South Congress

South Congress

South Congress or SoCo is a neighborhood located on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. [ [ SoCo - Austin City Guide] ] [ [ South Congress is Now SoCo - Curtis Reddehase] ]

South Congress Avenue was first established as a transportation route in the early 1850s.cite web | url= | 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= | 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= | 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= | title=South Congress Avenue Preservation Plan | pages=18 | format=PDF | publisher=City of Austin | accessdate=2008-07-22]


The neighborhood is zoned to the Austin Independent School District.
* [ Travis Heights Elementary School]
* [ Fulmore Middle School]
* Travis High School []


See also

* Congress Avenue

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