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Studio Apartments for Rent in Austin, TX - 305 Rentals available


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.

Look for studio apartments near me

Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RENTCafé listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RENTCafé allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The price range of a studio apartment is between $745 and $3,015. Search our studio apartments in Austin, TX.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in Austin, TX on RENTCafé?

There are 271 studio rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Austin, TX were last updated on 18 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in Austin, TX?

The average Austin, TX studio apartment size is 477 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Austin, TX?

Studio apartments in Austin, TX tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Austin, TX?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Austin, TX.

Austin, TX Demographics

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

Average Rent in Austin, TX

  • Austin, TX Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,385 /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 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Austin, TX $1,308 $1,299 $1,338 $1,368 $1,370 $1,427 $1,442 $1,442 $1,445 $1,410 $1,385
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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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

Austin, TX Education Statistics

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

Renting a studio apartment in Austin, TX

The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and Austin, TX is no exception. That is unless you are willing to give up the (real or imagined) benefits of multiple rooms and experience the minimalist simplicity of a small apartment located smack dab in the middle of the action. Leaf through 74 listings with a total of 305 units, and you’ll be sure to find at least a couple of cheap studios that will make you wonder whether having one or two extra rooms is really worth the difference in price and commute time. Already a fan of living small? Why don’t you check out our selection of one room apartments—there’s always a better deal out there, you just have to know where to look for it (St Johns is the cheapest neighborhood in town—wink wink).

They are called efficiency apartments for a reason

In case you’re still wondering, the time and effort put into finding an efficiency apartment does pay off. Literally, and pretty fast too. The Austin, TX average rent is currently at $1,311, but a single-bedroom apartment in Austin, TX can be yours for as low as $779 per month. While the cheapest bachelor units normally have a small bath and one bigger, multifunctional space (meaning that the hall and the kitchen in the main room, basically), you don’t need to have that if it’s not your thing. You can find plenty of one-room apartments in Austin, TX with a separate kitchen. These are still well under the price of an apartment with multiple rooms, but slightly more expensive than your average studio, so it’s a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range. The currently the most expensive studio apartment in Austin, TX costs a monthly $6,388.

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