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Rent comparison: What $1,500/month gets you

Homes of many types 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: $1,500/month.

5104 Avenue F #B, one-bedroom, one-bathroom detached condo, 420 square feet, $1,475/month. A modern, two-story loft apartment with a wall of windows, an open floor plan, high ceilings, and natural light (but no washer/dryer), this North Loop space has loads of style. No pets are allowed.

6505 Santos Street, three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 1,300 square feet, $1,500/month. This single-family home in Montopolis was built in 1940 and has hardwood floors, laundry facilities, and a large yard. Pets allowed.

2450 Wickersham Lane #301, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 1,060 square feet, $1,500/month. Located south of Oltorf in the East Riverside-Oltorf neighborhood, this condo apartment is in a complex built in 1985 and has hard-tile floors, built-in bookcases and a covered patio. There is a shared community pool and hot tub.

Post South Lamar, 1500 South Lamar Boulevard, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 637 square feet, $1,500/month. As the name indicates, this space is on South Lamar Boulevard, just inside the Zilker neighborhood and offers easy access to the neighborhood’s many attractions. The pet-friendly complex offers many onsite amenities, including swimming pools, a yoga and spin studio, a rooftop terrace, and controlled-access parking garages.

1015 West Ninth Street, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 675 square feet, $1,500/month. Includes gas, water, and trash service. This first-floor apartment in a Craftsman-style duplex is located in the Old West Austin. The unit includes off-street parking, a washer/dryer, and close proximity to Whole Foods Market, Downtown, and the Butler hike-and-bike trail. No pets are allowed.


Which $1,500/month Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    (38 votes)
  • 3%
    (5 votes)
  • 18%
    Old West Austin
    (23 votes)
  • 37%
    North Loop
    (48 votes)
  • 10%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (13 votes)
127 votes total Vote Now