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Old 07-14-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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Hi there,
I'm down here in Austin apartment hunting and saw a few I really liked but was wondering if anyone could give me the inside scoop on some of them.

I'm a single 28 year old female professional and looking for a place where there I live amongst other young professionals so I can meet some friends... preferably a place thats not littered w/ families, senior citizens or the new grads.

I like the Estates on Quarry Lake the best and so am really looking for info on this complex. It really seemed to good to be true and so I'm worried I'm missing something... any thoughts?

I also liked Marquis at Caprock Canyon and Riata. I've read some stuff on Riata already and it seems like if you're not totally immersed in the social scene its not really worth it for the money (which I can see as I really wasn't thrilled w/ the floor plans). I'm not really big into partying although I do enjoy socializing and being active outside so I'm not sure.

Anyway... any thoughts or info would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!! Also if you have any other suggestions for apartments in this area I should check out let me know!

Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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I chimed in with the negative about Riata, even though a shil---naysayer thought I was making it up.

I had a good friend live at the Marquis. We always enjoyed visiting and he never reported any problems. The pool was nice. Don't know anything about the Estates/quarry lake, but the access to Mopac or 183 would be nice. There's a new targ-ay going in near there as well.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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I chimed in with the negative about Riata, even though a shil---naysayer thought I was making it up.

I had a good friend live at the Marquis. We always enjoyed visiting and he never reported any problems. The pool was nice. Don't know anything about the Estates/quarry lake, but the access to Mopac or 183 would be nice. There's a new targ-ay going in near there as well.
Thanks! Thats good to hear about Caprock Canyon because now I'm leaning towards living there. The new upgrades are SO nice and still under my budget and the atmospherea is so serene and welcoming and feels very homey to me.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Check out apartmentratings.com.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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I lived in Caprock Canyon for a few months while waiting for my house to be completed and funny you should mention The Estates on Quarry Lake as I was there prior to Caprock, not too long after it had been completed.. Never had any real problems at either of them and loved my view at the Quarry. Both bedrooms and living room looked out on to the lake and I walked around it every day. Only problem I had was my front mat was stolen from outside my door. I do hear that it's gone down hill some since then (2000/2001).

At the Caprock I had one of those corporate deals where it was furnished and on a week to week basis (it works out quite expensive but I didn't want to stay in a hotel and had a dog) and spent 2 months there. If you can try to choose an apartment looking to the wooded area...the deers use to come right up to the balcony.

It's been a while so best visit apartmentratings..com
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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Hi there - I'd like to dust off this thread again, Marisa7, and see if you had decided on an apartment. What you wrote "I'm not really big into partying although I do enjoy socializing and being active outside" describes me perfectly. I am also looking in the Northwest and Arboretum area.

I'm curious to know what your experiences were wherever you finally settled down and what advice you would have for a newcomer looking for a place.
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