This month we’re spotlighting the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This week we’ll be exploring some of the employers located near Travis Heights.
Travis Heights’ proximity to downtown makes it near lots of employers, big and small. One of the most Austin-y employers near this eclectic neighborhood is Whole Foods, who have their headquarters at 6th and Lamar. Whole Foods started with just one store in Austin in 1978 and has grown to over 330 locations across the country employing over 58,000 people. Whole Foods specializes in organic and natural products and has consistently been ranked among the most socially responsible businesses in the nation.
HomeAway’s headquarters are located less than three miles from Travis Heights, across the street from Whole Foods at 6th and Lamar. HomeAway specializes in private vacation rentals that homeowners want to rent to travellers looking for lodging that isn’t a traditional hotel or motel. HomeAway employs 1,200 people in its offices around the globe and offers perks such as free vacations for a job well done. They’ve recently expanded to offices at Penn Field, which is located next to St. Edward’s University and is also less than 3 miles from Travis Heights.
Speaking of St. Edward’s University, they are another big employer near Travis Heights. This Catholic University has over 5,000 students and employs over 1,000 people in Austin, from professors to clerical staff to facilities management.