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: $1,200 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
A 620-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment will run you $1,225 in this South Lamar neighborhood complex. The Gallery Apartments were built in 1977 but have obviously been updated quite a bit since then and now include something called a “tech package” in the pet-friendly community.
Those in search of a vintage duplex setup in a central, walkable location, please find this nicely sized home in Bryker Woods, renting for $1,200 per month. It has one bedroom and one bathroom and measures approximately 500 square feet. There’s also a bonus room off the kitchen. Occupants may have one pet.
Radius at the Domain will rent you a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment for $1,190 or $1,220, ranging from 646 to 652 square feet (price apparently dependent on location or some other factor, as the smaller one is more expensive). Most feature modern cabinetry, designer lighting, wood-vinyl planking, and a full-sized washer and dryer, according to the listing. The complex is walkable to the Domain shopping district and pet-friendly.
If your life’s journey takes you to Far South Austin, you can nab this single-family home in the Buckingham Estates subdivision for $1,195 per month. The house has two bedrooms and one bathroom, wood-laminate flooring, a living room with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, and a galley kitchen. There’s a fenced backyard and covered deck, and pets are allowed.
Staying south but moving closer downtown, there’s a 620-square-foot, remodeled apartment available for $1,175 per month. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, along with downtown views from its living room, kitchen, and balcony. There’s also recessed lighting and a modern kitchen finish-out that includes quartz countertops and a fenced dog park and outdoor grill in the complex.
Which $1,200 Austin rental would you choose?
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