Travis Heights

Welcome to Travis Heights

Travis Heights is a historic neighborhood in south Austin, bounded by Lady Bird Lake on the north, Interstate 35 on the east, Congress Avenue on the west and Oltorf Street on the south. These boundaries include Fairview Park,[1] an earlier suburb associated with the same developers, running from the west side of Blunn Creek to South Congress Avenue. Part of Travis Heights was stranded east of Interstate 35; many of the same streets to be found west of the highway continue east of it.

It was founded in 1912 by Newning, Swisher and General Stacy, but development did not expand rapidly until the 1920s. The city park located along Blunn Creek in Travis Heights was donated by Stacy and bears his name, Stacy Park, as does the “Big Stacy” spring-fed pool and the “Little Stacy” park and swimming pool, built as a WPA project during the Great Depression.

Originally conceived as an exclusive district for the wealthy, the adjacent development of Fairview Park was first developed in the late 19th century, but did not really take off. It was not until the 1920s when Travis Heights was developed next to it, that life south of the river was a reasonable venture. Now, with a great mix of mansions, smaller homes, and hip apartments, Travis Heights is among the most desirable residential neighborhoods in Austin. Proximity to South Congress, Downtown Austin, and the major freeways also make Travis Heights one of the best-positioned areas in South Austin.

Another attraction of the neighborhood is its closeness to the newly rejuvenated South Congress Avenue, many times called SoCo. South Congress is full of hip cafes and stores, and attracts many tourists and young professionals from downtown.

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve is almost 40 acres in Travis Heights, central South Austin, with trails and historical plaques. Details of the history, including the natural history, of the creek and preserve can be found at this Austin Parks & Recreation web site.

Travis Heights and Fairview Park are currently seeking designation as a Local Historic District and National Register Historic District.

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$3,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,032
SQFT
1115 Gillespie Pl
Austin, TX 78704
Travis Heights Amd Subdivision
$2,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Contingent
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,000
SQFT
318 Le Grande Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Simbas Place Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,817
SQFT
1801 Nickerson St
Austin, TX 78704
Swisher Add Subdivision
$1,995,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,890
SQFT
112 Academy Dr #401
Austin, TX 78701
Saint Cecilia Residences Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,892
SQFT
504 Sunrise Cir
Austin, TX 78704
Twin Oaks Add Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,657
SQFT
1225 Hillside Ave #6
Austin, TX 78704
Fairview Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending Taking Backups
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,246
SQFT
508 Leland St
Austin, TX 78704
Blue Bonnet Hills Subdivision
$1,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,691
SQFT
1805 Alameda Dr
Austin, TX 78704
Travis Heights Subdivision