South Congress, also known as “SoCo”, is one of the most well known and popular areas in Austin. Over time the area has become synonymous with all things Austin.
Located just south of Downtown and Lake Austin, the SoCo area is one of the more convenient areas for music, dining, shopping and living. And the variety is outstanding. Restaurants and boutiques contain everything from the down home to the funky eclectic, bohemian chic to upscale urban. An area where you can grab a slice of pizza or a 4 course meal. SoCo has something to offer everyone.
Homes in the area reflect the eclectic nature of the area and contain the well known zip code – 78704. From the large urban minimalist dwelling, to the cozy historic cottage, this is an area where just about anything goes. No one style dominates over another. You won’t find an HOA governing hedge sizes here!
SoCo, 78704 Homes For Sale Austin Texas
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SoCo, 78704 Pictures
It’s a treat to take photos in this area. The variety of colors, homes and landscaping provides for a wonderful gallery. Just about every house is different and the lush trees in this hilly area add so much character to the neighborhood.
SoCo, 78704 Entertainment and Recreation
SoCo is a popular and well loved area of South Austin. It’s also one of the most well known and distinguishable characteristics of Austin Texas. The area covers South Congress, South Lamar and South First street with crossroads such as Barton Springs Road and Riverside. Shops range from the bohemian chic to the modern and upscale with just about everything else in between.
First Thursday’s are held in this area which features local shop owners and artists. Everyone in the area stays open late and local artisans set up booths, you can walk the area and really get a great feel and vibe for the South Austin culture. SoCo is a nonstop festival. Every night is a new event. In recent years a concept known as “trailer dining” has made this area their home. Various restaurants have left the idea of four walls behind in exchange for a trailer on wheels. The variety is extensive. From tacos to hot dogs to crepes and cup cakes, trailer dining is quickly becoming a way of life in South Austin.
Crossroads such as Riverside and Barton Springs Road contain some of the most well known dining and recreation spots. Chuy’s, Shady Grove and Zilker Park are a few of the hot spots that have become local legends.