About Judge’s Hill
Judge’s Hill is a wonderful, small Downtown Austin neighborhood with an unique Austin history. Being the “original city neighborhood” of Austin, Judge’s Hill houses many of Austin’s original estates here – grand and otherwise. Some parts of the neighborhood feed Brykerwoods Elementary School. Others channel to Pease or Mathews Elementary Schools.
Judge’s Hill Location
Judge’s Hill is flanked by Martin Luther King Blvd to the north and 15th St. to the South. East / west its limits are Lamar and Rio Grande. If you know your map of Austin, you know this is a small area. But it packs a punch!
Just across from Lamar is Pease Park. To the north is the University of Texas at Austin. Southeast is the Capital. Go a bit further and there’s all of Downtown Austin at your disposal.
The Flavor of Judge’s Hill
It’s all here! In this neighborhood you’ll find grand, historic homes from the early 20th century. Some of these old grand homes were converted to wonderful condo buildings. You’ll also be able to spot some mid-century modern ranchers. Not to mention, some student-style apartment houses have moved in. It’s a real mix but retains a lovely, unique neighborhood feel.
Retail Areas near Judge’s Hill
The Judge’s Hill neighborhood is near many Austin arteries which lead to numerous Austin retail areas. For starters, take MLK to north on Guadalupe and you’re on “the drag”. This is where a lot of students hang out and accordingly, you’ll find the UT Co-op and numerous eateries. Guadalupe is also a great artery for getting to Downtown Austin and all its stores and restaurants. (On the way, stop at the Clay Pit for some Indian food.) For that matter, Lamar takes you right down to Wink and Whole Foods. Interested in Clarksville dining? W. Lynn and all its restaurants can be reached by heading down W 15th / Enfield.