South Lamar

The Next Big Thing
South Lamar, locally know as SoLa, is Austin’s not so hidden gem. Home to the Broken Spoke Bar, a legendary honky-tonk dancehall, this eccentric, cool neighborhood is full of music, history, and originality. There are tons of coffee shops, dive bars, thrift stores and music venues where you can witness and experience South Lamar’s laidback community feel. Some notable local watering holes include Radio Coffee and Beer and Gourdough’s Public House.

Renters here love to experience a unique ecosystem where everything they need is within reach. As new businesses and events move to South Lamar, the SoLa area is rapidly growing in popularity amongst young professionals looking for a vibrant neighborhood with an authentic vibe.
What South Lamar Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
6.6
amenities
6.8
social
7.6
management
7.9
Median rents in South Lamar
Studio
$
1,400
1 Bedroom
$
1,550
2 Bedroom
$
2,050

Living in
South Lamar

Walkable
New Businesses
Convenient
Biking
Hip
Construction
Safe
Laidback
Dive Bars
Coffee Shops
Traffic
Green Spaces
South Lamar — 8.1/10 Rating (based on 10 neighborhood reviews)
Great neighborhood to visit, just alright to live in.

- There are lots of restaurants but few are quick serve and many are pricey, so they get old fast. - Very nice to be next to Zilker and Town Lake, but we don't use it as often as we could. - Being close to a large park that hosts lots of large events and located at a major intersection (Barton Springs and S. Lamar), there are lots of drunks, bad drivers, litterers, and homeless people. Also, lots of aggressive bikers illegally using the sidewalk which makes walking your dog a nuisance.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cole
A lot of great restaurants and bars nearby. Close access to the greenbelt for hiking. Short bus/drive to Zilker Park or South Congress. Bus to school takes about 30 minutes.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Grove
Very good restaurants in the area. Close to South Congress and Barton Springs area without being in the middle of it all.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The 704
Close to grocery stores, a few fast food restaurants and a coffee house. Pretty quite neighborhood. About a 5-10 minutes from downtown. A lot of construction right now with all of the new houses and duplexes going up.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tramor at Oak Run Apartments
It's a very hip neighborhood that constantly has construction wither for new businesses or condos. People are slowly getting priced out of the neighborhood.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tramor at Oak Run Apartments
Or do, it doesn't matter, everyone knows this is the next "place to be in Austin" after south congress has run it's course. New restaurants and shops are going in everyday, and there's always fun local things to do. Traffic is horrendous, and so are the roads. I only hope that the City of Austin realizes that the roads need enhancement for further growth. Make more bike lanes!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Bell South Lamar
I love this area because you are close to great local bars and restaruants, and still have plenty of green space! I have an active dog and this is a great area for dog lovers. I feel relatively safe and it's only a ten minute drive to downtown!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tramor at Creek Village
The South Lamar area has all the shops and restaurant I love super close by. I really like the location of my complex and always feel safe at any time of day. That is extremely important for a young woman such as myself.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Bell South Lamar
I enjoy being able to walk to some good restaurants and bars. I love having Torchys Tacos. Target and Sprouts are also pretty walkable shopping choices, which is convenient.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The 704
Love it
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2520 Bluebonnet Ln


Getting to Know
South Lamar

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: West Bouldin Creek to S Lamar Blvd
North to South Boundaries: W Oltorf St to W Ben White Blvd
dining
A&W Restaurants
In-N-Out Burger
Matt’s Famous El Rancho
Michi Ramen
grocery
Sprouts Farmers Market
Target
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
FIT Austin
LA Fitness
The Fit Pit
The Lindy Project
coffee
Live Oak Market
South Austin Sno
parks
Hoppin House
Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad
South Austin Park
bus
103 (bus)
3 (bus)
5 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
South Lamar includes zip code 78704
Rent vs Own
57
%
of South Lamar residents are renters
Driving to Work
75
%
of South Lamar residents drive to work
New Construction
15
%
of housing units in South Lamar have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
74
%
<20 units
14
%
20-49 units
12
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
16
%
18 - 34
43
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
15
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
32
%
1 Bed
38
%
2 Bed
25
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
72
%
Undergrad Student
11
%
Grad Student
3
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
7
%

Best Apartments
in South Lamar


1 Bed $815
2 Beds $975
3 Beds $1,150

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1 Bed $1,045
2 Beds $1,250

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Studio $766
1 Bed $930
2 Beds $1,027

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2 Beds $1,384

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