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Austin rent comparison: what $3,200/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: $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.

1107 West Seventh Street Exterior of bungalow with big porch, painted dark green

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.

Poll

Which $3,200 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Three-bedroom South Lamar house
    (9 votes)
  • 8%
    Four-bedroom house in Lakeway
    (2 votes)
  • 16%
    Two-bedroom Travis Heights apartment
    (4 votes)
  • 40%
    Clarksville four-bedroom house
    (10 votes)
25 votes total Vote Now