Why you'd want to live in Hyde Park
Many residents will tell you that living in Hyde Park is what it means to live in Austin. With its unbeatable Central Austin location directly north of The University of Texas Austin Campus and just four miles from Downtown, Hyde Park is an extremely popular location for young professionals in Austin—many of whom bike to work. And the prices of homes have reflected that popularity over the last several years. Hyde Park residents embrace the slogan of “Keep Austin Weird’ and many will add signature styles to their houses and landscaping. Most of the streets are tree-lined, and the community features a large number of styles of homes, with brightly painted cottages with wrap-around porches, old Victorians, and more modern 2-story homes. The average home size is just 1,500 square feet. Hyde Park features two historic districts, the Hyde Park Historic District and the Shadow Lawn Historic District. Hyde Park residents embrace a sense of community and take pride in living in Austin’s oldest suburb What can’t you do in Central Austin? Much of Hyde Park’s popularity comes from its fantastic location with easy access to all that Downtown (and the University of Austin) have to offer. Hyde Park has a sophisticated but laid back feel (dare we say, hip?), and it features distinctive and fun places to grab coffee or a bite like Quack’s and Hyde Park Bar and Grill. If you’re looking to get outdoors, you’ll want to reserve a round at the popular Hancock public golf course. Hyde Park is all about the hip, laid back, fun, and smart attitude that has made Austin iconic. Drive through the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and look at all of the color and unique touches people have put on all the different styles of home. Take a look at all of the residents you’ll see outside—going to local shops or restaurants or walking or biking home from work. There is an energy to Hyde Park, with lots of UT faculty and graduates, that really can be felt. It’s why many residents are willing to pay a premium for smaller homes to live there.