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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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College-town feel in the heart of the city
Food and retail hotspots like the Drag and North Lamar
Lots of nightlife options


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.


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.


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

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

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