Renting in the Next Big Boom Town: 5 Lovely Austin Apartments for around $900/Month
Austin may be the third fastest growing city in the country, but it leads the nation as number one on Forbes’ “Next Biggest Boom Towns in the U.S.” Time.com also named it the top city for job creation, and the Wall Street Journal ranked it the reigning tech city in the world.
ATX frequently tops the charts for many reasons – job growth, education opportunities, and excellent quality of life, to name just a few. It’s only natural that there’s a growing demand for this popular destination. While the city’s average rent, $1,245/month according to Yardi Matrix, is higher than the national average, you can still find many great apartments for rent in Austin for a lot less.
Here are 5 apartments for rent in Austin that boast amazing amenities in great locations for around $900/month:
Mint Urban Red River, Hancock: from $903/month for a studio apartment, 389 sq. ft.
Centrally located in the desirable Hyde Park area are the sleek and sophisticated apartments at Mint Urban Red River. The community is just blocks from the UT campus, with easy access to downtown. These stylishly furnished studio apartments are cable ready and feature hardwood floors, efficient appliances, and large closets throughout. Residents enjoy access to a sparkling pool and sundeck, a business center, and laundry facilities. The pet-friendly community was named Austin’s Property of the Year in 2014.
Mira Vista Apartments, Windsor Hills – North Austin: $865/month for a 2-bed apartment, 960 sq. ft.
Mira Vista Apartments, just minutes north of downtown Austin, offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for under $900/month. These newly remodeled and energy-efficient units are perfect for families or anyone wanting extra space without the extra cost! Large floor plans come with equally large walk-in closets. Other features include flux wood floors, black appliances, carpeting, and in-home washers/dryers, with fireplaces in select units. The gated community boasts plenty activities for the whole family – you can hang out in the clubhouse or take a dip in the pool, fire up the grill, or take the kids to the playground. Furry friends are welcome too, and are sure to enjoy their very own bark park. Public transportation options are more than convenient, with an AISD Bus pick-up inside the property.
The Ridge At Barton Creek, Barton Hills – Southwest Austin: $916/month for a 1-bed apartment, 540 sq. ft.
If you’re looking for a home packed with amenities and perks, look no further than The Ridge at Barton Creek. Here you can grow your own fresh produce in the community garden, work on your backhand at the lighted tennis courts, or get to know your neighbors at one of the planned resident events. When you’re not taking advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness center or pool, you might find yourself enjoying the coffee bar and clubhouse. Or head outdoors to nearby Zilker Park or Lady Bird Lake for even more activities. Inside the 1-bedroom apartments the features are just as appealing. Updated interiors boast new cabinetry and countertops, brushed nickel fixtures, electronic thermostats, fireplaces, and even built-in bookshelves.
Elevation, Riverside: $875/month for a 1-bed apartment, 705 sq. ft.
Breathtaking city views, designer interiors, and your very own private patio with an enclosed yard – need we say more? The remodeled 1- and 2-bedroom apartments at Elevation feature custom or traditional floor plans with faux wood flooring, European bathroom sinks, and sleek granite counters to further entice. Residents can catch some rays at the pool and sundeck, or keep cool at the shaded puppy park with their favorite furry friend. There’s a play area for the little ones, and a Healthy Living Center for the whole family – all designed with you in mind. Being located in Riverside, you’ll be close to Lady Bird Lake, Austin International Airport, and the entire Downtown area with all its excitement.
The Violet, Buckingham Estates: $895/month for a 1-bed apartment, 575 sq. ft.
In true Texas fashion, high ceilings, large closets, and huge patios add to the feelings of grandeur and spaciousness at The Violet apartments. Add to this coveted list a sparkling swimming pool, business and fitness centers, picnic areas with grills, and a clubroom, just to name a few community perks. This quaint and quiet rental complex is a quick 15-minutes ride from downtown, adjacent to I-35, and close by to the San Marcos outlets. South Central Austin living sounds good!
You have plenty of options when it comes renting in ATX. Be sure to take a look at the more wallet-friendly apartments for rent in Austin. If your budget is a little higher than $900/month, you might want to check out these 5 Great Rental Options in Austin for $1,200 while you’re at it.
Online content developer Nicky Iudean loves writing about real estate, interior design, and lifestyle topics for RENTCafé. She gets inspiration for a healthier and happier way of living from her 4-year old son. You can reach Nicoleta by email or Twitter.
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