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Rent comparison: What you can rent along the Metrorail Red Line

Available apartments, duplexes, and houses near Austin’s commuter rail line, north to south, and what they cost right now

For Transportation Week, we’re doing something a little different with Curbed Comparisons: Looking at what’s available to rent along Austin’s only commuter rail line, Capital Metro’s Red Line. The MetroRail line runs from the Downtown Convention Center to Leander (although we limited our search to rentals within Austin). Here are five rentals along the line available right now, ranging in price from $911 to $2,300/month.

2601 Esperanza Crossing, one-bathroom studio, 597 square feet, $1,220/month. The appropriately named Addison at Kramer Station is about half a mile from aforementioned MetroRail stop, and it could be a park-and-ride situation if you don’t want to hoof or bike that distance. Studio apartments can be had for $1,220 or more; rent favors long-term leases. The new complex is close to the Domain (and Topgolf!) and is pet-friendly.

1003 Justin Lane, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 512 square feet, $911/month. The Argosy at Crestview is less than a quarter-mile from the Crestview MetroRail station and has the advantage of not being right on a major thoroughfare. It’s also walkable to stores and restaurants. Pets under 75 pounds are allowed.

303 Irma Drive #A, four-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex, 1,638 square feet, $1,895/month. Located on a quiet street, this 1955 home is close to the Highland stop, as well as the Highland ACC campus and the booming urban center around it. It has a washer/dryer in the unit and allows cats and small dogs.

1810 Sanchez Street, four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 1,300 square feet, $2,200/month. A single-family home in a sweet East Austin neighborhood a couple of houses in from busy MLK Boulevard, a couple of blocks from the MLK Station. It looks like it has lots of zazzy upgrades, wood and hard tile floors, and a fenced backyard with a deck. No pet data, says Zillow.

Saltillo Lofts Via Zillow

1601 East Fifth Street, two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom apartment, 1,225 square feet, $2,300. While you might have to endure a bit of construction noise to live this close to the Plaza Saltillo Station (the area is undergoing quite a bit of redevelopment), you would be in an extremely walkable neighborhood close to downtown in what looks like an apartment with lots of amenities. But sorry, no pets.


Which rental on the MetroRail line would you choose?

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    Plaza Saltillo
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