7. In a Town that Treasures Good Looks, Even the Affordable Housing is Handsome

Capital Studios Austin

Capital Studios is downtown Austin’s first affordable housing development in 45 years. Built by Foundation Communities and designed by Dick Clark Associates and Forge Craft Architecture, Capital Studios offers 135 rental efficiency units to single adults earning less than $26,400 annually. No parking is provided. The hope is that the downtown location will enable residents to walk to work.