Homes for Sale in Southwood, TX
Southwood is a vintage gem of a community located in the Galindo neighborhood in the heart of South Austin. Southwood is located only three miles from downtown Austin and in between the trendy South Lamar (SoLa) and South Congress (SoCo) entertainment districts.
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Discover Southwood Real Estate
Most of the homes for sale in Southwood are beautifully maintained mid-century bungalows, ranches, and cottages, with views of the Austin skyline or backed onto the South Austin Park. The pride of homeownership is evident when driving down the clean streets and meticulously kept yards. Some of the homes have circular driveways or paver stone paths leading to welcoming entryways. The yards have 100-year-old heritage oak and maple trees that provide shade in the summer and burst of color in the fall.
Southwood real estate means modest sized homes of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with the average square footage of about 1400. A few of the homes still have their original interiors but most have been either updated or a complete remodel using the same footprint. Updated systems such as plumbing, HVAC and electrical are usually the first updates to bring them up to current safety standards. Interiors of these Southwood homes for sale start with an open floor plan that was common for this style of house. Keeping visually interesting original elements like a stone fireplace, exposed brick walls, and built-ins but modernizing with a new color palate, designer finishes, and new appliances. Screened in back porches, cedar fencing and stone patios extend the entertainment space to outside. Southwood homes for sale has attracted young families, urban singles and savvy seniors who want to be close to the excitement of being in the city but live in a safe, friendly and comfortable community.
Amenities Near Southwood, TX
The 78704 is one of Austin's hottest zip codes because of its proximity to amazing local restaurants, exciting nightlife, and to boutique 'Austin-only' shopping experiences. Southwood fits this with the addition of being next to some of urban Austin’s gorgeous hike and bike trails.
The South Austin Park and Recreation Center is one of the boundaries of Southwood with homes have back up to the park. Some of these homes for sale in Southwood have private gates that open directly into the park. The park and recreation center are ground zero for great activities, organized sports, and classes that range from gardening to Zumba.
Boutique shops along 1st Avenue, South Congress, and South Lamar are plentiful and offer some great bargains. For a quick stop, the Sunrise Mini-Market on 5th provides all the essentials plus there is always a food truck or two close by. Sprout’s Market, H-E-B, and Randall’s are all less than two miles away for major grocery shopping.
Great dining and entertainment are one of the best things about this area of Austin. The ABGB is within the Southwood community serving up beer brewed on premise, locally sourced food and live music nightly. A true dichotomy of Austinites gathers nightly and where a tattooed artist is seated next to an internet millionaire next to a Texas congressman. HopDaddy Burger Bar on South Congress serves up handcrafted burgers, shakes and adult cocktails complete with online ordering. For a more upscale dining, try Perla’s Seafood House with their Painkiller cocktails at the oyster bar.
Community Resources in Southwood
Emergency Services: 911 for emergency
- Austin Police Department - (512) 974-2000
- Austin Fire Station #11 – (512) 974-0130
- Austin Emergency Center - 4015 South Lamar Blvd. - 512-774-5780
- Water: Austin Water – (512) 972-0000
- Electric: Austin Energy – (512) 494-9400
- Gas: Texas Gas Service – (800) 700-2443
- Internet: Google Fiber - (844) 36-FIBER
- Cable Service -Time Warner – (512) 485-5555
- Trash: Texas Disposal Systems - (512) 421-1300
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