Studio apartments often get a bad reputation — but, what many fail to see is that these little self-contained units make great places to set down your cowboy boots (we are in Texas after all). For those looking to save on space, but go big on experience, you can’t beat luxury studio apartments in which the usual rooms of a house are combined into one efficient and convenient personal palace.
This need rings especially true in a city like Austin, where studios allow newcomers to test out different neighborhoods before committing to one location (not to mention, investing in all the furniture needed to fill a two-bedroom). We searched the city for cool studio apartments and compiled our favorites based on location, amenities, and general livability factors. You can thank us later with an invitation to the housewarming party.
Keep reading to see what buildings we think offer the best luxury studio apartments in Austin, or contact us at AptAmigo to start your search with an expert apartment locator who has the local knowledge you need to find your dream studio.
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The Coolest Studio Apartments in Austin
Sienna at The Thompson
Rent Amount: Studios start at $2154
Address: 501 Brazos St, Austin, TX
Why We Love It:
For those looking for the true Lone Star city experience, Downtown is the go-to neighborhood. And, when it comes to prime locations nestled within the skyline, the Sienna at the Thompson ranks high. Just blocks away from the Texas Capital and the entertainment-packed blocks of Congress Avenue and Sixth Street, you’ll want for nothing — from tacos to paper towels to Old Fashioneds — that isn’t within walking (or electric scootering) distance.
That is, if you ever want to leave your pad at the Sienna at the Thompson to begin with, considering its floor-to-ceiling windows and numerous balconies. You can take in the city without ever moving far off your couch. Amenities include an outdoor pool and communal grill for those hot Texas summers, a dog run and dog spa for Fido to live in the lap of luxury, and, perhaps most importantly, parking — which, anyone who has ever tried to find a space on the street Downtown for their car on Friday night will tell you, is crucial.
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Gallery at Domain
Rent Amount: Studios start at $1028
Address: 11119 Alterra Pkwy, Austin, TX
Neighborhood: The Domain
Why We Love It: In recent years, The Domain has become a mecca for professionals moving to Austin. With its seemingly endless list of stores, restaurants, and bars located within the outdoor mall-like complex, it’s easy to see why it has become such a hotbed of activity. Living in The Domain gives you walkable access to everything you could need, without the hefty price tag that other, similarly advantageous neighborhoods in Austin would cost you.
And, although you can work out at every possible fitness favorite, from SoulCycle to Orangetheory, within the Domain itself, grabbing a studio apartment at the Gallery at Domain will guarantee you won’t have to fight for your bike among the sweaty crowds. Their large and state-of-the-art fitness center even offers on-site personal trainers for those who need a little extra motivation to put in some time working on the weights (as opposed to their Netflix queue). Plus, the sleek wooden cabanas that sit alongside their outdoor pool provide the perfect place to show off the results of all those burpees.
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Residences at Saltillo
Rent Amount: Studios start at $1563
Address: 1211 E 5th St, Austin, TX
Neighborhood: East Austin
Why We Love It: Similar to Silverlake in L.A. or Bushwick in New York City, East Austin is the trendy heartbeat of the Live Music Capital. If your ideal neighborhood boasts cutting-edge restaurants, bars with nightly rock shows, and an above-average number of man buns, a studio apartment at the Residences at Saltillo will certainly deliver the vibe you desire.
The Residences at Saltillo reflect East Austin’s hip vibe from the moment the building’s joyful orange and yellow color scheme comes into view. Their studio apartments also bring the kind of high-caliber amenities one would be hard pressed to find in other buildings within the city — we’re talking gourmet-style kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms. Good luck getting your friends to stay away thanks to the Residences’ classic gaming arcade and their not one, but two, pools for the crew. Considering all that, it’s only an additional bonus that the building itself sits a mere block away from the best Happy Hour margaritas in town at Licha’s Cantina.
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