Apartments in Austin can be expensive, but it’s a fantastic place to live. You already know that once you get settled, you’ll need Austin Renters Insurance, so we won’t belabor that point.
What you may not know is that Austin has more apartments with an unexpected awesome factor than any other city in the country. Forbes calls it one of the coolest cities in the country, and we tend to agree. Without further ado, click through to see the list of the top ten Austin apartments with an unexpected awesome factor!
#10 The Catherine
214 Barton Springs Road
Where else in Austin can you go to a trendy bar without leaving your building? The Catherine features panoramic views of Town Lake and the city, but what will really blow you away is the private sky lounge on the rooftop. A resident bar, private dining room, and a lobby inspired by the finest luxury hotels will get your attention. The ten foot ceilings, keyless entry, and easy access to South Congress and 2nd Street will keep your attention. Oh, and the entire building is pre-wired for Google Fiber. ZRS Management is known for having the most upscale luxury apartment buildings in cities like Chicago and Tampa, and they’ve added to that reputation here in Austin.
9415 McNeil Drive
Operated by Greystar with their usual class and style, Promesa isn’t just an apartment, it’s a destination. Even people who are relocating and moving sight unseen are invariably thrilled with their choice. Austin apartments out in hill country are gorgeous, but hard to find. You’ll constantly notice extras, like vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and granite countertops. This brand new community was built with luxury in mind and designed to take care of every detail.
#8 AMLI 5350
5350 Burnet Road
When you look up AMLI 5350 on a review site, the first review you’ll see is that “The office staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.” Considering that you have to deal with these folks on a daily basis, that’s a pretty important criteria. Focused on green living, you’ll help your world by living here. You’ll also be able to design your own space with the flexible walls that allow you to take control of your home and mold it to your needs.
#7 Ashton Austin Luxury Aaprtment Homes
101 Colorado Street
Nestled in the Warehouse District, this high-rise luxury apartment building has it all. From the standard amenities all the way up through the unexpected, you’ll be pampered at every turn. There is a BBQ set up on the rooftop, and even a movie theatre you can schedule for your own use or to have a few friends over. Bikes and canoes are available in the lobby at your convenience, and there’s even a saltwater pool. This doorman building values your safety and security, as well.
#6 AMLI Downtown
201 Lavaca Street
Located almost across the street from The Residences At W Austin (see #1), this Warehouse District home has it all. You’ll find easy access to Lady Bird Lake Hike and bike Trail, eclectic retail stores and restaurants on the ground floor, and astounding views of the city from your new home. Large patios and balconies, dual vanities, and kitchen islands make your life more convenient. Ten foot ceilings offer the feeling of space, and you’ll love the available space in the center courtyard, as well.
#5 Midtown Commons at Crestview Station
810 West Saint Johns Avenue
Do you enjoy luxury and value your four-legged family members? This may be the home for you. One resident said that he knew more dog’s names than the names of their owners, his neighbor! And yet the premises are kept exceptionally clean, and small conveniences like discretely located light switches improve your life in big ways. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick run to the taco shop, whatever you need is easily accessible. On site, there is a convenience store, yoga, a juice bar, even a co-op. Now operated by Alliance, management is more attentive than ever, and is even active on review sites responding to concerns with solid resolutions. How’s that for responsive property management?
#4 The Preserve At Travis Creek
5604 Southwest Parkway
Greystar is known for creating solid luxury rental experiences, and The Preserve at Travis Creek is no exception. Management is universally lauded as attentive and clearly concerned about the overall resident experience. Recent renovations have improved the experience further. Security is always on the minds of the management team, and they went so far as to replace all of the mailboxes recently in order to ensure that even the mail is secure. You’ll also be close to trendy South Austin, and within easy reach of everything.
#3 State House On Congress
1221 South Congress Avenue
Conveniently located in SoCo, you’ll be supported by attentive staff and drive by the Capitol every day. Restaurants are within easy walking distance, and you can even walk to downtown. Parking is monitored carefully to ensure that you always have access to your allotted space. Rent is expensive anywhere you go in Austin, but at State House on Congress, you get the value you expect. On top of all the benefits of the community itself, you’ll be in a prime location.
#2 The Park At Monterey Oaks
4701 Monterey Oaks Boulevard
Another dog-friendly community that ensures the presence of dogs don’t interfere with anyone else’s lifestyle. This community is clean and well-kept, and your neighbors with dogs keep after them. These quaint three-floor walkups have been described as being like their own nature park. With optional fenced back yards, you get more than you expected on an ongoing basis. You won’t have to go far to get to anything, since you’re located between MoPac and 290. If you like open green spaces, this is the place for you.
#1 The Residences At W Austin
210 Lavaca Street
Designed by Arthur Andersson (the renowned architect, not the defunct accounting firm), himself an Austin resident, the only rentals you’ll find in this building are rare, valued, and offered by their owners. 210 Lavaca is home to Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theatre. Without even leaving your building, you can see some of the best music in the world. If you’d like to go out for the evening, you won’t have to go far since you’re surrounded by the 2nd Street District, known worldwide for fine dining, boutique shopping, and unique experiences. Your home’s private lobby has a team of concierges, you’ll experience valet parking daily, and laundry service is available. Rentals are hard to find here. We were able to locate just four active listings, ranging from a mere $3,600 monthly for 641 square feet to just $9,500 for a 1,953 square foot two bedroom, three bath residence. If you’d like to buy here, be prepared to write a check roughly one hundred times larger than that.
How To Rent A Unique Apartment In Austin
No matter which of these great apartments you choose, you’ll still need Austin Renters Insurance. You’ll want to protect your new home, your personal property, and your assets. Effective Coverage has experience in protecting Texas residents who demand an upscale, urban lifestyle and can help you get the protection you deserve. Did you know that renters insurance generally costs as little as fifteen dollars a month, and every one of these top ten Austin apartments requires that you have proof of coverage to move in or to sign a lease renewal? It’s a common requirement, and it helps to keep the entire community running smoothly. If you don’t already have a policy, just call Effective Coverage at (800)892-4308 or click above to get covered today!
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