University of Texas Off Campus Apartments
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What is better than Disneyland? Absolutely nothing, but one city comes kind of (KIND OF) close. That city is Austin, and the University of Texas in Austin is a gem in a gem. That is what makes getting an off-campus apartment while attending UTA the greatest idea you have ever had.
Show me Your Academic Guns
Alright partner, put your real guns away, stop flexing your muscles, and take out a pen and paper and get ready to study hard. UTA is one of the top ranked public universities and is known for its research, programs like accounting and engineering, top rated professors, and of course the football team. The large size of UTA means that everyone has the opportunity to create his or her own experience and find a niche. Even better than campus: the city of Austin! This is why most students cannot resist the opportunity to live off campus at some point in their college career.
Off The Wall Off-Campus Livin'
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Austin is the new Portland and Portland is the new LA and LA is the new New York. I might have made up that reasoning, but Austin really is the hippest city in Texas. It has become a mecca for young people who flock to all its cool bars, restaurants, venues, museums and parks. The city definitely caters to the funky urban hip kid who wants to have a good time and meet lots of people; students often choose to live off campus to see what all the hype is about. If proximity is your priority, try West or North Campus areas, where apartments are available and within walking distance from school. These apartments may be convenient, but pricey. Try Riverside for cheaper options and great apartments. Visit our apartment guide to help you make the right choice! If you are lazy like me, then you will be glad to know that public transportation in Austin is the bee’s knees, so you don’t have to walk much if you don’t want. From West and North Campus the shuttle buses will take you right to school. With your ID you can hop on any Capital Metro bus and be whisked away to your desired destination. If you don’t feel like waiting around, there are always a ton of cabs just begging to be hailed.
Austin is Awesome is Ausome is Aus(tin)ome. That is because there is a ton of bars to hop, a ton of live music to see, a ton of young people to meet, and a ton of late night food to eat. Start off at Baby A’s for margaritas and authentic Acapulco dishes. Later, you can check out Cain and Abel’s Bar and Grill. In case you haven’t spent enough time in the library, go to The Library Bar for drinks, not books. Everyone knows that UTA is da bomb, and now you know that Austin is even bombier, so why would you not want to take advantage of the bombiest apartments in the states? Seriously.
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What are the most fun neighborhoods in Austin?
South Congress (nicknamed "SoCo"), located in south-central Austin, is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. With its kitschy shops, historic bars (check out Continental Club, a local favorite for some country-oriented music) and fun food trailers (A Cupcake and Mighty Cone are amongst the favorites), there is something here for everyone. If you need yet another reason to visit SoCo, every Thursday this neighborhood is home to a large open-air bizarre featuring local shops and artisans, restaurant give-aways, and live music. For some more outdoorsy-type fun head to Barton Springs where you can take pleasure in the open air park, bike trail, disc golf course, community pool, and botanical gardens.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Austin for being outdoors with pets?
The Barton Creek Green Belt is a 7-mile stretch of multi-use, pet-friendly trails that begins at Barton Springs. Dog owners can bring their furry friends here to take a jog or a swim in the creek. Redbud Isle, in the center of Ladybird Lake, is a leash-free area and another popular place for Austin locals to walk or run with their dogs. Also noteworthy- Freddie's Place, on South First St., is a fun, dog-friendly restaurant where patrons can lounge on the large patio with their favorite pooch and munch on some tasty Texan-American BBQ.
how many people can live in a two bedroom. if you have 3 children and two adults
Three kids in one room? Depends on their age, but it sounds doable. We have 300 apartments in Austin that have 2 bedrooms.
lookimg for town homes in Lakeway, texas
The closest listing we have is in Leander, right across Lake Travis from Lakeway, on Point Venture: http://www.mynewplace.com/house/deckhouse-dr-rental-home-in-leander-leander-tx-100529737210 We do have a ton of listings in the Austin area, which is about 20 miles southwest of Lakeway.
Does Austin have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Austin is home to a wide array of fantastic art, science, and historical museums. The Blanton Museum of Art, situated within the University of Texas campus, is an expansive and diverse museum, showcasing everything from light installations to Greek and Roman art. Blanton Museum also boasts the most extensive Latin American art collection in the nation. Located in downtown Atlanta on North Congress Avenue, the beautiful Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum features an Imax theater and three floors of interactive displays chronicling Texas' rich heritage. Some other renowned local museums include the Austin Children's Museum, the Museum of the Weird, the Texas Memorial Museum, the Austin Museum of Digital Art, and the South Austin Museum of Pop Culture.
How is the school system in Austin?
The public school system is Austin is expansive. With an array of public, public charter, and magnet schools, the Austin school district has a place for every student. Greatschools.org rates the system as above average for their test scores, with almost 40 local schools receiving the topmost score of 10 out of 10 on Greatschools' scale. Some of the best in the district include Westlake High school, Westwood High school, West Ridge Middle School, Canyon Ridge Middle School, Casis Elementary School, and Laurel Mountain Elementary, amongst many others. Austin is also home to many renewed private schools.
What areas of Austin are safe for walking around at night?
Austin is generally a very safe city. Some of the safest neighborhoods are in the North Central area, including Brentwood, Crestview, Hyde Park, Highland, and Rosedale, and in the southwest part of town, including Texas Oaks and Circle C. Some other very safe Austin neighborhoods include Cherrywood and Travis Heights.
Why should I move to Austin?
Known as "The Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is a cultural oasis in the state of Texas. With music festivals such as Austin City Limits and South by Southwest (SXSW), in addition to the abundant nature of musicians and live music venues in the area, Austin is a music lover's dream. Residents tend to be liberal, and some have adopted the slogan of "Keep Austin Weird"--both a reflection on the Austin mentality and a campaign to save independent businesses. As a purely aesthetic attribute, Austin received the nickname of the city of the "Violet Crown" due to its spectacular winter sunsets across the hills.
Is Austin pet friendly?
With multiple off-leash dog parks, Austin is a very pet-friendly city. These include Auditorium Shores, Turkey Creek at Emma Long, Davis White Northeast District Park, Norwood Estate and Off-Leash Area, Red Bud Isle, Onion Creek, Shoal Creek Greenbelt-Central, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, West Austin Park, and Zilker Metropolitan Park. In addition to those areas, there are multiple parks near Austin where you can hike with your pets, although you may need to keep them on leash. These include Pedernales Falls State Park and the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. You can also spend time outdoors with your pets on the shores of the area's many lakes and rivers.
I'm relocating. What's the weather like in Austin?
Austin, Texas has a humid subtropical climate. It's hot and humid during summer, cool during winter, and relatively mild--though often warm--during spring and autumn. Summer temperatures tend to be in the 80s and above and winter temperatures tend to be in the 50s. The average high temperature in August, the warmest month of the year, is 96 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, is 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation is 34 Inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, but May tends to be the wettest month.