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Rent comparison: What $1,300/month gets you

Homes in East Riverside, East MLK, Downtown, Hancock, and Far South

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: $1,300/month.

Trio, 2317 South Pleasant Valley Road, 12800 Harrisglenn Drive, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, 885 square feet, $1,290/month. While photos no doubt depict its most show-offy units, the Trio looks to have the light/bright, contemporary, community appeal its East Riverside-Oltorf is becoming known for. Apartments generally feature large windows, wood-design flooring, fine finishes and fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms, walk-in closets, and patios or balconies. It’s pet-friendly, too.

1133 Lott Avenue Unit A, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex, 677 square feet, $1,299/month. Built in 1967, this one-story duplex in the East MLK-183 neighborhood has been remodeled with upgrades including paint, flooring, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, cabinets, vanities, sinks, fixtures, cabinets, and granite counters Refrigerator, washer, dryer, and water bill are all included in the rent, and it has a small, fenced side yard.

The Regency, 601 West 11th Street, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, 696 square feet, $1,318/month. Here we have an updated unit in a small, perennially popular west Downtown apartment complex with granite counter tops, faux hardwood, concrete and tile flooring, “trendy” light fixtures and lots of light. The condo community has a pool, a grass area for pets, a club house, and covered parking and takes care of valet trash service, cable, and water bills, as well as offering free parking.

912 East 32nd Street Unit 203, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo apartment, 747 square feet, $1,300/month. The historic Hancock neighborhood between the UT Law School campus and Hyde Park has a variety of housing stock, much of it mansionesque.

This second-story condo apartment isn’t one of them, but it has its charms, including hardwood floors, hard tile in the kitchen and bathroom, a fireplace, and French doors that lead to a balcony that overlooks the pool. Washer, dryer, refrigerator provided, and parking for two vehicles are provided.

6607 South First Street, three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 910 square feet, $1,295/month. Renters set on a single-family home with a yard will find this one in Far South Austin. Built in 1968, it has a two-car carport, wood-like floors, a large fenced backyard, and a utility room with washer-dryer hookups. Fenced backyard, has storage, washer dryer utility room. On the city bus line.Fenced backyard, has storage, washer dryer utility room. While there is no central AC system, there are window units and ceiling fans in every room. Cats and small dogs allowed.


Which $1,300 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (24 votes)
  • 23%
    East MLK-183
    (14 votes)
  • 23%
    (14 votes)
  • 5%
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Far South Austin
    (4 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now