South Congress Homes for Sale
Located on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake, the Austin neighborhood of South Congress is just across the bridge from the downtown business district. This community is home to an incredible natural landscape along the lakefront. It offers homeowners easy access to nearby career opportunities and has plenty of options for fun and relaxation. South Congress homes for sale are most commonly single-family residences, but there are also a number of condos and apartments available.
To begin browsing South Congress real estate listings, continue down the page. Alternatively, discover more about living in South Congress.
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When it comes to South Congress homes for sale, buyers will find that they have options. For as little as $100,000 it is possible for a first-time buyer to invest in a one-bedroom suite. On the opposite end of the market, it is possible for buyers interested in luxury properties to purchase a million dollar estate. As one of the most diverse markets in Austin, Sough Congress is home to a combination of apartments, townhouses, character houses, and luxury infills.
Unlike the neighboring community of Downtown Austin, which is made up of a series of high-rise condos and trendy apartments, the community of South Congress has a remarkable number of houses for sale. In fact, houses constitute the primary housing type.
With private, fenced yards, these homes offer residents the freedom to enjoy their own outdoor spaces. There they can barbecue, garden, and sunbathe. The houses themselves range widely in luxury, size, and architectural style. Some of these houses reflect the old-world beauty of the early 1900s when they were first constructed while others embody the contemporary styles of the past decade when they were built. As such, whether you’re a buyer who is interested in a character home or recent construction, you will not be disappointed by the selection available in this market.
Living In South Congress
Residents who work downtown but live in South Congress will find that they have numerous options about how they get to work. Those who drive will have three bridges to choose from. 1st Street, Congress Avenue, and Frontage Road all provide direct routes into Downtown Austin and give drivers the freedom of being able to take an alternate route when traffic is bad or another route is more convenient. For some residents, it is even possible to walk or cycle to work. An impressive paved, raised walkway along the lakeshore is part of the commute for many residents. The towering deciduous trees that frame the trail are exceptionally beautiful.
Although the area is predominantly a residential space, it is also home to a number of amenities, services, and schools that ensure locals never have to venture far to acquire their daily needs. South Congress Avenue is the main artery in this neighborhood and it bisects the community into two halves. Along this centrally located vein, homeowners will find grocery stores, restaurants, bars, recreation centers, banks, a public library, and more.
Parents with children will be please to find that there are number of schools located in the area, ensuring that most students find themselves within walking distance to and from school. In fact there are several schools within the neighborhood. These include:
- Dawson Elementary School
- Travis Heights Elementary School
- Galindo Elementary School
- Fulmore Middle School
- William B. Travis High School
As such, parents will find that their children have many options when it comes to finding a school that fits. The Texas School for the Deaf is also located in this community and is a government-run institution dedicated to helping deaf children in Austin receive the additional support they need to enjoy a successful education.
The largest campus in South Congress is St. Edward’s University. This private, non-profit, liberal arts, Roman Catholic university has close to 5,000 student and offers undergraduate programs in everything from marketing, to Spanish, to acting, to graphic design, to environmental chemistry.
When it comes to recreation, those who live in South Congress real estate are in an especially good location to have fun on Lady Bird Lake. The 416-acre lake was named after First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. The lake is popular among paddleboarders, kayakers, and rowers. Several trails along the shores provide cyclists and walkers with a place to explore. At sunset, the Anne W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is the location of an incredible sight as hundreds of bats take flight. This is, in fact, the largest urban bat colony in the world.
To learn more about how to invest in a South Congress home for sale connect with a Keller Williams Austin Realty agent. As experts on the local real estate market, they can help you through every stage of the home buying process.
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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from December 14th, 2018 at 8:16am CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
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