|The Real World: Austin|
|Season Run||June 21, 2005 – November 22, 2005|
|No. of Episodes||24|
|Previous||The Real World: Philadelphia|
|Next||The Real World: Key West|
The Real World: Austin is the sixteenth season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships.
The Austin cast had to shoot, edit and direct their own documentary on the South by Southwest music festival. Their "boss" was Paul Stekler, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who taught at the University of Texas.
This season the cast was housed in the west half of a 23,552-square-foot (2,188.1 m2) warehouse at 301 San Jacinto Boulevard at East 3rd Street in Austin, Texas, 8,000 square feet (740 m2) of which were used for filming. The interior used for the series was designed by Austin designer Joel Mozersky. Construction took three and a half weeks. 44 cameras were mounted on walls for filming.
After filming ended, the warehouse was completely gutted. The west half of it was turned into a Mexican restaurant called The Rio Grande. The east half was leased to a printing services company. The house was converted into the Vince Young Steakhouse, which opened in November 2010
|Danny Jamieson||21||Billerica, Massachusetts|
|Johanna Botta||21||Riverside, California|
|Lacey Buehler||21||Tallahassee, Florida|
|Melinda Stolp||21||Germantown, Wisconsin|
|Nehemiah Clark||19||Rancho Cucamonga, California|
|Rachel Moyal||21||Valencia, California|
|Wes Bergmann||19||Leawood, Kansas|
Note: (*) Age at the time of filming.
The Real World: Austin won "Favorite Season" at the 2008 The Real World Awards Bash. In 2019, the season was made available for streaming on Facebook Watch (alongside The Real World: Key West and The Real World: Portland) ahead of The Real World: Atlanta's premiere