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Austin Rent: What $3,500/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: $3,500.

↑ 800 West Fifth St., one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo apartment, $3,500: Not gonna lie; this pad in Austin CIty Lofts looks pretty sweet: bright, light, balcony, big views. It's on West Fifth near Lamar (i.e., trafficky traffic place), but it looks like you might live high enough that you wouldn't care. It has a pool, a concierge, and a parking garage. Cats, small dogs.

↑ 4108 Vaughan St., three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, $3,100: It's in Mueller, it's on a street named after Stevie Ray, and it's purple, so its appeal will be largely a matter of taste. A detached one-story house, 1,968 square feet, attached garage, wood and granite finishes. No pets.

↑ 514 Sunny Lane, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, $3,300: This sweet bungalow on the edge of Travis Heights has big oaks, a yard, and lots of nice finishes from a 2008 remodel. Oh, plus Google Fiber. It's close to lots of stuff (Lady Bird Lake, South Congress), but it looks like it's only a block from Riverside (in a cul-de-sac, granted). Prospective renters will want to check for traffic noise and bother. No mention of pets.

↑ 11915 Stonehollow Drive, three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, $3,275: It's hard to tell which photos in the listing for this apartment are of the complex's common areas and which ones are apartments. And also if only one apartment is featured. Whatever the case, it's safe to say there will be open plans and lots of very bright colors. Everything looks updated and new, and the complex (Folio) has two pools, a fitness center, and all that stuff. Small dogs allowed.

↑ 702 Oakland Avenue, two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house, $3,500: Someone made a lot of bold choices when decorating this home (and building it, for that matter), and it's a fairly short-term lease (now through September), so it looks like the furnitures comes with. It's a good amount of space in Clarksville if you're looking for central city fun for a few months. Pets are not mentioned.

Austin City Lofts

800 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703