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Best Rental Finds in Austin, TX: Live a Green(belt) Life and Save on Rent

The fastest growing of the largest 50 U.S. cities, Austin has become the center of a new high-tech area — the Silicon Hills — with many technology company offices settled here.  Blending with this trend are Austin’s variety of live music, love of the outdoors, and its Texas-style sense of independence. Living in Austin means enjoying hot summers and mild winters, and staying fit in Austin’s Greenbelt while rock-climbing, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking or hiking.

With so many outdoor options, you want to make sure you rent an apartment in a good location, with great amenities, and especially easy access to all the cool activities this city has to offer. Here are our best rental finds in Austin, from studios to 3-bedrooms:

The Current in South Austin (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for a studio: $825 (compare to $1,015 average price for studios for rent in Austin, TX)

The Current 2005 Willow Creek Drive, Austin TX

Just minutes from downtown Austin, TX, The Current is located within walking distance from restaurants, unique shops and venues. The property has lots of amenities oriented towards a healthy lifestyle (fitness center, swimming pool, sand volleyball court) and it supports conscious living (electric vehicle charging station, recycling).

The Ridge at Barton Creek in Southwest Austin (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for a 1BR/1BA: $920 (compare to $1,188 average price for one-bedroom apartments for rent in Austin)

The Ridge at Barton Creek 1300 Spyglass Dr. Austin TX

The Ridge at Barton Creek is part of Austin’s Greenbelt and it offers the best of green living. Rent one of the 5 layouts that fit your style and spend relaxed afternoons either by the best pool in town right in your backyard, or growing your own fresh produce in the community garden. With public transportation just minutes away, you can leave your car behind in the covered parking area.

 Bouldin Creek in Central Austin (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for 2 bedrooms: $1,325 (compare to $1,390 average price for two-bedroom apartments for rent in Austin)

The Boulding Creek Apartments 1329 W. Mary Street Austin TX

Bouldin Creek apartments is located just steps away from St. Edwards University and the Texas School for the Deaf, downtown, and the SoCo district, a stylish strip with galleries and eclectic restaurants. Two-bedroom floor plans feature large kitchens with a dishwasher and large closets throughout the unit. As part of the community, you can take advantage of the outdoor seating and cooking, and on-site laundry amenities. 

The Arrangement in South Austin (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for three-bedrooms: $1,424 (compare to $1,578 average price for three-bedroom apartments for rent in Austin)

The Arrangement 2101 Burton Drive Austin TX

Set on top of a hill with a city view, this amazing Riverside Corridor property has been recently updated with contemporary fixtures and design. Those choosing a roommate or looking for a family size unit, will find these three-bedroom units very spacious, with closets in the common walls between bedrooms and two large bathrooms. The Arrangement has something for everyone: fitness center, swimming pool, dog park and wash station, sport courts, or barbecue areas.

Find your perfect apartment for rent in Austin, TX on RentCafe today.



Nadia Balint
Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email. Nadia’s work and expertise have been quoted by major national and local media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, CBS News, Curbed, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post as well as industry publications, such as GlobeSt, Bisnow, Inman News, Multifamily Executive, and The Commercial Real Estate Show. Nadia also wrote for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive, HubSpot, and more. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Nadia worked in the legal field, where she gained over 10 years of experience in business, corporate, and real estate law.

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