Hyde Park is an older, historic neighborhood in Austin and one of the most desirable places to live for many because of its residential atmosphere, safety, sense of community, and convenient location.
Hyde Park is located close to the University of Texas and to downtown. The neighborhood is quiet and residential, with mostly single-family homes. There are not as many shops and restaurants as in some other areas, but there are many amenities in adjacent neighborhoods just a short walk or bus ride away. Residents consist mainly of families, graduate students, and professors.
A historic Austin neighborhood, Hyde Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The neighborhood retains much of its original feel and charm. The shady, tree-lined streets are good places to jog, bike, or walk a dog.
Residents take pride in the historic atmosphere of their neighborhood and work hard to preserve it. Many of the homes in the Queen Anne and Tudor Revival styles add to the old-world appearance. Some of the houses dating back to the turn of the 20th Century are still standing.
The residents tend to be close-knit, friendly, and supportive. The neighborhood has a small-town setting where people know one another and greet each other in the neighborhood cafes. The residents also tend to be very active in the community, particularly in preserving the atmosphere of Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods by limiting development and promoting green space.
The neighborhood borders Red River St. and Guadalupe St. (a.k.a. "The Drag"), two major local thoroughfares. This makes the edges of the neighborhood more noisy but also where the shops and restaurants are mainly located.
Within the neighborhood, accessible to all residents, there are local retail stores and grocery stores, a few restaurants and cafes, taco shops and bike shops, laundromats, a bakery, and a gym. There are also theaters, art galleries, parks, and playgrounds.
Public transportation is ample, especially on the streets bordering the neighborhood, and many residents do not own vehicles and rely exclusively on public buses and rail.Neighborhood Association Website
Views From the Street
|E. 50th St. and Ave. G||E. 45th St. and Ave. F||E. 43rd St. and Duval St.|
|42nd St. and Guadalupe St.||W. 45th St. and Ave. B||Ridgetop Elementary School|
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Real Estate and Apartments
Hyde Park has mainly single-family homes. There is a mix of sizes and styles, with Victorian mansions next to newly renovated bungalows. The neighborhood's desirability keeps home values high.
Home prices can start at around $250K for a two-bedroom, one bath fixer-upper, or over $300K for a partly renovated two-bedroom house. Larger, three-bedroom, two bath homes range from $350K to $700K. Prices average around the mid-$400s to $500s. Lot sizes are generally around 0.1 acres; larger lots command higher prices.