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Hyde Park was built in the 1890s, and some homes are designated as historic landmarks. Hyde Park is a charming residential enclave with towering tree-lined streets and homes. Everyone knows that real estate is all about location, location, location. Nowhere is that truer than in the Hyde Park area of Austin’s 78751 zip code. Whether it's because the neighborhood is within four miles of downtown Austin, or because it has a reputation for being the “hip” and “hot spot” for young professionals, residents of Hyde Park feel the slightly higher housing costs more than compensate for living there. Hyde Park is a true Austin gem, and its residents down–to-earth.
Driving through Hyde Park, you'll see a wide variety of residences, landscaping, and exterior enhancements. Expressing one's personality is important in Hyde Park. Homeowners take pride in letting their style add character to some of the most modest buildings. Originally developed in the late 1800s, the community has an eclectic feel with Victorian estates, tiny craftsman bungalows, cottages with wrap-around porches, and modern 2-story homes. This is a close-knit community that embraces Austin’s “Keep it Weird” mentality, and Hyde Park is often considered the essence of what it means to live in Austin.
Just north of the University of Texas campus, Hyde Park is located near the city center, yet it still maintains a small-town vibe. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association defines the neighborhood as stretching from 38th Street to 45th (north to south) and Guadalupe to Duval (east to west). It is only about a five-minute drive away from Interstate 35, the city's primary north-south freeway. While Hyde Park is just minutes from campus, the area is far enough from the madness to have ample parking for vehicles. It is possible to walk to campus from Hyde Park if you can handle a 20- to 30-minute hike. Alternatively, campus shuttles (the IF line) and city buses regularly stop throughout the neighborhood.
There is a strong sense of community in Hyde Park. Every winter, the residents deck out their homes in tasteful yet extensive Christmas light displays. People from all over the city tour the neighborhood’s streets to see the jaw-dropping displays. Residents commonly walk and run through the neighborhood, often with dogs. Shipe Park, a small green space in the heart of Hyde Park, is a popular hangout for dog-loving locals. It has a small swimming pool, playground with a log cabin structure, basketball court, and grassy areas. Hancock Golf Course, a public nine-hole golf course, occupies one edge of the neighborhood. It was created in 1899, making it Texas' oldest golf course. For groceries, residents shop at the large H-E-B in Hancock Center, or Central Market, which carries everything from the freshest organic foods to exotic spices and ready-made preservative-free meals. Hyde Park loves its independent businesses. Quack's Bakery is a popular spot for coffee, sandwiches, and desserts. The inside tables are usually packed with students, and the outdoor tables are usually occupied by locals with their dogs. Other popular coffee shops in the area include Flightpath and Dolce Vita. Mother's Cafe is a beloved vegetarian eatery that's been in business since 1980. Hyde Park Bar and Grill is another favorite, serving up thick French fries that are dipped in buttermilk and rolled in flour before being fried. Fresh Plus, a small grocery store and deli specializing in health food, is another popular food destination in the neighborhood. The Hyde Park art museum which hosts over 25,000 guests per year served as the former home and studio of German sculptor Elizabet Ney who moved from Germany to Austin in 1882. Her castle-like residence and studio showcases over 100 of her pieces. Admission is free, and the museum hosts an array of events and activities from educational exhibits, workshops, and other special events.
Hyde Park Theatre opened in 1992, and is the home of the long-running Frontera Fest, one of the most eccentric performance showcases in the country. Several of the slots don’t even require auditions. It’s just first-come, first-perform, and the 25-minute shows are as unpredictable as you might expect. The month-long festival is normally held in January and/or February. The rest of the year, Hyde Park presents more traditional plays, often by local writers and performers. Several residents of the Hyde Park neighborhood volunteer and perform at the theater, adding to the friendly, unpretentious vibe at the performance space. The theater seeks to present plays that reflect the ethnic diversity of Austin and Texas, often providing opportunities to up-and-coming Latino and African-American playwrights, directors and actors. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a brand-new addition to our community, the Hyde Park neighborhood has a lot to do and discover!
Austin ISD serves students in Hyde Park. Central Austin has several schools in each grade range so buyers of Hyde Park homes for sale should ask their Realty Austin agent for assigned schools for all properties that they are considering. Lee Elementary (K-5), Davis Elementary (K-5), Ridgetop Elementary (K-5), Kealing Middle (6-8), O Henry Middle (6-8), and Lamar Middle (6-8) are the schools for younger students. McCallum High School (9-12) and Stephen F Austin High School (9-12) serve older students. Kirby Hall School (PK-12), one of Austin’s acclaimed private schools, is less than two miles from most homes.