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Here’s what $2,000 rents you around Austin

Which one 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: $2,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

University Hills

Front exterior of a 1950s brick house with a large, extended gable roof in front. The home extends to the roof eaves on the right side, and the left side is a covered entrance with a small garden bed and a sidewalk leading to double front doors. Via Realtor
Open living-dining area with white vaulted ceiling, wood floors, a sliding glass door, and couches, tables, and chairs arranged in different zones.
One side of a galley kitchen with gray and white, glass-tiled backsplash, light rose-gray countertop, white upper and lower cabinets, a stainless steel range and microwave, and wood floors.
A bedroom with wall-to-wall carpet and a sliding glass door with long, drawn-back curtains. There’s a bed on a wood vintage style platform frame with  attached nightstands with vintage lamps on them.

3212 Northeast Drive

We recently featured this 1,734-square-foot home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms Built University Hills in 1965 and recently updated, it has acacia wood floors, recessed lighting, and a fireplace. It’s for sale, so lease terms might be subject to that; it’s currently renting for $2,250 per month. No word on pets.

East MLK

Currently renting for $2,250, this new, townhouse-style condo is the treehouse-like back unit on a two-home lot in the East MLK neighborhood. It has two bedrooms and two bathroom in two stories and measures 1,099 square feet. There’s covered parking for two cars, and pets are allowed.


If north central Austin your style, please find this two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Rosedale, renting for $2,500 per month. The 1,314-square-foot house has new paint, Corian countertops, glass-faced cabinets, stainless appliances, a breakfast bar, and a detached storage space. Pets are allowed.

Bouldin Creek

A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Bouldin Creek is renting for $2,064 per month. That gets you 690 square feet near South Austin hot spots in a complex with a big dog park, in a unit with stainless steel appliances, granite and quartz countertops, and wood-style floors.


Exterior photo of a one-story frame house with hardiplank-style siding and a covered stone porch with a roof held up by square stone columns. Via Zillow
A living room with an open kitchen and a breakfast bar at the far end. There are stools under the breakfast bar, a long table and chairs against one wall, and a small bookshelf against the other. Via illow
A living room with wood-style floors, a low ceiling, crown molding, and windows and a glass door leading outside at one end. There’s a couch and a mushy beanbag type chair facing a television at that end. Via Zillow
A small bedroom with windows on two walls and an arched entrance. There’s a bed and mirror at one end and electric keyboards on a stand in front.

1607 Singleton Avenue #A

Despite the atrociously wide-angled photos, this single-family home in East Austin’s Chestnut neighborhood looks decent-sized overall, at 1,548 square feet, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Each room has its own outside entrance and bathroom. It’s renting for $2,000 per month. Pets are allowed.


Which $200,000 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    University Hills
    (35 votes)
  • 31%
    East MLK
    (37 votes)
  • 6%
    (8 votes)
  • 17%
    Bouldin Creek
    (21 votes)
  • 14%
    (17 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now