Welcome to Zilker, Bouldin, Travis Heights, and Barton Hills
Mix of suburban and urban neighborhoods near some of Austin’s best shopping and dining.
Across the Colorado River from Downtown Austin, you’ll find the Zilker, Bouldin, Travis Heights, and Barton Hills neighborhoods. These communities offer an eclectic blend of home styles, residential areas, schools, entertainment, and much more. While each neighborhood is close in proximity, they each offer up their own unique personalities, conveniences, and amenities.
These communities are best known for their exceptional dining, attractions, and shopping. One of the area’s most beloved destinations is Zilker Park, which has been referred to by some as the Central Park of Austin. At this park, you can explore the Zilker Botanical Gardens, rent a boat, or take in views of the beautiful Zilker Holiday Tree (open seasonally). Wherever you find yourself in this region of Austin, you are sure to locate exactly what you need and desire.
Homes in these areas range significantly in size, style, and price. Homebuyers have a wide selection of luxury condominiums to quaint ranch-style homes and everything in between. However, residential properties in this area are a bit higher than Austin’s average. Many of the single-family homes located in each of these neighborhoods start near $800,000 and go up to $4+ Million for more spacious residences.
What to Love
- Great schools
- Exceptional dining, shopping, and attractions
- Desirable neighborhoods with a diverse selection of home styles
People & Lifestyle
These neighborhoods share common elements while maintaining their own unique vibe. For example, Barton Hills is easily the most suburban area and features some of the area’s most luxurious properties. In Bouldin and Travis Heights, you’ll encounter a much more urban vibe.
Whichever Austin enclave you choose to relocate to, you’ll be met with a welcoming community, top conveniences, and beautiful homes that have character and charm. Life is genuinely a delight as a resident of any of these locales.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Residents in these neighborhoods have quick and easy access to some of Austin’s most sought-after stores and restaurants.
Whether you’re planning a day of errands or leisurely shopping, there are numerous places to check out. Along South Lamar Boulevard, you’ll find a large selection of trendy stores, including Moss Designer Consignment. Closer to Travis Heights and on South Congress, you can browse the selection at By George, and Allens Boots.
Things to Do
Seasonally and year-round, there are countless ways to spend your free time. Residents love taking part in the many fun neighborhood events and festivals held here throughout the year. Top highlights include ACL (Austin City Limits Music Festival), the Zilker Holiday Tree, and ABC Kite Fest.
Aside from the many events hosted in each of these neighborhoods, there are so many other things to do, see, and experience. Favorites include Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, Zilker Botanical Garden
, Violet Crown Trail, Zilker Park Disc Golf Course, Little Zilker Park, Butler Metro Park, ZACH Theatre, and Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Zilker, Bouldin, Travis Heights, and Barton Hills are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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