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Here’s what $650K buys around Austin now

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Which home would you choose?

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: $650,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

Bryker Woods

A vintage duplex built in 1938 has a two-bedroom, one-bathroom main home and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio apartment in back. Located in the central Bryker Woods neighborhood, it has original features including hardwood floors, a fireplace, and pink bathroom tile. There’s a screened porch and a detached, one-car garage as well. It’s asking $625,000.


An open, loft-style space with exposed concrete ceilings and support posts. Tall buildings are visible through the window walls. A small kitchen opens on to living area with furniture.
A small bedroom with a big bed that has a rustic wooden headboard. It’s facing a TV on a stand. Two wall-height vertical windows reveal tall buildings beyond.
A home office with wood floors, a simple desk and chair, a bookshelf, and a mirrored sliding closet door. Via Realty Austin
A balcony with two outdoor armchairs and a metal railing. There are tall and medium sized downtown buildings beyond.

360 Nueces St #1417

A northeastern corner condominium in the 360 Condominiums building Downtown is asking $649,000 (plus HOA fees of $599 per month). It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,115 square feet and is arranged in an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. The building offers amenities including a gym, a media room, and a pool deck with Hill Country views.

Southeast Austin

Sunset shot of a one-story frame house with gabled roof and a wraparound porch with a flat roof. There’s a rustic panel fence in the foreground and a shadow of a tractor in the background.
Long, open interior living-dining area with exposed wooden walls and vaulted roof. Corrugated metal serves as wainscoting. A couch and narrow coffee table are arranged on a rug in the foreground and stairs to a loft  in back.
Kitchen in a rustically decorated home with a wood floor, a corrugated metal ceiling, and a tile backsplash. There is a wooden island with pots hanging over it in the center and appliances and cabinets along the walls. Via Moreland Properties
A bedroom with shiplap and corrugated metal walls and ceiling. A poster bed is against the wall between large windows.

9213 S FM Road 973

Sooner or later, many city dwellers dream of a sort of semirustic respite in an old house with a little land around it—such as this Southeast Austinranchito,” not far from the Circuit of the Americas, with around 10 acres, a renovated 100-year-old house (3,000 square feet, four bedrooms, three bathrooms), a pole barn, and a workshop. All that for an asking price of $650,000.

Far North Austin

This one-story, white-brick number is someone’s 1970s dream house. Located in the Spicewood At Balcones Villages community in Far North Austin, the 3,014-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is asking $600,000. It has a patio and pool under mature trees, and the community amenities include a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, and club house.

Small wood-frame house with small, covered front porch and double wood-framed windows with period-style wood screens on each side of the front door.
A front door opened to a living area with wood floors. There’s an armchair and small table in the corner. in the foreground is a nubby white rug and part of a coffee table and couch edge.
The corner of a kitchen with upper and lower closed cabinets and drawers, wood-framed double-sash windows on two walls, a tile backsplash, a range, a dishwasher, a microwave and a wood floor. Via Realty Austin
The back of a wood-frame, one-story house with a stone porch and gravel area leading to newer, smaller studio building with a deck and a big tree shading it.

1702 Briar Street

Bouldin Creek

A small but adorable one-story cottage with a bonus, backyard studio is seeking $639,900 in Bouldin Creek. The 786-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and has a mix of original or period features and contemporary updates. The 300-square-foot studio is in back, as are a stone patio, large shade trees, and a detached garage.


Which $650,000 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Bryker Woods
    (7 votes)
  • 20%
    (28 votes)
  • 15%
    Southeast Austin
    (21 votes)
  • 35%
    Far North Austin
    (49 votes)
  • 25%
    Bouldin Creek
    (35 votes)
140 votes total Vote Now

Circuit of the Americas

9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, , TX 78617 Visit Website