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South Austin

South Austin plays a big part in the city’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird” with its eclectic shops, yard art and laid back life style.  South Austin is coined by the phrase “South of the River” which is Town Lake or now referred to as Lady Bird Lake.  You can rent a paddle board or canoe, feed the many birds, ducks and turtles, and jog or bike the approximate 10.3 miles of scenic trails around the lake.  You can also enjoy some of the best live music Austin has to offer at Auditorium Shores, one of our many outdoor venues or Saxon Pub, a local South Austin music hot spot.

South Austin Homes For Sale


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South Austin Homes

South Austin homes  range from traditional Victorian homes built in the early 1900’s to new home subdivisions with amenities galore.  A majority of the older homes are north of Ben White, also called Highway 71, in subdivisions such as Travis Heights, Bouldin and Barton Hills.  The older homes will range from 2 bedroom bungalows to remodeled 4 bedroom homes over 2000 square feet with a median price of $325,000 as of 2011.  DR Horton is a large developer in south Austin offering 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes in Olympic Heights, Sage Meadow and Sweetwater Glen ranging from $170,000 to $215, 000 as of 2011.

South Austin Hot Spots

One of south Austin’s crown jewels is Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park.  The pool is 68 degrees year round and fed from underground natural springs.  I feel 10 years younger every time I dive in the sparkling water.  The pulse of south Austin is SoCo, south Congress, where you can indulge at one of the many unique food trailers, shop at one-of-a-kind stores such as Uncommon Objects or listen to live music at Continental Club, a south Congress landmark.  South Austin also enjoys the performing arts at ZACH Theatre and The Long Center which is home to Ballet Austin, Austin Symphony Orchestra and Austin Lyric Opera.