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Austin Rent Comparison: What You Get for $1,250/Month

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: $1,250.

The Preserve at Travis Creek, 5603 Southwest Parkway, Oak Hill, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 629 square feet, $1,154/month: It's a small apartment in a big, friendly-looking complex built in 1997. The one-bedroom looks updated and fresh, and the complex has lots of group facilities, workout rooms, and, best of all, a 1.5-acre dog park. So, yes, dogs allowed—up to two, with breed restrictions. Cats remain unmentioned.

5620 War Admiral Drive, Del Valle, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 1,343 square feet, $1,295/month. Living in Del Valle definitely ups your floor-space options. This red brick home in Berdoll Farms has tile throughout (no carpet), open floor plans, tall ceilings, and lots of white surfaces. It has a fenced backyard, but the listing doesn't mention pets.

The Cottages, 8515 South IH-35, Far South Austin, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,007 square feet, $1,195/month. A charming sort of roadside lodge aesthetic makes this apartment, near Southpark Meadows, stand out. Outside are rock walls and country views; interiors look updated and sophisticated. Cats and small dogs are allowed.

1119 Gunter Street, Govalle, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex, 500 square feet, $1,250/month. More white walls are to be found in this Govalle neighborhood duplex unit. An updated 1945 cottage, it has no central air or heat, but it does have a carport with six parking spaces.

Saddle Creek, 10801 Old Manchaca Rd, Far South Austin, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,087 square feet, $1,258/month. Located just off Slaughter Lane, Saddle Creek offers traditional, updated, sometimes colorful units, group amenities like a pool and workout space, and a dog park.