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Low-Rise Apartment  «  Gables Residential
Downtown Austin, 300 West Ave | Austin
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Rooftop Terrace
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.0
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19 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
$1,612+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,664+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,190+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$3,140+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Rooftop Terrace
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Outdoor Fireplace
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  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
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 19 renter reviews

9.9
Location
6.3
Amenities
7.2
Management
8.3
Value
8.2
Social
8.1
Safety
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Gables West Avenue Lofts 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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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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  • Family w/ children
  • 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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  • Couple
  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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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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  • Studio / 1 bath
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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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  • Roommates
  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Gables West Ave

You are paying for the location. Very close to the trail and other McCombs students. Easy commute to Rowling.

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Gables West Ave Review

Good spot - package situation isnt great. A little pricey.

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Description

We live in a two-bedroom unit with a loft so it is very spacious. We also have a fireplace, although we have not used in. The location is within walking distance to downtown so it is a very convenient and fun location. A lot of other classmates live in the building or nearby which is useful for group projects, commuting, hanging out, etc.

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Pros/Cons

Pros:
1) The apartment is in an amazing location; right across the street from Trader Joe's, and across the street from the flagship Whole Foods.
2) We have a lot of space, and my roommate and myself each have a bathroom.

Cons:
1) The train that runs by is super loud, and definitely takes some getting used to.
2) The bus isn't always timely, and can be infrequent on the weekends/evenings
3) It's unfurnished, but that's common downtown

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Good location

Great location but the train is loud and the apartment is your typical big box complex. Multiple service requests (but always prompt about fixing things), forgetting to let you know you have packages at front office, mandatory valet garbage charge, clowe to the train, but great between two grocery stores and access to all west 6th st bars

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Can't Beat it here!

great location and overall great apt building just not as updated as the others around. train can be loud

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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
Whole Foods
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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…
Doug Sahm Hill
Hope Outdoor Gallery
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coffee 12 Recs

Juan Pelota
Cafe Ruckus
Patika Coffee
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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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Downtown Austin Reviews

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If you don't want to be downtown, there is really no reason to pay the premium to be here and if you really do want to be downtown and don't want to pay up, look at the 404 Rio Grande. If you have a roommate though and don't mind paying a bit more(~1500-1600 per person) and want an upscale experience, the Bowie is great. I don't know about the "neighborhood", but being downtown has been much more enjoyable than I had expected
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.
Awesome location! I love being downtown because that's where a lot of the good restaurants and bars are. I walk or scooter to a lot of places and don't have to worry about taking an uber or finding parking.
Can run into a few homeless people but on the whole it's a great area. Easy to walk to everything in the downtown area.
Rainey is a TON of fun on the weekends. The bar scene is great and it's a very young crowd looking to have fun. Keep in mind you're living in a "party" neighborhood, which can be both good and bad. The real downside is the lack of food options. It's only a 20 minute walk to work and is right next to Lady Bird Lake and the Ann Butler walking trail. I also feel pretty safe there.
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.
No nearby major stores or anything close within walking distance besides a few restaurants and bars. As I said before, some people may like living on Rainey, I don't think its necessarily a great place to live, maybe just a great place to go out occasionally. One perk -- close highway access on IH-35
Best neighborhood. Have I mentioned the Trader Joe's?

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