Welcome to Zilker Neighborhood 

Zilker is one of the most desirable areas for many locals to settle down. There are abundant greenspaces and parks just to the west, shopping and dining are within walking distance, and downtown is just to the north. Zilker is named after nearby Zilker Park, considered Austin's most beloved park and the site of the Austin City Limits and South by Southwest music festivals and the Holiday Trail of Lights. Some of Austin's best-known restaurants are in this area, as are shopping and live music.

This is a family-friendly neighborhood, with its access to open spaces and quality schools.

Location

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Something about Zilker Neighborhood

Zilker is an enchanting neighborhood celebrated for its robust natural beauty and accessible creature comforts.  

During the fall, music lovers and festival fanatics unite at the park for Blues on the Green and Austin City Limits. Beyond its namesake green space, this down-to-earth neighborhood is beloved for its proximity to late-night hotspots. 

The many benefits of living in Zilker attract a wide range of residents, including families, single young professionals, hippies, professors and students, artists and musicians.

Boundaries

Zilker neighborhood is bordered by the Union Pacific Railroad and S Lamar to the east, Lake Austin to the north, Robert E Lee, Rabb Road and Rae Dell Av. to the west and Barton Skyway and Lightsey Road to the south.

Things to do 

Zilker Neighborhood has something to suit most everyone: proximity to many of Austin's best amenities; parks and green spaces; local shopping, dining, and nightlife; top schools and safe streets.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Zilker Park, and the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail are nearby. The Botanic Garden, sculpture garden, and Barton Springs Pool are adjacent to the neighborhood.

Those who like shopping and dining will find many local businesses and iconic Austin restaurants and coffee shops in this area. The neighborhood also has many nightclubs and live music venues. 

Do you have kids? Kids love trains, trees, and kites. If it’s the first Sunday in March you’ll want to take your little one to visit the Zilker Kite Festival where you’ll revel in hundreds of colorful kites dotting the big Texas sky. If you find yourself looking for an activity on a December evening, take the tykes to see the magnificent 155-foot-tall Zilker Tree, lit up bright with more than 3,000 lights. If it’s literally any other time of the year between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., take a ride on the Zilker Zephyr, a miniature train that takes a 20-minute tour of the park.

If all that is not enough, downtown is just a few blocks away. Public bus routes come through the neighborhood and offer access to other parts of the city. 

Schools

Zilker Park Neighborhood, located in 78704  has 17 primary and secondary schools. One of the highest rated schools is Zilker Elementary School, which has a rating of 10. It has 567 students. The public schools in Zilker Park Neighborhood are part of Austin Independent School District. Texas School For The Deaf is close by and nearby University Of Texas University Charter School. 

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