Travis Heights neighborhood is filled with a history that can be seen in the 1920's bungalows that compose the area. The area is a highly-sought out part of Austin and a desirable place for professional and politicians. The neighborhood derives its name from the terrain that the houses are constructed on. The streets roll up and down and at the height of some of the roads, great views of downtown can be seen. The neighborhood was established in 1913 by Charles Augustus Newning and General Stacy. Both Newning and the General wanted to create an area for the wealthy and elite of Austin. The founders had the idea to build country mansions with a view of the river and close proximity to downtown. Today, the area has a diverse demographic and is filled with old mansions, numerous homes, and a few apartments. Although the area was established in 1913, major development didn't occur until the 1920's. The area is located near South Congress and downtown Austin and has one of the most desirable locations in South Austin.
Travis Heights is filled with tree-line streets and the signature hills that make Austin beautiful. The neighborhood is one of the more expensive areas of Austin. Home prices are an average of $688,000 and can range anywhere from 840 to 5,000 square feet depending on the price. The neighborhood is not a cookie-cutter area. All of the houses are distinguishably different from each other and many of them have large backyards. Although the homes in Travis Heights are old, a large percentage of them have been renovated on the inside with modern amenities to accommodate contemporary needs.
SoCo is also located in Travis Heights neighborhood. The SoCo district attracts both visitors and residents who want to shop, visit upscale restaurants, and take part in some of the cultural activities that Austin has to offer. The area is located on the eastern edge of Travis Heights. Areas like South Congress and the nearby Interstate 35 make Travis Heights a trendy place to live. The area is one of Austin's oldest and prettiest neighborhoods.
The neighborhood park, Stacy Park, is named after the founder of Travis Heights, General Stacy. Stacy Park is the neighborhood's outdoor recreational facility and is comprised of two sections: Big Stacy Park and Little Stacy Park. Both parks are connected by Blunn Creek Greenbelt. The Blunn Creek Greenbelt is a peaceful and picturesque trail that is popular with Travis Height's residents. The trail is followed by a tranquil creek that makes Blunn Creek Greenbelt feel like an oasis. Little Stacy Park features barbecue pits, playgrounds, basketball courts, a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts. Big Stacy Park only features a swimming pool. Stacy Park takes up nine acres of land in the Travis Heights area and the Stacy Pool stays open year-round. Stacy Park creates a great haven in Travis Heights for residents who love the outdoors. Norwood Estate Park is another Travis Height's park but has a dog-friendly atmosphere that features a leash free park.