The Zilker neighborhood is an eclectic community situated two miles southwest of Downtown Austin next to Zilker Park. Many of the original homes were built in the 1920s, but today you can see a wide variety of styles, including bungalows, cottages, ranch homes, upscale contemporary homes, and condominiums. Proximity to the park and the preservation of heritage trees provide a lush setting, with pecan and live oak trees shielding homes from the summer sun. Zilker homes for sale enjoy easy access to the 350-acre "Jewel of Austin", Zilker Park. This park is home to the refreshing, spring-fed Barton Springs pool as well as Austin City Limits music Festival, Blues on the Green summer concert series, and the holiday Trail of Lights. Bordering the park is the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a 10-mile hike-and-bike trail providing outdoor recreation and pedestrian access to downtown. Along the eastern border of Zilker neighborhood is South Lamar Boulevard, a medley of high-end dining and boutique stores alongside lively bars and some of Austin's finest consignment shops. It is here that you will find award-winning sushi at Uchi, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, wine bars, funky coffee shops, art galleries and an array of food trucks. South Lamar Blvd and Barton Springs Road offer residents something to suit every budget and taste within a few miles of Zilker Park, Zilker Botanical Garden, and Butler Shores.
Barton Springs Pool
Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. Surrounded by grassy embankments, visitors to the pool can lounge in the shade of mature pecans, or find a sunny spot to sunbathe.
Zilker Botanical Gardens
Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 28 acres nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park in the heart of downtown Austin. This “jewel in the heart of Austin” features heritage live oaks set into a hillside, and offers a lush, shady respite from everyday urban life with panoramic views to downtown and beyond. Eighteen theme gardens are woven together with pathways, streams, and Koi-filled ponds, creating an urban oasis full of shaded hideaways, sunny lawn areas, and thousands of native and cultivated plants.
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