West Congress Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
West Congress is a neighborhood in South Austin that is mostly residential. One of Austin’s gently curving creeks winds through the center of the area, creating a natural pathway for walking and jogging.
Houses in the area are single-family modern American architecture with bits of Austin flair like unconventional colors or creative landscaping in the front yards. There are a handful of apartment complexes tucked into the southern part of this area close to Stassney Lane.
In the trendy 78745 zip code, West Congress is bordered by Texas State Highway 71/US Highway 290 to the north and South 1st Street to the west. Stassney Lane makes up the southern boundary while the area’s namesake, South Congress Avenue, acts as the eastern border.
Bicycle lanes along Congress Avenue make this area accessible to cyclists. The Austin Capital Metro system also serves the area with a few different bus routes running regularly throughout the week.
Schools in the area include St. Elmo’s Elementary, a part of Austin Independent School District, and Bella Beauty College, a branch of Vogue Beauty Colleges.
St. David’s Hospital South Austin, a branch of the St. David’s medical community, is located in the northeastern corner of the neighborhood. This area contains a cluster of doctors and medical professionals spanning several specialties.
Commercial development is concentrated along Highway 71 with several car maintenance shops including car wash stations. South 1st Street primarily has local restaurants and attractions including the 512 Brewing Company, a microbrewery that uses organic and local ingredients.