South Lamar

South Lamar

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

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About South Lamar

The South Lamar neighborhood is a healthy mix of residential and commercial property as well as a diverse population that includes professionals, students, and families of all generations. Residential options are all over the map, offering condos, high-rises, townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes of various sizes. It's an action packed area with several shopping districts, bars and clubs, music venues, and restaurants galore. If you want to be near a diverse area that is constantly growing and changing, this may be the neighborhood for you.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $349,000 to $1,320,000

Average $ per sq ft: $545

Association Fee Ranges: $212 to $891, $375 to $450/quarter, $0 to $224, $35 to $700/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1971 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 900 to 1974 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 3 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around South Lamar

Around South Lamar

Condominium complexes are all over this neighborhood, and are good choices for anyone seeking affordable housing. South 5th and Bannister Street have great options for those seeking the most affordable accommodations. Small homes and duplexes off of Bluebonnet Road are great options for families and young people with roommates trying to save money but still be near the action. For professionals and couples, the condominiums between 290 and Manchaca and along South Lamar Boulevard between Mary Street and Barton Springs are excellent choices.

Some of Austin's finest American, Fusion, and Japanese cuisine are available directly on South Lamar Boulevard. The area also has a dynamic coffee scene and pubs that serve various foods are a staple of the neighborhood. If you're on a budget or in a rush, fast food options are readily available on South of Bluebonnet Road and near Barton Springs and Riverside Drive.

South Lamar is home to residents of all ages and income brackets. It's a diverse area where you can see mothers pushing strollers blocks away from young working class people coming to and from work. You'll spot people of all ages bustling through the many clothing shops or simply running their daily errands.

Friday nights offer nearly unlimited options on South Lamar. Want to hit a pub? Try any of the four saloons on Barton Springs Road or head South to Bluebonnet Road for more options. Most also serve food, but early and late-night options abound, including one of Austin's most famous 24-hour diners. If you're in the mood for music, the area between Elizabeth Street and Treadwell offers rock, country, and everything in between. Finish off your night with a coffee, tea, smoothie, or Japanese-style bubble tea at one of the area's many shops.

Anyone can create a perfect Sunday in South Lamar, as there is something for every taste. Hit the clubs between Oltorf Street and Barton Springs to catch live music while you dine. Shop at the retail centers between Manchaca and Ben White or near Mary Street for everything from clothing boutiques to vintage books and records to locally owned jewelry shops to nail salons, and anything else you can think of. If you're an outdoors enthusiast, hit the Greenbelt for hiking, swimming, kayaking, or simply lounging on a sunny day. It's family-friendly, but also a favorite hangout for the younger crowd who reside in the area.

Locals Love

  • Variety of dining and outing options
  • Public transport widely available
  • Diversity of residents
  • At the center of it all

Locals Don't Love

  • Rising property taxes
  • Everyday congestion
  • Constant development
  • Condos forcing up prices

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