University of Texas at Austin
- Average rating
Home to the Austin City Limits music festival, the Zilker Park area is a great place for older students looking to be further from the campus atmosphere and in close proximity to Downtown Austin.
Zilker brings endless opportunities for entertainment among residents. Dogs are not only allowed everywhere, but encouraged. Whether you’re kayaking on Town Lake, running your favorite trail, or checking out your favorite band, this area is famous locally for its outdoor activities.
You'll fall in love with:
The outdoors and popular music scene Zilker has to offer. Great northfacing views of the Downtown skyline.
What to expect
Animal lovers. A prominent exercise culture. Easily accessible watersports, such as paddleboarding and kayaking.
People in their 20s and 30s that love to be outside. If they’re not sleeping, they’re outdoors.
Moderate to high rent. The Zilker area is home to some of the newest complexes in Austin, but you will definitely have to pay for the proximity to downtown.
- Shake Shack: 15 minutes
- Alamo Drafthouse: 15 minutes
- Benji's Cantina: 20 minutes
- ACL Live: 26 minutes
- UT Campus: 20 minutes
Around the block
GET OUTSIDE: Zilker is popularly known among Austin residents as a place to get outside and have an afternoon swim or bring your dog out to play.