Welcome to South Austin
An attractive suburban area with access to downtown Austin
Surrounded by famous hill country and stunning vistas, South Austin is brimming with unique, charming neighborhoods in a myriad of residential stylings all well within Austin’s city limits. The exemplary Circle C includes seven square miles of carefully planned residential living, complete with a shopping center, Ladybird Wildflower Center, parks, and even a for hobby runners and bikers.
Travis County, meanwhile, boasts attractive brick exteriors well-matched to the large, stately home lots found here. Surrounded by green belts and parks, this suburban oasis is a testament to quiet Austin living. On the other hand, Sunset Valley’s unique status as a “city within a city” lends itself well to being a top destination. Replete with large homes on acre-sized lots, plus its own mayor and city council, the neighborhood is nestled in the heart of South Austin.
Largely built during the 1970s, Oak Hill is an affordable sanctuary full of older homes that have not been remodeled, making it a perfect place to explore project homes and build to your own specifications. A beacon of Austin living, South Austin has more than enough options to suit any lifestyle, from quiet suburbia to a localized city.
What to Love
- The many gorgeous hiking trails and natural landscapes that surround Sunset Valley
- Tight-knit, community atmosphere in each neighborhood
- Circle C’s thoughtful city planning
People and Lifestyle
Leaning on the suburban side of things, these neighborhoods in South Austin all hum with gentle but lively activity - perfect for families and young professionals. With as many verdant green spaces as top-tier shopping plazas, the atmosphere of South Austin is unparalleled.
Most residents tend to own their homes, resulting in a stable, neighborly community. Travis County and other South Austin suburbs employ a significant number of people in technology sectors, much like the rest of Austin. Homes range in price from $350k in neighborhoods such as University Hills to well past $1 million in the community of Sunset Valley.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
The retail and eatery opportunities in South Austin are just as varied and enticing as the neighborhoods.
Southwest Austin’s premier one-stop shop for a deluxe yet inviting experience, offers a great afternoon for even the most reluctant shopper. From national brands to home-grown mainstays, the walkable plaza has it all. Similarly, the shines with chic boutiques, a jazzy atmosphere, and more than enough options.
There are some delicious restaurants within Oak Hill’s boundaries, and is a must-try. A paragon of Texan-Southwestern gastronomy, the ambiance here is truly top-notch. , on the other hand, is the perfect opportunity to sink your teeth into Cajun-inspiring seafood that’s bursting with flavor at every bite.
Things to Do
Just like the dining scene, South Austin’s opportunities for activity are never-ending. The outdoors beckons in the same breath as locally-famous festivals call your attention. In South Austin, the action never stops.
Sunset Valley’s annual is the premier destination for any family seeking stunning art from more than 70 artisans, not to mention live music and food vendors. Circle C’s proximity to the acclaimed Ladybird Wildflower Center is made of great use during the summer event series, which offers sunset views, some of Austin’s greatest food trucks, and live music, all under the expansive Texan sky.
Not only is the area home to Tuesday Twilights, but Circle C also boasts top municipal parks such as the and the 30-mile trail, which traverses land throughout the Austin area and is easy enough — or challenging enough — for any hiker. Only a short distance from South Austin’s premier location, offers horseback riding while soaking up the views of dazzling nature.
South Austin is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Liberal Arts & Science Academy
- Spicewood Elementary School
- Lasa High School
- Sunset Valley Elementary School
- Oak Hill Elementary School
- Westlake High School