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Here’s what $450K buys around Austin right now

Homes for sale in five neighborhoods—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: $450,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

A small, charming home in Cherrywood that’s either new or has been completely overhauled in light/bright fashion is asking $449,000 for its 891 square feet. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has large windows, cathedral ceilings, wood floors, and front and back decks.

Built in 1942, this colorful, frame home is a classic Hyde Park house, with 1,232 square feet, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. It has hardwood floors, crown molding, a formal dining room, and a fireplace. There’s also a lush, shaded backyard and a one-car garage. It’s asking $450,000.

Lovers of the sweet 1960s modernism and UT-centric location of Downtown’s historic Cambridge Condos might be interested in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, which is on the market for $429,500. The 1,189-square-foot unit has balconies on two sides and overlooks the UT campus and the Hill Country to the west. The $300 HOA fee includes all bills except internet and access to amenities including a 24-hour front desk concierge and security, a parking garage attendant, a pool, a spa, a fitness center, and the rooftop deck.

A three-story condominium built in 2008 can be had for $440,000 or so in Brentwood. The 1,753-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and features concrete and wood floors, granite counters and stainless appliances in the kitchen, custom built-ins, barn doors, and a large patio. HOA dues are $385 per month.

Asking $450,000, this cheerful, updated 1962 house could be an appealing option to those seeking a single-family home in South Austin (specifically, it’s located in the Galindo neighborhood, west of South First Street. The 1,060-square-foot home has three bedrooms, one bathroom, bamboo hardwoods, granite kitchen counters, and fresh exterior paint. It’s on a large lot with mature shade trees in the front yard.


Which $450,000 Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    (39 votes)
  • 30%
    Hyde Park
    (49 votes)
  • 13%
    (21 votes)
  • 15%
    (25 votes)
  • 15%
    (25 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now