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What $2,400 rents in Austin right now

Options in five neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. We’ve found five rentals within $50 of today’s price, $2,400. Vote for your favorite below.

The location, a little north of Clarksville in Old West Austin, is pretty ideal for many, and a 1,259-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for $2,400 is a decent deal for the area. Floors are wood and tile (and what looks like some carpet), and features include a balcony, a washer/dryer unit, and a fireplace. Two spaces in a carport are included. Pets allowed, with a maximum of two.

This single-family home in what we’re going to say is the MLK-183 area of East Austin (it’s just outside the boundary) has a sweet city-country thing going. It’s on a bluff overlooking the Urban Roots farm and Boggy Creek. For $2,400/month, you get two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and 1,600 square feet. There’s a big patio/deck looking over the farm and countryside, and it’s quiet without being far from central East action. Dogs allowed.

Apartments in the Lamar Union, a recently built, mixed-use community off South Lamar Boulevard, are popular due to their stylish design and location in the middle of buzzy South Austin restaurants, nightlife, and the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater. That means they also tend to land in the higher end of the rent charts, at least measured by square foot—a two-bedroom, 1,308-square-foot unit runs around $2,402—but when you add community amenities to the other appealing aspects, they have magnetic appeal to a large segment of renters. Pets are allowed.

East Riverside-Oltorf isn’t all mid-rise apartment buildings, you know. There’s an established neighborhood of single-family homes south of East Riverside Drive, and this one-story, brick house, built in 1965, is one of them. The 1,958-square-foot space has three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as built-ins, wood floors, and well-kept or -renovated features for fans of late-midcentury style. There’s a big, fenced yard and deck in back, and pets are allowed.

A look at the north-central Allandale neighborhood reveal more bedrooms for the money in the form of a two-story, three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse measuring 1,386 square feet. It has a large backyard, fairly new appliances, quartz countertops, and a washer and dryer in the unit. Cats are okay; small dogs are negotiable.


Which $2,400 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Old West Austin
    (6 votes)
  • 20%
    East MLK-183
    (11 votes)
  • 20%
    South Lamar
    (11 votes)
  • 18%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (10 votes)
  • 29%
    (16 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now