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Austin rent comparison: what $700/month gets you

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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 single-family home? Let's find out! Today's price: $725/month.

Last week’s Austin Curbed Comparison feature took a look at some of the most expensive rentals we could find in the city (prices range from $8,500 to $25,00 per month). This week, we tackled the opposite end of the rental scale and found, not surprisingly, less variety—at least if we’re talking about bazillion-square-foot mansions with stunning view.

Nevertheless, there are plenty of more than livable spaces to be found in just about every neighborhood in the city. Most are rooms in larger houses or studio/one-bedroom apartments, and most have the amenities of those swanky, single-family homes, including laundry rooms or in-unit hookups, nicely landscaped grounds, and, often, room for the pets. Here’s a sampling of what we found east, west, north, and south.

Westdale Pointe, 7117 Wood Hollow Drive, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 481 square feet, $717/month. This Northwest Hills apartment is conveniently located near the Domain, the Arboretum, and public transportation. The complex has parklike grounds, and the units have washer/dryer connections and walk-in closets; the complex has a pool and free wifi. Pets allowed.

Oslo Apartments, 6808 South Interstate 35, studio efficiency, one bathroom, $699/month. On the Far South end of town, past William Cannon, the Oslo offers mod-looking efficiencies in a complex with a pool, laundry facilities, and ample space, even in the studios, according to the listing.

Far North Austin studio, one bathroom, 476 square feet, $715/month. As Craigslist listings are wont to do, this place has no listed address, but it looks close to Research Boulevard and Anderson Mill Road. Units have washer/dryer connections, walk-in closets, and private patios/balconies. Pets are okay.

2811 Salado Street #A, room in a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 3,904 square feet (house), $750/month. This room in a shared West Campus house is obviously targeted to students, and presumably ones who don’t mind communal living at that. The house advertises a huge backyard and kitchen, front deck, massive living room, and two hot tubs in the back.

East Riverside/Oltorf, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 525 square feet, $705/month. And here we have the most typical of one-bedroom Austin apartments, a fairly old-school unit in on the East Riverside corridor. Conveniently located, with patios/balconies, walk-in closet, linen closet, two pools, fitness center, and other amenities, including being pet-friendly.

Poll

Which $750/month rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (14 votes)
  • 9%
    Far North
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    West Campus
    (2 votes)
  • 47%
    Northwest Hills
    (21 votes)
  • 6%
    Far South
    (3 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now