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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2414 Longview St #305, Austin, TX - $1,500
Great 2/2 On West Campus....***6 Month Only At This Price*** Wood Vinyl Plank Floors Spacious Living Room With Super Nice Kitchen Dining Combo. Covered Reserved Parking. Close To EverythingProperty Management Of Texas
2706 Salado St #205, Austin, TX - $1,595
Excellent Deal In Central Austin. You Get 2 Equal Size Bedrooms With 2 Full Bathrooms. Has Living Room With Attached Dining Area. Laminate Floors. Kitchen Has An Electric Range, Refrigerator, And Dishwasher. Central Ac And Heat. Washer/dryer In Th...Trust Realty Group
2505 Seton Ave #d, Austin, TX - $1,600
Looking For A Place That Is Move In Ready For The Spring Semester Of School? This Rare Condo Is Available Until 08/05/2017. Location! Location! Location! Closest 2 Bedroom Condo Within Walking Distance To Ut Campus Available. Small Four Plex With ...Total Community Solutions, LLC
501 W 26th St #308, Austin, TX - $1,600
Available Now! Reduced, Great Deal! Spacious 2bed/2bath Condo Available 1 Block West Of Guadalupe In Centennial...sooo Close To Campus & With A Community Pool & Elevator! Perfect For Roommates, Nice Condo Remodeled With Granite Countertops In The ...Community Is Home LLC
2801 Rio Grande St #102, Austin, TX - $1,650
Amazing Well Maintained 2 Bedroom 2 Full Bath Condo Just Two Blocks To Ut Campus ~ Engineered Wood Floors Throughout ~ Great Appliances, Fixtures, Custom Fresh Paint, And More... ~ Location, Location, Location ~ 2 Reserved Parking Spaces ~ Water...RE/MAX Posh Properties, South
2401 Leon St #103, Austin, TX - $1,650
Pre-lease August 2017- This Large West Campus 2x2 Has Big Bedrooms And Lots Of Living Space. With Two Parking Spot And A Washer/dryer, This Apartment Is A Must See! No Pets, Please.512 Realty
2401 Leon #108, Austin, TX - $1,650
\pre-lease August 2017- This Large West Campus 2x2 Has Big Bedrooms And Lots Of Living Space. With Two Parking Spot And A Washer/dryer, This Apartment Is A Must See! No Pets, Please.512 Realty
2414 Longview St #209, Austin, TX - $1,700
This Winchester Condominium Unit Is Located In West Campus. There Are 2 Assigned Parking Spots, Washer/dryer In Unit, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fireplace. Unit Has Wood, Tile, And Carpet. Not Pet Friendly. Water/trash Covered By The Hoa.State Street Properties
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