Indoor basketball half-court

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The Villas Lifestyle

Everything about The Villas on Rio is designed with a luxury experience in mind. Take wellness to an entirely new level with our on-site spa and sauna, state-of-the-art fitness club, or Peloton spin studio. Later, challenge friends to a game at our Venice Beach-inspired basketball court, or cool off in the rooftop pool before hitting the books in one of The Villa’s private, high-tech study rooms.

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On-Site Spa and Resort

When schedules and schoolwork start to feel overwhelming, residents can find an escape at The Villas Spa, a spectacular sanctuary within the first level of our community. Detox in the steam and sauna, take a dip in the thermal pool, or find your balance in the meditation room — the choice is yours.

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Fitness Club

As the premier off-campus housing choice by UT, our residents deserve a lifestyle that complements their well-being. Our expansive Equinox-style fitness club is second to none, featuring an elite cardio suite of Peloton bikes, spin machines, weight training, a yoga studio, and on-demand fitness classes.

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Basketball Court

Grab some friends and hit the basketball court for a couple hours of fun — and work in some solid cardio, too. Our court is designed in legendary Venice Beach style where players of all skill levels are welcome to show off what they’ve got and have a good time.

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Rooftop Vista Deck

We’re taking luxury student living to new heights with our 19th-floor rooftop pool and lounge. Float your cares away under the stars, gather by the firepit for great convo, get some well-deserved rest in our secluded hammock chair cabanas, or relax in our hot tub surrounded by skyline views.

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Study Rooms

We’re committed to your academic success in Villas style, so that means high-tech study rooms equipped with smart technology is the only way to go. And with a floor solely dedicated to learning and productivity, you have the space needed to give your studying the A-game treatment.

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Having a Starbucks On-Site

Our partnership with Starbucks is a top perk for our residents. Whether you grab a cold brew on the way to class, need a pick-me-up for the all-nighter study sesh, or sip on a frapp just because you earned it, having Starbucks on site is convenience students want.

Energize

Equinox-style fitness club

Peloton bikes and spin machines

Yoga studio and on-demand fitness classes

Indulge

Cold plunge and hot soaking tubs

Meditation rooms with exclusive seating

Men’s and women’s individual locker rooms

Enlighten

Social spaces and designer seating areas

High-tech private study rooms with smart technology

Mezzanine study area overlooking the lobby

Your space, your way

A floor plan for every Lifestyle

Custom apartment homes mean your space is filled with elite finishes, state-of-the-art appliances, and smart in-home technology designed to make your life a little easier. Say goodbye to traditional furniture packages and say hello to luxury additions, such as large bedrooms, chef-inspired kitchens, designer lighting, and oversize tubs. Whether you choose a sophisticated single room or our innovative double-occupancy PODs, you’re sure to find the option that’s perfect for you.

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Townhome kitchen with galley kitchen and floor to ceiling windows.

We're Reinventing Student Living in Austin.

Coming to Campus
August 2021.

At The Villas on Rio, luxury isn’t a choice — it’s a lifestyle. A place to step out of the chaos of campus life and into a 5-star resort vacation. Find true relaxation in the sauna or meditation rooms, catch up with friends in our 19th-floor vista lounge and pool, or get in a quick workout at our Equinox-style fitness center — all right outside your door. Our spacious West Campus apartments steps from UT offer the same sophisticated living experience, from high-end finishes to top-of-the-line technology. At The Villas, we’ve taken the time to create modern, comfortable spaces for you to live, work, relax, entertain, and most importantly, enjoy.

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An Unparalleled Location
Just steps from everything.

Located at West 22nd Street and Rio Grande in the heart of West Campus, residents will have unmatched access to UT and everything The Drag has to offer. Enjoy dozens of nearby boutiques and dining options, make it to class in a matter of minutes, and explore all downtown Austin has to offer right at your doorstep.

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