South Manchaca is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas. The neighborhood is located south of US Highway 290, north of Stassney Lane, west of 1st Street, and east of Manchaca Road. Most of the homes in the area were built between 1950-1980, with some homes built as early as the 1930s. The zip code is 78745.
About 40% of residents in South Manchaca are married, with about a third of the residents having at least one child in their home. Families in the area are most often younger, with the average adult between 20-35 years of age.
Within South Manchaca is an important medical district. Off James Casey Street, just south of US Highway 290, are several major hospitals and specialty medical providers. St David South Austin Hospital is a major area hospital that provides much of the medical care for area residents. Surrounding the hospital are many other small practices and specialties that complement the offerings of the hospital itself. These medical facilities provide numerous jobs throughout the area and bring a great deal of money into the community.
About a mile northeast off Woodward Street is St Edwards University. This somewhat large university provides an education to many students throughout the region and beyond. The campus has many different degree programs focused on a variety of specializations. The school also has athletic programs that entertain many residents.
Most of the shopping and dining can be found along US Highway 290. Along this stretch, there are numerous major stores and restaurants. The closest pocket can be found to the northwest just past Manchanca Road. This is where Target is located, as well as a Regal Cinemas movie theater. The area also has a substantial number of restaurants that are popular with area residents. The restaurants provide quite a variety of flavors and many major brand names.