South Austin Homes for Sale

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: 480
Average Size (Sq Ft): 1,684
Average Year Built: 1988
Average List Price: $502,716
Highest Price: $4,500,000
Lowest Price: $99,999
Average Price / Sq Ft: $305
Highest Price / Sq Ft: $2,921
Lowest Price / Sq Ft: $75

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.

Video Tours of South Austin Neighborhoods

South Austin starts just below downtown's Lady Bird Lake and extends as far south as Slaughter Lane, with Mopac and West Bouldin Creek serving the western border, and I-35 to the east. The main divide is Highway 71 with the iconic 78704 zip code to the north, featuring neighborhoods such as Travis Heights, Bouldin, and Zilker. While south of 71 starts the 78745 zip code along with parts of 78748 and 49, including the popular neighborhoods of Cherry Creek, Maple Run, and Western Trails.

In 78704, you'll find a mix of housing options, including modest mid-rise condos and homes ranging from 1900's craftsman to high-end three-story contemporary, all within a short walk or bike into downtown or the popular shopping and dining corridors of South Lamar, South First, or South Congress. South of 71 features a range of housing from mid-century homes on larger lots to newer master-planned communities. While not as walkable, homes are more affordable and in closer proximity to major shopping areas.

South Austin is served by the Austin Independent School District, with a number of exemplary schools, including Barton Hills Elementary and Bowie High School, and even hosts two dual language elementary programs, one in Sunset Valley and the other at Becker in the Bouldin neighborhood.

South Austinites love the outdoors. The jewel of 78704 is the 350-acre Zilker Park, host of the annual Austin City Limits Music Fest and home to year-round spring-fed swimming at Barton Springs Pool. And green space abounds south of 71, including Garrison, Longview, and Dittmar District parks, guaranteeing wherever you are in South Austin, nature is nearby. Music lives in the heart of South Austin with blues clubs like the Continental, honky tonks like The Broken Spoke, and listening rooms like Saxon Pub and Strange Brew, hosting local, national, and international bands every night.

78704's famous shopping area is the Congress strip, with local boutiques and eateries set against the backdrop of the capital. And south of 71, you'll find the Westgate Shopping Center, with foodie grocers' Central Market and green home improvement store TreeHouse, while all the essentials are easily found at the Sunset Valley Shopping Center. There's certainly no lack of dining options in South Austin, from four-star to food trailers. In 78704, some of the favorites are Tyson Cole's Japanese masterpiece Uchi, farm to table fare at Odd Duck, or 24-hour dining at Magnolia Cafe. But Austin classics aren't exclusive to 78704, as Tex-Mex haven Maudie's and casual American Galaxy Cafe both have locations south of 71.

South Austin is hip and laid-back at the same time. It has a relaxed vibe but endless options for music, food, shopping, and outdoor activities all within a short walk, bike, or drive into downtown. And being a little outside of the norm is certainly accepted and often celebrated here. We can't help it if we love our music, our food, our dogs, the outdoors, and especially the view of downtown from across the lake.

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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2520 Bluebonnet Lane 5 - MLS# 101586
  • $599,000
  • Pre-MLS
  • MLS® #: 101586 
  • Sola City Homes
  • 2520 Bluebonnet Lane 5
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2184 Sq Ft
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin Exclusive
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1110 Fieldcrest - MLS# 101597
  • $525,000
  • Pre-MLS
  • MLS® #: 101597 
  • Soutwood
  • 1110 Fieldcrest
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1664 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin Exclusive
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2300 Thornton Rd - MLS# 101599
  • $710,000
  • Pocket
  • MLS® #: 101599 
  • Fredericksburg Road Acres
  • 2300 Thornton Rd
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1900 Sq Ft 0.5 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin Exclusive
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  • $800,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 7247041 
  • Barton Hills West
  • 2806 Rock Terrace Dr
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2400 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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  • $639,900
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 2460473 
  • Thornton View Condo
  • 2204 Thornton Rd #4
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2058 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2703 Del Curto Rd - MLS# 7118396
  • $1,700,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 7118396 
  • Del Curto Add
  • 2703 Del Curto Rd
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3404 Sq Ft 0.8 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1201 Alta Vista Ave - MLS# 7346550
  • $620,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 7346550 
  • Travis Heights
  • 1201 Alta Vista Ave
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1238 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1206 Bickler Rd - MLS# 5225139
  • $575,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 5225139 
  • Woodlawn Add
  • 1206 Bickler Rd
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 1 BA 896 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2611 Barton Hills Dr - MLS# 3507535
  • $550,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 3507535 
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • 2611 Barton Hills Dr
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1605 Sq Ft 0.27 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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115 Havana St #a - MLS# 5483613
  • $549,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 5483613 
  • Havana Condo
  • 115 Havana St #a
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2051 Sq Ft 0.07 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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3306 S 1st St - MLS# 7046564
  • $424,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 7046564 
  • Freewater Add
  • 3306 S 1st St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 1 BA 896 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2504 S 5th St #b - MLS# 5589296
  • $399,900
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 5589296 
  • 2506 South 05 Residences
  • 2504 S 5th St #b
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1616 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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8909 Copano Dr - MLS# 9356317
  • $339,500
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 9356317 
  • Sendera
  • 8909 Copano Dr
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2105 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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7700 Malvern Hill Ct - MLS# 8375319
  • $319,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 8375319 
  • Southwest Oaks
  • 7700 Malvern Hill Ct
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   4 BD 3 BA 1919 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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9404 Linkmeadow Dr - MLS# 6970767
  • $292,500
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 6970767 
  • Cherry Creek
  • 9404 Linkmeadow Dr
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2075 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2402 Aldford Dr - MLS# 5573917
  • $250,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 5573917 
  • Cherry Creek
  • 2402 Aldford Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1182 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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3018 S 1st St #116 - MLS# 8872297
  • $139,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 8872297 
  • Loft Condo
  • 3018 S 1st St #116
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   1 BD 1 BA 565 Sq Ft 0.04 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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210 Academy Dr - MLS# 3229868
  • $4,500,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 3229868 
  • Fairview Park Add
  • 210 Academy Dr
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   5 BD 3 BA 2930 Sq Ft 1.27 AC
  • Residential
Office: Austin-Options Realty
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