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Apartments for Rent in Austin, TX - 4,181 Rentals available

  • 3500 North Capital Of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746
    $1,392 - $7,785
    • 1-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 127 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    $1,169 - $1,804
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 2901 Swisher Street, Austin, TX 78705
    $1,399 - $3,500
    • 2-5 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 1900 Airport Commerce Dr, Austin, TX 78741
    $1,350 - $2,100
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 2501 Thornton Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    $1,571 - $2,691
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 12800 Center Lake Drive, Austin, TX 78753
    $895 - $1,295
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (19)
    6805 Woodhollow Drive, Austin, TX 78731
    See current rent specials
    $891 - $1,943
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (3)
    9218 Balcones Club Drive, Austin, TX 78750
    $940 - $1,465
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 8600 FM 620 North, Austin, TX 78726
    $920 - $2,413
    • 1-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (5)
    1801 Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
    See current rent specials
    $875 - $1,365
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 10801 Old Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748
    $1,045 - $1,974
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (15)
    3220 Duval Road, Austin, TX 78759
    $890 - $2,200
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 714 Turtle Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
    $1,095 - $1,345
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 1735 Rutland Drive, Austin, TX 78758
    See current rent specials
    $810 - $1,101
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 3300 Wells Branch Parkway, Austin, TX 78728
    $990 - $2,400
    • 1-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 6601 Rialto Blvd, Austin, TX 78735
    $1,375 - $2,820
    • Studio-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (9)
    13201 Legendary Dr, Austin, TX 78727
    $1,099 - $1,735
    • 1-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 1611 West 5Th Street, Suite 195, Austin, TX 78703
    $1,510 - $3,482
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 9826 North Lake Creek Pkwy, Austin, TX 78717
    $1,074 - $1,852
    • 1-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 9500 Jollyville Road, Austin, TX 78759
    $850 - $1,410
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 6508 Steep Cactus Trail, Austin, TX 78735
    $2,250 - $2,495
    • 3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (11)
    12007 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78753
    $806 - $1,361
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 1003 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757
    $899 - $3,003
    • 1-2 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • 12700 Ridgeline Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    $1,073 - $2,359
    • 1-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021
  • (2)
    2101 Elmont Drive, Austin, TX 78741
    $935 - $2,254
    • Studio-3 Beds
    Last updated 21 Jan 2021

Austin’s average rent reached $1,378 in December

Austin’s average rent reached $1,378 in December after a 4.2% decrease since last year. A major U.S. business hub and a renter-majority city (55%), Austin is a diverse and vibrant place to live in. Still, its apartment rents remain below the national average of $1,462.[View Full Report]

Austin apartment rent report

Austin’s average rent reached $1,378 in December

Austin’s average rent reached $1,378 in December after a 4.2% decrease since last year. A major U.S. business hub and a renter-majority city (55%), Austin is a diverse and vibrant place to live in. Still, its apartment rents remain below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Austin decreased compared to Cedar Park ($1,312), where prices saw no change since last year, and Round Rock where they went up by 1% ($1,210).

Austin apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Austin area

The city with the largest renter share is San Marcos (72%), with an average rent of $1,440 after an annual decrease of 0.4%. Second is Austin with 55%, followed by Round Rock with 39% renter households. Cedar Park has the fourth largest share of renters (32%), while in Kyle, where 29% of homes are renter households, the average rent is $1,176, seeing no change in the past year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Austin area

Despite the dip in rates, San Marcos is the priciest city for renters in the Austin area, with apartments renting for $1,440 per month. Leander’s $1,400 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Georgetown ($1,377) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Kyle rentals are the cheapest in the Austin area, with an average price of $1,176, followed by Round Rock rentals, going for $1,210 per month. Pflugerville apartments are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,234 monthly average as of December.

Austin apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Austin, TX last updated?

Prices and availability in Austin, TX were last updated on 21 Jan 2021.

What are the best apartments in Austin, TX?

The best apartments in Austin, TX are: Davies Ranch, Ethos Apartments, Juniper Springs Apartments, Le Montreaux Apartments and Berkshire Riverview.

What is the average rent in Austin, TX?

The average rent in Austin, TX is $1,378. Start your search for apartments in Austin, TX now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Austin, TX?

The price range for a studio apartment in Austin, TX is between $714 and $4,055. View all studio apartments in Austin, TX.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX is between $796 and $2,763. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Austin, TX now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX is between $1,037 and $5,794. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX is between $994 and $4,480. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Austin, TX.

Renter's Guide to Austin

Known for its legendary music concerts and vibrant cultural landscape, Austin is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the U.S. With settlements dating back as far as 9200 BC, most Austin developments have sprung around the 1830s. But it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that Austin become a prominent metropolitan center – and rose to fame as a permanent fixture on the national music scene.

Spread over 280 square miles, Austin is set within reach of other prominent Texas urban centers – and fellow metropolises ranking among the top 10 largest U.S. cities – like Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas, all located within a distance about 200 miles. When it comes to living options, Austin can easily accommodate both those looking for walkable estates and high-rise living, all of them neighbored by an array of modern bars and restaurants.

The city climate falls under the humid subtropical climate, which is characterized by hot summers, mild winter days, and cold winter nights. The average temperature is 7 degrees Celsius during the winter – which typically runs from December through February, while its summers last from June to September. Every year, there are about 228 sunny days, the highest temperatures being recorded in the month of July; conversely, January is the month with the lowest temperatures. When it comes to notable weather particularities, Austin experiences an ice storm every two years that typically detracts operations for up to 48 hours.

Austin, TX Demographics

  • Total Population935,755
  • Female 474,247
    Male 461,508
  • Median Age33

Cost of Living in Austin, TX

A regular bus fare in Austin costs, on average, $2.5/day, with prices varying based on the type of pass chosen. A single ride costs between $0.60 and $1.25, while 31-day passes prices range from $20.60 to $41.25. Children under 5 – accompanied by an adult or military personnel wearing uniform – can ride free of charge. Commuters can now buy passes and plan their trips through a mobile application while also enjoying affordable rates and reduced fares when purchasing their tickets online. The metro rideshare and the train service complement the public transport system, leading to an average commute time of roughly 23.5 minutes.

In a rather inexpensive restaurant, a three-course meal for two people will cost you approximately $50, with the price of a combo meal averaging roughly $7 per person. A cup of cappuccino costs about $4, while a loaf of bread and a liter of milk go for $2.31 and $0.86, respectively. Dining options abound for both those passionate about domestic and international cuisine, with restaurants like Franklin Barbecue Restaurant, Uchiko Japanese restaurant, Hula Hut Mexican Restaurant welcoming city residents and tourists alike.

Texas residents that choose Austin as their home pay about $141 for services such as electricity, water, garbage collection, and heating; the costs are reported for a 914-square-foot apartment. The monthly internet bill for the region is $48, while cleaning services are as high as $22/hour.

Average Rent in Austin, TX

  • Austin, TX Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,378 /mo

Austin, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,00018%
  • $1,001-$1,50056%
  • $1,501-$2,00018%
  • > $2,0008%

Austin, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
Austin, TX $1,306 $1,308 $1,299 $1,338 $1,368 $1,370 $1,427 $1,442 $1,445 $1,410 $1,378
National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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Living in Austin

Being the 3rd fastest growing city in the US, Austin ranks high on Forbes’ list of “best cities for employment.” Living within city limits comes with certain tax benefits for both employees and small enterprises – especially given the lack of individual income tax rule in Texas.

Given the city’s steadily increasing population, residents have to cope with traffic congestion – that has led to increasing commute times. If you decide to settle near the city’s central business district, know that you will have to beat the traffic – that can be all the more difficult to handle during the hot summer

Back in the 1930s, the city has been home to a large number of African Americans, at the time accounting for about 25% of the overall population. However, the African American population has gradually decreased, percentage-wise, making way for an increasing number of people of an Asian or Hispanic descent. As of 2010, the Non-Hispanic white population stands as the majority, at 49%, with Latino Americans following closely, and making up for 35% of the city’s population.

Things to do in Austin

Regardless of their age, both city residents and visitors enjoy an occasional swim in the Barton Springs Pool, go for a bike ride in Zilker Park, and go bat watching at the Congress Avenue Bridge. The Bob Bullock Museum and Blanton Museum of Art are great venues for those passionate about ancient cultural heritage. Other popular sites include the Austin Duck Adventures, the Escape Game Austin, Aquarium, and Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort.

With close to 300 days of sunshine, the city offers a myriad of outdoor activities such as water biking, canoe paddling, stand-up paddle boarding, and hiking at the Lady Bird hike trail. The Barton Springs pool offers shallow waters for children, making it a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Other popular options are splash movie nights that air family friendly films, while couples and singles can indulge in the lively nightlife.

The Austin Nature and Science Center, the Zilker Metropolitan Park, Golf ATX, and the Barton Springs Pool are among the most popular parks and outdoor venues. But there’s no shortage of shopping venues either, with the Domain Shopping Mall, Barton Creek Square, and Hancock Mall standing out as some of the most popular choices.

Employment & Economy

Austin is not only the fastest-growing of the biggest U.S. cities, but also the second largest state capital after Phoenix. The city is a major hub for high-tech workers, where thousands of engineering and computer science graduates find employment. In 2012, the city ranked 1st on Forbes’ list of “major cities for jobs”, thanks to the low unemployment rate. Local employers include high-profile names like Dell, IBM, Apple, ARM Holdings, Samsung Group, Intel Corporation, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Google, and Facebook, to name just a few.

Austin, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households370,043
  • Family 192,369
    Non-family 177,674
  • Children 100,870
    No Children 269,173
  • Average People Per Household2.47
  • Median Household Income$67,462
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,340

Education in Austin

For years, education has taken center stage in Austin thanks to strong community support. The Austin Independent School District (AISD) is the fifth largest school district in Texas, providing quality education to approximately 80,000 students at 130 schools.

The city is home to top ranked universities and colleges such as St. Edward’s University, Southwestern University, Texas State University, and Huston-Tillotson University, among others. CNN Money ranked Austin as the 6th “smartest American city”, with the University of Texas being featured for its “best values in public education.” The University of Texas’ Law, Engineering, and Business schools rank among the top 10 schools for Hispanics, according to the Wall Street Journal, while the University’s MBA landed the 12th spot.

Austin, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School23%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree30%
  • Graduate Degree17%

Tips for Renting in Austin

The Austin Tenants Council promotes the right to fair, safe, decent, and affordable housing for all. If you are relocating to Austin, understanding tenants’ rights and your responsibility safeguards you from potential legal hurdles.

Often, a lease comes into effect when the two parties append signatures, and the tenant remains liable whether they eventually move in or not. There is no law limiting the number of rent increases, and it’s worth mentioning that evictions can be carried out in as fast as two weeks. While most leases allows property owners to enter the houses without the express permit of the tenant, they can only execute that privilege if it’s specified in the contract.

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