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833 apartments for rent in Austin, TX

Last updated September 26 at 3:32PM
The Arnold
1621 E 6th St
Updated September 26 at 11:03AM
1 Bed
$813
2 Bed
$2,200
Eastside Station
1700 E 4th St
Updated August 30 at 5:47PM
1 Bed
$1,540
2 Bed
$2,286
Water Marq
300 E Riverside Dr
Updated September 9 at 5:23PM
Studio
$1,425
1 Bed
$1,740
2 Bed
$2,435
Pearl Lantana
6401 Rialto Blvd
Updated July 13 at 8:18PM
1 Bed
$1,175
2 Bed
$1,734
3 Bed
$2,405
Millennium Rainey
91 Rainey St
Updated September 26 at 2:57PM
1 Bed
$1,770
2 Bed
$3,045
Lenox Parkview
9308 S 1st St
Updated July 13 at 8:26PM
1 Bed
$1,039
2 Bed
$1,399
3 Bed
$1,819
Northshore
110 San Antonio St
Updated September 26 at 11:04AM
1 Bed
$1,923
2 Bed
$3,137
3 Bed
$5,999
IMT Southpark
715 W Slaughter Ln
Updated July 26 at 12:57AM
1 Bed
$1,045
2 Bed
$1,375
3 Bed
$1,915
Burnet Marketplace
6701 Burnet Rd
Updated September 26 at 11:03AM
Studio
$1,300
1 Bed
$1,540
2 Bed
$1,920
Riata
12300 Riata Trace Pkwy
Updated August 2 at 6:34PM
1 Bed
$1,070
2 Bed
$1,330
3 Bed
$1,780
The Mansions Lakeline
10500 Lakeline Mall Dr
Updated September 7 at 8:14AM
1 Bed
$1,124
2 Bed
$1,515
3 Bed
$2,240
The Michael at Presidio
13535 Lyndhurst St
Updated September 26 at 11:05AM
Studio
$1,125
1 Bed
$1,150
2 Bed
$1,600
Monterey Ranch
4701 Staggerbrush Rd
Updated September 26 at 11:05AM
Studio
$935
2 Bed
$1,165
Uptown at University Park
3320 Harmon Ave
Updated September 26 at 11:03AM
Studio
Ask
1 Bed
$1,521
2 Bed
$2,117
Rise
8001 S Interstate 35
Updated September 26 at 3:32PM
1 Bed
$969
2 Bed
$1,222
3 Bed
$1,720
The Standard at Domain
11711 Domain Dr
Updated July 13 at 8:36PM
Studio
$1,199
1 Bed
$1,295
2 Bed
$1,875
Bell South Lamar
2717 South Lamar
Updated September 26 at 7:48AM
Studio
$1,017
1 Bed
$1,405
2 Bed
$2,025
Avesta South Shore
2005 Willow Creek Dr
Updated September 26 at 2:26PM
Studio
$909
1 Bed
$914
2 Bed
$1,084
Ethos Apartments
8001 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Updated September 13 at 4:39PM
1 Bed
$1,015
2 Bed
$1,250
3 Bed
$1,645
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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.

Rent Report
Austin
September 2016 Austin Rent Report

Austin rents decreased by 0.1% over the past month

Austin rents decreased by 0.1% between July and August, and rent growth is up 2.6% year-over-year. A 1-bedroom in Austin has a median rent of $1,500, while 2-bedrooms cost $1,180.

Downtown Austin is the most expensive neighborhood for renters

  • Downtown Austin: Downtown again has the highest rents of any Austin neighborhood. 2-bedrooms downtown cost $2,950, and 1-beds go for $2,110. Rents decreased by 3.2% year-over-year.
  • Zilker: Zilker is the 2nd most expensive neighborhood for Austin renters. A 2-bedroom there costs $2,430, while 1-bedrooms run $1,770.
  • Riverside: Riverside takes 9th place for highest rents. 2-bedrooms in Zilker have a median rent of $1,500, and 1-bedrooms cost $1,150. Zilker showed a 2.2% rent increase over August 2015.

North Loop still showing significant rent growth

  • North Loop: North Loop still shows Austin’s largest year-over-year rent increase, up 11.0% over August 2015. 2-bedrooms in North Loop cost $1,600.
  • Hancock: Rent prices in Hancock increased by 6.0% over the past year, the 2nd highest growth of any Austin neighborhood. 1- and 2-bedroom rent prices in Hancock are $1,030 and $1,660, respectively.
  • North Burnet: North Burnet shows the 3rd highest rent growth in Austin, up 4.3% over August 2015. A 2-bedroom there has a median rent price of $1,920.

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

Austin Neighborhood Price Map

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 units available in 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’s 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 cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions 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:
B+ Overall satisfaction
A- Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
B+ Recreational activities
C Affordability
B- Quality of schools
B+ Weather
D Commute time
A- State and local taxes
C- Public transit
B+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Austin from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Austin renters seem to be generally well satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave average or above average scores across most of our categories.”

Key findings in Austin include the following:

  • Austin renters give their city a B+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Austin were its local jobs and career opportunities (A), safety (A-), and state and local taxes (A-).
  • Renters here seem to also be generally satisfied with the quality of local schools (B-), weather (B+), and access to public transit (B+).
  • Categories like affordability/cost of living (C) and access to public transit (C-) proved less satisfactory to renters, and commute times received the worst grade overall (D).
  • Renters who are millennials as well as renters who are parents seem to be nearly equally satisfied, with millennials giving the city an A-, and parents giving an A.
  • Austin came out on top relative to other large, Texan cities. Houston renters gave their city a B, and Dallas renters gave out a C+.
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “The weather is fantastic; the location is ideal for young professionals…” —Mackenzie L.
  • “It's easy to find good people, good coffee, and good weather in Austin. Some cities feel shrouded in bad vibes, but Austin radiates good vibes that come from the unique beauty of the city and its people.” —Emily V.
  • “Traffic is a nightmare, there is nothing resembling viable public transportation, and the city is trying to price out anyone who doesn't make a six-figure salary.” —Brian S.
  • “I love living in Austin because of the culture and local parks. However, the public transportation is a joke. The city has even called the local rail ‘poorly planned.’” —Brittany C.