The AMLI Downtown
The AMLI downtown definitely takes the cake for location in the pool of downtown Austin condos for lease. Taking up an entire city block between the streets of 2nd and 3rd from South to North, and Lavaca and Colorado from east to west, this entire city block pretty much defines the new 2nd Street District. The retail shopping and restaurants that occupy the 1st floor of the building are a great reason to choose the AMLI downtown. On one corner it has Travina Italian restaurant, which is a great restaurant and has a very nice Sunday brunch. Next to that is Joe’s Café and Sandwiches, which is a great place to pick up a burger or sandwich. They also sell beer and wine. In the center of the building (between Guadalupe and San Antonio on the south side of the building) is Cru Wine bar.
The units themselves are spacious and every unit has a balcony, either facing the inside courtyard, or the outside street. Formica countertops are the norm here so if you are looking for big ticket luxury items, this is not the place. The units are nice, though. As far as amenities go, this property has the standard ones. It has a business center, conference room gym, and pool area with hot tub and BarBQ pit.
As far as downtown Austin condos for lease, this one gets a B plus. The location is hard to beat, but the lack of luxury upgrades in the units themselves are slightly disappointing. That’s just me. It would be a great place to park for incoming Austin residents while they look for that perfect downtown Austin condo for sale.