2023 Neighborhood Guide To South Congress In Austin

If you’re new to town, South Congress Avenue is just south of downtown Austin past the Congress Avenue bridge over Lady Bird Lake but not as south as south Austin.

South Congress Avenue, also known to us locals as SoCo, is my favorite neighborhood in Austin Texas. I love walking up and down the trip and looking at the shops and eating at the restaurants.

This is the ultimate neighborhood guide to South Congress by a local Austinite.

Amy’s Ice Cream

Order scoops of ice cream & milkshakes from the walk-up window.

Willie For President

You can find this mural at 1315 South Congress Ave.

Love From Austin

Love from Austin mural at 1912 South Congress Ave.

Austin Motel

With 41 guest rooms, restaurant & pool, and dog-friendly. Rooms start at $120.

South Congress Mural

Another great mural found at 1800 South Congress Ave.


These fully-charged escooters are available for $20 half-day rentals, and $5/ hour after that. Located on a docking station inside the parking garage at 823 Congress Ave.

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