UT Campus

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!

Walkability

8.9

Public Transportation

5.7

What It's Known For

Well...it's most notably known for the UT campus.
Food & retail hotspots like the Drag and North Lamar.
Lots of nightlife, because it's so close to a college campus!

Pros

The Drag - A shopping strip with boutiques and restaurants
Mix of old/new properties giving it a funky, Austin-y vibe!
Within walking/scooting distance of fun nightlife
Great public transportation access

Cons

Can be loud
High-traffic area with busy roads
Street parking can be a hassle

UT CAMPUS AUSTIN

The University of Texas’ sprawling campus is a staple part of the Downtown Austin landscape. With over 50,000 students enrolled in the university, this area is incredibly college student-friendly with staple eateries, dive bars, coffee shops, and tons of retail within walking distance of home base.

TO DO IN UT CAMPUS

Running through the middle of campus is the business-lined stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd is known as “The Drag”. This strip is home to the area’s best eats, treats, and shops—battle your homesickness with comfort food from Kerbey Lane Cafe, shop around for secondhand gems at Buffalo Exchange, or stop by Diablo Rojo Tattoo for fresh ink.

Lovers of learning rejoice! UT campus plays host to plenty of popular museums to peruse. Learn about state history at the Bullock Texas State Museum, natural history and science at the Texas Memorial Museum, or the rotating exhibitions and stunning architecture at the Blanton Museum of Art. Music lovers can also catch a show at UT Performing Arts Centers’ Bass Concert Hall.

UT CAMPUS APARTMENTS

Most apartments within a 2-mile radius of the UT campus are student housing. While anyone can rent non-university affiliated student housing units, these rentals work a little differently from your average apartment—units in multi-bedroom apartments will typically be rented out by the room rather than the entire apartment. Many places are furnished, have cable/internet included in monthly costs, have community laundry, and will coordinate roommate matching.

With all that in mind, renting by room in UT Campus can be cheaper than the apartments in surrounding Downtown Austin, and it puts you in a neighborhood with tons of charm and lots of things to do. If you’re ready to start on your Austin apartment search, let a local apartment locator help you find your dream place!

Zip codes: 78705, 78701, 78722

Hot Streets: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Guadalupe St., Speedway, Dean Keaton St., Lamar

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our friends say!

If you can deal with weekly parties at 1 am you are fine. If not, I suggest living somewhere else.

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