September 29 2015
Development over the last ten years has completely transformed the Austin skyline. With new condos and apartments springing up all over downtown and every possible nook of central Austin real estate, you're sure to find the perfect place in a great location with exceptional amenities. Whether you're looking for something amidst the hustle and bustle of 2nd street or something a bit quieter overlooking the lake, we think this list will help you narrow down your options to find the best apartment to suit your needs. Here are some of our favorites:
Located on the South shore of Lady Bird Lake just minutes away from the city center, Lakeshore Pearl Apartments couples incredible lakefront views with abundant amenities including a fitness center, gaming room, garage, recreation area and a yoga room. All apartments feature spacious living areas (with the smallest ones measuring 11ftx11ft8inches) for all of your entertaining needs, as well as generous bedrooms where you can unwind and enjoy some quiet moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Some additional perks include the in-unit washer/dryer, large closets, energy efficient windows, and Cars2Go access. Additionally, the Lady Bird running loop circles right past the backdoor, giving residents convenient access to the trail. After a stressful day at work, you can easily put a kayak or SUP board in the water for a nice, relaxing paddle around the lake. With the inviting view of the lake and trail, these apartments are removed from the congestion of downtown, but are still centrally located, making it easy to get to whatever your destination may be.
Pressler is centrally located, just a few minutes from Austin Downtown, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park and at the heart of Old West Austin. With studio, one, and two bedroom apartments available, Pressler also boasts one of the largest pools in this part of the city. You can relax poolside or on the rooftop bamboo garden that features complimentary WiFi. All rooms are spacious, with creative floor plans, stylish bamboo finish, and designer lighting. These apartments are walking distance to myriad restaurants and fitness studios along West 5th and 6th streets including Pure Bikram Yoga, TNT, Winflo, Black Swan Yoga, and several more.
Conveniently located only a few minutes away from Downtown, St. David’s Medical Center and The University of Texas, Sabina Apartments offer a wide variety of options for both students and professionals alike. Each unit features airy rooms, generous closet space, the convenience of a washer and dryer and most importantly, over-sized windows for an uninterrupted view of the beautiful surroundings. Some of the most sought-after recreational joints in the city are just outside the doors of this community. You can dine out at nearby raves such as Hoovers Cooking, Hyde Park Bar and Grill, Whole Foods or Eastside Café. This complex offers the convenience of multiple lease terms and includes unique features such as Car2Go Parking spaces, a Conference Room, and a Business Center.
Further north, Burnet Flats is home to one of the most vibrant communities in Austin. Located along Burnet Road near the Rosedale and Allendale neighborhoods, the complex is walking distance from some of the best entertainment and dining destinations the city has to offer. Rent is a little more affordable in this area as well, with units starting at $1,391. Some community amenities provided on-site include a BBQ – Picnic area, the business center, high-speed internet in the common areas, a beautiful courtyard pool and the Sky Lounge. Units feature built-in bookshelves, custom wood cabinets, quartz countertops and dual sinks. The complex is pet friendly, charging a one-time pet fee of $300, rent of $10.00/month and deposit of $200.
Nestled in the hill country off of 620, Madrone Apartments boast the serenity of breathtaking views and the peace and seclusion of life far from the bustle of downtown. Just a short distance from The Enclave At Alta Vista Ridge, The Estates at Cherry Mountain and Falconhead Golf Club, the Madrone offers the luxury apartment living. Some of the spacious and inviting units come with a private backyard, side-by-side refrigerators, wood style blinds and vast walk-in closets. The luxury apartments offer a true taste of green living with programmable thermostats; recycle bins and energy efficient windows. Other perks include controlled access gates, a pet-friendly environment, nearby schools, attached and detached garages, and 24-hour emergency maintenance service.
We hope this list helps you as you search for the perfect place to call home. Whether you're looking to withdraw to the hill country or moving Austin, there are plenty of options when it comes to apartment living in Austin.