Welcome to Zilker
A charming blend of history, city life, and location
Welcome to Austin's vibrant and lively communities, home to posh mansions with luxury amenities and modern touches. These neighborhoods sharing a 78704 postal code make up some of southwest Austin’s most affluent and posh areas. Originally, the area was a combination of picturesque stone farm shares and natural habitats. Over the years, it has merged into a spectacle of Austin’s exciting city life. Today, Bouldin Creek, Travis Heights, and Zilker embody incomparable living spaces for today’s modern lifestyles — from modest and practical condominiums to opulent single-family homes, extravagant townhouses, and elegant mini-mansions. You’ll find a mix of classic and contemporary Southern-style homes scattered throughout the area. Regardless of the era or architectural style, everything is kept polished and aesthetically pleasing.
A drive or walk through these communities is a great way to get a sense of their amenity-laden streets. You'll pass by LeRoy Butler Park, which welcomes adventurers of all kinds off McKinney Springs Road, before arriving at the woman-owned Poubelle Market. On the other side of Lady Bird Lake stands Armstrong Garden Vineyard & Winery. Continuing back east towards Maury Park you'll find many one-of-a-kind boutiques. Needless to say, these neighborhoods are in a great location. Proximity to every section of Austin makes these areas a commuter’s paradise for those looking to get around without any added hassle.
What to Love
- Proximity to the main section of Austin
- Abundant greenery throughout the neighborhood
- Famous restaurants with many options for cuisine
- Tons of parks for outdoor activities
Life in the 78704 area is wonderful because it provides something for everyone. Busy professionals will be able to make the most of their free time, while families will have plenty to do together and impeccable schools to attend. Nearby Zilker has a "Culture Committee" that gives ideas and examples of ways to get involved in the community with programming and various opportunities throughout the year. These ideas and possibilities create a unified community vibe within a busy city atmosphere.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Many points of entertainment can be located somewhere on South Congress Ave, an iconic street stretching from south to central Austin. From Japanese to Mexican to creative American dishes, you’ll find a long list of options for great meals. Local favorites like Uchi
specialize in classic and fusion-style sushi. Dishes are fresh, with many fish flown in daily from either coast. Classic Texas Barbecue is a must while living in Austin. Classic recipes and rich sauces on high-quality cuts of meat can be savored at Terry Black’s Barbecue
. Your brunch needs can be met at Mattie’s
. American breakfast, lunch, and fusion dishes are served in a white, southern-styled home turned into a perfectly decored restaurant.
Things to Do
Visit the ACL Music Festival
, a world-renowned four-day music event that kicks off in early autumn. The festival features headliners from around the world. When the ACL Festival isn’t in session, visit The Continental Club
or the Broken Spoke
for live local music and great classic drinks. Stop by Barton Springs
’ outdoor park and pool for a chance to cool off during the summer heat. The waters are warm year round and the pool is spread over three acres, so you can swim leisurely or athletically if you’d like.