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: $1,350.
↑ Lamar Union, 1100 South Lamar Boulevard, studio apartment, $1,350/month: Looks like at our price point you can get in just under the wire at the new, happening complex in a redeveloped South Austin strip mall with entertainment options galore. The 434-square-foot, one-bathroom units have the same features, finished, and amenities as the bigger units, of course. Pets allowed.
↑ 8003 Pinedale Cove #B, two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse, $1,325/month: This 850-square-foot home in the Wooten neighborhood north of Allandale and east of Mopac has been updated and has a small, fenced yard/patio area. It's advertised as a townhouse but looks more like a divided single-family home (duplex or triplex). Cats and small dogs allowed.
↑ 2506 Manor Circle #FL 1st, two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, $1,350/month: This is one unit in a fourplex in the close-in Windsor Park area east of the Mueller neighborhood. It has an in-unit washer/dryer combo, fenced backyard, and no pet restrictions.
↑ 4901 Louis Avenue, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, $1,350/month: It's hard to tell from the tiny, almost identical photos (white walls, wood floors or cabinets) what this 720-square-foot home in East Austin's Springdale area home looks like, but it's certainly central, has a huge yard, and allows cats and big dogs (small dogs, who knows?).
↑ Canyon Spring at Bull Creek, 7700 North Capital of Texas Highway, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, $1,340/month: A 682-square-foot apartment in a complex overlooking the Balcones Canyon Preserve, this home is just west of Highway 360 in Northwest Hills. Cats allowed.