The Zilker neighborhood is an eclectic community situated two miles southwest of Downtown Austin next to Zilker Park. Many of the original homes were built in the 1920s, but today you can see a wide variety of styles, including bungalows, cottages, ranch homes, upscale contemporary homes, and condominiums. Proximity to the park and the preservation of heritage trees provide a lush setting, with pecan and live oak trees shielding homes from the summer sun. Zilker homes for sale enjoy easy access to the 350-acre “Jewel of Austin”, Zilker Park. This park is home to the refreshing, spring-fed Barton Springs pool as well as Austin City Limits music Festival, 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 pedestrian access to downtown. Along the eastern border of Zilker neighborhood is South Lamar Boulevard, a medley of high-end dining and boutique stores alongside lively bars and some of Austin’s finest consignment shops. It is here that you will find award-winning sushi at Uchi, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, wine bars, funky coffee shops, art galleries and an array of food trucks. South Lamar Blvd and Barton Springs Road offer residents something to suit every budget and taste within a few miles of Zilker Park, Zilker Botanical Garden, and Butler Shores.

Parkside living, downtown views, and pedestrian access to recreation and entertainment make Zilker neighborhood an excellent Austin location. The neighborhood’s namesake, Zilker Park, is well known as one of the best urban parks in the country. After a day of swimming at Barton Springs Pool or kayaking on the lake, walk to one of the many nearby restaurants for a taste of something unique. Follow that up with a night at the Alamo Drafthouse or live music at one of the nearby neighborhood bars or restaurants. Enjoy the special events at Zilker Park and many of Austin’s notable venues without ever getting in your car.

Zilker homes for sale are part of the Austin ISD. Students 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).