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What $3,800 rents in Austin right now

A wide variety of homes in five central neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Today’s price: $3,800 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.

It’s difficult to find photos of specific condo apartments at the just-opened Tyndall at Robertson Hill in Central East Austin—perhaps because buyers get to choose between three custom color palettes created by interior design legend Joel Mozersky. Ergo, the above photos are of either the building’s exterior and spectacular roof deck or examples of what the two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit renting for $3,850/month. The listing does say that the apartment’s balcony overlooks the pool and has great downtown views and comes with two parking spaces as well as community amenities such as a 24 hour concierge, the pool deck, a gym, and a dog park.

If a retro-feeling house on a quiet cul-de-sac in leafy, popular Barton Hills is your thing, you can find just that in the form of this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house built in 1959. The updated home measures 1,338 square feet and rents for $3,900/month. It comes fully furnished, which makes it a likely short-term rental property, but the monthly rent is on par for the home size and neighborhood, even with a long-term lease. It also has cable, wifi, a gas fireplace, a screened fence looking on to a shaded, private backyard, and some pretty nifty vintage bathrooms, updated without destroying their classic look.

This week’s price seems to be a sweet spot for Downtown condos, including this mod-inflected unit at Seven. For 3,735/month, you can rent of their two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments, measuring 1,208 square feet. It has quite a few appealing attributes, including high ceilings, hardwood floors, and downtown views as well as access to a sexy pool deck, a pet washing station, and places to charge your electric car.

The large, fenced, and shaded backyard and patio are a big selling point of this Northwest Hills single-family home, renting for $3,800/month. But a recent remodel of the the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which was built in 1968 and measures 2,386 square feet, doesn’t hurt. The home has fresh finishes, fixtures, and flooring, all of which look brand-new, as well as two living areas and a two-car garage.

The reinvention of the East Riverside area has resulted in the rise of new, popular rental apartments such as this townhouse-style condo in a new building near the lake and the Oracle campus. Renters get a little more bang for their buck here, with $3,700/month covering a three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit measuring 1,919 square feet. Rent includes an attached, two-car garage, and the apartment has high ceilings, an open plan, high end finishes, hardwood floors, and a covered balcony.


Which $3,800/month Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Central East luxury condo
    (19 votes)
  • 18%
    Barton Hills retro house
    (15 votes)
  • 11%
    Mod Downtown condo
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    Northwest Hills house
    (10 votes)
  • 32%
    Townhouse condo in East Riverside
    (26 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now