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Austin rent comparison: What $1,600/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: $1,650.

2401 East Sixth Street # 5, one-bathroom studio apartment, 785 square feet, $1,595/month. If it’s minimalism you crave, this unit in the Pedernales Lofts, located in the Holly neighborhood, might be for you. It’s a second-floor unit with north- and west-facing windows, 12-foot ceilings, concrete floors, stainless steel appliance,s and a gas range. HOA pays for water, gas, and internet.

5813 Wellington Drive B, two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex, 1,617 square feet, $1,650/month. A newly renovated, roomy Windsor Park rental with stainless appliances, granite counters, and new paint.

Dark green brick apartment building with yellow flowers in front Via Zillow

2302 East Side Drive Apt. 11, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 964 square feet, $1,595/month. This charming unit in a brick 1970s apartment complex in Travis Heights has all the basics—plus what could be a stripper pole (or just an awkwardly placed ceiling support)—in a complex with pool and lots of greenery all around.

8604 Mesa Drive A, three-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex, 3,182 square feet, $1,650/month. A quite large Northwest Hills duplex, this two-story unit has vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, a wood-burning fireplace, and a private fenced yard and patio. Lawn maintenance is included in the rent.

4703 Rosedale Avenue, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex, 900 square feet, $1,595/month. Another recently remodeled duplex, this one in Rosedale, has granite counters, stainless appliances, hardwoods and hard tile throughout, a brick fireplace, fenced yard, and a one-car carport.


Which $1,600/month Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    (19 votes)
  • 12%
    Windsor Park
    (6 votes)
  • 12%
    (6 votes)
  • 26%
    Travis Heights
    (13 votes)
  • 12%
    Northwest Hills
    (6 votes)
50 votes total Vote Now