Written by Jason Fuller -  Agent Uptown Realty

It’s good to do a little bit of research when you are trying to decide where to live around campus.  Every student has their own story of what has or has not worked for them when choosing a place to live.  An important thing to consider is the difference between living in a corporate apartment like the Block or the Quarters, versus living in a privately owned condo like Park Place or Texan West Campus.   Here is a quick list of pros and cons for both.

Corporate Apt Pluses -

Tanning Booths


Rec Room


Active Social Setting and Organized Events

Roommate Matching

Internet and Cable included with rent

Gated Parking and Gated Community

Corporate Apt Negatives

Non Prorated Rent for August (you pay for days you do not live there)

$200+ nonrefundable administrative fee to live there

Properties have a reputation of having excessive noise

Extra charges for parking

Property Maintenance and Management have poor reputation

Privatly Owned Condos Pros

Pro-Rated Rent for August (You only pay for the days you live there)

Properties have reputation of being quieter and more private than Corp Apts

Parking included with rent

Garage parking

Reputation for better management response to tenant needs

Inexpensive application fees -

Privately Owned Condos Negatives

No Gym

No roommate matching

Less floorplan options

My locator services are free.

Jason Fuller
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Direct: 512-294-9060
Fax: 512-592-7943
Uptown Realty
2307 Rio Grande
Austin, Tx 78705

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