The West Campus at the University of Texas in Austin is all that area north of 29th street, south to Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, west to Lamar and east to the Guadalupe. This area has a rich array of condominiums, bungalows and apartments, some constructed as far back as the 1970s.
The student properties west campus is profitable as far as the returns are concerned. However, upscale high-rise apartments have now replaced many of the single-family bungalows.
West Campus students choose to live mainly in condominiums or apartments for various reasons. These include personal taste cost considerations, location, and amenities available in the housing units.While many parents of students opt to buy Condominiums for their students, campus apartments are still quite popular in West Campus.
These include 21 Rio, Lonestar Lofts, 900 West 23rd, The Quarters, Crest at Pearl and Regents West, among others. However, several condominiums have also proven to be attractive to the students due to their more affordable options. These include Palmetto, St Thomas, Whitestone and Orange Tree among others.
There are various home arrangements available to help one acquire housing in West Campus. Some of these include leasing, pre-leasing and outright buying of properties.
Average leasing rates range from USD 700 to USD 1,100 per month per bedroom while the average purchase price of a two-bedroom condominium in this area is about USD 200-300,000.
Living in the student properties at West Campus affords the several tenant benefits, one of these being that the University of Texas is only a short walk away.Several amenities in West Campus also make life more exciting. There is an array of exceptional restaurants and eateries such as Kismet, Halal Brothers, Café Medici, Sushi Nichi and Pluckers, guaranteed to give an excellent culinary experience while Cain and Abel’s and the Local ensure that beer drinkers are not left out of the fun, every Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Those looking for a peaceful retreat spot need only take a short walk across Lamar to Pease Park. If they are lucky to be there on the last weekend of April, they will be sweetly surprised to bump into live music, games, and food in celebration of Winnie the Pooh, a tradition that dates all the way back to 1963 in Austin.
However, if they would rather go shopping, then a short walk to The Drag in neighboring Guadalupe should meet all their retail needs with stocks and supplies ranging from American Apparel to Monkies Vintage.