South Congress, better known as SoCo Austin, is more widely known as an offbeat entertainment district than residential area. Even though most of the single family homes around SoCo are in the neighboring communities of Travis Heights and Bouldin Creek, SoCo does have it’s fair share of condos and rental housing up and down South Congress. The SoCo district is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Austin. If your into Austin’s nightlife, or if you can’t get enough of Town Lake or you want to be in the middle of it all….Living in SoCo is the place for you.
Where is South Congress Located?
SoCo is considered everything along South Congress Ave from Town Lake to E. Oltorf Street. Bouldin Creek borders SoCo on the west and Travis Heights borders on the east. Bouldin Creek and Travis Heights are two of the more desirable neighborhoods in South Austin. A lot of the appeal of these neighborhoods is because of the close proximity to South Congress. Another highlight of the location of SoCo is the unbelievable view of the city. Nowhere else in Austin will you get a better sight of the Capital with the rest of the city wrapping around it.
South Congress Amenities
The best part of about living in SoCo is that there are endless opportunities once you step out your front door. You can enjoy a cocktail at the funky San Jose Hotel, go to Vespaio for a taste of Italy and end the night at Amy’s for the best ice cream in Austin. For pure entertainment, max out your mental muscles at Doc’s for their weekly trivia or sit and enjoy a local band at the world famous Continental Club. Need a little nature or exercise? Take a stroll on the trails around Town Lake or kayak underneath the South Congress Bridge at dusk to watch the nightly flight of the bats. In SoCo, you are always where the action is.