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*Southwood Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of January 16th, 2019 at 11:10am CST.
For mid-century homes close to South Austin attractions, Southwood is a fantastic choice. This Travis County neighborhood is in the trendy 78704 zip code and features modest homes that are ideal for renovating.
With 1950s construction, Southwood homes for sale feature mid-century designs with brick, stone, or siding exteriors and shingle or metal roofs. Outdoor amenities include screened-in porches, circular driveways, large backyards, mature oak trees, workshops, and attached garages.
Interiors average 1,500 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 1 to 2 bathrooms. While some homes are in their original condition, others offer complete remodeling. Many of the upgrades lend a very contemporary feel to the residences, from fresh paint to sophisticated kitchens, flooring, and bathrooms.
Where is Southwood Austin TX?
Southwood homes for sale are in the 78704 zip code and are just 3 miles from Downtown Austin and with a location that spans West Oltorf Street between South 5th Street and Thornton Road. This neighborhood is a quick 10-mile drive to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for weekend getaways.
Things to do near Southwood
Southwood homes for sale have a remarkable location within walking distance to many of South Austin’s best attractions. Less than 1 mile away is South Austin Park and Recreation Center with a basketball court, tennis courts, and a playground. Also, less than 1 mile away is South Lamar Boulevard, home to many of this area’s most popular spots like Olivia, Black Sheep Lodge, and Opa Coffee and Wine Bar. Before reaching South Lamar, residents pass by The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, a dog-friendly hangout with tasty microbrews. Zilker Metropolitan Park is just 2 miles away with acres of open green space, Barton Springs Pool, and Zilker Botanical Garden.
With quick access to South Lamar, residents have eclectic dining and quirky shopping at their fingertips. For additional retail and dining opportunities, South Congress Avenue is also close by, offering a funky vibe for Austinites and visitors alike.
Austin ISD serves the students of Southwood. Younger students attend Dawson Elementary (PK-5) while older students attend Fulmore Middle (6-8) and Travis High School (9-12). The high school has a hospitality and culinary arts program which prepares students for work in that industry upon graduation. Private school options include a less than 1-mile drive to San Juan Diego Catholic High School (9-12) and a less than 2-mile drive to Athena Montessori Academy (PK-K).