Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $230,000 (the current median price for Williamson County, where Apple’s new campus is expected to be, by the way).
Located in a 1998 complex offering what the listing describes at “luxury living,” this third-floor, Northwest Austin condo near the Arboretum has city views a view and greenbelt access. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit 1,040 square feet and features hardwood floors, crown molding, granite counters, stainless appliances, wood blinds, and a balcony with French doors onto balcony and an iron railing. It has a washer/dryer in the unit and comes with a detached garage space.
Located in the Quail Hollow neighborhood of Far North Austin, this $234,900 single-family home was built in 1983. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,087 square feet and features a covered deck as well as updates including the HVAC system, the hot water heater, insulation, a glass tile backsplash, and new faucets, lighting fixtures, blinds, vinyl plank flooring, carpet, and garage doors.
A fixer-upper condo in an adorable vintage complex is asking $235,000 and comes with a Travis Heights address about a mile from happening South Congress Avenue. Built in 1962, it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 947 square feet. The downstairs unit appears to have a small yard or patio, access to a common parking lot, and HOA fees of $265/month.
The $235,000 price tag on this small, single-family home in the increasingly popular East MLK-183 neighborhood is perhaps explained by its lack of central air conditioning. Other than that, it looks to be in good shape with fairly recent-looking updates. Built in 1968, it has a big, covered front porch, two bedrooms, and one bathroom and measures 720 square feet.
Located in the Texas Oaks subdivision of Far South Austin, this two-story, single-family home is near Mary Moore Searight Park and not terribly far from Southpark Meadows. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in its 1,171 square feet and features vaulted ceilings, a fireplace in the living room, and laminate floors on the main level. It also has a large, fenced backyard and a garage. It’s asking $235,000.
Which $230K Austin home would you choose?
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Northwest Austin condo
Quail Hollow/Far North Austin house
Travis Heights vintage condo
East Austin/MLK-183 house
Texas Oaks/Far South Austin house