Austin ranks at the top of ‘best cities to live in the U.S.’ and is growing at a fast pace. There is a large tech and startup community, an appealing culture with great food, live music and nightlife. Austinites also have access to a lot nature all around the city as in public parks, hike and bike trails and river access. It’s a fantastic place to live, and you’ll get a bigger bang for your buck with rent. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll want to forgo finding a roommate or a room for rent. If you are just moving to Austin, the perfect roommate can help make for a softer landing as well as lower your living costs. Despite the common notion that finding a roommate is difficult, our roommate finder makes it easy to find someone fantastic you’ll love living with.
Rents in Austin have remained fairly stable in the past few years and are about the same as the national average. It’s not hard to find an affordable rental in Austin, with the average rent of a two bedroom apartment being ~$1550. However, the neighborhood you’ll move into can have a significant impact on the cost of rent. Neighborhoods like Downtown Austin, Zilker, Tarrytown and Old West Austin offer an average rent of between ~$2,400 to ~$3,200 for a two bedroom apartment. Compared to ~$1,600 for a one bedroom apartment in these neighborhoods. So by having a roommate, you can still live in the more expensive areas, but save money on rent. For around $1,500 or less for a two bedroom, you could live in East Riverside, South Lamar, Rosedale or West University. For much lower rents, you can find neighborhoods like University Hills, Coronado Hills / St. Johns, Windsor Hills and Parker Lane. If you don’t want to stress about making rent while still being able and take advantage of everything Austin offers, having a roommate is a good idea.
Finding a good roommate or a room for rent may seem difficult. Everyone's wants can be different, so we aim to match you with roommates who share similar lifestyles and preferences. First, you’ll need to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know about you, the better we can match you with potential roommates. Once signed up, you can explore potential roommates and rooms for rent who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and room options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
Our roommate finder makes it easy to find someone you’ll love living with. Once you sign up, review your top roommate prospects and check out their profiles. If you like what you see and read make sure to engage by "liking" them or send them an Instant Message to introduce yourself. You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It won’t be long before you find the perfect roommate, and start making plans to room up.
With the right roommate you can spend less on rent and more on everything else Austin has to offer. So don't wait, start looking through our roommate finder today. A free Diggz account is all you need to start looking for the perfect roommate to live with. Let us help you find the perfect roommate in Austin.
Can Diggz help me find roommates?
Absolutely! Diggz is here to cover all your needs. Whether you're looking for rooms for rent, roommates to fill your empty room, or someone to partner with for finding a new place, Diggz has you covered. You can even find full apartments for rent and Coliving rooms in certain cities.
Does it cost anything to sign up or use Diggz?
Diggz is a completely free roommate finder platform. You can post your room for rent or listing and find a roommate without any charges. While there are options to upgrade for additional features, the core functionality of connecting with roommates and exploring listings is available for free.
How long does it take for my roommate listing to be live?
Once you complete a quick sign up and create your profile, your listing will be live immediately. All Diggz members will be able to see it, and you can proactively search and engage with prospective roommates right away.
Can I find a roommate to team up with me to find a place?
Absolutely! Many members on Diggz are looking not only for rooms for rent but also for someone to partner with to find a new place. In fact, many matches on the platform occur between two individuals who are seeking to team up for this exact purpose.
How do I know if the people on the site are real?
Rest assured that everyone on Diggz is a real person. We prioritize security and utilize both A.I. and human oversight to prevent and detect any scammy or suspicious-looking roommate profiles. Outdated or inactive accounts are filtered out, ensuring you search through relevant and genuine profiles.
What happens with my information when I no longer need to find a roommate?
You have full control over your data. You can easily delete your profile at any time, along with all your data from our records. Alternatively, you can also deactivate your profile if you want to keep the option open for finding a roommate in the future. While deactivated, your data will still be saved, but your profile won't be visible to others until you decide to reactivate it.