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Home cost comparison: What $450K gets you

Prices in five 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 castle another person’s condo? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $450,000.

1012 Brodie Street #A, two-bedroom, one-bathroom freestanding condo, 1,310 square feet, $450,000, HOA fees not specified. We featured this little buddy in Bouldin Creek, in April, when it was asking $525,000. Designed by John Covert Watson, a local architect responsible for some of Austin’s quirkier builds, it was built in 1978 in a style Watson called “organic modernism.”

Seaholm Residences, 222 West Avenue #1108, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, 688 square feet, $450,000, HOA fee $380/month. This spot in Downtown’s Seaholm District has With lake and Hill Country views and access to the grocery stores, shops, restaurants and entertainment in the area, as well as to the hike-and-bike trail. There’s a large huge master closet and smart-home features, and the building amenities include a pool, outdoor lounging spots, and a reserved parking space.

5501 Delwood Drive, three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home, 1,431 square feet, $450,000. A classic 1960s home in Windsor Park, this one-story, brick house has been updated top-to-bottom with an open layout, wood-like flooring, an all-new kitchen, and upgraded bathrooms. It has a large, private backyard with a wood deck.

1100 Upland Drive, two-bedroom, three-bathroom freestanding condo, 1,761 square feet, $445,000, HOA fee amount unspecified. A two-story home on a corner lot in the East Riverside-Oltorf neighborhood, this home has an open floor plan, high ceilings, a shared garage, and a large, private yard with mature shade trees.

5702 Link Avenue, three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom single-family home, 1,625 square feet, $450,000. This 1951 home is fairly representative of peers of its period in North Loop, although it has been updated and appears to be in foreclosure—which might or might not mean it’s a deal. There is also a garage that has been prepped to be converted to a separate rental unit, according to the listing.


Which $450,000 Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Bouldin Creek
    (13 votes)
  • 22%
    (27 votes)
  • 34%
    Windsor Park
    (42 votes)
  • 18%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (22 votes)
  • 14%
    North Loop
    (17 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now