It wasn’t until reliable bridges were built across the Colorado River that this tiny subdivision on the city’s south side began to thrive. With a surge of development in the 1920’s, Travis Heights was soon attracting Austin’s well-to-do who liked its roomy lots, winding streets, and mini forest of trees.
Fashioned after the “garden suburbs” popular during the City Beautiful Movement, Travis Heights has always benefited from its close proximity to downtown and to now-bustling I-35. But this elegant respite has never absorbed the hectic pace of life just beyond its comfortable borders.
Zip Code: 78704
MLS Area: 6
School District: Austin ISD
Most homes built between: 1970 and 1979
Average Household Income: $103,098
Time to Downtown: 8 minutes
Time to Airport: 17 minutes
Travis Heights is bordered by the section of South Congress Avenue that is Austin’s most vibrant stretch. The tourist-magnet blocks are chockablock with only-in-Austin shops and national-brand flagships, superlative restaurants (many with patios), and several of the city’s grooviest landmarks, like the 1955 Continental Club.