Welcome to South Austin
Lively communities exuding quintessential Austin charm
Coined as the “taste of Old Austin”, South Austin’s quaint neighborhoods offer a distinctive appeal, from its well-appointed homes, old-school restaurants, and rich history. While South Austin has its famous charm, it’s also home to a hip music and nightlife scene, as well as numerous green spaces ideal perfect for outdoor recreation. Its small-town feel is hard to pass by. South Austin’s real estate is comprised of historic homes with grand features, making it the ideal area to live in Austin.
What to Love
- A vibrant live music and nightlife scene
- Plenty of outdoor spaces
- Historical charm and beauty
- Small-town friendliness
South Austin’s elegant charm combines with trendy venues to become a beacon for both young and old. Its location close to eateries, shops, and entertainment makes it an attractive place for residents. Locals often patronize restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and popular attractions for a busy day in South Austin.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Valentina's Tex Mex Barbeque is your one-stop shop for Tex-Mex fusion. Loro combines American barbeque's incredible flavors with Asian staples to create a curated menu of delicious delights. Owned and operated by award-winning chefs Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole since 2018, this incredible Asian smokehouse will become your new favorite. Author and chef Aaron Franklin comes to Loro from the much-lauded Franklin Barbecue, while James Beard Award winner Tyson Cole is known for creating stellar Japanese dishes at Uchi.
Do you want New York-style pizza in the heart of Texas? If so, look no further than Home Slice Pizza. Delightful ramen options are always available at Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Lick Honest Ice Creams. Its homemade ice cream and fun combinations of flavors make this South Austin establishment a favorite for both locals and visitors.
Looking for family-friendly entertainment? Stop by the Peter Pan Mini Golf Course. Its quirky course attracts many Austinites to this themed golf attraction.
Things to Do
If you are looking for a relaxing evening in South Austin, Check out the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company. Kick back and enjoy a delicious beer while snacking on pizza, cheese boards, salads, and sandwiches.
Visit South Austin’s Circuit of the Americas racetrack for a host of thrilling sports entertainment, including Formula One Racing’s U.S. Grand Prix. Take in the sights and sounds of an exciting race and bring home memories to last a lifetime.
Take a trip to Zilker Metropolitan Park for a relaxing picnic, a game of volleyball, an easygoing walk, or a stroll through a botanical garden. This 351-acre park is home to a wide variety of recreational activities.
South Austin is not without its iconic neighborhoods. Visit South Congress, South Lamar, South 1st, and Travis Heights to experience each community first-hand.
The Austin Independent School District serves South Austin. Highly-regarded schools include: