An image of the downtown austin skyline across a lakeDowntown Austin has become a popular place to live and work. There are many reasons why downtown Austin is growing at such a rapid pace. Its incredible music scene, friendly locals, close proximity to great shopping and dining options, easy access to public transportation, and scenic outdoor spaces all makeup part of what makes it so appealing. But did you know that it also boasts some of the best high-rise luxury condos in the nation? From stylish interiors to breathtaking skyline views, these condos are an investment opportunity you can’t afford to pass up. 

There are over 30 residential buildings in downtown Austin. Upcoming condominium developments on the rise include 44 East, Vesper, The Travis, and The Modern. An estimate of more than 20 towers is set to change the Austin skyline with these new developments.

Here’s what you get when you live in a luxury condo in downtown Austin. You get to enjoy the benefits of living in Central Texas's urban core and take advantage of all the amenities this city has to offer including breathtaking views, retail stores, a diverse and active arts scene, nightlife, and dining.

Whether you are looking for an investment property or a new place to call home, here are the best Downtown Austin condominiums you should take a look at!

Austin High-Rise Condos: A Luxury Investment You Can’t Pass Up 

From stunning views of the city skyline to unique amenities, there are plenty of reasons why people should consider purchasing a high-rise luxury condo in Austin. Austin high-rise condominiums boast some of the best amenities and features in town. Many come with resort-style swimming pools, fitness centers, yoga rooms and more. Some even feature stunning rooftop terraces where you can catch stunning views of the city skyline while entertaining guests or just enjoying a moment alone. Other features may include 24/7 security, onsite concierge services and underground parking lots with valet services. The amenities vary by condo complex but all provide a top-tier standard of living that few other properties can match. Let’s take a closer look at why buying a luxury condo in Austin is one of the best investments you can make.

Incredible Location at an Affordable Price

One reason why people love living in or investing in high-rise luxury condos in Austin is because it is located right near all of the action. With its vibrant music scene and thriving tech industry, Austin has become one of the most popular cities in the United States. The city has something for everyone, from outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking to live music on 6th Street and a robust foodie culture with top restaurants. Living or investing in a condo close to downtown means you will always have something exciting happening nearby! At surprisingly reasonable prices for such prime real estate locations, these condos make for incredibly smart investments no matter whether you plan on living there or simply purchasing them as investment properties.

Peaceful Living in the Heart of the City

Living in an Austin high-rise condo is like getting the best of both worlds – peaceful living in the heart of a bustling city! These condos provide residents with plenty of privacy since most units have their own balconies or patios overlooking lush green spaces that help create a calming atmosphere even when surrounded by busy downtown streets below. Plus they make great homes away from home if you travel often since they offer secure access systems as well as maintenance staff who keep things running smoothly even when you're not there!


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Low Maintenance & High Investment Potential 

Austins high-rise luxury condos are also great investments because they require low maintenance compared to other types of properties—perfect if you don’t want to spend too much time managing your investment property! Plus, these properties have tremendous potential when it comes to appreciation; many buildings have seen double digit returns as values continue to rise across the board. This makes them an attractive option for those looking for both short term and long term gains from their investments. 

Let's take a look at 9 of our favorite condos in Austin below:

1. The Austonian

A luxury condo in Austin that measures a 683-ft residential skyscraper located in the middle of downtown at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Second St. The Austonian is the second tallest building in Austin and outside of Houston and Dallas. Condos in the Austonian start at $1.5 million with floor plans of 1,221 to over 8,000 square feet.

Address: 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, United States

Amenities: Each unit in The Austonian features luxury finishes from high-grade materials and appliances to stunning outdoor views of the Texas Hill Country. On the 9th, 10, 55th, and 56th floors, residents will enjoy 40,000 square feet of upscale amenities. The 55th floor features a 6,000 sq ft space where residents can relax, the 56th floor features a Fitness Center with 360 views of the city, the 9th floor with a 400-sq ft wine cellar, and on the 10th floor, residents can spend their free time at the Lone Star Bar where they can play billiards, and watch sports while sipping drinks from the bar.

>> View the latest Austonian listings <<

2. The Independent

From its unique structure and design, The Independent has been affectionately nicknamed the"Tetris building" or the "Jenga tower". The building is the tallest residential tower in Austin that stands 58-stories tall with over 370 condo units. The Independent's innovative architectural design and its unmatched access to various outdoor attractions create a grand experience for its residents. The condo's design is inspired by Austin's bold and innovative spirit. The Independent offers one- to four-bedroom units with a range size of 750 to 3,000 sq ft with floor-to-ceiling windows and magnificent views of the Hill Country.

Address: 301 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: Experience the enhanced quality of life with the ease of living within the most walkable area in Austin. Over 20,000 sq ft of amenities across two levels await you. The 9th floor offers amenities such as the Infinity Edge Heated Pool, the Landscaped Outdoor Lounge and Fireplace, and an Activity Room and Playground for kids. Your furry friend can also get a treat to the dog grooming station and lounge located on the same floor. While the Yoga + Barre Studio, Deck, a movie theater that fits 25 persons is located on the 34th floor.

>> See available listings at The Independent <<

3. 360 Condos

Conveniently located along Shoal Creek, 360 Condominiums is a residential skyscraper standing 44 stories tall comprised of 430 units developed by Novare Group and Andres Urban LLC. From 2008 to 2009, 360 Condos became the tallest building in Austin until the Austonian surpassed it. Today, it is the fourth tallest tower in Austin remains to be a prominent building in the Austin skyline. 360 Condos is one of the tallest residential buildings that stands 581 ft tall. The building stands out amongst others because of its unique modern look. Each unit consists of windows from floor to ceiling, polished floors, stainless steel appliances of the highest quality, and granite countertops.

Address: 360 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: Panoramic views of the Hill Country and Lady Bird Lake. This Downtown Austin condominium includes a dedicated 24-hour concierge and security. The 9th floor of the building features a pool and a terrace with expansive views and ample seating great for lounging and dining. A theater and conference room can also be found on the said floor; while the fitness center is located on the 10th floor.

On the building’s ground floor, you can find various shops such as the Royal Blue Grocery, an art gallery, and salon. 360 Condos some of the largest employers in the area including Facebook, Google Austin, and Deloitte.

Entertainment and dining selections can be found in just a short walk from the condo making it convenient for its residents to visit Ballet Austin, ACL Live, and Violet Crown Cinema, and the Republic Square.

>> See available 360 Condominium listings <<

4. Natiivo Austin 

Natiivo Austin is a newly developed condo by Pearlstone Partners and Newgard Development Group scheduled to be completed in 2021. The project will rise as a "Powered by Airbnb" community that is designed for home-sharing. The building has a total of 249 furnished units from one- to two-bedrooms. Each of the unit's interior has floor-to-ceiling windows and all are fully furnished with furniture by INC Architecture and Design. Natiivo Austin units also offer smart home technology and high-speed internet.

Address: 48 East Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: The building itself features handpicked furnishing, native design elements, and hyperlocal touches. Natiivo homeowners can list their units under the industry-leading of authentic accommodation and immersive experiences through the exclusive partnership with Airbnb. The lobby and a coffee lounge can be found on the first floor of the building while the second and ninth floor is where the parking is located while a dog center and a fitness center are on the 10th floor.

>> See available Natiivo Austin listings <<

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5. Austin Proper Residences

The Austin Proper Residences are a collection of 99 exclusive condos designed with luxurious details and floor to ceiling windows located atop of the Austin Proper Hotel. The building stands 32 stories tall with one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 921 to 2,608 square feet and penthouses from 3,425 to 6,789 sq ft each. Austin Proper is built by Handel Architects and the interior was designed by Kelly Wearstler.

Address: 202 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: Each unit has walk=in closets, ensuite bathrooms. European oak flooring with custom finishing, marble countertops with a beautiful backsplash, Kohler professional series sink, and high-end Gaggeneau stainless-steel appliances. Austin Proper offers mobile and tablet apps that can link residents to a wide variety of amenities within the hotel and residences. Amenities in the area include a rooftop pool sundeck, outdoor kitchen, and convenient access to entertainment districts, parks, trails, and greenbelts around the location.

>> See available Austin Proper Residences listings <<

6. 70 Rainey Condominiums

Located in the heart of Rainey Street, 70 Rainey is a condo development by Sackman Enterprises. The condo was completed in 2019. According to its website, the condo is the perfect reflection of the essence of Austin. The award-winning luxury condo in Downtown Austin is the winner of the Multi-Housing News Award for Best High-Rise Development & Design and is recognized with an Honor Award by the Society of American Registered Architects. Each unit in 70 Rainey has either 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom as well as penthouses.

Address: 70 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: 70 Rainey offers more than 31,000 square feet of total amenity space inspired by its surroundings. Private residential amenities in the area include an outdoor oasis with a grill-equipped kitchen and poolside cabanas.

An infinity-edge pool that is 72 feet long with unobstructed views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline, a fitness center, an indoor clubhouse, and a lounge, dedicated 24/7 concierge and a secured parking garage. Residents have easy access to the nightlife in Downtown Austin where entertainment districts such as Rainey and Warehouse are just a few minutes away.

>> See available 70 Rainey Condo listings <<

7. Fifth and West Austin

This residential skyscraper stands 459 feet tall and consists of 154 luxury units. The Fifth and West Austin Condos are located along a Capitol View Corridor and in the Shoal Creek floodplain. It is developed by Riverside Resources and architecture by GDA Architecture and completed in 2018. Fifth and West has pricing ranges from the $400s to over $2 million. Each unit consists of state-of-the-art Miele appliances, Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures, marble floors, and countertops in both bathroom and kitchen.

Address: 501 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: The luxury Downtown Austin condominium has over 20,000 square feet of amenity space for its homeowners to relax and gather with their family and friends. The building is pet friendly with a Pet Verandah that can be used by residents on the 1st floor.

On the 6th floor, breathtaking views of Downtown Austin can be seen. Other amenities on the same floor are the fitness studio and resort-style pool with beautiful ornamental features. Events can as well be hosted where you can take your guests to the fully furnished pied-à-terre and use it exclusively.

>> See available Fifth and West listings <<

8. Milago

Milago Condos offers luxury lakeside living like no other. Milago was completed in 2006 with 13 stories and 240 residential units. Floor plans range from 750 to 2200 square feet with one- to three-bedroom units facing the stunning views of the lake and the Austin skyline. Each unit consists of expansive windows, high ceilings, energy star stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counters, high-speed internet access, and HDTV-ready video service.

Address: 54 Rainey St, Austin, Texas 78701

Amenities: Amenities in Milago include a 24-hour concierge, a rooftop pool, a fitness facility, and a club room. Situated in downtown Austin’s Rainey Street District, Milago offers direct access to the Lady Bird Lake, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail, Austin’s nightlife, and several dining and entertainment options. 

>> See available Milago listings <<

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9. The Shore

Lakeside pleasures meet the lively streets of downtown. The Shore is one of the least expensive condos in downtown Austin. The residential building has 22 floors and 192 private residences with one- to three-bedrooms and a variety of floorplans to choose from. The interior has a variety of luxurious finishing schemes that reflects Austin’s urban lifestyle.

Address: 603 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

Amenities: Guests and residents enter through an elegant lobby with a 24-hour on-site manager and wireless internet access. On the sixth floor, you can find the crown jewel of The Shore, The Terrace. It features a resort-style amenity deck with a signature lap pool with views of the lush landscape and dramatic surroundings. Residents will have direct access to Lady Bird Lake and its Hike and Bike Trail and convenient access to Austin’s vibrant places for nightlife.

>> See available The Shore listings <<

Find the Right Condo in Austin

Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence or an investment property in one of America’s most booming cities, investing in one of Austin’s luxury high-rise condos is one decision you won’t regret! With their unbeatable amenity packages and unbeatable location at affordable prices these condos make for incredible investments that will not only provide short term return but long term appreciation potential as well. So don't wait any longer - start searching for your new home today!

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