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Old 06-04-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Hi,
I have to relocate to Austin from Charlotte, NC. I have been living in downtown charlotte which is cheaper than downtown Austin. I will be moving to Austin for a small duration, few months probably. Can someone tell me what are good areas in Austin to stay which are not exceptionally costly? I do own a car so it wont be an issue, but I am hoping there will be good areas to stay near to the downtown. Any inputs will help.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Hi,
I have to relocate to Austin from Charlotte, NC. I have been living in downtown charlotte which is cheaper than downtown Austin. I will be moving to Austin for a small duration, few months probably. Can someone tell me what are good areas in Austin to stay which are not exceptionally costly? I do own a car so it wont be an issue, but I am hoping there will be good areas to stay near to the downtown. Any inputs will help.
where will you be working?
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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I am not really sure of the location right now, but i am expecting the office will be in downtown.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Hi, I will be moving to Austin for a small duration, few months probably. Can someone tell me what are good areas in Austin to stay which are not exceptionally costly?
That's very subjective. Can you be more specific about what kind of accommodation you're looking for, and what your budget is?
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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looking for a 1 bed room apartment, looking for something upto $1000 per month. Are there any good and safe areas?
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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looking for a 1 bed room apartment, looking for something upto $1000 per month. Are there any good and safe areas?
pretty much all the areas are safe. But for just a few months it will greatly limit your choices. For your budget you will probably need an extended stay hotel. You can do a forum search this comes up periodically. the fully furnished month to month corp apartments run about 2-3K/month
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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looking for a 1 bed room apartment, looking for something upto $1000 per month. Are there any good and safe areas?
Furnished, I presume, since you said it's only for a few months and is open ended. I'd say your best bet will be one of the many extended stay hotels which have studios with kitchenettes, although your budget seems a bit on the low side.

Extended Stay America and Homestead Studios have a lot of locations around Austin, and the more distant from downtown the less expensive they are, such as the Arboretum area. Check their websites for location and availability. Value Place has a Round Rock location that is safe, and would roughly fit your budget with their weekly rate, but I'd skip the North Austin location near Rundberg. It's in a high crime area.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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i am hoping i can rent an apartment for a shorter lease duration (upto $1200 rent). what are better areas to stay anyway. and which part of Austin is better to live. i researched, north and east Austin are not that good i read.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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i am hoping i can rent an apartment for a shorter lease duration (upto $1200 rent). what are better areas to stay anyway. and which part of Austin is better to live. i researched, north and east Austin are not that good i read.
An unfurnished one bedroom apartment can be found in many good, safe areas like Far West or The Arboretum for $700-800 right now on a one year lease, maybe $900 on a 6 month lease, $1,000 on a three month, plus various miscellaneous costs, plus utilities. But what about furniture, etc?

One cheaper possibility would be summer leases near the University which run a bit cheaper but are mostly unfurnished.

That's why I suggested an extended stay hotel since they are far less expensive than the typical furnished short term apartment, which are generically known as "corporate housing" or "executive apartments."
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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I am looking to bring most of my stuff(includes furniture and car, company paid expense) and hoping for a rent upto~$1200 for a 1 bed room apartment. And i would definitely look for a shorter lease. Are there any apartments/communities in particular where one has stayed that are neither too far from the downtown and basic utilities like grocery, shopping etc are near by.
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