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: $2,300.
This week’s price point is high enough to turn up several single-family homes to rent in various parts of town, including the central city.
It’s also a point at which many newer luxury or luxury-ish apartment buildings are landing, especially those built along the major north-south corridors (the ones that aren’t highways: Lamar Boulevard, Burnet Road, South Congress Avenue) and East Riverside Boulevard.
Many of these apartments are in mixed-use buildings, where residents (and others) can find retail and restaurants on the ground floor, and they tend to load on the community amenities—24-hour fitness centers, resort-style pools, outdoor kitchens/grilling areas, business centers, landscaped courtyards and gardens (even the occasional dog park), rooftop decks, media rooms, clubhouses, and the like.
↑ Post South Lamar, 1500 S Lamar Boulevard, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,130 square feet, $2,270/month. The above is certainly the case with this Zilker neighborhood apartment. Some of the units in the complex were built in 2012, while phase 2 of the project is ongoing. The apartments feature modern kitchens, open living spaces, and designer finishes. Pets are allowed.
↑ 2602 Geraghty Avenue, three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 1,058 square feet, $2,250 /month. Located in the central Allandale neighborhood (in which single-family rentals are a bit rare, this house has hardwoods, a recently remodeled kitchen, and other updates including a sprinkler system for front and back yards.
↑ 7000 Gentle Oak Drive, four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom house, 2106 square feet, $2,295/month. Located in the southwest Legend Hill neighborhood, near Oak Hill, this home is on the rental market for the first time. It has fresh paint and carpet as well as laminate wood and tile floors downstairs. A private backyard has raised beds for flower/vegetable gardens in addition to other landscaping.
↑ 360 Condominiums, 360 Nueces Street #2710 one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, 770 square feet, $2,250/month. This unit on the west side of Downtown comes fully furnished and is on a a high floor with views to the West and North. It has wood floors and granite counters, among other upscale finishes, and is on the Shoal Creek hike and bike trail.
↑ 1166 Ridgeway Drive, four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 1,250 square feet, $2,350/month. A hilltop house with excellent views in the Rosewood section of East Austin, this property has a big, fenced yard that backs to the greenbelt. There are wood floors throughout, as well as a new roof, new interior and exterior paint, and updated kitchen with stainless fridge and dishwasher, and washer/dryer included. It’s also pet-friendly.
Which $2,300 Austin rental would you choose?
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Three-bedroom Allandale house
One-bedroom in 360 Condominiums Downtown
Four-bedroom house in Rosewood
Two-bedroom apartment in Zilker
Four-bedroom house in Legend Hill