Austin spent more than a decade as the fastest-growing city in America. And, for good reason. Great food, weather and a booming job market make this city a great place to live. However, selecting the perfect apartment requires knowledge of neighborhoods, amenities, nearby schools and more.
This process can be tricky, so we’re here to help. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of apartment hunting with this quick guide to the most popular apartments in Austin based on internet searches.
25. The Catherine
The Catherine offers exclusive, luxury living in one of the most desirable high-rise locations in Austin. It’s one block from Lady Bird Lake with immediate access to South Congress Street and the Second Street District.
Residents can enjoy studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, as well as penthouse residences. This is a place for deep indulgence in a boutique, hotel-inspired location.
24. Bridge at Southpoint
Bridge at Southpoint offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments designed to offer style and convenience minutes from downtown Austin.
With on-site laundry facilities, a swimming pool and a business center, everything a resident needs is available. This community is also pet-friendly, but check the pet policy before you move in.
23. Post South Lamar
Post South Lamar is a contemporary apartment community conveniently located within walking distance of Barton Springs and the Bouldin neighborhood. It has the perfect blend of convenience and quality and features an on-site gym, swimming pool, grilling areas and a rooftop deck offering fantastic downtown views.
Residents can choose between studio, one- and two-bedroom units and enjoy the benefits of a generous pet policy.
22. River Ranch
River Ranch offers affordable country living with city amenities. These family-friendly units offer either two or three bedrooms, and the community features both a playscape and a full-size basketball court.
Residents can enjoy living in a location equidistant from Walnut Creek Park and North East Metropolitan Park, which includes a large skate park. This location was selected for its easy access to schools, shopping and cultural resources, with plenty to do on-site, as well.
Located in the East Riverside District, Solaris is an urban apartment community located just minutes from downtown Austin. This location offers many different floor plans with newly-renovated studios to four-bedrooms spaces.
Residents can also enjoy entertainment and eateries within walking distance and easy access to the picturesque Ladybird Lake.
20. The Oaks on Lamar
Located just off 183, The Oaks on Lamar is a multi-family, affordable housing community offering one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Austin Community College is just a few miles away, and the location is adjacent to the Capital Metro North Lamar Transit Center, which makes commuting to anywhere in Austin easy and convenient.
19. The Hudson on Lake Travis
The Hudson on Lake Travis is a new boutique community offering waterfront apartments and its own private marina close to the Lakeway neighborhood.
Residents can choose from seven different sleek, modern floor plans that range from studio to two bedrooms, as well as relax at the pool sundeck and enjoy grill areas overlooking the lake.
The secluded lakeside setting also offers privacy and play with limited covered boat slips and oversized garages for boats and motorized lake toys.
18. San Paloma
San Paloma is an apartment community located in north Austin that offers residents a unique combination of comfort and luxury with all the amenities of Tech Ridge, including a movie theater and driving range minutes away.
Residents enjoy the lush landscaping, beautiful swimming pools, one-, two- and three-bedroom units and state-of-the-art fitness center. Many different leasing options are available.
17. The Guthrie
The Guthrie is a modern, urban apartment community located in the heart of the eclectic Govalle neighborhood in East Austin. Style meets convenience in this boutique-style development featuring a pool and clubhouse.
Nightlife and nature are both readily accessible from this location offering studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Located in a quiet corner of north Austin, Riata is a haven for sports and outdoors enthusiasts in a luxurious setting less than 10 minutes from Austin Aquarium.
This sprawling community offers numerous spas, swimming pools and athletic courts, as well as miles of trails and lush greenbelts. Riata’s studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units are packed with high-end features like marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
Residents can also skip morning traffic since Riata is walking distance of employers like Apple and Oracle/Netsuite.
15. Residences at The Domain
Residences at The Domain offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Located just off the MoPac Expressway and Highway 183, the location offers easy access to the tech sector.
Upscale apartments are a stone’s throw away from boutique shops and eateries and feature large closets and gourmet kitchens. This community was designed for luxury and convenience and offers a fitness center and sparkling pool.
Located in south Austin just off I-35, Asher is a modern apartment community that offers affordable, freshly-renovated one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans.
Just minutes from Mary Moore Searight Park and the Southpark Meadows music venue, this community also features swimming pools, a well-equipped fitness center and more than 50 acres of community grounds to enjoy. With a generous pet policy and no breed restrictions, this is a big dog’s dream come true.
13. Lamar Union
Lamar Union is a hip, modern apartment community with walking access to some of the most renowned hotspots in Austin. The Bouldin neighborhood and Zilker Park are mere minutes away.
Residents enjoy spacious studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments with beautiful, high-end finishes and state-of-the-art amenities just minutes from downtown.
12. Gables Park Plaza
Conveniently located just steps away from Zilker, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, Gables Park Plaza is a downtown Austin apartment community that puts everything you need at your doorstep.
Each spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment home is equipped with luxurious, modern finishes, a stunning view of downtown Austin and access to a variety of amenities.
11. Chevy Chase Downs
Chevy Chase Downs is an apartment community located just minutes from downtown Austin in the East Riverside District. Each one- and two-bedroom apartment offers comfort and convenience at an unbeatable price.
Residents of this community enjoy access to its pool, hot tub, fitness center and laundry facility, as well as proximity to entertainment, shopping and schools.
10. 10x Grandview Living
10x Grandview Living blends green-certified, pet-friendly living with sophisticated style. Featuring high ceilings and incredible Hill Country views, this west Austin location is convenient to highways 2222 and 360.
The community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with backyards, hardwood floors and island kitchens. An on-site maintenance team is always available for repairs.
9. The Palms on Lamar
The Palms on Lamar is located just off of I-35 and north of Highway 183, giving easy access to all of the major tech employers. Offering studios and one- and two-bedroom units, this community seamlessly blends comfort and affordability against the backdrop of a lush, mature landscape.
Residents can use the swimming pool, fitness center and laundry facility as they please and enjoy close proximity to excellent Asian markets and restaurants.
8. Bridge Hollow
Conveniently located in the East Riverside District mere minutes from downtown Austin, Bridge Hollow is a charming, historic apartment community. Offering everything from studios to four-bedroom floor plans, this location is both convenient and economical.
Residents enjoy the community swimming pool, laundry facility and a campus shuttle that makes getting to the University of Texas (UT) campus effortless.
7. River Oaks
River Oaks is an apartment community offering affordable and spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans within walking distance to UT.
Conveniently located within minutes of the Rosewood neighborhood, this community features a pool, a laundry facility and a BBQ picnic area. It also has great access to public transportation and within minutes to campus or downtown.
6. Infinity Residences at the Triangle
Located in the heart of Austin, Infinity Residences at the Triangle is a modern, mixed-use community that seamlessly combines comfort, convenience and luxury. Residents enjoy the many restaurants and services right outside their doors, including live music, shows at Hyde Park Theater and a weekly farmers market.
This community’s spacious studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom units feature upscale touches with unmatched access to walkable central Austin.
5. Estancia Villas
Estancia Villas offers residents spacious studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes equipped with luxe finishes and amenities just south of Onion Creek.
The community is off the I-35 in the middle of trails and nature preserves and is surrounded by majestic oak trees on the south Austin edge of the Hill Country. With an on-site movie theater, hot tub and swimming pool and pet-friendly policies, the location caters to singles and families.
4. William Cannon Apartment Homes
Tucked into south Austin, William Cannon Apartment Homes is an apartment community that offers value and convenience. Right off of I-35, the one-, two- and three-bedroom units are spacious and comfortable.
This community is located minutes from the Onion Creek Soccer Complex and the Roy Kizer Golf Course. With a welcoming pet policy, swimming pool, fitness center and playground, this location gives residents the space they deserve at a price they can afford.
3. West Gate Ridge Apartment Homes
West Gate Ridge Apartment Homes is a modern, affordable apartment community in the heart of historic south Austin with access to restaurants and shopping, including the farmers market every weekend at Sunset Valley.
Offering one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments at an affordable price, this community combines green living with modern comforts, including a private pool, fitness center and business center.
2. Apex Modern Living
Conveniently located in the heart of East Austin, Apex Modern Living is a quaint apartment community that offers spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans.
Residents enjoy this community’s lounge area and cycle studio, as well as the access to downtown and the Mueller shopping area.
1. Heights on Parmer
Heights on Parmer tops the list with a beautiful, new apartment community located off Highway 734 in north Austin, minutes from Copperfield and Oertli Parks.
Value and convenience meet in these spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom units with modern kitchens, private balconies and energy-efficient systems. Residents of Heights on Parmer enjoy numerous amenities, including a swimming pool, a fitness center and community events and are close to shopping and dining necessities.
We looked at all organic entries from April 2018 to April 2019 of rental property inventory listed on Apartment Guide to determine which properties with an Austin mailing address are most searched by people on the internet. The information included in this article is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice, availability or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.