Having lived and traveled in many metropolitan areas, I would rate Austin outside of the downtown area as non public transport friendly. If you live/work/play all within the downtown area, you should be able to bike, but there is no subway and the bus system leaves much to be desired. If you live in certain key areas on the west side of Austin there is a commuter train you can take, just make sure that the places you need to go also lie along that one stretch of train line. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with - Dave Ottley 512-590-3990.... more
Often the best bet to get a rental at this time of year in 78746 or 78733 is with Gables apartments. They do short or long term leases, are well run and have 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, although 3 bedrooms are difficult to get.
If you need help with navigating through all the options, please give me a call and I would be happy to help.... more