South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704

This area thrives on a bohemian culture, reveling in music, arts, and cultural festivals.

Welcome to the South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704

 
Austin’s most sought-after area code
 
 
The 78704 area code encompasses the most sought-after neighborhoods in Austin. This area thrives on a bohemian culture, reveling in music, arts, and cultural festivals. With fantastic views of the Colorado River, these neighborhoods enjoy ample green spaces and plenty of walkable shopping and dining. The citizens of these neighborhoods are incredibly friendly and take pride in embracing a cultural way of life.
 
The 78704 comprises several neighborhoods, including South Congress, Bouldin Creek, Zilker, and Travis Heights. Each of these communities has its own specific appeal and personality that sets it apart from the others, but all together, they make up some of the most appealing parts of Austin.
 

What to Love

  • An architectural hotspot with new homes being built by demand 
  • A fun, walkable atmosphere with charm and culture
  • Up-and-coming growth embodying the “Keep it Weird” mentality
 

Local Lifestyle

 
South Congress, often referred to by locals as SoCo, embraces a slower, laid-back pace while channeling Austin’s unique flavors via cute bohemian boutiques, locally-owned and operated restaurants, and distinctive craft breweries. This neighborhood has a cool retro flare with mid-century architecture and abundant neon lighting after dark. 
 
Bouldin Creek sits directly adjacent to downtown Austin and is populated by Victorian homes and bungalows built in the 1920s and the 1930s. This tranquil neighborhood provides a quiet and serene place for many creative residents to call home, and you often see them out walking their dogs or biking beneath the soaring oak trees lining the residential streets. 
 
Zilker is well-known for being the home to Zilker Park, a massive green space in the middle of Austin famous for playing host to many massive live events throughout the year. Zilker also houses several gorgeous gardens and a three-acre naturally fed pool that serves as the go-to place for locals to cool off during triple-digit weather. 
 
Travis Heights is one of the most in-demand neighborhoods, with tons of historical charms blended flawlessly into the hip and progressive community. The homes in Travis Heights are eclectic and affluent, ranging from farmhouses and Craftsman homes to smaller mansions and modern condominiums. 
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 

 
These affluent neighborhoods meet the needs of their local community by blending bohemian boutiques with high-luxury fashions. The neighborhoods in the 78704 feature fantastic dining and shopping destinations. 
 
Jo’s Coffee has been an Austin staple since 1999. Serving their own house blend alongside a selection of burgers, tacos, cold sandwiches, and baked goods, Jo’s Coffee is not only a great place to stop for food, but it is also a favored photo opportunity. The “I love you so much” mural on the side of the South Congress building is highly popular on Instagram with tourists and locals alike. 
 
Neighborhood Sushi is a tatami room-style restaurant specializing in Japanese delicacies, such as nigiri, sashimi, and sushi. The beautiful dining room makes for an elegant and delectable night out for dinner.
 
South Congress is a perfect neighborhood for high-end shopping, with South Congress Avenue, South 1st Street, and South Lamar Boulevard all hosting easily walkable shopping hubs. You can find the latest fashions at stores such as Hermès, Kendra Scott, Aviator Nation, and Alo.
 

Things to Do

 
Residents of the 78704 have many options on how to spend their time. Whether you would like to spend your time at live music events or hiking the green belts, the area has plenty to offer. 
 
Zilker Metropolitan Park plays host to several live events each year, including The Austin City Limits Festival, a yearly music event featuring a massive lineup of musical acts, the most delicious foods in Austin, and unique fan experiences. Zilker Park is also home to the Zilker Botanical Garden, which features a dedicated rose garden, a prehistoric garden, and Japanese gardens. This area is a beautiful and peaceful way to spend an afternoon away from the hustle of city life. 
 
Travis Heights is home to Big Stacy Neighborhood Park and the Big Stacy Pool. Similar to the Barton Springs Municipal Pool in Zilker Park, the Big Stacy Pool is a naturally fed pool, but the water stays much warmer, around 80 degrees, providing a delightful and comforting experience year-round.
 
If you prefer your pool to have a rooftop view of the city, check out the Soho House Austin, the private members' club getaway for creative Austinites. Featuring a lounge and dining terrace, a screening room, a bar, club spaces, a rooftop pool, and private bedrooms, this super luxurious clubhouse lives up to its Soho House reputation.
 
 

Overview for South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704, TX

51,422 people live in South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $63,562. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,422

Total Population

33 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$63,562

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704, TX

South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704 has 26,471 households, with an average household size of 1.89. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704 do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,422 people call South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704 home. The population density is 5,843.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,422

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33

Median Age

51.28 / 48.72%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
26,471

Total Households

1.89

Average Household Size

$63,562

Average individual Income

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Schools in South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby South Congress/Bouldin Creek/Zilker/Travis Heights 78704. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Dawson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Mainspring Schools
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Travis County Juvenile Detention Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Travis Early College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Richards School For Young Women Leaders
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Texas School For The Deaf
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Barton Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Becker Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Travis Hts Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Zilker Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Galindo Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Travis County J J A E P
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Graduation Prep Academy Travis
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
San Juan Diego Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Athena Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Daep- Elementary
PUBLIC
5th - 5th
No rating available
Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Travis County J J A E P
PUBLIC
9th - 11th
No rating available
St Ignatius Martyr Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Integerity Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
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