3.9
average rating
166 reviews
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Why I like College Houses Cooperatives

1906 Pearl St.
Austin, TX 78705

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Phone(512) 476-5678 Websitehttps://collegehouses.org/

College Houses is a registered 501c3 nonprofit that provides affordable student housing near UT Austin and Austin Community College. Our mission is to serve as a transformative environment that empowers students through democratic, cooperative living.

College Houses offers rooms in seven vibrant student communities located in Central Austin's West Campus neighborhood. Co-op living is a one-of-a-kind student experience -- Find out if it's right for you!

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May 05, 2021

 

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Pretty good food, nice pool, great parties, even better family.

Best place to live in West Campus.

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Apr 25, 2021

 

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Pearl Street

Living here was the most rewarding experience that I have ever had. This place is so much more that a home, it's a cooperative society, packed with friends and fun. If you desire more than a formal education from the university/college systems and are also looking for lessons in real life, you should apply to live here.

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Apr 19, 2021

 

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Pearl street is a magical establishment. It’s a very safe space for students to experience communal living and what it means to have a truly Democratic society. There can be wild parties, and things can get dirty, but one of the core values is respect. So everything gets cleaned and people are afforded a safe space to party. It’s old, but there’s dedicated maintenance people to fix what needs fixin.

If you’re looking for a quiet house, it’s probably safer to choose another college houses or if coop, but pearl isn’t super loud every day or anything.

The pool is easily the best part. All your lunches and dinners are cooked for you by your housemates. You can make rules and host your own events. And the friends that you make are for life!!!

Highly recommend living here.

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Dec 29, 2020

 

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I've lived here in Laurel for four years. Great place to practice democracy and meet new people! Within walking/biking/skating distance of classes at UT

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Oct 09, 2020

 

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great place to live, had a family, a community there! many wonderful memories were made there

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Jun 21, 2020

 

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Great place to live at during the summer if you are in Austin for a summer internship

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Jun 02, 2020

 

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Always interesting to go back to visit one of the few places that does not change a lot in West Campus

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Apr 06, 2024

 

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a beacon of hope in a neighborhood that needs it. the community that you can build here is irreplaceable and incomparable! pearl st rolls deep

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Jan 25, 2024

 

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Lovely place. Lovely people. Lovely love. heart

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Jan 22, 2024

 

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Amazing

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Nov 15, 2023

 

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Very nice 🙂👍

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Aug 26, 2023

 

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Great place to live between the lower cost and cool people here

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May 27, 2023

 

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We will see; they lkke me her3. Lol

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Apr 09, 2023

 

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I love my house! Amazing ambiance and people ❤️

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Jan 09, 2023

 

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One of the cooler places to live

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Jan 08, 2023

 

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I’ve lived at 21st Street for a semester in 2018. This place is potentially the best place to live as a student.

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Nov 29, 2022

 

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College Houses changed my life and I 100% recommend living in one of the co-ops! 5/5, would do it all over again : )

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Aug 17, 2022

 

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Pearl Street Coop gives students the unique opportunity to build their own experience. The foundation of the house and coops is built on mutual respect. Housemates all complete labor each week to maintain the house.

Pearl can be a loud and party forward environment. If that’s not what you’re looking for, it might be better to choose a smaller and quieter coop. I suspect that’s where a lot of these one star reviews are coming from.

The best thing about the cooperative model is the accountability. If there’s a problem with a member or the house, the house or the office will handle it.

Despite the party reputation, Pearl has had sober directors, many sober people living in the house, people from all sorts of social levels. Many people with social anxiety credit Pearl with helping them through it. Some people end up moving out because it’s not for them.

Move in. Try new things. Meet new people. See if it’s for you.

Much love to the coop world from 37th Street!

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Jul 28, 2022

 

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actually perfect

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Jul 28, 2022

 

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Pearl Street is the best place you can go to in Austin if you want to have a great time. The people are all awesome and the music is incredible.

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