Zilker, an iconic neighborhood nestled in the heart of Austin, Texas, offers a unique blend of urban living and natural beauty. Situated just south of downtown Austin, this eclectic neighborhood is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, outdoor recreation, and its proximity to the iconic Zilker Park.


Living in Zilker means immersing yourself in the essence of Austin's famous "Keep Austin Weird" culture. The neighborhood is a hub for musicians, artists, and creative souls, with numerous music venues, art galleries, and quirky shops lining the streets.


Zilker Park, Austin's beloved green oasis, serves as the neighborhood's backyard. It's home to the Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed swimming pool, and the Zilker Botanical Garden, providing opportunities for relaxation and outdoor adventures. The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, hosted in Zilker Park, draws music lovers from around the world.


The neighborhood's culinary scene is equally impressive, with a plethora of food trucks, coffee shops, and acclaimed restaurants. Residents can savor diverse cuisines and enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences.


Zilker is a haven for those who value an active lifestyle, with numerous hiking and biking trails, including the scenic Barton Creek Greenbelt, just steps away. Lady Bird Lake offers kayaking, paddleboarding, and scenic trails for runners and bikers.


Real estate in Zilker varies from charming historic bungalows to contemporary condos, catering to a wide range of preferences. The community's tight-knit atmosphere fosters a sense of belonging and pride among residents.


In summary, Zilker is Austin's cultural epicenter, offering a dynamic blend of creativity, outdoor adventure, and community spirit. Its proximity to iconic attractions like Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake makes it a prime location for those who want to experience the very heart and soul of Austin, Texas.

Overview for Zilker, TX

9,827 people live in Zilker, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $81,067. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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35 years

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Around Zilker, TX

There's plenty to do around Zilker, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Citrusnade, Lovejoy Bakery, and Lumos Fitness Collective.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.62 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.27 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.73 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Zilker, TX

Zilker has 5,221 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Zilker do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,827 people call Zilker home. The population density is 10,971.684 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Zilker, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Zilker. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Integerity Academy
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