Hyde Park is located in central Austin, three miles north of downtown and Lady Bird Trail and just over a mile from the University of Texas. We're adjacent to IH-35 and less than two miles from Loop 1, making Hyde Park easily accessible.
Nestled close to downtown, Hyde Park is Austin's first suburban neighborhood. At the end of the nineteenth century, it was being developed with large, majestic residences still here today. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, it was marked more towards the working class, making way for the cute bungalows we see all over.
Many of the bungalows have separate dwellings on the same lot and most are pier and beam, making it easy to remodel or do additions. This area offers many amenities, including the Hancock Golf Course, which is a nine-hole course original to the neighborhood, Shipe Park and Pool with tennis courts, named after the neighborhood's developer, and the Elisabet Ney Museum, a famous German sculptor of high fame and prestige around the world, who came to live in Austin in the late 1800s and built her home and studio, now the museum in Hyde Park.
From public to private, Hyde Park offers a variety of schools. Ridgetop Elementary School, which offers the bi-lingual program, Kealing Middle School, and McCallum High School, which offers a fine arts curriculum. Aside from a variety of gyms and yoga studios in the neighborhood, Hyde Park is great for active people who enjoy long walks or runs on the wide tree-lined streets.
Here at Hyde Park, we kind of have our own little downtown square or hub at 43rd and Duval. Let's start at Quack’s Bakery, which has been around for over thirty years, or the Original Hyde Park Grill. Residents can enjoy a variety of foods, such as Julio’s Tex-Mex, another staple since 1983, or more fine dining at Asti’s Trattoria. With many local small cafes and eateries, Hyde Park is the perfect place to feel a part of the Austin vibe.
Living in this area, you can shop at Fresh Plus Grocery or Historic Avenue B Grocery Store and Market, both family-owned. Hyde Park really does offer the suburban feel, which still being in the center of the city.