Conveniently located only 10 minutes away from downtown, historic Hyde Park is considered Austin’s first suburb. With its proximity to The University of Texas, this eclectic neighborhood is known for attracting free-spirited thinkers and has held fast to its bohemian charm. This area’s shady, tree-lined streets are decorated with vividly colored Craftsman-style bungalows, detailed Queen Annes, and gabled Tudor Revivals dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. With well-tended sidewalks and shaded front porches, neighbors in this hip little village tend to be a close-knit, friendly group who know and greet each other in the neighborhood restaurants and cafes. Residents of this area also tend to be very active in the community, particularly in preserving the atmosphere of Hyde Park’s unique treasures like the Elisabet Ney Museum, Fire Station #9, a Moonlight Tower, Shipe Park & Pool, and Avenue B Grocery & Market. With Clusters of homegrown, non-chain restaurants, local retail stores, and shops, art galleries, parks, and playgrounds, residents in this area advocate for limiting development and strongly support their green spaces. Hyde Park is a calm, self-contained oasis with a sense of safety and community that feels entirely impervious to the frenetic energy of its busy city borders.