Welcome to Bryker Woods
Step into the past in this historic part of West Austin.
History matters, and in Bryker Woods, it’s essential. This is an exclusive, traditional neighborhood in the Old West Austin Historic District
. It was developed in the 1930s and still retains its design, integrity, and sense of community. In this highly desirable section of Austin, the streets are tree-lined with mature trees resulting from planning and foresight. They provide shade for the houses and green relief for the eyes. Bryker Woods somehow retains an "old Austin" feel, even though it is just a few minutes away from dynamic downtown Austin.
Many of the homes are older and well-kept, although there is a good mix of newer homes. Period bungalows and cottages can be found amid more modern and traditional new homes. Residency in Bryker Woods is highly prized because of its central location. Locals have easy access to the University of Texas and downtown Austin. It has many shops, spas, boutiques, and restaurants.
Our own Kim Zipfel
, lives, works and plays in Bryker Woods. Don't hesitate to contact her a call for all of your real estate needs.
What to love
- Well-planned, established neighborhood with active plans to remain so
- Vintage and retro-style homes with mature-tree-lined streets
- Convenient location to MoPac and travel throughout Austin
- Live music capital of the world
- Close to downtown restaurants, boutiques, and shopping centers
- Hiking and biking trail along Shoal Creek
- Historic and exclusive
The locals in Bryker Woods love and actively promote the residential feel of their neighborhood. They enjoy sitting on their front porches and are known to do so, and their inviting front yards are open and encourage interaction. The idea here is that people are the center of life, not cars or office buildings. Neighborhood gatherings, parties, and parades are common, and the whole area is walkable, with small restaurants and shops along the edges.
Dining, entertainment & shopping
For handmade pasta and the best Italian cuisine in town, residents head to Olive & June
, and the shrimp linguine is a must-try. You can’t get more American than having old-fashioned milk and cookies at Tiny Boxwoods
, although the BBQ salmon is fantastic also. Anderson's Coffee is the best place to buy coffee in Austin, and the Guatemala Antigua gets five stars. When you want the best prime meats, there’s always Lee’s Meat Market
, although they also have prepared foods including salads, tacos, sandwiches, casseroles, and more.
The Paramount Theatre
dates back to 1915 and is home to classic films and live performances of comedy, music, and more. For contemporary art exhibits that are constantly changing and exciting, The Contemporary Austin
is an excellent way to spend the day. Outdoor lovers who enjoy hiking and biking will love the Shoal Creek Trail
, with miles and miles of green space right in the heart of Austin. There’s also the 84-acre Pease Park
with its many hiking and biking trails, splash pad, art installations, playground, and volleyball courts.
Things to do
The Bryker Woods Annual Fourth of July Parade
starts with coffee and proceeds with decorated bikes, wagons, pets, people, etc. There are food trucks, beer, and live music. The Fall Carnival
held at Bryker Woods Elementary School boasts Halloween costumes, carnival booths, food trucks, and a sweet shop. Golf lovers will appreciate the Hancock Course
with its par 35, 9-hole course along Waller Creek.
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