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What $1,200 rents in Austin right now

Small homes and apartments 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, $1,200. Vote for your favorite below.

There are only four photos in the listing for this studio apartment, presumably because it’s wee (400 square feet) if cute and tidy. Located in the quite-convenient Clarksville neighborhood, just west of downtown, the studio units have hardwood or stained concrete floors, and some have downtown views.

It’s nothing fancy, but it is a rare one-bedroom, single-family house in a central location (not only is it in North Loop; it’s on North Loop Boulevard). it measures 728 square feet and has a big yard, a carport, and a garage for storage (although there are no washer/dryer connections, and air-conditioning is provided by window units). Pets are allowed.

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit in a vintage apartment complex is located on South First Street in the increasingly popular Dawson neighborhood in South Austin. At 600 square feet, it’s decent-sized for one person or a couple and a has a walk-in closet and pantry for storage.

A cozy, one-bedroom duplex home will be popular with fans of vintage quirkiness (it was built in 1940) and privacy. Located in quaint and convenient Cherrywood, it has basic but charming-looking features and window units rather than central air-conditioning. There’s also a private side-yard surrounded by tall bamboo.

The Pleasant Valley neighborhood in far East Austin offers a brand-new one-bedroom house close to public transportation and in possession of small but green front and back yards. The property will be gated and has a carport. There’s concrete flooring throughout, and a washer and dryer are included.


Which $1,200 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    (7 votes)
  • 6%
    North Loop
    (4 votes)
  • 12%
    (8 votes)
  • 26%
    (17 votes)
  • 44%
    Pleasant Valley
    (29 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now