6 Best Pools in West Campus Near the University of Texas at Austin
by Megan Mills
We are all familiar with the scorching Texas heat that seems to persist throughout each summer. In the summer months, people of all ages are eager to cool off by the pool. And as college students, it’s always nice to have a spot to relax and cool down after a long day of classes.
At the Waterloo leasing office, we often hear potential residents get excited about our amenities, especially our pool deck. While Waterloo offers a full suite of amenities, including a rooftop pool deck and hot tub, we understand that it’s important to know your options. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the best pools offered by student housing apartments in West Campus.
Best Pools in West Campus
Opened in: 2020
Defining Features: Moontower’s rooftop pool deck is a great place for students to soak up some sun, hang out with friends, or enjoy some me-time. Not only does it have city views, but this pool deck also features a grilling station, an in-pool tanning shelf, and lots of seating.
Address: 600 W 26th St, Austin, TX 78705
Opened in: 2008
Defining Features: As one of the first resort-style pools to open in West Campus, 26 West became notorious for its pool long before luxury student housing was mainstream in the area. The 26 West pool area includes a hot tub, lounge pavilions, grilling station, and plenty of seating.
The Nine at West Campus
Address: 2518 Leon St, Austin, TX 78705
Opened in: 2018
Defining Features: The Nine at West Campus has a sleek pool deck nestled into the northwest edge of West Campus, overlooking Austin’s Pease Park. Their massive pool deck has an in-pool tanning shelf, grilling station, bar area, and a jumbotron.
Opened in: 2019
Defining Features: Ion Austin’s massive, terrace pool gives students a place to chill out with friends while getting maximum sunshine. With plenty of seating, an in-pool tanning shelf, and a jumbotron, their pool is a great spot to cool off on a sunny day.
The Standard at Austin
Address: 715 W. 23rd St, Austin, TX 78705
Opened in: 2021
Defining Features: The Standard’s seventh-floor pool deck features a resort-style pool, two hot tubs, hammocks, fire pits, a Jumbotron, and an outdoor grill. Decked out with palm trees and lounge seating, this poolside spot will make you feel like you’re on vacation.
Address: 2400 Seton Ave, Austin, TX 78705
Defining Features: Waterloo’s stunning rooftop pool deck features a bar, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, and killer views of the University of Texas campus and Downtown Austin. As the tallest building in West Campus, students can cool off and enjoy views from 30 stories high.
We hope that this list helps you get started in exploring West Campus pools!
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