Our Guide To Student Housing In Austin

Posted by Diane Johnson on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 5:04pm.

It's hard to focus on getting your education and studying all hours of the day and night, if you have the worry of where you are going to live. Some students live on campus and want to immerse themselves in the college or university lifestyle, while others want their home away from campus so they are not distracted by all the on-campus fun. For those looking for housing away from your schooling, we have given some thought to some of your options. Let's take a look at some of the places that you may be calling home during your days as a student:

Skyloft Austin Student Apartments

There's a lot of buzz around the Skyloft Austin high-rise that was developed exclusively for students. The idea is to have a tower that offers amazing views, plenty of light, and an off-campus life while still among your peers for support. There is a countdown for this development opening, as well as an application process. If you are looking for rental accommodation, then you had better act fast or these units will be gone quickly!

One of the reasons this housing option is getting so much buzz is the amazing amenities that it offers residents. If the incredible views were not enough, how about a roof-top pool for you to cool off in after a stressful exam period? These apartments are also fully furnished, have smart TVs, modern kitchens, and in-unit washers and dryers. Some of the other fantastic amenities include:

  • Controlled-access entry
  • Parking garage
  • Food & coffee bar onsite
  • Business center
  • State-of-the-art fitness center

The Block – West Campus Housing

The Block is the general term for 8 housing options in and around the University of Texas. The ideas is to get students a place to live that is off-campus, yet still around students. Many of these apartments have modern living spaces, fitness facilities, socialization areas, and on-site managers to help with any issues the students may have. The American Campus Leasing Center is where you can go to ask more questions about this fantastic housing option!

Austin Co-op Housing

For those students that are primarily concerned with budget, then co-op housing may be the answer for you. This option is generally not that close to the campus and you have to work for about 4-6 hours a week (this will vary from co-op to co-op). However, your rent could potentially be half what it would be closer to campus. You may also find that you are sharing a room or sharing facilities. Given that you'll probably be spending most of your time at school, this may not be such an issue for you.

Affordable Austin Home For Students To Purchase

For those students with a bit of money to spend on a property will be happy to know that you have many options in the Austin area. For a couple hundred thousand you could be the proud owner of a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom condo within a few blocks of the University of Texas. Those students looking for a quiet place that is all their own will love this options. There are not too many amazing deals close to campus as land is definitely at a premium, with many of the housing options being rentals for students. With million dollar condo towers, new inner-city homes, and plenty of condo developments on the horizon, the area around the university is positively booming! However, there are a few condo options that we think might be good for students who want to own their own property.

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin also has a number of more established condos for sale that maybe ideal for students wanting to balance a city night life that's away from campus and close to trendy shops and restaurants. While the majority of property in the downtown area caters to a business professional, there are still a few deals to be had for a student that is not too picky about interior features!

University North

The community of University North has some of the more affordable units in established condo buildings. These properties have less amenities than some of the newer developments but this keeps your maintenance fees much lower, which is important when you are on a tighter budget. If you go a bit further north to Hyde Park or Rosedale, you may find additional condos that could fit your needs.

University West

University West has some great condos for buyers looking for more than one bedroom. There are some 1 bedroom options that you can find at a good price but something else for students to consider is getting a 2 bedroom place and renting the other bedroom out. This will help you pay the bills and contribute towards your monthly mortgage payment. It's definitely one of the more desirable areas to live, so even when your studies are finished you can continue to live there as you are so close to downtown Austin where your job might be located.

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