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- Very modern
- Well designed interiors
- Super awesome location in the heart of East 6th
- A million things to walk to
- Cute micro units made for minimalist living.
- Units are super small (studios under 400 sqft)
- Prices aren’t much lower than nearby buildings.
- Parking is expensive
- Right next to some dive bars which can get loud.
- Have to rely on on site laundry
- This is the only place in East Austin where this is the case.
- Great location
- Downtown style luxury design
- Small and awkward floor-plans
- You have to use the gym at the Arnold next door instead.
- Tiny pool
- Small amenities.
- It looks and feels like a place that was made by people who have never been to East Austin. They made it look and feel like a generically luxury Downtown property without giving it any East Austin personality.
- Modern building
- Nice rooftop community space
- Big dog park
- Some very nice floor plans
- Cool wine bar downstairs
- Right along East 7th which the busiest traffic street on East Austin.
- Tiny pool
- Not super competitive in any one category
- Not much style in the building.
- Awesome location at the beginning of East Austin, and across the street from Downtown. A million places to walk t
- Big pool area!
- Great amenities like Gym, work space, rooftop deck
- Attached grocery store!
- When Whole Foods opens up, you’ll be able to get groceries across the street.
- Style feels a bit off and outdated.
- Dark hallways.
- You will go broke when Whole Foods opens up next door.
- Many units leased by a short term rental company which sometimes makes the building feel like a hotel. I’ve clients leave specifically because of this.
- Some very small floor plans.
- The new building next door, Residences at Saltillo is better in almost every category.
Residences at Saltillo
- Awesome building!
- Walkable to everything in East Austin
- Great interiors & artwork everywhere.
- Great floor plans like their 1 Bedroom + Den
- Perfect location between Downtown and East Austin
- Solid pool & gym
- Leasing staff lives on site, so they have extra skin in the game to keep the community strong.
- Lot’s of community events!
- Free parking which is amazing for this location.
- Excellent leasing staff.
- Amenities will depend on which building you’re in.
- Limited parking. Only 1 parking spot per bedroom allowed. No option to buy more spots.
- The electric train goes right by the building. It’s not loud, but some units will hear the rails lowering occasionally.
- Great location on East 4th/5th which is quieter than East 6th
- Hyper walkable to everything in East Austin.
- Great floor plans
- Good pool, gym, community space, and courtyards
- Some excellent Chris Rogers murals around the parking garage.
- Fun fact: used to be a tortilla factory!
- Nearby bike paths and access to the train. A cool way to work in North Austin and live in East Austin.
- Usually has good prices.
- Other than the murals by the parking garage the overall style of the building is bland and unexciting.
- One of the best locations in Austin.
- A ton of stuff to walk to in the area!
- Great place to have an active lifestyle.
- One of the best designed buildings in the city.
- Awesome gym, fun pool, great community space.
- Management has a ton of turnover and has been a consistent problem since they opened up.
- Prices can be very high.
- Pool can get rowdy in the summers
- Rooftop is not much to be excited about.
- Close enough to all the cool stuff on East 6th
- Quieter than the rest of East 6th
- Small Community
- Some great floor plans, especially their 2 bedroom
- Some units have awesome Downtown views.
- Often overpriced for it’s location further down East 6th
- Usually has high prices
- Sometimes the freight train goes nearby which can get loud for a few minutes.
Eleven by Windsor
- You may get me as your neighbor!
- Ridiculously cool sky lounge with Downtown views.
- Awesome location between Downtown and East Austin.
- East 11th if a really cool street and less busy than East 6th.
- Can walk to my favorite bar, Nickel City!
- Great big pool area that get lots of sunlight
- Great community
- Huge dog park!
- Very convenient community work space.
- Right across the street from Franklin Barbecue!
- Since it’s so close to I35, getting around anywhere in Austin is super easy. Almost everything I’d want to drive is under 20 minutes away.
- High ceiling floor plans.
- No carpet ever! Only wood or concrete.
- Cheap parking for the area.
- Interior design of the building isn’t anything special
- Gym is mediocre
- Some units are too close to I35 which can make it noisey.
- Windsor leasing agents feel more corporate than other management teams.
- Prices can get very high depending on the season.
- Not in the middle of East 6th which can be a pro or con.
- Great location on East 11th
- Very big floor plans
- Nice pool with a big live oak tree
- Solid functional amenities
- Quieter neighborhood than East 6th.
- Walk to Nickel City and Franklin BBQ.
- The oldest modern building in East Austin.
- Usually well priced
- Many units have old appliances and carpet throughout the unit, but are going to lots of renovations.
- Like many AMLI properties, they do a very poor job on style.
- Hallways are very dark.
- Cool location in a quiet residential area of East Austin. Very good place to walk around.
- They did a great job with the amenities and finishings
- Awesome gym
- Big pool
- Wide open community spaces
- Good prices
- Not as walkable to all the cool East Austin stuff on East 6th
- Local freight train comes nearby.
- Small dog walking area
- Excellent overall building
- Right next to the train station at MLK (Hence the name Platform) which gives you easy access to East and North Austin
- Ridiculously nice pool area (multiple pools!)
- Lots of space to bring friends to hang out.
- Solid overall gym
- Houndstooth Coffee at the bottom is a cool place to hang out, drink coffee and work.
- MLK and Manor both have great food and places to hang out.
- Deeper into East Austin
- Not a very walkable area
- You’ll have to walk to the main building to get access to the amenities.
- Very stylish building
- Nice amenities
- Great palm tree lined pool area
- Manor Road has a ton of cool food and places to hang out
- Sometimes has very good pricing
- I tend to like Platform more overall nearby
- Small units
- Outdoor parking
- Lower build quality than other modern buildings
- One of the best pool areas in East Austin
- Right outside an awesome neighborhood park/trail (hence the name Trailhead)
- Big floorplans and living areas
- Quiet location (at least compared to most other East Austin options)
- Moderate pricing
- Not as much of a walkable neighborhood compared to places on East 6th
- Pricing may not warrant the distance
- Units facing Airport Blvd may be a bit noisey
Alas! We’ve arrived at our conclusion! East Austin is the most popular neighborhood with my clients who want to be near downtown, not pay downtown prices, and have a high quality walkable lifestyle. And so they can live near me, which is a pretty great perk.
So yeah, East Austin is pretty great right? Aren’t you super pumped to live here? I hope now you’re all like, “Damn! This guide was badass!” “I’m definitely going to hire them to help me find my next spot”
Here’s a google map that I made for you with all of the East Austin apartments I mentioned above. You can pull this map up on your phone when you’re walking around the neighborhood. So you can have my highly opinionated apartment thoughts in your head when you’re touring around. Pretty awesome!