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Candela
1614 East 6th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:03pm
1 Bedroom
$903
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
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AMLI South Shore
1620 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 01:23pm
Studio
$1,505
1 Bedroom
$1,585
2 Bedrooms
$2,139
Close to Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Lady Bird Lake, Norwood Tract Dog Park. Nearby Schools: St. Edward's University, Univ. of Texas, Travis Heights Elementary, Austin High, and Martin Middle School. On-site retail and restaurants, on-site UT Shuttle and Cap Metro.
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Lamar Union
1100 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:19pm
Studio
$2,213
1 Bedroom
$1,471
2 Bedrooms
$2,252
Located just steps from West Bouldin Creek. Units include amenities like laundry, granite counters, hardwood floors and Nest technology. Community includes 24-hour gym, conference room, courtyard and pool.
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5th Street Commons
1611 W 5th St
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:18pm
Studio
$1,695
1 Bedroom
$1,741
2 Bedrooms
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Walking distance from downtown area and University of Texas. Spacious units have wooden flooring and dedicated corners for computers. Residents get access to a fitness center, coffee bar, and convenient online portal.
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Gibson Flats
1219 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:18pm
1 Bedroom
$1,757
2 Bedrooms
$2,625
Great location close to Zilker Park, Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake. Units include washer/dryer hookup, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Community offers access to gym, pool, hot tub and parking.
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422 At The Lake
422 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:19pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,701
2 Bedrooms
$2,823
Great location near Butler Park and Long Center for the Performing Arts. Comfortable and pet-friendly 1-2 bedroom apartments. New construction features courtyard, clubhouse, gym and pool.
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Timbercreek Apartments
614 S 1st St
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:18pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,256
2 Bedrooms
$1,493
Located just a few minutes away from downtown and Zilker Park, this community offers bike racks, a clubhouse, a fitness center and swimming pool. The apartments have modern fixtures and high ceilings.
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South Shore District
1333 Shore District Dr
Austin, TX
Updated April 21 at 06:51pm
1 Bedroom
$1,545
2 Bedrooms
$2,360
Close to Lady Bird Lake and minutes from downtown Austin. Gorgeous apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counters and hardwood floors. Residents have use of a pool, community garden and games room.
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Eleven
811 E 11th St
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:18pm
Studio
$1,374
1 Bedroom
$1,659
2 Bedrooms
$2,339
Close to the Interregional Highway, Loft Park, and Waller Creek. Units have oversized, energy efficient windows, water-saving fixtures, and 10-foot ceilings. Community amenities include a resident recycling program, indoor/outdoor rooftop deck with Downtown and Capitol views, cyber lounge, bike repair workshop and storage, and shaded dog park.
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Willows
600 S 1st St
Austin, TX
Updated April 21 at 06:41pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,475
Trendy Austin neighborhood with stunning views of downtown. Relax in your recently renovated apartment with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and a private patio or balcony. Bike storage and parking at this pet-friendly community.
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Colonial Arms
1507 Pease Rd
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 01:40pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,599
Apartments within a colonial-style home. Recently updated. 24-hour emergency maintenance available. Enjoy access to the laundry facility. Close to the University of Texas at Austin. Easy access to Loop 1.
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AMLI 300
300 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
Updated April 21 at 07:42pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,010
2 Bedrooms
$2,411
Located in the Market District of downtown Austin. Close to Amtrak, Austin Music Hall, Lady Bird Lake, University of Texas Austin, and Austin Capitol. Nearby Schools: Mathews Elementary, O'Henry Middle School, and Austin High. Courtyard fountains, oversized tubs, 9' ceilings.
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Pressler
507 Pressler St
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:18pm
1 Bedroom
$1,565
2 Bedrooms
$3,174
Centrally located community minutes away from Lady Bird Lake. Units feature bamboo flooring and granite countertops. The community has one of the largest pools in the area and a rooftop garden.
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The Element Austin
1500 Royal Crest Dr
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:18pm
Studio
$885
1 Bedroom
$993
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with washer/dryer, faux-wood flooring and fenced backyards. Community features resort style pools, courtyards, fitness center and covered parking.
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Windsor South Lamar
809 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 03:19pm
1 Bedroom
$1,943
2 Bedrooms
$2,702
Close to the Colorado River, Barton Creek, West Bouldin Creek, and Butler Park. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar nearby. Pet-friendly apartments with dedicated parking, expansive dog park, Men's Warehouse Valet dry-cleaning, oversized garden tubs, and energy-efficient washers and dryers.
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River Oaks
3001 Medical Arts St
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 02:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,250
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
Fabulous views near Eastwoods Park. Larger patios and balconies. Pet-friendly apartments. Washer/dryer hookup, updated ovens and refrigerator, and on-site laundry provided. Lots of parking. Open layouts with modern looks.
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Volume 6
2704 French Pl
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 01:38pm
Studio
$959
1 Bedroom
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This charming community is just five minutes from Downtown Austin. This cycle-friendly community also welcomes pets. Each home offer spacious interiors with modern appliances and ample storage.
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Townhollow Apartments
1200 Treadwell Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 12:41pm
1 Bedroom
$1,175
2 Bedrooms
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Nob Hill Rentals
2520 Longview St
Austin, TX
Updated April 21 at 07:15pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,700
Close to Pease Park. Each apartment includes a furnished kitchen and private balcony, and comes with free wireless internet, cable TV and covered car parking. On-site amenities include a laundry, clubhouse, gym and swimming pool.
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Crescent
127 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX
Updated April 18 at 05:43pm
Studio
$1,329
1 Bedroom
$1,399
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
Located in the heart of Austin's South Congress 'SoCo' District, community has a swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and rooftop terrace. One- and two-bedroom floor plans and open living spaces.
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24 Flats
1515 Palma Plz
Austin, TX
Updated April 21 at 06:55pm
1 Bedroom
$950
2 Bedrooms
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Conveniently located in West Austin on the UT shuttle route, close to downtown and Town Lake. Units feature hardwood floors, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Community offers access to BBQ grills, parking and courtyard.
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2412 Hartford Road
2412 Hartford Road
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 12:25pm
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
2704 San Pedro Street Unit 2
2704 San Pedro Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 12:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
711 West 26th Street Unit 501
711 West 26th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 22 at 12:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
City GuideDowntown Austin
Downtown

Throw out every stereotype you hold about Texas, because you won’t find it to be true in Austin. You’ll find a thriving scene in downtown, where people play just as hard as they work. Downtown puts you close to great entertainment and restaurants, as well as many corporate centers, but check your budget first.

Transportation

  • CapMetro (system of light rail and buses)
  • Walkable
  • Biking
  • Driving

Demographics

  • Singles
  • Young professionals

Close To:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • I-35
  • Barton Springs Pool

Contains:

  • Lady Bird Lake and Bike Trail (formerly called Town Lake)
  • Texas State Capitol
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • Downtown Farmer’s Market

Downtown in 3 words: Vibrant, Fun, Fast-Paced

Austin frequently tops the list of fastest-growing big cities in the U.S. With a perfect mix of job growth, entertainment options galore, and beautiful weather, it’s easy to see why thousands of people move here every year. Downtown Austin is the center of the action, especially for young, single professionals looking for the perfect apartment to rent.

Downtown Austin is very walkable, which is unusual for cities in Texas. The city’s Capital Metro—called CapMetro by locals—system provides a network of light rail and buses to take you around the city. Some people in downtown do ride bikes, but more often as a form of exercise than transportation. Austin is definitely a place where you want to avoid driving if you can, because the city’s rapid population growth has put a lot of strain on the roads. When you work and rent an apartment downtown, you can avoid a daily commute on I-35, which will save you countless hours of frustration.

Downtown Austin is a hip, fun place where you can hang out at the bars along the 6th Street corridor. The 6th Street corridor has been the party spot for at least 30 years even though the line-up of bars and clubs is frequently changing. You can’t go wrong at Midnight Cowboy or the Driskill Bar.

There’s so much to do in Austin that you won’t be left out if 6th Street isn’t your scene. Stubbs BBQ isn’t just the source for some amazing food, but also for great live music. The Moody Theater is also the venue for long-running series Austin City Limits, and you can catch some amazing big-name shows here. The original location of the Alamo Drafthouse Theater is also here, which celebrities like Quentin Tarantino call the best theater in the country.

Texas is known as cattle country, and you can find a great steak at places like Roaring Fork or ALC Steaks. But Austin is a rare oasis in Texas where vegetarians and vegans will also feel welcome. In addition to restaurants like Arlo’s and Snap Kitchen, most Austin establishments offer at least a handful of vegetarian or vegan dishes. Thanks to year-round decent weather, Austin also has a thriving food truck scene.

Austin’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” which means that everyone is welcome. You’ll still find that funky, artsy vibe at Waterloo Records and at Amy’s Ice Creams, both of which have been neighborhood institutions for decades. The nearby presence of the University of Texas makes the neighborhood feel young. Renting an apartment downtown means that you’ll be a part of the community.

Fitness is an important part of the Austin lifestyle. You’ll notice that a lot of Austinites aren’t deterred by the hot summers here, which lasts from April to October. People jog and bike on the trails around Lady Bird Lake. However, for those who prefer to exercise in air conditioning, there’s no shortage of indoor fitness facilities. Get your yoga on at Core Power Yoga or go for a classic workout in a clean environment like Pure Austin Fitness.

Apartments and condos make up most of the housing units downtown. Houses for rent are rare in this neighborhood. The explosive population growth means units can’t be built fast enough to keep up with demand, so be prepared that finding an apartment for rent downtown might take a while.

Downtown Austin apartments for rent aren’t cheap and you won’t find any discounts. Be ready to put in an application and deposit when you find an apartment you like because it will definitely be gone if you wait. Finding pet-friendly apartments isn’t too hard, but most have limits on number and breed of pets and will charge extra deposits. Rent continues to go up at a pretty rapid pace in downtown Austin. The apartments and condos you’ll find downtown are generally new and beautiful, with luxury amenities like valet trash pickup and rooftop pools.

Life in downtown Austin is fun and always changing. If you have the budget for it, there’s no neighborhood in Austin that is more convenient or exciting.

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