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What $2,500 rents in Austin right now

Homes in five neighborhoods, from MLK to Steiner Ranch

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Today’s price: $2,500 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.

Swanky digs in swanky Tarrytown, not far from Mayfield Park and Mount Bonnell, this duplex unit is on a quiet street and surrounded by mature trees. It was recently remodeled by Austin’s Bravo Interior Design and features wood floors, new tile, and high-end finishes with beautiful finishes. It has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms as well as a fireplace in the living room and a covered spot in the carport. Pets are negotiable.

If swanky digs with Hill Country views is more your speed, this 1,720-square-foot Northwest Austin condo might be what you’re looking for. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is walkable to Steiner Ranch area amenities, such as a pool, parks, tennis courts, hike-and-bike trails, stores, and restaurants. Features include hardwood floors, granite, stainless appliances, crown moldings, and plantation shutters. Pet policy is not included in the listing.

Renters who crave a remodeled 1930s classic in highly walkable Hyde Park might find this 960-square-foot house to their liking (it’s really quite adorable). It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, exposed original shiplap walls, marble counters, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a large back porch. Driveway and street parking are available. Some pets are allowed.

It’s a bit of a surprise, this contemporary condo on Oak Springs Drive in the MLK neighborhood of East Austin. The unit for rent has one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms in 1,650 square feet. The roomy home in a gated compound features hardwood and tile floors, vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen. Contact the manager to unlock the mystery of the pet policy.

Black is the new black, at least when it comes to trends in exterior paint color, displayed nicely on this rather adorable apartment—part of a six-unit complex in South Austin’s popular Zilker neighborhood. Inside, the unit is light and bright, with windows, skylights, and white walls made to bring attention to colorful decor and artwork. The 979-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a washer/dryer. Pets are allowed.


Which $2,500 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    (19 votes)
  • 4%
    Northwest Austin/Steiner Rangh
    (4 votes)
  • 22%
    Hyde Park
    (20 votes)
  • 24%
    MLK/East Austin
    (22 votes)
  • 26%
    (24 votes)
89 votes total Vote Now