Billy Joel may want an uptown girl, and Petula Clark may want to go downtown, but they clearly don’t know about East Austin because that’s where everyone wants to be these days.

East Austin contains so many up-and-coming businesses, entertainment, and housing options. New construction in the area continues to attract tons of great places for foodies, shopaholics, and thrill-seekers alike. In fact, Forbes recently rated East Austin as one of “America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods.”

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Best Luxury Apartments in East Austin

Lenox 7th

Address: 4910 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Rent: $1800-$3000

Why We Love It:

These apartments aren’t your run-of-the-mill square boxes. The large layouts cover everything from a one bedroom with an attached study, to two-story apartments, to cool corner units with large balconies. But, not all the fun here takes place inside your apartment. You can enjoy two pools (one for fun, one for lap swimming), a cold spa, a dog run and wash station, an updated fitness center, a game room, a fire pit, and a terrace with skyline views. Not only that, but it sits close to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping, and more, helping this place live up to its motto that Lenox 7th is “Where ATX living gets social.”

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Address: 1109 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78702

Rent: $2000-$4600

Why We Love It:

Built in 2021, this brand-new building comes with an array of wonderful apartment choices. They offer studios, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom units, all ranging from 750 to almost 1600 square feet. You can pick between white or gray cabinets to match your quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and other cool features, like under-cabinet lighting. The apartment building also features a rooftop pool and lounge area, an indoor basketball court, multiple communal office spaces, bike storage, a Zen garden, and a dog spa and dog park. It’s also on the west side of East Austin, giving you the closest access to downtown.

See available units at Avenir.


Address: 2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Rent: $1400-$2800

Why We Love It:

The apartments at Platform are anything but standard. With a wide variety of floorplans to choose from, you can find features like lofted ceilings, nest thermostats, walk-in showers, and wood-style flooring. The building offers a unique set of pools that span 2 levels and run one into the next, culminating in three whirlpool-style sitting areas with loungers nearby. There’s also a yoga studio and some private workspaces available for business. This building is right next to a rail stop, so you can get around easily as well.

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Address: 1120 Shady Ln, Austin, TX 78721

Rent: $1800-$3000

Why We Love It:

At Trailhead, you can live in a studio, one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartment, located conveniently at the edge of Govalle Park and the Walnut Creek trailhead (hence the name). Every apartment comes with a washer and dryer, stainless appliances, quartz countertops, blackout shades in the bedrooms, and pre-wired intrusion alarm systems. Some apartments even offer fenced-in yards, stoop entryways, or private balconies. The building also has a tri-level cascading pool, two outdoor kitchens with grills, a yoga and spin studio, a dog park and pet washing station, and EV charging stations.

See available units at Trailhead.

The Arnold

Address: 1621 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Rent: $2200-3700

Why We Love It:

With a mix of historical character and modern design, The Arnold rents out studios as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments. In-unit amenities might include spa-inspired bathrooms, soaking tubs, washers and dryers, storage units, and kitchen islands. The building itself offers concierge services for residents, EV charging stations, a rooftop terrace, and communal printing (it’s worth it just for that, amiright?). The surrounding area received a walkable score of 91, which means it will be easy to get to all of your favorite restaurants and nearby hot spots. And, hot spots are plentiful here because this apartment building is located in the East 6th Street corridor and even comes with its own ground-floor retail and eateries.

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Elan East

Address: 2900 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Rent: $1600-$3300

Why We Love It:

Picture this: rich, dark cabinetry reaches up to extra-high ceilings above your stainless kitchen appliances. In the bathroom, your walk-in shower or garden tub awaits to embrace you in relaxation. A game room with classic skee ball machines brings fun and whimsy to your day. A large TV lounge area attracts friends to watch the big game. Multiple pools surrounded by hammocks and shade entice you to drift through a sunny afternoon — this is life at Elan East.

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The Guthrie

Address: 3218 Gonzales St, Austin, TX 78702

Rent: $1600-$2700

Why We Love It:

In the Govalle region of East Austin sits The Guthrie. This complex delivers the most options for getting the perfect living space. They offer studios, one-bedroom options, two-bedroom options, and one- and two-bedroom apartments with work/live spaces. Each apartment comes with wood-style flooring, 10-foot ceilings, smart thermostats, custom wood shelving in the closets, and a private patio or balcony. The main clubhouse is packed with amenities, including a big fitness studio with the latest machines, a resort-style pool, climate-controlled entertainment spaces poolside, an onsite dog park, and attached and detached garages.

See available units at The Guthrie.

Interested in learning about other Austin neighborhoods? Check out our guide on where to live in ATX.

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