Spotlight: Travis Heights in 78704 South Austin
By Dee Copeland, Principal Broker
(Copeland Group Realty)
Here's some background on popular Travis Heights, one of South Austin's oldest neighborhoods. Making a drive through the area a pleasure to the eyes with its lush mature landscaping, charm and history.Located south of the Colorado River and tucked between Interstate 35 and South Congress Avenue and in the 78704 zip code, Travis Heights is a desirable address among professionals who are looking for a quiet neighborhood close to downtown.Development of Travis Heights started in the late 1880s. It was an ideal place for a "country mansion" away from downtown. At that time, the only way across to cross the Colorado River was by ferry, making the Travis Heights location extremely desirable. However, few mansions were ever built.In the 1920s, real estate developer, Travis Heights, built small...