The Riverside neighborhood in Southeast Austin is one of the most affordable and exciting, developing areas in the city right now. Because of recent initiatives by the City of Austin, there have been newly erected apartments, houses, buildings, and shopping centers popping up in the East Riverside/Oltorf area.
Like Far West, and unlike West Campus, Riverside is a community of students as well as working adults and families. Also like Far West, Riverside properties are on UT’s bus route—wherein a UT bus will pick-up and drop-off students on campus. The South Austin location also gives great access to the downtown night life of Austin, an unbeatable live music scene, as well as a short commute to Austin’s many lakes. Prices in the area range wildly, with the cheapest 1-bedroom apartments coming in just around $600 and 2-bedrooms starting around $1000. Prices are subject to change, so give us a call today at (512) 900-7963 for a quote on pricing today!
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The East Riverside neighborhood is located in Southeast Austin. By living here you will have access to the city of Austin’s natural amenities, like: Lady Bird Lake, the dozens of running, biking, and hiking trails, and—of course—close proximity to Austin’s famous live music and downtown nightlife. Think of how much fun you could have on Rainey and 6th streets with all the money you will save by moving just a short bus-ride from campus.
The trails along Lady Bird Lake are favorite spots for joggers living in the South Austin area. During the milder season, it is common to see Austinites walking their dogs, or just walking alongside the lake with their kids and significant others. And the lake itself is great for kayaking, paddle-boarding, and swimming with your loved ones and furry friends.
The East Riverside neighborhood is considered by many to be the Mecca of food trailers in Austin. This is where many locally famous chains like Torchy’s Tacos got their start! For delicious food made by local Austinites, head on over to the East side food trailers! And for some of the finest coffee, beer, and live music in the city, check out the Buzzmill on 1505 Town Creek Dr.
If you enjoy live music, head on over to Emo’s on 2015 East Riverside Dr. for performances by some of the biggest names in music. Check their website for upcoming shows and dates. The venue is divided into two stages, and it is not uncommon to see some of the biggest names in Metal—like Veil of Maya—performing across the hall from a well-known alternative rock band like New Found Glory. The audiences at Emo’s are as diverse as the city itself.