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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 16th, 2014 at 10:50pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

Austin locals affectionately refer to the area just south of Downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake as South Austin. South Austin homes for sale are cozy and eclectic, nestled into inviting neighborhoods within biking distance of Downtown. Neighborhoods in South Austin are filled with funky boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, in addition to many local businesses and great schools. Students in South Austin attend Austin ISD schools. South Austin’s famous South Congress shopping strip, known as SoCo, perfectly captures Austin’s hometown hippie vibe and cosmopolitan feel all at once.

South Austin Market Statistics

Residential Listings: 338
Average Size (Sq Ft): 1,554
Average Year Built: 1984
Average List Price: $394,162
Highest Price: $4,000,000
Lowest Price: $78,000
Average Price / Sq Ft: $253
Highest Price / Sq Ft: $1,365
Lowest Price / Sq Ft: $62

Note : Statistics represent residential listings only. Search all South Austin Real Estate Listings here.

Schools near South Austin homes for sale are served by the Austin Independent School District, which has been rated Recognized by the Texas Education Agency for most of the last decade. Several schools in Austin ISD have also been designated National Blue Ribbon Schools. Travis High School is the major high school in the South Austin area and serves as a Mentor Campus in the TEA’s Mentor Program. It also offers a wide range of career-oriented courses such as culinary arts, video game design, business, nutrition, and forensic science.

South Austin is known as the birthplace of the “Keep Austin Weird” motto, which seeks to highlight and promote local business establishments. South Austin homes for sale are close to a bevy of unique local institutions that line the three main corridors of South Austin: South Lamar, South 1st Street, and South Congress Ave. These streets are the main arteries through the numerous neighborhoods of South Austin, which feature both modern and historic bungalows and high-end homes.

South Austin is known for its rich history and live music scene, with venues like Threadgill’s, the Continental Club, and the now legendary Armadillo World Headquarters. It’s also conveniently located right next to Lady Bird Lake with its ten-mile hike and bike trail, the Barton Springs pool, and a host of other wonderful green spaces right within the city. Residents can stroll the shops and cafes of South Congress, watch the famous bats burst forth from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset in the summer, catch a show Downtown, or visit the Zilker Park Botanical Gardens, all within a bike or bus ride from home.

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South Austin is the more laid-back counterpart to the hustle and bustle of Downtown Austin, yet it is still just as conveniently located. With the growth of South Congress and the rise of South Lamar, South Austin is becoming a densely populated urban corridor of one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

It’s hard to beat the location of South Austin homes for sale. You are just a short walk or quick drive from Downtown, yet also close to all South Austin has to offer, like parks, great restaurants, cozy bungalow-filled neighborhoods, and great shopping. You’ll find gourmet food trucks, interior Mexican restaurants, trendy bars and lounges, and high-end local cuisine. On top of that, South Austin is a major focal point of the local arts scene, host to many galleries and artisan shops.  


*Using the corner of Oltorf St and South 1st Street as our center

Distance to Major Austin Amenities & Attractions

Interstate 35: 1.2 mi, 3 min

UT: 4.7 mi, 10 min

Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail: 1.4 mi, 3 min

Mopac Loop 1: 3 mi, 6 min

ACC: 3.3 mi, 9 min

Barton Creek Greenbelt: 3.7 mi, 6 min

Lake Austin: 5.1 mi, 11 min

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: 8.1 mi, 11 min

Circuit of the Americas: 15 mi, 22 min

Lake Travis: 19.1 mi, 30 min

Texas Hill Country: 20 mi, 30 min


Nearby Amenities


Nearest Emergency Hospital: St. David’s South Austin Hospital, 2.1 mi, 5 min

Nearest General Physician: Community Care South Austin, 0.2 mi, 1 min

Nearest Major Employers: St. David’s, Seton Healthcare Family, Austin ISD, St. Edward’s University

Nearest High School: Travis High School, 1.1 mi, 3 min

Nearest Outdoor Recreation Areas: Lady Bird Lake, Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, Big Stacy Pool, Blunn Creek Greenbelt

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