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What $1,000 rents you around Austin

Which home 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: $1,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

East Riverside-Oltorf

Via Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

1840 Burton Drive #199

A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in East Riverside is renting for $1,195—on the high side for this week’s randomly chosen amount, but not beyond the pale. The 518-square-foot, two story unit comes with a parking space and looks like it has a small balcony.


A cute, vintage apartment in Clarksville with high ceilings and hardwood floors can be had for $1,100 per month. Located in a small complex with a pool and shared laundry, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit measures 500 square feet. Pets are not allowed.

Hyde Park

Via Trulia

4505 Speedway

A studio apartment in conveniently located Hyde Park is renting for $1,030 per month. The 650-square-foot unit is small, colorful complex built in 1972. Parking and onsite laundry facilities are available, and pets are allowed.

South Lamar

You can rent a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the Gallery Apartments in South Lamar for $1,115 right now. The 620-square-foot units feature a “tech package,” whatever that is, there are community amenities including a pool, and pets are allowed.


Via Zillow

5605 Woodrow Avenue

This 650-square-foot apartment in the fun but mellow north-central Brentwood neighborhood has one bedroom and one bathroom. Apartment in small and quiet community. It’s located in a small complex with parking and shared laundry facilities. Great location in Brentwood neighborhood. Pets are allowed with deposits and some restrictions (only one can be a dog and has to be small and grown). It’s renting for $1,000 per month.


Which $1,000 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (34 votes)
  • 10%
    (17 votes)
  • 15%
    Hyde Park
    (24 votes)
  • 40%
    South Lamar
    (63 votes)
  • 12%
    (19 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now