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City Guide / Austin

Local Coworking Spaces in Austin

By Landing | Oct 12, 2020

It’s no secret that Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. According to the Austin Business Journal, Austin has been the fastest-growing city in the U.S. for nine straight years—from 2010 and 2019. In July 2019, Austin reached a major milestone, reaching a population of one million.

Home to some of the state’s best entrepreneurs, investors, and tech companies, it’s clear that Austin is one of the best places to work in the country. Whether you’re on a business trip to Georgetown, Brushy Creek, or Leander, or you’re relocating to Austin to make your tech dreams come true, life in a new city is never easy. From great amenities to premium services, here are five local working spaces in Austin that have everything you need to succeed.

MELD Coworking

Centrally located on West 30th St., MELD Coworking offers a shared coworking space for small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers in Austin. MELD is only a few minutes away from major attractions like The Drag and well-known local restaurants like Black’s Barbecue and Otherside Deli.

MELD features a wide variety of amenities, including sit-to-stand desks, free access to meeting rooms, and weekly events and meetups. Plus, with rates starting at only $25/day, MELD is the perfect local coworking space for business travelers.

Switch Cowork

As one of the best alternatives to working from home, Switch Cowork turns local bars and restaurants into shared coworking spaces during the day, providing freelancers and entrepreneurs with a way to take advantage of a unique workspace.

In 2016, Switch partnered with Austin’s local restaurateur Bridget Dunlap to transform her sports bar and grill, Trackside, into a local office space during the day. Switch Cowork features plenty of outlets, an outdoor patio, free coffee and snacks, secure WiFi, and even discounts toward the restaurant’s menu in the evening.

Whether you’re a non-profit, business traveler, or remote worker, Switch offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet other Switch members and friends. Switch is currently growing the largest “underground” network of remote workers in the Austin area, providing countless opportunities for remote workers to connect.

Industrious

With private glass offices, modern common areas, and an inspiring community of remote workers, Industrious is reinventing how people work. In the Industrious coworking space in Austin, you’ll find a professional atmosphere for remote workers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to grow and thrive in.

In addition to custom-designed workplaces for larger teams, Industrious also offers thoughtfully designed layouts that can accompany organizations of all sizes—from startups to Fortune 500s. Industrious features three central locations in Austin at 5th and Colorado, 9th and Congress, and Techspace Austin.

Impact Hub

As one of the newer coworking spaces in Austin, Impact Hub joined the city’s local tech scene in 2016 to provide remote workers with a global support community. Today, Impact Hub offers access to over 12,000 members across 45 countries for innovation and collaboration with like-minded entrepreneurs, organizations, and changemakers.

Impact Hub features two Austin locations and is headquartered on West Monroe St. across from the Austin Mural. Along with options for shared workspaces and private offices, Impact Hub membership includes access to conference rooms and weekly happy hours, as well as free printing, phone booth access, and easily accessible outlets.

Capital Factory

With locations in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Capital Factory offers meetups, tech-focused events, and coworking spaces designs to inspire. Capital Factory serves startups and organizations at all stages, from first-time entrepreneurs to late-stage companies. In other words, regardless of where you are in your journey, Capital Factory offers the resources you need to reach the next level.

Along with an inspiring work environment that features an onsite gym, local beer tap, and VR lab, Capital Factory provides fundraising, recruiting, marketing, and intellectual property advice from the top tech CEOs, entrepreneurs, and investors in Texas.

Finding short-term housing in Austin, Texas

Whether you’re on a business trip to Georgetown, Round Rock, or Sunset Valley or thinking about moving to one of Austin’s many up-and-coming neighborhoods, finding a housing provider that meets your personal and professional needs is essential. With short-term leases, furnished apartments, and a wide range of floor options, our corporate housing or short-term housing is ideal for professionals searching for furnished apartments in Austin, TX.

Fortunately, Landing makes it easy to find short-term housing in the Austin area, with fully furnished studios and one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for rent in fast-growing neighborhoods like North Lamar, Wells Branch, and Crestview. In addition to unmatched customer service, Landing rentals feature amenities similar to hotels, including newly renovated kitchens, modern furnishings, and stainless steel appliances, along with flexible leasing options. Our apartments are equipped with everything you need, allowing you to use your time in Austin to explore the capital city’s local coworking spaces, one-of-a-kind entertainment districts, thriving nightlife, and diverse restaurant scene.

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About the author

Landing

Ted may be the world's slowest typist and struggle to hold a pen, but he has mastered how to pursue a more flexible lifestyle throughout his airborne adventures around the U.S. Whether you're looking for more information before migrating to a new city or want to find an easier way to rent a nest—erm, apartment—Ted will always be here to share his best advice for where to live and how to thrive.