Check Out These Trendy Spots for Austin Apartment Living
Have friends and family telling you how awesome Austin is? Love the idea of moving to the Live Music Capitol of the World and home of SXSW? Born and raised in the Lone Star State and thinking about moving to the state capitol? Are you a former transplant who’s looking to move into a nicer place when your current lease is up? Setting off on your own for the first time? Did you get a job promotion that has you commuting into the city and thinking about downtown luxury apartments? No matter what has you in the market for an Austin apartment, we can help your search with the featured apartment listings (below).
Get Extra Storage Space for Your Austin Apartment
From Round Rock and Cedar Park all the way up to Georgetown, down through Burnet and Hyde Park, UT and downtown, South Austin and Manchaca, you may find you need supplemental storage after you move in. Our storage team can help you beat the traffic and the heavy lift that comes with moving-related storage needs.
Rising Rents and New Construction
Like other destination cities that experience rapid growth, there’s a lack of inventory for both homes and apartments in Austin. This has jacked up the cost of rental prices in recent years. In 2015, from April to December, the average jumped an incredible 25 percent. As this MultiFamily Executive article points out, this trend didn’t stop in 2016, either, hitting a new all-time high as the rental market maintained a 94 percent occupancy rate.
Real estate developers have taken notice, as has pretty much every Austinite who’s been in the area long enough to witness the dramatic changes to the skyline. Here, too, the local rental market and real estate development isn’t done yet. Not by a long shot. As reported on by the Austin Business Journal, Oden Hughes alone is opening Lenox Boardwalk this June near the Oracle campus, Lenox Springs just off I-35 near Slaughter Ln. in late 2017, and is part of a joint venture to open a luxury apartment community near the 6th Street Whole Foods in late 2018.
New Opportunities with Shrinking Apartments
More than just increasing supply, however, developers are looking to tailor their apartment communities to the evolving demand of the Austin rental market. No doubt, a big part of this demand is upscale downtown apartments, but it’s also that affordability crunch. One way to live in Austin affordably and sustainably is to find your place in the new movement toward micro-apartments. Check out these 320 square foot apartment units in East Austin.
Best of all, high-density apartment units support local consumer businesses in a way that increases neighborhood walkability. Plus, since many of these households have one or no car at all, there’s less impact to the already-insane city traffic. These types of apartments also leave more room for what makes Austin so weirdly itself. Amy’s, Waterloo, Bouldin Creek, BookPeople, P.Terry’s, Vulcan Video and I Luv Video. Talk about how cool Austin used to be if you want, but there’s still a ton of local culture to protect moving forward.
And make no mistake: Apartments have an impact on their surrounding community and the cultural identity of the city as a whole. The Austonian is an amazing place to live, no doubt. We’re just saying if you go around town calling yourself an Austonian, you’re going to quickly out yourself as new to the city. We’re called Austinites.
Off-Campus Apartments for a New Kind of Student Living
Like many universities around the country, UT has looked to real estate developers and private apartments to make up for the shortage of on-campus housing. Loathe the idea of traditional dorms and looking for a more amenity-filled living experience? The Callaway House is one spot to check out.
On a slightly different note, the Castilian is a great example of the advantages that come with building up—or least as much as they allow on west campus. We talked to one former resident and UT alum about her experience. “The Castilian has parking in the building and they’re as cheap as the dorms—that’s their whole thing. And if you can get one, the corner rooms are sweet with a private bathroom.”
Find the Perfect Austin Apartment for You
The Whitley (Downtown Austin)
A luxury apartment community in Downtown Austin, The Whitley is nestled inside a 16-floor high-rise building featuring a beautiful selection of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, each decked out with all the modern comforts of home. Apartments in this community offer a choice between contemporary and traditional finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, full kitchen, garden tubs, and private terraces. Residents of this community enjoy access to a plethora of amenities that include a rooftop pool and aqua lounge, 24-hour fitness center, private parking, sun deck, on-site restaurant, grocery store and more. The facility also offers 24-hour concierge and resident services and is pet-friendly.
Seven Apartments (Downtown Austin)
Located in the heart of downtown Austin and boasting amazing views and a convenient proximity to local sights and attractions in the area, Seven apartments is an upscale apartment community that offers all the comforts of home—and then some. This facility offers a selection of spacious, one and two bedroom apartments in various unique layouts. Apartments in this complex feature ten-foot ceilings, wood cabinets, private balconies, full kitchens, walk-in closets and washer/dryer systems in every unit. Residents of this community enjoy access to Seven’s array of on-site amenities including a 24-hour fitness studio, private parking garage, business lounge and boardroom, sundeck with infinity pool, terrace patios and more. This facility also offers 24-hour emergency maintenance and is pet-friendly.
Ashton Austin Apartments (Downtown Austin)
A beautifully designed upscale apartment community boasting amazing views over Ladybird Lake and downtown Austin, Ashton facilities offer a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments in ten different floor plans to meet your needs. Ashton apartments feature ten-foot ceilings, built-in bookcases, walk-in closets, roman tubs, floor to ceiling windows and private terraces. Residents of this elite community enjoy a number of member-only amenities including an aqua lounge, fitness center, business center, fitness center, clubhouse, on-site pool and sundeck as a wine lounge. This facility also offers 24-hour concierge service, on-site maintenance and is pet-friendly.
The Monarch (Downtown Austin)
Located inside a jaw-dropping 29 story high-rise building in the heart of Austin, TX, The Monarch apartment community features lavish living spaces that don’t skimp on comfort. This complex offers a selection of spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments in more than sixteen different floor plans. Apartments in the Monarch feature central AC, full kitchens, fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, walk-in showers and panoramic views. Residents of this apartment community have exclusive access to a number of on-site amenities including a 24 hour fitness studio, tea and coffee bar, wifi hotspots and on-site dry cleaning services. This facility also offers 24-hour concierge and maintenance and is pet friendly.
Terrace Cove Apartment Homes (Austin, Texas)
Just off of I-35 between Stassney and William Cannon, this apartment community is a hidden gem if you’re looking at the South Austin area. With Terrace Cover, choice living means renovated interiors with modern black appliances, wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and W/D connections. Exterior storage and walk-in closets can handle most storage needs, but if you do have extra storage, you may want to opt for something a little more secure than local self-storage units. Community-based amenities include cascading pool and hot tub, gas grills, volleyball court, fitness center, and clubhouse. Restrictions may apply, but even large pets are welcome.
Preserve Wells Branch (Austin, Texas)
Formerly Hampton Home Apartments, Preserve Wells Branch is “classic apartment living at its best.” This Wells Branch apartment community has big one- and two-bedroom floor plans that come with full kitchens, plenty of cute shelving, patio/balcony, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, A/C. Granite countertops and Some apartments also have granite countertops, fireplace, dry bar, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings, and W/D connections. There are truly luxury apartments. Along with a list of community amenities that include a basketball court, tennis court, billiards, clubhouse, business center, fitness center, cabana-style swimming pool, among other amenities, there’s a lot to love about Preserve Wells Branch. Your pet is going to love it as well.
Chandelier Apartments (Austin, Texas)
Also known as Bristol Square Apartments, Chandelier Apartments is ideally placed between local attractions such as fine dining, shopping, and educational opportunities as well as fantastic views of the Green belt. This apartment complex features public transportation, resort style swimming pool, and a clubhouse/recreation room that is ideal for social gatherings and activities. A few different one- and two-bedroom floor plans feature energy-efficient stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer (select units), oversized closets, patio/balcony, and plank flooring. You and your pets will feel welcome in this East Riverside apartment community just off of I-35 at Oltorf.
Creekstone Apartments (Austin, Texas)
Creekstone Apartments located in Austin, Texas features one- and two-bedroom apartments which have recently been remodeled and are equipped with private balconies, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, and built-in shelves. You’ll have the extra protection and peace-of-mind that comes with a gated entryway. Pets are welcome for a nominal fee. Swimming pools, twenty-four-hour fitness center, and picnic areas are just a few of the wonderful amenities included in your rental agreement. At the intersection of 290 and 183, there is a ton of shopping, dining, and entertainment nearby. And while the apartment community can’t do much about the city traffic, at least you’ll have easy highway access.
Hunters Chase Apartments (Austin, Texas)
Only a few short miles from the bustling city of downtown Austin and beautiful Lake Travis is the amazing Hunters Chase Apartments. One- and two-bedroom contemporary-style apartments feature walk-in closets, wood-burning fireplaces, and washer/dryer (in select apartments). Oversized patios or balconies provide modest, but not unlimited storage opportunities. Communities amenities feature a pool, courtyard, playground, fitness center, and a great Anderson Mill location that includes tons of services and is just a short drive from Lake Travis For a small pet deposit fee, you can have your furry friend live alongside you.
Sedona Springs Apartment Homes (Austin, Texas)
Upscale living is achieved at Sedona Springs Apartments with the melding of luxury, convenience, and quality. These homes are decorated in a contemporary style featuring gourmet kitchens, secluded balconies or patios, and some units even have fireplaces and garden tubs. Resort-like living is present here with large pools and top-of-the-line fitness center. There is something for everyone both on-site and at the nearby shopping and entertainment venues. This southwest Austin location is just at the south edge of the Greenbelt near the intersection of Mopac and 290. If you’re looking for something a little outside the city that gives you a jumpstart into the Hill Country, this is a great spot.
Indigo Apartments (Austin, Texas)
Texas heritage blended with classic contemporary charm make the Indigo Apartments a unique place to stay. This garden-style community features Regency recreational rooms, garden areas, party patios, and parks specifically for your furry friends. Inside the apartments, you’ll enjoy high ceilings, energy-efficient design, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, granite counters, and private patios, among others. These apartments have a bunch of little upgrades, like crown molding, that make it an artful apartment living experience. Like Closetbox, safety and security are also of utmost importance in this community and include limited access gated entryways, single apartment security systems and a night patrolman to keep your mind at ease.
Regency Park Apartments LLC (Austin, Texas)
At Regency Park Apartments LLC, sophisticated living is par for the course. Vaulted ceilings and ceramic tile entrances come standard as well as fully equipped kitchens with modern stainless steel appliances. Socializing in this community is very easy with its billiards room, two resort-style swimming pools with hot tubs and plenty of picnic/BBQ grilling areas available. Just off South Congress between Stassney and William Cannon, you’re only a short drive away from all the attractions of South Congress and downtown Austin. This is a great luxury apartment living experience that avoids the sky-high rents of downtown apartment communities.
Palm Valley Apartments (Round Rock, Texas)
When you stay at Palm Valley Apartments, you will experience refined and luxurious living at its finest. Spacious apartment homes complete with modern appliances and furniture as well as exquisite landscaping and contemporary decor will have you living the high life. Outdoor activities include the swimming pool, sand volleyball and trekking one of the many well-maintained hiking trails. Internet access is available throughout the premises. One, two-, and three-bedroom apartments make it easy to find a floor plan that’s right for you. Find an amazing central Texas apartment community that offers upscale living outside the congestion of downtown Austin.
Carefree living is the primary goal while staying at Allegre Point Apartments. Located just outside of downtown Austin, you have incredible ease of access to all of the entertainment, shopping and fine dining the city has to offer. If a day or a night on the town is not what you are looking for, relax by the pool, have a quiet get together at one of the picnic and barbecue areas or simply make time for yourself in a one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment space. Notable interior features include nine-foot ceilings, breakfast bar, walk-in closets, washer/dryer connections, and an all-electric kitchen. You’ll want to check this spot out.
Preserve Apartments at Travis Creek (Austin, Texas)
Rustic class and charm awaits at the Preserve Apartments at Travis Creek. Right at the edge of the Greenbelt and not too far from downtown Austin, there is bound to be an adventure when you choose this spot for your next apartment living experience. Access to outdoor activities such as free bike rentals, one of the many hiking and bike trails, an all-day trip of shopping and fine dining creates the best of both worlds. Immaculate interior design including quartz counter tops, spacious rooms, private backyards, poolside cabanas, enclosed pet parks and community gardens, everywhere you turn there is beauty, relaxation, and adventure awaiting.
San Paloma Apartments (Austin, Texas)
Luxurious oval garden bathtubs, fully functional kitchens with energy efficient appliances, large walk-in closets, and a secure gated entry into the community are just a few of the amazing perks of staying in the San Paloma Apartment community. Between North Lamar and Wells Branch, this is a great spot outside, but not too far outside, downtown Austin. Get ready for resort-style living with on-site massage therapist, set of tanning beds, heated spa and delicious food from the cafe. If an attached or detached garage or storage buildings are a must-have, there are select apartments with these conveniences. But if one isn’t available, don’t give up on this community. Consider supplemental storage from Closetbox instead.
Silverado at Brushy Creek (Cedar Park, Texas)
Luxurious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments have multiple floor plan options. These apartment homes are adorned with marble counter tops and vanities, pristine modern cabinets and appliances and the option of covered parking or garage. Eight-hole putting greens and sparkling swimming pools are headline the on-site amenities, but you’ll also want to know about the picnic area and BBQ grills, 24-hour fitness center, and business and conference center. Off site, there are ample hot spots where locals can experience fine dining and fashionable shops and boutiques. If you’re looking to live in Cedar Park, this is a great spot to start your apartment search.
Monterey Ranch Apartments (Austin, Texas)
If outdoor activities are something you have a passion for, Monterey Ranch Apartments is the place for you. Five pools to choose from, yoga and Pilates studio, as well as tennis/volleyball courts and soccer fields, lead to fun times for all. An on-site movie theater allows you to get the full experience out of any film you choose to enjoy. Inside the apartments are breathtaking contemporary decor and modern top-of-the-line appliances. Walk-in closets and flexible floor plans add functionality, while you can also ask about one of the apartments with a view. These apartments also take advantage of the easy highway access, fine dining, and excursions to the Hill Country.
Wilshire West Apartments (Austin, Texas)
At Wilshire West Apartments, their stunning one-to-two bedroom floor plans offer top-of-the-line appliances in their large kitchens with granite counters and modern decor style. Community amenities include large swimming pool, courtyards and BBQ pits. This is also a great, under-the-radar location. Just across I-35, you can find all the services of the Hyde Park community, while Airport Blvd. and I-35 provide easy access to the rest of the city. To the east, popular Austin attractions such as Mueller Lake and Patterson Parks, latest fashion outlets, and fine dining are only a short walk from the Wilshire West community. Check it out. Both you and your pet are welcome.
Arboretum at Stonelake (Austin, Texas)
With five various floor plans, you can get the perfect apartment for your preferences and needs at the Arboretum at Stonelake. Located just off the intersection of 183 and Mopac near North Burnet, this gated apartment community offers quiet seclusion, with easy access to rest of the city. You can find great dining, retail, and entertainment opportunities nearby, or adventure into Austin’s downtown hotspots.
On-site amenities include a racquetball court, spacious dog park, and public transportation services. The apartment features are headlined by high ceilings, private patio/balcony, walk-in closets, washer/dryer hookups, and a garage for select units.