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Student Housing Austin

Austin is home to world-renowned universities, making it an eye-catcher for local and international students to stay there. The quality of higher education in Austin is exceptional and is top-rated compared to other cities. Casita is a student housing company with hundreds of rooms in Austin; there are many options, including en-suite rooms, self-contained studios, and one-bedroom apartments! Casita offers a wide range of student housing in Austin for you to choose from according to your needs, budgets, and preferences. 

About Austin

Austin is the state capital of Texas, located in Central Texas on the Colorado River. The city is popular for having the most delicious food, many huge live music venues, and a lot of entertainment. Austin has a unique perfect culture, and it gives friendly vibes to the point where non-citizens feel as if they are at home. That’s why currently, everybody is heading to live in Austin or even just visit the city. 

Austin is also a place where great parks, river access, hiking, and bike trails are found everywhere. We can not forget Austin's highly educated workforce, as it has the University of Texas, considered the greatest university there. Many other local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching. 

Suburbs in Austin 

Austin has plenty of suburbs and areas for students to call home during their study period there. The best suburbs to live in during your stay in Austin include Round Rock, Four Points, Shady Hollow, Lakeway, and South Austin. 

Round Rocks 

Round Rock is a historic area in Texas as the name comes from a round rock in Brushy Creek, where covered wagons did low-water crossings in the 1800s. Sports are a way of life in Round Rock, which is known as the "Sports Capital of Texas" because of the many championship games hosted at the Round Rock Sports Center and the Round Rock Multipurpose Center. Our student accommodation, Axis West Campus, is located nearby and is seven minutes away from the University of Texas. 

Four Points

Four Points is a small region where expansive greenbelts surround the area. If you want to have easy access to Austin and be near the great outdoors, you should check out homes in Four Points. The Oasis on Lake Travis is one of the local favourites, and people from all over Austin come to grab a bite and watch the sunset. 

Shady Hollow

This scenic suburb is near Circle C, one of the largest master-planned communities in Austin. Shady Hollow is another managed community on the edge of the Texas Hill Country wilderness. You can find beautiful brick-faced houses lining the Shady Hollow streets, many dating back to the 1980s. 


Lakeway is a suburb of Austin in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Located about 25 miles west of downtown Austin, Lakeway is a resort community complete with golf courses, tennis courts, marinas, a private airport, a full-service hotel and spa, a 65-mile-long lake, 100 acres of parkland and trails, and nearly 500 acres of greenbelts. 

South Austin 

If you are looking for a taste of old Texas architecture, you should look no further than South Austin. While this suburb is not near the Lake Travis waterfront or the expansive green belts of Four Points, you are still close to nature in this green suburb. 

Life in Austin

Austin attracts a talented and young crowd. The University of Texas boasts a student population of over 50,000 people. It has one of the largest campuses in the United States, spanning 430 acres of red tile-topped buildings and green fields. Students are not obligated to live on campus and may choose to live on or off campus. 

We can not forget Austin's highly educated workforce, as it has the University of Texas, which is considered the greatest university there. Many other local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching. This high concentration of academic activity adds to Austin’s vibrant, forward-thinking atmosphere. 

Cost of Living in Austin 

The total living cost in Austin consists of your housing rent, food, travel, books and supplies, health expenses, and personal expenses. The average cost of living in Austin for students is $3,060 per month. Living in Austin is more suitable for students studying at the University of Texas, Southwestern University, and Texas State University

Transportation in Austin

In its 535-square-mile service area, Austin's public Capital Metro Bus System serves a population of more than one million people. Central Texas is served by local, MetroRapid limited-stop, MetroFlyer, MetroExpress, and University of Texas Shuttle routes, with over 1,600 bus stops and 82 routes.

Attractions in Austin

Austin is a city with plenty to offer. The city’s famous attractions, landmarks, and tourist destinations feature everything from museums and galleries to parks and natural scenery. Whatever you might be into, there is definitely a place for you to enjoy it in Austin! 

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park is a 5,200-acre park that boasts hiking and horseback riding trails, campsites, river swimming, and scenic vistas. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube, or fish. You can also look for local wildlife and plants at the bird blind and butterfly garden.

Austin Nature & Science Center

The Austin Nature & Science Centre is an 80-acre nature centre. Since 1960, the Austin Nature & Science Centre has provided hands-on nature exhibits, educational programs, and recreation activities for countless visitors, teachers, and children of all ages that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum

This museum has exhibits and I-MAX films. The museum, located a few blocks north of the Texas State Capitol at 1800 North Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to interpreting the continually unfolding "Story of Texas" to the broadest possible audience through meaningful educational experiences. 

The Blanton Museum 

The Blanton Museum is home to 20th-century American paintings, Latin American art, and Greek and Roman sculptures. In honour of its then-chairman, Jack S. Blanton, the museum was renamed the Blanton Museum of Art. 

Top Universities in Austin 

The University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university founded in 1883 and is the oldest institution in the University of Texas System. The university is ranked #38 out of 443 national universities. Casita offers eight accommodation options just a short public transport ride away.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts is the liberal arts college at The University of Texas at Austin. The college dates back to 1883, the university's opening year, but today's college was formed in 1970 with the split of the College of Arts and Sciences. There are eight accommodation options offered by Casita that are located close by. 

Austin Community College

The Austin Community College District is a public community college system serving the Austin, Texas, metropolitan area and surrounding Central Texas communities. Casita offers eight accommodation options just a short public transport ride away.

Texas State University

Texas State University is a public research university in San Marcos, Texas. Since its establishment in 1899, the university has grown to be the second-largest university in the metropolitan area and the fifth-largest university in the state of Texas. There are also eight accommodation options offered by Casita that are located nearby. 

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Austin, Casita offers student accommodation in these USA cities as well: Buda, Hornsby Bend, Wells Branch, and Cedar Park. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for Austin student housing?

Starting your search for student housing in Austin early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in Austin?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Austin student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Austin?

The average monthly cost for student housing in Austin, specifically an apartment, is around $2,930. Other room types, like en-suite rooms or studios, may cost more depending on the provider.


How do I pay for my student room in Austin?

Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my Austin student housing accommodation in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


How do I complete my booking?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.


What should I look for when booking Austin student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Austin, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities.


What are the best areas for students to live in Austin?

Austin has a variety of suburbs that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students can easily find good and affordable student accommodation in Austin in areas like Bouldin Creek, Clarksville, Dawson, and Downtown.


What different housing types are available for students in Austin?

The types of student accommodation in Austin vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.


What are the different available room types in Austin?

The available room types in Austin student housings range from single, double, triple, and en-suite rooms. There are also private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.


Can I get a furnished student room in Austin?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Austin that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area, a desk, a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen at affordable prices.


Can I see the property before moving in?

Yes, you can. Almost all Austin student housing options allow students to see the property either through online viewings via Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in!


What’s the best mode of transportation in Austin?

When booking student accommodation in Austin, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the train, take the bus, hail a cab, or cycle.


Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, mainly students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Austin, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.


Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

While some Austin student apartments may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student housing in Austin has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the information you need.


Can I stay with a friend at my student housing in Austin?

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.


What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.