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South River City is a primarily residential neighborhood located in south Austin, also referred to as Travis Heights. There are lots of convenience stores, local eateries, shops, and services located mostly along Congress Avenue on the west side. The Twin Oaks Shopping Center is located on the southwest corner and provides plenty of shops to peruse. 


Austin weather is warm even in the winter months, so residents walking their dogs do not need to layer on bulky outerwear to stroll about the neighborhood. Spring and fall are warm and ideal for walking. Summers can present a problem for daily dog walkers as temperatures soar in the middle of the day, but locals can avoid uncomfortably hot temperatures by walking their dogs earlier or later in the day. Violent storms are also a possibility in the spring and summer and dangerous thunderstorms should be avoided by being aware of local forecasts and not venturing out when storms are imminent.

Terrain in South River City
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
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Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
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South River City is bordered by Lady Bird Lake on the northside, Interstate 35 on the east border, Oltorf Street on the south side, and S Congress Avenue on the west. Some of the areas were developed in the early 20th century and many homes remain from this era with Victorian-style houses featuring gingerbread trim and Craftsman bungalows. Properties are green and maintained with nicely landscaped yards. There are also some apartments and multi-family complexes in the neighborhood. 


Some areas do not have sidewalks and necessitate pedestrians sharing the road with vehicles. Keep your dog close to you and walk facing oncoming traffic when necessary. 


The Blunn Creek and associated greenway run from south to north and two parks centrally located provide more natural green space. The terrain in the district is hilly and there will be some climbs for people and their pets that choose to navigate the district on foot. 

Greenways in South River City
12 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Austin have an average of:
17 Greenways
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Little Stacy Neighborhood Park is a 6-acre treed park with lots of amenities for families and kids. A playground and wading pool are important features of the park as well as recreational fields and restrooms. There are huge oak trees in the park that provide shady spots on summer days. This park is connected to the larger Big Stacy Neighborhood Park to the south by the Blunn Creek Greenbelt Trail. This trail is just under 1 mile in length and features bridges over the creek and a tunnel. The Big Stacy Park has a swimming pool and more trails for hiking and biking. 

The Circle Row Greenbelt is located in the northwest area and has a walking trail through a heavily wooded space that provides great shade on summer days. The Norwood Estate Dog Park is located along the River on the north side and has separate off-leash sections that are ideal play areas for pups.

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