedroom home which gave them additional options.