Travis Heights Real Estate

Travis Heights is a community found just south of the Colorado River between Congress Avenue and I-35. Originally envisioned as a getaway for the wealthy, the development of Travis Heights as a more public residential district began in the early 1900s under General William H. Stacy and Charles Newning, who were responsible for designing the area's characteristic winding roads and varying lot sizes.

Especially attractive to professionals seeking both a quiet neighborhood with a short daily commute, the area also appeals to families, artists, and musicians, who appreciate its proximity to the newly revitalized SoCo area. Once known for drugs and prostitution, the South Congress area, or SoCo for short, has become a home for a variety of very popular stores, boutiques, and eateries.

Travis Heights is also well known for its rolling hills, green spaces, and unique homes. Two neighborhood parks, known as Little Stacy and Big Stacy, give residents a place to exercise, play sports, or eat a leisurely picnic. In addition, Travis Heights also has Norwood Estate Park, a dog-friendly park where pets can play off-leash. Needless to say, it is a popular hangout for pet owners and enthusiasts. Among the houses in Travis Heights are several remnants of the area's original real estate for the wealthy. Two of these, the Gullet House and the Red Purcell House, which date back to the late 19th century, have been designated as historical landmarks by the city of Austin.

The community of Travis Heights has a reputation for being diverse, active, and politically savvy. Many of its residents frequently participate and weigh in on city issues. If a strong community with a variety of backgrounds appeals to you, Travis Heights is a great place to start looking.

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