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Rent comparison: What $1,600 gets you

A variety of spaces in Clarksville, South First, University Hills, Lakewood, and Downtown

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

1608 West Fifth Street B, one-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 510 square feet, $1,600/month plus $180/month for utilities. It’s hard to resist these cute spaces in Clarksville, even if they’re as small as this one. It’s located behind a main house and was built in 2015 (despite its vintage look) and has vaulted ceilings, concrete floors, and a private yard.

2100 Vanderbilt Lane, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 1,147 square feet, $1,600/month. This one-story, brick, single-family home in University Hills is on a large corner lot and has a big, fenced backyard. Pets allowed with a $500, non-refundable deposit.

7205 Waldon Drive Apt. 204, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,176 square feet, $1,600/month. Located in the Far North neighborhood of Lakewood, this is an updated, single-story end unit on the edge of the greenbelt. It has a patio off the living area and master bedroom. The complex has a pool, tennis courts, playground, clubhouse, and park. Dogs negotiable. No cats.

Bright green exterior of duplex Via Moreland Properties

4605 South Second Street #A, three-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex, 1,552 square feet, $1,600/month. Located South of Hwy. 290 in a neighborhood we’re going to call South First, this one-story duplex has an open concept layout, washer/dryer included, and a large, landscaped backyard with covered patio perfect. Yard maintenance is included.

422 at the Lake, Apt. 321, 422 West Riverside Drive, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 712 square feet, $1,600/month. This Bouldin neighborhood apartment is practically downtown as well as being quite close to Butler Park and the lake. There’s an in-unit laundry room with washer and dryer, and pets are allowed.


Which $1,600 Austin rental would you choose?

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  • 55%
    (19 votes)
  • 5%
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    South FIrst
    (3 votes)
  • 8%
    University Hills
    (3 votes)
  • 20%
    (7 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now