Travis Heights, bordered by South Congress, Oltorf, IH35 and Lady Bird Lake, is the most popular neighborhood in south Austin. Well known for its location and eclectic style, Travis Heights was originally developed with “country mansions” in the late 1880s when you could only cross the Colorado River by ferry. A bridge connecting downtown to the area spurred development of bungalows in the 1920s. Travis Heights still has its historic charm but also has a blend of renovated and new construction as well. The median price is approximately $375,000 but homes can go as high as one million as of 2011.
Travis Heights Homes For Sale
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Shopping, Dining and Fun in Travis Heights
Travis Heights has a lifestyle of its own with hip retail boutiques, tasty local restaurants and food trailers, cool hotels, funky bars and a pedestrian friendly environment. Guero’s Taco Bar has savory entrees, homemade tortillas, hand shaken margaritas and live music at the Oak Grove. The Hotel San Jose, opened in 1939 as an “ultramodern motor court”, is now a dog friendly, urban, bungalow-style hotel in the heart of SoCo with gardens, porches and vintage furniture; a far cry from your typical hotel. The Continental Club has been showcasing live music in Austin since 1957 featuring rockabilly, retro roots, swing and country with musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, WC Clark and Charlie and Will Sexton.
Events in the Travis Heights Neighborhood
SoCo, South Congress, is the hub for many events in Austin, Texas. First Thursday is a SoCo monthly block party with pedestrian only traffic, live music, street vendors and extended shopping hours. The streets are closed for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally, better known as the ROT Rally, for a parade and party with the rumble of bikes. Classic cars come from all over for The Lonestar Rod and Kustom Round Up. Pull up a chair and bring your ice chest to watch the spectacle of classic cars that adorn the street.