The SoCo (South Congress) District is a nationally recognized shopping and cultural district south of Congress Avenue. The district begins at the Colorado River and Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and runs south to Ben White Boulevard/TX-71. The district is bordered by two neighborhoods: Travis Heights and Bouldin Creek.
Local art galleries, restaurants and food trucks, shops, murals, music venues, clubs, and bars run by diverse merchants populate the vicinity, making it a stroll-worthy place to eat, drink, shop and absorb the culture of Austin.
Since its beginnings in the 1850s, South Congress has seen enduring transformation with the population of Austin and increasing popularity in residents and visitors alike. The area is maintained by the South Congress Public Improvement Association, whose goal is to maintain and improve the area so it continues to be a cultural hub for the Austin community.
The SoCo District offers a walkable taste of all the culture and community that makes Austin great. With more companies coming to Austin, new local restaurants popping up frequently, and the population continuing to rise, there is something for everyone. If you are new to the area and want to dig into the vibrant cultural topsoil of Austin, SoCo District is the place to go.
Austin is the 11-most populous city in the United States with over two million calling the area home. With everything there is to do in this fast-growing region of Central Texas, it’s no wonder why so many people are excited to call Austin home.
The SoCo District is one of the many points of interest in the Austin, Texas area. Additional places to visit include:
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