One of the many reasons we love Austin is that it has something for everyone. As apartment locators who strive to find the perfect home for our clients, this makes our job easy and fun! Another reason we love what we do, is that apartment living helps the good locations become affordable. That is, the majority of apartment communities offer a variety of amenities such as a pool, gym, clubhouse, and regular maintenance which all make the cost of living very budget-friendly. But affordability isn’t always the most important factor, often it comes down to location. Overall, Austin has a lot to offer when it comes to great public schools and family friendly neighborhoods; or, if a neighborhood with more of a social climate is important to you, Austin has got that too! So, if you’re interested in knowing where some of  Austin’s great neighborhoods are located in order to start your search for that perfect apartment, keep reading!


North Austin – Great Hills
The Great Hills area delivers that secluded, quiet, and wooded neighborhood feel that you would normally get from a location further outside the city. And yet, living in this location will still allow you to have all the access and conveniences of city life as it’s ideally located close to major highways such as the 360, Mopac, and 183 all of which are just a few miles from most of the metropolitan areas. This combination thus enables easy access to work life, to major shopping centers such as the Domain and Arboretum, and it also allows for privacy and seclusion in a beautiful and scenic neighborhood that’s great for the individual who likes a peaceful environment.


Central Austin – Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a well established and eclectic neighborhood that spans from north of the University of Texas, and extends into north central Austin. Here, you will find a variety of historic houses mixed with new shops, restaurants, apartment housing, on top of the ease of access to the university and downtown area. Because of its location, there are dedicated bike lanes running down most roads and there is also regular and stable public transport. As such, many people find this neighborhood convenient to commute by foot, bike, or bus, and so this area is a favorite for university faculty, staff, and older students.


South Austin – Circle C
The Circle C neighborhood is located right off the 1 (Mopac), and is situated in the southwest area of Austin. This housing development, and the surrounding area, is fairly new and continues to grow as new residents move to Austin. The neighborhood boasts a taste of the Texas hill country while still remaining close to the city. Though Circle C was initially a master-planned community, the area now includes new apartment complexes, shopping centers, and several distinguished private and college-prep schools. For those wanting access to the south of Austin, but who are wanting more of a suburban feel, this is a great place to live!


West Austin – Westlake Hills
Westlake Hills is a beautiful and family oriented neighborhood community, located west of downtown with close access to Austin’s parks, watering holes and outdoor amenities such as Barton Creek, the Greenbelt and Zilker Park. Their public school district is rated one of the best in Austin and parents with older children especially, love the area for that reason. Although the average rental price is higher than other locations in  Austin, there are still affordable options.


East Austin – East 7th Street
In the last few years, the East side of 7th street has seen an emergence of growth and revival as the downtown area has continued to build, renovate, and expand. Located just north and east of historic 6th street, this area has become one of the hottest new areas for young professionals. As new tech companies roll into Austin, this area has matched the hip and trendy crowd who like to live near the downtown hub for work and play. East 7th has ongoing building projects for new housing and apartment complexes, while new restaurants, bars, and shops also continue to spring up. The area continues to hold its past influence of Texan culture and blends new with old in a nice twist that makes for a fun and lively feel.


We hope this quick rundown of 5 awesome neighborhoods that Austin has to offer helps you on your quest to finding the perfect location for you! If you are currently looking for an a apartment to call home but are having difficulty finding something that fits your needs, location and budget, we would love to help! A Plus Apartments has been leading the way in apartment locating for almost 20 years! Our apartment locators are the best and our locating service is free! Call 512 231 1400 today!