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Here’s what $5,000 rents you around Austin

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Apartments, condos, and house for lease in five central-city 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: $5,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

Two-story modern condo building with fenced courtyard.
New contemporary kitchen with white cabinets and island with a George Nelson Saucer Bubble style pendant light above.
Corner of an apartment living room with floor-to-ceiling built-in modern wooden entertainment center. Via Moreland Properties
Corner of second-floor patio/deck looking out at trees and houses.

1410 Woodlawn Boulevard #B

For $4,800 per month, you can rent this two-story condo apartment with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in Clarksville. Provided the building is open, of course: The listing doesn’t have the build date, but it appears to be brand-new. It has lots of luxury features, a fenced courtyard, and an upstairs deck. The units that face Enfield Road might be noisy or might be well-buffered, hard to say. Pets are allowed.

New contemporary home with large cantilevered room with wall of windows on second story, dark gray and white, framed by two trees.
Large contemporary room with concrete floors, windows facing backyard, a kitchen on one side, and no furniture.
Contemporary kitchen with light wood cabinets, concrete floors, island, three large modern pendant lamps and clerestory windows. Courtesy of Moreland Properties
Large empty white room with light wood floors and floor to ceiling windows on one end.

1907 Holly Street

If you prefer your new, mod home to be a two-story house in East Cesar Chavez, this Steve Zagorski design renting for $5,500 per month might fill the bill. It’s a 2,200-square-foot home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, high ceilings, an open floor plan, lots of techy features, and a large, private yard with an outdoor kitchen. Pets are allowed.

Traditional 1950s house with peaked roof, small covered front porch and yard.
Living room with white walls, recessed lighting, and wood floors.
Kitchen with dark gray cabinets and floors, white walls, and a door leading outside. Via Gottesman Residential Real Estate

2305 Westover Road

Those with a traditional bent might enjoy a 2,330-square-foot house in Tarrytown, renting for $5,500 per month. The one-story, brick home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, a two-car garage, and a fenced backyard. Pets are okay.

Another new build, this two-story, detached condo in Travis Heights is renting for $5,250 per month. It has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in 2,230 square feet and is decked out in a mod contemporary style that includes lots of windows, an open layout, and some very groovy tile work. Cats and small dogs are allowed.

Living/dining room with wood floors, fireplace, and a row of windows on one wall.
Contemporary open kitchen with white walls and cabinets and butcher-block counters.
Bedroom with big corner windows, wood floors, a sitting area, and double doors with windows opening to outdoors. Via Realtor

4101 Ridgelea Drive

It’s entirely possible that this house with a guest apartment in Rosedale, renting for $4,500 per month, doubles as a vacation rental. Nevertheless, it looks like it would make a fine regular old rental, as it has fully producing gardens and fruit trees with drip irrigation and, oh, a pool. It also has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus that bonus room with its own bathroom and a kitchenette. Pets are go.


Which $5,000 Austin rental would you choose?

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  • 10%
    (6 votes)
  • 21%
    East Cesar Chavez
    (13 votes)
  • 11%
    (7 votes)
  • 33%
    Travis Heights
    (20 votes)
  • 23%
    (14 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now