I'm in South Dakota, in the largest city in the state, in what's considered the "middle-poor" part of town. And our houses in the area are pretty small. If not for the converted garage we use as a bedroom, we'd be bursting out of our current home. The part of town where my dad lived before moving to Minnesota on the other hand, is the "nice" part of town and finding a home there for under 800k is not gonna happen no matter how small it is. No way, no how.