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Home cost comparison: What $300K gets you

On the market in 5 Austin 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: $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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  • 14%
    (22 votes)
  • 8%
    Convict Hill
    (13 votes)
  • 6%
    South Manchaca
    (10 votes)
  • 5%
    (8 votes)
  • 63%
    St. Johns
    (94 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now