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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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1900 Barton Springs Rd #5034, Austin, TX - $529,000

Rental, Condo Attached
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 839 SQFT
  • 60 DOM
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Gorgeous Penthouse With Stunning Lady Bird Lake Views & Zilker Park Trails From All Rooms. Enjoy Water Activities, Hikes, A Picnic At The Park Or A 1/4 Mi To Downtown. Hardwood Flooring Throughout, Spacious Coat Closet At Entrance, Granite Counter...

Duran Realty, LLC

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

Rental, House
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,521 SQFT
  • 44 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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405 W Milton St #a, Austin, TX - $7,750

Rental, House
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,072 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Gorgeous, Stylish Rental Tucked Into Quiet Dead-end Bouldin Block. Turnkey - All Bills Paid. Includes: All Utilities Including Wifi And Commercial Firewall, Weekly Housekeeping And Lawn Service, Security Coa-electric/trash/water System, Lutron Au...

Moreland Properties
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2106 Allwood Dr #c, Austin, TX - $7,500

Rental, House
  • 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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2105 Rabb Rd, Austin, TX - $6,500

Rental, House
  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,621 SQFT
  • 37 DOM
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Super Private Family Compound On Nearly Half Acre ,blocks From Zilker Park, Barton Springs And Barton Creek Greenbelt. 4/2.5 Home With Three Apartments In Back.each Property Has Its Own Fenced Yard.. Great Outdoor Living.recently Updated, A+ Loca...

Keller Williams Realty

N/A, Austin, TX - $6,000

Rental, House
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,497 SQFT
  • 60 DOM
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Available For Lease 5/17. Upscale Home In The Most Desirable Area Of Austin. Walking Distance To The Long Center, Hike And Bike Trails And Downtown Activities. Premium Interior With Hard Wood Floors, Stone And Slate. Beautiful Distribution, Plen...

Urbanspace
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2012 Arpdale St #a, Austin, TX - $5,800

Rental, House
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,006 SQFT
  • 13 DOM
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Custom Home By Hugh Randolph Architects Just Built In 2018. Blend Of New And Old World: Modern Brick And Stucco Combine With Glass For A Spacious, Custom, And Cozy Space. Master Features Screened In Porch (outside Play Area?) And Separate Sitting ...

Moreland Properties
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2208 Trailside Dr, Austin, TX - $5,550

Rental, Duplex
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,632 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Live The Ideal Austin Lifestyle In This Fully Furnished Property Within A Brisk 7 Minute Walk To Barton Springs, Zilker Park, And Everything In The Heart Of Central Austin. This Property Is Available For A 3-9 Month Lease And Is Ideal For Folks Lo...

MoveGroove

900 Lund St #b, Austin, TX - $5,500

Rental, Condo Attached
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,600 SQFT
  • 40 DOM
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3 Story Modern Luxury Condo Overlooking Barton Springs And Zilker Park. Home Features Hardwood Floors Throughout, Gas Fireplace & Range, Granite Kitchen Counters, Ss Kitchenaid Appliances, Nest Thermostats, And Blackout/sound Deadening Curtains. T...

DEN Property Group

3200 Clawson Rd, Austin, TX - $5,250

Rental, House
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,860 SQFT
  • 25 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

Rental, House
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,247 SQFT
  • 55 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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1529 Barton Springs Rd #28, Austin, TX - $4,995

Rental, Condo Attached
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,802 SQFT
  • 71 DOM
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Renters Warehouse 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 28th, 2020 at 1:45am 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.