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Best Austin Neighborhoods: The Zilker Guide

Looking for a little nature alongside your city living? Situated just south of Downtown Austin and Ladybird Lake, Zilker is one of our favorite Austin neighborhoods.

Home to a wide selection of charming restaurants, an abundance of lush green park spaces, and some of Austin’s top entertainment venues and festivals, there’s no shortage of activities to do and places to explore. Zilker is a great option for those who want to enjoy the best of what Austin, Texas has to offer.

This Zilker Neighborhood Guide highlights just a few of the many reasons so many Austinites love Zilker and call this lively neighborhood home.

Zip Code

78704

Average Home Price

$1.2 M

Home Styles

Classic Austin Bungalows, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary New Builds

Average Price/SqFt

$746

Walk Score

75

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Before you begin house-hunting in Zilker, here’s what you need to know about making this favorite Austin neighborhood your new home.

Neighborhood Vibe

Happy people around the round table holding a cup that reads Giles Group

People move to Zilker for the location and stay for the neighbors. The Zilker community has a friendly, community vibe that’s welcoming to everyone from working professionals to young families to long-time residents who have called Austin home for decades.

Architectural Styles

1606 Hether St romantic stone cottage with landscaping and large trees

Zilker features a wide range of architectural styles that are sure to capture anyone’s eye. Whether you’re looking for a newly built house, a mid-century modern gem, or a classic Austin bungalow, there’s a uniquely beautiful home for everyone in the Zilker neighborhood.

Average Home Price

The average home closing price in Zilker is $1.2 million or an average of $746 per square foot.

Walkability

The Zilker neighborhood has a Walk Score of 75. As the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Austin, many parts of Zilker are just a walk away. Barton Springs Road offers easy, walkable access to Zilker Park and its surrounding attractions. If your walk involves a leash or a stroller, you’ll have a safe place to go fast or slow. 

Schools

Entrance of Zilker Elementary School
Zilker Elementary School https://www.zilkerelem.org/

As part of the Austin Independent School District, Zilker is zoned for highly-rated public schools including Zilker Elementary School, O Henry Middle School, and Austin High School. Zilker also offers options for top private schools in the area like Parkside Community School (pre-K through 6th grade) and Ko School + Incubator (6-12th grade). 

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