Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$240,000 to $2,800,000
  • Closed Prices:$208,900 to $2,125,000
  • Median Sale Price:$588,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$495
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $1050,$0 to $235,$25 to $843/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1930 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:525 to 3,808Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 6Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Homes for Sale

The home designs and prices in the community of Zilker are suitable for a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $50 to $804, and taxes for the year range from as low as $3,459 to as high as $30,446. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have quarterly homeowner association fees ranging from $50 to $804. Property taxes for the year can range from $2,689 to $20,714.

Where to Live

Zilker's homes are an eclectic mix of modern and American craftsman architecture, with many other styles mixed in. Single family-homes make up most of the area, though as a rule expect to pay more to live near the action-packed area in the north of the neighborhood near Lady Bird Lake. You are most likely to find affordable housing near Barton Skyway and the Southern section, where townhomes and increasing number of condominium complexes are popping up.

Where to Eat

The Zilker culinary scene is diverse, and the only real unifying factor is that many of its restaurants are locally owned. Hungry diners can hit Barton Springs Road for an array of options, including soul food, fusion, Mexican, and Italian cuisine. One of Austin's most beloved local ice cream shops is a great stop for anyone in the mood for something sweet.

What You'll See

Because this area gets very busy, you will see lots of people on bicycles or waiting for the bus. Students bustle in and out of the many cafes during the week, and they flock to the many bars at night. During the daytime, residents may be spotted tending to their gardens or running errands, sometimes with children in tow.

Friday Night Fun

Zilker gives residents and visitors many options for Friday nights. Movie nights in Zilker Park take place on Fridays, and are a favorite for residents from all walks of life. If you love nightlife activities, you can have your pick from craft beer pubs and cocktail bars along Barton Springs Road. For an all-out pub crawl, Downtown is a quick jaunt away. Concerts also take place year-round, but many particularly enjoy the Austin City Limits festival, where you can enjoy music and a drink in the beautiful outdoors. If you love the theater, Austin's largest is in this area and shows everything from musicals to Shakespeare.

The Perfect Sunday

A perfect Sunday in Zilker is so peaceful that residents from all over Austin come down to the neighborhood just to enjoy it. Zilker Park is a large and famous attraction that boasts a golf course and Austin's only natural spring-fed pool. Other family-friendly events such as the Kite Festival, musicals on the hillside, and more draw crowds year-round. Zilker is also home to several museums, all of which are open to children.

Locals Love

Beautiful natural scenery • Easy access to Mopac • Many public transportation options • Near-constant activity • Proximity to Downtown • Quirky, fun atmosphere.

Locals Don't Love

Can be noisy • Heavy congestion along major streets • Minimal affordable housing • Rising property taxes • Road closures during major events.

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