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At University Estates at Austin, select your private bedroom/bathroom suite from spacious two, three, or four bedroom apartments, furnished or unfurnished, with shared living, dining, kitchen and laundry areas. Full-sized washer/dryers, microwave ovens, garbage disposals, dishwashers, frost-free refrigerators with ice makers, a range, and miniblinds in all units. Individual leases and roommate matching available.
Austin TX, 78741
AN IMPRESSIVE ALTERNATIVE TO ORDINARY STUDENT HOUSING... introducing University Village at Austin. Designed for today's busy student, no detail has been overlooked in planning this incredible community. Each suite offers T1 internet access, paid digital cable including movie channels and a private bath. Since meeting new people is part of the college experience...we offer a lifestyle package to rival any resort. Individual leases and roommate matching available.
Austin TX, 78741
Easy Access to IH-35, Major Employers... Highland Mall, Mueller Retail Center Near-by... Fabulous Floor Plans...
Austin TX, 78753
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Austin TX, 78753
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Overview of Austin
If you're on the hunt for Austin apartments, let Rent.com® lend a hand. We're happy to help get you settled in and call the the great city of Austin Texas home.
Living in Texas, you can be sure the stars at night will be big and bright. In Austin, however, the scene gravitates more towards the festive gleam of the moon. This inviting city shines 24/7 with proudly independent style. Distinctive moonlight towers in the city center keep metro nightlife glowing well after dark, but they can't take credit for all of Austin's exuberant energy.
Officially, Austin's slogan is "The Live Music Capital of the World." Those words ring clear and true. Austin's 800,000 residents certainly love to strum, sing, and swing at all hours. Unofficially, Austinites prefer the slogan, "Keep Austin Weird." That's also spot on. This city fosters eclectic, eccentric, and engaged residents. Rent an Austin apartment and you could easily become one.
Living in Austin, TX
Austin has been repeatedly ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. It's a liberal-leaning city in a conservative state, but all kinds are currently renting Austin apartments. From historic North Austin to the festival atmosphere Downtown, from lush Barton Hills to the relaxed residential living in Great Hills, the neighborhoods here all appeal and offer a wide variety of apartment styles and sizes to meet your needs.
Along with the rest of Texas, Austin won independence from Mexico in 1836. Back then the city was known as Waterloo. In 1839, it was renamed Austin and designated the capital of the Republic of Texas. In those early years, battles with the Comanche tribe and competition with Houston over which city would be the governmental center kept Austinites engaged. The city hung on to its status as capital, though, and also grew to become a center for education. Railroads came through, as did cattle drovers. While the Great Depression slowed things down for a while, the city kicked back into high gear in the 1980s. Now, Austin is once again a center of business and one of the country's premiere places to live.
Work & Study in Austin
Austin education is tops. Recently, the Travel Channel voted this city the country's number one college town. The University of Texas at Austin may be the most prestigious school in town, but it's just one of many. St. Edward's University, Austin Community College, Concordia University, and the Art Institute of Austin join a slew of other schools here. Austin boasts highly rated public elementary and secondary schools as well.
For those seeking work, many Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in the Austin area. Local hirers include Whole Foods, Apple, AMD, Google, IBM, and others. While it is a tech-heavy crowd, the city is also big in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Many Austinites also make their livings as government employees, musicians, or in blue-collar jobs.
Cost of Living in Austin
Austin apartments are highly desirable. Unfortunately, that's reflected in what you'll be charged here in rent. With job and population growth booming, rents are at an all-time high. New developments will help sate demand some, but not for a few years. One-bedroom Austin apartments average $878 a month. According to the Austin Statesman, that's an increase of $157 over the previous year. You'll find high-rise towers Downtown Austin and all sorts of other rental options as you work your way out to the edges of Travis County.
Austin Attractions & Entertainment
Austin offers more live music venues than any other American city. Theater, too, is strong here. That's on-stage and on-screen, with Alamo Drafthouse cinemas programming a year-round slate of Austin-style alternative films. Sports fans get behind the University of Texas Longhorns and look forward to the annual Formula One United States Grand Prix. Austin is also the birthplace of all-women's flat track roller derby. Go see the Texas Rollergirls throw down or take the plunge in one of Austin's more than 50 public pools.
Austin Special Events
As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin doesn't slack in staging special events. Top of the heap is the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW). This conglomeration of music, film, and interactive festivals and concerts overtakes Austin each spring. Every year since its start in 1987, it's gotten bigger. Other major events here include the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the O. Henry Pun Off, a battle of witty wits.