I have a Scherl & Roth that is mint. It has a very nice case with bow, rosin, and shoulder rest. You can view it here. http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/3389148279.html Its 100 less than what you wanted to spend. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know if you found a viola already, but if not I would recommend a Franz Hoffmann Maestro. That is the make of viola I started on and it had a very rich and beautiful sound. Sharmusic.com has a whole line of Hoffmann violas ranging in price from $130 to $470 and they have a reliable return policy if you don't like what you get. Hope that helps!