Westgate is part of metropolitan Austin that is home to about 4,700 people who work in retail, services and sales professions. In your hunt for a new place, be sure to keep your options open and have a look at the apartments available for rent in neighboring South Austin and Barton Hills.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Westgate's cost of living is higher than in South Austin, and that is likely due to it having more amenities and it being more desirable overall. The average household spends $51.4K/year in total expenditures, compared to South Austin's $44.6K /year.
The neighborhood of South Austin is somewhat different from Westgate in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In Westgate the median age is 18, while in South Austin it's 27. The average household size for the neighborhood is 2.1 people, and it's 2.28 people in South Austin. Of households in Westgate and South Austin, 19% and 23% have children, respectively.
The household median net income in Westgate is higher than that of households in South Austin. Its average household income is $63.4K/year. Compared to South Austin where the average income is $51.8K, there is a significantly higher concentration of people living comfortable lifestyles in Westgate.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Find your footing in a new neighborhood with a little help from ApartmentGuide.com. For starters, look into living near two of Westgate's busiest areas. If easy access to your favorite restaurants, bars and basic conveniences is important, consider renting near West Gate Blvd and S Lamar Blvd. With our powerful apartment finder tool, you should have little trouble finding a new apartment in Westgate.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Hyde Park Bar & Grill and have cocktails afterward at Off The Hookah Lounge. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Subway and Arby's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
The availability of theaters in Westgate promises art and entertainment.
For a more extensive list of places in Westgate to chow down, chill and enjoy entertainment, glance over the Yelp page.
When short on food and other household supplies, there are a number of options within minutes of home for residents living in Westgate. To name a few, C-Mart and Live Oak Market are both located on Manchaca Rd. Keep your taste buds on their toes with freshly baked goods from Amy's Ice Creams, a local bakery on S Lamar Blvd. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store H-E-B Foods on top of that.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Westgate area, including Whole Earth Provision Co and Theta Trading Llc. Several shopping malls and shoppers' favorites, like Dollar General, are located in the neighborhood.
Local School Statistics
Some of the schools near the apartments in Westgate are Austin Montessori School, Covington Middle School and Austin Montessori Great Norther. As a rule, always consult with school districts in the area to confirm that they serve the apartments for rent you and your children may live.
A middle school in the Austin Independent School District, Covington Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 13-to-1.
In the Texas College Preparatory Academies, there are 11 elementary schools, 19 middle schools and 21 high schools. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in Texas College Preparatory Academies district than in Eden Park Academy. Texas College Preparatory Academies district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Eden Park Academy district.