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: $3,200.
While it’s most definitely on the high end as rents go in these parts, there are plenty of homes to be found in this week’s range—not exactly a surprise, given the city’s endless boom—and not all are what you’d call “luxury” residences. There is a certain level of comfort, and definitely a surplus of square footage, to be found there, however.
In addition, although apartment rents seem to be hovering in the $1,000-$1,800/month range for one- and two-bedrooms, those living arrangements don’t suit all renters—especially those with large families.
Then there are renters who prefer the amenities that are difficult to come by in the apartment world: yards in which pets can roam and gardens can be grown, for instance, or neighborhoods in which single-family homes predominate.
↑ Westway Circle, three-bedroom, three-bathroom house, 1,339 square feet, $3,200/month. While this single-family home doesn’t list an exact address, we know it’s just west of South Lamar, still well within 78704. It’s a summer/early fall rental only, available June through November.
↑ Water Marq apartments, 300 East Riverside Drive, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,278 square feet, $3,220/month. A new, resort-style apartment complex in Travis Heights, Water Marq offers a number of different apartments with varying square footage, bedrooms, and prices. Proximity to Town Lake and luxury finishes are among its primary offerings.
↑ 1106 West Seventh Street, four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house, 2,226 square feet, $3,200 /month. This distinctive home in the Clarksville neighborhood has original wood floors, large bedrooms, deck off the back and large yard.
↑ 106 Schooner Drive, four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom house, 2,968 square feet, $3,200/month. This Lakeway home with Hill Country views is made for golfers (it even has a golf-cart garage) and has new appliances, a lot with tons of trees, and a one-year membership to The Swim Center or social membership to the Hills Country Club included.
↑ 2912 East 14th Street #A, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom detached condo, 1,550 square feet, $3,200/month. A brand-new build in East Austin’s Rosewood neighborhood, this space has wooden floors, a washer and dryer, and the conveniences of central Austin living.
Which $3,200 Austin rental would you choose?
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Three-bedroom South Lamar house
Four-bedroom house in Lakeway
Two-bedroom Travis Heights apartment
Clarksville four-bedroom house