Hyde Park Homes For Sale
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.
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 display. Shipe Park, a small green space in the heart of Hyde Park, is a popular hangout for dog-loving locals. 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. Quack's Bakery is a popular spot for coffee, sandwiches, and desserts. 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. 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.
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.