With tons of big name companies like Apple and Tesla choosing to call Austin home, it should come as no surprise that many young professionals are as well. This Central Texas city makes the perfect homebase for young professionals because of the incomparable career opportunities, favorable weather, and endless food and nightlife options. With many young people in recent years moving to Austin, it’s also a great place to make connections. Whether you want to increase your professional network, make lifelong friendships, or meet someone special, there’s no place like Austin to do just that. 

If you can’t decide which of Austin’s unique and trendy neighborhoods will work best for you and your needs as a young professional, we’ve got you covered. We picked four of the best places to call home in Austin for young, driven individuals looking to advance their careers and create fulfilling lives.

Where Do Young Professionals Live in Austin?

Once you decide on the perfect neighborhood, let AptAmigo help you find the apartment of your dreams in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin for young professionals. Simply tell us your preferences, deal breakers, and budget, and we’ll do the rest! 

Where Do Young Professionals Live in Austin?

Downtown

Average Rent for a 1-Bedroom Unit: $2,100

Many businesses in Austin are located in Downtown, so it only makes sense that the young professionals working for these companies live close by. If your company resides in this area, you won’t get stuck with a long commute to the office because most workplaces will sit within walking distance. As far as culture goes, Downtown Austin, the beating heart of the city, attracts residents who want an urban lifestyle with a touch of outdoor adventure. This neighborhood offers the most impressive restaurant and bar options for after work meetings and outings. It also fits with an active lifestyle because it puts you close to some of the best outdoor activity options on Lake Travis. If you’re a young professional with an active lifestyle, consider Downtown Austin. 

Awesome Neighborhood Restaurants: 

  • ATX Cocina, for great drinks and modern Mexican fare
  • P6, for an impressive rooftop bar 
  • North Italia, for delicious, sophisticated Italian dishes

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Bouldin Creek

Average Rent for a 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,600

This neighborhood in Austin is most known for South Congress Avenue, a street filled with unique shops, one of a kind restaurants, and bars. The area sits just south of the Colorado River, so you’re never too far from the nightlife of Downtown, but far enough for a more relaxed atmosphere. This neighborhood ranks high among the most walkable areas in Austin, meaning you’ll be out and about all the time. You’ll experience true Austin culture in Bouldin Creek, with creativity and opportunity around every corner. This place happens to house the Congress Avenue Bridge, which is known for sheltering thousands of bats that make their way across the sky each night between March and November—a true Austin experience you’ll want to show off! In case you haven’t heard, Austin’s a little weird, and that can be felt in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood in the best way. 

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East Austin

Average Rent for a 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,600

To fully embrace the quirky side of Austin, head due east (we’re talking even farther than dirty 6th)! As the most creative neighborhood in the city, young professionals will love to take in the culture by exploring the prolific art scene throughout the area. With unique restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife throughout this lowkey neighborhood, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing to call East Austin home. Amazing apartment options also fill the area, as well as newly built homes, so if you plan to stay in Austin long term, consider setting yourself up just east of Interstate 35.  

Awesome Neighborhood Restaurants: 

  • Launderette, for a retro-inspired cafe with gourmet American fare housed in an old laundry mat 
  • Suerte, for contemporary Mexican where the atmosphere is as fun as the food 
  • Il Brutto, for classic Italian dishes and cocktails 

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North Austin

Average Rent for a 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,300

You will find all of life’s luxuries in North Austin, including gorgeous apartments, all the shopping you could want, and superior nightlife. This neighborhood is home to The Domain, Austin’s premier shopping destination, which contains 100 upscale and popular retail stores. It’s also at The Domain that you’ll find upscale restaurants and nightlife, including unique bars and nightclubs that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. For a daytime activity that will impress your guests and colleagues, head to Topgolf just down the road. Many well known businesses, such as Dell and Indeed, have called North Austin home for years, and it’s time for you to as well. 

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How to Find an Apartment in These Neighborhoods

If one, or all of the best neighborhoods in Austin for young professionals caught your eye, start packing your bags for your move to Austin! In the meantime, let AptAmigo do the grunt work of finding you the perfect apartment. AptAmigo knows how to get the best deals on rent in these trendy neighborhoods, and we will help for free. Reach out to an AptAmigo team member and start planning your move today.

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About the Author
Brett Hayden

Brett Hayden is a native Wisconsinite turned Texan who loves exploring Austin and beyond. She has a passion for writing and traveling, which she showcases on her blog, “by, Brett Nicole.”