Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $1,450. Vote for your favorite below.
A studio apartment with one bathroom in the Millennium Rainey, with its location in the famously happening Rainey Street neighborhood and its lake views, is doubtless the dream home for many urban renters. The Millennium was built in 2016 and has the expected community amenities (rooftop pool, barbecue area, fitness center, dog park). This 522-square-foot unit has a variety of floor surfaces, new-looking if not particularly high end, and stainless appliances. It rents for $1,475/month. Dogs and cats are allowed.
This duplex condo in Far South subdivision Southwest Oaks looks to make good use of its 1,079 square feet and has nifty features such as a fireplace, polished concrete floors, built-in bookcases, and a patio. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and comes in one dollar below our price at $1,449/month. No word on pets.
Perhaps you prefer a small place in a charming, vintage home rather than a newish condominium or apartment. If so, this 535-square-foot place with one bedroom and one bathroom, located on a charming, leafy lot in Travis Heights might fill the bill. It appears to be an upstairs unit in the 1917-built home and has hardwood floors. At $1,350 a month, it’s $100 below the price we’re seeking this week. Cats and small dogs are allowed.
Conveniently located near the Kramer rail station and the shopping, entertainment, and amenities at the Domain, this one-bedroom apartment looks like it has many of the snazzy features of downtown housing without as much hustle and bustle, if relative quiet is your thing. The North Burnet complex has plenty of amenities (including a dog spa!), as well, and the apartment features an in-unit washer/dryer, a frameless shower, and granite kitchen countertops for $1,460/month. Cats, big dogs, small dogs—all allowed.
Renters who want a whole single-family home (as opposed to a duplex or garage apartment) will find same in Windsor Park. This brick home was built in 1956 and has some classic elements of the era, including paneling, distinctive kitchen cabinets, and stained-wood wainscoting. Flooring looks like hardwood floors and laminate or linoleum in the kitchen, although the listing says carpet. The 1,080-square-foot-house rents for $1,475/month and has three bedrooms and one bedroom. Small dogs and cats are allowed.
Which $1,450 Austin rental would you choose?
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