Travis Heights is one of the older Austin neighborhoods and one of the more exclusive and affluent areas of south Austin. Old mansions and other homes, with sizable yards, along with a few apartments are here. The area is conveniently located near the trendy shopping and dining districts of South Congress Ave. There are also several major parks. The population spans a wide range of age groups and occupations.
Travis Heights is a quiet, historic part of south Austin with abundant natural beauty and a convenient location. Many of the homes date back to the 1920s. The area retains much of its old-world appearance. Many of the historic homes have been modernized inside but kept their original exteriors.
The neighborhood is filled with the natural scenery for which Austin is famous. The streets are lined with mature trees. The neighborhood gets its name from the hilly streets that occasionally offer great views of the city.
There are many outdoor amenities here. Nearby parks include barbecue grills, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, a leash-free dog park, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.
The neighborhood is conveniently located just south of the many local diners, cafes, stores, and nightclubs of south Austin. Many local businesses are within walking or biking distance for residents, and public bus routes also run through the neighborhood.
The population is a mixture of college students, artists, local bands, families, and longtime residents. The neighborhood celebrates the arts and gardening. Many homes have vegetable gardens in front. There are many art shops in the area, and the annual Travis Heights Art Trail is an opportunity for local residents to open their homes for art exhibits and sales.
Views From the Street
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Facts and Figures
Travis Heights has a few larger homes and many small homes, dating back decades to when the neighborhood was built. This is one of the more expensive areas of town; homes prices run over $300,000 on average and top out at more than $1 million.