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Low-Rise Apartment
Downtown Austin, 1801 Rio Grande St | Austin
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

6.0
Average
3 Reviews

About this Location

Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Pease District Park
10 min walk
1/18/3 (bus) - 7 min
338 (bus) - 15 min

Pricing 

  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
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Overall rating 6.0/10, based on 3 renter reviews

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Management
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Value
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Refurbished Unit

The Penthouse is a rather old property. I was fortunate to get one of the few units that was refurbished very recently. The unit itself is great - everything is brand new from floor, paint, to appliance. It does not have an in-unit laundry facility. No gym, pool, or any of that. It also does not have a secured perimeter or gate. However, it is probably one of the closest apartments there is to Rowling Hall (literally 1.5 blocks away).

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Great Value!!

Apartment sizes are big. No noise. Not very modern kitchen/bathroom. Very close to school. Low rent. Overall great value!!

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  • Couple
  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Great value for an older complex

I have lived in the same apartment for 2.5 years now and I have stayed because of the price-location advantage. For a downtown, single, roomy bedroom apartment, I feel like I am paying a very reasonable price. No amenities, but close to everything - like I'm able to walk to my downtown job in about 20 minutes and Town Lake is a 1.25 mile run.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

24 Recommendations

Fricano’s Deli
Burrito Factory
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
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3 Recommendations

Wag-A-Bag
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods
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2 Recommendations

CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
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12 Recommendations

Austin BMX & Skate Park
Caswell Tennis Center
Four On the Floor
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1 Recommendation

Hope Outdoor Gallery
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9 Recommendations

Arturo’s Underground Cafe
Starbucks
Coco’s Cafe
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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

Getting around Downtown Austin

982/987 (bus)

7 min

110 (bus)

11 min

338 (bus)

15 min

Parking at Penthouse Apartments

Parking Garage

Parking Near Penthouse Apartments

Prestige Parking - Ford Building

5 min
$200 / month

Lanier Parking Underground Deck A

6 min
$85 / month

Interstate Parking Company MATC Garage

6 min
$95 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

Downtown Austin Reviews

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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.
If you can afford it, Downtown Austin is the location to be. Love the easy access to great grocery stores as well as the Town Lake running trail. You'll also be close to the all the bars and night life where Think and Drinks take place
So close to west 6th street for a more vibrant scene.
Very close to two super markets in Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Solid restuarants in walking distance and being close to the river is amazing.
Downtown Austin is very much alive, so be prepared to deal with traffic jams and noise, but I guess if you're looking to live in this area this information shouldn't come as a surprise.
Very close to Rowling Hall and the rest of the UT campus. While West Campus accommodates most of the undergrads, this particular area has more graduate students.
Though considered Downtown, it is closer to the university and west campus than the restaurant and bar scene of 6th street.
Love being downtown. Close to bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Super easy commute to any part of Austin
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.

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