Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $4,500.
↑ 6506 Arroyo Seco #B, Brentwood, three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,700 square feet, $4,500/month: This ground-floor apartment, which looks maybe like it's in a duplex or small complex, is vaguely Euro-style, with an open floor plan and two-car garage. Cats, small dogs allowed.
↑ 615 West Seventh St., Downtown, one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft, 1,081 square feet, $4,535/month: Frankly, some of these photos look like renderings, but Seven apartments is open for business and has posted that it has one "skyline" loft left. At that price, you get serious services, including free Whole Foods delivery, loaner bikes, and electric car-charging stations. There's also onsite pet washing, so: pet friendly.
↑ 2111 Poquito St., Central East, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 1,200 square feet, $4,000/month: Again with the possible renderings, but most of the photos of this Blackland neighborhood house look real and lovely. Custom-built, close to UT/downtown and Manor restaurant row. Animals welcome.
↑ 1711 Waterson Ave., Clarksville, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 800 square feet, $4,500/month: This remodeled bungalow looks light and bright, even though the deck is probably not usually wet. It has a decent-sized back yard and a great walkability.