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Austin Rent Comparison: What You Get for $1,600/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: $1,600.

2918 East 13th Street #B, two-bedroom, one-bathroom garage apartment, $1,600/month: A garage apartment is a rare find in Austin these days. This one in Central East Austin has two stories of living space, as well as a carport downstairs. Updated with wood and concrete floors, stainless appliances, and similar contemporary features. Small dogs okay.

Camden Gaines Ranch 2121, 424 Gaines Ranch Loop, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, $1,609/month: A 1,068-square-foot apartment in a gated community adjacent to a nature preserve, this East Oak Hill space features ceramic tile, crown molding, full-size washer and dryer connections, a gourmet kitchen, a patio or balcony with storage, a fireplace, and a spacious walk-in closet. Pets allowed.

1305 Kirkwood Road #B, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex unit, $1,600/month: This 900-square-foot unit is in the Maplewood section of Cherrywood, and looks like one of the postwar duplexes common in that area. It has wood floors, a big yard, lots of windows, and charming period details. dogs and cats under 25 pounds allowed with deposit.

5th Street Commons 219, 1611 West Fifth Street, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, $1,614/month: This 759-square-foot unit in Old West Austin is convenient to downtown, Lady Bird Lake, and Clarksville-area attractions. Its apartments feature wood floors, stainless appliance, and custom built-ins and lighting. Pets allowed.

2301 Santa Rosa Street, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, $1,600/month: This 800-square-foot house in the Holly Street neighborhood is a temporary, six-month rental. It has a fenced backyard and is available furnished or semifurnished. Dogs considered on a case-by-case basis.