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: $2,500 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
One of the many nifty things about Austin’s historic Brown Building, built Downtown in 1938, is the variety of ways its loft owners have found to decorate and furnish their homes over the years. This one-bedroom unit goes eclectic, if mostly modern. For $2,500 a month, renters get a fully furnished 637 square feet in a prime location with an onsite gym and a garage parking spot.
A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the East Cesar Chavez Corazon apartments will run you $2,535/month. In addition to 1,015 square feet of living space, tenants get wood floors, in-unit washer/dryers, gated access, a pool, a gym, a rooftop deck with city views, and parking space. Plus all that sweet East Fifth street life.
Renters in search of a quaint duplex will find one in Hyde Park, renting for $2,500/month. Located on the first floor of a 1920s frame home, it measures 1,386 square feet and has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There are also large windows, hardwood floors, original molding, and many updates. Back-porch washer and dryer are shared with upstairs neighbors.
The sections of Bouldin Creek that run parallel to the river and south of Barton Springs Road are home to verdant parkland as well as the occasional residence that enjoys views of it. This $2,500/month condo in the Bridges of the Park building a good example; the 897-square-foot unit has one bedroom and one bathroom and offers views of the surrounding area as well as nearby downtown (or at least of the Independent, because tall). There’s a balcony overlooking the courtyard pool, and it comes with one parking space.
Could the listing photos of this Travis Heights home be better? Of course they could. Do they still convey the adorable character of the kind of vintage single-family home a reliable segment of Austinites still love to rent? Why yes, they do. The conveniently located, 1,148-square-foot house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are original hardwoods, built-in stoarage, kitchen cabinets, and mint-green bathroom tiles, as well as the appliance and other updates one would expect in a home renting for $2,500/month.
Which $2,500 Austin rental would you choose?
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East Cesar Chavez