Travis Heights

Trendy Travis Heights started out as a south-of-the-river neighborhood that used to be considered out in the country. In the years that Austin has grown up and around this neighborhood, Travis Heights has developed a hip and lively personality. This coveted Travis County community is in the 78704 zip code and features an eclectic mix of single-family homes and condominiums on tree-lined streets. With an average build date of 1978, Travis Heights homes for sale boast a wide and varied blend of historic craftsman, traditional, contemporary, and farmhouse designs. As such, exteriors include stone, brick, siding, stucco, and even concrete with 1 and 2-story elevations. From small cottages to impressive mini-estates, there is truly something for everyone in Travis Heights. Outdoor features include broad front porches, grand entryways, bold landscaping, covered porches, decking, pools, and spas. The trees are large, shading both the houses and the gathering areas with lots ranging from smaller subdivided properties to oversized corner parcels. Because of its established roots, it’s not uncommon to see alleys, detached garages, and garage apartments. Travis Heights holds the title as one of the longest reigning cool neighborhoods in Austin to call home. Interiors average 1,800 square feet with 1-6 bedrooms and 1-4 bathrooms. The small condos are typically 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom models while the single-family residences offer a good deal more square feet and with additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Interior features range from original floor plans ready for updating, simple yet tasteful upgrades, and full remodels as well as new builds. These homes offer loads of character from the inside out with wood floors, original woodwork, charming niches, stone fireplaces, and arched doorways.

Travis Heights homes for sale enjoy one of the best locations in Austin. With superior walkability, residents access popular South Congress Avenue, arguably the best shopping spot in Austin, for a multitude of shops, services, cafes, and fine dining. Restaurants like Guero’s Taco Bar, Vespaio, and South Congress Cafe are longtime favorites, with trendy new eateries opening regularly. Music venues like The Continental Club and Ego’s are always hopping, while upscale designers like Kendra Scott sit close by funky stores like Uncommon Objects. Within the neighborhood itself, residents love Little Stacy Park and Big Stacy Park, destinations for swimming, picnicking, and tennis-playing. Zilker Park is another South Austin hot spot offering vast green areas for Frisbee playing, picnicking, and music concerts. South Congress Avenue has a long tradition of First Thursday, an Austin-style block party that occurs on the first Thursday of each month with live music, vendors, drink specials, and artisans. And of course, the bright lights of Downtown Austin are always calling for residents to take in additional live music, unique festivals, happy hours, and late night dinners. Close to Interstate 35, South Congress Avenue, and Highway 290, residents have easy access to many other parts of Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Buda, and San Marcos. Major employers include St. Edward’s University, Austin ISD, and the many retailers and restaurants along South Congress Avenue.

Austin ISD serves the students of Travis Heights. Younger students attend Travis Heights Elementary (PK-5) while older students attend Fulmore Middle (6-8) and Travis High School (9-12). Depending upon residents’ location, many are within walking distance to their neighborhood school. The high school is the oldest in Austin and features an award-winning Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps shooting team as well as an Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. Private school options include Montessori House of Children (PK-K), San Juan Diego Catholic High School (8-12), and St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School (PK-8). Higher education includes the nearby campus of St. Edward’s University, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, and Huston-Tillotson University. Some seminaries for theological study also have an Austin presence. Check with your Realty Austin agent for those options.