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173 Units Available
44 South
4411 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX | East Congress
Studio
$1,020
489 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,020
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
1084 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
44 South will far exceed your expectations. Choose from our studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in Austin, Texas, and have it all – a spacious layout, light-filled rooms, and convenient features and amenities.
Verified
8 Units Available
The Grove Apartments
3707 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX | South Lamar
1 Bedroom
$1,205
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,130
944 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 08:57 PM
Located in the heart of Austin, close to St. Edwards University. Standout amenities include Google Fiber connection, Nest technology and hardwood floors. Luxury community offers clubhouse, 24-hour gym and 24-hour laundry.
Verified
26 Units Available
10X Living at Grandview
6500 Champion Grandview Way
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$986
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,341
1250 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Walk-in closets and granite counters characterize the chic units of this pet-friendly community. Online portal allows residents to raise complaints and pay conveniently. 24-hour fitness center available.
Verified
18 Units Available
Broadstone Travesia
3701 Quick Hill Rd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$903
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,241
1044 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,578
1365 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Great location for commuters, just minutes from I-35, I-45, and Mopac. Luxurious units include laundry, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Community offers 24-hour gym, fire pit, garage, and pool.
Verified
21 Units Available
Madison at Scofield Farms
13401 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX | Scofield Farms
1 Bedroom
$1,020
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1080 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Near Interstate 35 and the Shops at Tech Ridge, these modern apartments feature efficient appliances, in-unit laundry and ceiling fans. Spacious floor plans. Residents enjoy access to a communal tennis court.
Verified
14 Units Available
Lantana Hills
7601 Rialto Blvd
Austin, TX | West Oak Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,106
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,439
1090 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 05:08 PM
Attractive units with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances have walk-in closets and extra storage. Stately community is pet friendly and features a business center, conference room and clubhouse. Close to downtown and the Austin zoo.
Verified
20 Units Available
The Landing at Double Creek Apartments
11301 Farrah Ln
Austin, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,012
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,547
1103 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 05:09 PM
Residents of this community enjoy a billiards room, business center and resort-style pool. Apartment features include gourmet kitchens, in-unit laundry and track lighting. The Onion Creek Club and Southpark Meadows are both nearby.
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17 Units Available
South Lamar Village
3505 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX | Barton Hills
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,115
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
906 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Central Austin living in South Lamar complete with upgraded homes and outstanding amenities: sparkling pool, internet cafe, dog park and more. Interior finishes are luxurious with stainless steel appliances included and hardwood floors.
Verified
11 Units Available
Stonecreek Ranch
333 E Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$969
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,309
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,619
1248 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 08:00 PM
Steps away from Walmart Supercenter, Sam's Club and JCPenney. Residents enjoy 24-hour maintenance, clubhouse and parking. Units feature energy-efficient wood blinds, 9-foot ceilings, garden tubs and washer-dryer connections.
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91 Units Available
Arise Riverside
1900 Airport Commerce Drive
Austin, TX | Montopolis
1 Bedroom
$1,350
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1249 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Take a moment to visualize life at Arise Riverside, where the door to accessible Austin apartment living is always open to you.
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32 Units Available
Broadstone 8 One Hundred
8100 W Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX | Milwood
1 Bedroom
$1,155
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,615
1140 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Close to Highways 45 and 183, Ganzert Lake, Lakeline Mall and Plaza, Gateway Shopping Center, REI, Lake Creek, and McNeil High School. Highlights include 24/7 fitness center (cardio theatre, spinning salon, etc.), hammock relaxation green, dog park, recycling programs, and walk-in closets.
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18 Units Available
Parmer Place
12101 Dessau Rd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,150
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1168 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,890
1484 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Just off I-35 and close to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park with attached garages, chef's kitchens, nine-foot ceilings and crown molding, along with poolside gourmet grilling area, Wi-Fi lounge and sun-deck, and drive-thru mail kiosk.
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14 Units Available
Melrose Trail Apartment Homes
13005 Heinemann Dr
Austin, TX | Milwood
1 Bedroom
$975
617 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
855 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
WELCOME TO MELROSE TRAIL Welcome to the best at Melrose Trail! A newly renovated community in the heart of Austin, Texas. Our prime location puts you in Round Rock ISD and gives you easy access to fun and entertainment around Travis County.
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18 Units Available
The Langdon on Parmer
12430 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,045
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1114 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,785
1484 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Walk-in closets, hardwood floors and extra storage room characterize these comfortable homes. Residents get access to several amenities including bike storage, a 24-hour fitness center and parking garages.
Verified
8 Units Available
Arts at Turtle Creek Apartments
714 Turtle Creek Blvd
Austin, TX | Garrison Park
1 Bedroom
$1,095
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
915 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
When it’s all about location, it’s all about The Arts Apartments at Turtle Creek. Our prime South Austin location gives you the ultimate convenience of being near local shops, booming restaurants, and the quirky spots that make Austin so unique.
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7 Units Available
Bee Caves Vistas
6508 Steep Cactus Trl
Austin, TX | West Oak Hill
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
1502 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Relax on 20 acres in the Texas Hill Country. These luxury townhomes are brand new and offer gourmet kitchens, garages, and a dog park. Easy access to the Galleria shopping area.
Verified
29 Units Available
The Hendrix
9811 Copper Creek Dr
Austin, TX
Studio
$770
436 sqft
1 Bedroom
$950
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
1365 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Apartments feature electric ranges, ceiling fans, and extra storage. Located in the Round Rock School District with convenient access to the 183 freeway, 183A, and 45. Laundry facilities, two playgrounds, basketball court, and business center.
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30 Units Available
Callista Hill Country Apartments
8600 Highway 71 West
Austin, TX | West Oak Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,135
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
1120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,760
1310 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
1-3 bedroom apartments include granite countertops, walk-in closets, garden tubs and sunrooms. Residents have full access of on-site gym, clubhouse, pool, and dog park. Close to US-71, Us-290, Hill Country Galleria and Life Austin Amphitheater.
Verified
34 Units Available
Elan Apartment Homes
13145 N Highway 183
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,005
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1055 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Stunning homes just northwest of Austin. Beautifully designed units offer spacious floor plans, and grounds include a sparkling swimming pool as well as pet-comfort stations to keep Fido cool and comfortable.
Verified
9 Units Available
Soco Apartments
6300 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX | Sweetbriar
1 Bedroom
$999
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,251
819 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Located on South Congress, in the heart of hip Austin, young professionals and students will enjoy being close to busy downtown, as will families appreciate the great nearby schools and various daycare centers.
Verified
68 Units Available
Aura Thirty2
3233 Harmon Avenue
Austin, TX | Hancock
1 Bedroom
$1,321
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
1104 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Set in the heart of Central Austin lies Aura Thirty2, a luxury apartment community for the modern Austinite. Thoughtfully designed, the residences allow for a life well-connected, providing access to the best that the city has to offer.
Verified
22 Units Available
Montecito
3111 Parker Ln
Austin, TX | Parker Lane
1 Bedroom
$895
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
952 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Apartments at Montecito, Austin, TX feature air conditioning and walk-in closets. Near transport hubs such as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and the CapMetro. Also enjoys close links with the local University of Texas.
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94 Units Available
Lenox Meadows
10300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,175
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
1035 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,145
1380 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
Home is where the heart is at Lenox Meadows, a brand-new collection of beautiful South Austin apartments designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.
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157 Units Available
The Pearl
1303 West Koenig Lane
Austin, TX | Brentwood
Studio
$1,320
484 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,475
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1052 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 07:48 PM
The Pearl offers brand new one and two-bedroom residences for lease in Austin, TX. Our pet-friendly apartments offer an attractive collection of amenities and features with luxe interiors and resort-style amenities to indulge your every need.

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.