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The Metropolis Apartments were concieved in the firm belief that weird is the natural state in Austin, Texas and we need to do our part to make sure our town stays slightly off-kilter. It starts with the look of the place. We pay homage to the unusual, from the vintage junkers that guard the gated entry to the jungle flora paint job on the apartment exteriors. You're likely to find an ancient gas pump hiding in a planting bed or a metal-sculpture palm tree sharing space with a real one poolside.

Unique among Austin apartments, The Metropolis caters to the unconventional. Our quirkly family of tenants includes students, families, artists, musicians and activists of almost every stripe. We're very big on having fun gatherings. Our regular beach volleyball games are epic. We maintain a number of larger apartments for rent - even some four- and five-bedroom units - for larger families or student groups. There's high-speed internet access throughout the property and some units are equipped with washer and dryer hookups. Ours are pet-friendly rent apartments, with grassy areas for canine constitutionals and plenty of "cat-tractive" hideaways.

We have an active swimming pool area with a sauna nearby, an exercise and weight room, a game room, a computer cluster with on-site printers for all our residents and several other common areas to relax or commune with friends and neighbors. Most Austin apartment locators would target a spot like The Metropolis in the 'burbs or surrounding bedroom communities. But our apartments are tucked in close to the heart of Austin and the see-and-be-seen scenes on 6th Street and the hike-and-bike trail at Lady Bird Lake. We're within walking distance of several great parks and a plethora of ethnic restaurants and close to bus lines and the projected light-rail system that serves the central city.

If you're looking for apartments in Austin, TX, and like a lifestyle that's a little out of the ordinary, we're your place. Give us a closer look. We think you'll like what you see.