UT Austin Apartment Locator
How it Works
Scroll & Zoom to See ALL UT Austin Apartments that are One Bus Away from Campus!
Pre—Lease Your Apartment
Beginning around October, campus
area apartments begin pre-leasing to students for the next academic year. By January, it’s common for several complexes to already be 100% pre-leased for August. Come Spring Break, many more are completely booked.
To ensure you have access to the
most desirable apartments and the widest selection, it’s a good idea to begin your search in the fall, with the goal of pre-leasing by Spring Break.
For details, please contact us.
Apartment Map Details
This map displays all UT Austin apartments located within a quarter mile walk of a UT Austin bus stop, and all 600+ apartments are within a five minute walk of the bus stop. All UT Shuttle and Capital Metro ("CapMetro") bus routes displayed provide direct service to UT Austin without any transfers involved. Apartments within a quarter mile of a UT Shuttle stop defaulted to a red placemark, even if there were regular CapMetro bus routes nearby. The vast majority of the properties (83%) are apartment complexes, while the rest are condominiums. Most apartments accept both students and professionals.
Since the map above is interactive, you can find apartments throughout Austin, including the most sought after areas by students:
- West Campus:
The heart of off-campus living, just steps from campus and within walking distance of countless restaurants and shops along "The Drag" (Guadalupe St). Home to more than 50 Greek organizations and many of the 900+ student organizations registered at UT.
- Bounded by Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lamar Blvd, and 29th St.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 2 - 11 minutes
- North Campus: This side of campus has a more diverse crowd of students and professionals and offers a quieter setting than West Campus, while still offering students close proximity to UT. It boasts three parks (Adams, Hemphill, and Eastwoods) and has an eclectic mix of student apartments and condos scattered among a more traditional neighborhood. Most apartments are located around Speedway, Red River St, and Duval St.
- Bounded by Dean Keeton St, Guadalupe St, 38th St, and IH-35.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 2 - 8 minutes
- Hyde Park: A highly desirable central Austin neighborhood listed in the National Historic Register. Apartments and condos are far outnumbered by charming single family homes along the tree-lined, bike-friendly avenues. Adjacent to the Hancock Golf Course and Hancock Shopping Center, which includes the closest full-size grocery store to UT (H-E-B).
- Bounded by 38th St, Guadalupe St, 51st St, and Red River St.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 6 - 14 minutes
- Far West: The area around Far West Blvd has a high concentration of apartment complexes, office buildings, and restaurants. Rent is typically more affordable in this part of town due to its distance from campus (6 miles), although it still has UT Shuttle access. Apartments are known for their solid amenities, and this quieter area is popular with students and young professionals alike.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 17 - 24 minutes
- Tarrytown: This exclusive residential area is located just west of downtown Austin and abuts Lake Austin. Highlights include well-maintained neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and great local dining. Commercial activity is not as dense here, although it is home to several shopping outlets.
- Bounded by Lake Austin Blvd, Lake Austin, 35th St, and MoPac / Loop 1.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 11 - 22 minutes
- Clarksville: Nestled in the center of what is known as Old West Austin, this historic neighborhood is situated just west of downtown. Despite being close to everything, this hilly area maintains a quaint and small town feel. The small village on West Lynn St is a favorite with residents, as is Whole Foods' flagship store nearby.
- Bounded by 6th St, MoPac / Loop 1, Enfield Rd, and Lamar Blvd.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 7 - 14 minutes
- Riverside: Just south of Lady Bird Lake and downtown, the large student apartment complexes around East Riverside Dr and Oltorf St offer some of the most competitive rent rates without sacrificing any amenities. Budget-minded students will appreciate the area's strip malls, which offer many bargains. Four different UT Shuttles operate in the area.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 12 - 25 minutes
- Cameron Road: Another option for students on a budget. Provides convenient access to IH-35 and Highways 290 and 183. The nearby Capital Plaza Shopping Center features a Target, Office Max, and a nice variety of dining options.
- Commute time to campus: 12 - 22 minutes (*note: this area is now being serviced by the regular CapMetro bus rather than the UT Shuttle)
- Mueller: The newest addition to the UT Shuttle routes, this award-winning master planned community offers parks & trails, a retail center for one-stop shopping, a weekly farmer's market, and an HEB grocery store that opened in 2013. Just a mile east of Hyde Park, it's home to the University of Texas Health Research Campus as well as the Dell Children's Medical Center. There are many more exciting developments coming for this urban village, which has been designated as a Town Center in Austin's new comprehensive plan.
- UT Shuttle commute time to campus: 8 - 10 minutes
Why Live at a UT Shuttle Apartment?Parking spaces at UT Austin are scarce and expensive (an annual garage permit for commuting students costs $602¹), so if you’re going to live off-campus then it’s wise to live near a UT bus route. Capital Metro’s is one of the largest university shuttle system in the country, serving over 5.2 million passengers annually. In addition to the UT Shuttle, Capital Metro operates numerous city bus routes that serve UT. All shuttles and buses are free of charge to UT students, faculty, and staff with a valid UT photo ID. Plus, with the launch of Dadnab, it’s easier than ever to find your way home and around town using the shuttles and buses.
Bus Route Frequency
The UT Shuttle system has frequent service (every 4 to 10 minutes for most routes), as do many of the CapMetro routes (the 1L, 1M, and 7 routes are the most active city buses serving UT, with service typically every 7 to 11 minutes). The 100-199 (Flyer and Limited) and 900-999 (Express) routes all provide limited stop service. Schedules and maps for all routes are available online.