Zilker Homes For Sale
Situated just across the water from downtown Austin and directly beside the renowned Zilker Park, the community of Zilker is among the most desirable places to live in Austin because of its central location and incredible green spaces. Those who buy Zilker homes for sale can easily access Austin's nightlife and urban amenities in as little as five minutes, or take advantage of the many outdoor activities available within the neighborhood. A variety of trendy cafes, restaurants, and shops also compliment the diverse Zilker real estate market, so there is truly something for everyone.
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Many types of home buyers are drawn to Zilker not only because of its location and wide range of amenities, but also because of the variety of attractive homes available. Zilker real estate features single-family homes built over many decades, from the 1930s all the way until present day. These homes vary in architectural styles, as you'll find mid-century cottages and bungalows planted next to modern and newer traditional homes on heavily tree-lined residential streets.
Zilker homes for sale are also quite family-friendly, as they include fairly spacious floor plans and are located on generously sized lots, especially when you consider the central location of the neighborhood. Large trees on each property add a scenic element to the yard and give residents a sense of privacy. Inside you'll find upwards of three bedrooms and modern appliances, plus newer homes boast several energy-efficient features.
Zilker also includes a healthy condo market, with modern units and upscale amenities within newer buildings providing attractive options for singles, first-time buyers, or downsizers. You won't have to worry about mowing the lawn or cleaning several different rooms in these units. Instead you can use your additional free time to explore the neighborhood and take advantage its outdoor recreational opportunities.
Zilker Community Highlights
Zilker is widely considered Austin's greenest neighborhood, with natural amenities that are second to none for an urban community. Some of the top walking trails in the city are spread along the shoreline at the north end of Zilker, and the following beloved parks are located nearby the community:
- Zilker Park - Austin's most esteemed park (read more details below)
- Barton Creek Greenbelt - over seven miles of trails and a natural swimming area
- Zilker Botanical Garden - beautiful flora and fauna
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden - amazing sculpture art by Charles Umlauf
- Butler Park & Butler Shores - views of downtown skyline and walking trails along the water
Families will be pleased to know that Zilker is part of the Austin Independent School District and both Zilker Elementary and Barton Hills Elementary are located within the neighborhood. Several middle and high schools are also located just outside the neighborhood's borders and KoSchool, a highly rated private school for Grades 6 to 12, is situated at the north end of the community.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered the crown jewel of the many amazing parks in Austin and features some of the most gorgeous sights and attractions in the city. This 40-acre park includes a plethora of lush green space and towering trees, along with the massive Barton Springs Pool, the Austin Nature and Science Center, and the aforementioned Zilker Botanical Garden and Umlauf Sculpture Garden.
Families can also take a ride on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train that runs through the park and adventurers can go for a canoe or kayak on Lady Bird Lake. You can also enjoy a picnic with the most breathtaking views of the downtown Austin skyline from almost anywhere in the park.
Zilker Park is also home to a number of major events, including the Zilker Park Kite Festival and South by Southwest music festival in the spring, and Austin City Limits music festival in the fall. Once the holiday season begins, the 155-foot Zilker Holiday Tree is illuminated.
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