One way companies have successfully dodged Austin's increasing commercial real estate prices is by offering coworking spaces for their smaller teams and remote workers.
It's a cool concept that continues to grow in popularity as businesses seek out alternatives to renting out full offices.
Take a look through 15 of Austin's communal work spots, each offering a unique take on the coworking trend.
Top Austin Coworking Spaces to Know
- Link Coworking
- MELD Coworking
- Tech Ranch
- Impact Hub Austin
Location: Downtown, Nueces Street
Rates: $349/month for a seat; $595/month for a desk
Bonuses: Conference rooms, weekly mentors and workshops, free coffee and snacks
Location: Downtown, Brazos and San Jacinto streets
Rates: $25/day drop in; from $375/month
Bonuses: 28,000 square feet of eco-friendly space across two floors, outdoor deck, built-in connectivity, communications and collaboration tools
Location: North Austin, Anderson Lane
Rates: from $300/month
Bonuses: Directly behind Chipotle, 24-hour access, located between two green courtyards, plus special discounts to local partners
Location: East Austin, Levander Loop
Rates: from $450/month
Bonuses: Sleeping pods, on-site parking, meditation areas, daily food trucks, community garden
Location: West 30th St.
Rates: $25/day drop in, $200 10x punch card, from $250/month
Bonuses: Walking distance to The Drag, located in a 1920s house, part of a national network of coworks, sit-to-stand desks, fiber internet, free meeting room access, weekly events and meetups
Locations: University Park (near UT campus), downtown on Congress Ave., and newest location in North Austin at Domain
Rates: Seat starting from $300/month; desk starting from $400/month
Bonuses: Lounge areas, walking distance from great restaurants, and free coffee, fruit water, beer and tea at every location
Location: East Austin, Tillery Street
Rates: $25/day drop in; $160/month for a seat; $350/month for a desk
Bonuses: Studio and equipment rentals for photo and video, focus on design aesthetics, built with the creative professional in mind
Location: North Austin, Jollyville Road and Research Blvd.
Rates: up to $375/month
Bonuses: Coworking community includes links to 60 startups and entrepreneurs, plus free Fridays the second and fourth Friday of every month for first timers who'd like to check things out
Location: Trackside on E. 6th Street
Rates: $85/month; $7/day
Bonuses: Switch Cowork partnered with restauranteur Bridget Dunlap to open her sports bar and grill Trackside during the day as a coworking space. The space includes secure Wi-Fi, plenty of outlets, a variety of table spaces, outdoor patio, free coffee and snacks, and discounts toward the Trackside menu when the restaurant opens in the evening.
Location: South Austin, S. Lamar Blvd.
Rates: $500/month; $35/day; $150 five-day virtual punch card
Bonuses: Google Fiber, guests welcome within two-hour limit, variety of work spaces to complement different working styles, complimentary 27-inch monitors available for use
Location: Downtown, 5th Street
Rates: from $500/month for a desk
Bonuses: Private mother's space, local treats served at in-house cafe, located in one of Austin's brand new downtown office high rises
Location: South Austin, Monroe Street, and North Austin, North Lamar Blvd.
Rates: $250/month for a seat; $450/month for a desk
Bonuses: Impact Hub Austin joined the local tech scene in February 2016 to provide coworkers a global support community with access to 12,000 members across 45 countries for innovation and collaboration.
Location: Downtown, Brazos and 7th
Rates: from $350/month
Bonuses: Weekly events and access to mentors, two floors of coworking space, daily snacks and coffee
Location: Southwest Austin, Slaughter Lane
Rates: from $180/month
Bonuses: Free parking, walking distance to H-E-B, in-house personal assistant
Location: Northeast Austin, Mueller neighborhood
Rates: $375/monthly; $25/day drop in
Bonuses: Access to Mosaic at Mueller amenities including pools, gym, business center, movie room and more
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