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About Bouldin Creek
Bouldin Creek was developed in the early part of the twentieth century. Most homes were built in the 1920s, but historic Victorian residences can be found sprinkled among the typical cottages and bungalows. The area was considered to be on the ‘outskirts’ of Austin in the ’20s and ’30s. Noted for it’s diversity, the neighborhood is home to a wide variety of people and cultures.
Where is Bouldin Creek?
Bouldin Creek neighborhood is located just south of Lady Bird Lake and Auditorium Shores in South Central Austin. Literally a stone’s throw from downtown (assuming you can throw a stone across the lake) the area is bounded by South Congress on the east, Bouldin Creek at South Lamar on the west and Oltorf on the south. While it’s still in the 78704 zip code, you’ll find people referring to it as part of SoCo (South Congress). In fact it existed long before the catchy SoCo and the all-volunteer Bouldin Creek neighborhood association is one of the oldest in Austin, being founded in 1971.
Bouldin Creek Attractions
A number of Austin’s institutions call Bouldin Creek home, the most famous of them being the 1894 mansion known as Green Pastures. This Victorian restaurant was once the home of activist John Henry Faulk, a local Austin icon. Bounded on the north by Auditorium Shores, the neighborhood is within minutes of the Long Center for Performing Arts, hiking trails, and many restaurants located along Riverside Drive. The Texas School for the Deaf, founded in 1856, is the largest commercial establishment in the area with its 65 acres of campus facilities. Finally, you’ll want to cruise the heart of Bouldin Creek… South First Street. With its combination of Mexican restaurants, clubs, art shops and cafes South First one of the most popular destinations for fun in all of Austin!
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