Lively, walkable area near downtown with a hip and eclectic vibe
On the south side of the Colorado River (opposite Clarksville and Downtown Austin), you’ll find a highly desirable neighborhood called Zilker. From downtown, the North Lamar Boulevard bridge will take you directly into this community nestled between Barton Hills and Bouldin Creek.
Zilker is home to a number of unique conveniences and amenities. The area is brimming with fantastic restaurants, parks, and fun attractions. It also boasts several top-rated schools, charming and quiet residential communities, and fantastic spots to go bicycling or hiking. In addition to having numerous perks minutes from home, Zilker is only 2.5 miles away from Downtown Austin.
Home styles and sizes vary significantly throughout Zilker. You can settle into a quaint mid-century bungalow, a renovated ranch, or a spacious two-story home. Prices for homes start near $800,000 and can reach $4+ million.
Many parts of Zilker are heavily suburban and residential. Roads are quiet and traveled almost exclusively by residents and their visitors. However, heading over to South Lamar Boulevard, the look and feel of this community change completely. Along this busy road, you’ll encounter the area’s best dining, shopping, and attractions. Riding north, it quickly takes you to the Colorado River and into Downtown Austin.
Zilker is a fantastic place to relocate for individuals, couples, and families who want the best of both suburban and city life — and who desire a neighborhood with a hip and eclectic feel. While residential areas remain peaceful and relatively undisturbed, you’re always just a few minutes from Austin’s best establishments.
Shopping and dining are a treat in Zilker. If you are someone who prefers trying something new whenever possible, you certainly won’t get bored in this neighborhood.
The entire community is brimming with one-of-a-kind stores. You can effortlessly find whatever you are in search of in Zilker. On the northern edge of the neighborhood, make plans to browse the selection at Thom’s Market, Great Outdogs pet store, Pavement - Modern & Recycled Clothing, Garment Modern + Vintage, South Austin Music, and Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery.
Much like the area’s stores, restaurants in Zilker are also trendy and unique in the best ways possible. When you’re craving an incredible meal, delight your taste buds at Odd Duck, Chi’Lantro, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Sazon, Uchi, Eberly, Aviary Wine & Kitchen, Loro, and Snooze, an A.M. Eatery.
Among all of the Austin-area neighborhoods, Zilker definitely has one of the highest numbers of attractions and spots for outdoor recreation.
If the outside is calling your name, there is an abundance of places you can spend your day. When the weather is nice, be sure to check out Zilker Park, Zilker Park Disc Golf Course, Little Zilker Park, Butler Shores at Town Lake, the Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Zilker Botanical Garden, and Butler Pitch & Putt golf course.
Looking to plan a day of indoor entertainment? Across experiences and interests, there are plenty of options from which you can choose. Catch a performance at ZACH Theatre, pamper yourself with your favorite treatments at Viva Day Spa Lamar, view the current exhibits at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, or watch a new or classic movie in style at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar.
Zilker is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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