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Cost comparison: What $650K gets you

How the market shakes out 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. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $650,000.

2411 Euclid Avenue #B, three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, 2,563 square feet, $650,000. Located just south of West Oltorf Street in South Austin’s Dawson neighborhood, the two-story unit has concrete floors, panoramic windows, and an open-concept kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, and a marble backsplash. The living room has has floor-to-ceiling built-ins and windows and opens on to a yard and patio.

5911 Highland Hills Drive, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 2,174 square feet, $649,000. Located in the Northwest Austin Arroyo Seco neighborhood, this one-story, ranch-style home was built in 1959 and has many features typical of the style, including a family room with a brick fireplace and built-in book cases, formal dining and living rooms, and sun room leading to a backyard with a pool.

24 Sharon Lane #A, three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, 1,562 square feet, $649,990. A two-story Tarrytown condo built in 2008, the unit has upstairs bedrooms and an open layout downstairs for living, dining, and kitchen areas. It has a secluded yard a a covered, two-car parking area.

2412 Sorin Street, three-bedroom, four-bathroom fourplex townhouse, 2,442 square feet, $649,900. A former model home in Mueller, this three-story corner was built in 2017 and has both a downstairs patio and an upstairs deck with views of downtown (not to mention the historic Mueller Control Tower. It has nifty wet bar upstairs, too, as well as hardwood flooring, surround sound, and a two-car garage, which is prewired for an electric car charger.

2104 La Casa Drive, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house apartment, 1,063 square feet, $650,000. A small-ish home on a huge, partly forested lot, this Zilker house was built in 1946. It’s been substantially updated but maintains some South Austin flavor with its hardwood floors, screened front porch, big back patio, outdoor shower, and detached garage/studio. There’s a also soaking tub in the master bathroom and a concrete breakfast bar/island in the kitchen.


Which $650,000 Austin home would you choose?

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  • 33%
    (58 votes)
  • 18%
    (33 votes)
  • 16%
    (28 votes)
  • 22%
    Arroyo Seco
    (39 votes)
  • 9%
    (17 votes)
175 votes total Vote Now