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: $750.
↑ The Park at Stone Creek, 9200 North Plaza Drive, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 574 square feet, $725/month: Located in the Heritage Hills neighborhood east of I-35 near Rundberg, this place really does have a park, and a creek, that runs through the middle of the complex. It also looks bright and updated. Cats and dogs allowed.
↑ Tierra Bella, 6407 Springdale Road, two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 858 square feet, $765/month: There are some small things about this apartment that give us pause (looks like it has window AC and heat units), but it's in a newly renovated complex in the sweet Pecan Springs neighborhood. Cats and small dogs allowed.
↑ 15044 Swiss Drive, two-bedroom, one-bathroom detached home, $750/month: This manufactured-home listing is definitely a no phone/no pool/no pets situation, but the it indicates that the place is in a small subdivision with four others, along with built homes. It's about 30 minutes from downtown, near the Circuit of the Americas, and looks reasonably clean and countrified.
↑ Mission James Place, 4009 Victory Drive, studio apartment, 396 square feet, $785/month: Located between South Lamar Boulevard and Manchaca Road just north the Highway 71/Loop 360 split, this place probably officially qualifies as a micro-apartment, but its location is mighty convenient to groceries, restaurants, movie theaters, and the Broken Spoke. No pet policy is mentioned.
↑ Lake Travis/Yacht Harbor, cabin efficiency, $725/month: The listing doesn't have an exact address, but it looks like this OG tiny home near Lakeway is a relic of Austin's laid-back past, when living near the lake with no stuff and the chance of meeting up with wildlife was considered nirvana. Cats and dogs are welcome.