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Zilker neighborhood is in the eclectic and coveted 78704 zip code. The neighborhood is most often associated with its neighbor and namesake, Zilker Park. While many Zilkerites are long-term residents, the highly-ranked Zilker Elementary School has also brought many new families to the neighborhood. In the neighborhood, you’ll find condos, duplexes, bungalows, fifties ranchers, new construction and an old farm house or three. Many of Zilker’s streets are lined with established oak and pecan trees.
Where is Zilker?
Zilker is located just south of Downtown Austin. East-West, the neighborhood runs from the railroad tracks just east of S Lamar over to Robert E Lee and Rabb Roads. The northern limit is Lady Bird Lake and Barton Skyway marks the boundary to the south. Zilker’s location provides easy access to Barton Springs Restaurant Row and the S. Lamar business district. Additionally, Zilker is one of the neighborhoods closest to Downtown with easy access to Whole Foods Market.
Zilker residents can easily enjoy many of Austin’s most popular natural wonders: Zilker Park, the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail, Barton Springs pool and Auditorium Shores are all close by. The neighborhood is also close to some of Austin’s cultural centers, including the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Palmer Event Center and the Long Center. For Austin quirk, try the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture on S. Lamar. The Saxon Pub, within Zilker, is a well-known music venue, while the Broken Spoke, just a neighborhood away, is one of the best two-stepping dance spots in Austin.