Every year, thousands of University of Texas students scramble to find their dream student apartment. While many students choose to live on campus, many others prefer their own space. We've made a helpful list of can't-miss advice that will help you while searching for student apartments near UT.

1. Set a monthly rent budget and stick to it

Right off the bat, it's important to determine how much you're able and willing to spend on rent. As a general rule of thumb, it's recommended that no more than a third of your monthly living allowance be spent on rent and utilities. Keep this budget in mind when apartment searching, and try not to be tempted to spend more just because you've found a beautiful apartment.

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Top Zip Codes in Austin Real Estate

With the Austin real estate market as hot as ever, we've taken a look at the top zip codes in Austin real estate. Whether it's thanks to beautiful lakeside properties, convenience to downtown, or top school systems, these zip codes are some of the trendiest in the city. Is your ideal neighborhood on the list?


The 78731 zip code prominently features the highly coveted north-central Austin neighborhood of Northwest Hills. This upscale, family-friendly neighborhood is a sight to be seen, with its charming wooded roads winding along hilltops that offer incredible views of the Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin, and the Bull Creek Preserve.

The abundance of deer in the neighborhood can make you forget you're so close to the city, but Northwest…

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Austin's Best Burgers

With Austin quickly becoming known as one of the country's biggest foodie destinations, we're seeing a major shift in dining trends. From the farm-to-table movement to molecular gastronomy, it's hard to keep up with all the latest innovations.

One staple that never fails to disappoint is a trusty, dependable hamburger. From classic fast food takes to health-conscious vegan options, the burger is as versatile as any other dish. Check out our collection of the best burgers in Austin.

Best Classic Fast Food Burgers

Staff Pick - Whataburger: Avocado Bacon Burger ($5.19)

Our favorite drive-thru burger is the good ole Texas classic, Whataburger. The first Whataburger location opened in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950, selling burgers for 25 cents…

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Austin High Schools

Oh the SATs. Those little three or four digit numbers can define a student's future education. SAT scores are the bane of many high school students' existence. Some prepare all year to take the tests, some prepare the night before. A neighborhood can play a big part in the success of a student during test time, as students who attend high-quality schools in the area can receive top studying techniques. By living in any of the Austin neighborhoods mentioned below, parents will be giving their children an ideal opportunity to earn an education from some of the finest schools in the area. 

Not only are SAT scores important for the student, but they are also important for businesses to assess the quality of schools in an area. Schools who regularly…

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As we enter July, Austin residents are no doubt starting to feel the heat. With temperatures expected to remain in the high 90s throughout the month, it is imperative to find ways to beat the heat. What better way to cool off than to venture to any of the nearby Austin swimming holes. Austin has one of the largest selections of rivers and lakes in Texas. Austin Swimming HolesAs a result, there are a large number of areas people can take advantage of to keep cool. Swimming holes in Austin can be found as close as one mile outside of the downtown area, giving residents convenient access to cool off under the hot sun.

It’s time to take a look at the top five swimming holes in Austin. We don’t blame you if you only read half the article— we almost stopped writing to go for a…

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The Austin real estate market has never been hotter. The latest report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® indicates that Austin home sales in May rose 13.2% from the same time last year. The City of Austin housing inventory currently sits at 1.9 months. Consider that a balanced market is approximately 6.5 months, and you quickly see that you have a tight market.

This is great news for sellers, who will be able to sell their homes in record time, but what does this mean for buyers? Although the Austin real estate market is highly competitive, this doesn't mean you should be scared away from buying. If you do your research, have your finances in order, and you're prepared to act flexibly and quickly, you can still land the home of your dreams.


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