Finding Austin Apartments After SXSW

austin apartmentsHave Austin apartments been occupying your dreams since your recent trip to SXSW? You’re not alone. An average of 30,000 or more people migrate to Austin every year. They’re drawn there by good job prospects, sunny weather, and, of course, cultural offerings like the SXSW and ACL music festivals.

What should you look for in Austin apartments? Some good starting points are price, amenities, and location.

Price: Make sure you look at Austin apartments that are affordable to you by creating a budget before you start looking. Don’t forget to factor in extra costs like utilities (if they aren’t covered in your rent) and renter’s insurance.

Amenities: Amenities are also important factors when deciding between Austin apartments. Make a list of features you want and be careful to only add those that are really priorities. Granite counter tops and a balcony with skyline view might be on your wishlist but if they push you out of your budgeted range, it would be wise to reconsider.

Location: Don’t forget the number one rule of real estate when looking for Austin apartments; location, location, location.  If you loved the hustle and bustle of SXSW, you might want to consider Austin apartments in downtown or even just south of the river where many of the big city events take place. East is great if you want to live someplace artsy and slightly off the beaten path. West is the place for you if you love being surrounded by rolling hills. North is good for those who want to live near shopping and highly ranked schools.

The best way to get started on your search for Austin apartments is with an online apartment locator like That way you can search for apartments with your desired amenities that fall within your budget and even get a $200 reward with our Renters Rewards. You may also have luck finding Austin apartments by driving around looking for “For Rent” signs, which is a great option if you’re still in town after SXSW.

There are a lot of things to consider when looking at Austin apartments. Check out some more ways to find Austin apartments that are perfect for you, then get your search on started today!