An awesome place to live in south Austin is on or near South Lamar. South Lamar is very similar in most respects to the slightly more celebrated South Congress neighborhood. Being lesser-known doesn’t make it the lesser of the two, though. South Lamar has everything you need. From low-key neighborhood bars with great food to organic grocery stores, South Lamar is a great place to be. Living near South Lamar gives easy access to downtown, Highway 290/71, and Capital of Texas Highway.