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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: $960.

During Micro Week, we looked at some of the smaller spaces in the city. This week, we thought we'd stick with the "small" theme, but as it applies to price (though they often—but not always—go together).

We start with a fairly large—912 square feet—second-floor apartment in the northernmost part of the central North Loop neighborhood west of IH-35 (called the Holly Heights subdivision, according to the listing). It has one bedroom and one bathroom and looks to be in an older complex but somewhat updated with wood-style floors, kitchen counters that seem in decent shape, and a nifty light fixture dropping from the living room ceiling. There is no word on pets in the listings.

Located at 302 Carmen Court #130 , the unit rents for $950/month.

3501 Speedway, Unit 109. Located in the North University neighborhood near UT, this 500-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment looks spiffy, if on the small side. Cats, small dogs, and large dogs are all allowed. It rents for $925/month.

1071 Clayton Lane, A2 3rd Floor. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is in a complex called Mueller Flats, although it's located in the Windsor Park neighborhood, north of the development with that name. It measures 656 square feet and has a "bark park," so pets are probably allowed. It's leasing for $948/month.

336 Hoffman Rd, Bastrop, TX. If it's nice little single-family house you're looking for, you might need to head 30 miles or so east, to the bedroom community/small town of Bastrop. Described as a "cabin," this 600-square-foot home is on five acres of forest and has one bedroom and one bathroom. It's fully furnished, and the $950/month rent includes all bills and yard maintenance. No pets.

3453 Willowrun Drive, Unit A. A nice little loft-style one-bedroom/one bathroom duplex unit in the St. Edward's neighborhood off South Congress Avenue, this space and has a small back yard/patio, though no pet policy is listed. It rents for $950/month.