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Here’s what $850 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: $850 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

Garrison Park/Far South Austin

Via Realtor

5609 Cougar Drive

Is Garrison Park even considered “far” South Austin anymore? The neighborhood is certainly popular and convenient to major thoroughfares, and still has affordable apartments such as this one-bedroom, loft-style unit measuring around 557 square feet. There aren’t a lot of details in the listing, but it looks like it’s a true one-bedroom, off the kitchen downstairs.

Central East Austin

Via Craigslist

A vintage Silver Streak trailer in Central East Austin comes with all bills paid (including wifi) and a convivial lifestyle for $850 per month. The home is located behind the owners’s house, but has a private entrance on to the property. The one-bedroom trailer has a full bathroom and a kitchen and shares a communal outdoor area that includes a washer/dryer, a fire pit, and an outdoor shower.

Northwest Hills

A 395-square-foot studio apartment is on offer for $885 per month at the Grove at Northwest Hills complex—built in 1978, the updated building is now in what’s considered the central city, convenient to downtown but also surrounded by an array of newer neighborhood amenities. The apartment have fireplaces and balconies or patios, and community amenities include a resort-style pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Pets are allowed.

North University

The UT-campus area is one of the few centrally located parts of town where there are plenty of apartments in the $800-$900 price range. This one is north of campus, where student digs start mixing with older family homes. It’s a no-frills, 450-square-foot studio that comes with one parking space and a no-pet policy

East Riverside-Oltorf

Via Zillow

Waterloo Flats

A studio in Waterloo Flats Apartments in East Riverside will cost you around $823 per month right now. They run 388 square feet, come with a patio or balcony, and offer access to community amenities such as a pool and a fitness center as well as proximity to the Town Lake hike-and-bike trail. Pets are allowed.


Which $850 rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Garrison Park/Far South
    (49 votes)
  • 9%
    Central East
    (15 votes)
  • 35%
    Northwest Hills
    (56 votes)
  • 8%
    North University
    (13 votes)
  • 16%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (26 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now