Betty Epperson of Epperson Realty Group

News > Live in the Hip 78704 zipcode

published on 2016-01-23

If you're looking for a cool place to call home in south central Austin then be sure and put the condos in the 78704 zip code on your shopping list. Austinites love '04 because they can walk to the hip shops and funky cafe's on South Congress and South Lamar. There are always people walking around and hanging out. Some popular spots include The Continental Club, Home Slice Pizza, Jo's Coffee and Matt's Famous El Rancho.

Zip Code 78704 also has the great advantage of being home to several beautiful public parks, Lady Bird Lake and the recently completed 1.3 mile boardwalk that runs along the south side of the lake. The mostly flat 78704 area was fertile farmland in the 1800s. In the 20s it became a sleepy bedroom community. Now 78704 is one of the hottest, trendiest places in the city with some highly desirable condo communities.

78704 includes several distinct neighborhoods including Bouldin Creek (which takes its name for the creek that runs through it), Travis Heights (also known as South River City - a collection of South Austin's oldest neighborhoods and parks), the hipster haven of SoCo (or South Congress), SoLa (South Lamar), SoFi (South First), Barton Hills (named after the creek and awesome spring-fed pool) and Zilker (named after Austin's biggest and most iconic lakeside park).

On the edge of Zilker Park is Bridges on the Park is a modern mid-rise condo community with private balconies situated along South Lamar Blvd, just off the Pfluger Bridge. Residents enjoy expansive views of the lake and park and there's even a par-3 golf course next door. A few steps away From Bridges on the Park is Barton Springs Restaurant Row and restaurants like The Shady Grove, serving Austin inspired home cooking or an outdoor concert just about weekly. Walk in the other direction and you'll be on grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Another condo community in the Zilker Park area we would be remiss in not mentioning is Barton Place, a six story ultra modern community is built around a lushly landscaped central courtyard and is adjacent to Zilker Park (home to the ACL Music Festival and many other popular outdoor Austin events) and just steps away from Lady Bird Lake and downtown.  You can even store your kayak in this development geared for the outdoor enthusiast.

Common in 78704 are newer construction two-three story townhome style units in boutique communities. Flats on Wilson is an example in South Congress and The Fifth is a new townhome development in Bouldin Creek area.

The neighborhoods and living spaces in the 78704 zip code are all about close proximity to everything that makes Austin so wonderful and the culture that keeps it kinda weird. Check out our South Austin Condo Page for more in this fun area.


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