Neighborhood Guide

South Central Austin

Learn more about South Central Austin

The South Central Austin neighborhoods are booming with culture, gorgeous parks and some of the best restaurants in Austin.

Access to this area is easy because it’s right off Highway 71 and Interstate 35. It is also next to the Mo-Pac, which opens up Western Texas to you.South Central Austin borders Lady Bird Lake, giving folks an incredible view when they go near the reservoir.

The Neighborhood

Now that you know a little more about where you can find this little area, it’s important to get to know more about the neighborhood. The truth is it’s not easy to describe because it is quite diverse.

You’ll find some upscale areas, such as South Congress Avenue or the Downtown Entertainment District, but you’ll also find a blossoming modern culture in places like Zilker Park.

Nature lovers are drawn to the Zilker neighborhood. This is because the area is close to some vibrant green parks and recreational centers.

Austin is known for its green spaces, lakes and parks. Within the South Central neighborhood, you’ll find many of the city’s restaurants, bars, theaters, and live music spots.

If you’re looking for a community with historic homes or interesting architecture, then you want Travis Heights. Some of today’s most talented architects find work there because people are interested in building customized and interesting homes.

The Local Cuisine

Foodies flock to Austin because of its diverse cuisine and countless neighborhood restaurants serving dishes highlighting the local fare.

There’s a lot to enjoy throughout the state, but a lot of it is right here in South Central Austin. It’s here where you’ll find places like Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar.

Food critics have reviewed this place several times and say it’s one of the best upscale seafood experiences they’ve had in Austin. That’s a lot to say, and it probably has something to do with the fact that the restaurant only uses the freshest seafood available.

You’ll also find Home Slice where you’ll find handmade pizza made to order. The pizzas are NY styled and delicious. Be sure to get there early. People usually get in line for the pizzas because they’re just that delicious.

Vespaio is for folks who love authentic Italian food and wine because their wine list is quite impressive. It’s one of the must-go restaurants in all of Austin, so be sure to make a stop to see what the buzz is about.

Junes is a laid back but sophisticated eatery that finds its way into your heart. Maybe people like it so much because of the folks working there and their undeniable friendliness, or maybe it’s their beer or charbroiled Texas grass-fed beef burger complete with grilled onions, jalapeños, cheese, and pickles with a side of delicious fries.

You’ll also find some interesting coffee houses like the Radio Coffee Beer, the Staouthaus Coffee Pub, and the Crema Bakery Cafe; all of them are ready to warm your heart up.
There’s a lot South Central Austin has to offer, and you’ll find out all about it when you visit.

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