When it comes to finding housing near the University of Texas at Austin, there are quite a few apartment options for students to choose from. Particularly in West Campus, the density of luxurious new student apartments can feel overwhelming.
At Rambler, we have assisted hundreds of UT students through their housing search. This means we understand your concerns, especially when it comes to getting started on your West Campus student housing hunt.
While we’re confident that Rambler offers a variety of floor plans and amenities to suit any UT student, we know it’s important to be aware of all of your options so that you can make an informed decision on where to live in Austin. That’s why we’ve created this honest review of Torre to help you evaluate your student housing choices.
Torre: West Campus Student Apartment Review
Before we get into the details about Torre, here are some quick facts and statistics to give you an idea of the community:
Address: 2020 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78705
Neighborhood: West Campus
Year Built: 2021
Number of Beds: 558
Number of Units: 153
Number of Stories: 18
A five-minute walk from the UT Austin campus, Torre is located on the corner of Nueces and W 21st St.
Located on the southern end of West Campus, Torre is walking distance from restaurants such as P. Terry’s, Chick Fil A, and Kesos Tacos. It is across the street from the Rio Mart convenience store, and is also near a number of other apartments including the Nine at Rio and Villas on Rio.
Torre opened in 2021, and its amenities include a fitness center, barre and yoga room, and a YouTube Recording Room. There is also a computer lounge and private study pods with smartboards.
The 18th floor of Torre has a sky lounge and ping pong area, as well as a rooftop pool deck with a fire pit, grill, and lounge area.
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Torre is a pet-friendly community, and it also has electronic building access controls. All rooms come fully furnished with a 55-inch mounted TV in the living room. Finishes include quartz countertops and hardwood-style flooring. The rooms have internet, kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and a full-sized washer and dryer.
Torre has two floors of parking available in their secured garage on a first-come, first-serve basis. These resident-only spots are available at an additional monthly cost. If you aren’t planning on bringing a car with you, there is also a bike storage room.
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Torre has studio, 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, and townhome floor plans. Some floor plans have the option to mix double and single occupancy in a semi-shared layout, including the semi-shared 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, and 4×4 townhome options. There are also double occupancy 2×2 choices.
As for the townhomes, there are 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6 floor plans. Some townhomes have walk-up street access while others are accessed regularly inside the building.
Some rooms also have options to upgrade certain features, including terrace balconies, ping pong or gaming tables, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
All units come fully furnished, and, at the time of publication, base rent prices are listed on the website ranging from the $1,000s to just over $2,400 depending on floor plan type. Torre also offers a limited number of SMART housing bed spaces reserved in studio and 1×1 layouts for those who qualify.
We hope this review of Torre helped you start exploring 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!