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About Zilker

Named for the locally famous Zilker Park, this neighborhood is one of Austin's most historic and draws residents and tourists alike with its many annual events. Home to the Austin City Limits Festival, The Trail of Lights, and concerts galore, this area has more daytime activities and nightlife options than most people would even have the chance to explore. It is a favorite stop for tourists, but those who call Zilker home love its location, amenities, and quirky vibe.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $1,300,000 to $4,850,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1029

Association Fee Ranges: $25 to $843/mo, $0 to $235, $0 to $1050

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1936 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1539 to 3511 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 5 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Zilker

Zilker's homes are an eclectic mix of modern and American Craftsman architecture, as well as condos and townhomes. 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. Affordable housing may be found near Barton Skyway and the southern section where townhomes and increasing number of condominium complexes are popping up.

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.

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.

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.

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

  • Access to public transit options
  • Proximity to Downtown
  • Easy access to Mopac

Locals Don't Love

  • Crowds and noise
  • Road closures during major events
  • Heavy congestion along major streets

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