South Congress (SoCo)

SoCo, otherwise known as South Congress is truly a special place, whether you are visiting or living in the area….
Nowhere else will you find a place that combines famous landmarks like the Continental Club, North America’s largest urban colony of Mexican Free-tailed Bats, fantastic views of downtown, and a 10.1 mile hike and bike trail named after Lady Bird Johnson.

SoCo, otherwise known as South Congress is truly a special place, whether you are visiting or living in the area. It offers plenty of shopping and eating, entertainment and culture, as well as tastefully restored homes and storefronts. Visitors and residents often spot celebrities out shopping or eating in this trendy area filled with apartments, condos, lofts, boutiques, antiques, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

From March to September, shortly before dusk, people line across the Congress Avenue Bridge to observe the sudden flight of 1.5 million bats on their nightly quest to hunt for insects. Watching the bats is one of the most spectacular and unusual tourist attractions in Texas. Each night observers board sold-out, sunset cruises to view the fantastic blanket of bats emerge from the crevices underneath the bridge.

Lady Bird Lake Trail, sometimes referred to as the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a busy place full of fitness classes, walkers, runners, bikers, and meandering observers. This pet-friendly trail offers something for everyone with views of the water, wildlife, live entertainment, and a bronzed statue of the famous late Austinite, Stevie Ray Vaughn. Lady Bird Lake is also a popular recreation area for non-motorized watercraft, such as electric paddle-wheel cruise boats, kayaks, canoes, dragon boats, and rowing shells.

I would love to help you find your new home or list your current home in Austin.  Please view the map below to locate available homes in this neighborhood, or click the valuation tab below to assess the value of your current home.  If you find something you’re interested in, post it on Facebook and see what your friends and family think!

Please call me if I can be of further assistance to you.

Richard Spencer
(512) 826-4334

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