Welcome to Travis Heights, one of the best residential neighborhoods in Austin, Texas. A highly sought-after place to live in South Central Austin, Travis Heights is an eclectic community with a unique style and impressive diversity in both population and housing stock. Travis Heights is bordered by Interstate 35 on the east, Oltorf Street on the south, Congress Avenue on the west, and East Riverside Drive on the north. Founded in 1912 but not developed until the 1920s, Travis Heights is a combination of three separate subdivisions that became one neighborhood over time. Originally, Travis Heights was promoted as an exclusive neighborhood for affluent citizens conveniently located near the heart of Austin. Despite it being south of the river, its proximity to Downtown made it attractive to wealthy businessmen and women of that time. Large homes built during those early years of development can still be seen today. With over 800 historic domestic and commercial properties, the Travis Heights - Fairview Park Historic District was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Winding tree-lined streets and hilltop homesteads adorn this stylish community across the river from Austin’s business district. A near century-long development boom gives Travis Heights a unique appearance and charming personality. Almost all of the major architectural styles popular from 1877 to 1970 are evident in Travis Heights. Impressive Victorian mansions share quiet, residential streets with mid-century ranch-style homes and Tudor Revival multi-family triplexes. A predominately residential area with limited commercial activity and many outdoor amenities, Travis Heights is home to a diverse population of artists, college students, families, and single professionals. With easy access to I-35, Travis Heights is a convenient neighborhood for commuters. Less than three miles from the heart of Downtown, this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is also great for those that ride a bike.
Congress Avenue serves as the main commercial thoroughfare in Travis Heights. Hotels, bars, restaurants, and an assortment of local shops populate this bustling commercial strip on the western border of the neighborhood and attract Austinites from all over the city. Similar to neighboring Barton Hills, Travis Heights is an ideal home for those that enjoy the great outdoors. Located in the heart of the neighborhood, Big Stacy and Little Stacy are the two major public parks in Travis Heights and are connected by the Blunn Creek Greenbelt Trail. Grab a towel and some swim goggles and head to Big Stacy for some aquatic exercise in the large, spring-fed public pool, which offers lanes for swimming laps.