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South Congress
South Austin

Current Listings 70

Avg Home Price $903,583

Avg Size (Sq Ft) 1,937

Avg Price/Sq Ft $448

Avg Year Built 1981

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Neighborhoods > South Austin > South Congress

For years, developers sought to make South Congress the next big thing in residential living, but the Colorado River stood in the way of this dream. Charles Newning, William Harwood Stacy, and John Milton Swisher, the original developers, foresaw South Congress becoming just as affluent as its rivals north of the river. Once South Congress became fully accessible via a concrete bridge, people flocked to neighborhoods such as Travis Heights, Pleasant View, and La Prelle Place. By the middle of the century, hotels and restaurants began to dot the thoroughfare as Austin became a popular city for tourists. South Congress remained vigilant through persistent flooding and the Great Depression. Once the Tom Miller and Longhorn Dams were erected, South Austin residents no longer had to fear the wrath of the Colorado River. By the 1960s, South Congress was home to even more motels, restaurants, and an ever-increasing number of local businesses. This is where Schlotzsky's got its start, as well as longtime South Congress businesses such as Allens Boots, Hotel San Jose, and Threadgill's. Fast forward to the 21st century, and you'll see remnants of South Congress’ rich history, such as Little Stacy Park - one of the first major parks to be built in South Austin. South Congress’ music scene, crafted by Austin’s locals in the 1970s and featuring famous venues like The Continental Club, is the major draw for tourists nowadays. Those who live in the South Congress area cherish their community’s progressive roots, artistic history, and overall eclectic charm.

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South Congress Location and Map

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South Congress is located between the Colorado River (North), Interstate 35 (East), Ben White Boulevard (South) and South First Street (West). The zip code for South Congress is 78704.

  • 9.2 mi/13 mins to Bergstrom International Airport
  • 3.4 mi/14 mins to downtown Austin

South Congress Real Estate

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Current Market: South Congress MLS Listings

Last Updated 11/11/19 at 11:15pm
Total Listings 71 Residential Listings 62 Home Sites 5
Avg List Price $924,493 Highest Price $3,450,000 Lowest Price $162,000
Avg Size (Sq Ft) 1,921 Avg Price / Sq Ft $478 Price / Sq Ft Range $225 - $2,292
Avg Lot Size 0.191 Avg Taxes / Year $13,538 Avg Year Built 1979

Note: Averages and Prices do not include home sites. Data based on current listings only. For historical information contact us.

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School District: Austin Independent School District
Elementary School: Travis Heights Elementary / Dawson Elementary / Galindo Elementary
Middle School: Fulmore Middle School
High School: Travis High School

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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from November 12th, 2019 at 11:46am 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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