About South Congress Homes For Sale
SoCo is the heartbeat of Austin and its boundaries run from just South of Town Lake on the North and to Oltorf on the South, then West to South First Street and along the eastern edge of Congress Avenue. A hub for arts and entertainment, this nationally known neighborhood still has many local gems for residents to discover. With easy to access to downtown and an atmosphere all its own, SoCo is a safe bet for an exciting new home!
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South Congress Avenue, after which this area is named, actually didn’t extend south of the river until the 1850’s when Texas patriot James Gibson Swisher donated land for a road to become Austin’s postal route and a main highway south to San Antonio. The construction of a concrete bridge in 1910 provided South Austin reliable transportation over the river, and soon after the area began to grow. In the 1970’s, South Congress became a home for artists and musicians, a vibe that can still be felt in the region today. In the decades following, unique clothing shops, restaurants, music venues, and bars started springing up along the avenue, attracting more people to the area and helping shape the artistic and trendy vibe of the neighborhood. Today, SoCo is a known cultural district and a must-see for those coming to Austin.
SOUTH CONGRESS REAL ESTATE MARKET
78704 is a well-known zip code for a reason, and this is a coveted area for movers coming to the city. Residents can pick from a generous number of apartment communities, condos, bungalows, and single family homes. The areas near South Congress Avenue itself tend to be stylish and upbeat, but families seeking a calmer atmosphere can still find beautiful, spacious homes in the quieter streets off Congress, Lamar, and Oltorf. This is the perfect neighborhood for those who want an easy commute downtown or who simply want to enjoy all the attractions on South Congress and South Lamar.
ACTIVITIES IN SOCO
You’ll have no problem finding things to do in SoCo! One could spend days on end exploring the numerous boutiques, restaurants, and galleries mentioned above–each with their own history, culture, and eclectic clientele. Some of the SoCo highlights are The Continental Club, Gueros, Joe’s Coffee, and the San Jose Hotel. It is also the home of First Thursday, which is not just a day on the monthly calendar in SoCo, but marks a local tradition when shops stay open late, playing host to an array of events and activities. Residents can also partake in canoeing and kayaking along the Colorado River or enjoy the many music festivals held at Auditorium Shores in the park. Other nearby attractions include Zilker Metropolitan Park and Botanical Garden, Peter Pan Mini Golf, and adventures downtown accessed by a quick walk, drive or bus ride.
A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PERSONALITY
Whether you’re seeking a locale with an artistic, funky vibe or a peaceful home close to the heart of the city, SoCo is a fantastic place to call home. If its culture and location you seek, be sure to consider South Congress in your home or apartment search.
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