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912 W. 22nd St.
912 West 22nd Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,125
1007 SOUTH CONGRESS
1007 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,735
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1616 ROYAL CREST DR
1616 Royal Crest Drive
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,035
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1700 E 4th
1700 East 4th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,435
2001 S. IH 35
2001 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$929
1717 TOOMEY ROAD
1717 Toomey Road
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,732
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2810 SALADO STREET
2810 Salado Street
Austin, TX
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$1,100
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1611 WEST 5TH STREET
1611 West 5th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,673
422 WEST RIVERSIDE DRIVE
422 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,672
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2412 Hartford Road
2412 Hartford Road
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
2704 San Pedro Street Unit 2
2704 San Pedro Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
2414 Longview #207 Unit 207
2414 Longview St
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,595
806 West 24th Street Unit 308
806 West 24th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,395
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711 West 26th Street Unit 501
711 West 26th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1111 W 10th St #106
1111 West 10th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
Studio
$1,150
701 West 24th St. Unit 208
701 W 24th St
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,050
1304 Mariposa Dr
1304 Mariposa Drive
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
2002 E. 14th St.
2002 East 14th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
1529 Barton Springs Rd
1529 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
3 Bedrooms
$5,200
1402 Parker Ln Apt 4
1402 Parker Ln
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
811 E 11th St
811 East 11th Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,825
2409 Leon Street #307
2409 Leon Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
704 W. 21st Street #305
704 W 21st St
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
2308 Rio Grande St #211
2308 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,075
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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