Just a few miles north of The University of Texas is a neighborhood where Austinites go to admire the city’s history while being a part of its future. That neighborhood is Hyde Park: an old neighborhood full of young people who help make Austin one of the coolest cities in America.
M.M. Shipe, a real estate developer from Kansas, purchased the land that spans from 38th and Guadalupe to 51st and Airport before it was even a part of Austin. In 1891 Shipe persuaded the City Council to let him start an electric street carfranchise to run through the land he had purchased north of town. By 1941 the street cars were out of service, but the neighborhood that had become Hyde Park was 50 years old and thriving. Many of Shipe’s contributions are still a part of everyday life in Hyde Park, including Shipe Park and swimming pools at Speedway and 45th. Shipe Pool is one of a handful of neighborhood spring-fed pools in Austin that charges no admission.
In the 1950s when The University of Texas ended its policy of requiring students to live on campus, many Hyde Park homes became rental properties, transforming the quiet neighborhood into a mecca for college students and young professionals. By the 1960s, UT was growing and Hyde Park needed to adapt, so the city rezoned the neighborhood to allow for the construction of apartment buildings.
Since then Hyde Park has become one of Austin’s most coveted neighborhoods with an average home price of more than $400,000 and a population of more than 14,000. The architecture of Hyde Park is one of its most distinctive features. It is not unusual to see a 1940s craftsman style home next to a modern mansion constructed of glass, steel and concrete. Many of Hyde Park’s homes sport exotic colors like hot pink or lime green and purple.
Many locals flock to Hyde Park for the coffee shops and restaurants such as Dolce Vita, Quacks Bakeryand Hyde Park Bar and Grill at 43rd and Duval Street. Another asset of the neighborhood is the Elisabet Ney Museum, a castle-like building that served as the European sculptor’s Texas studio during the 19th Century.
The neighborhood is also home to a variety of schools and churches, including Austin ISD campuses and private schools like the Griffin School, a college prep fine arts high school. It is not uncommon to see Buddhist monks walking the streets to and from the new temple on 45th Street where one can see a floor-to-ceiling golden Buddha statue in the middle of the temple.
Perhaps the most noticeable quality of Hyde Park is the active lifestyles of its residents. At any time of day there are hundreds of people running, walking dogs, pushing strollers and riding bikes down the tree-lined avenues. The constant presence of neighbors creates a sense of community and security within the small neighborhood.
Between Speedway Street and Avenue G north of 46th Street there is a family of bright green parrot-like birds that look like they belong in the rainforest in South America, not in Austin, Texas. They are unique among the indigenous swallows, finches and jays of Central Texas, but somehow they found their way here, where they are a small but vibrant community in the heart of a fast-paced, fast-growing metropolitan area.
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608 E 49th St, Austin, TX - $995,000
Stunning New Const 5min To Downtown Austin! Modern Farmhouse Character W Quality Highend Upgrades& Builtin Outdoor Kitchen! Gorgeous Hardwds, Tall Ceilings, 5" Baseboards, Carrera Marble, Custom Cabinetry& Venthood W Commercial Grade Ss Appliances...Austin Summit Group
4104 Duval St #a, Austin, TX - $769,000
Spacious , Luxury Condo With Premium Appliances And Finishes In Historic Old Hyde Park. Caesarstone Counters, Kohler Faucets, White Oak Floors And Jeld Wen Wood Windows. Chef's Kitchen W/ Ss Viking Refrigerator, Bertazzoni Range, U-line Wine Fridg...Redfin Corporation
4009 Avenue G, Austin, TX - $750,000
Exquisitely Updated 1924 Craftsman Bungalow In The Heart Of Hyde Park’s Historic District. Living/dining Rooms Lead To A Bright, Open Kitchen And Great/garden Room With Views Of Romantically Designed Garden Complimented By Native Plants, Shady Tre...Coldwell Banker United REALTOR
4817 Caswell Ave, Austin, TX - $699,000
Looking For Something In Austin That Has Built-in Income? This Charming Hyde Park Duplex Has 2 Beds With Wood, Tile, And Carpet Floors Down, And A Later Added Second Story Master Suite Up. The Rear Unit Is Leased And Is A 2/1 With Wood And Tile Fl...Keller Williams Realty
4312 Avenue B, Austin, TX - $669,900
Truly Unique Opportunity On A Private Corner Lot In The Heart Of Hyde Park. True Craftsmen Built In The Early 1900s With 10' Ceilings And A Modern 2.5 Car Garage Added At A Later Date. Loads Of Incredible Features & Updates Including Updated Kitch...Bramlett Residential
4604 Duval St, Austin, TX - $599,000
2 Homes For Sale In Hyde Park! Unit A($2400) 3b/2b Home. Wood Flooring In Common/bedroom Areas & Tile Flooring In Bathrooms! Ss Appliances W/granite Tops In The Kitchen! Spacious Bedrooms W/ceiling Fans! Washer & Dryer! Unit B($2600)- 3b/2b Two-st...University Realty
4904 Duval St #b, Austin, TX - $569,000
Exceptional Value In Hyde Park. 4 Bedrooms/ 3.5 Bathrooms For Under 600k. Wide Plank Grey Oak Floors Throughout. High End Finishes. Alley Access With One Car Garage And Two Additional Parking Spaces. Drought Tolerant Landscaping. Easy 2 Unit...van Heuven Properties
4812 Avenue G, Austin, TX - $560,000
Investors. Amazing Turnkey Investment Opportunity. Professionally Managed Duplex Near Hyde Park Fully Leased Through July 31, 2019 With Total Rents Of $3045 Per Month. Close To Restaurants, Ut, Shopping At The Triangle, Hospital District, Central ...Keller Williams Realty
4808 Avenue F, Austin, TX - $539,900
Charming Hyde Park Home On An Oversized Lot. A Private Yard With Drought Tolerant Plants, Wonderful Gazebo Surrounded By An Beautiful Outdoor Entertainment Space. Newly Refinished Wood Floors. Modern Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances. Open...Horizon Realty
4705 Harmon Ave, Austin, TX - $459,000
Commercially Zoned (cs) Remodeled House With Perfect Backyard For Entertaining. Hardwood And Marble Tile Floors. Separate Structures Great For Retail Business. Main House With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Loft Area. Live In One Of The Str...Uptown Realty LLC
4705 Harmon Ave, Austin, TX - $459,000
Commercially Zoned (cs) Property Will Allow For Multiple Uses. Hardwood And Marble Tile Floors In Main House. Separate Structures Great For Retail Business. Main House With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Loft Area. Live In One Of The Struc...Uptown Realty LLC
4502 Avenue F, Austin, TX - $425,000
Come Build Your Dream Home In Hip Hyde Park! Classic 1920's Cottage Was Recently Torn Down To Make Room For Your Innovative Vision. Walking Distance To Shops And Restaurants. Minutes To University Of Texas And Capital Metro Bus Routes. Estimated S...Coldwell Banker United REALTOR
4908 Caswell Ave, Austin, TX - $399,000
Bring Your Builders. Value Primarily In The Land — As-is Sale. Zoning Is Sf-3 In North Hyde Park Planning Area. No Survey Available And No Deed Restrictions Were Found.Keller Williams Realty
4401 Speedway #201, Austin, TX - $243,000
Hyde Park Location On Ut/metro Bus Line Which Stops In Front Of Bldg! Move In Before Classes Begin! Upgrades- Laminate Flooring, New Paint & Carpet! New Stove Never Used! Loft Has Wall Of Builtin Shelving! Private Balcony & Charming Covered Front ...Cooper, REALTORS
4405 Avenue A #16, Austin, TX - $199,000
Heart Of Hyde Park! Nice Spacious Feeling One Bedroom Newly Renovated. Corner Unit. Third Floor Awesome Walking Neighborhood. Lots Of Closets In Condo. Built Ins Washer Dryer Check It Out!Front Page Realty
202 E 45th St #107, Austin, TX - $177,500
This Perfectly Located 1st Floor Condo Is Walking Distance To Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, Transportation, And Ut. Shipe Park Located Across The Street Includes Tennis And Community Pool! Thousands Spent In Interior Upgrades. Scope Includes Up...Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty
407 E 45th St #205, Austin, TX - $165,000
Beautifully Updated And Maintained Condo In Central Austin. Steps Away From Local Hyde Park Eateries And Cap Metro Bus For Easy Access To Downtown Or Campus! Open Concept Kitchen With Granite Counters And Stainless Appliances With Gas Range. Gorge...Realty Austin
407 E 45th St #108, Austin, TX - $165,000
Right In The Heart Of All Of The Action! This Fresh Condominium Has Easy Walkable Access To Restaurants And More! Granite Countertops In The Kitchen, Upgraded Cabinets, Breakfast Area, And Space To Eat At The Bar. Kitchen Opens To The Living Room...Reliance Realty Group
4401 Speedway #308, Austin, TX - $157,900
Looking For An Affordable 1 Bedroom Condo Located In One Of Austin's Best Neighborhoods? Live And Enjoy Life In This Gem, Right In The Heart Of Hyde Park. The Wooded Neighborhood Is Covered In Some Of Austin's Largest Oak Trees. The Shaded Streets...Twelve Rivers Realty
4701 Red River St #301, Austin, TX - $149,900
Ut Shuttle! Near Metro Rail And On Bus Line. Nice Small Complex Outside Of Hyde Park Close To Ut And Airport Blvd With Lots Of Restaurants . Third Floor Unit Has A Small Sitting Area Outside Front Door And Unit Only Has One Neighbor Next Door An...Front Page Realty
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