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Apartment Hunting in Austin? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you a first-time apartment hunter in the Austin area? If so, there's some tips and tricks you'll want to have up your sleeve as you start your hunt for the perfect apartment that you can call home. The top three things you should keep at the top of your mind are:

  • Location
  • Cost
  • Style and Amenities


You'll want your new apartment to be located in a convenient location near your work, shopping, and entertainment. Ocotillo's apartments in Southwest Austin are not only near these amenities but are also located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, offering stunning views and enormous star filled skies. No matter where you choose to live, make sure it has the amenities you need close by.


Make sure you have a budget laid out before you begin your apartment search. Nothing is worse than spending a day looking at apartments, and then realizing that none of them fall within your price range. Save yourself time and effort by putting in the legwork before hand to create an ideal budget, and keep this budget in mind as you tour different apartment communities.

Other costs to keep in mind include moving costs, utility costs, and furniture costs. Make sure you know what utilities are included at each apartment complex you visit, and keep an eye on whether or not you'll need to purchase new furniture.

Style and Amenities

When looking at apartments, make sure they have the amenities you need and a style you enjoy. Make a list of your top 3 "Must Haves" and make sure each of the apartments you visit meets your requirements. Whether you need a washer and dryer in your unit, a fenced in dog park for your four-legged friends or a beautiful kitchen where you can try your newest recipes, keep this list handy when on your apartment hunt and make sure the complexes you look at have the amenities you desire most.

Visit Ocotillo Today!

At Ocotillo, our Southwest Austin luxury apartment’s location, amenities, and price range may be just the right fit for you. Located near Austin Community College and Highway 290, our location offers peaceful Hill Country living while still providing easy access to downtown Austin.

We also have many community and apartment amenities to make our new apartments feel like home. From covered parking and gate controlled access to a luxurious outdoor pool and club area, our amenities make our luxury apartments some of the best options in Southwest Austin.

Inside, our one, two and three bedroom apartments have 9-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, carpeted bedrooms and a washer/dryer in each unit, just to name a few of our great apartment features!

Before you begin your apartment hunt, make sure you have a clear idea of what the perfect apartment community looks like for your unique needs. We invite you to visit our Southwest Austin luxury apartments to see if it's the right fit for you. Schedule a tour today!