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Austin rent comparison: what $1,900/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: $1,900.

Rental rates in Austin have been dropping slightly overall, but this week’s price point is still slightly above the median for two-bedroom homes (mostly apartments). A search for properties in that range turns up some interesting results, including plentiful single-family homes, which was unexpected.

In addition, there don’t seem to be a lot of luxury downtown apartments in the range, which is an oddity.

We start in the southern part of Tarrytown, where we find a charming older home with two bedrooms and one bathroom. An updated older home, it features hardwood floors, huge old oak trees outside, hard tile in the bathroom, and a great location in the Deep Eddy neighborhood near downtown, UT, Lady Bird Lake, and the Capitol.

2312 West Seventh Street, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 990 square feet, $1900/month.

The Beverly at Medical Center, Apt 1114, 901 Red River Street, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 872 square feet, $1,899/month. Located Downtown on Red River’s de facto Music Row (recast as the Medical Center, apparently, which is just north of this spot), this space has tons of group amenities, a recent remodel, and a pets-allowed policy.

2113 Thrasher Lane, Apt 3, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 2,359 square feet, $1,900/month. Located in the East Austin Montopolis neighborhood, this home seems to be a single-family house on one-third of an acre, so we’re not sure what the “Apt 3” designation is about. Maybe it’s a detached home on a large lot? It features tile, crown molding, and hardwood floors, and pets are allowed.

915 West Gibson Street #A, two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse, 860 square feet, $1900/month plus $250/month for utilities. This Bouldin home seems perfectly located in central South Austin. Built in 1932, it is another quintessential “old Austin house” and has a big yard as well as a washer and dryer.

12406 Beartrap Lane, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house, 2,085 square feet, $1,900/month. Located in Far North Austin near Jollyville, this home is in the Round Rock school district and has features that seem ideal for families, including two living spaces, two dining spaces, and a fenced backyard.