We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about life in South Austin.
South Austin real estate is comprised of a delightful mix of old & new construction available in an abundance of styles. Houses in the area are typically spacious and offer a variety of amenities that buyers will enjoy such as large lot sizes, open floor plans, and beautiful views. Most South Austin neighborhoods have exceptional curb appeal, tree-lined streets, and well-manicured yards. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or a growing family looking to upsize, you'll find homes in South Austin that catch your eye and fit your budget. Prices for attractive condos, perfect for a single person or couple start under $100,000, while stunning executive homes are priced up to $850,000. There is no shortage of options in this great area - let HomeCity help you find real estate in South Austin to suit your lifestyle today!
South Austin homes are zoned to the AustinISD. This large district has an enrollment of nearly 87,000. The Texas Education Agency gave Austin ISD the ranking of "academically acceptable" in its most recent accountability survey.
Elementary schools in South Austin include:
- Allison Elementary
- Baranoff Elementary
- Barton Hills Elementary
- Becker Elementary
- Blackshear Elementary
- Boone Elementary
Middle Schools include:
- Anne Richards
- Bedicheck Middle School
- Fulmore Middle School
High Schools include:
- Adkins High
- Crockett High
- Travis High
*If private school is what your looking for, there are also several wonderful private, Montessori, and pre-schools in the area.
Lake/river access: Beat the Texas heat by spending your day at one of Austin's beautiful water access spots: Barton Springs, Lady Bird Lake, Deep Eddy Pool, McKinney Falls, Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve, and several other access points along the Colorado River.
Dog Parks: There are plenty of places for your furry friends to run around at Auditorium Shores, the Greenbelt Preserve, Town Lake, Zilker Dog park, and “Barking” Springs (located across the fence from Barton Springs). For a full list of dog park locatons, click here.
Disc Golf Courses: Disc golf is a popular sport played by Austinites, you can find courses at: Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park on Slaughter Creek, Mary Moor Searight Park, Zilker Park, and the Met Center Disc Golf Course.
South Congress: South Congress has some great places to eat such as the Magnolia Café (best brunch in South Austin), South Congress Café (southern gourmet food), and the famous Home Slice Pizza.
South Lamar: The southern side of Lamar also has some delicious choices such as Matt’s El Rancho ("The King of Mexican Food"), Uchi (best sushi in Austin), and Lick Ice Cream (all natural ingredients, inventive flavors).
Barton Springs Road: Along the west side of Barton Springs road you can find local favorites such as Chuy’s (Tex-Mex), Green Mesquite BBQ, and Shady Grove Cafe (burgers/southern food, great outdoor patio).
If one avoids the highways and goes through town, the commute is generally quite fast. Depending on your location, on a normal day it takes 10-20 minutes to get to the heart of downtown.
Yes, Austin Bergstrom International Airport is about a 20 minute drive down Ben White Blvd.