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Rent comparison: What $1,000 gets you

A tiny house is a possibility

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent 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: $1,000.

3405 Helms Street Apt. 108, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 400 square feet, $1,000/month. This small but awfully cute apartment in a North University complex has an open floor plan, an in-unit laundry facilities, tile floors. and updated carpeting. Cats and small dogs are allowed.

Tarrytown Flats, 1403 Norwalk Lane, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 544 square feet, $1,050/month. This centrally located, small Tarrytown complex appears to have a few units with slightly different styles available. At least one of them (pictured above) has some sweet kitchen/dining-area built-ins. Floors are carpet, hardwood, laminate, and/or tile. The complex has a pool, a barbecue area, and community laundry facilities. Pets are allowed.

Oslo Apartments, 6808 South Interstate Highway 35, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, $1,050/month. If you’re looking for a two-bedroom home at this week’s price, the Oslo Apartments, located just off I-35 in Far South Austin, has several available. While the listing doesn’t include the square footage, they look pretty roomy. The complex has a pool, shared laundry facilities, and a business center. No pets are allowed.

Le Montreaux Concierge Community, 3605 Steck Avenue, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 690 square feet, $1,026/month. Renters who like fancy-pants group amenities (or at least a lot of them) will perhaps be interested in a space in this Northwest Austin “concierge community.” In addition to the usual pool and such, the leafy, brick complex has a community garden, a theater room, and, yes, a concierge. Units have patios or balconies, large closets, and crown molding. Pets allowed, with breed restrictions.

1016B Bonham Terrace, one-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 372 square feet, $1,050/month. The rare alley/granny flat, now rebranded as a tiny house, can still be found on occasion, especially in places like Travis Heights, where this one is located behind a larger home. This house is laid out in open-plan studio style and includes a cute porch patio under mature shade trees. There is no off-street parking, but cats and small dogs are allowed.


Which $1,000 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    North University
    (7 votes)
  • 20%
    (10 votes)
  • 8%
    Far South Austin
    (4 votes)
  • 18%
    Northwest Austin
    (9 votes)
  • 40%
    Travis Heights
    (20 votes)
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