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: $1,500 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
If you seek to rent a well-designed modern home conveniently located in North Loop, please find above a two-story loft going for $1,500/month. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom looks like it “lives” (in realtor-speak) bigger than its 420 square feet and has a great, courtyard-style patio. It does seem to be a secondary home behind a larger front house, but the listing doesn’t indicate that.
Sure, it looks a bit like a storage shed at first glance, but the one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio is a freestanding home with a big yard with basic amenities (including central AC). The 624-square-foot home is also in the central Holly neighborhood on the Eastside. It’s renting for $1,500/month. The backyard is fenced, but pets are not allowed.
A garage apartment with a treehouse feel in Tarrytown, this 646-square-foot space is renting for $1,500 per month. Surrounded by large oak trees, it has one bedroom and one bathroom and features hardwood floors, a washer/dryer in downstairs storage area, and a super-special, wood-burning fireplace. Dogs are not allowed.
A prime location on the lake in South Austin, just north of Travis Heights proper, will cost you some square footage if you’re looking to spend $1,500 per month. But this 453-square-foot studio in the three-year-old Water Marq is well-appointed with high-end finishes and decor and offers copious community amenities, including a pool deck and barbecue area with great views of downtown, just across the river.
The size-location equation in Clarksville is similar to that of Travis Heights and Downtown, so this 476-square-foot condo apartment, renting for $1,495, is par for the course. Apropos of its neighborhood, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom suite is located in a small, vintage complex with updates including bamboo floors and stainless appliances as well as an in-unit washer/dryer.
Which $1,500 Austin rental would you choose?
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