Northwest Austin

Neighborhood Scores

Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!

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What It's Known For

Rapid growth due to tech campuses (like Apple) popping up.
Basically being the Silicon Valley of Texas.


Fun things to do for all ages
Affordable with a mix of old and new properties
Scenic with some serious views of the Texas Hill Country
Close to the Domain


Not easy access to I-35 and Mopac, which can make getting into Downtown a less-than-fun time
Highway 183 traffic can be rough

Looking to live in Northwest Austin?

If you’re looking for a cozy apartment in Northwest Austin, we don’t blame you. This neighborhood is absolutely beautiful. Living in this area, you will be right in the middle of the gorgeous Hill Country — and the views are truly amazing. Northwest Austin is typically a quieter area in Austin, and a good distance away from the bustling big city. This is a very residential spot within the city that’s perfect for apartment hunters searching for somewhere peaceful to lay their heads.

This area has an abundance of things to do outdoors! One of our favorite places to explore is Mount Bonnell. This prominent lookout alongside Lake Austin has been a popular attraction since the 1850s. As Austin City’s highest point, at 785 feet, Mount Bonnell lets you enjoy breathtaking views of Downtown Austin and the surrounding area. This vista is by far the best place to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Hiking to the 360 Bridge Overlook is also something that every Austinite should do, and the views are most definitely Snapchat and Instagram worthy.

In Northwest Austin, it’s only a short drive to Lake Travis, the Austin Aquarium, and shopping and dining at the Domain! Apartments here are usually pretty affordable, with lots of green space and trees around that make for beautiful views.

Austin offers a number of really great neighborhoods, and our Northwest Austin apartments give you the chance to live in one of the best. Plus, properties here come with awesome amenities, including parking garages, swimming pools and more.

Finding the Perfect Apartment in Northwest Austin

Whether you’re a working professional who needs access to downtown or you’re a recent college grad just starting your career, Smart City Locating is here to help you find that perfect place in Northwest Austin. Finding great apartments can be a hassle, with sifting through endless websites or visiting one place after another only to come up empty. The agents at Smart City are willing and waiting to do all the legwork for you.

Our team believes that with a little bit of old-fashioned hard work, we can help each and every one of our clients find a kickass apartment they’ll be proud to call home. All you have to do is lay out your wishlist — all the things you really want out of your next Northwest Austin apartment — and then we go to work. We personalize each and every search based on your individualized wants and needs.

Whether you search the Smart City site or call or text us, we provide all of our services for free. You heard right — free — as in you don’t pay us a cent. What’s the catch? There is none. Once you find your apartment and list us as your reference, properties pay us from their advertising budget. They get a great new tenant, you get the place you’ve always wanted in Northwest Austin, and we pay our bills this month. Everybody wins!

If you’re ready to start, check out our Northwest Austin apartments below to discover the great deals our Austin apartment locators have found for you. Don’t see anything you like just yet? No problem. Fill out our online form or give us a call or text. We’re ready to go to work finding you the apartment of your dreams.

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Close to Lakeline mall, and has a more nature-y vibe. If you're looking for something quiet and secluded, this is a good spot.

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