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Mid-Rise Apartment
Riverside, 1600 Royal Crest Dr | Austin
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog Park
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

7.0
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4 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
In a quiet
neighborhood
Roy G. Guerrero Park
25 min walk

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$830+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,000+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,310+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Community Garden
    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog Park
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 7.0/10, based on 4 renter reviews

9.0
Location
4.8
Amenities
4.0
Management
6.8
Value
7.0
Social
7.0
Safety
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You can buy a view.

This apartment complex is situated right on top of a hill, and if you pay an extra fee you can have a lovely view of downtown, if not you may be looking out your window staring at a concrete wall. The management of the building isn't horrible, like most, but I do wish rent was a little cheaper.

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Newly renovated, great for pets.

It's very spacious, i get my own bathroom, with a huge walk in closet, and the kitchen areas is really nice, seeing as it was newly renovated. There's a great little patio area for my dog because i live on the ground floor. Overall, very nice place.

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Reasonably priced, fantastic location

I shopped around a bit and The Element is by far the most affordable apartment in the surrounding area. There are lots of restaurants nearby and it's a pretty short commute/cab ride into downtown Austin.

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What am I paying for?

My studio apartment is perfect for sleeping, but that seems to be all. There are a lot of small issues I am constantly running into. Not to mention there are numerous hidden fees, specifically paying for services that we NEVER use. In addition, I pay for services that I can't use, such as the pool that has been shut down by the state and will not reopen until further notice.

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  • Studio / 1 bath

The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Al Pastor Restaurant and Taco Stand
Thundercloud Subs
Chipotle Mexican Grill
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grocery 1 Rec

Shop N Save
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
Stop N Save
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fitness 7 Recs

Rose Movement Studio
Perdigon MMA & Family Fitness
Seeds of Change Yoga
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coffee 3 Recs

The Buzz Mill
Rockaway Beach ATX
Starbucks
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About Riverside

Riverside, also known as East Riverside-Oltorf, is a growing community in the southeast Austin area. Strip malls, small businesses, and loyal natives boasting a no-frills attitude fill the spaces in between the greenery and residential areas. Residents can enjoy a scenic view of Lady Bird Lake and t...
Calm
Quiet
Traffic
Growing
Downtown
Beautiful
Eat and Drink
Median rents in Riverside
Studio
$
1,050
1 Bedroom
$
1,100
2 Bedroom
$
1,350

Getting around Riverside


Riverside Reviews

15 reviews
Riverside is an accessible and eclectic community. It is directly on the river, which is possibly the best part of the apartment. There is a lot of traffic in this area but that is somewhat understandable.
Great location near the river, but things are spread out and it is further from UT campus.
There's lots to do, eat, and drink right in the Riverside neighborhood, and getting to downtown or the East side is so easy if you want to do something different. Lots of great local spots to eat (mostly counter-service style), ranging from sports bars to Tex Mex to Vietnamese food. There's plenty of standard chain restaurants as well (again mostly counter service places). Being close to the Town Lake trail is prime. Some areas don't feel very safe at night, but most of the streets are well-lit. Police often patrol the area, which could make you feel safer or more concerned. Overall, a great area to live that is constantly improving!
Riverside drive especially the east part is relatively a new growing neighborhood. Grocery shops like Walgreens, CVS and HEB are nearby. It is also a relatively safe area and calm. It is close to UT campus with a 10 min drive only in normal traffic.

Moreover it is surrounded with the beautiful access to the river and lady bird lake.
Night life is a bit not much available and most of the action is in downtown of Austin which is very close.
Riverside is growing with many restaurants and grocery shops. There are some constructions going on and it is relatively quiet unless it is rush hours.
It is close to downtown and to UT campus.

Relatively less safe than downtown because of homeless people around.
Riverside neighborhood is a growing neighborhood with many restaurant chains and local tex-mex restaurants. Many gaz stations and many grocery stores. 15 min to UT and 10 min to Downtown with a quick access to the river trails.
Awesome neighbors. Management sucks.
Pros: travel time to fun areas around the city by car, easy parking
Cons: Pretty ghetto, can't walk anywhere, not IN any of the fun neighborhoods. Feels like a suburb.