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Austin rent comparison: what $1,300/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: $1,300.

Austin rents are slightly up or slightly down, depending on whom you ask, but our price point this week is generally with in the range for one- and two-bedroom rentals.

We’ve looked at a lot of places with different kinds of amenities—dog-washing stations being among our favorites—but our first listing has one we haven’t seen before: a common-area gift-wrapping station. It looks like it shares the space with the lobby coffee bar, but at least you won’t be left in the lurch when you forget to wrap that gag gift for your office party or whatever.

The Preserve at Travis Creek, located in East Oak Hill, doesn’t stop there; it also offers two clubhouses, two pools and hot tubs, two grilling areas, a 24-hour gym, a personal trainer, an aerobics studio with daily classes, business center, and a game room.

5604 Southwest Parkway, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 692 square feet, $1,295/month. This particular Preserve plan an open living room and dining room off to the side, a walk-in closet, crown molding, and washer/dryer connections.

900 Glen Meadow Drive, three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 889 square feet, $1,295/month. Located in the Sweetbriar neighborhood just south of the up-and-coming East Oltorf/East Congress area, this is a single-family home with all hard flooring, a carport, and a large backyard. Pets allowed.

1114 Tillery Street #B, one-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex, 1,320 square feet, $1,325/month. If you’re a boulderer (?), you’d be set living in this Govalle duplex; it’s close to the “new ultra popular Austin Bouldering project,” according to the listing. It’s also just a really sweet neighborhood in general, and the place has new paint and a fenced backyard.

1508 Braes Ridge Drive #A, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex, 850 square feet, $1,295/month. A no-nonsense Windsor Park duplex that looks like a single-family home, this place has a private, fenced backyard and big front yard, washer-dryer connections, a carport, and what look like fairly recent kitchen and bathroom updates. Pets allowed.

519 East Mary Street, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 650 square feet, $1,300/month. This 1940s apartment in Travis Heights exudes South Austin funkiness and is basically across the street from Big Stacy Park. The upstairs unit has a porch and patio and original hardwood floors. No pets.


Which $1,300 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Three-bedroom Sweetbriar house
    (4 votes)
  • 48%
    One-bedroom Travis Heights apartment
    (17 votes)
  • 11%
    One-bedroom apartment in East Oak Hill
    (4 votes)
  • 17%
    Two-bedroom Windsor Park duplex
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    Govalle one-bedroom duplex
    (4 votes)
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