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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: $2,900 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

East Riverside-Oltorf

A studio apartment at the Element Austin complex in East Riverside-Oltorf is renting for $898 per month. The 440-square-foot unit faux wood flooring, kitchens featuring granite, and and laundry facilities. Built in 1978, the community has amenities as two pools with cabanas, a fitness center, covered parking, and a resident garden. Pets are allowed.

Garrison Park/South Austin

Heading to the South Austin neighborhood of Garrison Park (still in 78704!), we find one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments starting at $890 per month. That gets you 563 square feet in the Club at Summer Valley apartments, in a unit featuring “refreshed” cabinets and countertops, black kitchen, and a private balcony or patio area. The complex amenities include two swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and community barbecue grills. Cats and small dogs are allowed.

Cherrywood

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2604 Manor Road

Smack dab in the middle of Manor Road’s restaurant row in Cherrywood is the renovated but old-school Volume Apartments, with studios renting for $899 per month. The 378-square-foot units come with covered parking, shared laundry facilities, and a community courtyard with barbecuing and picnic areas. Cats and small dogs are allowed.

Govalle

A recently remodeled studio (or “efficiency loft,” as the listing puts it) at the Springdale The 437-square-foot apartment looks pretty no-frills but light and bright, with wood-style floors, white walls, and a full-sized fridge. It’s located in the Govalle neighborhood in East Austin, in a 1965 complex surrounded by large trees and other greenery, near downtown and Eastside hot spots. Rent is $898 per month. No pets, though.

Far North Austin

Located in the Village at Walnut Creek subdivision a little northeast from the Domain, the Twenty15 Apartments has one-bedroom, one-bathroom units available starting at $879 per month. Apartments have wood-look flooring, quartz kitchen counters, dark walnut cabinetry, and laundry hook-ups. Community amenities include a pool, a fitness area, and pet park. Up to two cats and/or dogs are allowed with weight and breed limits.

Poll

Which $900 Austin rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    East Riverside-Oltorf
    (24 votes)
  • 19%
    Garrison Park/South Austin
    (20 votes)
  • 12%
    Cherrywood
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    Govalle
    (6 votes)
  • 37%
    Far North Austin
    (38 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now