South Austin

South of downtown and Lady Bird Lake is affectionately referred to by locals as South Austin.  South Austin is known for its eclectic mix of neighborhoods, from the charm of Travis Heights, to the vibrant culture of South Congress (SoCo), to Barton Hills, which has easy access to Barton Springs Pool, an invigorating experience and an Austin landmark.  Nearby is the beautiful Zilker Park, a 350 acre playground and the site of two of the largest music festivals in the US, ACL Music Festival and South by Southwest.  South Austin is a family-friendly neighborhood with incredible community spirit and active civic organizations.  Outdoor opportunities abound-the Hike and Bike Trail by Lady Bird Lake, local concerts on the green, and incredible city-wide celebrations at the Palmer Events Center.  The new Long Center for the Performing Arts is an important entertainment center located in South Austin.  Its design, location, and generous community support combine to create an exciting cultural and economic resource for Austin. South Congress Avenue offers residents to shop local at many of the vintage shops and upscale boutiques. There is something for everyone when south AUSTIN IS HOME.