Expert Tips for Moving to the Austonian

The Austonian Building | Spyglass RealtyKnown for its exciting lifestyle, culture, and business-friendly environment, Austin, Texas has something for everyone. Most of these can be found in Downtown Austin, the central business district, home to startups, expansions, and company headquarters that have relocated to Austin. Downtown is also home to residential skyscrapers including The Austonian. It is the second tallest building in Austin with 56 and stands 683 feet tall.

Moving to a condo can be a great move for many people. Whether you are considering living in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, being close to your workplace, downsizing from large homes, or simply enjoying living their lifestyle in Austin’s urban core, here are some things you should know about moving to the Austonian.

About The Austonian

Overlooking the magnificent views of Downtown Austin and the Texas Hill Country, The Austonian is a luxury condominium located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Second Street. The Austonian offers the highest level of living with unparalleled amenities and services and a convenient location in the heart of downtown. The residential skyscraper was developed by Grupo Villa Mir (GVM), the creators of the Mayakoba Golf, Hotel, and Residential Resort on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

The Austonian is built with sustainability in mind. The 854,000 square foot tower is designed to minimize water and energy use. Offering sustainable luxury living in the heart of downtown Austin, The Austonian has been recognized for its green building practices with a coveted Four-Star Commercial Rating from Austin Energy Green Building. 

It is the second building in downtown to have earned this rating comparable to the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Rating. In 2011, the Austin Business Journal awarded The Austonian a “Going Green” award.

Multiples awards have been received by the Austonian since its completion. In 2010, McGraw-Hill Construction awarded the project a national “Best of” Award in the Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality category. It also received a “Best of” award from the Texas Construction in December 2010 and an award from the Austin chapter of the Urban Land Institute in 2012 for being the best real estate development project completed in Austin.

What to Expect When Moving to The Austonian?

Living luxury is more than just the breathtaking views of the Austin skyline, it’s the experience, amenities, and services that condos provide to their residents and these can all be found at The Austonian. A resident’s home encompasses more than just a downtown condo, it extends itself to 40,000 square feet of luxe amenities located on the 9th, 10th, 55th, and 56th floors. 

When you move to The Austonian, you’ll get access to the luxury area with stunning views of the city, a fitness center with 360 of the Colorado River, a game room for entertainment, and a spa room for relaxation.

 

Thinking about where to spend your next movie night with your friends and family? The Austonian has a 12-seater state-of-the-art movie theater that residents can book for movies or sports parties. The tower also has an area for work on the 10th floor where a 12-person executive meeting room is available.

Residents can also host events or enjoy their morning cup of coffee at the 55th-floor Austonian Club, a 6,000-square-foot space overlooking the city.

What to Prepare for Moving Into Your Condo at The Austonian?

Woman Writing Down on a Moving Box | Spyglass RealtyMoving can be stressful and tiring, but when you come in prepared to move into your condo at The Austonian, it'll feel like a walk in the park from organizing to unpacking in your condo. Here are seven expert tips for moving to The Austonian.

  • Declutter. It’s highly recommended to declutter, especially if you’re downsizing to condo living at The Austonian coming from a single-family home. 

  • Create an inventory. Write down an inventory with all of your valuables to ensure that you don’t miss a single thing when you transfer to your condo. 

  • Label your boxes. Make packing and unpacking a breeze, label your boxes to know for which room each box will be for.

  • Ask for relocation help. If you are relocating to Austin for the first time, don’t hesitate to ask for relocation help from a local real estate agent who can help you find your home at The Austonian.

  • Setup the utilities. Before you move into your new home, ensure that your utilities are working. Water and electricity are two of the most important things you should prioritize upon moving.

  • Hire a moving company. Whether you are traveling short or long distances, save yourself from the hassle of moving. Local movers are experts that can safely move your valuables from Point A to Point B.

  • Review fees and regulations. Moving to a condo comes with rules and regulations plus some feed that to follow and settle as you move into your new home.

Moving to The Austonian With Pets

A woman with a child holding their hold | Spyglass RealtyThe Austonian is a pet-friendly condo in Downtown Austin. The Austonian is a 600-square foot dog park with Synlawn synthetic grass and a draining system for your four-legged friends. You can even bring your preferred groomer and use the dog grooming room on the 10th floor of the residential skyscraper.

Make your condo a safe place for your pets by making it pet-friendly. Put fences in areas that are off-limits, and cover up cords, and wires that can potentially be chewed by your pets. A new environment can be overwhelming for your pet, walking them around will help ease up their anxiety and be more comfortable in their new home.


The Austonian is one of the best luxury condos in Austin, Texas. It has everything you need from both world-class amenities, great service, and magnificent views of the Downtown Austin skyline. Are you considering moving to The Austonian? Speak to a real estate consultant!


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