East Congress Apartments for Rent
East Congress is a hip neighborhood in South Austin consisting of residential and commercial areas. Situated near one of Austin’s many creeks and major roads, this area is ideal for those interested in being close to the city while being able to enjoy green, undeveloped land.
East Congress is located in the 78745 zip code, regarded as a more affordable, but equally-trendy area to the 78704 zip code region. East Congress is bordered by its namesake, South Congress Street, to the west and Interstate Highway 35 to the east. It offers access to Texas State Highway 71/US Highway 290 to the north and is bordered by East Stassney Lane to the south.
Residences in this neighborhood are modest, rectangular ranch-style homes on small lots with many shade trees. Battle Bend Park, located on the central western border of the neighborhood, offers visitors access to playgrounds, picnic tables, basketball courts and barbecue pits.
Dedicated bike routes along South Congress Avenue and Stassney Lane make this area accessible to cyclists, though it is an uphill ride to get to downtown Austin with several major roads and highways to cross. The Capital Metro bus has several routes in the area giving pedestrians and cyclists a way to get to and from East Congress.
Commercial establishments along the eastern border of East Congress include major car dealerships like Champion Toyota and Roger Beasly Mazda. Because Texas State Highway 71 serves as a direct route to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, major hotels including the Austin Mariott South, Candlewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel and La Quinta Inn South Austin can also be found in the area.