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681 apartments for rent in Austin, TX

Last updated May 6 at 7:10AM
Pearl Lantana
6401 Rialto Blvd
Updated May 5 at 7:14PM
1 Bed
$1,245
2 Bed
$1,808
3 Bed
$2,405
The Standard at Domain
11711 Domain Dr
Updated May 5 at 5:07PM
Studio
$1,199
1 Bed
$1,265
2 Bed
$1,865
Millennium Rainey
91 Rainey St
Updated May 6 at 3:53AM
1 Bed
$1,005
2 Bed
$2,895
Rise
8001 S Interstate 35
Updated May 6 at 4:18AM
1 Bed
$1,021
2 Bed
$1,167
3 Bed
$1,800
IMT Southpark
715 W Slaughter Ln
Updated May 5 at 9:24PM
1 Bed
$1,050
2 Bed
$1,280
3 Bed
$1,765
Riata
12300 Riata Trace Pkwy
Updated May 5 at 9:40PM
1 Bed
$1,005
2 Bed
$1,315
3 Bed
$1,890
Lenox Parkview
9308 S 1st St
Updated May 6 at 7:10AM
1 Bed
$1,039
2 Bed
$1,399
3 Bed
$1,819
Monterey Ranch
4701 Staggerbrush Rd
Updated May 5 at 8:03PM
Studio
$855
2 Bed
$1,210
Burnet Marketplace
6701 Burnet Rd
Updated May 5 at 5:08PM
Studio
$807
1 Bed
$807
2 Bed
$1,920
Northshore
110 San Antonio St
Updated May 5 at 7:23PM
1 Bed
$1,798
2 Bed
$3,400
3 Bed
$6,179
Lenox Creekside
1900 Onion Creek Pkwy
Updated May 6 at 3:39AM
1 Bed
$999
2 Bed
$1,358
3 Bed
$1,785
AMLI at Covered Bridge
8715 W Highway 71
Updated May 5 at 7:28PM
1 Bed
$1,155
2 Bed
$1,460
3 Bed
$2,400
422 At The Lake
422 W Riverside Dr
Updated May 5 at 7:25PM
1 Bed
$1,757
2 Bed
$2,817
West Koenig Flats
5608 Avenue F
Updated May 6 at 3:38AM
1 Bed
$1,199
2 Bed
$1,773
3 Bed
Ask
The Mansions Lakeline
10500 Lakeline Mall Dr
Updated May 5 at 4:58PM
1 Bed
$1,124
2 Bed
$1,515
3 Bed
$2,300
Lamar Union
1100 S Lamar Blvd
Updated May 6 at 4:10AM
Studio
$1,609
1 Bed
$1,705
2 Bed
$2,380
Abelia Flats
8225 FM 620
Updated May 5 at 5:35PM
Studio
$865
1 Bed
$895
2 Bed
$1,010
7East
2025 E 7th St
Updated May 6 at 4:15AM
Studio
$1,700
1 Bed
$1,567
2 Bed
$2,292
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City Guide
Austin
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.

Rental Price Monitor
May 2016 Austin Rent Report

Austin Rent Growth

In Austin, rent prices declined by 0.5% between March and April, and are up 4.9% over last year. A 1-bedroom in Austin has a median price of $1,190, while a 2-bedroom costs $1,500.

Top 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods

  • Downtown: Downtown Austin takes the lead as Austin's most expensive neighborhood. A 2-bedroom in Downtown costs $3,240, while 1-bedrooms run a median price of $2,130. Downtown rents are down 0.2% from April 2015.
  • Bouldin: Bouldin shows the 3rd highest rents for Austin neighborhoods. A 2-bedroom in Bouldin runs a median price of $2,040, with 1-bedrooms averaging $1,880. Rents in Bouldin have increased by 1.6% in the past year.
  • Hancock: Hancock places 5th for most expensive Austin neighborhoods. A 2-bedroom in Hancock runs a median rent of $1,680, while 1-bedrooms go for $1,100. Rents there have grown by 4.9% in the past year, the 4th highest of any Austin neighborhood.

Top 10 Neighborhoods with the Fastest Rent Growth

  • North Loop: North Loop shows the highest year-over-year rent growth, up 8.3% over last year. North Loop has a 2-bedroom median price of $1,660.
  • North Burnet: North Burnet (2-bedroom median $1,880) shows the second largest increase in rent prices over last year, with rents 7.4% higher than they were last year. North Burnet rents declined by 1.6% from March to April.
  • Zilker: Zilker showed the 7th largest rent increase with 2.8% growth over last year. Zilker's median 1- and 2-bedroom prices are $1,760 and $2,380, respectively.
Neighborhood Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Downtown $2130 $3240 -1.8% -0.2%
Zilker $1760 $2380 -0.5% 2.8%
Bouldin $1880 $2040 2.4% 1.6%
North Burnet $1420 $1880 -1.6% 7.4%
Hancock $1100 $1680 0.1% 4.9%
North Loop $1430 $1660 0.8% 8.3%
West University $1050 $1550 -0.5% 6.0%
Brentwood $1420 $1550 1.7%
Riverside $1110 $1390 -1.2% 3.8%
North Austin Civic Association $800 $1030 -1.3%

For additional Texas data, please see our state report.

Methodology:

Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List Metropolitan Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top suburbs, and identify the top 10 most expensive neighborhoods. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters so that you can make the best possible decision in choosing a place to call home.

Austin Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Austin ranks on:
A+ Plans for homeownership
A+ City satisfaction
A- Confidence in the local economy
A- Safety and crime rate
C Access to recreational activities
B+ Quality of schools
B+ State and local taxes
A- Satisfaction with daily commute
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Austin's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Austin renters report an extremely high degree of satisfaction, with many reporting plans to purchase a home," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and Austin's strong economy and safety make it a city of choice for them."

Key findings in Austin include the following:

  • Renters love Austin giving their city an A+ on city satisfaction, ranking 5th out of the 100 cities covered in our study.
  • Renters are generally optimistic that the Austin economy is on the right track, with the city earning an A-.
  • 71% of Austin renters say they plan to purchase a home in the future, which is well above the national average of 60% ranking Austin 10th in our study and earning an A+.
  • Austin renters gave the city an A- for safety and crime rate, with 60% saying that they were satisfied versus the national average of 53%.
  • Austin renters give it a C for access to recreational activities -- the lowest grade for the city in any category.
  • The survey covered a total of 8 Texas cities. Plano and Austin had the highest grade at A+, followed by Irving (A), Fort Worth (A), Arlington (A-), San Antonio (A-), Dallas (C-), and Houston (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.