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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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1402 Alta Vista Avenue, Austin, TX - $18,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,552 SQFT
  • 39 DOM
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Welcome To 1402 Alta Vista Ave, A Sophisticated And Modern Gem Nestled In The Vibrant Travis Heights Neighborhood. Available Fully Furnished, This Property Boasts An Expansive Living Space Of 3,552 Square Feet Featuring 4 Bedrooms And 4.5 Bathroom...

DEN Property Group
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1506 Bouldin Avenue, Austin, TX - $15,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,934 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Welcome To A Modern Marvel In The Heart Of Bouldin Creek. This Custom-built Masterpiece Is Available Fully Furnished. Step Inside And Be Captivated By The Spacious, Versatile Open Floor Plan Meticulously Designed For Comfort And Style. The Custom-...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

1805 Collier Street, Austin, TX - $15,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,335 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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An Entertainers Dream With Impeccable Modern Architecture Located In The Highly Walkable Zilker Neighborhood In The Heart Of 78704 With Spectacular Rooftop Terrace Downtown Views! Masterfully Built This Home Embodies Both Functionality And Effor...

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

1117 Reagan Terrace, Austin, TX - $15,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,350 SQFT
  • 342 DOM
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This Luxurious And Contemporary Home Showcases Stunning New Construction, Remarkable Downtown Views, And An Incredible Rooftop Deck. With 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, And 3,350 Sqft Of Living Space, This Property Offers The Perfect Balance Of Comfort And El...

Vince Realty
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912 S 5th Street, Austin, TX - $14,999

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,095 SQFT
  • 197 DOM
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6 Year Old Custom Contemporary Home With Pool. 2 Living Areas. Plenty Of Natural Light From Large Windows. 2 Seprate A/c Units. Both With Multi Zone. Upstairs Bar With Sink And Refrigerator. On Site Parking For 4 Cars Comfortably. Tesla Electric C...

VIP Realty
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1709 Alta Vista Ave, Austin, TX - $12,500

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,684 SQFT
  • 45 DOM
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Welcome To 1709 Alta Vista, In The Heart Of Travis Heights. This Neighborhood Boasts Everything Austin Is Known For - Charming Design, Walkability To South Congress, And Historic Oaks.  The Property Was Fully Renovated In 2017, With No Detail L...

DEN Property Group
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212 Fletcher Street, Austin, TX - $12,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,123 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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Incredible Opportunity To Lease A Brand New Home In The Heart Of The Vibrant 78704 District Walking Distance To S Congress And S 1st Streets.with A Total Area Of 3,400 Sqft,4 Bedrooms—3 In The Main Residence And 1 In The Casita Or Adu—coupled With...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

2215 S 3rd Street, Austin, TX - $12,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,335 SQFT
  • 31 DOM
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Impeccable Modern Architecture Located In The Highly Walkable Bouldin Creek Neighborhood In The Heart Of 78704 With Spectacular Rooftop Terrace Downtown Views! Masterfully Built This Home Embodies Both Functionality And Effortless Design. Sleek Co...

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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1606 S 3rd Street, Austin, TX - $11,900

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,639 SQFT
  • 46 DOM
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Fully Furnished. Nestled In The Heart Of Austin's Coveted 78704 Area, And Recently Refreshed By The Renowned Design Firm Faust House Studio, This Stunning Home Offers A Blend Of Luxury, Convenience, And Flexible Living Options. A Home Perfect F...

eXp Realty, LLC
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1904 Collier Street, Austin, TX - $10,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,981 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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3000 Sf Luxurious Home In The Heart Of Zilker In Walking Distance To Zilker Park, Barton Springs, Town Lake, Lady Bird Trail, And Much More.... Open Floor Plan, 12' Island Open To The Dining/living Area, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Large Primary S...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

217 Park Lane A, Austin, TX - $10,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,904 SQFT
  • 23 DOM
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Welcome To The Epitome Of Modern, Urban Living At 217 Park Lane, Unit A! This Sleek And Stylish 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Home Offers 1904 Square Feet Of Contemporary Luxury. Situated In An Enviable Location, The Home Is Just A Short Walk To South Con...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

1815 Brookhaven Drive, Austin, TX - $9,500

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,642 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Experience The Quintessential Austin Lifestyle In A Picturesque Barton Hills Ranch-style Home Near Zilker Park, The Greenbelt, And Barton Springs Pool - Just In Time For Summer. This Idyllic Residence Is Perfectly Positioned, Offering Newcomers To...

Compass RE Texas, 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 May 18th, 2024 at 8:00pm 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.