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The Best Food in Bishop Arts!

If you’ve never made it out to Bishop Arts, you need to ASAP. This neighborhood is located in West Dallas and has a chill, local vibe. It can be hard to know where to eat when you visit a new neighborhood. Luckily, we know all the hot spots you NEED to try!

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Sure to impress any guest you have in town, or for a refined break from the $10 bottomless mimosa charade in Uptown, this will be a nice change of pace. American bistro with Southern low-country that will have you missing your super conservative Grandma’s cooking because damn can that woman whip up a feast.

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BOULEVARDIER

Don’t be intimidated by the bougie-sounding name; this place is amazing. Farm-to-table at it’s 214 finest with menu items like Crawfish Beignets with smoked pimento aioli. Stop convincing yourself that the poached eggs you made at home even hold a candle to this stuff. Put on a scarf and go outside of your apartment.

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TILLMAN’S ROADHOUSE

Odds are, you’ve seen a Snapchat from one of your friends in Dallas from this restaurant because this is the place that has tableside smores! *Cue flashback from The Sandlot about having more smores* Super approachable with their come-as-you-are feel and their warm southern cooking; this is sure to become a new neighborhood favorite when you live in Bishop Arts.

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VH OAK CLIFF

Incredibly intimate setting with spectacular cuisine and an owner who is genuinely present, this restaurant will make your visit here unforgettable. This place probably only fits 48 people max and if you’re there for a birthday, they’ll dim the lights for the whole restaurant to take a moment to celebrate. We love VH Oak Cliff because it encapsulates the very thing that differentiates Bishop Arts from other trendy neighborhoods in Dallas. It’ll pull you deeper into the moment you’re in and into the delicious dish you ordered.

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If you want to live in the middle of this amazing food scene, give us a call or text at 214-586-0519 or fill out one of our apartment search forms and we can hook you up!

Domain Living: North Austin’s New Hot Spot!

The newest hot spot in Austin is the Domain and we got you covered on fun things to do here while also living in an amazing apartment! This lifestyle center is something everyone wants in their city and we love the Domain for giving us everything and then some in north Austin. With it being a huge hub for shopping, entertainment, and amazing food spots, we cannot get enough of this location! After being stuck in that rush hour commute, you will want a place where you can have everything in walking distance. Save your time and money by living here! Imagine living in a luxury property, walking out your door to do some shopping, laying out by the pool, and then going for happy hour with your closest friends. You may dream of having all this in walking distance… Unreal, right? Not at all. You really can have it all if you decide to live here and we know you will want to after you see these gorgeous properties!

 

For all of you sport lovers out there, we have this first property that is surrounded by awesome bars and food joints. Whether you feel like going to TopGolf to have some target practice and drink a beer, or if you want to walk to Domain Central Park with your dog, the location of this property has so much to offer. It is also a pet friendly community so you can bring your dog along! With full amenities and luxurious units, this place will feel right at home for you. Some of the features include stainless steel appliances, island style kitchens, walk in closets and washer/dryers included in each unit. Each unit is spacious with floor to ceiling windows as well. This community also includes a gym with a spin studio if you want to get in a sweat. It also includes an outdoor fireplace if you and your friends just want to kick it and grill by the pool. Seriously, the options are endless for cool things to do at this property!

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One bedrooms starting at $1600 and two bedrooms starting at $1875

Next up, we have an awesome property for those of you who love weekends full of shopping all day and dancing all night! This is right beside Neiman Marcus, and all the high end boutiques that will make you shop til you drop! Right around the corner is one of Austin’s newest and trendiest night clubs called the Rose Room. You can get anything from bottle service inside to a chill quiet patio setting on the outside with a gorgeous views. This community has features such as a rooftop terrace, two beautiful pools, and also a garage to park your car! The amenities in these upscale units include quartz countertops, keyless entries, wood flooring, and stainless steel appliances. This location is perfect and in the heart of the Domain! It seriously doesn’t get any better than this.

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One bedrooms starting at $1374 and two bedrooms starting at $2392

This third property has awesome amenities such as an infinity pool deck, a garden terrace, and green living initiatives. The interior is stunning as well with gourmet kitchens, pendant lighting, private balconies, and walk in closets! We know Austin is all about being green and eating greens as well, so this is why we think the property is the perfect one for those of you who are looking to keep it healthy and also keep the earth happy! Get some yoga in before your work week because CorePower Yoga is only a short walk away. Also if you are hungry after your workout but looking to skip the bar food, Whole Foods and Mad Greens are also in walking distance. If you are looking for a relaxing day, Domain Central Park is literally in your backyard! You will definitely live a luxurious life at this amazing property at the Domain.

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One bedrooms starting at $1250 and two bedrooms starting at $2062

Queso Quest: Best Places to Chip and Dip in Austin!

In Austin, we are absolutely obsessed with any related to Tex-Mex and tacos and of course our favorite; chips and queso! We are excited to share all that this energetic city has to offer. Some great places to eat queso is just one of the many reasons why we love Austin so very much. For all you foodies out there, we are on a queso quest to find the best places to kick back and enjoy no matter where you live. Let us take you on a journey across Austin where you can chip and dip all you want!

Lets start off with a classic place known as Chuy’s in South Central! This is an Austin original and is always packed with people who are looking to get the ultimate queso experience while also sippin’ on a cold margarita. Queso’s offered here are chile con queso and queso compuesto. Right down the road is Zilker Park (dreaming of ACL and Trail of Lights) and the beautiful and always cold Barton Springs Pool. Don’t worry, we also got you covered on a great property close to here! With full amenities and the close access to downtown and Lady Bird Lake these units have something for everyone. There is so much character with wood style floors, exposed concrete ceilings, gorgeous glass tile backsplash, and huge windows to enjoy a view from any direction from downtown to Zilker Park!

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One bedrooms starting at $1745 and two bedrooms starting at $2247 (2/2 Available starting in May)

Next up on our queso quest, we want to take you to the ultimate 24 hour diner infamously known as Magnolia Cafe. This place has Austin written all over it and the queso is simply the best! If you’re looking for late night bite look no further than Magnolia Cafe. We love this area of Austin that is tucked away called Deep Eddy between Tarrytown and Clarksville. When you’re done eating all the queso that your little heart desires, you can walk to this property and feel right at home. With private garages, a washer/dryer, and a fully renovated unit, you will love how this will immediately make you feel like you have it all. Also just a quick bike ride to downtown or to the Deep Eddy pool! Austin is all about keepin’ it green and taking care of the environment and so is this property. We love the green initiatives such as energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling!

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One bedrooms starting at $1358 and two bedrooms starting at $1960

Third on the list, in the heart of South Congress, is one of the top queso places in the city. Guero’s Taco Bar is an Austinite’s favorite and has a chill atmosphere where you can catch up with your friends and grab a quick bite to eat. The chile con queso is especially yummy because it has “Guero’s own Ranchero” in it! Don’t worry we have you covered on a property near here as well. This is on the same street as Guero’s so you can stumble home and skip the cab ride after you’ve had a few margaritas. Feel free to lay by the pool with cabanas during the day too or take your puppy to the on site dog park! With stainless steel appliances, private balconies, and washer/dryer included, you can see why we love it here! You will feel right at home in this amazing SOCO community.

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One bedrooms starting at $1484 and two bedrooms starting at $1715

To Roomie or Not to Roomie, That is The Question: Dallas Edition

Some of our best stories probably come from a great roommate we had back in college whom we still call a close friend. Inversely, we all probably have at least two nightmare roommate stories up our sleeves. It’s almost like a competition of who has the best/worst roommate story. Oh, your roommate left a pan out for two weeks? Well, mine left the oven on for 15 hours and didn’t notice. Boom, trumped. If these Dallas apartments could talk, they would have stories aplenty. Some people have had truly amazing experiences sharing an apartment with someone and some haven’t been so lucky. There’s pros and cons to both sides.

Living on your own can be awesome. You don’t have to answer to anybody, if the apartment is a mess you have no one to be mad at but yourself, and you can decorate however the heck you want. Feel like putting a tapestry up because you recently watched the movie Dazed and Confused? Go for it. Feel like putting a lime green couch in your living room? No one to consult, go get ‘em tiger. All of these apartment-related freedoms come at a price, though. Living on your own can cost a pretty penny. Before you wave goodbye to your, “Hey is this your almond milk or mine?” days, take a look at what each price point could land you for a one bedroom.

 

MEDICAL DISTRICT

Live just minutes away from downtown and only a few highway exits to Uptown! Newer apartments with super cute finishes, a great pool and a bark park for your pup! Washer/dryer is included in your apartment which will save you tons of money renting them each month! They even have yards available, making the chore of taking your dog out less daunting.

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One bedrooms starting at $1150+

 

UPTOWN

This property is right in the heart of Uptown / West Village. This property has great amenities like a beautiful upper-floor swimming pool, underground parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. The units have finishes like hardwood floors, contemporary cabinetry, and granite countertops. Basically, the location is amazing and so are the units. It’s a win, win.

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One bedrooms starting at $1350+

 

LOFT IN DEEP ELLUM

Dallas lofts are super cool. They are all unique and have their own character. Some have exposed brick walls, others have large open windows, or better yet they have both! If you’re looking for a big open space, a loft will be perfect for you!

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Lofts starting at $1169+

 

Now, the roomie side of the debate. You love Dallas and you like to love Dallas through all hours of the night. Stumbling in at 3am on a Tuesday because you just tripped into a ton of different things going on Downtown may mean you’ll want a super roommate-friendly floorplan where your late night cooking sesh won’t be incredibly disturbing to your sleeping roommate. But you know what the coolest pro of having a roommate is? When you don’t have the time to run home to let your dog out, or check that thing on your calendar you knew you were forgetting you can call them up and have them save the day. You’ll save a lot of money and get to have the same level of quality that you thought you could afford on your own (here in Dallas, we all have to have that reality check once in a while). Sometimes those one bedrooms are just wayy too expensive.

DOWNTOWN

Brand new apartments in a developing part of Downtown! Live right next to the Dallas Farmers Market and have first dibs on all of the fresh, locally grown products before everyone in Uptown and Knox/Henderson wakes up and beats you to it! Awesome Downtown views and yards for your dog too! Quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and super open concept living! Walking distance to Downtown hot spots and plenty of visitor parking since it’s a newer property, yesss!

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Two Bedrooms starting at $2100+ ($1050 per roomie)

 

DEEP ELLUM

Newer Dallas apartments in the heart of Deep Ellum! Super easy highway access to easily reach any other popular Dallas neighborhood if you’re looking for a new scene to mix it up every now and then. Granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and spa-style bathrooms with dual vanities and spacious garden tubs. Zen hammock garden on property as well as a gourmet club kitchen!

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Two bedrooms starting at $1900+ ($950 per roomie)

 

DESIGN DISTRICT

Live in the up and coming Design District! This area is super convenient for anyone to commute into Downtown from, and is only a 5 minute Uber into Uptown. This property has a great rooftop lounge and a large, resort style pool. The units have concrete or wood floors, granite countertops, and exposed duct work giving a lofty vibe without the old warehouse feel. The best part? Their two bedroom layouts are split, making it perfect for roomies!

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Two bedrooms starting at $1640 ($820 per roomie)

 

If you are looking for an apartment, with or without a roommate, give us a call / text at 214-586-0519 or fill out one of our apartment search forms for more info and to set up a tour today!

SOCO’s Sister: South First Street!

If you are in love with South Congress, but are trying to find a place to live that is more peaceful and has chill vibes, look no further than South 1st Street! We love this street to live on because it has SO much to offer and we consider it the laid back sister of South Congress. From restaurants like Sway and Elizabeth Street Cafe to the low key South Austin Trailer Park Eatery and Bouldin Creek Cafe, this is every foodie’s dream location! The shopping and artwork on this street too will give you all the artistic feels. We particularly love Roadside Relics and the Art for the People Gallery. There is also South 1st Friday’s, which is an art walk along the street! Along the street, there are plenty of trees and greenery too which will make you feel like you’re not in the hustle and bustle of the city, although you will be in walking distance to downtown! There are plenty of trails and parks nearby too, if you need to get a quick workout in such as Lady Bird Lake, and a park next to the Palmer Events Center. Who knew one street could have so much character, and also has great properties to live in!

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One fancy property that we love is located on the end of South 1st street has all the amenities you would ever need! If you are looking for a place to feel immediately comfortable but also pampered, this apartment complex has it all! In these units there is wood flooring, spa inspired bathrooms (with a walk in shower!), island kitchens, balconies, and beautiful views of downtown Austin! There is a gym on site with a boxing studio which is why this property stands out as well! Outside features include a resort style pool, bocce ball, and ping pong courts outside. Don’t worry about the heat, there is plenty of oak trees to keep you cool and shaded all day long!

One bedrooms starting at $1348 and two bedrooms starting at $1818

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We love how close to downtown this apartment complex is for an affordable price! This property has wood flooring throughout, walk in closets, balconies with downtown views, and some units even have fireplaces for that cozy feel for ya’ll. This is literally right around the corner from Barton Springs Road and the Palmer Events Center. It’s in walking distance and biking distance if you want to skip the traffic and bike to work, or adventure downtown! This apartment complex is perfect if you are looking to kick back and relax and enjoy the laid back vibes in Austin. We love the pool at this property, because it overlooks the amazing view of downtown Austin. Also, there are places on the property to picnic and barbecue. Don’t stress out about if your dog can live here or not, because they have absolutely no breed restrictions and it is super pet friendly!

One bedrooms starting at $1288 and two bedrooms starting at $1606

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This third property gives us all the South 1st feels. You will definitely feel like a local if you move into this upscale, yet relaxed apartment complex! The units include recently upgraded amenities such as hardwood flooring, new appliances, and subway tile backsplash. With newly renovated amenities such as their pool and courtyard with palm trees, to their cute dog park, we think that this is perfect for you and your pet! Think of this location as your resort oasis on South 1st where you can kick back and chill after a long work week.

One bedrooms starting at $1175 and two bedrooms starting at $1450

Like one of the apartments mentioned above? We can give you all the info, just call/text us at 512-815-2317 or fill out one of our apartment search form!

The Best Coffee Shops in Dallas

So the groundhog may have said six more weeks, but let’s be real… It was 90 degrees outside on Monday. Spring has sprung. That means it’s time to come out of our caves and start exploring again. Getting your daily dose of caffeine helps get your day started with a bang. We love to start our days at some of the awesome local coffee shops that each Dallas neighborhood has to offer. Yes, we know this is also the remedy we recommended to survive the cold weather, but be honest with yourself- what better way to come out of hibernation than with a warm cup of joe in hand? Or I mean, if you’re like us, you may go for the iced latte! Either way, check out these coffee shop favorites:

 

Ascension in the Design District

Ascension is located in the Design District near Oak Lawn and Hi Line Drive. This isn’t your typical, could double as someone’s cozy living room, coffee shop. Ascension is a social, Australian-style coffee shop with café food and research / passion in every drop. If the weather keeps heating up, we recommend the cold brew Kyoto. They feature live music every week, so Ascension can double as your Friday night and Saturday morning!

The Design District is known for its art galleries, showrooms, restaurants, and now- it’s increasing number of luxury apartment homes. And did we mention it’s home to the new Maverick’s practice facility? It’s definitely a unique area to call home.

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Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

Toasted is the love-child of an awesome downtown industrial style stop and a rustic, should see succulent plants everywhere, barn-inspired shop. The result is a spacious, insta-worthy coffee shop that offers a full brunch menu and cocktails located at Lower Greenville and Ross Ave. Their all-natural toast variations are to die for and if you like a little heat, try the Avo-Ca-Damn toast, it’s sriracha and avocado heaven!

Lower Greenville is a walkable spot known for its wide range of restaurants including HG Supply Co. and Steel City Pops, as well as its nightlife spots like Truckyard.
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Crooked Tree Coffee House

Crooked Tree is located in the upscale and social mecca neighborhood, Uptown. Now unlike our two former, very spacious coffee shops, Crooked Tree could definitely double as a home and that’s exactly what founders, Kristyn and Sarah, were going for: A cozy, eclectic, living room coffee shop feel. You’ll find couches to sit on, tables of all sizes, and a back patio. They feature coffee from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and pastries from local bakeries such as Empire and Zenzero, and house recipe sandwiches.

Uptown is one of the most well-known neighborhoods for its upscale lifestyle, restaurants, hotels, and walkable nightlife.

 

Opening Bell Coffee

Known as one of Dallas’s best acoustic live music venues, Opening Bell is a grooving coffee bar located in The Cedars that offers espresso, specialty coffee blends, and Harney & Sons teas. One of their many claims to fame is that 15 contestants from The Voice have performed there before competing! They have a full menu of breakfast pastries, sandwiches, and multiple options when it comes to one of our favorites- the mocha.

The Cedars is a growing neighborhood on the Southern edge of Downtown that’s known for its fun spots like Alamo Drafthouse and the rooftop bar at the The Nylo.

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Have Any Plans this Weekend?

We do! And we want you to join! This Saturday, March 25th, we’re doing a Coffee Crawl! Think a pub crawl but with coffee shops and lots of caffeine. Starting at 9AM, grab your “passport” from either the Smart City office or Toasted Coffee + Kitchen (we’ll have 50 passports at each location) and hit all the destinations with your friends. Just make sure to bring your passports back to us at Toasted or Smart City so that you can be entered to win one of our $100, $75, and $50 gift cards to the participating shops! We’ll also be doing a drawing for a Ninja Coffee Bar! So, if you want to get some caffeine with friends, explore these Dallas neighborhoods, and get entered for some killer prizes, COME ON OUT!

We’ll see you there!

Best Brunch Spots in Austin

Brunch is the most important meal of the weekend. The perfect combination of breakfast, lunch and booze, and the cure-all for hunger and hangovers; and Austinites know how to brunch better than most. The weekend would not be complete with out mimosa sippin’ and patio chillin’! Here are 5 brunch spots in Austin that we love and frequent on the weekends!

Takoba

Brunch 10am to 3pm Saturday-Sunday

Takoba is a trendy spot that serves delicious Mexican cuisine with a modern flare, and their brunch is FIRE. We love the Migas, Huevo Divorciados, and our absolute fav is the Pan Tostado con Platanos (French toast with caramelized bananas in guajillo honey topped with vanilla whipped cream). Okay, like how mouth watering does that sound?! And they have huge mimosa carafes for $8, plus an array of margs and Bloody Mary’s!

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EastSide Tavern

Brunch 11am to 3pm Saturday-Sunday

Texans know that barbecue is delicious at any time of day, so naturally we had to have EastSide Tavern on our list. Known for their tender cuts of meats, sides, and craft beer, this place is perf if you’re wanting to try something new for brunch! Our fav things on the menu include barbecue breakfast tacos, brisket hash, and endless mimosas. Did someone just say ENDLESS mimosas?!?!?!?! Haaaaay. So maybe barbecue isn’t your thing but you can’t miss out on these mimosas. Also enjoy their rooftop patio with awesome views of Austin! #SundayFunday

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Second Bar + Kitchen

Brunch 9am to 3 pm Saturday-Sunday

Second Bar + Kitchen just opened their second location at The Domain! Come for the endless brunch and rose or try the mini brioche French toast, fried chicken and bacon cheddar waffles, or the sunchoke potato hash! Everything on the menu is legit and if you decide on the endless brunch prepare be stuffed AF. If you aren’t too full from brunch be sure to check out their awesome desserts like the macarons or the coffee shortbread!

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Foreign And Domestic

Brunch 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Saturday-Sunday

Foreign And Domestic is full of brunch-perfect dishes and cocktails. From fried chicken and sweet potato waffles, to cottage cheese pancakes, and pastrami pork belly, this place has it all. Their funky atmosphere and food always makes for a good time with friends! Wash everything down with cherry lime mimosas, rose, and coffee.

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Revelry Kitchen + Bar

Brunch 11am to 3 pm Sunday

Okay y’all, if you’re a Blood Mary fanatic like myself, you will love Revelry Kitchen and Bar. Come for the customizable Bloody Mary bar (yaaas) and mimosas, but stay for the amazingly delicious food. Our fav things on the menu include the Belgian Waffles and Chicken Lollipop Wings….yes chicken lollipop wings, and the Ribeye Hash Skillet!! Plus they have an awesome patio where you can enjoy live music every Sunday!

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If you need help finding and apartment near one of these awesome brunch spots in Austin, fill out an apartment search form    or call/text us at 512-815-2317!

The Coolest Lofts in Dallas

Smart City can find you the nicest, newest apartment with fancy finish outs and great amenities, but did you know we also specialize in lofts?! We love finding great Dallas apartments and brand new is a frequent request, but as apartment locators, our job is to find the perfect apartment for YOU! Not everyone fits within the cookie-cutter apartment guidelines. Some of our clients are looking for something unique/artsy/industrial and we love that!! Lofts are awesome. They’re huge open spaces that tend to have exposed ducts, exposed brick, and a very unique feel. It may not be for everyone but lofts have certain character that can be very enticing! Here are our favorite. coolest lofts in Dallas!

HUGE SQUARE FOOTAGE NEXT TO ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

These remodeled loft apartments have almost 100 different floor plans to choose from and they are all immaculate! This iconic building was the first Sears building to be established outside of Chicago so it definitely has character and history. Some floor plans offer amazing downtown views and have up to 2500+ square feet. They have original hardwood floors, concrete columns all throughout the lofts, exposed ducts, and uniquely-laid concrete ceilings! Some units have clean white walls and other feature exposed brick walls. These are by far some of the best lofts in Dallas!

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Lofts starting at $1400+.

 

ANTIQUE, HISTORIC BUILDING IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN

This historic landmark was once a train station in the heart of downtown Dallas but has been refurbished into 134 lofts! Built in 1916 and plenty of the original materials still stand but they also have amazing new renovations. The property is super walkable to everything in downtown and it is near the DART so you’ll have easy access to anywhere in DFW!

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Lofts starting at $1200+.

 

LOFTS IN DEEP ELLUM

Deep Ellum is home to many loft buildings. These lofts have a really cool old warehouse vibe with a modern spin on them and are totally unique. Some units have large windows and open floor plans with exposed brick, while others have clean white walls and smaller spaces. No matter what you’re looking for in a loft, you can probably find it in Deep Ellum. Wood floors or concrete? They have both. Big windows or small. Again, they have both! Plus, there are tons of floor plans to choose from! Best of all, these buildings are super walkable and right in the mix of all of the best restaurants and bars in Deep Ellum.

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Lofts starting at $1200+ (dependent on building).

 

RECENTLY RENOVATED BUILDING NEXT TO DALLAS CITY HALL

This building is going through $90 million worth of renovations to redevelop what used to be an awesome building in Dallas. When construction is completed there will be shopping below and they’ll offer beautiful loft spaces that are fully upgraded and start at 800 square feet. Beautiful exposed brick, restored hardwood floors and tons of amenities for residents! It’s definitely the luxury of lofts.

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Lofts starting at $1600+.

 

If you are interested in any of these lofts, give us a call/text at  214-586-0519 or fill out one of our apartment search forms to get set up with an agent!

Live Like a Local

A lot of Austinites are quite proud to be an Austinite. Whether they have lived there for 6 months, since college, or if they were born and raised there, Austin’s people love to have their friends in town and show off this great city they call home.  Unfortunately, those out-of-town friends always ask about the same damn spots.  Time and time again, every Austinite gets stuck in the same routine with each visit from a friend.  You’ve oohed and ahhed at the view at Oasis, you’ve taken your folk to dirty 6th, and you could basically be a full-blown tour guide at the Capitol at this point after all these visits.  But now it’s time to love the part of this city that made it so great in the first place. Escape from the mainstream version of Austin people read about on the internet and check out our list of properties around local hot spots and live like a local

 

El Taquito

Y’all, this place is legit. If you love tacos, you will LOVE El Taquito. This spot serves awesome Mexican food like enchiladas, tortas, and big-as-your-head tacos for $2! Who doesn’t love tacos for $2?!?!

Walk to El Taquito! This new luxury property has everything- seriously. Get your sweat on in the huge fitness center, enjoy downtown views from the resident deck, take a dip in the resort style swimming pool, and have direct access t0 Lady Bird Lake and the hike/bike trails on the Boardwalk! Plus, these units stunning! Wood style flooring, granite countertops, huge walk in closets, 10 foot ceilings, and washer/dryer included! And only a mile to downtown! One bedrooms starting at $1520 and two bedrooms starting at $2055

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Town Lake Trail

Austinites love the outdoors. Whether it be hiking, biking, or just exploring this beautiful city, the Town Lake Trail is an awesome spot to enjoy exercising and gorgeous views of Austin! Tons of locals use this trail daily and it’s perf for sunset/sunrise watching over the lake.

Only steps away from the Town Lake Trail!! Wood flooring, granite countertops, sleek appliances, and open floor plans make this property so gorgeous! Enjoy kickass amenities like the 4000 sqft fitness center, swimming pool, shopping and dining on-site, and direct access to the trails! This is the perfect spot for staying active outdoors and not to mention, it’s so walkable! One bedrooms starting at $1650 and two bedrooms starting at $2170

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Moontower Saloon

Moontower Saloon is a hidden gem in South Austin. People from all over come to enjoy this 3-acre patio bar with cheap drinks, friendly atmosphere, live music, sand volleyball and food trucks. And of course it’s dog friendly, so your fur baby is always welcome too!

5 minute walk to Moontower, so like we know you’ll be there every day. This place is totally affordable and so cute! Plus they’re super pet friendly with a bark park and no breed, weight, or age restrictions for your pooch! This spot is perfect if you’re struggling to find an awesome place for you and your “aggressive” breed dog. One bedrooms starting at $920 and two bedrooms starting at $1201

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The Frisco

Okay guys, this place has been serving home-cooked meals in Austin since 1953 and it’s BOMB. Def somewhere every Austinite should visit before they die, and take all of their visiting friends to. Our fav things on the menu include Julia’s Meatloaf, Not Your Mama’s Deviled Eggs, and of course, the Coconut Cream Pie.

This property is GOLD. Super new, super luxurious, and the location rocks. Wood flooring, granite countertops, tile backsplash, cute AF butcher block islands, and spacious floor plans will make you want to live here. They have a badass pool and sundeck, fitness center, gorgeous courtyards, and ground floor retail/dining! Plus this area is so hot right now and SO walkable! One bedrooms starting $1380 and two bedrooms starting at $1707

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Like one of the apartments mentioned above? We can give you all the info, just call/text us at 512-815-2317 or fill out one of our apartment search form!

 

How to Live Near the Best Food Trucks in Austin!

Food trucks are Austin af. We can show all of our favorite apartments by the most popular places to grab a bite after a long night out, when you’re looking for a low key meal, or when you have like $20 left for the week.

FRESH OFF THE TRUCK

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This newer property has quartz countertops, upscale lighting, walk-in closets, spa-inspired baths, beautiful kitchen islands, and stainless steel appliances. They even have entry stoops in select ground-floor apartments which make having a pup so, so much easier! Walk to Fresh of the Truck easily here and prove all your friends wrong about food truck, because we all know mama said to never to trust things like this. The chill, tranquil vibes this garden patio offer make the trip even that much more worth while.

One bedrooms starting at $1365 and two bedrooms starting at $2260.

MS P’S ELECTRIC COCK

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Beautiful views of the Austin skyline from the pool at this recently renovated property! HUGE closets, like big enough to have two separate closet doors in some apartments! This 78704 apartment has great walkability to all your favorite bars, restaurants and shops. Namely, you can easily walk to a bucket of chicken at Ms. P’s!

Studios starting at $1150, one bedrooms starting at $1245, two bedrooms starting at $1500 and three bedrooms starting at $2300.

LUKE’S INSIDE OUT                                                                              

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Super contemporary vibes here in the heart of South Lamar. Sleek cabinetry, quartz countertops, tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Unique features like frameless walk-in shower, high-speed fiber-optic technology, Nest thermostats, and solar shades for your floor-to-ceiling windows! Two story fitness center and gorgeous rooftop pool with dramatic views of downtown Austin! They’re even rolling out a system for bikes that’s like Redbox, but with bicycles. It’s pretty sweet. Riding a bike and simultaneously eating a Luke’s Inside Out Sammy is highly ill-advised

Studios starting at $1300, one bedrooms starting at $1525 and two bedrooms starting at $2300. 

ARLO’S

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Downtown living with natural materials and tons of natural lighting! Living here means having the option of espresso cabinets or white cabinets, (we’re suckers for a modern white kitchen, such a clean look), either polished grey concrete or wood flooring, and two beautiful types of granite countertops to choose from. Not to mention your choice of 6 accent color walls. In the spirit of options, you’ll be walking distance from a rare gem, a food truck with vegan options!

Studios starting at $1409, one bedrooms starting at $1575 and two bedrooms starting at $2180

THE MIGHTY CONE

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Negative edge pool and rooftop star deck make for a memorable experience at this property. Tucked away in a park side location, being right by everything you need and having the peace and quiet you want. Condo quality construction, 10ft exposed concrete ceilings, oversized windows for natural lighting, wood floors, granite countertops and glass tile backsplashes. And who doesn’t love being a quick stroll away from an ice cream cone?

One bedrooms starting at $1725 and two bedrooms starting at $2603. 

If you are interested in living in walking distance to these Austin eats, give us a call or text at 512-815-2317 or fill out one of our apartment search forms for more info and to set up a tour today!