5 Best Apartments in West Campus near the University of Texas at Austin

by Megan Mills

Searching for the best apartments in West Campus can be overwhelming. At Waterloo, we hear this from our potential residents every day. Between word-of-mouth recommendations, Google searches, and advertisements, it can be tough to know who to trust.

While Waterloo offers a full suite of amenities and floor plans, and we are confident that we can help meet your housing needs, we understand that it is important to know your options.

For that reason, we have compiled a complete list of what we consider to be the best apartment complexes in West Campus for students attending UT Austin.

Best Apartments for Students in West Campus

Ion Austin

Ion Austin, located on San Antonio and 21st St, opened in Fall 2019. Photo courtesy of Scion Group.

Address: 2100 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
Opened in: Fall 2016
Highlights: Ion Austin offers conveniently located student apartments for UT student residents. Community amenities include a pool deck, a fitness center, study lounge spaces, and a sky lounge. Floorplans range from studio to four bedrooms.

Lark Austin

Lark Austin, located at Nueces and 21st St, opened in Fall 2019. Photo courtesy of Scion Group.

Address: 2100 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78705
Opened in: Fall 2019
Highlights: Sister properties with Ion Austin, Lark Austin offers student housing apartments conveniently located near UT Austin. Community amenities include a pool deck with grills, a fitness center, lounge spaces, and study spaces. Floorplans range from studio to four-bedroom floor plans.

Moontower

Moontower, located on San Antonio and 22nd St, opened in Fall 2020.

Address: 2204 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
Opened in: Fall 2020
Highlights: Moontower is a UT Austin apartment community catering to student residents who want a vibrant living experience near the UT campus. Community amenities include a pool deck, a fitness center with yoga and spin studios, a study lounge, and a coffee bar. Floorplans range from studios to five-bedroom layouts.

Torre

Torre, located on Nueces and 21st St, opened in Fall 2021. Photo courtesy of Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company, LLC.

Address: 2020 Nueces Street Austin, TX 78705

Opened in: Fall 2021

Highlights: Torre is a UT student housing high rise, providing residents with conveniently located, apartment-style housing. Community amenities include a sky lounge, study pods, a pool deck with a hot tub, and a fitness center with a yoga studio. Floorplans range from studios to six bedrooms to townhouse layouts.

Villas on Rio

Villas on Rio, located on Rio Grande and 22nd St, opened in Fall 2021. Photo courtesy of Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company, LLC.

Address: 2111 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

Opened in: Fall 2021

Highlights: Villas on Rio is an off-campus apartment complex offering student residents resort-style living arrangements near campus. Community amenities include a spa, a pool deck with a hot tub, a fitness center with a yoga studio, a mezzanine study area, and a sports lounge. Floorplans include studios, five bedrooms, and even three to four-bedroom townhome layouts that span two floors and include a spiral staircase.

We hope that this list helps you get started in exploring West Campus apartments. For more information on leasing in West Campus, please contact Waterloo’s leasing team who would be happy to answer you have about finding an apartment.