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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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601 Kinney Ave, Austin, TX - $9,500

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  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,521 SQFT
  • 10 DOM
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Impeccable Custom Designed Home By Revered Local Architect Jay Hargrave W/minimalist Aesthetic & High-end Modern Finishes Throughout. Just Steps To Barton Springs & Zilker Park, Yet Tucked Away On A .40-acre Lot With A Quiet Courtyard Entrance & L...

Realty Austin
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214 Barton Springs Rd #1921, Austin, TX - $8,425

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  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,171 SQFT
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Welcome To The Catherine Luxury High-rise Apartments In Austin, Texas. The Catherine Is A Leed Certified Green Apartment Community Located One Block From Lady Bird Lake With Panoramic Views Of Downtown Austin And Immediate Access To South Congress...

Christopher Commercial
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2106 Allwood Dr #c, Austin, TX - $7,500

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,853 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Live In The Heart Of Zilker! Step Into Your Breathtaking Entryway And Gorgeous Open-concept Floor Plan That Is Both Functional And Ideal For Entertaining. Gourmet Kitchen Features Marble Countertops With A Waterfall Island, Gas Range And Viking Ss...

Keller Williams Realty
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901 Bouldin Ave #b, Austin, TX - $5,500

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,990 SQFT
  • 15 DOM
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Luxury Retreat In Gated Community Off 78704's Coveted Bouldin Ave In A Serene Setting Nestled Among The Trees & Blocks To Auditorium Shores, Long Center, Barton Springs, Lamar, Whole Foods, Restaurants, Live Music, & Performing Arts! Austin Energy...

The Leaders Realty, LLC
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1017 Milam Pl, Austin, TX - $5,500

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,767 SQFT
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Furnished Travis Heights Gem Situated On A Tree Filled Lot. Remodeled In 2007 By Acclaimed Architect Dick Clark. Minimalist Design And Tasteful Details Are Found Throughout This Light-filled Home.

Gottesman Residential R.E.
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2117 Ann Arbor Ave, Austin, TX - $5,395

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,001 SQFT
  • 10 DOM
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Modern & Urban 3 Bed Home + Flex Room In The Heart Of Zilker! 14 Ft Ceilings, Caesarstone Counters, Bosch Appliances, Natural Light Throughout, Master On Main Level, Walk-in Closets, Smart Wiring Throughout, 2 Car Carport & A Private, Low Maintena...

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3200 Clawson Rd, Austin, TX - $5,350

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,860 SQFT
  • 88 DOM
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Modern Furnished New Home, Open Fp, Abundance Of Natural Light, Floor To Ceiling Windows. Quality Finishes Include Whirlpool Stainless Appliances, Quartz Counter-tops, Glass Tile Kitchen Back-splash & Environmentally Friendly Bamboo Hardwood Floor...

Respace LLC

3112 Clawson Rd, Austin, TX - $5,250

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,247 SQFT
  • 97 DOM
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Super High End Fully Furnished! Extra Office + Living. Modern /new, Featuring Open Fl. Plan, An Abundance Of Nat. Light Streaming Through Floor To Ceiling Windows And Inviting Outdoor Living Spaces. Quality Finishes Throughout Include Whirlpool St...

Respace LLC
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2106 Kenwood Ave, Austin, TX - $5,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,015 SQFT
  • 57 DOM
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Adorable 1930's Travis Heights Charmer.relax On The Front Porch Or Retreat To Backyard For A Soak In The Hot Tub. Open Concept Living With Craftsman Style Charm. Plenty Of Room For Everyone & A Great Space To Host. 3 Spacious Bedrooms & 3 Full Ba...

Realty Austin
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1002 Lund St, Austin, TX - $4,650

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,880 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Mid-century Single Story Gem Designed By Iconic A.d. Stenger In Premier Zilker Location W/ Majestic Trees & Awesome Views. Major Updates In 2019 Included New Plumbing And Insulation, Electrical Upgrade, Enclosed Front & Side Yards, Modern Rail On ...

Let's Move Austin LLC
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2502 Southland Dr #a, Austin, TX - $4,250

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  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,816 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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Gorgeous, Contemporary Home Located 1.5 Blocks Away From The Heart Of South Lamar In A Quiet Cul-de-sac. This Modern Home Has So Much To Offer! 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, High Ceilings And Walls Of Windows. Upon Entrance This Home Welcomes You With A Beau...

Wise Property Group, LLC

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 August 8th, 2020 at 6:30am 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.