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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
South Lamar is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas with a population of 8,160. South Lamar is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in South Lamar offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Lamar there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Lamar and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Lamar are highly rated.
About South Lamar...
Population
8,160

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$375,684
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,329
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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South Lamar Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    625.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,915.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,395
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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South Lamar Reviews

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One surprising thing is the rate at which fast food places are shutting down around here. I'm all for local flavor but occasionally it is nice to stop at a fast food joint for something cheap and familiar. Plus there are not a lot of places that serve food late (past midnight or later). That's a little frustrating given the fact I get off work so late and would like a lot of the time to just stop and get a quick bite. Other than that there are tons of other options for cheaper meals or fine dining. And certainly a lot of options in what kind of food you are looking for. Everything from Greek-Ethiopian-American-TexMex.
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There are a lot of different options for every kind of store in my area. There are a lot of corporations that have businesses here but there are also just as many mom-and-pop options available as well. I feel like I can find everything I need within a two mile radius of my house including hair salons, grocery stores, bars, auto centers, etc.
As with any job, given experience you can make a lot of money. I'm doing a job I would consider to be below my previous held positions yet I'm making the same/a little more money. There are always tons of places in this neighborhood hiring for all sorts of work. I find it near impossible to believe someone couldn't get a job around here if they tried.