South Congress: Urban Hip Meets Austin Originality

South Congress Avenue, a mecca for funky, only-in-Austin shops, superb restaurants and unrestrained hipness, is one of Austin’s most beloved areas. Just south of the state capital’s downtown area,“SoCo” as it is known by locals, is the neighborhood just west of this famed avenue and home to a delightful mix of people from all walks of life who dearly love this eclectic part of town.

“I’ve lived here for about a year, but my next-door neighbors have been here since the 1940s,” says Paula Kothmann, a South Congress resident who works for a nonprofit organization that helps homeless people. “It’s close to everything.”

Austin’s central business district — and the Texas capitol — is a short 5 minutes north, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is only about 20 minutes away.

Homes for sale in South Congress vary greatly in size, style, price and age. Some areas of the neighborhood were developed in the 1880s, while others are under construction today. It’s truly an eclectic mix. Adorable 380-square-foot bungalows sit side-by-side with much larger homes, some in excess of 8,700 square feet.

A testament to the area’s enduring popularity, much of the new construction is the result of older homes being updated and expanded to accommodate urbanites who want modern amenities as well as the convenience of downtown living.


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