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Austin Rent Comparison: What $950/Month Gets You

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: $950.

Waterloo East, 2520 Elmont Drive, Pleasant Valley, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 1,030 square feet, $950/month: There's not a lot of information in the listing, but it looks like a cute, well-kept place in a small complex, close to the developing southeast lake shore. Pet policy unknown.

2684 Bradley Lane, Round Rock, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 2,234 square feet, $950/month: This is the only single-family home on this week's list (see: price point), and it's in Round Rock, but there's a lot more space and yard than the apartment listings show. Plus, dogs and cats are okay.

Riverwalk Condominiums, 500 East Riverside Drive, one-bathroom studio, 388 square feet, $950/month: Oh, reliable Riverside. For so many decades, you've provided reasonably priced apartments for students and families alike. That might be changing now that nearby areas are being developed for more density and at higher price points. This condo might be a sign of that change; smaller than 400 square feet, it lists toward micro-apartment range.

4021 Steck Avenue, Spicewood Springs, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, $850/month: There's no square footage listed for this property, but it doesn't look to qualify as tiny. There complex is located among mature trees in a long-established neighborhood. Pets welcome

10515 Manchaca Road, Far South Austin, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, $934/month: Looks like you get a lot more from your complex, anyway, when you venture south of Slaughter Lane. This one has the fitness center, picnic/barbecue area, gated access, dog park common to central city apartments at higher price points. Vaulted ceilings, updated fixtures, washer-dryer unit in apartment, and a fireplace are other features. Pets are welcome.