About North University
The North University neighborhood is one of the older and more gracious areas in all of Central Austin. Because the University of Texas is home to 50,000 students and an enormous number of support staff and professors, this area has long been in high demand by the same people who work and study on our famous 40 Acres. Stately homes line Duval Street as it travels north to Hyde Park, while mansions in both traditional and Craftsman styles are nestled between Speedway and Guadalupe.
Where is North University?
Located in the heart of Central Austin, the North University area begins just as you might expect–north of the University of Texas along Dean Keeton Boulevard (formerly 26th Street) and stretches to 38th Street and Hyde Park on the north. It is situated between Red River and Guadalupe streets on the east and west respectively and while the area is actually quite small, most residents consider the boundaries to be more expansive and generally think of the boundaries reaching west to Lamar Boulevard.
North University Amenities
Being so close to downtown and UT certainly has its advantages. Beautiful Pease Park is only minutes away, dining establishments abound around the campus area and for those who work in the area, there’s sufficient mass transit so that you may never need to start your car. There are also a number of ‘pocket’ parks in North University and it helps to have an inside line when it comes to finding them. Eastwoods Park, Adams-Hemphill Park and Sparky Park are close at hand for an afternoon of Frisbee or a blanket and a book on a sunny afternoon. With ample shopping, dining and grocery stores in the immediate vicinity, life in North University can be as simple as you make it!
North University content provided by Rebecca Kohout.