The area colloquially referred to as “Far West” is the most densely populated area of the Austin neighborhood known as Northwest Hills. Despite what the name might imply, the area is actually not located that far or that west. Far West is located just five miles north of the University of Texas at Austin, just West of Mopac, south of 183, and North of 2222. All of the residential areas in Far West have a UT shuttle that picks up and drops off right in front of all the major complexes. It is roughly a 15-minute ride with average traffic, and as high as 30-45 minutes with heavy traffic.
Far West is a great location for upperclassmen, graduate students, faculty, professionals working at one of the many tech companies in the area. The rolling landscape of Far West changes gradually from office buildings to restaurants to shopping centers to expensive family homes. Because of the slight distance from campus, Far West is one of the most affordable places for property in Austin. 1-bedrooms can be found for as low as $800/month and 2-bedrooms start at about $950/month, or $475 per bedroom. Unlike the other neighborhoods, 6-month leases are available at little-to-no additional monthly charge. Pet restrictions are minimal. Prices are subject to change daily, so give us a call today at (512) 900-7963 for an updated rate quote.
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The Far West neighborhood is almost a city within a city. It is entirely possible to never leave the Far West district outlined in the map above—all of your needs will be amply provided for in the surrounding streets of Far West Blvd. The entertainment scene is impressive, and distinct from that surrounding the University of Texas. This North Austin neighborhood is a favorite for upperclassmen and graduate students.
Whether you are looking for movies and craft beers at Alamo Drafthouse, or first-class local-made burgers at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, or if you are looking to bowl with friends at the ritzy Goodnight bowling alley—Far West has something for you.
The Far West neighborhood offers a range of shopping, dining, and nightlife options because of its geography in the North Austin area. El Arroyo has some of the best margaritas in the city, and Cover 3 is a favorite for the North Austin natives. And if shopping is more your thing, the famous Domain shopping center is just a short drive away.
There is an H-E-B located centrally in the Far West neighborhood, just across from The Ridge Apartments on Wood Hollow. For many undergraduates, this convenient grocery store location has been a saving grace after years of frustration after shopping at the H-E-B on 38th street. Never again!
And don’t forget that the UT Shuttle picks up right outside most apartment complexes in the neighborhood. Affordability and luxury in Far West is just a phone call away! For more information on Far West, check out our blog!