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West Campus Apartment Review: The Nine at Rio (Updated for 2024)

By Bella

When it comes to finding student housing near the University of Texas at Austin, the number of choices can feel overwhelming. Especially in West Campus, there are constantly new apartments offering upgraded amenities and unique features to stay competitive.

At Rambler, we’ve helped hundreds of UT students navigate their student housing search and secure an apartment in Austin that they’re happy to call home.

Read Next: 8 Steps to Finding the Perfect Student Apartment Near UT Austin

We’re confident that at Rambler you’ll find not only a floor plan that suits your needs but a wide range of top-of-the-line amenities that will elevate your college experience. However, we know how important it is to be aware of the options available to you throughout West Campus. For this reason, we’ve created an honest review of The Nine at Rio to help you feel more confident as you make your housing decision.

The Nine at Rio Review: West Campus Student Apartment

Exterior of the Nine at Rio in West Campus Austin. | The Nine at Rio Review

Photo courtesy of Landmark Properties.

The Basics

Before we get into the details about The Nine at Rio, we’ve gathered a few quick facts to give you a feel for the community:

Address: 2100 Rio Grande St.

Neighborhood: West Campus

Year Built: 2019

Number of Beds: 347

Number of Rooms: 109

Number of Stories: 7


The Nine at Rio is located on the corner of Rio Grande and West 21st Street, about a five-minute walk to the UT Austin campus. 

Located in West Campus, The Nine at Rio is walking distance from a variety of student-loved spots such as Cain & Abel’s, Jimmy John’s, and Pluckers. It is directly across the street from Rio Mart, a popular convenience store, and is close to many other apartments such as Villas on Rio, Torre, and Lark.


Gym at the Nine at Rio in West Campus Austin.

Photo courtesy of Landmark Properties.

The Nine at Rio opened in 2019, and it offers amenities including a fitness center and private study rooms with computers and printing. The first-floor resident lounge has activities such as ping pong and pool tables, a video gaming area with Xbox and PlayStation, and a golf simulator.

The Nine at Rio also features a courtyard-style pool deck. Here, you’ll find both poolside and in-pool lounge chairs, a BBQ grill, and a bar area.

Read Next: Top 7 Pool Decks Near UT Austin

The Nine at Rio is a pet-friendly community, and they also offer roommate matching services through the RoomSync app. All rooms come fully furnished, including a smart TV in the living room, hardwood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, and a full-sized washer and dryer. 


The Nine at Rio offers two floors of parking available in their secured garage. These spots are available at an additional monthly cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Floorplans & Pricing

Living area at The Nine at Rio in West Campus Austin.

Photo courtesy of Landmark Properties.

The Nine at Rio has studio, 2×1, 2×2, 3×2, 3×3, 4×2, 4×3, 4×4, and 5×4 floor plan options.

The 2×1, 3×2, 4×3, and 5×4 floor plans all have a loft-style layout, meaning one of the bedrooms is placed upstairs. This bedroom shares a bathroom with one of the rooms downstairs. There is also one lofted studio layout.

Looking to live on your own? Check out Rambler’s studio and 1×1 units.

Apartments in The Nine at Rio come fully furnished and have a Juliet balcony, except one 4×4 floor plan which has a full balcony facing the courtyard. 

At the time of publication in December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at The Nine at Rio range from the $1,000s to over $1,900 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on The Nine at Rio’s floor plans page.

We hope that this review of The Nine at Rio helps you start evaluating your living options in West Campus.

If you have any questions during your student housing search or want to learn more about Rambler, contact our leasing staff, who is always happy to help!

Originally published 7/18/2022. Last updated 12/1/2023.

Bella | Rambler Marketing Intern


Bella is a Marketing Intern for Rambler. She is a senior at the University of Texas, majoring in Public Relations.

December 01, 2023

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