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7 Units Available
Marq at Mueller
5700 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX | Windsor Park
1 Bedroom
$1,100
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
925 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:34 PM
Comfortable designer touches are standard in all of our apartment homes.
Verified
12 Units Available
Aria Sanctuary at Highland Mall
500 East Highland Boulevard
Austin, TX | Highland
1 Bedroom
$650
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
880 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:33 PM
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home.
Verified
3 Units Available
The Arcadian
8515 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX | North Shoal Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,070
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
900 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:23 PM
Sleek homes with in-unit laundry, quartz countertops and hardwood-style flooring. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, grill area and outdoor courtyard. Just 7 miles from downtown Austin.
Verified
4 Units Available
Cedar 31
3008 Cedar Street
Austin, TX | North University
1 Bedroom
$1,200
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
790 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,299
1050 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:35 PM
Our one, two and three-bedroom apartments range from 550-1,100 square feet of living space and all utilities are included in the rent. Youll love coming home to beautiful kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Verified
13 Units Available
Creeks Edge
1124 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX | North Austin
1 Bedroom
$775
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
994 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:39 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Creeks Edge in Austin. View photos, descriptions and more!
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2 Units Available
The Retreat
4400 Avenue A
Austin, TX | Hyde Park
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,135
580 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:32 PM
Attractive apartment building with private courtyard. Apartments are fully furnished with upgraded interiors. Located north of Downtown Austin, close to the I-35. Local attractions include Waterloo Park and the Paramount Theater.
Verified
3 Units Available
305 Flats
305 35th St
Austin, TX | North University
Studio
$960
400 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:09 PM
Upscale and located within a short drive of area amenities. This community offers a courtyard and parking. Upgraded units available. In-home washer and dryers. Disability access available.
Verified
5 Units Available
OASIS AT THE SPEEDWAY
3501 Speedway
Austin, TX | North University
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$850
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
859 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:25 PM
Enjoy living in The Oasis at The Speedway, in Austin, Texas. Easy access to the MoPac Expressway and Highway 35, close to food markets and the University of Texas at Austin.
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2 Units Available
Speedway 38
3704 Speedway
Austin, TX | North University
1 Bedroom
$1,135
545 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,530
837 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:11 PM
Enjoy living in The Oasis at The Speedway, in Austin, Texas, nestled between Hyde Park and Central Austin. This open-air floor plan offers a spacious living room that opens up to a kitchen and bar.
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239 Units Available
The Mansions at Onion Creek
12000 S IH 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,164
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,529
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,934
1645 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:21 PM
Imagine yourself immersed in a community where the vibrant of Austin and serenity of Texas Hill Country coverage. Where natural splendor and upscale amenities are at your doorstep, with the heart of the city in effortless reach.
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7 Units Available
Cascade
1221 Algarita Ave
Austin, TX | Travis Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,224
484 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,228
912 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:26 PM
Sleek homes with brand-new cabinetry, modern bath fixtures and in-unit laundry. Community amenities include two resort style pools, lounge and barbecue area, yoga space and 24-hour fitness center. Near the Boardwalk Trail.
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6 Units Available
Meadows Edge
1630 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX | North Austin
1 Bedroom
$850
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
810 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 20 at 06:11 PM
Hardwood floors, expansive closets and fully equipped kitchens are just some of the features of this recently remodeled community. Amenities include pools, sports courts and on-site laundry centers. Just off Research Boulevard in north Austin.
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35 Units Available
Agave Falls
1901 E Anderson Ln
Austin, TX | Coronado Hills
1 Bedroom
$780
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$993
1081 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:21 PM
Pet friendly community with ample parking, play area, 2 pools, fitness center and 24-hour emergency maintenance. One- and two-bedroom floor plans with hardwoods, fireplace, ceiling fans, walk-in closet, patio/balcony. Easy access US-183, shopping, dining, entertainment.
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1 Unit Available
Indie
1630 E 6th St
Austin, TX | East Cesar Chavez
Studio
$1,026
351 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,464
563 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:08 PM
Units feature quartz countertops, luxury murphy bed and wood style flooring. Community has a fitness center, clubhouse and open-air lobby. Located close to Vintage Heart Cafe, Stretch Yoga and Redbird Pilates.
Verified
18 Units Available
The Park at Stone Creek
9200 North Plz
Austin, TX | Heritage Hills
1 Bedroom
$820
676 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
1010 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:33 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Park at Stone Creek in Austin. View photos, descriptions and more!
Verified
59 Units Available
Platform
2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX | Rosewood
Studio
$961
488 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,524
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,960
1203 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:35 PM
Near rail access and close to all amenities. Residences have in-unit laundry, all appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors. Dog grooming area and dog park. Cats are also allowed. Swimming pool, 24-hour gym and yoga.
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48 Units Available
Avana Soco
401 Little Texas Ln
Austin, TX | Sweetbriar
1 Bedroom
$986
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,227
1099 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,529
1315 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:16 PM
Get cozy inside your spacious home at Avana SoCo, or make the most of the summer heat beside one of our resort-style pools.
Verified
6 Units Available
Seven
615 W 7th St
Austin, TX | Downtown Austin
1 Bedroom
$2,271
841 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,938
1319 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:35 PM
In the heart of downtown Austin. Close to I-35, MoPac Expressway, University of Texas Austin, Texas Capitol, Colorado River, Austin Public Library, Wooldridge Square, 9th Street BMX Dirt Jumps/Trails. Complimentary Whole Foods delivery, spa bath, 14' ceilings, infinity pool, valet dry cleaning.
Verified
43 Units Available
Park at Monterey Oaks
4701 Monterey Oaks Blvd
Austin, TX | East Oak Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,055
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,305
1116 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:01 PM
The Archstone Greenbelt is a short walk from these contemporary apartments, which have recessed ceilings, double crown molding and oak cabinetry. Enjoy use of a community garden and coffee bar.
Verified
13 Units Available
Madison at Walnut Creek
12113 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$960
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 20 at 06:36 PM
Beautiful apartment homes feature fireplace and walk-in closets. On-site facilities offer an internet cafe, pool, gym, volleyball court and more. Conveniently located near Walnut Creek Park, Gracywoods Park and Austin Community College.
Verified
22 Units Available
Northland at the Arboretum
11500 Jollyville Rd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$950
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
961 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
1176 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:24 PM
Luxurious units with washer dryer hookup, hardwood floors, dishwasher, and ceiling fans. Community offers residents gym, BBQ/grill, basketball court, and pool. Great location in the heart of Austin, TX.
Verified
11 Units Available
Museo
11266 Taylor Draper Ln
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$895
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1001 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:23 PM
Pet-friendly community located close to US-183, Research Boulevard and University of Texas. One- to two-bedroom units include unique features like built-in bookcases and desks. Residents enjoy full use of on-site cyber cafe and swimming pool.
Verified
22 Units Available
High Oaks Apartment Homes
11028 Jollyville Rd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$860
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
981 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:17 PM
This 53-acre community is minutes from the shopping, dining and entertainment North Hills Town Center. It has two swimming pools and a fitness center. One- and two-bedroom apartments feature fireplaces and private balconies and patios.
Verified
16 Units Available
Canyon Creek Apartment Homes
11316 Jollyville Rd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$825
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,315
932 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:09 PM
Located in the heart of Austin close to local schools, dining, entertainment and more. Spacious floor plans with nine-foot ceilings, fireplaces, A/C and all-electric kitchens. Resort-style swimming pool, b-ball courts and 24-hour fitness center.

Median Rent in Austin

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Austin is $1,179, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.
Studio
$1,028
1 Bed
$1,179
2 Beds
$1,440
3+ Beds
$1,743
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How much is rent in Austin?
In Austin, the median rent is $1,028 for a studio, $1,179 for a 1-bedroom, $1,440 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,743 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Austin, check out our monthly Austin Rent Report.
How much is rent in Austin?
In Austin, the median rent is $1,028 for a studio, $1,179 for a 1-bedroom, $1,440 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,743 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Austin, check out our monthly Austin Rent Report.
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While some Austin properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Austin properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Austin. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Huston-Tillotson University, Saint Edward's University, Austin Community College District, Southwestern University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Austin. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Huston-Tillotson University, Saint Edward's University, Austin Community College District, Southwestern University, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Median Rent in Austin

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Austin is $1,179, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.
Studio
$1,028
1 Bed
$1,179
2 Beds
$1,440
3+ Beds
$1,743

City Guide

Austin
Best known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has lots to offer anyone, even those of us who are not music junkies. It’s got a thriving cultural scene, gorgeous scenery, a strong business presence, unique culture, and more, all in the midst of an environment that blends fun and serenity. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!
Best known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has lots to offer anyone, even those of us who are not music junkies. It’s got a thriving cultural scene, gorgeous scenery, a strong business presence, unique culture, and more, all in the midst of an environment that blends fun and serenity. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!

Black Cat Lounge on Austin's famed 6th Street

Kanye West performing at SXSW

Kayaking and sunbathing at Barton Creek in Austin's Greenbelt

Austin’s geographical setting is in hill country, with lots of gorgeous rivers and lakes. In fact, it’s bisected by the Colorado River (misnomer, we know) into northern and southern parts of the city. North Austin is largely residential, while downtown and southern areas of Austin hold more activity and attractions. And there are tons of areas in and around the city themselves that have their own unique characters too. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!

To the northwest of the city lie established neighborhoods that some claim to feel more like Dallas than Austin. One of these is Arboretum Area, which offers top retail, great schools, high tech employers, tons of apartments, and lots of dining and nightspot options. The tech companies and University of Texas research campus are big draws for the population who live there.

On the south side of the Colorado River is an area called Barton Hills, which is absolutely full of things to do, especially outside. Apartments are plentiful here, and there are parks, swimming pools, creeks, greenbelts, hiking and biking trails, etc. all over the area. It’s an ideal place for people who love the best of all worlds because it offers plenty of activities, shopping (Barton Creek Square), great schools, and other options within itself but is also super close to downtown and 2nd street retail district.

The suburbs of Austin are also very desirable. West Lake Hills especially is a popular area with its great rolling hills, gorgeous views, and proximity to both the city and the Colorado River. It is also within the Eanes Independent School District, the top school district in Austin.

East Austin tends to be a bit more gritty and nonconformist, and is becoming an increasingly popular area of the city. It’s got lots of hole-in-the-wall places (this area serves some of Austin’s best Mexican food), murals, worn-in spots, rugged exteriors, and an eclectic mix of neighbors. Nightlife in East Austin is extensive and full of character.

Living in downtown Austin is great for those who want to be in the center of all the action. Depending on where one lives downtown, it’s either right next to or super close to the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake, meaning there’s lots of water-play options. There are also tons of parks, museums, restaurants, shopping, and events going on too. Austin is one of the nation’s most fit cities, and this is reflected in downtown’s walkabilty as well as proximity to all kinds of trails for all kinds of activities. There’s also the weekly Farmers Market in Republic Square as well as lots of other healthy grocery options like Whole Foods and multiple Royal Blue Grocery locations.

Beyond fitness awards, Austin is a great place for tons of different people, including creative professionals. Obviously, being the Live Music Capital of the World provides tons of opportunities and a great scene for aspiring musicians and producers. However, it is also great for moviemakers, artists, authors, etc. And this is shown in the city’s eagerness to “Keep Austin Weird.” Although there are many large businesses and retail chains in the area, the city’s residents have a huge appreciation for all things indie, local, and unique. Austinites hold dear all the things that make them funky and love encouraging anything that adds to, or maintains, their funky vibe.

The main form of transportation in Austin is, of course, the classic automobile. However, plenty of public transportation options are available as well. Capital Metro is the city’s provider of public transportation, and they offer MetroBus, MetroRapid (bus service on the same line as MetroBus but with less stops), and MetroRail, that all run from north to south in the city; UT Shuttles (University of Texas transportation, free to those with a valid UT photo ID); and vanpool and carpool options.

Overall, Austin is an eclectic, thriving mix. Different parts of the city serve different interests, but all are united in their love for Austin’s unique vibe. Moving here means getting a lot of opportunities for exposure to various sounds, tastes, interests, and walks of life. It’s a great place for those who want to expand their horizons and experience varying types of influences! As always, Apartment List is here to help you find the perfect home.

Austin’s geographical setting is in hill country, with lots of gorgeous rivers and lakes. In fact, it’s bisected by the Colorado River (misnomer, we know) into northern and southern parts of the city. North Austin is largely residential, while downtown and southern areas of Austin hold more activity and attractions. And there are tons of areas in and around the city themselves that have their own unique characters too. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!
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To the northwest of the city lie established neighborhoods that some claim to feel more like Dallas than Austin. One of these is Arboretum Area, which offers top retail, great schools, high tech employers, tons of apartments, and lots of dining and nightspot options. The tech companies and University of Texas research campus are big draws for the population who live there.

On the south side of the Colorado River is an area called Barton Hills, which is absolutely full of things to do, especially outside. Apartments are plentiful here, and there are parks, swimming pools, creeks, greenbelts, hiking and biking trails, etc. all over the area. It’s an ideal place for people who love the best of all worlds because it offers plenty of activities, shopping (Barton Creek Square), great schools, and other options within itself but is also super close to downtown and 2nd street retail district.

The suburbs of Austin are also very desirable. West Lake Hills especially is a popular area with its great rolling hills, gorgeous views, and proximity to both the city and the Colorado River. It is also within the Eanes Independent School District, the top school district in Austin.

East Austin tends to be a bit more gritty and nonconformist, and is becoming an increasingly popular area of the city. It’s got lots of hole-in-the-wall places (this area serves some of Austin’s best Mexican food), murals, worn-in spots, rugged exteriors, and an eclectic mix of neighbors. Nightlife in East Austin is extensive and full of character.

Living in downtown Austin is great for those who want to be in the center of all the action. Depending on where one lives downtown, it’s either right next to or super close to the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake, meaning there’s lots of water-play options. There are also tons of parks, museums, restaurants, shopping, and events going on too. Austin is one of the nation’s most fit cities, and this is reflected in downtown’s walkabilty as well as proximity to all kinds of trails for all kinds of activities. There’s also the weekly Farmers Market in Republic Square as well as lots of other healthy grocery options like Whole Foods and multiple Royal Blue Grocery locations.

Beyond fitness awards, Austin is a great place for tons of different people, including creative professionals. Obviously, being the Live Music Capital of the World provides tons of opportunities and a great scene for aspiring musicians and producers. However, it is also great for moviemakers, artists, authors, etc. And this is shown in the city’s eagerness to “Keep Austin Weird.” Although there are many large businesses and retail chains in the area, the city’s residents have a huge appreciation for all things indie, local, and unique. Austinites hold dear all the things that make them funky and love encouraging anything that adds to, or maintains, their funky vibe.

The main form of transportation in Austin is, of course, the classic automobile. However, plenty of public transportation options are available as well. Capital Metro is the city’s provider of public transportation, and they offer MetroBus, MetroRapid (bus service on the same line as MetroBus but with less stops), and MetroRail, that all run from north to south in the city; UT Shuttles (University of Texas transportation, free to those with a valid UT photo ID); and vanpool and carpool options.

Overall, Austin is an eclectic, thriving mix. Different parts of the city serve different interests, but all are united in their love for Austin’s unique vibe. Moving here means getting a lot of opportunities for exposure to various sounds, tastes, interests, and walks of life. It’s a great place for those who want to expand their horizons and experience varying types of influences! As always, Apartment List is here to help you find the perfect home.

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City Guide

Austin
Best known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has lots to offer anyone, even those of us who are not music junkies. It’s got a thriving cultural scene, gorgeous scenery, a strong business presence, unique culture, and more, all in the midst of an environment that blends fun and serenity. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!
Best known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has lots to offer anyone, even those of us who are not music junkies. It’s got a thriving cultural scene, gorgeous scenery, a strong business presence, unique culture, and more, all in the midst of an environment that blends fun and serenity. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!

Black Cat Lounge on Austin's famed 6th Street

Kanye West performing at SXSW

Kayaking and sunbathing at Barton Creek in Austin's Greenbelt

Austin’s geographical setting is in hill country, with lots of gorgeous rivers and lakes. In fact, it’s bisected by the Colorado River (misnomer, we know) into northern and southern parts of the city. North Austin is largely residential, while downtown and southern areas of Austin hold more activity and attractions. And there are tons of areas in and around the city themselves that have their own unique characters too. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!

To the northwest of the city lie established neighborhoods that some claim to feel more like Dallas than Austin. One of these is Arboretum Area, which offers top retail, great schools, high tech employers, tons of apartments, and lots of dining and nightspot options. The tech companies and University of Texas research campus are big draws for the population who live there.

On the south side of the Colorado River is an area called Barton Hills, which is absolutely full of things to do, especially outside. Apartments are plentiful here, and there are parks, swimming pools, creeks, greenbelts, hiking and biking trails, etc. all over the area. It’s an ideal place for people who love the best of all worlds because it offers plenty of activities, shopping (Barton Creek Square), great schools, and other options within itself but is also super close to downtown and 2nd street retail district.

The suburbs of Austin are also very desirable. West Lake Hills especially is a popular area with its great rolling hills, gorgeous views, and proximity to both the city and the Colorado River. It is also within the Eanes Independent School District, the top school district in Austin.

East Austin tends to be a bit more gritty and nonconformist, and is becoming an increasingly popular area of the city. It’s got lots of hole-in-the-wall places (this area serves some of Austin’s best Mexican food), murals, worn-in spots, rugged exteriors, and an eclectic mix of neighbors. Nightlife in East Austin is extensive and full of character.

Living in downtown Austin is great for those who want to be in the center of all the action. Depending on where one lives downtown, it’s either right next to or super close to the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake, meaning there’s lots of water-play options. There are also tons of parks, museums, restaurants, shopping, and events going on too. Austin is one of the nation’s most fit cities, and this is reflected in downtown’s walkabilty as well as proximity to all kinds of trails for all kinds of activities. There’s also the weekly Farmers Market in Republic Square as well as lots of other healthy grocery options like Whole Foods and multiple Royal Blue Grocery locations.

Beyond fitness awards, Austin is a great place for tons of different people, including creative professionals. Obviously, being the Live Music Capital of the World provides tons of opportunities and a great scene for aspiring musicians and producers. However, it is also great for moviemakers, artists, authors, etc. And this is shown in the city’s eagerness to “Keep Austin Weird.” Although there are many large businesses and retail chains in the area, the city’s residents have a huge appreciation for all things indie, local, and unique. Austinites hold dear all the things that make them funky and love encouraging anything that adds to, or maintains, their funky vibe.

The main form of transportation in Austin is, of course, the classic automobile. However, plenty of public transportation options are available as well. Capital Metro is the city’s provider of public transportation, and they offer MetroBus, MetroRapid (bus service on the same line as MetroBus but with less stops), and MetroRail, that all run from north to south in the city; UT Shuttles (University of Texas transportation, free to those with a valid UT photo ID); and vanpool and carpool options.

Overall, Austin is an eclectic, thriving mix. Different parts of the city serve different interests, but all are united in their love for Austin’s unique vibe. Moving here means getting a lot of opportunities for exposure to various sounds, tastes, interests, and walks of life. It’s a great place for those who want to expand their horizons and experience varying types of influences! As always, Apartment List is here to help you find the perfect home.

Austin’s geographical setting is in hill country, with lots of gorgeous rivers and lakes. In fact, it’s bisected by the Colorado River (misnomer, we know) into northern and southern parts of the city. North Austin is largely residential, while downtown and southern areas of Austin hold more activity and attractions. And there are tons of areas in and around the city themselves that have their own unique characters too. Read on for our complete city guide to Austin, as an aid to you as you search for the perfect apartment!
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To the northwest of the city lie established neighborhoods that some claim to feel more like Dallas than Austin. One of these is Arboretum Area, which offers top retail, great schools, high tech employers, tons of apartments, and lots of dining and nightspot options. The tech companies and University of Texas research campus are big draws for the population who live there.

On the south side of the Colorado River is an area called Barton Hills, which is absolutely full of things to do, especially outside. Apartments are plentiful here, and there are parks, swimming pools, creeks, greenbelts, hiking and biking trails, etc. all over the area. It’s an ideal place for people who love the best of all worlds because it offers plenty of activities, shopping (Barton Creek Square), great schools, and other options within itself but is also super close to downtown and 2nd street retail district.

The suburbs of Austin are also very desirable. West Lake Hills especially is a popular area with its great rolling hills, gorgeous views, and proximity to both the city and the Colorado River. It is also within the Eanes Independent School District, the top school district in Austin.

East Austin tends to be a bit more gritty and nonconformist, and is becoming an increasingly popular area of the city. It’s got lots of hole-in-the-wall places (this area serves some of Austin’s best Mexican food), murals, worn-in spots, rugged exteriors, and an eclectic mix of neighbors. Nightlife in East Austin is extensive and full of character.

Living in downtown Austin is great for those who want to be in the center of all the action. Depending on where one lives downtown, it’s either right next to or super close to the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake, meaning there’s lots of water-play options. There are also tons of parks, museums, restaurants, shopping, and events going on too. Austin is one of the nation’s most fit cities, and this is reflected in downtown’s walkabilty as well as proximity to all kinds of trails for all kinds of activities. There’s also the weekly Farmers Market in Republic Square as well as lots of other healthy grocery options like Whole Foods and multiple Royal Blue Grocery locations.

Beyond fitness awards, Austin is a great place for tons of different people, including creative professionals. Obviously, being the Live Music Capital of the World provides tons of opportunities and a great scene for aspiring musicians and producers. However, it is also great for moviemakers, artists, authors, etc. And this is shown in the city’s eagerness to “Keep Austin Weird.” Although there are many large businesses and retail chains in the area, the city’s residents have a huge appreciation for all things indie, local, and unique. Austinites hold dear all the things that make them funky and love encouraging anything that adds to, or maintains, their funky vibe.

The main form of transportation in Austin is, of course, the classic automobile. However, plenty of public transportation options are available as well. Capital Metro is the city’s provider of public transportation, and they offer MetroBus, MetroRapid (bus service on the same line as MetroBus but with less stops), and MetroRail, that all run from north to south in the city; UT Shuttles (University of Texas transportation, free to those with a valid UT photo ID); and vanpool and carpool options.

Overall, Austin is an eclectic, thriving mix. Different parts of the city serve different interests, but all are united in their love for Austin’s unique vibe. Moving here means getting a lot of opportunities for exposure to various sounds, tastes, interests, and walks of life. It’s a great place for those who want to expand their horizons and experience varying types of influences! As always, Apartment List is here to help you find the perfect home.

Rent Report
Austin

January 2021 Austin Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Austin Rent Report. Austin rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Austin rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Austin rents declined slightly over the past month

Austin rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 5.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Austin stand at $1,179 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,440 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Austin's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -2.1%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents steady across cities in Texas

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Austin over the past year, trends across other cities in the state have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Texas, half have seen prices drop while others are seeing them rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -2.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,528; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest decline (-5.4%).
    • Arlington, El Paso, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.1%, 4.4%, and 3.5%, respectively).

    Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Austin

    As rents have fallen sharply in Austin, similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most other large cities across the country, Austin is less affordable for renters.

    • Austin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,440 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 5.4% decline in Austin.
    • While rents in Austin fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.2%) and Detroit (+1.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Austin than most similar cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $876, where Austin is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    January 2021 Austin Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Austin Rent Report. Austin rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Austin rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    January 2021 Austin Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Austin Rent Report. Austin rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Austin rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Austin rents declined slightly over the past month

    Austin rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 5.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Austin stand at $1,179 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,440 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Austin's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -2.1%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents steady across cities in Texas

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Austin over the past year, trends across other cities in the state have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Texas, half have seen prices drop while others are seeing them rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -2.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,528; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest decline (-5.4%).
      • Arlington, El Paso, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.1%, 4.4%, and 3.5%, respectively).

      Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Austin

      As rents have fallen sharply in Austin, similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most other large cities across the country, Austin is less affordable for renters.

      • Austin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,440 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 5.4% decline in Austin.
      • While rents in Austin fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.2%) and Detroit (+1.4%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Austin than most similar cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $876, where Austin is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Austin Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Austin ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      B+
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      A+
      State and local taxes
      D
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Austin’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      Austin renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Austin, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Austin include the following:

      • Austin renters gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Austin were jobs and career opportunities and state and local taxes, which both received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Austin renters are commute time and public transit, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are very satisfied (A), while renters who are parents are equally satisfied (A+).
      • Austin did relatively well compared to other cities in Texas, including Houston (B+) and Dallas (B).
      • Austin earned similar scores to other Southern cities such as Charlotte, NC (A-), Charleston, SC (A-) and Nashville, TN (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Beautiful landscapes and great water quality, but traffic can be bad and there is a large homeless population." – Carlton B.
      • "I love that there are so many outdoor activities to do with my family." – Troy P.
      • "I love that there’s lots of music and opportunities to enjoy nature, but public transit is spotty and it can be hard to get around" – Ally T.
      • "I love the open, creative vibe of the city. But you want to live on the same side of the city as your work or traffic will destroy you." – Caitlin T.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Austin’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      Austin renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Howev...

      View full Austin Renter Survey

      Here’s how Austin ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      B+
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      A+
      State and local taxes
      D
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Austin’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      Austin renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Austin, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Austin include the following:

      • Austin renters gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Austin were jobs and career opportunities and state and local taxes, which both received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Austin renters are commute time and public transit, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are very satisfied (A), while renters who are parents are equally satisfied (A+).
      • Austin did relatively well compared to other cities in Texas, including Houston (B+) and Dallas (B).
      • Austin earned similar scores to other Southern cities such as Charlotte, NC (A-), Charleston, SC (A-) and Nashville, TN (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Beautiful landscapes and great water quality, but traffic can be bad and there is a large homeless population." – Carlton B.
      • "I love that there are so many outdoor activities to do with my family." – Troy P.
      • "I love that there’s lots of music and opportunities to enjoy nature, but public transit is spotty and it can be hard to get around" – Ally T.
      • "I love the open, creative vibe of the city. But you want to live on the same side of the city as your work or traffic will destroy you." – Caitlin T.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.