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Apartments for Rent in Austin, TX under $1300
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Austin’s average rent reached $1,417 in April

Austin’s average rent reached $1,417 in April, after a 0.5% decrease since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter-majority city (51%), Austin is a popular location to call home, with apartment rents similar to the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Austin apartment rent report

Austin’s average rent reached $1,417 in April

Austin’s average rent reached $1,417 in April, after a 0.5% decrease since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter-majority city (51%), Austin is a popular location to call home, with apartment rents similar to the national average of $1,417.

While the average rent for an apartment in Austin decreased, in Cedar Park ($1,351) prices saw a 2.3% rise since last year. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Round Rock went up by 3.3%, reaching a $1,244 average.

Austin apartment rent report

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

San Marcos, the city with the largest renter share (69%) in the Austin area, has a $1,453 average rent, after a 0.3% annual decrease. Austin comes in second, followed by Round Rock, where 37% of residents are tenants.

Buda has the fourth largest share of renters (34%), with apartments going for $1,317, after a 6.4% annual increase. Last but not least, Kyle's 31% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,199 in April , going up by 0.1% in the past year. 

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Austin area

San Marcos is the priciest city for renters in the Austin area, with apartments renting for $1,453 per month. Leander’s $1,444 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Austin ($1,417) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Kyle's $1,199 average rent is the cheapest in the Austin area, followed by Round Rock's $1,244 rate. Pflugerville rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,295 average rent as of April.

Austin apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Austin's most popular renter ZIP codes, 78741 has a $1,325 average rent, below the city average ($1,417). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 78758 go for $1,347, while prices in ZIP 78704 circle around $1,607. Apartment rents in ZIP 78759 clock in at around $1,248, lower than the Austin average, while rates in ZIP 78753 average at $1,136.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Austin area

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.

Austin, TX Demographics

  • Total Population950,807
  • Female 482,605
    Male 468,202
  • Median Age33.3

Average Rent in Austin, TX

  • Austin, TX Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,539 /mo

Austin, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

Austin, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
Austin, TX $1,299 $1,338 $1,368 $1,370 $1,427 $1,442 $1,445 $1,410 $1,372 $1,411 $1,539
National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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Austin, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households380,392
  • Family 197,674
    Non-family 182,718
  • Children 102,757
    No Children 277,635
  • Average People Per Household2.44
  • Median Household Income$71,576
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,397

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Search for apartments in Austin, TX under $1,300

There’s more than one way to spend $1,300 on rent in Austin, TX, so the first step is to start thinking about what you really want from your new home. Be mindful of what makes you tick. Look for 2 bedroom apartments for rent for less than $1,300 if you want to share your living space and don’t mind being further away from the city center. Search for 3 bedroom apartments if you’re moving in with family or planning to share part of your life and living expenses with more friends. If city bustle is what you live for, you might want to search for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment closer to the city center.

The perfect $1,300 rental near you

Don’t dismiss the idea of a studio just because it sounds small and featureless: studios come in many shapes and sizes, and it only takes a few strikes of creativity to go from drab to lively. If an all-in-one-room apartment spells total lack of privacy for you, have a look at the 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Austin, TX. Customize your search by using more RENTCafé filters. Decide what amenities you can’t live without and focus your search on the apartments that offer them. Are you bringing in a pet? Narrow your options to pet-friendly apartments for rent. Want more windows so that natural light floods your home? Hardwood floors or plush carpet in the living area? There are 150 apartments for rent below $1,300 in Austin, TX for every taste. Decide what you need, stay focused, and you’re bound to find your perfect apartment in no time.

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