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Downtown Austin, 300 West Ave | Austin
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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25 Reviews

About this Location

Trader Joe's
2 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Zilker Park
24 min walk
22/4 (bus) - 2 min
338 (bus) - 7 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,838+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,940+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,853+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$5,091+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Fireplace (some units)
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets (some units)
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies (some units)
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Overall rating 7.0/10, based on 25 renter reviews Write a review

9.9
Location
5.0
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5.4
Management
7.2
Value
7.1
Social
7.3
Safety
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Elle West Ave reviews and highlights

  • great office staff
  • great location in close walking distance to everything
  • management is pretty unreponsive and apathetic
  • amenities are awesome with great view over downtown and the lake
  • clean community
  • some units are renovated with newer appliances
  • plenty of street parking for when friends come over
  • restaurants, coffee, and bars close by
  • quiet at night, though the trains can be loud
  • small gym with minimal equipment
  • more affordable than other buidlings in the downtown area
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Don't live here

We spent a year living at Elle West and still have friends who live here, but would highly recommend living at any other building in the area. You can get comparable monthly prices for significantly nicer buildings/management in the area. We now live at the Monarch which is 100x nicer, cleaner, and has more amenities for the same price. We had mold in our apartment at Elle for about 8 months which was never fixed. We had cockroaches, leaks, and broken hot water routinely while we lived there. When we brought it up to management, they were rude and dismissive. They also gave other friends in the building a hard time about transferring units and move-in/move-out days. They are a nightmare to work with if you can even get a response. When we began looking at other apartments, they all knew of the issues at Elle and have a bad reputation amongst other managed buildings in the area. Gables Park Plaza, AMLI, Monarch, Gables Tower, and a few other smaller buildings in the same area of downtown are all within the same price range and better quality by far.

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Elle West Ave Review

Great location, older building

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Great Location but Terrible Management

The location is amazing, and for the buildings in the Seaholm area it's the most cost-effective of the options. But you get what you pay for... and that means the least amount of amenities, the worst building management, and constant maintenance issues (elevators especially). On the management issue, they've been openly rude to people I know and are generally not responsive unless you owe them money. There's no front desk, instead the building has many doors you can buzz into. This is great for personal accessibility but a nightmare for communicating to deliviery services or friends visiting. Also you have to get used to the sound of freight trains rumbling through in the middle of the night. The only reason I didn't move between Y1 and Y2 was because of the hassle of moving.

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Great Price for Location

One of the cheapest apartments for those that want to live downtown. Amenities / property management aren't great, but great bang for the buck.

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Overpriced but great location

Management changed a year ago and the place is now slow to respond (e.g., repairs, guest parking requests).

Location is unbeatable, but given the property age and lack of amenities, I would recommend elsewhere for the price. I know they reduced it, but anything north of ~$2,200/mo. for this place is probably too much.

They do offer Lifetime discounts, which is literally across the street, for around $180/mo. (phenomenal gym).

I'd recommend living downtown, or near downtown, 1st year then going further out 2nd year.

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Gables West Avenue Lofts Review

Great location

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Great location, lots of class mates

This building is located in the center of downtown Austin. There are several other apartments in this area, so you can easily find your classmates within walkable distance. It is a little less expensive than other buildings nearby, but still costly. Finally, there is the noise of trains every day and night.

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Great experience - responsive management, safe, AMAZING location

Living at Gables West Avenue has been great. You can be downtown at an unbeatable location (42 *seconds* from Trader Joe's, across from the Seaholm District, a couple of minutes to the river or to Whole Foods, etc). When going to school, driving is around 5 minutes. Taking the bus is super easy since you have multiple route options that all get you very close to Rowling Hall.

The amenities are not as great as Park Tower or Park Plaza, but they're not bad, and this apartment makes up for it via the better location and slightly lower cost.

One important point: the train to the south can be loud if you are facing that direction. I recommend being either on the north side or on one of the inner-facing units (my unit is facing the pool, so the center of the building, and it's fine).

We only had one very minor ant problem and it was fixed within two days. The building is safe and access is controlled via key card. The pool is small but not loud.; quiet hours seem to be respected so far. The gym is tiny (two treadmills, two elypticals, a couple of strength machines, some dumbells) but it's something. There are multiple gym options nearby anyways.

At the time of writing this, I have been at Gables West Avenue for six months.

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Fantastic Location

The best part of this apartment is the location. Right across the street from Trader Joes, close to the trails, close to the night life, and a 15 min bus ride to campus. The incremental cost of living downtown is worth those conveniences.

Management is friendly and easy to work with although they are inflexible on most requests. Nothing is included in the price of rent, so be prepared to pay every fee and utility known to man.

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Gables West Avenue

Realistically - the property is slightly on the older side, but is probably the best location for someone in the MBA program and is very affordable (at least for the area). Would highly recommend living here due to being across the street from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Furthermore, the most popular bar scene, West 6th, is less than a 5 minute walk. This place is a must consider for those who like to go out and want to be in the happening area. There are 4 apartments leased by current 1Y's in the building, with many more in the surrounding buildings.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 21 Recs

Luckys Puccias
Wahoo’s Fish Tacos
Frank
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe’s
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 28 Recs

CorePower Yoga
Mecca Gym & Spa
RIDE Indoor Cycling
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parks 3 Recs

Auditorium Shores - Leash-free Dog…
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coffee 12 Recs

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About Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is at the very heart of the Texas state capital, both literally and figuratively. With access to restaurants, museums and an awe-inspiring view of the Texas State Capitol, this area of the city is the center of culture, commerce, and history. The never-ending musical vibrations on 6t...
Traffic
Walkable
6th Street
Convenient
Lady Bird Lake
Fun on Weekends
Great Nightlife
Median rents in Downtown Austin
Studio
$
1,750
1 Bedroom
$
2,350
2 Bedroom
$
3,300

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This is a great neighborhood. It's not as hectic as it may sound. There are tons of restaurants, bars, and shops nearby. We have Trader Joe's and Whole Foods within a short walk (Trader Joe's is 42 seconds away). There are so many bus routes that it's easy to get anywhere (including school). It's a little pricey, of course, being downtown, but I thought it was worth it.

The river, with the running/walking trail, and kayak rental spots is super closeby.
Downtown Austin is where all of your friends that live elsewhere come Thursday-Saturday nights. Depending on where you are in downtown, you are never more than a few blocks away from great food or nightlife options, and there is always plenty going on. Plus, you have tons of public transport options, easy access to Lady Bird Lake and the trail system, and the new library is a great spot to study.
The neighborhood is located in DT austin near bars, restaurants, and shops. It's walkable to most places west of I35 and there is public transportation near the complex. The neighborhood is pretty safe but I do hear about some problems with car break-ins because the garage gates are open most of the time.
Downtown is a great landing spot if you are moving from a large city. I moved from DC and found the downtown Austin scene to be immediately familiar.

I would recommend it if you have no ties to Austin and don't really have an idea or preference on where to live.
You can walk to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or 6th Street and access to Town Lake is a 5 minute walk as well. Really centrally located and easy to get to other parts of the city by public transport when needed.
By far the best area to live in if you want to go out to bars and restaurants on a consistent basis (which you most likely will once you have an internship lined up).
Great neighborhood! Many other students live in the properties around Gables West and its proximity to nightlife and the river is unmatched.
The neighborhood itself is relatively quiet, mostly office buildings. It's west of campus but across 15th street. The block is quiet but it's easy walking distance to N Lamar and 15th Street for bus transit. The neighborhood itself is great for pets but management doesn't allow pets in the building.

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