Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What Apartments Can You Rent for $1500 in Northwest Austin?


Wondering how far your rental dollar goes in Austin?  In Northwest Austin at least, the answer is pretty far!  Let’s find out what you get for $1500 a month in the Northwest Austin area.  

In the Great Hills neighborhood, you can rent a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,024 square feet apartment for $1275 in a community with a sparkling pool, dog park, fitness center, and planned social activities.  Every unit has washer/dryer connections, every first floor unit has beautiful wood floors throughout the entire apartment, and there is valet trash service.  Or you can have a one bedroom, one bath 1,022 square foot apartment for $1425 in a community with lake views, included washer and dryers, and stainless steel appliances.  There are also two swimming pools, including a lap pool, and a lakeside running and walking trail.

In Steiner Ranch, for just $1,250, you can have a two bedroom, two bathroom 1,239 square feet apartment surrounded by a nature preserve with a community garden.  Units have large floorplans, fireplaces in the master bedroom, and spacious walk-in closets.  Like to walk to run your errands?  For $1,555 you can rent a 3 bedroom, two bathroom, 1,238 square feet apartment in a community within walking distance of a grocery store and Starbucks.  Amenities include a dog agility course, attached and detached garages, enclosed backyards, and a private gated entry.

Like to be close to shopping?  You’ll love an apartment in the Arboretum area!  For $1,320, you can have a two bedroom, two bathroom 1,000 square foot apartment within walking distance of shopping and dining.  Units in this pet-friendly community have been completely upgraded and are spacious, with canyon views available.   For $1475, you can rent a two bedroom, two bathroom 1,222 square foot apartment in a gated community with convenient access to Mopac.  They have two sand volleyball courts, free yoga and cardio classes, a tennis court, indoor racquetball and an enclosed off-leash dog park.  Apartments feature full-size washer and dryer connections, 9’ ceilings with crown molding, patios or balconies with outdoor storage, and wood burning fireplaces.  

If you’d like to be close to the lake, Lakeway is a great area for you!  For $1,385, a one bedroom, one bathroom 903 square foot apartment with a garage can be yours in a community with a social clubroom with HDTV entertainment, a game room with billiards, expert personal trainer, on-demand concierge, and community events including catered brunches and socials.  Apartment amenities include available marble jetted garden jacuzzi tubs, full-size washer and dryer connections, separate stand-alone showers, and granite counters in the kitchen and baths.  

As you can see, $1500 goes a long way in North Austin.  An experienced apartment locator can help you find exactly what you are looking for in a new apartment absolutely free.  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-222-5383 and put our expert knowledge to work for you!  

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tech is Hot in Downtown Austin


Downtown Austin is where the action is, and tech companies, after years of locating their offices in the hills of Loop 360, are coming back to downtown Austin.  The goal is attracting and retaining young workers interested in working and living in apartments downtown, as reported by the Austin American Statesman.

Many technology companies have moved to the center of the city in the last two years, including BigCommerce, who has seen a huge increase in the quality of life for their employees who can now walk to work, rather than spending  45 minutes commuting to BigCommerce's north Austin office.  

The tech industry has a huge impact on the Austin economy as a whole.  8.77 percent of the workforce in Austin is directly employed in a technology job, a factor which led to Sunguard Availability Services ranking the city as first in the nation for startups.

According to Silicon Hills, Facebook is currently in the process of quadrupling the space at its Austin office at 300 W. Sixth and Google will be leasing 200,000 square feet in the 29-story office tower under construction in the Seaholm District.  

The Seaholm District is also home to another tech company, Under Armour, who develops and tests its fitness-related tech devices and software next door to Trader Joe’s.  The Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail serves as a convenient real-world place to run the new technologies through their paces.  

All these new tech workers need downtown apartments to live in and the number of choices is constantly growing.  Downtown Austin rents start at around $1500 and up, but include lots of amenities like rooftop pools, dog parks, bike racks, and of course the all important ability to walk to work.  An apartment locator knows vacancies and move-in specials at all the best apartments downtown and beyond.  

If paying $1500 in rent scares you, consider other ways you can save money so you can have your dream.  Downtown living doesn’t require a car, so you can save hundreds of dollars a month on a car payment and insurance.  You could also consider taking on a roommate or finding a unit with less square footage, but a more efficient layout.  

Other less-expensive options include living slightly east, (like in the East Riverside-Oltorf Neighborhood), or south of downtown and biking to work.  With the new Boardwalk and extension of the trail to East Austin, there are more choices than ever for living close to downtown and the hike and bike trail.  Give A Plus Apartments Apartment Locators a call today at 512-222-5383 to explore all your options for downtown and near downtown living!