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Old 09-25-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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I am a 22 year old male about to graduate from UT in December. I'm originally from South Austin near Circle C but have lived on West Campus or near WC the past 4 years in college. I plan to get a job in the central Austin area and really do not want to move South (definitely not North) but obviously one bedroom rents are extremely high centrally.

I would like to live in Clarksville, Brykerwoods, Tarrytown, or pretty much anywhere south of 35th street, west of I-35, north of Loop 360/290.

I have seen some places I could probably afford but my parents have been paying my rent the past 4 years and at the least it was $700 + utilities and at the most $1100 with only electric & water bills.

I need to be in taxi access to downtown because I can't drink and drive and I obviously want to be young and "go out". Does anyone know anywhere that has cool one bedrooms or studios that would fit this criteria? I have friends that have cool places that are not that expensive but they are either extremely exclusive and rarely are available, their parents bought them a condo during or after college (ugh, so lucky), or they just have a good deal because they rent from someone they know.

Also, for a post UT grad what price range should I be looking for? Obviously price point highly depends on salary but what would YOU say about a recent college grad's potential rent? I don't have a "9 to 5" job yet but I am currently a server at a popular restaurant and make $700-1000 a week (all cash).
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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Clarksville has some efficiency apartments tucked away in various parts of the hood. But best bet is to just drive around looking for signs, since they don't advertise any other way
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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I don't exactly know why you are counting out east Austin. Its a nice neighborhood that's up and coming.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:59 AM
 
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I don't exactly know why you are counting out east Austin. Its a nice neighborhood that's up and coming.
My parent's live near Circle C and I like mopac. I honestly like how on mopac there are no billboards or mess. I hate I35, the traffic and all that jazz. If I lived on the east side it would have to be walking distance to downtown and definitely not Riverside or anything like that.

Even 1 mile East of I-35 is too "deep" into the east side for me.

It may be "up and coming" but there is so much garbage over there it's disgusting. There is a very small section of the "east side" I would even think about moving to.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Lots of options available https://www.padmapper.com/

http://everythingaustinapartments.co...m1=Y&x=70&y=21
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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My parent's live near Circle C and I like mopac. I honestly like how on mopac there are no billboards or mess. I hate I35, the traffic and all that jazz. If I lived on the east side it would have to be walking distance to downtown and definitely not Riverside or anything like that.

Even 1 mile East of I-35 is too "deep" into the east side for me.

It may be "up and coming" but there is so much garbage over there it's disgusting. There is a very small section of the "east side" I would even think about moving to.
Whoa. Please tell me that this garbage you are referring to is actual refuse and not human beings...as in the citizens of east Austin. I know you can't possibly be calling people and things associated with people garbage.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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Whoa. Please tell me that this garbage you are referring to is actual refuse and not human beings...as in the citizens of east Austin. I know you can't possibly be calling people and things associated with people garbage.
I took him to mean literal garbage or clutter, since he complained about the billboards. I assumed he is a very visual oriented person so I didn't see the outrage until you pointed out the other meaning.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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Whoa. Please tell me that this garbage you are referring to is actual refuse and not human beings...as in the citizens of east Austin. I know you can't possibly be calling people and things associated with people garbage.
I meant garbage in a garbage way. There is way more clutter (billboards, etc) and dirty, and more unkept on the east side. Older homes in west austin are renovated and kept up, a lot of the homes, and you cant even argue with me here, on the east side are not kept up well. I'm not saying everything is. But to live somewhere on the east side that is "cool" and close to downtown is still expensive and I would rather live west of downtown and paying those prices. Since I'm an Austinite and grew up in South Austin. Mopac easily connects to downtown and everywhere that I want to be. I have no reason to go to the east side.

And I really hate to say this but a lot of my low income friends live on the east side and a lot of drug dealers because they take advantage of dirt cheap rents. No offense, that's not the environment I want to be around.
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