West Oak Hill Austin, TX is an unincorporated community has a long history and was originally settled in the 1830s. The stone quarries and forests supplied the limestone and cedar used to build the Texas State Capitol building. Today, the community is rapidly growing and attracting many young families, professionals, and others looking for an affordable and comfortable place to live. If you're looking for a place where you can catch a glimpse of endangered bird species, walk along creeks that feed into the Colorado river, explore old quarries and caves and get together with your neighbors over barbecue and some lively music, West Oak Hill Austin is a great place to rent a new apartment.
The average price to rent one bedroom apartments in West Oak Hill Austin is $900 per month. The typical cost of a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment is $1,250 each month in rent. A three bedroom, two bathroom apartment costs an average of $1,800 per month to rent. The majority of West Oak Hill apartments offer amenities such as an on-site swimming pool and fitness center, gated access, wireless internet access and garages for parking.
There are many opportunities for indoor and outdoor entertainment in West Oak Hill. You can explore the local landscape and seek out the caves and other natural areas. See if you can spot a golden-cheeked warbler or a black-capped vireo, which are threatened bird species in the neighborhood. You'll find local bars and diners to enjoy a meal, as well as plenty of Tex-Mex and barbecue restaurants. Book worms can enjoy the collections at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, which also offers programming for all ages. At the ACC Pinnacle Campus of the Austin Community College, you can enjoy vocational classes to expand your skills and interests. Just a short drive away from your new neighborhood, you'll be able to enjoy all that downtown Austin has to offer, from the O. Henry House Museum to the thriving arts, music or theater scene, which includes Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin Playhouse and the Scottish Rite Children's Theater. The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is a must see for its world record population of urban bats.
The majority of rental units in West Oak Hill are friendly to pets. Some rental complexes may limit the size of the pet and most accept no more than two pets per unit. You may need to pay an initial pet deposit when you sign your lease. A visit to local veterinarians such as Oak Hill Veterinary Clinic or Companion Animal Clinic will help to keep your pet up-to-date on shots. Local dog groomers such as Paws R Us All Breed Grooming or Sir Fur Mobile Pet Grooming will keep your companion looking good. Be sure to make a visit to the Dog Park At Park at Monterey Oaks.
From your new place, you'll have easy access to U.S. Route 290/TX-71 to get you into downtown Austin. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority operates the Oak Hill Parkway which is a park and ride mass transit option. However, there are only a few morning runs and a few afternoon runs each day.
School age children in West Oak Hill are served by the Austin Independent School District. Elementary schools in the area include Menchaca, Mills, Oak Hill, and Patton. Middle schools include Bailey, and Small. Public high schools include Akins and Travis. Several private schools serve the area, including Regents School of Austin.