South River City Apartments for Rent
South River City is a neighborhood within Travis County. This community has distinctive bounds that include the river on the north, past East Riverside Drive; West Oltorf Street on the south; South Congress Avenue on the west; and Interstate 35/U.S. Highway 290 on the east. The ZIP code for South River City is 78704.
This Austin neighborhood covers roughly 1.3 square miles and is home to approximately 6,385 residents. South River City is mostly residential, but commercial offerings are scattered about the area, especially along the community’s eastern and western boundaries. Dwellings include both single-family housing and multi-unit complexes. Many of the homes in this area were built prior to 1940, but building has continued over the years, with an increase in construction during the 1970s.
One of the significant features of South River City is a line of parkland that traverses the middle of the neighborhood from north to south. Here, sandwiched roughly between East Side Drive and Sunset Lane, are Little Stacy Park, Blunn Creek Green Belt, and Big Stacy Park. Several of the city’s larger parks surround the neighborhood. Barton Creek Wilderness Park, Zilker Park, Lakeshore Park, Roy G. Guerrero Park, and the Riverside Golf Course are within five miles. South River City residents enjoy no shortage of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Also within a few miles of the neighborhood are St. Edwards University and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, making this an ideal area for aspiring college students and frequent travelers alike.
Just on the other side of the river, to the north of the South River City neighborhood, is downtown Austin. This area offers a variety of options for unique shopping, entertainment, dining, and culture, including the Texas State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. Just north of the downtown area is the University of Texas-Austin campus.