Austin is well known for being the live music capitol of the world, being home to the University of Texas, and being one of the fastest growing cities in the country. But more than that, this town is an eclectic and unique place that is also home to a growing tech scene, a thriving nightlife, and great BBQ. All this, while still remaining in the top 15 of the fittest cities in America!
If you are moving to Austin, or if you’re a native and looking for a new apartment, here are a few places that are not only great for living, but are also perfect for staying in shape. Because, we all know that the hardest part of exercising is just getting started. So having great a gym, right where you live, is the first step in getting rid of excuses. Here’s to a fitter, healthier you!
Riata – North
The north side of Austin has grown in recent years with the advent of tech companies coming to Austin. Simultaneously, new living options, shops, and entertainment spots have also shot up in this area. Riata has several locations in the north of Austin, but the complex off the 183 is one of our favorites, especially if staying in shape is a concern for you. This apartment community offers a laundry list of in-unit features, such as stone or wood flooring, fireplaces, track lights, and much more. But luxury aside, what makes this place special is the 11,000 square feet of gym space that includes fitness trainers and a variety of classes, to meet all the needs of even the most hardcore. If you prefer outdoor exercise, then Riata also offers 3 miles of running trails, basketball and tennis courts, as well as three beach volleyball courts. If you’re looking for something lower impact, there are 9 pools, a massage parlor, and saunas. Staying in shape can’t get any easier than this place!
Lakeshore Pearl Apartments -Downtown/Central
Austin boasts one of the best downtown areas of the country. It is scenic, safe, accessible, vibrant, and close-knit. If you want to stay close to the action and are looking for an apartment near downtown, check out Lakeshore Pearl Apartments. They are situated right next to Lady Bird Lake, are centrally located so you can either walk or ride a bike to almost anything you might need, and they are now offering half a month off of rent for new leases! But beyond that, they also have a robust fitness center with machines, free weights, a squat rack, and kettlebells. The complex also features a Yoga center and spin cycle room, and they are close enough to FXfit classes that you can easily join a group or session. Again, if you like outdoor exercise, there are running trails around the lake, boat rentals, and nearby parks, not to mention the pool. So there really is something for everyone.
Lenox Creekside – South
If you need to stay further south, consider Lenox Creekside, which is located just off IH35. This luxury apartment complex is a new build and is surrounded by growth and new urban development. The complex is gated, they pick up your trash from your front door, they have an arcade and media center. And of course, they also have a beautiful pool and outdoor area. Moreover, Lenox also includes a 24 hour fitness center, so you can exercise whenever it suits your schedule, or you can beat the crowds by coming early or late. The gym is stocked with everything you might need, ranging from weights to machines. But if you need more, the Austin Fitness Center is right nearby and offers great rates, personal trainers, and a large selection of everything exercise related.
Austin is a wonderful place to live. We’ve got fun, and we’ve got fitness. But for most of us, getting regular exercise is a challenge. So why not make it easy for yourself by finding a place to live that includes a range of high quality exercise options? However, not all places are equal in what they offer. So, if you are currently looking for a new place to live, and to exercise, contact one of our apartment locators. They can not only give you a comprehensive list of all the apartment options here in Austin, but they can also pair your needs and desires with their vast knowledge of the city and find the perfect place for you! What’s more, their service is free, and you will be working one-on-one with an experienced professional, so no need to frustrate yourself with endless google searches. Give us a call now at: 512 339 4411!