According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in South Lamar are hovering around $1,181, compared to a $1,161 one-bedroom median for Austin as a whole.
So how does the low-end pricing on a South Lamar rental look these days—and what might you get for your money?
We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find in the neighborhood, which, according to Walk Score ratings, is car-dependent, is relatively bikeable and has some transit options.
Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)
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3603 Southridge Drive
Listed at $875/month, this 623-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom , located at 3603 Southridge Drive, is 25.9 percent less than the $1,181/month median rent for a one bedroom in South Lamar.
The building offers a swimming pool, a fitness center and on-site laundry. In the unit, look for a deck, a walk-in closet and a ceiling fan. Cats and dogs are not permitted.
(See the complete listing here.)
4100 Victory Drive
Here's a studio at 4100 Victory Drive, which, at 373 square feet, is going for $895/month.
Building amenities include assigned parking, a swimming pool and a fitness center. In the unit, you'll get carpeted floors. Expect a broker's fee equal to one month's rent.
(See the full listing here.)
4013 Manchaca Road
Then there's this 400-square-foot at 4013 Manchaca Road, listed at $905/month.
In the unit, you'll find air conditioning, hardwood flooring and a balcony. If you've got a pet, you'll be happy to learn that cats and dogs are permitted. The building offers assigned parking, a swimming pool and outdoor space. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.
(See the listing here.)
3819 Southway Drive, #107
Check out this studio apartment at 3819 Southway Drive, #107, listed at $950/month.
In the unit, anticipate a balcony. The building allows dogs and cats.
(Here's the listing.)
4009 Victory Drive
This studio, situated at 4009 Victory Drive, is listed for $952/month for its 396 square feet of space.
When it comes to building amenities, expect a swimming pool, a fitness center and outdoor space. In the unit, you'll get carpeted floors. There isn't a leasing fee associated with this rental.
(See the listing here.)