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Here’s what $1,400 rents you around Austin

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Apartments, condos, and houses for lease in five central-city neighborhoods

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: $1,400 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

You can rent a renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in East Riverside-Oltorf right now for $1,400-$1,495/month at vintage but refreshed Jewel apartments. The 950-square-foot units include laundry facilities and access to many community amenities as well as proximity to many of the popular restaurant and clubs in the area, as well as to hike-and-bike trails. Pets are welcome, and there’s a dog park and washing stations to prove it.

Two-story white wood shingle building with steel bar staircase with a purple door on top and a green door on bottom.
Open kitchen-living area with wood floors and kitchen appliances and cabinets along one wall with a small window over the sink. There are track lights and a ceiling fan.
A bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, medium gray painted walls, wood floors, a window, a white metal heat/AC exchanger high on one wall, and a view of the open front door and top of stairs. Via Turner Residential
Dimly lit bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, medium gray painted walls, wood floors, three windows in the corner, track lights, and a ceiling fan.

1301 East Cesar Chavez Street D

A second-floor studio apartment in (and on) East Cesar Chavez will put you blocks from downtown and in the middle of Eastside nightlife for $1,400 per month. Its location in a small, newer building behind an older house likely helps buffer noise and activity from the busy street. The 440-square-foot unit has a kitchen with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas range. Parking is available. The pet policy is not included in the listing.

This townhouse in Barton Hills has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms in 950 square feet and costs $1,450 per month. It has a small, private patio, in-unit laundry facilities, and two parking spaces. It’s also pet-friendly.

Freestanding house with peach siding and tall corrugated metal skirting on one side.
Kitchen with white laminate counters, wood cabinets, and a wooden island/prep table in center.
Living room with sealed plywood floors, an entertainment center and other furniture and a window. Via HotPads
Corner of a room with pale green walls, sealed plywood floors, and a drumset with framed Miles Davis and John Coltrane posters on the walls.

1111 Vasquez Street

Monthly rent of $1,350 will get you this single-family home with a large, fenced yard in Montopolis. It measures 720 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are laundry facilities in the house, off-street parking, and probably neighbors who are okay with band practice (judging from the drums in one photo). Pets are allowed.

A one-bedroom apartment in a vintage Clarksville building will run you $1,425 per month right now. Built in 19147, the small complex is a couple of blocks from West Lynn shops, restaurants, and retail. west. The second-floor unit has new tile, paint, counters, vanity, and refrigerator. The pet policy is not included in the listing.


Which $1,400 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (22 votes)
  • 13%
    East Cesar Chavez
    (12 votes)
  • 26%
    Barton Hills
    (23 votes)
  • 5%
    (5 votes)
  • 27%
    (24 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now