Austin apartments, especially those centrally located, are great for anyone interested in taking advantage of all of the great outdoor activities in Austin. Apartments don’t have to make you feel stifled when there is so much to do right outside your front door.
If you like to run or bike, central Austin apartments will get you close to all of the action. The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, generally called the Lady Bird Lake Trail or Town Lake Trail, is a 10-mile trail that wraps around the lake, through neighborhoods, the central business district, and several parks. The trail sees over 1.5 million visits a year. Also nearby many Austin apartments is the Barton Creek Greenbelt. At over 809 acres, this natural area has miles of trails for hikers and bikers, limestone cliffs for climbing, and swimming areas for taking a dip.
Speaking of swimming, Austin apartments are close to two beloved swimming spots. The Barton Springs Pool is a manmade pool in the Barton Creek channel, fed by a natural spring. It is over 900’ long, maintains a consistent temperature between 68 and 72°F year-round, and features grassy rolling hills on which to sunbathe. Deep Eddy Pool is also close to many Austin apartments. This historic pool is fed by unchlorinated well water that varies in temperature from 65 to 75°F.
Austin apartment dwellers that can’t get enough of the water love living near Lady Bird Lake where they can kayak, canoe, and SUP (stand up paddle board, for those not in the know). Several Austin apartments even sit right on the lake where renters have direct access to the water.
Have a four-legged friend in Austin? Apartments aren’t always fun for animals, but running free outside is. There are several dog-friendly places near downtown Austin apartments. Dogs are often seen running on the trail alongside their owners. The leash-free area at Auditorium Shores is a popular place for pooches to socialize, run, fetch, and paddle around the lake. It’s even common to see dogs in canoes and on paddleboards.
If all this exertion isn’t your style, don’t stress. There are plenty of more laid back outdoor activities near central Austin apartments. Check out the festivals, like Blues on the Green or the ACL Music Festival, both in beautiful Zilker Park. Or just kick back and sip a local brew at one of the rooftop bars downtown. That counts as an outdoor activity, right?