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About South Central Austin Real Estate

By Tatyana Selezneva

South Central Austin is famous for being the cultural heart of Austin’s unique live music, food trucks and shopping scene. Well-established single-family homes dominate the neighborhoods in the South Central area, and vacant lots are difficult to find. Just south of the river, with downtown basically a few blocks away, residents enjoy proximity to iconic bars to experience the nightlife and music festivals going on almost non-stop in the city center. [Read more about South Central Austin...]

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1225 Hillside Avenue 6, Austin, TX - $10,500

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,657 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Big City Views Amaze From Deck Of Breathtaking Home.quiet Tree Lined Street/boutique Community,mins2south Congress.modern Clean Elegance.abundant Natural Light,high Ceilings.fully-equipped Chef Kitchen Open 2 Dining/living Area.outdoor Living Area...

KW-Austin Portfolio RealEstate

300 Lightsey Road A, Austin, TX - $6,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,178 SQFT
  • 17 DOM
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Surround Yourself In This Beautifully Remodeled Modern Home With An Abundance Of Restaurants And Eclectic Shops: Prime location, Walking Distance To South Congress,  St Edward's University, And South 1st Street.   enjoy The Open Floor Plan, Design...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

2927 Kassarine Pass, Austin, TX - $5,100

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,975 SQFT
  • 47 DOM
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" Tree House" Feel As You Walk Into This Charming, Updated Barton Hills Home. Windows Galore! Beautiful Hardwoods Throughout. Updated Baths, Large Kitchen With Built In Breakfast Nook. Separate Formal Dining Room. Lovely Den With Stone , Wood Burn...

McAllister And Associates
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702 Spofford Street, Austin, TX - $4,300

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,541 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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Very Unique Mcm Remodeled 3/2 On Unique High-end Mcm Street. Location And Walkability!! Only 4 Blocks From Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, Thom's Market And Many Great Restaurants. The Home Features Marvin Patio Doors, Tankless Water Heater, Re...

The Marye Company

905 W Mary Street B, Austin, TX - $4,300

Residential Lease, Townhouse
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,534 SQFT
  • 15 DOM
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This Modern, Updated Townhome Is Located In The Heart Of Bouldin. The Open Floor Plan Features Three Bedrooms, Two-and-a-half Baths, And There Is Alley Access To The Garage Plus A Secondary Parking Area For Convenience. Walking Distance To Many Re...

Wilson & Goldrick REALTORS
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1600 S 1st Street 310, Austin, TX - $4,250

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,335 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Sleek And Spacious New Construction In Bouldin! Well-built With High Ceilings, Quartz Countertops, Kitchenaid Appliances, Outdoor Terrace And Underground Parking. Floor Plan Features A Dedicated Office, In Addition To Two Bedrooms. Community Deck ...

Wilson & Goldrick REALTORS

3809 Valley View Road 15, Austin, TX - $3,950

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,815 SQFT
  • 79 DOM
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Stunningly Sophisticated 3 Level Condo Conveniently Located In The Thriving South Austin Community. Isabella Is A New Condo Community That Features 20 Eclectic Residences Located Just Off Manchaca Within Minutes From Zilker Park, Barton Springs, ...

Ironrock Properties

402 El Paso Street B, Austin, TX - $3,500

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,075 SQFT
  • 15 DOM
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Contemporary Two Bedroom House (detached Condo - No Common Walls) In Very Desirable And Walkable Area. Beautiful Kitchen With Breakfast Bar. Concrete And Solid Bamboo Floors. Attached 1 Car Garage. Fenced In Back Yard That Backs To A Wet Weather C...

DEN Property Group

1115 Kinney Avenue 22, Austin, TX - $3,500

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,604 SQFT
  • 19 DOM
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Ideal Central Austin Location With A Community Gate Connecting Directly Into Lamar Union. Great Walkability, And Quick Access To Some Of Austin's Most Iconic Restaurants, Shops, Bars And More. Excellent Floor Plan That Provides Privacy In Separate...

RE/MAX Posh Properties

900 S 1st Street 218, Austin, TX - $3,400

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,253 SQFT
  • 16 DOM
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Most Highly Sought After Location In Bouldin! Live In Storybuilt's Newest Luxury Condo Project Steps Away From Everything S 1st/bouldin/soco Has To Offer. Highly Desirable 2br/2bath Floorplan With Downtown Views Off The Balcony. Lives Like A True ...

Urbanspace

2724 Treble Lane 333, Austin, TX - $3,400

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,344 SQFT
  • 38 DOM
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Fully Furnished Condo In The Heart Of 78704! You Will Enjoy The Open Layout Of This 2 Bedrooms 2 Bath +study At The Denizen. Fully Furnished W/ Cookware, Dishes, And Linens. Laundry Is In The Unit. There Is A Comfortable Covered Patio With Downto...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

2520 Bluebonnet Lane 33, Austin, TX - $3,350

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,174 SQFT
  • 59 DOM
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Beautiful Corner Townhome Located Right In The Hip South Lamar District, Close To Zilker Park And Downtown. The 3 Story Living Area Features 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full And 1 Half Bath, With Expansive Rooftop Deck And 2 Car Garage. Tasteful Elegance With H...

Realty Austin

South Central Austin Neighborhoods

The reputation of South Central Austin as being the cultural center of the city makes this area extremely popular with home buyers and tourists alike. Many people own places here to rent out on AirB&B for travelers wanting to visit Austin and experience the famous live music.

Homes in these parts vary in style from traditional, brick homes, to sleek, contemporary condos and townhouses. Many of the homes have been renovated by people who resell homes referred to as “house flippers”.

Future home buyers see South Central Austin neighborhoods as highly desirable places to live not only due to the proximity of downtown but also the inviting, established communities. Among the most popular residential neighborhoods are Cherry Creek, Travis Heights, Zilker, Bouldin, Western Trails, and Barton Hills. Lots of single-family homes, condos, and townhouses dot the landscape with an eclectic mix of architectural styles ranging from craftsman, mid-century, and functional modern. Periodically, teardown houses can be found which are valued for their land lots in this area because vacant lots are few and far between. This region encompasses the 78704, 78745, 78748, and 78749 zip codes.

South Congress, colloquially known as “SoCo”, is the heart of the Austin’s boutique retail shops, Texas style dining, food trucks and different live music attractions. The SoCo area is also home to some of Austin’s most prized and treasured properties. South Central Austin has grown to be an incredibly lucrative spot for AirB&B owners and small businesses and undoubtedly an attractive location for prospective home buyers. The popularity of these Southern neighborhoods has escalated with the growth of the entire Greater Austin expansion.

The diverse architecture of the houses available in the area has helped make South Central Austin a welcoming and inclusive place to call home for all sorts of different people and families.

South Central Austin Lifestyle

“Keep Austin Weird” they say, and what they mean is everyone is welcome here with all of their weird preferences and divergent styles. That sense of community and acceptance is what many people admire about the culture in the city. South Central Austin is the epicentre of this culture, embracing the strange and outcast. Places like The Broken Spoke and Continental Club are local landmarks which embody the spirit of Austin, Texas.

South Central Austin has some of the hottest clubs, bars and restaurants in the whole city as well as beautiful outdoor urban parks and recreation. You can bike or walk to reach downtown and Rainey Street while Barton Springs and Zilker Park are also very nearby. The Austin Botanical Gardens, Long Center and Zach Theater are all a short distance from South Central Austin, as are the lovely running trails and kayaking on Lady Bird Lake.

Residents of the area enjoy the perks of city living while remaining close to other more remote areas of South Austin.

South Central Austin Schools

Serving the South Central Austin area, Austin Independent School District (AISD) has about 84,500 students currently enrolled. The AISD includes 129 different schools with 16 high schools,18 middle schools, and 84 elementary schools. AISD will automatically accept students that live geographically within the district that they serve and determine whether a student living outside the district may be eligible to attend due to special circumstances, specific talents or programs only provided by certain schools.

There are some private and religious schools available as well that give parents the option of outstanding alternate education for their children, including St. Edward’s University among others.

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from February 27th, 2021 at 12:01pm CST. 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.