Zilker is named after nearby Zilker Park, considered Austin’s most beloved park and the site of the Austin City Limits and South by Southwest music festivals, as well as the Holiday Trail of Lights. Some of Austin’s best-known restaurants are in this area, as are shopping and live music. The neighborhood itself is an eclectic community with many of the original homes built in the 1920s. Today you can see a wide variety of styles, including bungalows, cottages, ranch homes, upscale contemporary homes, and condominiums. The preservation of trees provide a lush setting, with pecan and live oak trees giving homes shade from the summer sun. This is a family-friendly neighborhood, with its access to open spaces and quality schools.
WHERE IS ZILKER?
Residents take advantage of shorter commutes to work as this accessible neighborhood is only 2 miles from the heart of downtown. Mopac Expressway (TX-1 Loop) is nearby, and offers passage through Central Austin to other major roadways.
THINGS TO DO NEAR ZILKER
Homes in this neighborhood enjoy easy access to the 350-acre Zilker Park and all it has to offer. The park is home to the refreshing, spring-fed Barton Springs pool, as well as multiple music festivals, Blues on the Green summer concert series, and the holiday Trail of Lights. Bordering the park is the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a 10-mile hike-and-bike trail providing outdoor recreation and walking access to downtown.
Part of Austin ISD, students in this neighborhood attend Zilker Elementary School (K-5), O. Henry Middle School (6-8), and Stephen F. Austin High School (9-12). Some of the nearby private schools include The Khabele School (PK-12) and Saint Ignatius Martyr School (PK-8).
Elementary Schools: Zilker
Middle Schools: O. Henry
High Schools: Stephen F. Austin