West Campus refers to the area just west of the University of Texas at Austin, extending from Guadalupe (aka “The Drag”) west to Lamar Boulevard. As you may have guessed from its name, the area tends to feature different types ofstudent housing, including a large number offraternity and sorority houses, student-run co-ops and apartment complexes, and caters mainly to the university crowd.
In addition to the vast number of student residences, you’ll also find a number of small single-family homes and duplexes in this area. Many of these bungalows are located on quieter side streets that thwart through-traffic, like the unusually named 22½ Street, creating small oases within the always buzzing neighborhood. With plenty of trees and beautiful (and occasionally beautifully random) architecture, West Campus is a great place to go for a stroll between classes.
If you’re looking for cultural and tourist attractions, the area is jam-packed with things to do and places to go. Naturally, there are plenty of UT highlights, like the Harry Ransom Center, Blanton Museum of Art, LBJ Library, Texas State History Museum (which also houses an IMAX theater), and the historic Cactus Cafe. Off-campus, there’s the Neill-Cochran House Museum, located on San Gabriel Street, and the Capitol is just a hop, skip and a jump away for those interested in Austin’s history and politics.
Another perk of living in West Campus will resonate with die-hard Longhorn fans: it’s easy to walk to all of UT’s home football games, which means you can avoid the hassle of trying to find parking on game day!
Shopping on The Drag includes the University Co-op’s main bookstore (where you can stock up on all things burnt orange), as well as its adjacent art store, and a variety of fast food restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores. The strip closest to the university always seems to be changing, depending on the fashions of the day, but further north on Guadalupe you’ll also find quirky old-school Austin establishments like Kerbey Lane Cafe, Dirty Martin’s, Conan’s Pizza, Toy Joy, Spider House, and the Wheatsfield Co-op grocery store.
For outdoorsy types, Pease Park borders West Campus’s western edge, boasting plenty of green space, as well as basketball and volleyball courts, BBQ pits, picnic tables and reservable facilities for your outdoor events. The park is also the site of the annual Eeyore’s Birthday Party, a festival that celebrates Austin’s counterculture with live music, food and drink, and plenty of reveling. The park also feeds into the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, miles of trails that provide great hiking and biking opportunities within downtown Austin.
Whether you’re looking for student housing or single-family homes in a great neighborhood with plenty to do, West Campus has a little bit of something for everyone, offering downtown living at affordable prices.
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2204 San Gabriel St #301, Austin, TX - $1,575
Great Location, West Campus Bus Stop In Front Of Property. High Ceilings, Juilet Balcony, Updated Vinyl Plank Flooring, Good Roommate Floor Plan, Tub Being Resurfaced This Week. Two Parking Stickers Included.Trevor Benz Dickens
2515 Pearl St #106, Austin, TX - $1,595
Spacious 2 Bedroom 1 Bath In The Very Heart Of West Campus. Large Open Living/dinning Area, Includes W/d And Free Internet. Ut Is Just 3 Blocks Away And Shuttle Stops At Front Door. Parking Available In The Onsite Underground Garage For $100/mo....Ely Properties, Inc.
806 W 24th St #315, Austin, TX - $1,595
Most Desirable Complex In West C. 3 Blks Walk To Ut. Stunning Hardwood Floors, Full Size Washer & Dryer, Corner Unit. Mirrored Walls In Dining Room. It Will Not Last. Parking Included.Respace LLC
1916 Robbins Pl, Austin, TX - $1,595
Super Nice 2 Bed 1 Bath Cottage In West Campus And Just Minutes From Downtown And Pease Park. Very Central Location. Original Wood Floors, High Ceilings, And Lots Of Charm. Large Open Space Just Over 950 Sq. Feet. Actual Garage Also Available At $...Respace LLC
914 W 26th St #107, Austin, TX - $1,595
Move In Before August 1st! Spacious West Campus 2-bedroom, 2-bath. Ut Shuttle Picks Up Directly In Front Of Condos. Features Open Living Area With Natural Light. Corner Unit With 2-private Balconies. 2-reserved Parking Spot Included With Rent. Was...JCT Realty Group, LLC
2408 Leon St #310, Austin, TX - $1,600
Most Fun Complex In West Campus! Amazing Pool And 10 Person Hot Tub! Stained Concrete Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, Walk-in Closets And Built-in Washer/dryer! Rent Includes Cable And Hbo!512 Realty
1010 W 23rd #2, Austin, TX - $1,600
Gorgeous Second Floor Corner Unit. Complex And Unit Renovated In Summer 2015. All New Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters, In Unit Washer/dryer, Laminate Wood Floors. Condo Has Two Nicely Sized Bedrooms, One Bath And Bonus Loft Area ! Hi...Campus & Central Properties
2529 Rio Grande St #42, Austin, TX - $1,600
Great 2/1 For Lease. Rent Includes Two Parking, Water And Trash. 2 Blocks From Ut! Great For Any Student Or Young Professional Wanting To Be Around Downtown Area. Unit Is Located Next To Pool.Lee Real Estate Services, Inc.
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