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Hyde Park - Austin Neighborhood Spotlight

Posted by Brad Pauly on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 2:13pm.

historic yellow house in hyde park

 

Highlights

  • Median Household Income: $42,155
  • Median Age: 30
  • Average Household Size: 2

Hyde Park's housing is widely considered to be the first suburb of Austin and dates all the way back to 1891. The streets of Hyde Park were created in a grid structure in which most blocks take up approximately the same area. It is now one of Austin's most densely populated housing areas, as population per square mile exceeds the Austin average by about 2 times as much. It was originally home to Austin's elite in the 1890s and featured elegant styles of homes that spanned the architectural styles of the 19th century. The neighborhood still stands out among Austin neighborhoods thanks to the unique styles of housing that are reminiscent of early 20th century housing.

Photo Source: Hyde Park Austin

 

Location

Hyde Park is a historic Austin neighborhood located in zip code 78751. Hyde Park's northern border is at 51st Street, and it extends to the south until 38th Street. It ends in the west at Guadalupe Street and in the east at Duval Street.

 

Areas of Interest

 

Bars & Pubs

Hopfields

Hopfields specializes in craft beer and cocktails. The beer menu is fairly large and averages about 30 beers on a regular day. The kitchen also cooks up authentic French cuisine including hard-to-find appetizers.

The Parlor

Drinks at the parlor are topped off by an impressive pizza selection that includes vegetarian options as well as rare ingredient combinations. The atmosphere harkens to a grungy, early 90s arcade complete with jukebox.

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

On-theme with the origins of the Hyde Park neighborhood, the Bar & Grill serves some of America's most beloved dishes alongside a list of your favorite beers and wines. For a special night out, try one of their signature cocktails.

 

Restaurants

Asti Trattoria

For a taste of real world Italian cooking, Asti Trattoria offers one of Austin's most complete home-cooking menus. Enjoy italian wines and beers with your favorite standbys, or try something completely different from the dinner menu.

Quack's Cafe

Quack's is a small bakery that features a healthy menu of coffees and teas coupled with ornate and delicious baked goods. In an attempt to get their fresh baked goods to the people of Austin, they offer 2 for 1 on select items after 6:30 PM.

Salvation Pizza

Salvation Pizza caters to both those who eat what they love and those who like adventure in what they eat. From calzones to salads and sandwiches, Salvation Pizza has an American-Italian flavor for everyone.

 

Parks & Recreation

Hancock Golf Course

This golf course is a small, 9 hole golf course with unusual terrain that matches the Austin city vibe. Many professional golfers have come through Hancock Golf Course, and some were even trained there.

Mueller Lake Park

Mueller is a sprawling park with pathways that wind around a central lake. There are miles of walking to be done throughout the park, and it remains lit at night for those who enjoy quiet evening strolls.

UT Intramural Fields

The UT Intramural Fields are used by students and faculty for regularly scheduled practices, but the fields are open to the public as well. There is usually plenty of room to relax or enjoy a sport among friends.

 

Schools

  • Ridgetop Elementary School
  • Hyde Park Baptist School
  • Huntington-Surrey High School

 

Community

The Hyde Park community participates in:

  • City beautification projects
  • Neighborhood anti-vandalism
  • City and neighborhood development

The neighborhood is highly communicative and respectful of one another's property. Pets are common in the area, and pet waste is generally kept to a minimum by disciplined cleaning by pet owners. The high standards of the neighborhood are maintained by several action committees with active members.

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