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Rent comparison: what $1,200 gets you

Homes for lease, all over town

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 townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $1,200.

2500 Burleson Road #218, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, 218 square feet, $1,200/month. A two-story, recently remodeled condo in East Riverside-Oltorf with a loft-style bedroom (for some reason not pictured in the listing, this unit has a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, a balcony, granite counter tops, and wood-style floors.

9100 Building 6 Mountain Ridge #A, two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom fourplex apartment, 1,003 square feet, $1,200/month. This two-story, townhouse-style unit is located in the North Austin Mountain Ridge neighborhood off Highway 360, close to The Arboretum. It features wood-style floors, granite countertops, an open floor plan, and a fenced patio.

1605 West 39-1/2 Street Apt. 109, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 650 square feet, $1,200/month. While this Rosedale apartment looks like an efficiency, it’s listed as a one-bedroom, so serious lookers will want to see it in person. Whatever the case, it’s quite fetching, conveniently located, and accepting of cats and small dogs.

9625 Sugar Hill Drive, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house, 1,200 square feet, $1,295/month. Located in the Far South Austin neighborhood called Tanglewood Forest, this single-family home features a large kitchen open to the living and dining rooms, ceiling fans, wood planking downstairs, and a large backyard.

3815 Manchaca Road Apt. 16, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo apartment, 598 square feet, $1,196/month. This South Lamar area condo is located in a complex with large shade trees and a pool. The home features concrete floors, a private back patio, and a Google Fiber connection. The condo owner pays for water, trash, and landscaping.


Which $1,200 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    (21 votes)
  • 6%
    Mountain Ridge
    (5 votes)
  • 12%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (10 votes)
  • 4%
    Tanglewood Forest
    (4 votes)
  • 50%
    South Lamar
    (41 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now