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Old 09-16-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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I'll be relocating to the austin area in january. I was considering the 'burbs, but I think I just might like city living.

I will be looking for an apartment to rent. I'm a 25 yr old single female with a mean looking dog. What parts of the city should I avoid?

I have found some cheap places that say "near I35 and mopac" is that a safe area?

I really can't afford much more than $600/mnth. Is that even going to be doable in Austin?

also what part of the city is the entertainment district in? Are the apartments near it safe and affordable?
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'll be relocating to the austin area in january. I was considering the 'burbs, but I think I just might like city living.

I will be looking for an apartment to rent. I'm a 25 yr old single female with a mean looking dog. What parts of the city should I avoid?

I have found some cheap places that say "near I35 and mopac" is that a safe area?

I really can't afford much more than $600/mnth. Is that even going to be doable in Austin?

also what part of the city is the entertainment district in? Are the apartments near it safe and affordable?
You're not going to find any 1-bedroom apartments in a safe part of town or area close to downtown for $600/month or less. You'll need to get a roommate or two if you want to live in Central Austin on your housing budget.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Yeah, $600/month doesn't afford much in Central Austin. And what type of "mean looking" dog do you have?
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Fort Drum, NY
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I am looking for an apartment for around $600/month. I have a roommate. I don't care about where it is located as long as it is in a good safe area and the quality of the apartment is decent for just getting started living in Austin like a good starter apartment. The location can be 30 minutes from central Austin or even 45 minutes.

Any suggestions on which ones I should look at? I will not be in the area until middle of May 2016 so I'm just starting my research now to get a feel for where I should look and where I should stay away from. I thank you for your replies in advance.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Might not be best to latch on to a six year old thread to get current information.
Your general questions have been asked and answered many times in the past few months; but availability will change quite a bit between now and May...except for that whole $600/month thing and being within 30 minutes of central Austin, you will find many suggestions in recent threads.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Fort Drum, NY
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Thanks for the quick reply, I guess I'm just bad at navigating on this site. Do you mind linking me to the other threads?
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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Is $600 your total rental budget between you? I don't know if one could even find a place for two people in an unsafe area at this point. Austin simply isn't a place for "starter" anythings now.
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Thanks for the quick reply, I guess I'm just bad at navigating on this site. Do you mind linking me to the other threads?
Just a quick search on "apartment search" brings up all sorts of threads. You can refine the search as you wish.

//www.city-data.com/forum/searc...rchid=21109418
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:27 PM
 
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Hi, @OP, when I moved here I used airbnb. They usually have some decent deals on shared apts and the apartments are usually furnished and you can just move in with your suitcases. Granted, that's more of a short-term fix, but it'd be an option until you find something decent. If you have a dog it may make it tougher to find a place, especially if it's an intimidating dog. $600 for a room in a 2-3 bedroom apt is doable, from what I hear. I saw apts near UT for around that price, but the chick owner of the apartment wanted a female roommate, and not a male (for security reasons, I assume). If you want your own 1 BR, I think the lowest you'll find is around $750 a month in the NW Austin/Pflugerville area, or down South in the Slaughter Creek/Montopolis area. Again, I'm not familiar with South Austin, so I'm going off what I've heard. Hope you like it here!
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