As Austin scrambles with a housing crisis, apartments are even more in demand with rents reaching an all-time high this month. Specials are dwindling across the city, but there's still some complexes welcoming you home with deals that won't leave you with buyer's remorse.
Whether you're staying out of Austin's fast and furious housing market or just like the renter lifestyle better, here are a few specials from Sunroom rentals to save some money in your new pad. These specials will only last through the end of the month, so snatch them up quickly!
The Mont, 2405 Montopolis Drive
This brand new Montopolis property was completed in 2020, meaning it is virtually untouched. With a pool, tanning deck, fitness center with a yoga studio, car charging station and community garden, The Mont is pet friendly and only a 15-minute drive from Downtown. The complex is offering six weeks free, waived admin fees and a half-price deposit on its one-bedroom units, which range from $1,475 to $1,595 monthly, and two-bedroom apartment homes that range from $1,990 to $2,110 per month.
Arise Riverside, 1900 Airport Commerce Dr.
Just a quick jaunt from the airport and The MetCenter park, Arise Riverside is also a brand new property, completed in 2020. With an on-site pool, dog park, garages available and gated access, this complex comes with all the standard amenities, plus washers and dryers in-unit. The property is filling up quickly with one-bedroom units, in the $1,704 to $1,864 per month range, and two-bedroom units, from $2,689 to $2,719 per month, still available. New leasers can lock in eight weeks free, which can be prorated over the entire lease to bring down the overall cost of rent.
Nexus East, 720 Airport Blvd.
Nestled on the East side near Lavender Loop, Cesar Chavez and Airport Boulevard, Nexus East offers shopping, restaurants and a lively arts and cultural scene just outside your door. Although studios on the property are out of availability, the complex offers one-bedroom units from $1,585 to $1,810 per month or two-bedroom units from $2,860 to $2,940. With this month's special, single-bedroom units will you get four weeks free and two weeks free for two-bedroom units.
The Shiloh at Oak Hill, 6811 Old Bee Caves Road
Though the property is still putting up the finishing touches, the Shiloh at Oak Hill is set to have people move in during early September, so you'll be the first to stay in your new home. The property comes complete with not one but two pools, modern quartz countertops, sky-high 10-foot ceilings, yards in some units and proximity to downtown, while also holding true to the sleepiness of West Austin. The complex is offering four weeks free for 13-month or longer leases, with soft-loft units starting at $1,475, one-bedroom units $1,563 to $2,102 and two-bedroom units between $1,990 and $2,440 monthly.
The Haven, 6812 South Congress Avenue
Although this property is a bit older than the rest, location is everything when you're living on South Congress. The Haven is newly renovated with a gated perimeter, wood floors, comes with a pool and is just south of William Cannon Drive. The property is offering a month of free rent for a year lease or longer. You can find a one-bedroom unit for $1,195 per month or two-bedroom units for $1,450 per month.
Eastside Station, 1700 E 4th Street
This modern-looking complex is right in the center of the East Side culture, restaurants and nightlife. Eastside Station is currently running a "Look and Lease" special, meaning if you sign a lease within 24 hours of touring the property you'll earn two weeks of free rent on a 13-month lease or longer. You can lock down a new soft-loft apartment home starting at $1,616 per month, one bedroom from $1,916 to $2,454 per month or its final available two-bedroom unit for $3,502 monthly.
The Alden at Cedar Park, 801 C-Bar Ranch Trail
Trying to get away from city life? Cedar Park offers all the comforts of city-living while also providing the comfort, seclusion and beauty of the Hill Country. Located off E. Whitestone Boulevard, the main street running through Cedar Park, The Alden was built in 2019 and offers exclusively one and two-bedroom apartments. When you sign, you can get four weeks free for a lease term between 13 and 15 months. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,643, running up to $2,008 if you want a first-floor unit with a yard.
Modera Domain, 2618 Kramer Lane
These sleek apartments are located just outside the shopping mall of your dreams: The Domain. Residents are within walking distance from everything The Domain has to offer, plus the metro rail station on Kramer Lane, so it's a quick ride to everywhere else in Austin. Two-bedroom units are booked up for the time being, but you can grab a swanky studio apartment for between $1,500 to $1,650 per month, or a one-bedroom from $1,760 to $1,930 per month. The complex is offering one month free on a 13-month lease or longer while the special lasts!
Lucent, 12201 Dessau Road
Another brand new property that was finished in 2020, Lucent is located near the Tech Ridge area and offers (very scarce) units with three bedrooms. Clean lines, dark cabinetry and a tropical-inspired pool await you in this quiet location. Lucent is currently offering four weeks free, plus two more if you sign within 48 hours of touring, on a 13-18 month lease with admin fees reduced by 50%. You can lease a soft loft for $1,525, one-bedroom options between $1,360 and $1,625 per month or two-bedroom units in the $1,615 to $2,000 range. Units are in high demand, so act quickly.
The Pearl, 1303 W. Koenig Lane
Finished in 2020 and located centrally, just west of N. Lamar Boulevard., The Pearl uniquely offers luxury apartments in addition to its standard units. You'll find quartz countertops and electric appliances in standard units, while premium apartments come with marble countertops, high-end fixtures, restaurant-quality appliances, Nest thermostats and a wine fridge. This complex is offering a month of free rent on a year lease. Studios, which are all standard, run between $1,320 and $1,750, standard one-bedroom units at $1,580 to $2,350, premium one-bedrooms for $2,145 to $2,579, standard two-bedroom units range from $2,305 to $2,780, where premium will start at $2,680 and cap out at $3,318 per month.
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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.
Artists and music lovers are set to pack into Zilker Park for The Austin City Limits Music Festival in the coming two weekends. Following that, Formula One will bring racing fans to the Circuit of the Americas.
For those two events, the airport is anticipating high passenger days with 30,000 or more people departing flights.
ABIA recommends arriving at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights on those days. For ACL, it's expected on both Sundays of the festival along with the Monday and Tuesday after. The F1-driven high passenger days are expected on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-26.
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F1, especially, could draw in loads of travelers as the three-day event saw 400,000 attendees last year. ABIA warns that highways leading to the airport may see even higher traffic than usual around the event and that travelers should plan their route accordingly.
Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for ABIA, said travel numbers come in 24 hours in advance. So, it's hard to predict if the airport will see travel volumes at the same levels that have happened around previous F1 races or if it'll top ACL's flight traffic.
Still, she says historical knowledge points to a chance for it.
“We've had that Monday after F1 break the record for single busiest in airport history," Grimmett said. "So context clues I would say yes, but I can't confirm that. But the historical background points to that."
In anticipation of the high volume of flyers, the airport received additional TSA officers for security screening through the end of October. To prepare even further, the Department of Aviation and partners hosted a job showcase and hiring fair to address the continued labor shortage the airport has experienced.
Relief from hectic travel days is on the horizon with November likely to see a slowdown.
"I don't anticipate it will be as busy as October just because we don't have as many events going on," Grimmett said. "Thanksgiving is kind of our primary holiday that we see a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport."