South Central Austin Homes for Rent
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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1208 Garner Avenue, Austin, TX - $23,000
Compass RE Texas, LLC
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1401 Rabb Road, Austin, TX - $15,000
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Kuper Sotheby's Int'l Realty
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Vince Young Realty PartnersLLC
706 Barton Boulevard, Austin, TX - $11,999
Twelve Rivers Realty
606 Fletcher Street, Austin, TX - $10,500
KW-Austin Portfolio RealEstate
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.
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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from December 6th, 2023 at 7:30am 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.
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