Getting To Know Montopolis, Austin, TX

Location

Montopolis is a community in Austin, Texas, situated close to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Mainly a Latino neighborhood, the Montopolis neighborhood was established in the 1800s. It was meant to serve as a townsite that is separate from the city. It is bounded by two major highways, Hwy 183 and Hwy 71. 

The neighborhood experienced a steady influx of immigrants from Mexico from the beginning of the early 1900s until the present. It was fully integrated into Austin in the 70s. Now, about 80% of the population in Montopolis is Latino. The average household income is estimated to be lower than Austin’s average by 40%.

Amenities

Housing in Montopolis is affordable. Houses cost an average of less than $100,000. The community enjoys various amenities like the Montopolis Recreation Center and park. It features several facilities like a boxing gym, a gymnasium, and showers with dressing rooms. Children can enjoy the playing field and playground. Residents can also gather and take advantage of the barbecue grills and picnic tables at Citivan Park. Sports-minded residents enjoy the basketball court and tennis court. The park has a swimming pool.

A volunteer-based community center/daycare is also available. The center, called the Montopolis Friendship Center, is inexpensive and is available for Montopolis residents. Fairly close to the community is the Riverside Golf Course, which is popular for its historical relevance in golf. 

Food & Dining

Various barbecue and Mexican eateries surround the area. Some of the more popular are Delmy’s Pupuseria, Hecho En Mexico Montopolis, and Antojitos Mexicanos los Jarochos. For groceries, residents have a variety of stores to choose from. Some of the grocery stores in the area include Tomgro Grocery, Thomas Food Market, and Payless Food Store. For other shopping needs, there’s  Dollar General, Montopolis Plaza, and various little shops scattered here and there.

Driving Directions

1. From Montopolis WIC Clinic, 2901 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Head southwest toward Montopolis Dr
243 ft

Turn right toward Montopolis Dr
164 ft

Turn right onto Montopolis Dr
0.5 mi

Continue straight onto Grove Blvd
1.7 mi

Turn right
0.2 mi

Turn right
Destination will be on the left

To Roy Guerrero Metropolitan Park Plaza, Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

2. From Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park, 400 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Head northeast toward Grove Blvd
180 ft

Continue onto Grove Blvd
2.2 mi

Continue onto Montopolis Dr
0.2 mi

Make a U-turn
Destination will be on the right

To The Monroe, 2511 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States

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3. From The Monroe, 2511 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Head northeast on Montopolis Dr
0.1 mi

Slight right toward Montopolis Dr
230 ft

Merge onto Montopolis Dr
0.4 mi

Turn right onto E Riverside Dr
0.2 mi

Turn left onto Vargas Rd
Destination will be on the right

To Allison Elementary School, 515 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

4. From Allison Elementary School, 515 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Head northeast on Vargas Rd toward Lynch Ln
46 s (0.3 mi)

Continue on S Hwy 183. Take Bastrop Hwy to Airport Commerce Dr. Take the Ben White Blvd exit from S Hwy 183
1 min (1.2 mi)

Continue on Airport Commerce Dr to your destination

To Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport, 7610 John Glenn Way, Austin, TX 78741, United States

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5. From Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport, 7610 John Glenn Way, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Take Airport Commerce Dr to E Riverside Dr
2 min (0.3 mi)

Take Montopolis Dr to Hogan Ave
3 min (1.5 mi)

Continue on Hogan Ave. Drive to Grove Blvd

To Austin Community College: Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

6. From Austin Community College: Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Head southwest on Grove Blvd toward Country Club Rd
0.6 mi

Turn right onto E Riverside Dr
1.0 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left toward E Riverside Dr
348 ft

Turn left onto E Riverside Dr
0.3 mi

Turn right

To Edison Apartments, 4711 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States

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7. From Edison Apartments, 4711 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Head north toward E Riverside Dr
194 ft

Turn right onto E Riverside Dr
1.2 mi

Turn left onto Vargas Rd
Destination will be on the right

To Allison Elementary School, 515 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

8. From Allison Elementary School, 515 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Take Ponca St to Montopolis Dr
1 min (0.3 mi)

Continue on Montopolis Dr. Take E 7th St and I-35 N to E 40th St
13 min (6.4 mi)

Turn right onto E 40th St
Destination will be on the left

To Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, 1005 E 40th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States

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