Hailed as the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is a trendy, liberal-leaning island in the conservative Texas landscape. Austin apartments are filling up quickly as the population creeps toward a million residents who enjoy singing, strumming, and maintaining Austin's independent, weird vibe. Whether you're searching for Austin apartments in Downtown, Rosedale, Tarrytown, Hyde Park, Allandale, West Austin, Oak Hill or other distinctive neighborhoods, you are sure to be pleased with their exuberant, engaged, and eccentric surroundings.
One of the best things about the city of Austin is that even with its large size it still manages to be one of the more reasonably priced metropolitan areas in the country. Depending on what area of the city you are renting in, Austin apartments range from basic and affordable to luxurious and pricey. Suburban neighborhoods have one bedroom apartments starting as low as $600 a month, while Downtown Austin apartments start out around $1500 a month. Austin comes in right below the national average for other costs like gas, groceries, and utilities.
Job opportunities in Austin are just as diverse as the residents who live in Austin apartments. Whether you are looking for opportunities in government, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, IT, the arts or blue-collar fields, there is likely to be a position in Austin that is an ideal fit. Those seeking big business opportunities can shoot for the stars with one of the many Fortune 500 companies that have headquarters or regional offices in town, the most notable of which is Whole Foods Market. The Travel Channel ranked Austin as one of the country's best college towns, and for good reason: The city is home to a number of highly rated colleges and universities. The University of Texas at Austin joins St. Edward's University, the Art Institute of Austin, Concordia University and Austin Community College, among others, to offer diverse learning opportunities to college students.