Hyde Park is located in the heart of Central Austin. It’s about three miles north of Downtown Austin and a little over a mile north of the University of Texas. Hyde Park is one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods. It’s over 100 years old, and back in the day, it was actually marketed as Austin’s first suburb. The homes in Hyde Park are – it’s a very eclectic mix. There’s small houses, big houses, old houses. There’s even new houses. A modest little two-one bungalow would be in the low 300s. And there’s everything up to a historic family estate that sells in the millions.
So in Hyde Park, our elementary schools are great. 47th Street and below, the elementary school is Lee Elementary. It’s one of the smallest exemplary Austin ISDs. There’s only three classes per grade level. North of 47th Street, we also have a great little elementary called Ridge Top Elementary, and Ridge Top is most notable at this time because they have one of the first bilingual programs in the district. Then we – our kids feed into Keeling Middle School, which has a very aggressive academic magnet program, and from there into McCallum High School, which also has a magnet. It’s a fine arts magnet. And then within Hyde Park, we have a great array of private preschools, and we also have even a private high school called Huntington Surrey. Hyde Park in itself is like a little city within a city.
We have an unofficial town center at 43rd and Duvall, and there we have a family owned grocery store. We have a darling little bakery and coffee shop, a Laundromat, barbershop, even have a fantastic gourmet cheese purveyor. Just outside of Hyde Park, we have great little eclectic boutiques that you can pop over for for a gift or if you need to go clothes shopping, we have that, too. We really have our pick of restaurants. Here at 43rd and Duvall, we have Hyde Park Bar and Grill, which is a landmark restaurant. We also have a vegetarian restaurant called Mothers. We have Asti’s Trattoria, which is a little bit more upscale, and we also have The Parlor, which is a little bit punk, a little rock and roll, but has fantastic pizza.
On the weekends, we can park our cars and not have to get to them again. We can walk pretty much everywhere for everything we need. We have great parks for our kids to play in. Here we are in Hyde Park. We have a golf course, an actual nine-hole golf course, Hancock golf course. We have a beautiful museum, the Elizabeth Ney Museum. We have our own post office. Everything you need right here. We have a real neighborhood culture. Your neighbors care about each other. They know who each other are. You can come here, and you can be yourself, and we have that real neighborhood feel to it.