South River City

Trendy, Upscale Living
Situated just south of Lady Bird Lake lies South River City, commonly referred to as Travis Heights. This trendy, upscale neighborhood’s history dates back to the late 1800s, and development took off here in the 1920s. While beautiful new apartment complexes line the area, many small, older bungalow-style homes built in the 50s and 60s are also part of the landscape, as well as a fair share of stately mansions. There are plenty of things to do and see in South River City / Travis Heights - the residents never complain of boredom. People rave about the great eateries and cafes, and many are highly-rated, including Magnolia Cafe, Curra’s Grill, Home Slice Pizza, and Whip In.

The area boasts twin neighborhood parks called the Little Stacy Neighborhood Park and the Big Stacy Neighborhood Park. On pleasant days, many residents can be found visiting the trail Blunn Creek Greenbelt that connects the two parks. Perfect for families, artists, professionals, and students alike - South River city is for anyone who craves an upscale, busy lifestyle, with loads to do and a great location near the amenities of Austin.
What South River City Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.2
value
7.4
amenities
7.0
social
6.6
management
7.0
Median rents in South River City
Studio
$
1 Bedroom
$
1,815
2 Bedroom
$
2,320

Living in
South River City

Great Food Selection
Safe
Parks and Trails
UT Students
Close Proximity to Downtown
More Expensive Rent
Trendy
South River City — 7.3/10 Rating (based on 10 neighborhood reviews)
This complex is south of the river, and south of all the shops/restaurants on South Congress. This makes it close enough to walk to those venues if you want to, but it's also nice to be a little bit separate to the really crowded area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Travis Oaks
It is convenient to getting on Town Lake and going down town. Within a few miles of HEB and Trader Joe's. There are a few sketchy people but if you keep your stuff locked up or in your apt you should be fine.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
CityView at SoCo
Safe neighborhood.
Lots of families.
Close to one convenience store/gas station.
Close to one bar/restaurant. 5 minute drive to South Congress/Downtown Very quiet. Close to I-35 highway. Pet friendly. Walkable.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Algarita
Most of MBAs stay north of the river for socializing.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crescent Austin
Area is great!
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
CityView at SoCo
The area is famous for being close to everything, south congress, downtown austin and UT campus. Moreover, it has access to the beautiful lady bird lake to enjoy morning walk or jogging. It is also a nice safe area and relatively quiet.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crescent Austin
Living on South Congress is awesome... close to work and social life.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
CityView at SoCo
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
State House on Congress
Cute area - close to South Congress / Downtown
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crescent Austin
Amazing spot with great restaurants and bars
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
State House on Congress


Getting to Know
South River City

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S Congress Ave to N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
North to South Boundaries: Lady Bird Lake to E Oltorf St
dining
Botticelli’s
Copper Restaurant & Bar
Dominican Joe
Joe’s Crab Shack
Taco N Madre
grocery
HEB
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Ignite Fitnez
parks
Blunn Creek Greenbelt
Little Stacy Park
coffee
888 Mini Cafe
Perks Coffee and More
bus
1 (bus)
20/7 (bus)
331 (bus)

Best Apartments
in South River City


1 Bed $1,665
2 Beds $3,170
3 Beds $5,290

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1 Bed $1,695
2 Beds $2,965
3 Beds $5,470

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1 Bed $1,300
2 Beds $1,550

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Studio $1,282
1 Bed $1,596
2 Beds $1,777

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