The University of Texas Division of Housing and Food Service oversees the University Apartments which are reserved for families, graduate students, and undergraduates with at least 30 credit hours who are also in good standing with the University.
Approximately 95 percent of Texas law students live off-campus. They have a vast array of choices when it comes to housing. The centralized location of The University of Texas campus along with the UT Shuttle System and Capital Metro service allows convenient access to many communities in the Austin area. (Also, UT students, faculty and staff may ride Capital Metro mainline buses free of charge by presenting a valid UT photo ID upon entering the bus.)
As Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, getting started early on your housing search can give you more options. Many places near campus will offer pre-leasing options, meaning you can sign a contract long before you actually move into your new place.
We strongly recommend that you visit Austin to look for housing. Many neighborhoods are within walking distance from campus for those students who want the convenience of living nearby. For those students who prefer to keep the spheres of school and home separate, neighborhoods further out can also prove to be more affordable.
Regardless of your preference, Austin’s diverse neighborhoods ensure that you will find a right fit for you. Be sure to visit the Texas Law Housing Facebook page for more housing information.
Popular Neighborhoods for Law Students
Hyde Park is a historical neighborhood with a lot of charm that is located in Central Austin. The neighborhood is very close to The University of Texas campus. The intersection of 43rd and Duval has a lot of great shops. This neighborhood is also very close to the Hancock Center, a shopping hub that offers a variety of stores and restaurants. which houses an HEB (local grocery store), 24Hour Fitness, and eateries such as Jason’s Deli and Pei Wei. Rental properties in this area range from $850- 1500 per month for Studio – 2 Bedroom.
North Campus is bounded by East 38th St. to the north, Guadalupe St. (or the “Drag”) to the west, Dean Keeton St. to the south, and Interstate 35 to the east. This neighborhood sits just north of campus, adjacent to Hyde Park sandwiched between The University of Texas campus and Hyde Park. There are some good parks in the area: Hemphill Park (dog-friendly) and Eastwoods Park, which has trails and a wading pool. Businesses that cater to students and locals are primarily located along the western and southern borders of the area. One popular area is 30th St. and Speedway St. Some popular law school pubs—Crown and Anchor and Posse East—are housed here. Rental properties in this area range from $850-1500 per month for Studio – 2 Bedroom.
Many students call the intimate apartment and condo complexes along Enfield Road home. Clarksville is by far one of the hottest areas of town due to its historic charm and proximity to downtown. Rental properties in this area range from $1000-1600 per month for 1-2 Bedroom.
Tarrytown is bounded by 35th Street, MoPac (or Loop 1), and Lake Austin Boulevard. This neighborhood is home mostly to families and professionals, but there are several small apartment complexes and condos. The area has some good restaurants: Hula Hut, Maudie’s Tex-Mex, Magnolia Café, and Mozart’s Coffee Roasters (which is good place to study). Rental properties in this area range from $1100-1600 per month for 1-2 Bedroom.
The Far West area is home to many students who choose to live in the area’s ample apartment complexes. This hilly area is serviced by the Far West shuttle that serves as a direct conduit to campus. Surrounding this area are quaint residential neighborhoods with sprawling ranch-style homes and condominiums with Hill Country views. Rental properties in this area range from $800-1300 per month for 1-2 Bedroom.
This up-and-coming area is as trendy as it is diverse. With its abundance of eclectic eateries, live-music options, museums and art galleries, this area is quickly becoming a favorite among students. The East Austin neighborhood is serviced by the East Campus shuttle and rental properties in the area range from $950-1600 per month for 1-2 Bedroom.
|Map #||Neighborhood||Car or Bus||Bike||Walking|
|1||Far West||15 min.||25 min.||n/a|
|2||Allandale||15–20 min.||20 min.||n/a|
|3||Crestview||20 min.||25 min.||n/a|
|4||Rosedale||15–20 min.||20 min.||n/a|
|5||Brykerwoods||10 min.||15 min.||35–40 min.|
|6||Tarrytown||10 min.||15 min.||35–40 min.|
|7||Lake Austin||10 min.||15 min.||35 min.|
|8||Enfield||10 min.||15 min.||30 min.|
|9||Clarksville||10 min.||15 min.||30 min.|
|10||North Campus / Hyde Park||10 min.||5–15 min.||10–30 min.|
|11||Downtown||7 min.||15 min.||25 min.|
|12||Windsor Park||20 min.||25 min.||n/a|
|13||Mueller||15 min.||20 min.||n/a|
|14||French Place||10 min.||15 min.||35 min.|
|15||Barton Hills||10–15 min.||20 min.||n/a|
|16||Travis Heights||10 min.||20 min.||n/a|
|17||East Riverside||15 min.||20 min.||n/a|