South Congress


South Congress

South Congress or SoCo is a neighborhood located on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. [ [http://www.austincityguide.com/acg/Client/Client.aspx?ClientName=South-Congress-Avenue-Shopping-austin-city-Shopping-listing SoCo - Austin City Guide] ] [ [http://www.articleclick.com/Article/Soth-Congress-is-Now-SoCo/975310 South Congress is Now SoCo - Curtis Reddehase] ]

South Congress Avenue was first established as a transportation route in the early 1850s.cite web | url=http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/historic/downloads/sconhistory.pdf | title=South Congress Avenue Preservation Plan | pages=5 | format=PDF | publisher=City of Austin | accessdate=2008-07-22] The area became revitalized during the 1980s and 1990s.cite web | url=http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/historic/downloads/sconhistory.pdf | title=South Congress Avenue Preservation Plan | pages=17 | format=PDF | publisher=City of Austin | accessdate=2008-07-22] It also become an nationally known shopping district called SoCo. [cite web | url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A17724-2002Dec20 | title=Austin's Vintage Power | publisher=Washington Post | last=Erlichman | first=Janelle | date=2002-12-22 | accessdate=2008-07-22]

The shopping district contains numerous shops, restaurants, and music venues. Many businesses remain open later in the night on the first thursday of each month as the area evokes a festive mood.cite web | url=http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/historic/downloads/sconhistory.pdf | title=South Congress Avenue Preservation Plan | pages=18 | format=PDF | publisher=City of Austin | accessdate=2008-07-22]

Education

The neighborhood is zoned to the Austin Independent School District.
* [http://www.austinisd.org/schools/website.phtml?id=106 Travis Heights Elementary School]
* [http://www.austinisd.org/schools/website.phtml?id=030 Fulmore Middle School]
* Travis High School [http://www.austinisd.org/schools/website.phtml?id=022]

Notes

See also

* Congress Avenue


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