The Wonders Of South Lamar, Austin, TX


South Lamar is a vibrant neighborhood that is growing in popularity as an ideal home for the hardcore urbanite. Bounded on the left by its namesake, South Lamar Blvd., the neighborhood is easily accessible. The streets are lined with modern apartment buildings, with residential areas blending in seamlessly with commercial establishments like restaurants and shops.  The area also has several quieter interior streets where many single-family homes are located. 


Located just south of downtown Austin, this gem of a neighborhood has less traffic and has access to excellent hiking trails nearby. To the west of the neighborhood is the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Nature lovers are able to enjoy the various hiking trails. Towards the north is Lady Bird Lake, a portion of the Colorado River that runs through Austin. It was dammed, thus creating the lake. A fantastic network of trails makes this area a popular R & R location for many of South Lamar’s residents. 

South Lamar is a bustling center of retail stores, excellent dining options, and nightlife. It has a booming art scene where local artists showcase their works at the Austin Art Garage. Fans of theatre arts love the ZACH Theatre where various productions, old and new, are regularly shown. 

Food Scene

Food lovers will never run out of choices and would even have a hard time choosing. Such is the number of different restaurants scattered all over the neighborhood. Feel like having Japanese food? Ramen Tatsu-Ya in South Lamar is one of the best ramen places outside of Japan. In the mood for some Tex Mex? Matt’s El Rancho is the place to go. Celebrating a special event? James Beard awardee chef Tyson Cole’s Uchi serves up excellent sushi, makimono, sashimi, and tempura. Coffee lovers will love the wide variety of options among the numerous coffee shops within South Lamar. 

Homes And Schools

Apartment rentals in South Lamar are slightly more expensive due to their close proximity to the city. However, residents are getting exactly what they pay for with modern facilities and amazing high-rise views. 

Families with students are happy to know that there are lots of great schools in the South Lamar area. Zilker Elementary School, Barton Hills Elementary School, and Becker Elementary School are some of the schools for the elementary level. Middle school options include Lively Middle School, O. Henry Middle School, and Covington Middle School and Fine Arts Academy. And then there are Crockett High, Travis High, and Austin High for high school students. 

South Lamar is an excellent neighborhood and one of Austin’s best. With practically everything within close proximity, it’s an ideal and convenient location for individuals and families alike. 

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