Do you love the excitement and nightlife of downtown, but the average rent of $2,637 isn’t in your budget? Don’t despair! There are other areas of town with restaurants and bars in walking distance and lower rents.
The East Riverside area is less than five minutes from downtown and has a lot of dining and nightlife options. For dinner, locally owned Pho Please serves up Vietnamese favorites and The Buzz Mill is great for an after dinner coffee before you head out to see some live music at Emo’s Austin. Not in the mood for a show? Get a beer at the brand new Grizzly Hall, located in the same shopping center.
Rents for one bedroom apartments in the East Riverside area range from around $800 if you’re willing to be off the main drag, to $1,540 if you want to be on the lake with access to the board walk.
Burnet Road is THE hot new place to be and the number of restaurants and bars clustered in this little area between 45th Street and Anderson Lane is staggering. From the high-end, multiple course dining of Barley Swine to the casual, relaxed pizza and a beer and communal table atmosphere of Pinthouse Pizza, there’s something for everything your stomach is craving.
Looking for a unique environment to enjoy a beer with friends? Burnet’s got that too! From Yard Bar, where your dog can play in their dog park while you get some tasty beers and food to The Little Longhorn Saloon, where you can win Bingo if a Chicken poops on the square you’re holding (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up, folks!)
Starting rents for a one bedroom unit in the Burnet Road area vary from $785 and 510 square feet at an older community a little north of the action to $1,344 and 713 square feet for brand new complexes right in the heart of all that Burnet Road has to offer.
South Lamar is another area with a ton of restaurants, bars, and apartments! Starting Rents on South Lamar for a one-bedroom at an older, but recently renovated community, start at about $1,175 and 505 square feet to $1396 and 693 square feet at a brand new apartment in a mixed-use community.
Whatever you feel like doing, South Lamar will oblige. Want to catch a flick, eat a meal, drink a beer, and do some karaoke afterwards? Check out Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and the Highball! Just want a plate of tasty tacos like abuela made? Papalote is your place. If you prefer an evening spent enjoying small plates with friends or your sweetie, try the tapas at Barlata.
These are just a few of the amazing neighborhoods in Austin that will put you in the middle of the action. Want help finding your next apartment that will allow you to walk to a fun night out? Give Austin Apartment Experts South a call today at 512-416-8100 for help from an apartment locator who knows all the specials, vacancies, and amenities at the coolest addresses in town!