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: $300,000.
↑ 1167 Ridgeway Drive, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, 959 square feet, $295,000. Located on a sweet, tucked-away hill in East Austin’s Rosewood neighborhood, the one-story, frame house was built in 1958 and appears to have been updated fairly recently. It’s on a quiet, private street and has front and back decks and a backyard with decent-sized shade trees.
↑ 7500 Shadowridge Run #10, three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo, 1,861 square feet, $300,000 plus $314/month in HOA fees. Built in 1999, this townhome is located on a quiet, shaded cul-de-sac in the Far Southwest Austin neighborhood of Convict Hill. It has been recently remodeled with hickory hardwood floors and new kitchen fixtures, finishes, and stainless appliances. It has a covered back patio opening to a private back yard and a 450-square-foot garage.
↑ 4610 South First Street, three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 1,260 square feet, $300,000. Located in the “sizzling 78745” (according to the listing)—specifically, in South Manchaca—this 1959 retro home has updates including interior doors, paint, double-paned windows, and Saltillo tile and laminate flooring, but retains some vintage appliances. There are large front and back yards and a one-car carport.
↑ 2301 Lawnmont Avenue #2, two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condo, 908 square feet, $299,000 plus $250/month HOA dues. This updated, one-story condominium in Allandale’s Heritage Square complex has wood flooring, crown molding, updated bathrooms, and spacious kitchen with updated cabinetry, stainless appliances, cork flooring, and granite counters.
↑ 7005 Blessing Avenue, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 900 square feet, $289,000. A sweet 1940 house in the northeast St. Johns neighborhood, this home has updated wood floors and appliances, ceiling fans, and a yard with a large, covered patio. It’s also the most affordable home on this list.
Which $300,000 Austin home would you choose?
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