Made more popular by the revitalization of shops, bars and restaurants on South Congress, Travis Heights has become one of the more desirable neighborhoods in South Austin. Located just over Lake Austin, residents are drawn to its neighborhood feel and Downtown Austin amenities. Scroll Down to Read our Travis Heights Neighborhood Guide.
Travis Heights Homes for Sale
Travis Heights Austin Neighborhood Map
Travis Heights is bordered by IH-35 to the East, Lake Austin to the North, South Congress to the West and E Oltorf St to the South. Explore other South Austin neighborhoods in our South Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Travis Heights Homes
Homes in South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood range from small, early 1920 bungalows that need updating to MacMansions over $1,000,000. Most Travis Heights homes are bungalow style, smaller homes between 1,000 and 2,500 sq ft.
Location and neighborhood amenities have kept – and will continue to keep – Travis Heights land values high. Known for its rolling hills, some Travis Heights homes have great views of Downtown and other homes look out on woodlands.
Lot sizes are smaller than what you would find in other Austin neighborhoods, but those who love Travis Heights are willing to sacrifice land for the neighborhood’s charm and proximity to the city’s cultural amenities.
Travis Heights Neighborhood Tour
Average Travis Heights Home
The average home in South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood has the following profile:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1,800 sq ft
- 1/8 – 1/3 acre lots
Travis Heights Sold Data – What Travis Heights Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Travis Heights and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Travis Heights? How many homes are currently for sale in Travis Heights? What’s the median sold price in Travis Heights? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Travis Heights? How’s the Travis Heights market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Travis Heights Sold Data Report.
Travis Heights Homes Video
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Travis Heights Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood is 1.9749% as of the 2022 tax year, down from 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
Travis Heights Schools
Children who live in South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Travis Heights Elementary - 7/10
- Lively Middle - 4/10
- Travis High - 2/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of November 2023. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Commuting to and from Travis Heights
Commuting to Downtown Austin is pretty painless since no freeways are involved. You will sometimes hit traffic crossing the bridge, but it usually doesn’t last too long. Commuting north or south is a bit trickier. IH-35 is the closest freeway, but its also the busier of the two Austin freeways. If possible, its always better to take MoPac at all times during the day as IH-35 is pretty packed.
Things to Do in Travis Heights
Stacy Park and Wading Pool
Stacy Park and Wading Pool, located in the center of Travis Heights, is home to a large community swimming pool, playground, jogging and biking trail and tennis courts. The pool is available year round and is set up for lane swimming early in the morning. If you want to avoid the crowds, its best to go just before they close. In the mornings, you’ll find more hard core lane swimmers. They also have heated changing rooms and showers. Best of all – it’s free!
Jog on the trails around Lake Austin or rent a kayak or canoe for the day. Zilker Park Boat Rentals, just a few miles west of Travis Heights, has kayaks and canoes for $10 an hour or $40 for the entire day.
Bats on South Congress Bridge
At dusk, stand on the South Congress Bridge and watch the bats fly away. During busy months, the bridge fills up, so it is best to get there early.
Auditorium Shores Dog Park
Located in Town Lake Park at the north end of Travis Heights, Auditorium Shores Dog Park is one of 10 off leash dog parks in the City of Austin. Your pooch will enjoy the steps that go into Lake Austin and the large grassy field where they can play fetch.
Places to Eat in Travis Heights
South Congress, on the west end of Travis Heights, is home to many of Austin’s restaurants and food trucks. One thing’s for sure – you won’t go hungry living in Travis Heights.
For the best NY style pizza in Austin, try Home Slice (or More Home Slice next door). Home Slice sells pizzas by the pie or by the slice. Many Travis Heights residents are wise to Home Slice so a reservation is recommended. Hence why More Home Slice was opened. Here they sell pizza by the slice on a paper plate. There is seating outside, so its not just take out. More Home Slice is usually a bit faster during peak hours.
South Congress Cafe
Popular for their brunch and migas made with gouda, South Congress Cafe is one of Travis Heights’ favorite restaurants. The chefs are experts in combining ingredients to make a very flavorful dish. Whatever you decide to order, you won’t be disappointed.
Located on the west end of Travis Heights, Enoteca Vespaio is a cozy Italian bistro inspired cafe, perfect for a casual meal. Brunch is one of their most popular meal with their fresh baked pastries and Italian coffee. Dinner offers quite a variety with pastas, pizza, salad and entrees. If you’re looking for something a bit more fancy than a food truck, but not a formal sit down restaurant, this may be your place.
Coffee in Travis Heights
At the west end of Travis Heights at the corner of James and South Congress, Jo’s shares a parking lot with the San Jose Hotel. A very cool outdoor patio cafe, Jo’s serves breakfast tacos in the morning and sandwiches for the lunch crowd. Their coffee is great, especially their iced coffees, and they have free wi-fi.
Not technically in Travis Heights, but hands down my favorite coffee in Austin. If you like sweet, be sure to order their Moon Milk, a special blend of sweet milk that makes the coffee taste more like dessert. If you don’t like sweet, not to worry. They have regular milk too.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Travis Heights
Barton Springs Creek Hike and Bike Trail
Located just west of Travis Heights, Barton Springs Creek Hike and Bike Trail is a popular trail for South Austin residents. Long enough to not feel like you are a rat on a wheel, this trail is great for both jogging and biking even in the summer months. And, no need to carry water. There are several water coolers located along the trail to hydrate.
Stacy Pool, located in Travis Heights, is open year round and is warm unlike Barton Springs Pool. In the mornings, its all set up for lane swim and can get busy. As the day progresses, they remove some of the lanes so families can enjoy the pool as well.
South Austin Realtor Specializing in Travis Heights
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are South Austin Realtors specializing in Travis Heights homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Travis Heights, Rebecca and Raymond know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Travis Heights and Selling a Home in Travis Heights.