with its population growth by building apartment homes and residential towers. Of over
723,000 houses, apartments, and condominiums in Austin, more than 233,000 were
built after 2000, ranking Austin 5th in the
country for youngest housing stock. Apartments are popping up all over Austin. In
addition to the 17,627 units that were under
construction in 2014, fourteen new projects
have already been approved by the city in the
first quarter of 2015, and another 24 projects
were submitted for site plan review. Austin’s
building boom just keeps rolling along with
no obvious end in sight.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT AUSTIN
Austin is known for being an eclectic city,
and Austin neighborhoods are no different.
From young and hip high rises, to suburbs
with great schools and parks, to customized luxury apartments, Austin has it all.
Choosing the right neighborhood can be
difficult, however, for someone who is
unfamiliar with the lay of Austin land.
“Many people immediately look to down-
town areas, but I encourage anyone new to
Austin to look at other areas,” says Charissa
Parkhill, Southwest Regional Field
Marketer for The NRP Group, a full-ser-
vice investment, development, and property
management company. It’s important to
have an understanding of what Austin has
to offer, so you can choose a neighborhood
that’s right for you.
Downtown: The greatest apartment growth
may very well be in Downtown Austin,
where construction cranes tower over
;partments ;ERE; is an apartment locator service that calls ;ustin
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