The city of Austin is expanding so rapidly, that it's become the 2nd fastest-growing city in America. New developments are going up in left, right and center locations, as Austin remains on track to become one of the largest cities in Texas and nationally even. Here are the top year-end picks for the best 26 new apartment builds in Austin of 2020, 2022 and 2023.
Fifteen 15 on South Lamar
Central Austin (Downtown)
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Built in 2022, Fifteen 15 on South Lamar is a mid-rise pet-friendly apartment located in Central Austin, offering brand new studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Austin.
Units feature two different interior design packages. The first is the slate design package, which includes charcoal matte main and weathered burlap wood-grain accent kitchen cabinets, matte black cabinet hardware, antique white subway tile backsplash, slate graphite polished quartz countertops, wood-style plank flooring in living spaces, weathered burlap wood-grain bathroom cabinets, slate graphite quartz vanity and chromium porcelain bathroom floors. The second is the pearl design package, which includes grey wood-grain main and fog grey accent kitchen cabinets, brushed nickel cabinet hardware, grey and pearl glass tile backsplash, white polished quartz countertops, wood-style plank flooring in living spaces, grey wood-grain bathroom cabinets, white quartz vanity and oxide porcelain bathroom floors. All units include stainless steel appliances, polished quartz countertops, kitchen backsplashes, in-unit laundry, private balconies or patios and walk-in showers with custom enclosures.
The community features a resort-style rooftop pool, game lawn , barbecue grills, a fire lounge, a huge 2-story fitness center, group exercise are with spin bikes, co-working lounge featuring work pods and private meeting space, a relaxing courtyard featuring outdoor dining areas and a dog lounge with pet spa.
Energizing and relaxed at the same time, South Lamar is full of music, history and a unique perspective on the city of Austin. It's home to many restaurants, bars and retail stores, as well as thrift shops.
Hanover Republic Square
Central Austin (Downtown)
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Built in 2022, Hanover Republic Square is a new luxury high-rise apartment building in the heart of Downtown Austin. Hanover Republic Square offers several luxury and state-of-the-art amenities, including a rooftop pool overlooking the Austin skyline.
Units feature in-unit laundry, double vanities, garden tubs, fireplaces in available units, hardwood floors, dens, vaulted ceilings, large bedrooms, offices and patios.
Located in Central Austin, residents at Hanover will never be bored. There are many incredible things to note about Austin’s culture and community. The rich music scene populates several neighborhoods during all nights of the week. Incredible culinary arts contribute their own wild flavor and flair to an already well-established art atmosphere.
Central North Austin
Earn cash back at Ellis Highline.
Built in 2022, Ellis Highline is a new mid-rise apartment building in Central North Austin, offering new interiors with incredible features, with convenient access to local amenities and attractions as well.
Units feature stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and 42-inch soaking tubs. The building is equipped with a smart entry system and climate-controlled interior hallways. Residents have access to a dog run and dog spa as part of their amenities package.
The community also features climate controlled interior hallways, gated & covered parking, onsite storage available, bike racks, elevators, air-conditioned corridors, trash and recycling chutes on each floor, smoke-free community and 1st floor retail shops.
Earn cash back at Starlight.
Built in 2022, Starlight is a new luxury mid-rise apartment building located in East Austin, offering studio, one, and two bedroom luxury apartment homes with thoughtful and spacious layouts.
Units feature custom black hardware, quartz countertops, contemporary slab front cabinets, artisan tile backsplashes, designer pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, single basin kitchen sinks, in-unit laundry, pennyround tile shower settings, spacious walk-in closets, kitchen islands and double vanities in select units, balconies and live-work unit availability.
The community features a resort-style swimming pool, a dog spa, and a sky lounge with views of Downtown Austin.
The apartment community is located in the East Austin neighborhood and is close to popular shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Not to mention expanding employment from several companies in Austin's east corridor make it one of the best properties to check out as a working professional.
Earn cash back at The Oscar.
Built in 2022, The Oscar is a new affordable mid-rise apartment building located in East Austin, offering a unique take on apartment living in a huge up-and-coming neighborhood.
Units feature personal balconies, modern soft-close cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, high efficiency plumbing fixtures, in-unit laundry, designer faucets and tile backsplashes and quartz countertops throughout these modern studio and 1 bedroom residences.
The community features a clubhouse with WiFi, a residential lounge, professional on-site management and maintenance, EV charging stations, gated parking and even a CapMetro bus stop on the property!
Earn cash back at Alexan Riverside.
Built in 2023, Alexan Riverside is a luxury mid-rise in East Austin, offering state-of-the-art apartments centered around it's resident's lifestyles, and community amenities perfect for those who love to socialize and focus on their well-being.
Units feature 9' ceilings throughout, granite countertops in kitchens & bathrooms, gooseneck faucets in kitchens & undermount sinks in bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, contemporary flat front or shaker style kitchen cabinetry with upper glass front doors & undercabinet lighting, walk-in showers, floor-to-ceiling tile and rain shower heads, in-unit laundry, spacious walk-in closets, mudrooms and even private balconies available in select units.
The community features a clubroom with TVs, a full kitchen, coffee bar, billiards, conference rooms, private cabanas by the resort-style pool, tanning ledges, an athletic center, pet spa and much more.
The Residences at Decker
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Built in 2022, The Residences at Decker is a new mid-rise apartment complex in East Austin, offering 1, 2, 3 and 4 pet-friendly bedroom residences.
Units feature modern cabinetry and plank flooring, granite countertops, in-unit laundry, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas, covered patios or balconies, upgraded lighting, a fully-equipped kitchen and open floorplan, oversized walk-in closets and sky-high 9' ceilings.
The gated community features a sparkling swimming pool with a sundeck, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, activity room, on-site clothes care center, convenient elevator access, an amazing outdoor playground, lounge & community room, EV charging and covered garage parking available upon request.
Earn cash back at Saint June.
Set to be completed in 2023, Saint June is a new mid-rise apartment complex coming to West Austin. The Saint June offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent, within new and luxurious floorplans.
Units feature white oak plank flooring, private fenced-in yards, polished concrete flooring, LED lighting throughout, smart thermostats, solar shades, stainless steel appliances, oversized kitchen sinks, pull-down spray gooseneck kitchen faucets, quartz countertops, walk-in closets and AT&T Fiber available.
The community features walking trails, hill country inspired landscaping, enclosed and secured bicycle storage, a resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen with a wet bar, bark park, pet spa and more.
East North Austin
Earn cash back at The Vaughan.
Built in 2022, The Vaughan is a new affordable mid-rise apartment complex in East North Austin, dubbed "an instant-classic apartment community within East Village", the complex offers incredible space and amenities to each unit.
Units feature 9 & 10' ceilings, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, custom glass showers and in-unit laundry.
The community features a modern clubhouse, co-working lounge, 24-hour fitness center & HIT studio, resort-style pool with Baja shelf, outdoor cabanas with a kitchen & grills, a bark park & paw spa and EV charging stations.
Earn cash back at Urban East.
Built in 2023, Urban East is a luxury mid-rise apartment complex offering a generous 381 units before Q1 of 2023, with a total of 518 units eventually expected to be completed in a second phase.
Units will feature central air conditioning, granite countertops, heating, garden tubs & showers and a kitchen furnished with appliances.
The community will feature two resort-style swimming pools with sun decks, pool-side lounge, two-lane bowling alley, outdoor grills, dog park, fully equipped gym, yoga fitness studio, coffee bar, media-conference room and a sky lounge with views of downtown Austin.
Located in East Austin, Urban East will be another addition to an already booming part of the city. Located conveniently to several Austin universities, commuter rail stations, shopping centers and parks, Urban East will make an incredible location for the working professional.
Citizen House MLK
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Set to be completed in early 2023, Citizen House MLK is a luxury mid-rise in East Austin, offering a completely fresh approach on the apartment lifestyle, and incredible amenities to match 1 and 2 bedroom residences meant to fit the resident's lifestyle like a glove.
Units feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, modern overhead lighting, kitchen islands in select units, balconies, hardwood flooring and spacious bedrooms.
The community features a fitness center, business center, resort-style pool with poolside deckchairs, outdoor lounges, parking, several arcade games and even a billiards table!
St. Elmo Living
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Built in 2022, St. Elmo Living is a new affordable mid-rise in South Austin, offering anew perspective and experience to residents to the city of Austin's booming St. Elmo's District.
Units feature chef-inspired kitchens, French door refrigerators, stainless steel appliances, built-in mudrooms, dual vanities in select units, granite countertops and in-unit laundry.
The community features a Pedestrian Blvd adjacent to St. Elmo Public Market, 2 sparkling pools with lounge areas, BBQ grilling stations, a serene courtyard with a firepit, water fountain & outdoor café, 24-hour fully equipped wellness center, indoor-outdoor lounges with social gathering spaces, a dog park, two pet spa grooming stations, a multi-level parking garage, EV charging, a beverage bar, flexible co-working spaces and conference rooms, climate controlled interior hallways and parcel lockers.
South East Austin
Earn cash back at Moonlight.
Built in 2022, Moonlight is a new luxury low-rise apartment building in South East Austin, offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with spacious floorplans and top-notch amenities.
Units feature Austin Green Energy Building Rating, hardwood vinyl flooring, spacious walk-in closets, covered patios, in-unit laundry hookups, ceiling fans, kitchens with a dishwasher & garbage disposal for added convenience.
The community features a moonlight lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, a relaxing swimming pool, controlled access, cyber café, theatre room, bicycle station, package lockers and a playground.
Earn cash back at Broadstone Bryson.
Built in 2022, Broadstone Bryson is a low-rise apartment complex in Leander, a North Austin suburb, offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residential units.
Units feature stainless steel appliances, shaker style cabinetry, wood look plank flooring, quartz countertops & tile backsplashes, mudrooms and patios or balconies.
The community features a resident amenity area with catering kitchen & shuffleboard, co-working space with group working area, private office pods, fitness center featuring cardio, CrossFit & free weights, virtual fitness options include reflect mirrors, expansive pool area, outdoor lounge area with grilling area, firepit & lawn games and nearby walking trails with green spaces.
Emerson at Leander
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Built in 2022, Emerson at Leander is an affordable low-rise apartment complex located in Leander, a suburb north of Austin. With spacious floor plans and numerous amenities, Emerson at Leander offers the perfect home for anyone looking for upscale living away from the busy Downtown of Austin.
Units feature a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, in-unit laundry, large closets and high-end stainless steel appliances. Plus, units come with private first-floor entrances and interior stairs for added security and convenience.
Leander is a lively town that is known for its vibrant new apartments and new development. Whether you are looking for a new place to call home or simply want to check out the new developments in this up-and-coming community, Leander has something for everyone to explore, away from the bustling energy of Downtown Austin.
Alta Leander Station
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Built in 2022, Alta Leander Station is a new luxury low-rise apartment complex located in Leander, a suburb north of Austin. With awe-worthy amenities, Alta at Leander Station has something for everyone, allowing it's residents to relax and recharge in style.
Units feature roomy floorplans, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, carpeted bedrooms, in-unit laundry and spacious walk-in closets.
The community features on-site maintenance, a pet play area, business center, clubhouse, lounge, multiuse room, conference room, fitness center, pool and grilling stations.
Earn cash back at Brio.
Built in 2022, Brio is a new low-rise luxury apartment complex located in Pflugerville, northeast of Austin. Brio has a lot of amenities offered, with everything you need to work or play. Brio offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes, packed with luxuries that allow for the most comfortable living, away from the business of the city.
Units feature wide-open living areas with abundant natural lighting, gourmet kitchen islands with quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, patios, balconies and spa-style bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and glass custom showers.
Pflugerville is a city on the outskirts of Austin, perfect for the working professional or family looking to be close to the city of Austin, without the city buzz that can be distracting or overwhelming for a home setting. However, Pflugerville has it's own fair share of shops, nightlife and attractions that give the city it's own charm and energy.
The community features amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool, high-tech fitness center with free weights and cardio area, dog park and pet spa, DIY garages perfect for hobbyists, EV stations and carports.
Earn cash back at The Jovie.
Built in 2022, The Jovie is an affordable low-rise 55+ community located in Pflugerville, a town of greater Austin, offering 182 apartments to the growing Austin suburbs.
Pet-friendly units include chef-inspired kitchen with Caesar-stone countertops, white tile backsplashes, pendant lighting, top-notch appliances and stainless steel finishes, thoughtfully curated floor plans and luxury finishes, spa-style bathroom with tiled walls and floors and satin nickel finishes.
The community features a chef- inspired kitchen, playful game room, a wellness-oriented fitness & spa, clubroom & bar, bistro & dining, co-work lounge space, outdoor swimming pool & relaxation area, bark park & pet spa, EV charging and carports.
The Jovie is conveniently located near Duke Cove Greenbelt, Cambridge Estates Park, Wuthrich Park, Lake Pflugerville, Round Rock, and Stoney Creek Park. Lake Pflugerville offers a 180-acre reservoir, a 3-mile walking/jogging trail, a boat launch, pavilion, and beach area.
Presidium at Pecan District
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Built in 2020, Presidium at Pecan District is one of the best properties in the greater Austin area of Pflugerville, where you'll find stylish modern designs, elegant finishes, and upscale amenities in one, two, or three-bedroom apartments that are both spacious and adaptable.
Presidium at Pecan District's homes feature granite countertops, in-unit laundry, modern farmhouse shelving, a carport, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplashes and ample storage space.
As a pet-friendly community member, you'll enjoy a stellar pet wash station, and exclusive access to the clubhouse and other life-enhancing community features, like a beautiful pool, on-site maintenance and a business center.
The Presidium at Pecan District's location in Pflugerville gives you easy access to TX-130 and S Heatherwilde Blvd, so you're never far from the shopping, dining, and entertainment of nearby Downtown Austin. Relax and recharge at home or venture out to explore Lake Pflugerville or Stone Hill Town Center.
These apartments offer the perfect blend of form and function with thoughtfully designed interiors, perfectly sized living areas, and modern fixtures. You'll also appreciate our meticulously landscaped community spaces that are perfect for hosting friends and family. This apartment complex is not to be overlooked as apart of 2020's grand openings.
Lantana Round Rock
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Built in 2022, Lantana Round Rock is a new luxury mid-rise in Round Rock, a city in greater Austin. The complex is state-of-the-art, bringing residents to a place called home through thoughtfully designed interiors and spacious layouts.
Units feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom showers & garden tubs, patios, balconies and in-unit laundry.
The community features a dog wash, a 24-hour health & fitness studio, resort style pool, poolside cabanas, two private courtyards, leasing lounge, laundry room, on-site management, poolside grilling & firepit seating, a tennis court and 2 dog parks - large & small.
Broadstone North Ridge
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Built in 2022, Broadstone North Ridge is a new low-rise apartment building in Round Rock, a city in greater Austin. The apartment building offers residents units with unique functionality and personality.
Units feature granite countertops with herringbone backsplash, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, private yards, and minimalist floor plans, perfect for those who love to interior decorate their spaces or live minimally.
The community features an open lounge space, a co-working space with free WiFi, a resort inspired pool with poolside cabanas, a firepit & grilling station and a dog park.
Earn cash back at The Asher.
Built in 2022, The Asher is a mid-rise apartment complex located in Cedar Park, a major suburb north of Downtown Austin. Allowing it's residents to "live unexpectedly", The Asher offers incredibly well-crafted studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Units feature different finish scheme options, 10' ceilings & 8' doorways, private balconies or patios, spacious urban mudroom-style entryways with built in storage, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops & undermount sinks, custom shake-style cabinetry, built-in kitchen island with shelving & trash pullout, spacious walk-in closet with full sized in-unit laundry, shower & bathtub combination with floor-to-ceiling tile, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances and built-in SONOS smart speakers.
The community features a double-volume lobby, resort-style pool, entertainment lounge, outdoor grilling station, and pet-friendly features.
Located in Cedar Park, The Asher has access to one of the more peaceful areas in the greater Austin area. It's a great place to live for those who work in the tech industry due to it's short commute times to Domain, and residents will find themselves located close to Lake Travis and Downtown Austin.
A New Year of Apartments
As we travel into the 2023 and beyond, Austin is continuing to build more amazing apartments, offering the latest perspective on Austin renting. Here are several of the newest properties we'll be watching in 2023 and 2024.
If you are interested in one of more of these properties and would like to be one of the first notified for when they go live on our site for applying, sign up for our guided search of Austin (it's free!) and let your Lightkeeper know which properties you are interested in. One of our connected team members will then notify you when the properties go live!
Set to be completed in 2024, Lookout is an affordable mid-rise multifamily apartment complex right off of Rt. 290. With 241 units, this development will be a larger project offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as townhomes with modern interiors and amenities.
The community will feature access to a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, a resort-style pool with poolside lounges and parking.
North Central Austin (Mueller)
Set to be completed in 2023, Solomon is a new mid-rise apartment complex coming to the Mueller neighborhood of Austin, "an escape from the cookie-cutter apartments" of yesteryear, Solomon's residences offer a bright new perspective on what renting should bring to the table for residents.
Units feature WiFi-enabled smart lights, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, smart thermostats, USB ports throughout homes, 8' home doors throughout & premium wood-look floors, custom shelving in closets and oversized laundry rooms.
The community features a rooftop resort-style pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two courtyards with grills outdoor seating, and an outdoor coworking space.
North Central Austin, or Mueller, is an incredible piece of Northeast Austin, with access to incredible restaurants, retail and public transportation, Solomon is the perfect place for someone who wants to experience the energy and true magic of Austin, with so much at their fingertips.
Built in 2022, Chapel Hill is a new luxury low-rise in Georgetown, north of Austin, offering new apartments to a growing North Austin suburbia.
Units feature granite countertops, 9' & 11' ceilings, vinyl plank flooring, tile bath floors, thermafoil cabinets, framed vanity mirrors, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and private patios & balconies.
The community features a resort style pool, outdoor grilling area, outdoor fireplace with seating, outdoor & indoor game areas, detached garage spaces, WiFi enabled common areas, cyber café, gourmet kitchen, business center, state-of-the-art fitness center, a bark park and Zen den.
The city of Austin is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, with future employers finding perfect location for titans of industry and Austin's ever-evolving music culture, it's the perfect city to call home. As Austin is a city that is constantly growing and evolving, there are always new apartment buildings being constructed.
These new build apartments offer a range of amenities and features that can make your living experience more enjoyable and convenient. If you are in the market for a new apartment, be sure to consider one of the top new build apartments in Austin and earn cash back through Lighthouse!