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Low-Rise Apartment
Hancock, 3001 Medical Arts St | Austin
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Microwave
  •  Parking Available
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

7.4
Good
5 Reviews

About this Location

HEB
10 min via 10 (bus)
10 (bus) - 3 min
20/21/37 (bus) - 4 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
In a quiet
neighborhood
Eastwoods Park
4 min walk

Pricing 

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,475+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 7.4/10, based on 5 renter reviews

9.7
Location
5.5
Amenities
7.8
Management
7.0
Value
5.8
Social
8.3
Safety
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Great location, nice atmosphere

The place is nice, with a great outdoor space and pool area. No bathtubs, only stand up showers, if that matters to you. It comes with washer/dryer hookups, but make sure yours have 110v plugs (not the usual dryer voltage). They also have a laundry room with app-connected machines (much easier than coins). The a/c is good, but they use a chiller system that takes a while to switch from cool to heat and vice versa. This can be an issue if it's warm during the day but cold at night, but the apartment is well-insulated so it doesn't get too cold. It is near a hospital, so you hear sirens and helicopters sometimes, but they don't wake me up.

The apartment is literally across the street from the law school. It takes me five minutes to get to class. If you move in during the off season, you can get some great discounts on rent too.

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River Oaks

Overall, I probably would re-live here, but there are some caveats.

Pros:
I really enjoyed living so close to the law school, because I was a fairly anxious law student, and I liked feeling like I was able to get to class/library within ten minutes. The apartment is newly furnished, so the inside is pretty nice. Plus, my unit was almost 800 feet, which is pretty big for a 1 bedroom. I liked that there was so much storage, especially because I live with my husband. Management is also really responsive to requests for repairs.

Cons:
The biggest downside to River Oaks is that they have central air, which means that the apartment complex management gets to decide if the air is cold or hot. After winter, they won't allow cold air again until the low temperatures start averaging above 50 degrees. This can make for some pretty hot days in the apartment. We bought big fans, but it can get uncomfortable.

Otherwise, it has some downsides that I think are pretty common to apartment living. There are cockroaches and flies. We bought traps which we renewed every few months, and the problem basically disappeared. For laundry, they have hookups, but you would have to bring your own W/D. Otherwise, they have communal laundry (which I used), and it's not great.

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Close to Campus, but Comes with Some Quirks

Overall, my wife and I have been happy here. The floor plan is great, and it's a short 20 minute walk to McCombs. The apartment was remodeled 7-10 years ago, and the complex continues to make upgrades to the outside.

Biggest issues:
- Very unique heating/cooling system. The whole complex runs on the same system, so you can only use heat OR air conditioning at any given time. It's usually fine in the winter or summer, but there are some days in March, for example, where it all of a sudden gets very hot for a day, but you can't turn the AC on because management still has it on heat. They switch between heat and AC if a heatwave or cold front last for more than a day, so it's not a big deal, but it's a peculiar system. It's also very loud to run the heat or AC in the apartment.
- In our unit, the hot water takes two minutes to warm up, so we end up having to waste a lot of water.

Everything else has been pretty great. Management is fine and pretty responsive to any repair needs.

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Great Location

The apartment has the best location available, however the units are old and the air conditioning/heating system is terrible. Management and maintenance are friendly. The walls can seem pretty thin at times and you can often hear loud music being played. Overall, you're living here for the location, not the quality of the complex.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 29 Recs

Red River Cafe
Sao Paulo’s Restaurant
Taco Joint
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grocery 2 Recs

HEB
Natural Grocers
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 3 Recs

Texas Longhorns Football
Yoga With Adriene
Recreational Sports Center
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parks 3 Recs

Eastwoods Park
Alamo Park Basketball Court
Waterloo Park
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coffee 6 Recs

UTea Town
Mary’s Pop Shop
Texas Expresso
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About Hancock

North of the University of Texas and close to downtown is surprisingly quaint and quiet Hancock, a neighborhood highly desired by professionals, families, university students and faculty. Many homes adorning the neighborhood were built in the early 1900s, and are charming modestly-sized bungalows. ...
Students
Suburban Lifestyle
Outdoor Activities
Nearby Public Transit
Close to Campus and Downtown
Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center
Median rents in Hancock
Studio
$
1,135
1 Bedroom
$
1,300
2 Bedroom
$
1,695

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Hancock Reviews

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It's a pretty nice walkable area. The roads are busy and the interstate is loud. There are also a decent number of homeless people and bikes get stolen frequently. That said, it's nice to have the golf course nearby as well as cafes, grocery stores and convenience stores.
The people that live in the neighborhood are fine. Generally keep to themselves. It is near a bus stop and hospital so there are often homeless people walking around, but they seldom attempt to interact. I have had several packages go missing.
The Hancock neighborhood is very nice with very nice people. So many law students live in Uptown and Sabina, it's nice to have a close group of people from the school.
Close to the law school, good access to bike lanes and bus routes for transit, walking distance from multiple grocery stores and coffee shops.
Safe neighborhood. Mostly students and families. Close to HEB and other stores.
Close to law school and grocery store. Quiet, safe, residential.
Close to law school, but not a great vibe in and of itself
I personally haven't experienced any problems yet, but there's generally been a lot of crime - lots of residents in the Marq/Sabina/Aura triangle have had car break-ins both outside and even inside of the parking garages. I generally don't feel unsafe, but I'm also male. Groceries (HEB, Central Market) are within a few minutes drive; lots of restaurants and coffee shops in the local area. Immediate access to the highway (I-35).

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