Student Living

SXSW Student Tips

SXSW Student Tips If you've decided to stick with Austin for your Spring Break and curious about how to get around the SXSW crowd or to get in the middle of the crowd, here are some tips! If you're like me and want to lay low for SXSW, you're actually in luck if you live in West Campus or North Campus. Of course there will be some venues jamming out local tunes or a an artist displaying their moving and...

Campus House Shopping – Why Use a Realtor?

As the weeks past by after returning to school or work after the holidays, you start to realize it's time to secure a place for next year. The inventory is dwindling in West and North Campus at this time and will continue to get more and more slim throughout the Spring, leading into the Summer. But, it doesn't have to be that hard for you! Use a realtor or an agent to help you locate your ideal place for...

Celebrating Valentines Day on a Budget

Being a student and in love can be challenging when you're trying to spoil your sweetheart and you're on a budget! Lucky for you, Austin is full of scenic spots and inexpensive way to say I love you to that special someone. You will have to venture outside of West Campus and try some new spots in Austin. One great place to take someone special is Mount Bonnell in West Austin that features beautiful...

Housing Plans for Fall Semester- When is the right time?

As most of you are struggling to keep up with school work and social life, time can fly by quite quickly in the Spring semesters. On top of all of that, there are fabulous events to attend in Austin, such as: SXSW, St Patty's Day Celebrations, Mardi Gras and of course, Spring Break! Next thing you know, it's May and you secured a place for the Fall semester. There will be some inventory of condos, houses,...

University of Texas Renovated Intramural Fields

  You heard it right! The University of Texas Intramural Fields are getting a whole new make over! And that is good news for all you students and residents located on North Campus, Hyde Park, and especially around Koenig and 51st area. The University of Texas started on a 23 million dollar project to upgrade the 18 playing fields, 40 tennis courts and an archery range. Not to mention the new sand...

Healthy Student On A Budget

As a student, it can be hard to juggle all the responsibilities and pressures college can come with. Especially, being a student at a very academically challenging school such as The University of Texas. On top of keeping your grades up, paying rent at your West Campus or North Campus house, you also need time for yourself and your health. Let's face it, you can't accomplish those things without staying...

Austin City Limits Music Festival

We've all been asked by friends and acquaintances that exciting question, "Are you going to ACL this weekend?". With the first weekend of ACL 2016 wrapped up, we are approaching the second and final weekend. So, are you going? In case you're unfamiliar with ACL, it is an annual music festival here in Austin, TX that has been around for 14 years and the longest running music series in American television...

Walks, Bikes, Buses, Cars- The best way to get around West Campus

Getting around Austin, Texas can be quiet the tasks with all the influx of people and lack of infrastructure catering to transportation. Austin has always been a backed up city due to the small infrastructure and of course, Interstate 35, once of the busiest interstates in the country that runs right through our beloved Downtown. It doesn't matter what time of day it is, you can expect stop and go...

University of Texas at Austin Area Leasing in a Nutshell!

What is Pre-Leasing and How Does it Work? The University of Texas at Austin Area leasing process can be a difficult and confusing time for renters.  Due to very early pre-leasing dates that occur only months or even weeks after moving into your current housing it can be a stressful time.  Allow Uptown Realty to take the hassle away from you and make it as seamless as possible.  We strive to make this...

Coffee Talk at The University Of Texas

If you're like me and enjoy a great cup of coffee, particularly with some stimulating conversation, you will ask around in an unfamiliar place, "Where is the best coffee?". With Austin having all the hip and delicious foods around town, we do have some fantastic, strong brewed coffee all over the city. But, if you're looking for coffee in West Campus, it won't be as available as it would be say in 78704,...

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