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What $600,000 buys in 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: $600,000 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.


An industrial unit in Downtown’s Plaza Lofts is asking for $582,500. Located in the Warehouse District, it has one bedroom—interestingly situated behind a large, useful-looking wall with of cabinets on the other side—and one and a half bathrooms in 1,243 square feet. It has stained concrete floors, abundant natural light, an exposed brick accent wall, washer/dryer connections, and a gourmet kitchen.


Via Realty Austin

6900 Daugherty Street

Coming in with an asking price of $624,900 is this one-story, brick home built in Allandale in 1956. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper cosmetically, perhaps, but it has midcentury-inflected promise. The 1,755-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large yard, a detached garage, and a covered porch area to work with.

East MLK

Via Redfin

4607 Sara Drive

An East MLK home built in 1980 has been extensively remodeled and is now on the market for $649,000. The one-story, 1,974-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms as well as a private backyard with a large, screened patio, a storage shed, and no rear neighbors.

Bryker Woods

Via Compass

1709 Westover Road

If you’re not going huge, you can go home to this cozy house in Bryker Woods, on the market for $552,000. It’s at the end of a cul-de-sac and convenient to MoPac. Built in 1946, the one-story, 929-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and a large, fenced backyard. It comes with plans for expansion or an ADU.

Far North Austin

Via Compass

5202 Maverick Drive

We just featured this large home on a giant lot in Far North Austin, and it’s worth a second look. Located near the Domain and several tech employers, the 2,484-square-foot home is on lot measuring over half an acre, dotted with tall shade trees as well as mature landscaping that surrounds its backyard pool and deck. It was built in 1971 and has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a pool. It’s asking $615,000.


Which $600,000 Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    (28 votes)
  • 9%
    (12 votes)
  • 21%
    East MLK
    (26 votes)
  • 13%
    Bryker Woods
    (17 votes)
  • 32%
    Far North Austin
    (40 votes)
123 votes total Vote Now